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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer.

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1. Pilot

Street-wise undercover Federal agent Vinnie Ternanova is released from prison after serving a false rap to establish his cover, and infiltrates the organized-crime Syndicate in Atlantic City--where, with one slip of his cover, he could end up a dead man.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes Release date: September 16, 1987
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2. New Blood

In an attempt to take over Sonny Steelgrave's business, mob head Paul Patrice frames Sonny for several murder attempts he makes on the life of the special prosecutor investigating Sonny.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: September 24, 1987
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3. Loose Cannon

A psychopathic murderer posing as Sonny's nephew double-crosses Sonny and holds Vinnie's girlfriend Gina hostage.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: October 1, 1987
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4. Birthday Surprise

When Vinnie's young cousin, a boxer, is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, Vinnie jeopardizes his cover by going to "legals" -- the coroner, the homicide cops -- to get them moving on what he knows was a murder.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: October 8, 1987
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5. One on One

When the local cops put the heat on Sonny Steelgrave and bust up several of his secret deals, he smells a rat in the inner circle and Vinnie finds himself the number one suspect.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: October 15, 1987
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6. The Prodigal Son

After his mother is mugged in Brooklyn, an enraged Vinnie sets out to find the punk who did it, but when he visits his mother in the hospital, it breaks his heart that she still won't forgive him for his life of "crime."

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: October 22, 1987
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7. A Deal's, A Deal

Sonny's cruel punishment of a lounge singer who wants out of his contract triggers a cascade of events that leads to Vinnie's being photographed with McPike -- a photo that is to be delivered to Sonny.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: October 29, 1987
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8. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Sonny's impending marriage to a syndicate boss' daughter begins a supposedly businesslike realignment of "families, " but Vinnie learns that the wedding is a pretext for a bloody gang war.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: November 5, 1987
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9. No One Get Out of Here Alive

An outraged Sonny Steelgrave accuses Vinnie of betraying him to his arch-rival, then realizes the devastating truth -- that his paisan is an undercover Federal agent

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: November 12, 1987
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10. Last Rites for Lucci

In the aftermath of the Steelgrave case, Vinnie tries to vindicate himself of his lingering feelings of betrayal and disloyalty by risking his life to save an old friend from the Brooklyn neighborhood who has a contract out on him.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: November 19, 1987
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11. The Independent Operator

Vinnie's assignment to check out a contract killer leads him into a huge global contraband syndicate -- an operation that far exceeds the scope of the Steelgrave family -- overlorded by brother and sister Mel and Susan Profitt.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: January 4, 1988
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12. Fascination for the Flame

Vinnie, now a bodyguard for the Profitts, gets his first trial by fire when Mel Profitt, the brilliant but paranoid overlord of an international crime empire, disrupts the wedding of an associate, who retaliates by kidnapping Susan.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: January 11, 1988
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13. Smokey Mountain Requiem

Vinnie tells Mel Profitt he is leaving to go hare to New Jersey, but Mel offers him the biggest cocaine distribution network in the country -- a plum that Vinnie feels is too juicy for any undercover cop to turn down.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: January 18, 1988
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14. Player to be Named Now

When Mel's former girlfriend shows up, begging for readmission to the Inner circle, he humiliates her, using her as a sexual pawn in a power game with a rival, but for Vinnie, forced to watch it happen, the worst is yet to come.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: January 25, 1988
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15. The Merchant of Death

Vinnie retrieves secret records that enable Mel Profitt to blackmail a French official into buying munitions.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: February 1, 1988
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16. Not for Nothing

Small-time hood Aldo Baglia notices a photo of Vinnie in a newspaper, and tracks him down and shoots him for revenge.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: February 8, 1988
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17. The Squeeze

When Mel Profitt's armaments deals go sour, he sends Vinnie back East to set up a narcotics import distribution deal with the mob.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: February 15, 1988
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18. Blood Dance

After rejecting an offer to finance a coup d'etat in the Caribbean, Mel Profitt becomes obsessed with a supposed voodoo death curse, and Vinnie, horrified, can only watch as Mel's personality begins to disintegrate.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: February 22, 1988
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19. Phantom Pain

After Susan is arrested for Mel's murder, Vinnie refuses McPike's order to pull out of the Profitt case, because Susan, who has seemingly lost her grip on reality, has told him she is pregnant with his child.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: March 14, 1988
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20. Dirty Little Wars

With Mel and Susan Profitt undone, McPike begins dismantling their empire, but Vinnie demands to stay on the case to get to the bottom of Roger Lococco's ties to a rogue CIA operation to stage a Caribbean coup d'etat.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: March 21, 1988
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21. Date with an Angel

Roger Loccoco in effect signs his own death warrant by testifying to a Senate comnittee about a cabal within the U.S. intelligence community, but to back him up he needs Vinnie to testify as an O.C.B. operative -- testimony that would end Vinnie's career as an uncercover agent.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: March 28, 1988
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