Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot1 June 2008
During the course of her birthday, US Marshal Mary Shannon tries to find out how a mob hit-man's son under her protection in WITSEC became one of the victims in a double homicide.
8 June 2008
Mary protects a 10-year-old witness from being returned to his father, but as the story unfolds learns new information about the boy she's protecting.
15 June 2008
Diamond thief, bigamist, and con-artist Teri Ranzino (aka Trudy Wainright, Tenley Bishop, Toni Denard, Tress Stevenson), is put into Witsec after stealing 10 million dollars in raw diamonds from her latest clueless husband/mark, getting arrested by the FBI, agreeing to divulge the whereabouts of 20 million dollars worth of illegal conflict diamonds, and giving up the identities of the men conspiring to sell them. After settling in to her new life, the now-Trenna Morris, find a new rich man to marry, claims she really loves this one, and ropes Mary into being a bridesmaid. When the diamond smuggler, Ngwama Mubutu, sees her picture in the paper, however, "happily ever after" may not be in her future. Raphael proposes to Mary after being called up to the Majors, with disastrous results.
22 June 2008
Horst Vanderhoff, who reportedly works for a high-priced contract killer, gets popped by the F.B.I. negotiating a hit. With promises of delivering the boss, Lola, he goes into Witsec. While transporting Horst, Mary and Marshall are ambushed in the middle of nowhere, Marshall is shot, but they manage to force the would-be killers to retreat. Finding an abandoned building, they take cover and prepare to defend themselves when the assassins return at nightfall to finish the job.
29 June 2008
After setting her cheating, art thieving husband up for the F.B.I., Marci and Jay Allen (now Arnstein) are placed into WITSEC, because the art smugglers/fugitives Jay worked with, are still at-large. As retaliation for his wife's betrayal, and as part of his deal with the D.O.J., Jay insists on bring his mistress into the program as well. Unfortunately for him, after six months, he tries to turn over a new leaf by getting Mary to re-relocate his mistress, Kay, moments before she shows up drunk at an art show, exposing Jay's secret to his wife. Shortly afterwards, Jay is critically shot. This begs the question... who shot Jay Arnstein? The scorned wife? The jilted lover? The smugglers? Or could it be some new, unknown threat? While recovering from a sports injury, Raf is laid-up at Mary's where he and her adversarial sister, Brandi, get a chance to know each other better.
6 July 2008
10 years earlier - Following a street basketball game, and free-throw practice, orphaned Scott Worley and his baby brother Chris, witness the execution of one bookie by another, followed by threats of "You know what happens to snitches". Testifying landed them in the program as Marshal Mary Shannon's first protectees. Present day finds Scott owning an auto-repair business, and young Chris as a rising basketball star in college. Mary soon discovers that Chris has developed a serious gambling problem and is in thirty-thousand deep with his bookie. Unable to pay the debt, the bookie, Bill Donner, abducts Scott to force Chris to throw a ball game, leaving Mary and Marshall in a race against the clock... the time clock. Jinx gets news that her husband is going to be declared dead. Marshall hooks up with his former teacher's assistant he had in college, who gives him a different type of education.
13 July 2008
When teenager Iris McBride witnesses her boyfriend, Lawrence, being shot by a member of a violent Hispanic gang, she and her family must enter WITSEC to prevent retaliation for her planned ID and testimony. Iris's arrogant father, Dr. McBride, now Dr. Morris, goes ballistic, refusing to accept his forced circumstance, making life difficult for his family and the Marshal's alike. Fed up with his new lifestyle that he feels is beneath him, he tries to make his wife choose him, and their old life, over his daughter. Overhearing her Father's plan to leave the program, leaving her in it alone, but not hearing her Mother's refusal, Iris runs away. Lily, the "Morris's" youngest daughter divulges a secret she and Iris have been keeping about the shooting that changes everything. Brandi and Raph become closer.
