The BEST Episodes of The Net

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: USA Network

Computer expert Angela Bennett (Brooke Langton), accidentally receives a top secret email with information about an elite terrorist organization called the Praetorians. Angela soon discovers that the Praetorians' goal is to take control of people's lives through the use of computers. The Praetorians become aware of Angela's knowledge of them and steal her identity, placing her new identity on the F.B.I.'s Ten Most Wanted List. Angela, with the help of an unidentified person named "The Sorcerer" (Tim Curry), sets out to stop the Praetorians and win back her true identity while staying one step ahead of both the F.B.I. and the Praetorians.

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Pay the Line

#1 - Pay the Line

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 9, 1999

Jacob gets involved in on-line gambling scheme and gets in over his head. He needs Angela's help to pay his debts back and they wind up in Las Vegas in some high stakes gambling. Meanwhile, Trelawney is told he has to clean up the mess he left behind with Hearney.

star 8.06
33 votes
Directors: Les Landau
Writers: Lawrence Meyers
Chem Lab

#2 - Chem Lab

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 20, 1999

Angela and Jacob go to high school to find the young creators of a chemical weapon.

star 7.97
34 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: John Kirk
Fireball

#3 - Fireball

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 29, 1998

An old college boyfriend of Angela's is involved in hacking state lotteries. Things get ugly when Daniel hacks with the lotteries under control of the Praetorians. Angela needs to help Daniel while preventing the Praetorians from winning all the lotteries.

star 7.11
64 votes
Directors: Bill Gereghty
Writers: John Kirk
Kill the Buddha

#4 - Kill the Buddha

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 22, 1998

While working as a barmaid, Angela befriends the owner and becomes friends with him and his wife, who are an interracial couple. When Eric is murdered, Angela finds out they were policemen. Wanting not to get involved due to trying to protect herself from discovery by the Praetorians, Angela is torn between helping the widow and protecting herself.

star 7.11
65 votes
Directors: Adam Nimoy
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
eye-see-you.com

#5 - eye-see-you.com

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 27, 1999

Angela and Walter are in hot pursuit of a clever murderer who spies on his victims using the internet.

star 7.03
35 votes
Directors: Scott Paulin
Writers: Chris Adams, Ken Lang, Wolfe Bowart
Deleted

#6 - Deleted

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 19, 1998

Computer expert Angela Bennett has her identity stolen by a terrorist group after opening an unexpected email. She must stop them with the help of a stranger known only as the sorcerer but the problem deepens after her new identity is wanted by the FBI.

star 6.72
69 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
Transplant

#7 - Transplant

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 1, 1998

While in Chicago, Angela gets shot. Sorcerer knows a doctor at a Chicago hospital but Angela gets involved in an organ harvest program that the Praetorians are heading up.

star 6.61
64 votes
Directors: George Mendeluk
Writers: Deborah Pratt
Jump Vector

#8 - Jump Vector

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 3, 1998

Angela poses as a river guide to learn more about a new program about to be released with a back door allowing the Praetorians access to any computer using this new operating system.

star 6.59
64 votes
Directors: Scott Paulin
Writers: Karl Holman
Bulls and Bears

#9 - Bulls and Bears

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 8, 1998

The Praetorians are trying to manipulate the stock market to raise $100 million cash to finance a Praetorian needed satellite from the Russians. Angela joins the stock brokerage to prevent the theft. Angela's voice activated computer is destroyed while Trelawney meets up the some really bad boys.

star 6.58
65 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
Y2K: Total System Failure

#10 - Y2K: Total System Failure

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 30, 1999

Angela has to try and stop the seemingly unstoppable Millenium Bug after a programmer is killed who was close to finding the solution.

star 6.37
35 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Nan Hagan
In Dreams

#11 - In Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 23, 1999

A 14-year-old girl with a photographic memory holds the key to a Praetorian code.

star 6.29
35 votes
Directors: Helaine Head
Writers: Allison Hock
Lucy's Life

#12 - Lucy's Life

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 20, 1998

The Praetorians set up a camera accessible via the Internet in a student's dorm in an attempt to trap Angela.

star 6.26
34 votes
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
Death of an Angel

#13 - Death of an Angel

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 15, 1998

Angela stages her death in an attempt to regain her identity and freedom from the Praetorians. She takes residence at the university where her father was a professor. There she meets Kyle, an aspiring law student. When Kyle's uncle, who is a judge, is falsely accused of child pornography over the internet, Angela helps out.

star 6.26
35 votes
Writers: Robert Bielak
North by Northwestern

#14 - North by Northwestern

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 25, 1998

On her way to Chicago in search of her father, Angela gets detained by the police in Ohio who think that her laptop computer is a bomb. She befriends a cellmate who helps her escape the clutches of the Praetorians. The public defender assigned to Angela doubts her story until Trelawney catches up with him.

star 6.24
66 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Jacob Epstein
Lunatic Fringe

#15 - Lunatic Fringe

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 16, 1999

Angela is concerned about Jacob's obsession with an internet cult leader.

star 6.24
33 votes
Directors: Oscar Costo
Writers: Thomas E. Daniels
Harvest

#16 - Harvest

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 17, 1998

Angela meets Sorcerer! A bizarre cult calling itself Harvest Sun has the interest of the Praetorians. While Angela tries to get through to the cult members, she finally meets Sorcerer and is quite surprised!

star 6.24
34 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: John Kirk
Diamonds Aren't Forever

#17 - Diamonds Aren't Forever

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 28, 1998

Angela and Sorcerer counter a Praetorian plan to bring down the world diamond market.

star 6.24
34 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Tracy Keenan Wynn
Pandora's Box

#18 - Pandora's Box

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 5, 1998

Angela and Sorcerer need to stop a Praetorian plot to dump nuclear waste in the world's oceans.

star 6.24
34 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Karl Homan
Zero

#19 - Zero

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 6, 1999

A sinister new drug leads Angela and Jacob to a showdown with the Praetorians. Angela becomes an FBI CIC agent.

star 6.23
35 votes
Directors: E.J. Forester
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
Sample

#20 - Sample

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 1998

A friend of Jacob's is murdered for trying to publish a negative review on a music web site. The Praetorians are involved in an elaborate scheme to control the world's music

star 6.18
33 votes
Directors: David Winkler
Writers: John Kirk
Last Man Standing

#21 - Last Man Standing

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 13, 1999

New CIC agent Angela must put a stop to cybercast wrestling matches fought to the death.

star 6.18
33 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Karl Holman
Go Like You Know

#22 - Go Like You Know

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 10, 1998

Angela joins forces with a streetwise guy to fight a cyber terrorist who is overloading power grids on the east coast.

star 5.32
34 votes
Directors: David Winkler
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber