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Season 1

  • S01E01 Pilot (Part 1)

    • January 2, 1994
    • NBC

    The ultimate weapon against crime, the Viper Defender is the city's only hope to stop a crime syndicate, the 'Outfit', from destroying the city. However, the Viper is just too fast and too powerful for all the police officers recruited to drive it. City Commissoner Strand (Jon Polito) is desperate to get the Viper on the road. He plans on using the Viper's crime-fighting abilities to bolster support for his campaign to become mayor. After stealing a satellite, Michael Payton (James McCaffrey) flips his black Dodge Stealth in a spectacular crash. Strand hears about the accident and has Payton pronounced dead at the scene. Payton is the best getaway driver the Outfit had. Commissoner Strand orders that Payton's memory be erased and his appearance altered. When Payton awakes, he is told that he is a police officer named Joesph Payne Astor. Once Joe gets behind the wheel of the Viper, it is obvious he has the skill to handle driving the car.

  • S01E02 Pilot (Part 2)

    • January 2, 1994
    • NBC

    The ultimate weapon against crime, the Viper Defender is the city's only hope to stop a crime syndicate, the 'Outfit', from destroying the city. However, the Viper is just too fast and too powerful for all the police officers recruited to drive it. City Commissoner Strand (Jon Polito) is desperate to get the Viper on the road. He plans on using the Viper's crime-fighting abilities to bolster support for his campaign to become mayor. After stealing a satellite, Michael Payton (James McCaffrey) flips his black Dodge Stealth in a spectacular crash. Strand hears about the accident and has Payton pronounced dead at the scene. Payton is the best getaway driver the Outfit had. Commissoner Strand orders that Payton's memory be erased and his appearance altered. When Payton awakes, he is told that he is a police officer named Joesph Payne Astor. Once Joe gets behind the wheel of the Viper, it is obvious he has the skill to handle driving the car.

  • S01E03 Once a Thief

    • January 7, 1994
    • NBC

    Joe faces a terrifying choice when the doctor who performed memory-altering surgery on him offers to restore his criminal identity.

  • S01E04 Ghosts

    • January 14, 1994
    • NBC

    Joe's former partner in crime (Jason Carter) is sprung from prison by the Outfit in order to locate the Viper.

  • S01E05 Safe as Houses

    • January 21, 1994
    • NBC

    Nate Benedict, a Mob Boss who is about to be tried for various crimes, fakes his own death. He starts over in a small town to lay low and continue his criminal operations. The residents of Mesa Rose, the small town Benedict takes over, are powerless against Benedict's strong reach. The Viper turns out to be 'the great equalizer'.

  • S01E06 Firehawk

    • January 28, 1994
    • NBC

    As part of a plan to destroy the Viper, the Outfit kidnaps Julian and forces him to upgrade its own urban assault vehicle.

  • S01E07 Mind Games

    • February 11, 1994
    • NBC

    After Frankie is injured in a suspicious car crash, the Viper team uncovers a plot to hijack a transport loaded with highly contagious diseases.

  • S01E08 The Face

    • February 18, 1994
    • NBC

    "The Face", a famous hit man, has just been released from prison. His plans to go straight are jeopardized when his former employer kidnaps his wife to force him to do one last hit! Through the Consortium, he asks Joe Astor for help.

  • S01E09 Wheels of Fire

    • February 25, 1994
    • NBC

    Joe falls for the inventor of a highly efficient car battery, but painful memories of his murdered fiancee surface when her life is threatened. Meanwhile, the discovery of a long-lost concept car shocks everyone.

  • S01E10 Past Tense

    • March 4, 1994
    • NBC

    The Viper team must crack a ring that abducts youths and molds them into specialized criminals. Meanwhile, Joe encounters a special someone from his past.

  • S01E11 Scoop

    • March 11, 1994
    • NBC

    Joe teams with a police detective--a suspected vigilante--to find the culprit behind the murder of Outfit thugs.

  • S01E12 Thief of Hearts

    • March 18, 1994
    • NBC

    An artificial heart that will save the life of a young girl is stolen.

  • S01E13 Crown of Thorns

    • April 1, 1994
    • NBC

    A foreign dignitary visiting the U.S. becomes the new target of the assassin who previously killed her father.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Winner Take All

    • September 27, 1996
    • NBC

    The Viper returns to the streets of Metro City. The new prototype is given to Ex-CIA operative Thomas Cole (Jeff Kaake) and his team: Technician Frankie Waters (Joe Nipote) and systems programmer Dr. Allie Farrow (Dawn Stern). After the death of her partner, police officer Cameron Westlake (Heather Medway) joins the Viper team. The team then concentrates on taking Dekker, a rogue trucker who has been terrorizing the city.

  • S02E02 MIG-89

    • October 5, 1996
    • NBC

    Cameron uncovers an illegal arms-smuggling ring---but not before Allie and a visiting scientist are kidnapped and forced to develop a highly advanced fighter jet.

  • S02E03 Condor

    • October 12, 1996
    • NBC

    The massacre of four undercover cops, all of them set to share information regarding the mob, leads the team to seek help from a helicopter squad that's Viper's aerial equivalent.

  • S02E04 Talk is Cheap

    • October 19, 1996
    • NBC

    A talk-show host is targeted by a killer who has a unique way of getting rid of the bodies of his victims.

  • S02E05 Diamond in the Rough

    • October 26, 1996
    • NBC

    A disgruntled former security officer decides to become a jewel thief.

  • S02E06 Standoff

    • November 2, 1996
    • NBC

    Thieves after a new weapon have the Viper team trapped in an abandoned refinery.

  • S02E07 White Fire

    • November 9, 1996
    • NBC

    A string of diamond thefts points to a notorious criminal, but she cooperates with the Viper team to catch whom she claims is the real culprit.

  • S02E08 Die Laughing

    • November 16, 1996
    • NBC

    It's no joke when the Viper team's assigned to protect a comedienne and her son, who's witnessed the murder of an undercover FBI agent.

  • S02E09 On a Roll

    • November 23, 1996
    • NBC

    The Viper team and their superior are accused of treason after following a Government command to steal a lethal weapon.

  • S02E10 Street Pirates

    • November 30, 1996
    • NBC

    A band of weapons thieves plans to take the Defender next.

  • S02E11 Breakdown on Thunder Road

    • January 11, 1997
    • NBC

    A scientist fears his runaway son may be behind the theft of an extremely combustible rocket fuel, which the boy is using to power racing cars.

  • S02E12 Manhunt

    • January 18, 1997
    • NBC

    A scientist's invention saves his life but turns him into a killer cyborg.

  • S02E13 Turf Wars

    • February 1, 1997
    • NBC

    The Viper team is assigned to stop a gang war between two rival factions, and a 13-year-old gets caught in the middle of the fighting.

  • S02E14 Forget-me-Not

    • February 8, 1997
    • NBC

    A scientist is brainwashed into stealing nerve gas to be used in an attack on the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

  • S02E15 Wheelman

    • February 15, 1997
    • NBC

    An escaped con looking for revenge happens to be Cole's former mentor.

  • S02E16 Shutdown

    • February 22, 1997
    • NBC

    The city is terrorized by a criminal who is driving around in a clever imitation of the Viper.

  • S02E17 Echo of Murder

    • March 1, 1997
    • NBC

    Cole's investigates the death of his friend, an investigative reporter, but his only clue is a holgram of a movie star who committed suicide long ago.

  • S02E18 Thieves Like Us

    • March 22, 1997
    • NBC

    The Viper team is accused of treason after their new boss tells them to steal a weapon that creates spontaneous human combustion.

  • S02E19 Cold Storage

    • April 26, 1997
    • NBC

    A charismatic mass-murderer in cryogenic suspension manages to escape to rejoin his followers.

  • S02E20 Whistle Blower

    • May 3, 1997
    • NBC

    An autistic man is the only witness to the murder of his brother.

  • S02E21 Black Box

    • May 10, 1997
    • NBC

    A murdered software designer leaves artificial intelligence to his girlfriend.

  • S02E22 The List

    • May 17, 1997
    • NBC

    Westlake witnesses Cole's death, only to learn that he's alive and well---and working as an informant for a powerful crime family.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Triple Cross

    • September 23, 1997
    • NBC

    Cole's former fiancée, who says she's dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant, convinces Cole to temporarily release a prisoner whose marrow matches hers.