20 July 2008
Donald Ferguson, who's under Mary's watch, dies in a suspicious car accident and it is up to Mary and Marshall to find out if it was just an accident or if it has something to do with the O'Connor family from his old life when he was known as Donald Fraser. Meanwhile, Brandi continues to flirt with Raphael despite Jinx warning her not to.
27 July 2008
Over a year earlier, Mary had a tryst with an ex-cop/witness from Chicago, who is now being accused of murdering a cop in Albuquerque...also a former officer from Chicago. Mary and Marshall work to prove his innocence.
3 August 2008
Two witness protectees, Tasha and Sergei, in the program for two unrelated cases, meet accidentally through a dating service, and discover each others' secret when Tasha catches Mary and Marshall at Sergei's house. Tasha and Sergei fight to stay together, until Mary discovers Sergei's enterprising new www.side-line, staring clueless, naked Tasha. Brandi boyfriend, Chuck, arranges a drug-buy for the methamphetamine she has been holding for him, with a man named "Spanky". When Brandi discovers an infant in the hotel bathtub of Spanky's front-team, Russell and Rachel, she wakes up to the reality of what she is doing, backs out, turning them in to the police instead.
Season 1, Episode 11: Stan by Me10 August 2008
Mary is abducted leaving a studio where her mother, Jinx, is auditioning for a musical, by blundering drug thugs who think she is Brandi, who really has stolen their drugs... twenty pounds of pure Meth. Brandi's New Jersey boyfriend, Chuck, is abducted by the thugs as well, after the drug dealers shoot and kill two F.B.I. agents in Chucks home, who had arrested him, and arranged to place him into WITSEC for his testimony about the drug ring. With precious few clues to go on, the Albuquerque P.D., the F.B.I., and the Inspectors for WITSEC forge a joint task-force to figure out who has kidnapped her, and hopefully rescue Mary from her abductors, before it's too late. Certain truths about Brandi are coming to light to the authorities.
17 August 2008
The family regroups after Mary's ordeal; Marshall & Stan deal with Spanky.
19 April 2009
Mary is placed on administrative leave pending the investigation of the FBI's raid on her house at the conclusion of the previous season. (The FBI unsuccessfully searched Mary's house for the drugs that her sister Brandi was holding for Brandi's boyfriend, Chuck.) While on leave, Mary's cases are given to Marshall, but Mary is allowed to work unofficially -- as Marshall's deputy -- when one of Mary's witnesses, who had been taken into the program 17 years earlier, dies under mysterious circumstances.
26 April 2009
Mary tries to cajole a reluctant marijuana grower (and user) to testify against his former partners who are being prosecuted for the murder of a DEA agent six months earlier -- or else he and his family will be dropped from the WITSEC program and he'll be prosecuted for the murder. In the meantime, in the continuing fallout from the investigation of Brandi's possible drug possession and Mary's kidnapping, Mary is shadowed by a psychologist who will determine whether Mary can be returned to full status with the Marshal's Office.
3 May 2009
A woman with three children who tries to find a man who can take care of them, hooks up with a criminal. When the man is arrested and she agrees to testify against him, so she enters the Witness Protection Program under Mary's supervision. When she continues to get a man, her eldest son is tired of it and Mary offers to help him get emancipated.
10 May 2009
One of Mary's witnesses, an ex-mercenary who was supposed to testify against a former partner who killed 17 innocent people while assassinating a Mexican kidnapper, is trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building. Mary manages to reach his side and tries to keep him alive, in part by providing him with medical aid, and - because his face has been shown on television - by shielding him from other mercenaries who might target him while he is trapped. In the meantime, Brandi tries to apologize to Peter Alpert, the coordinator of the AA group whom she deceived by posing as Jinx.
