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The Event

Series Summary
Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, a regular guy who launches an investigation into the disappearance of his fiancee. What he doesn't realize is that his probe begins to expose the biggest cover-up in American history. Walker's actions affect a number of strangers, including the newly elected president (Blair Underwood), and the global conspiracy he's uncovered could change the fate of mankind.

Air Dates: 2010 - 2011

Genres: Drama, Suspense

Network: NBC

  • Season 1, Ep. 22 : Arrival May 23, 2011

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    Martinez and Peel (Roger Bart) are pitted against Jarvis and his ally; Leila struggles to survive; tremors are sent across the globe as the portal starts to open.

  • Season 1, Ep. 21 : The Beginning of the End May 16, 2011

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    President Martinez returns to the White House, determined to punish those who conspired against him; Sophie struggles with guilt while forging ahead with her plan.

  • Season 1, Ep. 20 : One Will Live, One Will Die May 9, 2011

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    Sterling finds an unlikely ally in Simon; Jarvis authorizes an air strike without the chief of staff's approval; Sophia draws unwitting Leila into her plan; Sean and Vicky try to prevent many deaths.

  • Season 1, Ep. 19 : Us or Them May 2, 2011

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    Sterling continues to investigate his primary suspect; Sophia manipulates a traitor in the White House; Michael and Leila attempt a risky rescue.

  • Season 1, Ep. 18 : Strain Apr 25, 2011

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    Illness strikes the White House, leaving Chief of Staff Peel and Sterling to investigate; Michael helps Leila; Sean and Vicky work to prevent Sophia's weapon from being shipped to the United States.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The pilot is such a mixed bag it's hard to predict. Often very entertaining as it piles on the mysteries and cliffhanger climaxes, it's also hopelessly and almost comically convoluted, presenting scenes with a "23 minutes earlier" or "13 months earlier" or "11 days earlier" tag with such frequency you end up barely knowing, let alone caring, when and where you are at any given time. show more

  • The Event was a well-paced hour that played skillfully with time, and if the characters were a little thin, well, it's a pilot--it'll take time to give characters shading and dimension. show more

  • Will it mete out enough answers to keep viewers tuning in? And can it sustain the mystery all season? We're dubious, but we're already engaged enough that we'll give the show a chance. show more

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