The BEST episodes of F/X: The Series
Every episode of F/X: The Series ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of F/X: The Series!
Based on the feature movies "F/X" comes a hour-long action show F/X: The Series, a mix of illusion and reality. The show centeres around Rollie Tyler (Cameron Daddo), who fights against his unsuspecting crooks and is mostly a lot stronger and smarter than them with his skills and knowledge. The show is mostly described as a mix of Mission: Impossible and MacGyver and is attractive even more because one of the stars is Carrie-Anne Moss, a famous Matrix cast. The show ran two years in syndication.
#1 - Thief
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/18/1998
Rollie and Angie get to put on the Ritz as they become cat burglars to the rich and famous to lure the reclusive super-thief Sebastian from his high-tech lair. In the process, they move from simulated robberies to the real things, putting their reputations -- and their lives -- on the line.Watch Now:Amazon
#2 - Red Storm
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/25/1998
Loubar is back-with a vengeance! His assignment: to kill the Chinese Trade Minister. Using Rollie's identity, and three days stolen from his life, Loubar constructs a perfect frame. Unless Rollie stops the assassination, his life as a free man is over. But there's more to Loubar's bid for revenge, and his dark and twisted act will change the lives of Rollie and Angie forever.Watch Now:Amazon
#3 - Requiem for a Cop
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1997
Leo McCarthy's death in a massive explosion is just the beginning of Rollie nightmare. An internal investigation into police corruption points the finger at Leo and Francis Gatti. When Rollie is implicated in a scheme to resell weapons impounded by the police, he hits the street -- on the run from the NYPD. Only Detective Mira Sanchez, the internal affairs detective assigned to the investigation, believes Rollie's story. Together they tackle mob gun runners using mini-lasers and Rollie's newly developed RT-3 to clear Leo's name and allow him to be buried with honor.
#4 - Deep Cover
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/1997
On location in London, the last person Rollie expected to see was FBI agent Elena Serrano. This time she needs Rollie's help in spiriting an undercover agent back to New York with his deadly cargo of bio-toxin. But the undercover agent is long dead, and the man beneath the mask is Rollie's nemesis, Victor Loubar -- international weapons dealer and chameleon master of disguise. By the time his ruse is revealed, Loubar is in deep cover, somewhere in New York ready to transfer the deadly bio-weapon to the highest bidder. Now Rollie has to find Loubar in a city of millions before he can close his deal. Satellite surveillance, identity switches, and a massive FBI investigation lead Rollie to a showdown at Grand Central Station. Someone's going to walk away from the fiery finish - but whose face will he be wearing?
#5 - Spanish Harlem
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/10/1997
A frantic phone call from Mira's ex-husband sends Rollie and Mira on a rescue mission into the old 'hood. But things go bad when the van is ripped off and a squad of high-tech killers joins the pursuit.Watch Now:Amazon
#6 - Flashback
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/17/1997
With Rollie's help, the assassination of a US Senator is recreated in a movie, and then in real life -- with the original assassin! When it's discovered that Orrin Hill, the assassin, has a brain tumor erasing his memory, a plot is hatched to convince him he's back on that fatal day in 1979. Lost in a time warp, he must do the deed all over again, allowing Rollie and Mira to track him to the source of the conspiracy -- the man who got away, eighteen years ago.
#7 - Standoff
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/2/1998
Rollie and Angie do Mira a favor by providing cover for a young federal witness. The situation explodes in their faces when a high-tech motorcycle gang tracks them down and beseighes them in an abandoned farm. Result: Total War!
#8 - Vigilantes
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/9/1998
It's revenge twice over when Ricky Delacruz escapes justice and goes after the man who almost put him away: Rollie Tyler. But his victim ends up being Angie, and Rollie sets out to even the score...no matter what it takes!
#9 - Reaper
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/16/1998
Random deaths in Kansas...the cold-blooded murder of a militia cell in Pennsylvania...the apparent suicide of a government scientist in New York -- threads that lead Rollie and Mira into a shadowy world where nothing is as it seems. When they learn the conspirators intend to wipe out the only people who know the truth about a bio-engineering project gone horribly wrong, Rollie faces the ride of his life, dangling from a helicopter riding a nerve gas weapon, in a race against certain death -- for himself and half of New York City!
#10 - Ritual
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/3/1997
Mangela, an Australian aborigine, tracks a stolen artifact to New York, but needs Rollie's strength and expertise to recover it from a renegade tribesman. Rollie undertakes the quest of a lifetime, to save his friend and face down his own primitive fears in the ultimate one-on-one challenge.Watch Now:Amazon
#11 - Supernote
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/25/1996
When a fellow cop is killed in a drug bust by a mid-eastern dignitary who claims diplomatic immunity, Leo gets Rollie to help expose the diplomat's ties to a Russian gangster before they can launch a diabolical counterfeiting operation.
#12 - Shooting Mickey
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/6/1997
When Angie joined up with young, twitchy director Levi Chase and her old school friend Kit Marchado, she figured making a Gonzo film would be a gas. But the premise behind the film -- breaching a high security penthouse to get a photo of reclusive, retired mobster Mickey O'Brien -- is also a blueprint for murder. In a race against death, Rollie reaches Mickey steps ahead of a hitman. Trapped in a penthouse, with no way out but down, Rollie takes Mickey on a free-fall high dive, betting their lives on an untested stunt chute.
