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The Rising

John begins to experience an onslaught of bizarre visions and images then blacks out — the visions lead him to a faceless murder victim and a cannery where the Phoenix Organization and the remote viewers were situated. John meets Sam of the NSA (the murdered man is one of Sam's undercover agents) and they manage to capture the Trenchcoat Man and discovers he's not deaf and speaks fluently in Sanskrit and Latin. Trenchcoat hints at John's destiny, how he's one of them, and that Michael (from "Remote Control") may still be alive and a key to the mystery – then he escapes using strange mental abilities of his own. Sam introduces John as a "Class 1" to Lucas Doya, the founder of the U.S.'s own remote viewer program through the DoD — Doya puts John through a series of tests to heighten his own remote abilities and John locks on to Teresa in a copper mine. The NSA, Avery, and Frank close in with John as the remote viewers get a vision of the location of the Staff (from "Ashes to Ashes") in ...

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  • Originally Aired April 25, 2003
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-PG
  • Production Code 10-02-12
  • Network FOX
Name Type Role
Brandon Camp Writer
Mike Thompson Writer
Aaron Pearl Guest Star
Adam Ryan Guest Star
Matt Winston Guest Star
J.K. Simmons Guest Star
Ona Grauer Guest Star
Kristoffer Ryan Winters Guest Star
Keith Martin Gordey Guest Star
Mimi Leder Director