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Missing

Missing TV seriesNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 10 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: March 15, 2012 – May 17, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Ashley Judd, Adriano Giannini, Nick Eversman, Cliff Curtis, Tereza Voriskova, and Sean Bean.

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TV show description:
Ten years ago, Paul Winstone (Sean Bean), a CIA Agent, was killed in a car-bombing in Europe. He left behind his wife Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) and their young son who witnessed the murder.

In the present, we learn that Becca is a single mother who has given up her life as a CIA Agent and become a florist. When her 18-year-old son Michael (Nick Eversman) is afforded the opportunity to study abroad, Becca reluctantly agrees that it’s time to let him go.

Soon after he arrives overseas, Michael disappears and Becca immediately suspects foul play. When she arrives in Rome, she begins piecing together the clues left behind. It isn’t long before the kidnappers realize they’ve picked a fight with the wrong woman.

Reviving her skills as a lethal CIA Agent, Becca has to also rely on old friends and must reopen old wounds. Her resourcefulness, skills, and determination are put to the test as this single mother fights to rescue her only child.

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Series Finale

Episode 10 — Rain on the Evil and on the Good
Dax learns that Paul Winstone has been arrested for smuggling a billet of uranium that has the potential to build seven nuclear weapons. There are more containers out there-enough to wipeout 50 million people. Dax lets Becca know that he’s savvy to the news that Martin Newman is the mastermind behind the syndicate. They need to get to Turkey to find Michael. That’s something Becca is not willing to do without Paul. She needs Dax to help break him out of prison. The escape goes down flawlessly.

Violet knows when and where Martin’s uranium deal is going down. She also knows where Michael is being held. Dax is having her transferred to get all the details, but Violet makes a daring escape while on the road. She’s recaptured after a shootout and chase in the woods. She lets Becca know that she’s too late. Michael will be dead the moment Martin’s deal goes down.

Violet refuses to give up the location of the deal. Flashbacks reveal a time in Chechnya where Becca and Paul were tasked with delivering a prisoner who they knew would be tortured. They defy orders to help their prisoner escape his captors. They just couldn’t let him to be tortured. Becca faces her inner demons as she promises Violet she’ll do whatever it takes to find her son. Even though it goes against her basic moral principles, Becca stays true to her word. Violet eventually tells her what she wants to know.

Michael senses that something may not be right about Martin. Oksana does her best to convince him all is well for his own safety. Still, Michael can’t help snooping. He finds the passports his uncle claimed had yet to arrive. Oksana finally reveals what she knows about the people they are with. Michael assures her that no one will abuse them ever again. This is just before Martin tells them it’s time to go.

Becca is a quivering wreck after having tortured Violet. She lets them know that Martin’s deal is going down at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Martin enters the vast space of this Christian church turned mosque. Becca notices that Michael isn’t with them. He’s likely nearby though. A synchronized drop of backpacks has terrorists scattering with the uranium billets. Police swarm the area to chase after the runners. Martin is also on the move. He shoots Paul in the shoulder. Becca takes off after him.

All of the runners are eventually captured. Their backpacks are empty. They were all decoys. Dax realizes Martin made small talk with a tourist just before the deal went down. He races back to the Hagia Sophia to track the young woman down. She’s the real courier. Her chat with Martin was a done in code. Interpol agent Susan Grantham believes Dax’s quick thinking will make him a star at the CIA.

Martin fires on Becca as the getaway car arrives. Michael is inside. Becca puts a bullet in the driver. She also takes down the man holding Oksana. Martin, however, is holding a gun to her son’s head. He pushes Michael away after seeing the police are headed their way. Finally, finally, finally Becca is reunited with her son. She looks as if she never wants to let him go, but she does. This isn’t over yet. Martin is still on the run. Becca is hot on his trail.

Becca chases Martin onto a roof lined with rows of domed cones. She moves among the domes while dodging bullets. Becca gets Martin in her sights. BANG! She hits her target. Martin doesn’t believe Becca will kill him. She’s not a cold-blooded agent anymore. Becca says, “You’re right. I’m not. I’m a mother.” Martin notices the steely look in Becca’s eyes. BANG! The showdown on the roof ends. Becca stands on the ledge to let the others know that the nightmare is finally over.