17 May 2009
A Jewish man from New York who, wanting to raise some money so that he and his wife could start a family, went into business with some Albanian criminals and used his father in law's business as a cover. But when the FBI assumed his father in law was the one associating with the Albanians and came to arrest him, he came forward. But his wife shunned him. He entered the Witness Protection Program and spent most of his time longing for his wife. One day he informs Mary that someone is following him. She learns that he was not sent by the Albanians but is a Rabbi from New York. The Rabbi was sent by his wife, who wants a divorce, so he has to sign something. He refuses to do it unless his wife tells him herself. So she comes to New Mexico and he learns something she's been keeping from him which makes him unwilling to give her what she wants.
31 May 2009
The Albuquerque P.D. finds a body buried and with it Stan's old id. When Stan arrives he says he thinks the body was the first witness he handled: a comedian named Willie Rip. Willie was performing in a club owned by criminals at that time and saw them kill someone. The criminals were about to kill him when his girlfriend Gwen saved him, and following this they both entered the witness relocation program. Stan misses out details of Gwen when re-telling the story for Dershowitz. And when Dershowitz asks for the man's file, Stan withholds part of it.
7 June 2009
Marshall is assigned to handle the case of Norman Baker, an engineer who designed a bridge that later collapsed. Baker testifies against Karl Hogeland, the head of the construction firm that built the bridge, but Hogeland and several relatives of those killed in the collapse still threaten Baker's safety. After a year in the WITSEC program, however, Baker continues to be obsessed with proving that the collapse wasn't his fault. In the meantime, Brandi continues to be pursued by Peter Alpert, whom she met while covering for her mother at AA.
14 June 2009
Mary's witness, Dennis Stewart, testified against another convict in a prison stabbing case. Mary gets Dennis a job in a flower shop owned by her friend Colin, an ex-biker. When Colin gets violently stabbed at work one day, however, Mary and Det. Dershowitz reluctantly begin to wonder if Dennis, despite his mild persona, might have been capable of this crime - particularly when some unexplained stabbings show up in his past. While this is going on, Jinx and Brandi receive a visitor who brings them startling news about Jinx' estranged husband.
21 June 2009
Months after the investigation of Mary's kidnapping, and the FBI's unsuccessful raid seeking methamphetamine at Mary's house, the FBI arrests Brandi on drug charges stemming from that investigation. Wondering where the FBI got new information to bring the charges, Mary asks Stan's help to sweep her house for bugs, and they discover a device planted in one of the walls. Mary learns that the young woman who recently came to visit Jinx might be her half-sister - but suspects that that woman might actually have been part of an FBI ruse.
28 June 2009
Mary's newest witness is a security officer from Chicago named Ed Fogerty, who becomes enraged when told that his placement with WITSEC means that he cannot have visitation with his son Miles. Not wanting Ed to bolt from the program, Mary and Marshall try to arrange for Ed to have visitation with Miles that is supervised by the Marshal's Service. But they discover that the address and telephone number for Ed's ex-wife seem to be phony - and then become bewildered as they gradually conclude that Ed's son never existed.
Season 2, Episode 11: Jailbait12 July 2009
Jesus Moreno, a former lieutenant to a Miami crime boss, enters the WITSEC program after his wife is gunned down by his former employer's gunmen. Accompanying him into the program is his 18 year-old daughter Olivia, who also witnessed her mother's murder - and whose rebellious behavior creates regular conflict with her father. The plans for Moreno's upcoming testimony against his former boss are hobbled, however, when Olivia disappears on the eve of the trial. As Mary deals with the problems in the Moreno family, she is also confronted with a surprise visit by Rafael's mother from the Dominican Republic. She has made the trip to celebrate Mary and Rafael's engagement - even though Mary actually rejected Rafael's marriage proposal several months before.
19 July 2009
Someone from Washington comes to New Mexico to shoot a new U.S. Marshalls training video and they are instructed to give the director any help they can. And Mary balks at it so Marshall offers to be the technical advisor but when he learns that the son of one his witnesses, Joseph Tancredi has died, he has to go tell him. Joseph wants to go to the funeral but WITSEC rules forbids it. So Joseph decides to leave the program. Marshall then decides to use his vacation and accompany him to Chicago. Mary in the meantime is not being a team player with the director.
