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The Event: Cut Off the Head

When Martinez and sterling reject Vice President Jarvis' input, he turns to an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Senator Lewis reports the results of her blood test program to Martinez, and warns of a likely sleeper. Sophia and her people try to find the superweapon, while Dempsey confronts Sean and Vicky.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Monday April 18th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 4) Apr 25, 2011
NL (RTL 5) Aug 04, 2011

Guest Stars
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
As Senator Catherine Lewis
Roger BartRoger Bart
As Chief of Staff Richard Peel
Lane GarrisonLane Garrison
As Dempsey's Man
David AndrioleDavid Andriole
As Senator Lewis' Aide
Blue DeckertBlue Deckert
As General Armbruster
Sam BallSam Ball
As Aaron (as Sam Ball)
Hal HolbrookHal Holbrook
As James Dempsey
J.D. CullumJ.D. Cullum
As Herbert Mills

Co-Guest Stars
Noel ArthurNoel Arthur
As Luis
Alexandra Bokyun ChunAlexandra Bokyun Chun
As Dr. Lu
Sean CarriganSean Carrigan
As Devon
Kelli Kirkland PowersKelli Kirkland Powers
As Presidential Aide
Patrick QuinlanPatrick Quinlan
As Aide Eric Watkins
Ashleigh SumnerAshleigh Sumner
As Jarvis' Secretary Eva
Greg WranglerGreg Wrangler
As Detail Leader
Jodi FleisherJodi Fleisher
As Stephanie
Gregg SargeantGregg Sargeant
As Dempsey Guard
Baldeep SinghBaldeep Singh
As Agent Johnson
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
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Michael Buchanan
Taylor Cole (2)Taylor Cole (2)
As Vicky Roberts
Lisa VidalLisa Vidal
As Christina Martinez
Bill SmitrovichBill Smitrovich
As Vice-President Raymond Jarvis
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Blake Sterling
Blair UnderwoodBlair Underwood
As President Elias Martinez


Sleeper Herbert Mills breaks into a lab to remove a frozen core sample from storage. He begins to analyze it as a FBI team closes in outside. Herbert is analyzing the ice when he spots the agents on the security monitors, and calls Sophia. She tells him to destroy the files, insisting that he knows what he has to do. Herbert turns off the freezers, letting the frozen samples melt, and then starts deleting the computer files. The FBI agents break in and Herbert leaps out the window to his death rather than let himself be captured...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNick Wauters
Executive ProducerSteve Stark  |  Evan Katz  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerNick Wauters  |  David H. Goodman  |  David Schulner  |  Dan Dworkin  |  James Wong (1)  |  Jay Beattie
ProducerStephen Sassen
Co-ProducerCathy M. Frank
Consulting ProducerLisa Zwerling
Associate ProducerApril Nocifora
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorDavid Latham
CastingKendra Patterson  |  Natalie Hart  |  Jason La Padura
Unit Production ManagerBruce Carter (2)
First Assistant DirectorRandol Perelman-Taylor
Second Assistant DirectorDouglas Carter
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 MixerScott D. Stolz
Script SupervisorHilary Momberger
Production CoordinatorKim Barnhart Posly
Script CoordinatorDeirdre Mangan
Assistant EditorJacqueline Bisbano
Post Production SupervisorTyson Hilgenberg  |  Bettina Zachariah Treviranus
Re-Recording MixerRobert Edmondson  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
GafferJohn Farr
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Story EditorLeyani Diaz
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Assistant Production CoordinatorJo Brake
Costume SupervisorScott O'Leary
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
Special Effects SupervisorGary D'Amico
Department Head Make-upKathy C. King
Assistant To The ProducerAdam DaSilva  |  Rebecca Forwood  |  Nathan Taylor
Technical AdvisorJames D. Dever
"B" Camera OperatorVictor Macias
Final ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
"C" Camera OperatorPaul Horn
Visual Effects AssistantClarinda Wong
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