The BEST Episodes of The Agency

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Network: CBS

The Agency follows the inner-workings of the CIA, as seen through the eyes of its agents, their missions and investigations into terrorist activities inside and outside of the US

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C.S. Lie

#1 - C.S. Lie

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2002

When a CIA plane crashes in China, the operatives must hide the evidence before it is discovered.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Larry Moskowitz
Heartless

#2 - Heartless

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2002

A blown operation leads to a Senate inquiry into possible wrongdoings at the CIA. The CIA tries to turn a Columbian druglord and terroist into an informant, but the operation goes awry when a DEA officer tips off the police as to the operation causing the deaths of seven people.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Jay Tobias
Writers: Doris Egan
War, Inc

#3 - War, Inc

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 2003

David Cassidy (Everett Price) who lost his wife on 9/11 hurts the relationship between the U.S. & Saudi Arabia, Now Gage must try and stop anymore missile attacks.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Erik Oleson
Rules Of The Game

#4 - Rules Of The Game

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2001

When the National Security Agency (NSA) learns of a plot to assassinate the King of Saudi Arabia, Matt and Lisa help track down those involved only to discover that there is a larger terrorist plot in the works. Soon after Matt and Lisa catch the would-be assassins, Israeli intelligence informs the CIA that one of the incarcerated terrorists is their own agent on an undercover mission and requests his safe return. Once Matt arranges this, the Agency discovers that Israeli intelligence has deceived them and the man they released is a link to a terrorist they had been pursuing for years.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Ed Zuckerman
Soft Kills

#5 - Soft Kills

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 15, 2003

Terri,Stiles & Lex must go to Spain to find out why military wives were killed, While Lex, Stiles, & Terri try to stay out of danger.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers: Erik Oleson
Our Man in Korea (1)

#6 - Our Man in Korea (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 2003

Terri Lowell is about to get a big shock the man she dated in college could be a double agent because his company could be shipping weapons to North Korea (behind his back) his wife is actually doing it. Quinn learns his sister is dying. He has to find her in the car at sunset. Terri and stiles continue try to find the guidance system. Terri learns Brain wants to leave his wife. Caroline quickly finds out and tries to protect him. Quinn finds that his sister killed herself and kisses her goodbye. Terri goes to meet him and finds him dead and his wife may have killed him. Terri is questioned about wether she got bad information.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Larry Shaw
Writers: Terry Curtis Fox
Our Man In Washington (2)

#7 - Our Man In Washington (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2003

Terri is thought to be alive after Stiles & Agent Shelton discover her car and watch. Terri is kidnapped to find who Terri told about the double life of Joshua and how Terri found out. Terri still won't let her captors know who she told she then has a bomb hooked to her. Meanwhile Terri learns that Joshua was told to kidnap her and that she should trust him. Haisely then tells Quinn that Joshua may have taken Terri, Quinn finds the information hard to believe and wonders why Mr. Holland didn't say anything. Quinn tells Haisley that 12 years ago (when Quinn was director) He had Joshua feed information to Germany. Gage asks Holland to feed German information to the CIA while still trying to free Terri.

star 8.50
2 votes
Writers:
Son Set

#8 - Son Set

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 17, 2002

After the young son of a British Intelligence officer is kidnapped and the man fails to report him missing, the CIA and British Intelligence's investigation takes an unusual turn. They learn that the man didn't report his child missing because the kidnappers are Iraqis and he has arranged to trade plans for an Allied invasion of Iraq in exchange for his son's return. Matt and Carl join the investigators in London to ensure that the officer's plan is derailed without losing the boy in the process. Meanwhile, Robert Quinn, who is temporarily replacing Director Pierce, starts implementing changes. Daniel Benzali (""Murder One"") guest stars.

star 8.33
3 votes
Writers: Doug Palau, Mason Alley
The Golden Hour

#9 - The Golden Hour

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 2002

An assassination attempt on Lisa strikes Matt instead and leaves him hospitalized and fighting for his life. While Robert tries to hide the events from the press, Jackson is forced to work with the chief of counterintelligence to determine who ordered the attack on Lisa and how her position at the CIA was uncovered. Eventually, Lex admits to indirectly blowing Lisa's cover to the assassin and, in the process, unknowingly giving him access to information on Lisa. However, Lex soon redeems himself by leading Robert and Jackson to the terrorist organization behind the shooting. As Matt hangs on to his life by a thread, Lisa contemplates a leave of absence from the CIA.

