Despite having over 30 law enforcement agencies, Washington DC still has the highest crime rate in the US. With politics and indifference being a large factor in this, the city hires Newark... See full summary »
Craig T. Nelson,
Roger Aaron Brown,
Sean Patrick Thomas
An operative for the CIA (Brown) is captured and interrogated by Korean officials; his bosses, in order to protect national security, decide to bring an old operative (Berenger) out of ... See full summary »
While pulling lobster traps from the sea, fishing couple Sara and Ben recover a buoy containing half a million dollars. Ben hopes to use the money on booze and babes while Sara sees the ... See full summary »
David Swain is a successful lawyer with political aspirations and he decides to form an organization called the National Justice Project that sets out to help those who were wrongfully ... See full summary »
The show was originally conceived as a look at how the CIA was surviving in the post-Cold War era. When the World Trade Center was destroyed, it changed the entire focus of the show and required the replacement of the character of Alex Pierce. See more »
[about Lex and his computer]
Are you going to go on withdrawal if you're away from that thing for too long?
Yup. And you wouldn't like the drooling and twitching.
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Incredibly well-researched and thought-provoking drama
I rarely watch network TV for anything more than an occasional graze, but since Daniel Benzali joined the cast, the Agency is my one unbreakable weekly appointment with a network show. The three-way relationship between Bridges, Carroll, and he has just the right edge. And, Carroll works so much better with both of them than he did with the holier-than-thou Pierce (insipidly played by Ronny Cox, a normally fine actor in the wrong role). In fact the series has improved markedly with every addition AND DELETION. The feckless Gil Bellows was the only agent who seemed not to belong, and he left in a fitting and dynamic demise. Speight gets better and better, and works well with Clennon and Turco.
But, what really rocks me is the even-handedness of the scripts, dealing head-on with terrorist issues more objectively and evenhandedly than our media dare to, and not a false note has been struck all year since this show came to be. Any show boasting Wolfgang Peterson and Shaun Cassidy as co-producers can be expected to be unusual, and the Agency succeeds in being anything BUT run-of-the-mill. Long may it run!
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