Dax allows the local police to take credit for finding the uranium in exchange for letting Becca go free. Michael can’t believe his eyes when he sees his dad walking toward him. The three Winstones hug. After all this time, they are a family again. A week later, Paul lets Michael know how proud he is of him just before Becca pulls up in her car. SMASH! The car rear ends another vehicle. Michael rushes over to see that his mom is not inside. There’s blood on the driver’s seat. There’s a bullet hole in the back windshield. Michael and Paul have no idea what’s happened. The only thing they know for sure is that Becca Winstone is missing.
First aired: May 17, 2012.

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Debbie June 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

Hi,
I know TV shows have been saved in the past, by the out pouring of fans and supporters and I’m pleading with you to please reconsider your decision to cancel “Missing”. There is so much trash language and garbage on TV these days, that it was so refreshing to actually look forward to “Missing” coming on. I taped it every week,just in case I might miss some of it. It’s the most well-written and acted show I’ve seen in a long, long time. It holds the viewer’s interest from start to finish, and keeping them waiting for more at the end. What more could you ask in a series? I loved all the scenery from the many countries it was filmed in and it was a real intense “keep you in your seat” experience. Please, Please keep this excellent quality show on the air. We need to find out what happens to Becca.

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Jill June 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Missing is a great,, sit on the edge of your seat type show! don’t know how they can cancel it, Ashley Judd and cast are wonderful.

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Fadia Roberts June 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

How could they do this to us leave us hanging wondering what ever happened to Bekker Winstone. I don’t think the show was cancelled due to the ratings, if you look at all the comments above and I’m sure there’s more people like me or us…. common guys

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Fadia Roberts June 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

I don’t believe the show was cancelled due to the rating being so low – how can they just leave us hanging with whatever happened to Bekker Winstone not on. I looked forward to Saturday evening wondering what’s going to happen tonight…… definately not on ABC should at least have let us see the second series.

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Syed Nadim June 7, 2012 at 2:28 am

this is very foolish of ABC. great series needs to be continued

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Janet Anwarzadeh June 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I’m very very upset that ABC has decided to cancel this show. Its a great show, it has
one wanting to know whats going to happen next. I’m very disappointed with ABC,
its cancelled other of my favorite shows also. Can’t believe that you made such a
bad choice.

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ron June 2, 2012 at 7:05 am

no way to end a show. sell the show to tnt…..

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snubby June 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

HUGE loss! I am incredulous re: this cancellation. Missing left me hanging with each episode, eager for the next. Flawlessly executed, exceptionally acted – series ending was an anti-denouement that left us hanging. Is this another sign the majority of viewers today share an immediate gratification mind set, only satisfied watching episodes that don’t require them retaining a plot line longer than 45 minutes that
builds week to week? Sigh.

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Marilyn Clark June 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Good grief….how unthoughful for cancellation for Missing to leave a ‘cliff hanger’ as a final episode for us fans!….Could have left us knowing that all ended well OR have killed off Becca to show us that it was NOT returning for another season!!! I don’t believe ratings were low to cancel! What’s the REAL reason I would love to know!

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Kathy May 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Why on earth did you cancel this show? It was just getting more and more interesting, I liked Ashley Judd and the actors in this tv series. I feel it was a wrong choice when their are so many programs that should be cancelled but not this one. This needs to come back and even stronger. Very disappointed in your choice we looked forward to seeing this series each week. Please reconsider this!

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Ashley May 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I am very mad they are cancelling this show. I made sure I recorded it if I knew I was gonna miss it. What makes it even worse is how they ended it> Tragic!!!!!

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Anna Gailis May 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

please, don’t cancel this show.
Before this year, I’ve never asked for a show to stay on the air.
This show is worth the effort to ask.
We don’t have enough smart shows on anymore. Far too much reality tv.
Good drama’s are hard to come by!
KEEP BECCA!!! Please!

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kathy May 29, 2012 at 5:59 am

Ok, maybe I can”t change your mind? Ashley should continue by following up with a book!

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Helen Aminoff May 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

What a huge disappointment to learn that you have chosen to cancel Missing. Why on earth, if that decision had been made, did you leave us hanging with Ashley Judd now gone missing?! Our whole family gets together to watch this program every week. We hope you will reconsider.

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Peg Collier May 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Lets see how many other forgetable series you can keep and how many
good ones you can cancel. I’m not telling you what I watch on ABC because
I’m sure you will cancel those, too. Can’t believe you would make this choice.

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