Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 17 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Robert Davi ...  Agent Bailey Malone 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Julian McMahon ...  Det. John Grant 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Roma Maffia ...  Grace Alvarez 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Peter Frechette ...  George Fraley 82 episodes, 1996-2000
Ally Walker ...  Dr. Samantha 'Sam' Waters 64 episodes, 1996-1999
Erica Gimpel ...  Angel Brown 45 episodes, 1996-1999
Dennis Christopher ...  Jack of All Trades / ... 32 episodes, 1996-1999
Caitlin Wachs ...  Chloe Waters 41 episodes, 1996-1998


Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF investigates and solves such crimes, and continually chases the elusive man known anonymously as Jack, who has haunted Dr. Waters for years. Written by Ari Herzog <>

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Throughout the series the producers used stylized visual sequences to illustrate Sam's intuitive leaps. Because the show debuted at the same time as the similarly themed "Millennium (1996)," which stared a profiler with actual psychic abilities illustrated with similar stylized segments, many assumed that Sam was supposed to be psychic. In reality the flashes were never supposed to be psychic. Instead they were supposed to illustrate Sam's thought process as she made intuitive leaps. See more »


Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: Maybe he's destroying perfection.
Bailey Malone: Guess I'd better lock my doors.
Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters: I think you can rest easy, Bailey.
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Crazy Credits

The actor Dennis Christopher, who plays "Jack", is never credited as Dennis Christopher, the credits just say "and jack". This is because the identity of Jack is a secret (for the characters in the series, they don't know who he is), his identity is unmasked in the first two episodes of the 4th season, from this moment he is credited as "dennis christopher as jack" in the credits. (There are two episodes, where he is credited in his role as "Albert Newquay", in fact, "Albert Newquay" is "Jack", also revealed in the meantioned episodes). See more »


Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Abduction (1998) See more »

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i wish it was still on
25 September 2004 | by courtz213See all my reviews

I started to watch this show in reruns (they are on at 4 am eastern time - great for insomniacs like me)on CourtTV and i absolutely LOVE it ... I'm sad that it was only on for 4 years. They need to resurrect this show! I do agree that Ally was better but the show was still addicting with Jamie. The "comedy" - one liners - that Roma's character come out with is great. The subject matter is so dark and involved that this aspect of Roma's character can make you laugh and the timing is always perfect. All of the characters mesh together so well and they bring a wonderful chemistry that makes the show. Overall, it is just a wonderful show and i love it. It is hands down the best (although the ORIGINAL CSI is close :)

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21 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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