26 July 2009
A master counterfeiter goes into Witness Protection after she discovers her girlfriend and partner in crime cheating on her with one of her male business partners.
2 August 2009
A Wall Street fund manager entering WITSEC with his wife wants to give away all his assets, amounting to $137-million.
9 August 2009
A special witness is brought to WITSEC - a woman from Latin America named Francesca Leandra, who barely escaped assassination in her home country because of her political activities. The State Department asks that WITSEC assign Mary to her full time, and Mary initially likes staying in the palatial home the government has found for her. But Francesca rebels against the opulent surroundings, and insists upon relocation to the most crime-ridden part of Albuquerque. This leads to a series of confrontations with the gang members in that part of town - and eventually, to Mary getting shot while trying to protect Francesca.
31 March 2010
A former high line thief from Boston tries to give up crime for the sake of his teenage son, and Mary and Marshall search for the person who nearly killed Mary in the season two cliffhanger.
7 April 2010
A break in threatens the security of the first witnesses Mary and Marshall handled together, prompting flash backs to the way Mary joined WitSec.
14 April 2010
An ATF agent is shot by a weapons dealer he was working on. He ends up in a coma and wakes up a few years later. He is told that he is now in the Witness Protection Program and Mary's in charge of him. He asks to see his girlfriend. Mary says she'll do what she can. Raphael's aunt comes for a visit and questions Mary about her plans with Raphael. The agent meets with the prosecutor who tells him that his partner, who at the time of his shooting was addictive to pain killers which made him unconscious when he was suppose to back his partner. So they need his testimony to put the man who shot him away. And it's not a good time for him to see his girlfriend. After he leaves, the prosecutor tells everyone including Mary that his partner and girlfriend are now married. They try to convince him to wait after the trial but he bolts to see her.
21 April 2010
Mary and Marshall try to help FBI Agent Mike Faber convince his informant to enter WITSEC. Despite their best efforts, the informant refuses their protection and gets himself into a heap of trouble. After Mary, Marshall and Agent Faber save the informant from certain death, he and his family join Witsec. Meanwhile, Stan has to deal with an ex-boxer/witness suffering from pugilistic dementia.
28 April 2010
When Mary's new witness, Dominic, a socio-pathic former hit man with a love of explosives, falls in love for the first time, Mary hopes he will finally have a shot at normalcy and redemption. Unfortunately, it all goes pear shaped when his would-be-girlfriend, Naomi, breaks Dom's heart. Mary races to stop Dominic from taking out his pain in the form of an explosive device meant for Naomi. Meanwhile Mary deals with her own regrets after her break up with Raph.
5 May 2010
When a hardened bank robber who's been in Witsec in prison for decades is finally paroled, it falls to Mary to help him acclimate to life on the outside and keep him from falling back into a life of crime. Meanwhile, when one of Mary's other witnesses becomes the victim of a revenge plot, Marshall steps in to help out -- only to find himself in a predicament when the witness prefers him to Mary.
12 May 2010
Mary is reunited with FBI agent Mike Faber, with whom she worked (and clashed) previously. This time the focus is on a new protected witness, Natalie Vickers, who assisted in a real estate housing scam that the FBI is investigating. Despite Natalie's entry into the WITSEC program, both Mary and Faber have their doubts about Natalie's commitment to the program when she seems to have no questions about how it will work - concerns that only deepen when she disappears and then reappears without explanation.
19 May 2010
The members of WITSEC join other U.S. Marshals to help with an annual roundup of fugitives. This poses a problem for Mary's regular partner, Marshall, who is joined for this exercise by his father, who is also a U.S. Marshal (though not involved in witness protection) and very much "old school" - including the high standard to which he holds his sometimes sensitive, intellectual son. Then things become complicated when Marshall believes he recognizes one of his protected witnesses fleeing from a scene where several fugitives are apprehended.
