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Deception: Pilot

The death of wealthy party girl Vivian Bowers doesn't add up for FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso), especially in a family as suspicious as the Bowers. Convinced that the tabloid staple's death was a homicide, he recruits his former SFPD partner and Vivian's childhood best friend, Joanna Padget Locasto (Meagan Good) to re-establish ties with the Bowers. Determined to find justice for her estranged best friend, Joanna infiltrates the dynasty she once considered family, and quickly begins to uncover why Vivian's life was very much in danger.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Monday January 07th, 2013

Director: Peter Horton
Writer: Liz Heldens


Guest Stars
Jennifer FerrinJennifer Ferrin
As Hannah
Bree WilliamsonBree Williamson
As Vivian Lawson
Michael DrayerMichael Drayer
As Gabe
David GellesDavid Gelles
As Aaron Clover
Christina JacksonChristina Jackson
As Young Joanna
Makenzie LeighMakenzie Leigh
As Young Vivian
Marin HinkleMarin Hinkle
As Samantha Bowers
David ZayasDavid Zayas
As Frank

Co-Guest Stars
Connor BuckleyConnor Buckley
As Young Julian Bowers
Jackie Stewart (3)Jackie Stewart (3)
As Cassie
Elizabeth CappuccinoElizabeth Cappuccino
As Chloe
Ryan GilreathRyan Gilreath
As Man at Car
Manu NarayanManu Narayan
As Doctor
Nicole PatrickNicole Patrick
As Vanessa
Dave T. KoenigDave T. Koenig
As Morgue Worker
Gregory AbbeyGregory Abbey
As Marketing Guy (as Gregory Abbey)
Tatyana ZbirovskayaTatyana Zbirovskaya
As Waitress (as Tatyana Zbirvoskya)
Main Cast
Laz AlonsoLaz Alonso
As Will Moreno
Tate DonovanTate Donovan
As Edward Bowers
Wes BrownWes Brown
As Julian Bowers
Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
As Sofia Bowers
Ella Rae PeckElla Rae Peck
As Mia Bowers
Victor GarberVictor Garber
As Robert Bowers


The episode begins with a woman walking down a deserted alley. She looks behind and sees a man following him. She begins to run and quickly gets into her car. The man bangs on her car window before she can drive off. She looks at him and recognizes him. “You scared me” she tells the man with a smile and asks him to get in. Next, the woman is shown lying dead on her bed in a hotel room. There are injury marks on her face. A housekeeping lady is shown entering the room. Elsewhere, in a conference room, a man named Robert is shown presiding over a meeting. His secretary enters and informs him that the police are on the phone. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorLiz Heldens
Executive ProducerLiz Heldens  |  Lloyd Braun  |  Gail Berman  |  Peter Horton  |  Gene Stein
ProducerJim Chory
Associate ProducerDevin Rich
Production DesignerLaurence Bennett
EditorDavid Post  |  Jo Francis (1)
Unit Production ManagerDana Kuznetkoff
First Assistant DirectorGreg Gilman
Second Assistant DirectorMirashyam Blakeslee
Music EditorBryon Rickerson  |  Troy Hardy
Music SupervisorTricia Halloran
Set DecoratorDavid Schlesinger
Location ManagerFrank Covino
Property MasterRon Stone
Construction CoordinatorMichael Finnerty
Production Sound MixerJoshua Anderson (1)
Script SupervisorMary A. Kelly
Assistant EditorOliver Schimmel  |  Marc Pollon
Post Production SupervisorGarfield Whitman
Re-Recording MixerChris Minkler  |  Marc Fishman
GafferBill Almeida
Director of PhotographyPeter Wunstorf
Art DirectorCharles E. McCarry
Boom OperatorGregg Harris
Transportation CaptainJim Fanning
"A" Camera OperatorMichael O'Shea Jr
AssistantEmily Lysaght  |  Josh Greenbarg
Department Head Make-upChris Bingham
Original MusicDaniel J. Licht
Original CastingJulie Tucker
ColoristPankai Bajpai
Best Boy GripJim Bokor
"B" Camera OperatorDerek Walker
Wardrobe SupervisorHartsell Talor
Additional PhotographyDarren Genet
Second Second Assistant DirectorScott Duskin
Additional CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Transportation Co-captainJohn Hicks
Key Rigging GripRory Walsh
Scenic ChargeRoland Brooks
Best Boy ElectricPeter Russell (2)
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