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The Event

1 Season

Season 1
4.2 out of 5 stars (1,195) IMDb 7/10

Jump aboard the high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) as he investigates the disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer), unwittingly exposing a cover-up so big it could change the fate of all mankind. Sean's quest sends ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly-elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) and Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes), the leader of a mysterious group of detainees. Scott Patterson, Ian Anthony Dale, Clifton Collins, Jr., Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, Bill Smitrovich and Zeljko Ivanek also star.

Starring:
Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer

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Season 1

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1. I Haven't Told You Everything

The series premieres with a conspiracy of both national and global proportions.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: September 20, 2010
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2. To Keep Us Safe

The President's staff grapples with a new reality -- D.B. Sweeney and Heather McComb Guest Star.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: September 27, 2010
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3. Protect Them From the Truth

The mystery deepens -- D.B. Sweeney, Clea DuVall and Heather McComb Guest Star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: October 4, 2010
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4. A Matter of Life And Death

The White House grapples with a mysterious biological threat. D.B. Sweeney, Heather McComb and Emmy and Tony-winner Hal Holbrook guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: October 11, 2010
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5. Casualties of War

The biological threat intensifies -- D.B. Sweeney and Heather McComb Guest Star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: October 18, 2010
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6. Loyalty

New secrets are unearthed as loyalties are tested -- Paula Malcomson ("Caprica," "Deadwood") Guest Stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: October 25, 2010
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7. I Know Who You Are

Family secrets interfere in the hunt for the truth -- Paula Malcomson ("Caprica," "Deadwood") Guest Stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: November 8, 2010
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8. For the Good of Our Country

Desperate times call for desperate measures - Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook ('Into The Wild') guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: November 15, 2010
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9. Your World to Take

Sophia and the President deal with traitors within their houses - Hal Holbrook guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: November 22, 2010
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10. Everything Will Change

Mistrust grows within both camps as strategies turn urgent -- Hal Holbrook ("Into the Wild") and Necar Zadegan ("24") Guest Star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: November 29, 2010
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11. And Then There Were More

President Martinez and his Chief of Staff (guest star Roger Bart) charge the intelligence community with decrypting Thomas's satellite message, but more importantly determining to whom it was sent. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Capital, Alaskan Senator Catherine Lewis (guest star Virginia Madsen) begins her first day on the job. Sophia has an emotional reunion with Michael Buchanan. Elsewhere, Sean and Leila get a fresh lead on the whereabouts of Samantha, while Dempsey (guest star Hal Holbrook) foretells the future.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 39 minutes Release date: March 7, 2011
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12. Inostranka

While President Martinez and his Chief of Staff (guest star Roger Bart) are distracted by the satellite message, Thomas unveils a surprise attack, but he does not anticipate a heroic stand-off with Blake Sterling, who learns an important lesson about Sleepers from Maya (guest star Clea DuVall). Meanwhile, newly appointed Alaskan Senator Catherine Lewis (guest star Virginia Madsen) threatens to divulge information about the Mt. Inostranka detention facility on an episode of "HARDBALL with Chris Matthews". Elsewhere, Sean and Leila get a fresh lead on the whereabouts of Samantha, but it leads them to a dramatic turn in their lives. James Dempsey (guest star Hal Holbrook) foresees that he and Sean will once again cross paths.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: March 7, 2011
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13. Turnabout

The White House vows never again, while Thomas plans his encore -- Roger Bart and Gabrielle Carteris guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: March 14, 2011
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14. A Message Back

Thomas receives a troubling message -- Hal Holbrook and Gabrielle Carteris guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: March 21, 2011
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15. Face Off

Negotiations ensue for the release of the sleepers -- Hal Holbrook Guest Stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: March 28, 2011
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16. You Bury Other Things Too

When diplomacy fails. Virginia Madsen and Hal Holbrook guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 4, 2011
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17. Cut Off The Head

A betrayal of the highest magnitude - Virginia Madsen guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 18, 2011
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18. Strain

Traitors at the highest level - Roger Bart guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 25, 2011
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19. Us Or Them

In a race for their lives - Roger Bart guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: May 2, 2011
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20. One Will Live, One Will Die

Double agent with a counter agent - Roger Bart guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: May 9, 2011
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21. The Beginning of the End

A triumphant return - Roger Bart guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: May 16, 2011
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22. Arrival

In a race to stop the virus - Roger Bart and Roma Maffia guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: May 23, 2011
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Bonus: The Event Sneak Peek

What if there was a cover-up so big that even the President was on a need-to-know basis? And what if some average guy stumbled upon the truth - a secret so powerful it could literally change the course of humanity?