2 June 2010
Mary's new witness, Mia Cusato, comes to WITSEC with abundant evidence about the crime family of which she was a part. She confides in Mary, however, that she is dying of cancer and likely has only weeks or months to live - which may compromise her value as a protected witness. Marshall also struggles with the personal problems of one of his witnesses - a closeted gay man who has secretly brought his lover along into his new life in witness protection. Meanwhile, Mary's mother finally meets with Mary's and Brandy's half-brother Scott, one of the children from the new family their missing father had after he dropped out of their lives.
9 June 2010
Mary is assigned to protect a witness named Judy Wagrowski, whose extraordinary mathematical abilities allowed her to keep all the financial records of a numbers racket in her head. That skill, however, is the result of her Asperger's Syndrome, which also makes it difficult for her to understand figures of speech or to keep the secrets necessary to remain a protected witness. Judy also has trouble breaking her ties with Larry Silvers, one of the suspects she will testify against, whom she regards as her only friend. At the same time, Marshall and Stan try to help a nurse secure the green card she was promised as part of her agreement to testify - meeting with puzzling resistance on the part of the INS.
16 June 2010
Mary helps her latest witness, a homeless man who's struggling with the program, find his birth parents. But the search could cause more problems than she anticipated. Elsewhere, Scott asks to borrow more money, raising a red flag for Brandi.
23 June 2010
Mary plays "stepmother" to a rebellious 16 year-old witness of a jewelry heist whose separated parents are too self-involved to deal with their teenaged daughter's issues. At a family reunion, Marshall suspects that a witness has sold out his brother. Brandi takes care of Scott after he is assaulted under mysterious circumstances.
30 June 2010
A priest, who witnesses the murder of a stripper, is all too eager to leave the priesthood when he joins WitSec but hesitant to cut off ties with the victim's family. Stan struggles with telling a deceased witness's daughter the truth about her delinquent father. Brandi decides to move in with Peter while Jinx returns and offers Mary motherly advice on dating.
1 May 2011
Mary uses a thief to catch a thief when she asks a witness to consult on a crime in order to exonerate Brandi of grand theft auto.
8 May 2011
Mary helps a paranoid whistle-blower connect with his son.
15 May 2011
When a Financial clerk sees a murder happen in front of him, he is forced to enter the program, but refuses to take down his friend's wife, who he is madly in love with. In Romeo and Juliet kind of love, these two star-crossed lovers will do anything to be together.
22 May 2011
Mary helps a Miss Congeniality teenage pageant queen cope when she suddenly realizes that she's spent her entire life in the witness protect program - but didn't know it.
5 June 2011
Mary's latest witness is a smooth-talking con man, who finds it impossible to leave behind his life of swindling other people even while in the witness protection program. But despite discovering that he has failed to leave his old ways behind, Mary is even more frustrated to learn that his inside connections to a major weapons trafficker make it impossible for the federal government to drop him from WITSEC -- and instead requires that she and Marshall go undercover with him to try to catch the weapons dealer.
12 June 2011
After a young Amish woman witnesses another member of her community gunned down by members of a biker gang, she and her husband reluctantly enter WITSEC under Mary's and Marshall's supervision. Soon, however, it begins to appear that her husband likes leaving the restrictions of Amish life behind much better than his wife, making it difficult for her to adjust to the ways of "the English." In the meantime, Mary becomes increasingly puzzled by her sudden weight gain, craving for sweets, and revulsion at the taste of coffee.
19 June 2011
Mary must help a terminally ill father heal a tarnished relationship with his distant children.
26 June 2011
Mary is in charge of a Hindu family with strong traditions. In order to keep everyone safe, she counsels a divorcing couple in WITSEC. In the process, Mary learns about Hindu tradition so that she can bring the family closer together rather than apart.
