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The Event: Loyalty

Sterling continues the operation to follow Sophia to Thomas, but discovers that a traitor within his organization is sabotaging his efforts. Meanwhile, Leigh and Sean go to the Buchanan house to search for clues to the conspiracy and meet an ex-journalist, and Simon finds himself running out of options when he must choose between the detainees and the FBI.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Monday October 25th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Nov 19, 2010
NL (RTL 5) Jun 23, 2011

Guest Stars
D.B. SweeneyD.B. Sweeney
As Carter
Heather McCombHeather McComb
As Agent Angie Collier
Paula MalcomsonPaula Malcomson
As Madeline Jackson
Dondre T. WhitfieldDondre T. Whitfield
As Agent Mike Garret
Scott Michael CampbellScott Michael Campbell
As Justin Murphy
Salome JensSalome Jens
As Elderly Violet
Holland RodenHolland Roden
As Young Violet

Co-Guest Stars
Matthew LenhartMatthew Lenhart
As Tech #2
Kovar McClureKovar McClure
As Tech #1
Kelli Kirkland PowersKelli Kirkland Powers
As Female Aide
Peter ChenPeter Chen
As Chinese Man
Mark EliasMark Elias
As Dog Owner
Laura RichardsonLaura Richardson
As Caregiver
Main Cast
Jason RitterJason Ritter
As Sean Walker
Sarah RoemerSarah Roemer
As Leila Buchanan
Laura InnesLaura Innes
As Sophia Maguire
Ian Anthony DaleIan Anthony Dale
As Simon Lee
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Blake Sterling
Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood
As President Elias Martinez


Sophia boards the train and rides it, and notices a bag on the seat nearby. She goes to it and finds an earbud inside. Thomas contacts her and she snaps at him, wondering what he was up to. She warns him that Martinez is tracking her, and Thomas tells her to put on the clothes in the sack, and then wait for further instructions...

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Episode Quotes
Sophia: What the hell were you thinking?
Thomas: That's really the first thing you want to say to me after 66 years?

Young Violet: I like watching you.
Simon: Yeah.
Young Violet: Mm-hmm. You look happy. Like you're discovering water for the first time.
Simon: Yeah, well, where I'm from thee wasn't any.
Young Violet: You never talk about your past.
Simon: Well... when I'm with you... it doesn't matter. For the first time in my life, I'm free of it.

Agent Mike Garret: What's our story?
Simon: Possible homeland security threat in the vicinity. No reason to panic.
Agent Mike Garret: That one doesn't work as well as it used to.
Simon: It better be compelling then.

Thomas: What's the problem?
Simon: I fell in love.
Thomas: Now who in the hell told you to do that?

Madeline Jackson: I don't lie. I don't lie. My name is Madeline Jackson. I'm a journalist. I used to be, till I saw the light. That trying to speak the truth is a waste of time because nobody wants the truth. People don't want the truth. God forbid it would all go down in flames. It's the lies that keep the construct going. Don't you see? Spread by the vested interests in the government, and the private sector, and the churches, and the stock exchanges, all fabricating and spinning and telling stories that keep 300 million consumers happy and stupid and spending. Why are you looking at me like I'm crazy? Just stop. I'm not the deluded ones. You are.

Elderly Violet: Are you an angel?
Simon: No. I am so far from that.
Elderly Violet: But... you're here.
Simon: I'm here. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry for everything. Please forgive me.
Elderly Violet: I waited for you for so long. Did you love me?
Simon: I never stopped loving you. If it were up to me, we would have gotten married. We would have had children. We would have grown old together.
Elderly Violet: It was up to you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorNick Wauters
Executive ProducerSteve Stark  |  Evan Katz  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerNick Wauters  |  James Wong (1)  |  Dan Dworkin  |  Jay Beattie  |  David H. Goodman  |  David Schulner
ProducerStephen Sassen
Co-ProducerCathy M. Frank
Consulting ProducerLisa Zwerling
Associate ProducerApril Nocifora
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
CastingKendra Patterson  |  Natalie Hart  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerBruce Carter (2)
First Assistant DirectorCleta Elaine Ellington
Second Assistant DirectorJohn Labrucherie
MusicScott Starrett
Music EditorGordon Fordyce
Music SupervisorOliver Hild
Costume DesignerJill M. Ohanneson
Key GripMarc Christie
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerWes Hagan  |  Chris Campbell (2)
Transportation CoordinatorGary Preece
Property MasterRoss Anderson
Construction CoordinatorTed Wilson (2)
Production Sound MixerTim Cooney
Script SupervisorBrenda Wachel
Production CoordinatorLynnet Price
Script CoordinatorMarc Gaffen
Assistant EditorCharles Bunn
Re-Recording MixerRobert Edmondson  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
GafferJohn Farr
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Story EditorLeyani Diaz
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Post Production CoordinatorTyson Hilgenberg
Costume SupervisorMichelle Pershing
Visual Effects SupervisorVictor Scalise
Main Title DesignLeigh French (2)  |  Jesse Rodriguez (3)
Production AccountantMargaret Scarpello
"A" Camera OperatorGuy Skinner
Department Head HairRaissa Patton
Sound SupervisorDaniel Colman
Visual Effects EditorClarinda Wong
Special Effects SupervisorGary D'Amico
Department Head Make-upKathy C. King
Assistant To The ProducerBrian Beal  |  Adam DaSilva  |  Rebecca Forwood  |  Nathan Taylor
Technical AdvisorJames D. Dever
"B" Camera OperatorVictor Macias
Supervising EditorRon Rosen
Final ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
"C" Camera OperatorPaul Horn
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