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"The Event" ran on NBC, providing science fiction fans who enjoy political thrillers a strong weekly fix. Imagine an alien presence bent on colonizing our planet and pushing humanity aside, and the people who fought them or unwittingly helped. "The Event" had plot twists and turns that kept attentive viewers enthralled, but the ratings fell off and the network ended the run. Producers knew the show wasn't going to be renewed by NBC and tried to tie up some loose ends, but in the end just left fans wanting more.

There were drawbacks to the show. The over-played dimwitted damsel in distress of Sarah Roemer's character Leila Buchanan often grated on the nerves. The plot was sometimes hard to follow for those who didn't provide rapt attention.

There are too many viewing choices for networks to commit the resources required to bring a complicated show to television sets week after week. Several story lines were running at the same time and there were flashbacks incorporated that confused some viewers.

Still, the premise was intriguing and all the parts were there for what was a very good show and could have been even better. "The Event" worked on most levels.

Some of the best action centered around the interplay between those working to help the president, played by Blair Underwood, and those who were allies of the aliens. A favorite character was Vicki Roberts, played by Taylor Cole. The assassin who might save the world was always deep in the action. Vicki would have made a much better love interest for Jason Ritter's Sean Walker role than his girlfriend Leila.

In the end, the series left far more questions to be answered. Not to mention the paradigm shift which would occur after the appearance of the alien home world forced everything to become public.

There was talk "The Event" might be picked up by another network, but so far that hasn't come to fruition. If it does, fans will be clamoring to refresh their memories of the story lines and get ready for new excitement.

The Event is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on September 20, 2010.

Where do I stream The Event online? The Event is available for streaming on NBC, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Event on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, NBC online.

1 Season, 23 Episodes
September 20, 2010
Cast: Jason Ritter
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The Event Full Episode Guide

  • While Martinez and Peel seek to eliminate Jarvis from power. Sean, Vicky, Sterling and Simon attempt to stop the release of the virus, and Leila fights for her life. Meanwhile, Earth anticipates destruction as the portal from the alien planet begins to open.

  • Although President Martinez is victorious in his return to the White House, he vows to punish the traitors who conspired against him.

  • Uncertainty surrounds the White House following the tragedy. Meanwhile, Sterling finds an unlikely ally and Jarvis authorizes an air strike without Chief of Staff Richard Peel's approval.

  • The White House struggles with the unfolding tragedy as Sterling continues the investigation into his primary suspect. Sophia confirms the suspicions of Chief of Staff Peel. Leila and Michael risk their lives for Simon.

  • The White House is shocked by the sudden illness of one of their own. Chief of Staff Peel and Sterling search for possible conspirators.

  • Martinez and Sterling receive the blood results conducted by Senator Lewis. Vice President Jarvis agrees to a meeting with an adversary.

  • The Sleepers mourn their losses after negotiations fail.

  • President Martinez and Blake Sterling are forced to negotiate with Sophia after she triggers a national disaster. Sean and Vicky are on a mission to find Dempsey.

  • Thomas requests that Sophia, Diane Geller, and the other sleepers reveal the contents of the game-changing message he received. Dempsey searches for aliens for research.

  • Still reeling from the attack in Alaska, President Martinez reasserts control over the situation and his administration, counseled by Sterling and his Chief of Staff.

  • Lewis takes a deal with Martinez to stay quiet. Thomas escapes with the Inostranka captives and kills those who are loyal to Sophia. One of the Inostranka takes a bullet for Sterling.

  • The intelligence departments attempt to decipher the true nature of Thomas' message. Meanwhile, Thomas launches a surprise attack and Alaskan Senator Catherine Lewis threatens to alert the public on national television.

  • President Martinez confronts the traitor in his administration, only to be met with threats of exposing the cover-up of Avias Air 514. Sophia is still suspicious of Isabel and Thomas even though their loyalty was tested. Her suspicions are confirmed when Thomas unveils a shocking new plan.

  • Sophia sets a trap after discovering traitors among her people; Leila and Sean investigate Samantha's kidnapping and try to evade Dempsey.

  • While Martinez interrogates Michael personally, Vicky's superiors send her on a new mission.

  • While Sophia and Thomas prepare for the next step on their mission, Sterling begins to see conspirators everywhere, including among his own people. Meanwhile, Sean and Madeline seek answers behind Leila's abduction and Michael's coercion.

  • President Martinez and the Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling, fulfill their agreement with Thomas. However, their plans are ruined and they suspect that there is a possible mole in their midst. Elsewhere, Sean Walker digs for answers at Leila's home, where he encounters Madeline, a mysterious conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile, Simon's past is illuminated, and his allegiances are tested.

  • The White House grapples with a mysterious biological threat. Their only hope is to crack Sophia during interrogation. Meanwhile, Vicky and Carter keep their hostage captive while they await further instructions. FBI Agent Collier on her search for Leila, stumbles upon Vicky's secret life. Elsewhere, a powerful businessman, Dempsey with classified intelligence and ties to the White House, emerges from the shadows.

  • President Martinez's administration unveils a difficult new strategy to force Sophia to reveal the detainees' plan, putting into play a new detainee, Maya. Elsewhere, we learn that Vicky and Carter are in possession of a crucial hostage. FBI Agent Collier's suspicion grows deeper.

  • The president's staff grapples with a new reality; the conspiracy engulfs an FBI agent and a mercenary with questionable ties; a shadowy figure emerges with knowledge of the detainees.

  • In the series premiere of The Event, Sean Walker unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

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'The Event' May Become a Syfy Miniseries

"The Event" - a series with a huge build-up and just as fast a fall. Approaching its premiere, ads were everywhere - moviegoers especially could not escape it. But as quickly as it came upon us, it was canceled. The forgotten NBC series may get new life thanks to Syfy.