10 July 2011
Mary gets a WITSEC two-fer, when a witness is forced to enter the program after being mistaken for his "evil" twin brother. Not only must she protect the pair from their enemies, but also from each other.
17 July 2011
When Mary's WITSEC mandated road trip turns into an introspective odyssey, Marshall and Stan are left to deal with a rockstar witness and her overbearing mother.
24 July 2011
Mary helps protect a guilt-ridden army veteran, while butting heads with his JAG attorney.
31 July 2011
Mary learns all the joys of childbirth while protecting a courtesan from the gangster that impregnated her. Although Mary may be immune to her charms, can a seductress truly ever be trusted?
7 August 2011
On the day of her sister's wedding, Mary is flown to Miami in order to protect her least favorite witness from hired mercenaries.
16 March 2012
Mary sees whether she can balance motherhood with a demanding profession and a dysfunctional home life, or if she will put her baby up for adoption.
23 March 2012
Mary brings the baby to work when she can't find anyone to take care of her. And things are hectic. One of her witnesses, Beth thinks that her landlord is out to get her. Marshall has to deal with a female inmate who's a racist who's being threatened by every minority in the prison. Mashall tries to tell her to tone down her attitude but she's proud of who she is. And Carlos calls Mary telling her he's having another of his visions. And Stan learns from the Assistant Director that someone is thinking of shutting down the New Mexico office. And she's willing to keep it open in exchange for his supporting her when she makes a move to be Director.
30 March 2012
A former Navy SEAL who now works for an Indonesian warlord, is arrested when he poses as an FBI agent to track down someone the warlord wants dead. He's taken to WITSEC and is at first reluctant to accept because the man he works for and his partner, Bo will make sure he doesn't talk. He asks to go outside so Marshall takes him to the roof and he jumps down and escapes in Delia's car. They find the car just outside an Indian reservation, where they don't have any authority. But Mary and Marshall enter anyway. But a reservation cop finds them and tells they have to talk to the Chief of Police. He allows them to find the man but only if one of his cops goes with him. And the one he assigns is the one they had encountered earlier. They follow his trail but he doubles back to the car and shoots the Chief who was there. And it turns out the Chief is the father of the cop who is assigned to Mary and Marshall. Finding the man has just become personal for her.
6 April 2012
A man who sells pharmaceuticals to doctors, witnesses one of his clients, do something illegal. So he testifies and enters WITSEC along with his family. His daughter who plays lacrosse is told she has to stop because she was so good that they could be discovered and her whole family could be placed in jeopardy. A few months in, Mary and Marshall learn the man is seeing another woman, they learn that she's also his wife. She's allowed into WITSEC but she has to be told about her husband's other family and vice versa and that's when things get messed up. And his daughter disappears.
13 April 2012
Mary tries to protect a performing drag queen who can't seem to keep himself off the stage.
20 April 2012
After being on the run from the FBI for three decades, Mary's father is finally in custody, but he wants to make a deal to protect his family.
27 April 2012
While under FBI investigation, Mary must slip her tail, and then find and re-apprehend her father.
4 May 2012
Mary is trying to figure out what to do with her father's remains. Jinx and Brandy who is pregnant show up. Jinx wants to have a memorial for Mary's father but Mary wonders why; it's not like there are people who knew him fondly. And with Marshall and Abigail's wedding approaching but Marshall is spending a lot of time with Mary, helping her. Abigail wants him to be honest about his feelings for Mary. So he tries to talk to Mary but she's very busy with what to do with her father and the memorial, and she has a new witness, a teen age model whom she expects to be prissy. But she's afraid and uncertain of what she's going to do because for the last few years people have been telling her what to do. Marshall tries to talk to Mary at the memorial but the lights go out and they go to the basement to fix the lights and they find something Mary's father left for her baby which Mary doesn't want to accept. And the future of the New Mexico office is uncertain.
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