Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: June 13 — October 17, 2010
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Evan Welch, Arliss Howard, and Miranda Richardson.
TV show description:
Will Travers (James Badge Dale) is an intelligent man who is obsessed with patterns and is the team leader of a group of American Policy Institute analysts. In the terrorist attacks on September 11, his wife and daughter were killed at the World Trade Center. He was supposed to be there as well, but was late. A pattern he discovers in a newspaper’s crossword puzzle is dismissed by others as meaningless, but it gets the attentions of his supervisors. Will gets promoted to his recently deceased father-in-law’s position as team leader as the conspiracy slowly spills out.
Also discovering secrets is Katherine Rhumor (Miranda Richardson), the recent widow of Tom Rhumor. His shocking suicide led her to find that he was hiding certain aspects of his life, such as a secret townhouse in Manhattan. Katherine moves in there after a break-in at her suburban home and is wondering if she ever knew her husband at all.
Kale Ingram (Arliss Howard) is a superior at API, having been with several different intelligence agencies after his start in Army Intel. With his various friends across the world, this is a guy you don’t want to cross. Once Will is promoted, he tries to get closer to him, but is it to prevent him from finding the truth or to help him out? Will’s assistant, Maggie Young (Jessica Collins), is beginning to get feelings for him, but it’s complicated by the deal she made with Kale to narc on everyone in the office. When he realizes her affection for Will, he lets Will know his beautiful assistant is spying on him. She’s removed from the team and transferred.
It helps Will out to have a member of his analysis team like Miles Fiedler (Dallas Roberts), who has a genius-level IQ and a graduate of MIT, but takes his intelligence for granted. Yet Miles keeps secrets as well. He keeps quiet about his home life, specifically his recent separation. Another analyst, Grant Test (Christopher Evan Welch), is racked with anger, jealousy, and self-doubt. He believes he should have gotten the promotion Will received. He’s always been an outsider since his time at Princeton, and is in an unhappy marriage with two kids.
Tanya McGaffin (Lauren Hodges) only joined API after becoming part of Will’s team. She’s bright and competitive, but her insecurity has her wondering if this is the line of work she’s meant for. Kale notices something’s up and tells Will to keep his eye on her. Lie detector and drug tests explain what the problem is, and she’s placed in rehab.
No longer an API analyst after retiring early, it’s left Ed Bancroft (Roger Robinson) adrift and lonely. He just can’t let his old job go, or forget everything he went through when he was part of the team. He keeps seeing conspiracies all over, and he might not be seeing things. It could be Truxton Spangler (Michael Cristofer) who Ed’s growing suspicious of, as he seems more connected than he lets on. He’s the head of API and takes it all very seriously. He’s very tough mentally and isn’t intimidated often.