Episodes: 10 (hour)
TV show dates: November 8, 2015 — December 27, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner, Gerald McRaney, Jamey Sheridan, John Shea, Mike Colter, and James Earl Jones.
TV show description:
After being sworn in as Vice President of the United States, widowed former law professor and Wisconsin Senator, Natalie “Nate” Maccabee (Sharon Stone), receives a gift from sitting President Thomas Eckhart (John Shea), himself a former VP. That gift — an ornate key bearing a Freemason insignia — is presented as a ceremonial key to the VP’s official Naval Observatory residence.
Using the key, Maccabee uncovers a secret room, behind a fireplace which also bears the insignia. Her Chief Steward, Malcolm Millar (Gerald McRaney) congratulates Maccabee on breaking President Lyndon B. Johnson’s record for uncovering the room. [n.b. In reality, Vice President Walter Mondale was the first VP to live in the official residence.]
Inside the room, Millar shows Maccabee the original U.S. Constitution — the only complete edition of the document. It alone contains Article II, Section 5, which grants the VP special, covert powers, and the use of a dedicated secret agent to deploy when the Republic is in dire peril.
The first secret agent to fulfill this role in spirit, was none other than patriot Nathan Hale. Hale’s final words, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” are the credo of Agent John Case (Jeff Hephner), the secret agent at Maccabee’s disposal. With a background in Special Ops and the CIA, Case is cool under pressure, and fully equipped to do the VP’s bidding, on missions too confidential for the FBI and CIA.
Chief Justice Caleb Thorne (James Earl Jones), who swore-in Maccabee, is part of the government secret circle charged with upholding and protecting the entire U.S. Constitution, including the top secret Article II Section 5, which provides for the Agent X program. Thorne is a much needed ally to Maccabee, as she assumes her classified duties.
Less of an ally, opportunistic Speaker of the House, Miles Latham (Mike Colter), is in Maccabee’s corner, when it suits him, and her adversary, when that better serves his aspirations and ambitions.
FBI Director Edwin Stanton (Jamey Sheridan), is a hard-nose law enforcement official and soft-hearted family man. When his daughter, Missy, is kidnapped, Maccabee learns on the job how to exercise her special powers and dispatches Case to the girl’s rescue.
Episode #10 — Fidelity
John must rescue Natalie, Eckhart and a delegation of international leaders from a hostage crisis in the Paris Opera house.
First aired: December 27, 2015.
What do you think? Do you like the Agent X TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?