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1. 1- 1 401A 9 Jun 00 Pilot (1)
The protagonist, Darien Fox [the sidekick guy from Prey ], tries unsuccessfully to convince his estranged GF that he can turn invisible. A couple of MIBs kidnap him, on behalf of the US Government's Fish & Game Dept! This pretty much sets the tongue-in-cheek tone for the rest of the show.
The villains are a couple of Swiss capitalists who want to steal the invisibility process and sell it to the highest bidder. Odd - you'd think that the highest bidder would be the good old US of A!
Of note, the pilot double-ep has no title sequence.
Our hero is ordered to capture a rogue assassin, the Calavari, whose body fluids are toxic and can kill with a touch. However, it turns out that the Calavari is an Agency experiment, just like the Invisible Man.
Also, our hero's invisibility skill means that he can freeze things that he touches. No, it doesn't make much sense to me, either.
A VIP is assassinated by a well-camouflaged sniper, and the FBI claim jurisdiction. However, the killer accidentally shoots an endangered species of bird as well so our hero's bosses [the Dept of Fish & Game] get him involved.
The only witness is a young girl. She will only divulge what she saw to her invisible best friend ...
Tucker Smallwood [ Space: Above And Beyond ] pops up as a senior FBI agent. This episode was directed by Adam Nimoy.
The guys investigate a blind man who claims to be a medium. His predictions are often followed by suicides. He predicts that invisible-boy will murder his own partner in a rage brought on by the quicksilver in his body. Will he kill himself to save his friend, or will he lose his mind and become a murderer?
Invisible Guy gets curious about his Doc, the babe codenamed The Keeper. He discovers her secret, another scientific project gone bad. That's the third, and this is only episode six!
Yet more shady goings-on at US Intelligence. The Boss [Eddie Jones - Lois & Clark ] is framed for second degree murder, and his job is usurped by a yuppie.
The new boss plans to blackmail Fox into becoming an assassin, and wiping out people suspected of terrorism. Fox's sidekick asks Who's next? Saddam? Bin Laden? After September 11th, the answer may be different.
Darien's boss decides that from now on, the use of the Quicksilver [and the counteragent] will be rationed. Darien rejects the idea and storms out. However, back at his apartment he meets his mentor [ Priscilla Barnes ], who wants him to work with her on a 2-man burglary.
We see an interesting use of invisibility. Since light passes through him, he is undetectable to infrared beams.
9. 1- 9 408 4 Aug 00 The Value of Secrets
A woman is being stalked by her ex-husband ... Hobbs! Darien gets called in to bail out his wayward partner, who thinks that his Ex's new BF is up to no good. He then discovers that Hobbs' paranoia might not be unfounded.
The McGuffin is a lorry full of sniper rifles with heat-seeking ammunition. An illegal Arms Dealer is offering to pay less than ten thousand American dollars for each of them - a rediculously low amount!
Hobbs recieves a blow to the head, and the resulting brain damage means he nas no short-term memory. Every time he wakes up in hospital he has no idea where he is or how he got there. As a result, he does some midnight exploring and discovers some unofficial operations going on. Also, his female roommate is a homeless girl who is being given the VIP treatment for some strange reason ...
Strange how, for the second time in a row, Hobbs manages to stumble across villainy by sheer accident.
Someone beats The Official [Eddie Jones - Lois & Clark ] half to death.
It seems there was an earlier experiment to make an Invisible Man, but the subject is now invisible and insane. Worse, he is stalking Darien!
Fawkes discovers his brother is still alive.
Was The Official in a 1960s conspiracy?
Fox is harrassed by a couple of clueless State Troopers. Luckily, his partner fobs them off by claiming that he and Fox are the US Government's Paranormal Investigators. This leads to a nice reference to X-Files and Psi Factor .
Fox's partner Hobbs is hunted by agents of Red China. They blow him up in his car, and the Keeper expresses her extreme grief at his funeral.
Hobbs is actually imprisoned in the Chinese Embassy, because they think that he is the Invisible Man. Yes, the CIA don't know about the project but the PRC does! Even worse, the PRC know that the Invisible Man shows up on infra-red even when he does not reflect light in the visible spectrum.
Fawkes is blinded by a hitman. He befriends a blind woman.
Fawkes, Hobbs and the Keeper are seconded by Spy Game bureaucrat.
They are sent to a Latin American country to pose as a ghost to convince the superstitious PM to remove his country's best defence system [ICBM!].
An unknown enemy organisation also wants to undermine democracy, so it sends a femme fatale [who has a water-based superpower].
A Mad scientist experiments with the Intelligence gene. Hobbs is infected. They have to choose between Intellect and friendship.
The Keeper is brainwashed by Will Wheaton ( Star Trek: TNG ).
This is sequel to previous ep, The Value of Secrets. The supercomputer babe seeks Darien's help [he gets horny and accidentally turns parts of himself invisible].
Unknown enemies are kidnapping geniuses. The water-woman from the South American ep Ghost of a Chance is involved. They are a Survivalist Corp, with cryogenics technology.
Arnaud is selling a bioweapon. It gives Fawkes' gland the flu! He emits sick-silver!
The latino mutant babe takes Fawkes to Chrysalis HQ. He meets evil boss [English], who tries to recruit him.
The Official is sinister, and Fawkes must choose sides.
The team cheat at Arnaud's casino.
Fawkes steals cash, and Arnaud offers counteragent for the cash.
The Official cuts Fawkes off!