TV-PG CC Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: August 27, 2010
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Let me guess, you've never heard of the Event? The show was yet another networks answer to Lost and this one had a real shot at success. The initial ratings were high, leading NBC to pick the show up for an entire season. As has become common place on NBC, after four episodes they took it off for weeks to promote some God awful reality show, and when they brought it back, it was on a new night and the rating plummeted. The Event had a terrific premise and has been called a meeting between 24 and the 4400, I couldn't agree more. 66 years ago, an alien ship crashed in Alaska, and the aliens aboard were not strange creatures, but were in fact nearly identical to us. The only difference being that they age at a much slower rate than we do. About half the crew escaped and tried to peacefully blend into society, but it was hard since they barely age, and often had to re-start their lives. The other group was locked up by the U.S. government until such time as their true reasons for being here could be explained. The series starts when a new President (Blair Underwood) takes office and learns of the prison. His first reaction is that they've never done anything wrong and he's planning to reveal them to the world and set them free, but someone doesn't want that to happen. This unknown force orchestrates this huge conspiracy to assassinate the President, while painting the aliens in a much different light. Most episodes are split into three separate stories that all relate to one another. The White House angel looks as though it could be right out of 24, as it is so similar to what we saw on FOX for 7 seasons. The aliens go from friend to foe and the President and his men, those who are actually his men, will stop at nothing to find the rest of them.Read more ›
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NBC cancelled this show because people said it made them think too much!!!! wtf
I have stopped watching NBC because of this and several other cancelled shows so why bother even starting to watch a new show on NBC because if you like it and it is a smart show they will just cancel it
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This is a reasonably well made series with some familiar faces. Keep in mind as you start this series that it was not picked up for a second season and the story never resolves. The ride up until the final cliffhanger is fun if a bit heavy handed. They tried a flashback narrative that confused people first go round and may have contributed to the early death of the show, nevertheless it is worth the watch.
As far as the actors, Taylor Cole is a genuine find in the series and she plays a convincing killer and is never over the top. Tony nominee, Zeljko Ivanek is a standout and I keep seeing nothing but brilliant performances from him. He should win an Emmy or an Oscar for something, he is that good, and is working on a lot of A list projects both tv and film. Not a fan of the star Jason Ritter who seems a bit lost all of the time.
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while it took an entire season to get to "the arrival" I was expecting to immediately move to season two FOR MORE! but NO SEASON 2 AND, no idea about any prospect for Seasons 2 or any other Season for that matter. Any news?
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The story idea overall for The Event was terrific. I also generally liked the characters. What I found problematic was shifts in some characters from bad to good and vice versa without believable logic for the change. There were just enough special effects to contribute to the story without overwhelming it (which happens all to often, especially in films). Also, the production team does a terrific job of developing many lines of dramatic tension, both among the characters and in the action. What really is too bad is that, if The Event were to be a single year-long event, no episode was developed to close the story satisfactorily. The proposed mini-series (now stalled) might have brought such closure and given the series, as story, a definitive arc. All in all, however, The Event is well worth watching.
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I meant to watch this series when it was on, but was just too busy. I just watched all of it via netflix and wish I knew how it ended. I came here hoping that the writers had perhaps written a novel to complete this. I still hpe they do. I'd like to know more.
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I finally decide to watch this series I watched the first episode on prime video by the end of the first show Amazon had removed this off of prime and was now asking for payment to watch the rest of the episodes, that's not fair Amazon!!!!!!!!
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Amazing story! Unfortunate that it was cancelled after 1 season. Its better than 40% of the shows on t.v. today.
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