star 8.33
3 votes
Writers: Ed Zuckerman, Shaun Cassidy
The Plague Year

#10 - The Plague Year

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 7, 2002

The CIA tracks an Algerian suicide bomber as he enters the United States, but they don't realize that he is infected with the smallpox virus.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: James Duff
Trust

#11 - Trust

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2002

Is Gage wanted by the FBI? The agents think so,there about to find what he is really up to.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Daniel Arkin
An Isolated Incident

#12 - An Isolated Incident

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2003

Stiles and Terri head to the Gaza Strip in search of a U.S. citizen who left America with his wife due to a killing spree at a travel agency.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Peter Markle
Writers: Ed Zuckerman, Larry Moskowitz
Absolute Bastard

#13 - Absolute Bastard

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 15, 2003

Stiles heads to west Africa to help former CIA informants and runs into someone he loved.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Daniel Arkin
Spy Finance

#14 - Spy Finance

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 12, 2003

Stiles tries to stop a drug dealer from helping terrorists, Can Stiles get the drug dealer to help capture the terrorists?

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Rod Hardy
Writers: Ed Zuckerman
The Gauntlet

#15 - The Gauntlet

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 7, 2002

Matt and Terri learn about shipment. The CIA gets a new cheif.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Michael Frost Beckner
French Kiss

#16 - French Kiss

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2002

Agents of the CIA go to France to find Matt's killer. When the Secret Service, CIA, FBI, and INS fail to inform each other, Robert Quinn forms an Incident Response Team to work with the CIA, FBI, Secret Service and INS.

star 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Shaun Cassidy
The Understudy

#17 - The Understudy

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 25, 2002

Justin sells weapons to the mob.

star 8.03
33 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: James Duff
The Year Of Lying Dangerously

#18 - The Year Of Lying Dangerously

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2001

The local governor plans a political coup after some American miners are taken hostage in Indonesia.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers:
In Our Own Backyard

#19 - In Our Own Backyard

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2001

CIA tries to uncover if someone has sneaked a Russian atomic bomb into the US.

star 8.00
2 votes
Anthrax

#20 - Anthrax

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2001

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Doug Palau
Closure

#21 - Closure

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2001

In an effort to learn the truth about his brother's mysterious death, Matt begins piecing together clues and finally forces his superiors to tell him the truth. As Matt begins to gather information about his brother Eric's final mission abroad, he poses painful questions about the mysterious death to his parents and finally forces Jackson, Carl and Director Pierce to explain the circumstances so he can get Eric's body back for a proper burial. Meanwhile, Jackson, Terri and Joshua are working to entrap an Indian Intelligence Bureau double-agent working for his own country against the CIA to acquire a submarine capable of launching nuclear weapons.

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers:
The Enemy Within

#22 - The Enemy Within

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2002

After the daughter of the United States Ambassador to Greece is kidnapped by terrorists, Matt and Jackson attempt to track her down. Following the abduction, the CIA reveals to the ambassador that the young woman has actually been working undercover for them for several years. Matt and Jackson think they have successfully rescued her, but then realize they have an imposter and must save the real girl before she is murdered. Meanwhile, Robert uses Lisa to get important information from Patrice, which he turns against her.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Vivienne Radkoff
Doublecrossover

#23 - Doublecrossover

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 2, 2002

After a CIA agent is murdered, the agency joins with the police department of Washington, D.C. to investigate his murder.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: Ed Zuckerman, Shaun Cassidy
Home Grown

#24 - Home Grown

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2002

The Agency discovers that a suicide bomber responsible for the death of 14 people in an amusment park is an American citizen belonging to a terrorist ring.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: James Kahn
First Born

#25 - First Born

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2002

The president's brother is in an accident, which put the CIA in a bind.

star 8.00
4 votes