23. 1-23 422 30 Mar 01 Money for Nothing (2) 24. 1-24 423 6 Apr 01 It's a Small World
The Agency is no longer part of the Bureau of Fish & Game, they are now the investigative branch of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. To earn their keep they have to investigate a double-murder on an Indian Reservation. The only witness, a village Elder, claims it was the Wendigo - the Native American term for Bigfoot! Fox, his partner and the Keeper head out into the woods along with the Reservation's sheriff, in search of the killer. Did you ever wonder what animal the quicksilver gland came from?
The climax is somewhat reminiscent of the scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Luke is captured by the Wampa ...
The Agency has a new Field Agent - a babe named Alex Munroe. The team investigates a fertility clinic, and Hobbs and Alex pose as a married couple.
The villains are running an operation similar to Manticore in Dark Angel .
The Agency, now under the auspices of the Dept of Health & Human Services, has been hacked. If the hacker isn't caught the Agency will be compromised, so they plan to prevent this by shutting down the entire Agency. The computers, the production of counter-agent, everything.
The Boss's nerdy sidekick, Ebertz, is sent along with Hobbs and Foxx. He's a computer expert and he can take care of himself. However, something is amiss. An unknown person is helping the hacker, and Hobbs suspects it is Ebertz!
The Agency save a 12 year-old boy named Alan from Chrysalis. His hormone level is linked to explosives in his bloodstream.
Somehow, Darrien can contact and meet the Crysalis boss very quickly!
Eberts is reliable, useful - the writers are finally developing his character.
The episode starts with Fox, Hobbs and the babe Agent undercover in the US Post Office. Hobbs starts blasting away at assailants, but when the SWAT team arrives there is no sign of any shooters except Hobbs. Hobbs is taken to a shrink, and the whole story is told in flashback - three times!
The babe's POV shows us a weird comical caricature of Fox and Hobbs. Hobbs' POV is a wonderful Film Noir parody. Fox's POV is widescreen buddy-cop movie!
Fox has a medical problem, so the Keeper injects him. The personality of Fox's brother Kevin, developer of the gland, somehow asserts itself. The personality is complete with memories!
Kevin is the only real expert on the gland, and arch-villain Deveraux [who is now permanently invisible] needs his help. However, Kevin is less than expert at actually using the gland. Also, Kevin's relationship with the Keeper is rekindled.
Fox returns to his apartment and finds he has an intruder [Armin Shimerman - Star Trek: DS9 ]. The stranger is sensory-deprived, apparently the result of an experiment by Fox's brother, Kevin. When he discovers that Kevin is dead, the stranger shows Fox a US Government Asylum filled with botched experiments.
However, the thugs running the Asylum discover that someone is taking an unhealthy interest in them. Fox and Hobbs end up in conflict with the rival agency.
Fox goes undercover as a thief - well, more of a double-agent since he really was a thief. He is hired by some terrorists to help them obtain parts for their new super-weapon. However, he gets arrested and thrown back in prison - where some old enemies are waiting for him.
While Fox continues his undercover role in prison, Hobbs and Munroe carry on the work on the outside.
The villains are terrorists who are plotting to build an EMP device, something dangerous enough to take down airplanes. After 11th September 2001 this may be too close to reality for some people.
Fox hurts his back, and his doctor the Keeper orders him to get acupuncture. However, the acupuncturist takes Fox hostage by inserting remote-activated electrified needles into his pressure points. She forces him to steal some antique acuptuncture needles from a museum.
The Agency realise that Fox has gone rogue, so they call in Agent Munroe. Fox requests more counter-agent, so the entire Agency stakes out the handover. However, Fox realises that the only way to overcome the pain of the electrified needles is by descending into quicksilver madness!
Lady Lake (the Crysalis agent) bugs Darien.
The Keeper is infected with Quicksilver bacteria, and gets the Rage. All the unit end up infected!
The team save Brandy Ledford 's infant son. But Starke, boss of Crysalis, wants him back. Starke's wife tries to defect ...
Fawkes sees a spectre haunting a woman whose mom disappeared.
Christopher Neame [ B5 ] is a scientist.
The team go after a defected US assassin - Fawkes' father?
The Agency's budget has been taken by a rival organisation, the mysterious Agency of Sequestered Seclusion.
Our heroes investigate, but bite off more than they can chew. They wake up in The Community, more than slightly reminiscent of The Prisoner . The place is filled with CCTV cameras, patrolled by miniature helicopters, and even the salutes and the signpost font seem familiar. Inmates include a John Steed dress-alike and Hobbs' ex-partner.
Meanwhile, the Agency has problems of its own. The Keeper's equipment, all rented, is repossessed by the bailifs!
Armin Shimmerman is in prison. The Keeper is kidnapped, and gets injected with an insanity drug. Fawkes gets the Quicksilver madness.
The Secret Weapons Research Unit is after Armin Shimmerman - an amnesiac evil genius.
The Chinese have an invisible woman. Is she a defector or a terrorist?
While interrupting a Crysalis operation, Fox is struck by lightning. He wakes up in a hospital bed with complete amnesia. The Agency tries to track him down and recover him, but so does Crysalis!
Fox is stuck in a situation where he does not know who to trust. Crysalis tell him that they are the CIA and that he works for them. The other recurring villain, Arnaud the Permanently Invisible Man, tells Fox that they are genetically engineered brothers.
Crysalis have the gland, and intend mass-production.
The keeper acts tough [no Brandy Ledford this ep].
Clare cures Darien's madness with Renault's formula.
He quits The Agency, joins FBI.
Chrysalis uses invisible Locusts to attack crops.
This is the last ep of the series.
Vincent Ventresca and Paul Ben-Victor [I-Man] visit the casino. They are compulsive gamblers.
The Vitales (high-spending gamblers) seem to be yuppie vampires.
Delores' Amish cousin turns up to sow his wild oats.