Heigl portrays a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life.
Season 1 , Episode 1 – “Pilot”
Charlie (Katherine Heigl) reflects on the one-year anniversary of her fiancé’s death at the hands of a terrorist in the series premiere of this political drama centering on a top CIA analyst who assembles the President’s daily briefing. Alfre Woodard also stars.
Season 1 , Episode 2 – “Secrets & Lies”
The team scrambles against the Russians over a stranded submarine that houses U.S. secrets. Elsewhere, President Payton appoints a formidable new CIA director.
Season 1 , Episode 3 – “Half the Sky”
Charlie has some flashbacks featuring her arrival at Midnight City when she first met Nick and see him brutally interrogate Fatah. After members of the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram kidnap 21 Nigerian girls, President Payton gives Charlie the difficult task to find and save the girls without Nigeria knowing America. was ever involved.
Season 1 , Episode 4 – “Bang, Bang”
A threatening text is sent to Charlie and Nick. Meanwhile, Charlie has flashbacks of her first interactions with Fatah; Payton’s rival reveals information about a report on a senatorial convoy attack; the team tries to contain a smallpox contamination in Panama.
Season 1 , Episode 5 – “Ar Rissalah”
President Payton has many questions for Nick Vera in the wake of a leak of a convoy-attack report. Meanwhile, Charlie flashes back to the convoy attack, revealing she’s been hiding a secret from Payton, and a reporter is granted an exclusive interview.
Season 1 , Episode 6 – “Masquerade”
Charlie heads to Qatar with Maureen and President Payton for a diplomatic mission, but the standard trip turns disastrous. Meanwhile, a direct link to Omar Fatah is tracked; a masked man interrogates Nick; and Charlie desperately tries to remember details about the convoy attack.
Season 1 , Episode 7 – “Bellerophon”
Numerous photos of national landmarks featuring an Arabic symbol surface. Meanwhile, Charlie is in Yemen to make contact with her asset; Nick’s masked captor leads him to his next mission; Lucas oversees an interrogation at Langley; and President Payton must make a difficult decision.
Season 1 , Episode 8 – “Ghosts”
Jack Dawkins is kidnapped from a Panamanian prison and held for ransom. Meanwhile, Charlie returns to Langley to coordinate an operation; the D.C. bomb squad removes a suspicious backpack in front of the Washington Monument; and Nick is put through a number of tests.
Season 1 , Episode 9 – “Cry Havoc”
A high-stakes investigation puts the focus on proving a sorority girl is in fact a member of a terrorist cell. Meanwhile, Charlie faces a possible betrayal, and Nick Vera inches closer to contacting Omar Fattah.
Season 1 , Episode 10 – “The War at Home”
The team races to find a terrorist cell’s missing bombs, and Charlie enlists the aid of a former adversary in the effort. Meanwhile, domestic fear and suspicion escalate as President Payton faces a new political threat, and an operation is jeopardized.
Season 1 , Episode 11 – “The Faithful”
A manhunt begins for a terrorist who escaped custody. Meanwhile, President Payton makes a deal with the media to protect a top-secret operation, but her own secrets may be publicly exposed in the process; and Nick and Fatah stay at a terrorist stronghold, awaiting the arrival of a dangerous man.
Season 1 , Episode 12 – “Here and Now”
Sacrifices may need to be made when Nick at last has the most-wanted terrorist in his sights, and Charlie is at odds with President Payton on how to proceed. Meanwhile, Sen. Burke releases secret intelligence that jeopardizes the entire mission, and Charlie’s past with Nick comes to the fore.
Season 1 , Episode 13 – “Deadcheck”
Charlie quits the CIA in a bid to locate and kill Omar Fatah in the Season 1 finale. Also: President Payton faces adversity over threats that secret information will be publicly released; and the team gathers to help an off-the-grid Charlie.