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9/11 had a huge impact on the show. It was nine days before the intended start of the series, an episode which involved stopping a terrorist strike masterminded by one UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. That episode was shuffled to later in the season, along with one involving an anthrax scare after several real-world anthrax attacks. The show was {{retool}}ed, involving a major shakeup at the top of the Agency, to focus more heavily on the CIA's role in the UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror.

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9/11 had a huge impact on the show. It was nine days before the intended start of the series, an episode which involved stopping a terrorist strike masterminded by one UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. That episode was shuffled to later in the season, along with one involving an anthrax scare after several real-world anthrax attacks. The show was {{retool}}ed, involving a major shakeup at the top of the Agency, to focus more heavily on the CIA's role in the UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror.


9/11 had a huge impact on the show. It was nine days before the intended start of the series, an episode which involved stopping a terrorist strike masterminded by one UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. That episode was shuffled to later in the season, along with one involving an anthrax scare after several real-world anthrax attacks. The show was {{retool}}ed, involving a major shakeup at the top of the Agency, to focus more heavily on the CIA's role in the TheWarOnTerror.

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9/11 had a huge impact on the show. It was nine days before the intended start of the series, an episode which involved stopping a terrorist strike masterminded by one UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. That episode was shuffled to later in the season, along with one involving an anthrax scare after several real-world anthrax attacks. The show was {{retool}}ed, involving a major shakeup at the top of the Agency, to focus more heavily on the CIA's role in the TheWarOnTerror.
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A short-lived series about inner workings of the {{CIA}} -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from [[ShortRunner September, 2001 to May, 2003]].

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A short-lived series about inner workings of the {{CIA}} UsefulNotes/{{CIA}} -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from [[ShortRunner September, 2001 to May, 2003]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithCows: The first season episode "Moo", with a WorldWarII spy cow-suit.

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* EverythingsBetterWithCows: The first season episode "Moo", with a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII spy cow-suit.



* InterserviceRivalry

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* PlayfulHacker: Lex

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* %%* PlayfulHacker: Lex



* TheSpymaster

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9/11 had a huge impact on the show. It was nine days before the intended start of the series, an episode which involved stopping a terrorist strike masterminded by one UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden. That episode was shuffled to later in the season, along with one involving an anthrax scare after several real-world anthrax attacks. The show was {{retool}}ed, involving a major shakeup at the top of the Agency, to focus more heavily on the CIA's role in the TheWarOnTerror.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Lex is apparently the archangel [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Gabriel]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Lex is apparently the archangel [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Gabriel]]


A short-lived series about inner workings of the CIA -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from [[ShortRunner September, 2001 to May, 2003]].

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A short-lived series about inner workings of the CIA {{CIA}} -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from [[ShortRunner September, 2001 to May, 2003]].


A short-lived series about inner workings of the CIA -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from September, 2001 to May, 2003.

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A short-lived series about inner workings of the CIA -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from [[ShortRunner September, 2001 to May, 2003.2003]].


* SpyFromWeightsAndMeasures: One agent's cover is as a Department of Commerce worker.


* [=~Everything's Better With Cows~=]: The first season episode "Moo", with a WorldWarII spy cow-suit.

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* [=~Everything's Better With Cows~=]: EverythingsBetterWithCows: The first season episode "Moo", with a WorldWarII spy cow-suit.

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A short-lived series about inner workings of the CIA -- a mix of SpyDrama, GovernmentProcedural and office drama. The show lasted from September, 2001 to May, 2003.

Lots of EspionageTropes, naturally.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* TheCon: The agents sometimes use techniques lifted straight from {{Con Artist}}s to get their objectives accomplished.
* [=~Everything's Better With Cows~=]: The first season episode "Moo", with a WorldWarII spy cow-suit.
* FlockOfWolves: A sting operation to catch terrorists nets them agents from the FBI, Immigration, and the Secret Service, but no actual terrorists.
* InterserviceRivalry
* TheMole: One episode focused on the search for one.
* OvertOperative: Some of the characters are overt employees, and thus don't have covers.
* PlayfulHacker: Lex
* SpyFromWeightsAndMeasures: One agent's cover is as a Department of Commerce worker.
* SpyGlasses: With infrared camera.
* TheSpymaster
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