  • S03E02 Cat and Mouse

    • September 30, 1997
    • NBC

    Westlake kills the lover of a professional assassin during a prison break, and soon finds herself targeted for revenge.

  • S03E03 The Best Couple

    • October 7, 1997
    • NBC

    A simple background check on Westlake's friend's new husband turns up information suggesting that the groom may not be what he seems.

  • S03E04 Hidden Agenda

    • October 14, 1997
    • NBC

    An arson killing rings a bell for Cole, who investigated similar cases years ago and suspects they're related. His only lead is a mysterious woman who was on the scene.

  • S03E05 Out from Oblivion

    • October 21, 1997
    • NBC

    When Cole discovers an old CIA buddy living on the streets, he's again led into a world of espionage and intrigue.

  • S03E06 Storm Watch

    • October 28, 1997
    • NBC

    A fully equipped motorcycle and rider threaten the future of the team.

  • S03E07 Cold Warriors

    • November 4, 1997
    • NBC

    Westlake's mother is captivated by a secret agent.

  • S03E08 First Mob Wives' Club

    • November 11, 1997
    • NBC

    Cole goes under cover at a health club frequented by the beautiful wives of gangsters in order to solve the murder of one woman's husband.

  • S03E09 Getting MADD

    • November 18, 1997
    • NBC

    Cole's niece must live with the consequences of a fatal drunken driving accident; Frankie, Catlett and Cole uncover a drug ring at a local club.

  • S03E10 Wilderness Run

    • November 25, 1997
    • NBC

    Cameron Westlake, a police officer, volunteers to spend a week helping her friend Elise Grayhawk, who run Camp Sasamat, a retreat for over worked executives. Hanley (Michael Mahonen) and his friend, Mike, plot to kidnap his former boss, Iris Bentine, and hold her for five million dollars ransom. Hanley had been a janitor at her corporation, but was fired and is very bitter about it. He plots revenge... Iris, and her assistant, Julie Stone, have come for a week long retreat in the wilderness. Here they are supposed to spend time in the woods, enjoying nature and learn team work skills as a ""get back to nature, and find your true self..."" experience; but, Iris is work driven and can not relax . She is annoyed that Julie talked her into taking time off from work. Hanley stops a pair of forest rangers, kills them and steals their uniforms. Then he and his Mike, pretending to be Rangers Crawford and Barnes, proceed to the woods to find and kidnap his former boss, Iris Bentine! Cole a

  • S03E11 Breakout

    • January 6, 1998
    • NBC

    Cole and Westlake desperately search for an escaped convict who is carrying a deadly virus.

  • S03E12 The Getaway

    • January 27, 1998
    • NBC

    A crime lord's murder threatens to reveal government corruption.

  • S03E13 What Makes Sammy Chun

    • February 3, 1998
    • NBC

    An ex-con turned tabloid news reporter gets mixed up in Cole's investigation of an arms dealer.

  • S03E14 Paper Trail

    • February 10, 1998
    • NBC

    Cole's girlfriend becomes a prime suspect in a million-dollar robbery.

  • S03E15 Regarding Catlett

    • February 17, 1998
    • NBC

    After an attempt on Catlett's life, Cole and Frankie must find the insider responsible.

  • S03E16 Trust No One

    • February 24, 1998
    • NBC

    Catlett and Westlake pose as husband-and-wife burglars in order to catch an arms dealer.

  • S03E17 Double Team

    • March 3, 1998
    • NBC

    Catlett and Westlake pose as husband-and-wife burglars in order to catch an arms dealer.

  • S03E18 Hot Potato

    • March 17, 1998
    • NBC

    A computer disk becomes the key to catching a corrupt federal marshal.

  • S03E19 Homecoming

    • April 21, 1998
    • NBC

    Cole returns to his hometown to help his father solve a mystery when the local police chief dies.

  • S03E20 Old Acquaintance

    • April 28, 1998
    • NBC

    Westlake must protect her photojournalist ex-husband from sudden attempts on his life.

  • S03E21 Internal Affair

    • May 5, 1998
    • NBC

    After an undercover assignment goes awry, Westlake is abducted by mercenaries bent on detonating a bomb -- with her help.

  • S03E22 About Face

    • May 12, 1998
    • NBC

    Notorious criminal Giles Seton masterminds a plot to create a Cole look-alike to steal the Defender.

Season 4

  • S04E01 The Return

    • September 22, 1998
    • NBC

    Joe Astor returns to drive the new Viper when Thomas Cole is reassigned after blowing up the old Viper.

  • S04E02 Once a Con

    • September 29, 1998
    • NBC

    A small-time con artist helps Astor and Westlake catch a money launderer in an elaborate sting operation.

  • S04E03 Wisegal

    • October 6, 1998
    • NBC

    Astor infiltrates a security-tight mafia conference; a labor negotiator tries to seduce Westlake.

  • S04E04 Holy Matrimony

    • October 13, 1998
    • NBC

    Astor falls in love with the wife of a Colombian drug lord while investigating the Blanca Noche cartel.

  • S04E05 Wanted: Fred or Alive

    • October 20, 1998
    • NBC

    Astor and Westlake encounter a ruthless bounty hunter while trying to exonerate a man accused of murder.

  • S04E06 The Full Frankie

    • October 27, 1998
    • NBC

    Frankie bares all to uncover a blackmail-murder plot at a local strip club for women.

  • S04E07 Honest Abe

    • November 3, 1998
    • NBC

    A former Israeli spy's new life is threatened when arms dealers kidnap his wife.

  • S04E08 Aftermath

    • November 10, 1998
    • NBC

    An apparent terrorist bombing camouflages an elaborate plot for an heir to claim her father's million-dollar pension.

  • S04E09 Family Matters

    • November 17, 1998
    • NBC

    Astor and Westlake try to locate a stolen cache of diamonds before some dangerous criminals take possession of them.

  • S04E10 The Really Real Re-Enactment

    • December 8, 1998
    • NBC

    While staking out robbery suspects, Westlake finds out Astor isn't the man she thought he was.

  • S04E11 Best Seller

    • January 5, 1999
    • NBC

    After Catlett reads his brother's latest novel, fact becomes stranger than fiction as the plot line becomes real.

  • S04E12 Seminar from Hell

    • February 6, 1999
    • NBC

    One of Westlake's old enemies resurfaces to exact revenge after escaping from prison.

  • S04E13 People Like Us

    • February 13, 1999
    • NBC

    Astor and Westlake go under cover as a married couple to expose a ring of diamond thieves.

  • S04E14 My Fair Hoodlums

    • February 20, 1999
    • NBC

    Astor and Westlake try to stop a man who's plotting to kill his ex-wife for her jewel necklace.

  • S04E15 Safe House

    • February 27, 1999
    • NBC

    After desperate bank robbers take Astor hostage, Frankie and Catlett try to track him down.

  • S04E16 Tiny Bubbles

    • March 20, 1999
    • NBC

    Astor and Westlake must unravel a conspiracy after the secret formula is stolen from a soda company and its owner is murdered.

  • S04E17 Of Course, It's a Miracle

    • March 27, 1999
    • NBC

    Frankie befriends a self-proclaimed psychic who becomes involved in a plot to assassinate a senator.

  • S04E18 Holy Terror

    • April 17, 1999
    • NBC

    Astor and Westlake must protect a spiritual ruler from a fated encounter with an assassin.

  • S04E19 Hell Hath No Fury

    • May 1, 1999
    • NBC

    A series of deaths links to an old case, but someone does not want Astor and Westlake to reopen it.

  • S04E20 Attack of the Teki-Ya

    • May 8, 1999
    • NBC

    A Japanese detective, in town to extradite an assassin, goes head-to-head with an international crime boss.

  • S04E21 Split Decision (1)

    • May 15, 1999
    • NBC

    An electric shock causes Astor's brain implant to malfunction, turning him back into a criminal.

  • S04E22 Split Decision (2)

    • May 22, 1999
    • NBC

    Astor agrees to have the brain implant removed; a distraught Westlake must focus on saving a kidnapping victim.