#13 - Siege
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/29/1997
A quick bank withdrawal turns into Dog Day Afternoon, when Angie is caught in the middle of a botched mob operation. On location for "Vindicator II," Rollie has all the high-tech gear he needs to make life miserable for the hostage-takers. But the joint Tyler/NYPD operation is turned on its head, when one of the criminals turns out to have a strange hold on Mira. Rollie is challenged to provide the ultimate illusion of escape.
#14 - Unfinished Business
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/1997
A mob accountant on the run pulls Rollie back into the unfinished investigation of Leo murder. The accountant will finger his boss, Vincent Capricio, for Leo's death if Rollie helps him disappear. Acting on the information, Frank Gatti launches a rogue operation with F/X help from Rollie. But their desire for vengeance exacts a deadly cost when a mob mole inside Midtown South blows Frank's cover. With Frank's life on the line, Rollie must answer an impossible question -- how do you make a man disappear in broad daylight?
#15 - Script Doctor
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/1997
Weary of having his work ruined by others, Rollie jumps at the chance to direct a low-budget "heist" movie. But he and Leo discover the film's "producers" are actually crooks who are planning to pull-off the fictional robbery for real and steal gold bullion from a United Nation's vault.
#16 - Bad Influence
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/28/1997
Rollie is helping students make a video for a class project when a band of armed men invades the high school and takes over. Trapped and badly wounded, Rollie joins forces with a juvenile delinquent-in-the-making as they discover the crooks are using the school to stage a multi-million dollar armored van robbery. Using materials from around the school, Rollie and the student fashion makeshift movie F/X illusions to defeat the invaders and rescue the student's girlfriend who is being held captive by the thieves.Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - Shivaree
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/27/1997
Five years ago, three men staged a daring armored car robbery in which a young man was crippled for life. They then hid the money in a place that requires all three men to find. Now, the statute of limitations is almost up, and Leo is determined to see that justice is done before it's too late. After one of the men is arrested, Rollie , Angie, and Leo stage a ruse to make it appear as if he is dead. Rollie then poses as a friend and confidante of the captured man and joins the other two thieves in their hunt for the money. But a double cross by one of the men puts the lives of both Rollie and Angie on the line.
#18 - Medea
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/1997
Rollie works on a major Broadway show that is plagued by suspicious accidents, and it looks like the star, a fading Hollywood actress attempting a comeback on stage, is the target of an obsessed fan who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get to her. Leo is called in to investigate and uncovers a dark secret in the star's past. But when Lucinda takes the woman's place on stage, Rollie must use his skills with F/X magic to save his friend's life.
#19 - Target
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/18/1996
After a protected witness is murdered, Leo enlists Rollie to help him trap a mysterious sniper who can hit a target from more than a mile away. But the plan fails and the sniper embarks on a campaign of revenge against Leo and his friends.Watch Now:Amazon
#20 - The Ring
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/7/1996
A murderous boss of a stolen car ring slips through Leo's fingers yet again. With the help of Angie and Lucinda they get into the "hot" car business and stage an elaborate ruse to find the kingpin's secret "chop shop" and shut down the operation for good.
#21 - Dingo
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/14/1996
A family reunion between Rollie and his charming con-man father, Dingo, could be their last when a ruthless bookie leans on dad to pay off a huge gambling debt. Leo joins them in a complex con game of shutting down the biggest illegal gambling operation on the east coast.
#22 - Eye of the Dragon
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/11/1996
Romantic sparks fly when Rollie is reunited with a beautiful Hong Kong woman while working on a martial arts action movie. But Leo suspects she's really working with foreign assassins hired by Red China to kill the movie's popular star. Leo tries to warn the lovestruck Rollie of the danger, but Rollie has ideas of his own and works with the woman to foil the assassin.Watch Now:Amazon
#23 - Gemini
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/3/1997
When Leo sees disturbing similarities between the science fiction movie for which Rollie is providing the special effects, he begins to suspect the movie's director is a serial killer who terrorized Central Park four years ago and was never caught. He talks Rollie into using FX to get him to confess, but they soon discover the director has a dual personality and his murderous "other" is now taking over, ready to kill again.
#24 - Double Image
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/10/1997
Learning that a wealthy computer magnate is going to be hit, Leo calls on Rollie so he can masquerade as the intended target and thwart the assassination. The trick works so well, however, that Rollie and Angie are kidnapped by the magnate's jealous brother and a ruthless arms smuggler who plan to stage an even more dangerous masquerade.Watch Now:Amazon
#25 - Quicksilver
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/17/1997
When Rollie discovers a sinister international arms smuggler named Victor Loubar has stolen his identity, he teams up with FBI agent Elena Serrano to hunt for the impostor. Together they enter the dark, sinister world of Loubar, where nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted, racing to stop the mysterious criminal mastermind from stealing a top secret experimental "smart grenade" from a military contractor.