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''State of Affairs'' is an American espionage thriller drama series that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Creator/AlfreWoodard as President Constance Ryan.

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''State of Affairs'' is an American espionage thriller drama series that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl Creator/KatherineHeigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Creator/AlfreWoodard as President Constance Ryan.


''State of Affairs'' is a television espionage thriller drama that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Creator/AlfreWoodard as President Constance Ryan.

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''State of Affairs'' is a television an American espionage thriller drama series that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Creator/AlfreWoodard as President Constance Ryan.




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* {{Archnemesis}}: Omar Abdul Fatah is Charlie's.

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* {{Archnemesis}}: ArchEnemy: Omar Abdul Fatah is Charlie's.



* {{Expy}}: Omar Abdul Fatah is one for Osama Bin Ladin.

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* {{Expy}}: Omar Abdul Fatah is one for Osama Bin Ladin.Laden.


* HeelFaceMole: Zig-zagged. Several years ago, Charlie turned [[spoiler:Fatah]] into her asset under the code name Pegasus. After the attack in Kabul, [[spoiler:Fatah]] is assumed to have gone rogue. Later, he shows up again and claims to have remained an asset, offering to lead the CIA to to an OsamaBinLaden {{Expy}} named Sheikh Hakam, who is responsible for a number of attacks on the US soil. After the President orders an airstrike on Hakam's position, Charlie realizes that [[spoiler:Fatah has been playing her for years, using the CIA to eliminate his rivals and build his own power base, inventing the mystical leader Sheikh Hakam as a front, all the while using the name Charlie has given him as a symbol]]. Charlie finally tracks him down and [[spoiler:puts a bullet in his head]].

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* HeelFaceMole: Zig-zagged. Several years ago, Charlie turned [[spoiler:Fatah]] into her asset under the code name Pegasus. After the attack in Kabul, [[spoiler:Fatah]] is assumed to have gone rogue. Later, he shows up again and claims to have remained an asset, offering to lead the CIA to to an OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden {{Expy}} named Sheikh Hakam, who is responsible for a number of attacks on the US soil. After the President orders an airstrike on Hakam's position, Charlie realizes that [[spoiler:Fatah has been playing her for years, using the CIA to eliminate his rivals and build his own power base, inventing the mystical leader Sheikh Hakam as a front, all the while using the name Charlie has given him as a symbol]]. Charlie finally tracks him down and [[spoiler:puts a bullet in his head]].


* LostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Omar Abdul Fatah.

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* LostLenore: TheLostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Omar Abdul Fatah.


''State of Affairs'' is a television espionage thriller drama that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Creator/AlfreWoodward as President Constance Ryan.

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''State of Affairs'' is a television espionage thriller drama that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Creator/AlfreWoodward Creator/AlfreWoodard as President Constance Ryan.


''State of Affairs'' is a television espionage thriller drama that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Alfre Woodward as President Constance Ryan.

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''State of Affairs'' is a television espionage thriller drama that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Alfre Woodward Creator/AlfreWoodward as President Constance Ryan.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Fatah's justification for his actions. He claims that the West would never accept moderate Islam, since it needs a threat to rally behind. So, he is happy to provide that threat. As far as he's concerned, both the US and him get what they want.

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* MeaningfulName: Charlie's code name for [[spoiler:Fatah]] is Pegasus. Unbeknownst to her, he uses that moniker as a symbol to plan a strike on US soil. Fortunately, Charlie is able to figure out the symbolism based on the code names of his contacts, which match the Arabic names for some of the stars in the Pegasus constellation.

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* FriendlySniper: Syd Vaslo occasionally helps Charlie and Nick in this capacity.


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* HeelFaceMole: Zig-zagged. Several years ago, Charlie turned [[spoiler:Fatah]] into her asset under the code name Pegasus. After the attack in Kabul, [[spoiler:Fatah]] is assumed to have gone rogue. Later, he shows up again and claims to have remained an asset, offering to lead the CIA to to an OsamaBinLaden {{Expy}} named Sheikh Hakam, who is responsible for a number of attacks on the US soil. After the President orders an airstrike on Hakam's position, Charlie realizes that [[spoiler:Fatah has been playing her for years, using the CIA to eliminate his rivals and build his own power base, inventing the mystical leader Sheikh Hakam as a front, all the while using the name Charlie has given him as a symbol]]. Charlie finally tracks him down and [[spoiler:puts a bullet in his head]].


* LostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Abdul Fatah.

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* LostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Omar Abdul Fatah.


* {{Archnemesis}}: Abdul Fatah is Charlie's.

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* {{Archnemesis}}: Omar Abdul Fatah is Charlie's.



* {{Expy}}: Abdul Fatah is one for Osama Bin Ladin.

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* {{Expy}}: Omar Abdul Fatah is one for Osama Bin Ladin.


* {{Archnemesis}}: Abdul Fada is Charlie's.

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* {{Archnemesis}}: Abdul Fada Fatah is Charlie's.



* {{Expy}}: Abdul Fada is one for Osama Bin Ladin.

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* {{Expy}}: Abdul Fada Fatah is one for Osama Bin Ladin.



* LostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Abdul Fada.

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* LostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Abdul Fada.Fatah.

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* {{Archnemesis}}: Abdul Fada is Charlie's.


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* {{Expy}}: Abdul Fada is one for Osama Bin Ladin.


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* LostLenore: Aaron Payton is Charlie's dead fiance, killed by Abdul Fada.



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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Charlie's way of coping with her fiance's death.


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''State of Affairs'' is a television espionage thriller drama that debuted on Creator/{{NBC}}, starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker, and Alfre Woodward as President Constance Ryan.

One year ago, Charlie was in Kabul with her fiancee Aaron, then-Senator Ryan's son, and their motorcade was ambushed by terrorists, with Aaron dying in the attack. Fast forward one year: Senator Ryan is now President of the United States, and Charlie is working as a CIA analyst responsible for compiling the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President%27s_Daily_Brief President's Daily Brief]].

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* BrokenBird: Charlie puts on a strong facade, but she's still pretty messed up from seeing her fiancee dying in front of her.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Charlie's therapy session, interposed with flashbacks of her partying.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. Charlie is seeing a therapist, but she's not very cooperative on her part.

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