American Odyssey

2014 • NBC
163 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (14)

1 Gone Elvis (Pilot) - Extended Version
In North Africa, Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) stumbles upon computer files that show a major U.S corporation is secretly funding terrorists. She is able to download the files onto a jump drive, but her unit is attacked before she can tell anyone. While the world is told that her entire team was tragically wiped out by enemy militants, Odelle, the sole survivor, knows the truth: they were attacked by private AMERICAN military contractors because of the information she has on her jump drive. In New York City, corporate litigator Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) finds himself embroiled with the same corporation Odelle discovered to be funding jihadists. As Peter begins to connect the dots of corruption in the private sphere, political activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) suspects a government cover-up when he meets a hacker (Nate Mooney) with proof that Odelle is still alive.
2 Oscar Mike
Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel), aware of the target on her back, desperately tries to avoid detection as she and her young Malian companion Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) hide among the Tuareg on their pilgrimage through the desert. In New York, Harrison Walters fears for his own reputation when hacker Bob (Nate Mooney) becomes reluctant to share his evidence that Odelle Ballard is alive. Racked with guilt over the murder of drone pilot Danny Gentry, Peter (Peter Facinelli) takes his suspicions about Societel to the Department of Justice and faces threats after attempting to gather information against the company from within. Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Treat Williams also star.
3 Drop King
Now captive in Bamako, Odelle (Anna Friel) must prove her value to an Ansar Dine interrogator. Meanwhile, in New York, Harrison (Jake Robinson) reluctantly turns to his famous journalist father for help when he learns he has a connection to Colonel Glen (Treat Williams). Peter (Peter Facinelli) finds himself in danger after uncovering new evidence against Societel Mining. Under pressure, he takes a meeting with Sophia Tsaladari (Orla Brady), the leading candidate for Greek Prime Minister - which leads to an unexpected breakthrough. Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Omar Ghazaoui, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star.
4 Tango Uniform
Odelle (Anna Friel) reaches a détente with her Ansar Dine captor, as both Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) and Frank Majors (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) increase their respective efforts to find her. In New York, Peter (Peter Facinelli) discovers his investigation of Societiel Mining is being complicated by the involvement of a US Senator. Harrison (Jake Robinson) prepares to deliver the eulogy at his late father's funeral, and Bob (Nate Mooney) reveals that Randall's death is not all that it appears. Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, and Treat Williams also star.
5 Beat Feet
On orders from Colonel Glen (Treat Williams), Odelle (Anna Friel) makes her way to a secret CIA safe house, but soon realizes that Glen may not be acting in her best interest. In New York, Peter (Peter Facinelli) discovers that Joe (Darren Goldstein) is under "investigation" by Societel Mining, and his increasingly paranoid behavior disturbs his wife (Sarah Wynter) and daughter (Elena Kampouris). Looking for clues about his father's murder, Harrison (Jake Robinson) and Bob (Nate Mooney) try to get in touch with Randall's last source.
6 Wingman
After seeing Aslam's (Omar Ghazaoui) picture on Shakir Kahn's (Yousef Sweid) television show, Odelle (Anna Friel) is finally reunited with her young friend. Maya's (Elena Kampouris) relationship with Cameron (Cameron Dallas) deepens, worrying Peter (Peter Facinelli), who believes that the young man is a Societel Mining spy. Still hot on his father's trail, Harrison (Jake Robinson) inquires about a story his father never finished.
7 Soup and Sandwich
Peter (Peter Facinelli) breaks into an Societel Mining warehouse to uncover more evidence on the company's misdeeds but the mission does not go as planned. Isabel Rainey (Branca Katic) comes to Club Cachette to hear Odelle's (Anna Friel) story but Odelle and Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) are forced to run, leaving Shakir Khan (Yousef Sweid) to fend for himself. Harrison (Jake Robinson) and Bob (Nate Mooney) finally make contact with Yusuf Qasim, a man who may have answers to their questions.
8 Kmag Yoyo
Odelle (Anna Friel) and Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) are hit hard by Frank Majors' (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) attack on Shakir Khan (Yousef Sweid). Meanwhile, a desperate Peter (Peter Facinelli) makes a deal with Societel Mining CEO Alex Baker (Jay Sanders), as his marriage reaches a breaking point. Bob (Nate Mooney) gets closer to discovering Ruby's (Daniella Pineda) true identity, though what he discovers might not be enough to stop her relationship with Harrison (Jake Robinson). Also, Suzanne (Sadie Sink) makes a new friend (Allison Mack).
9 Figmo
Luc (Gregory Fitoussi) comes to Odelle (Anna Friel) and Aslam's (Omar Ghazaoui) rescue, and Odelle learns about the mysterious Frenchman's past. Back in New York, Sophia Tsaldari (Orla Brady) helps Peter (Peter Facinelli) get closer to Yusuf Qasim (Anthony Azizi) and further exacerbates the rift with his family. Bob (Nate Mooney) tells Harrison (Jake Robinson) the truth about Ruby (Daniella Pineda), which has unintended consequences. Suzanne (Sadie Sink) and Julia (Allison Mack) continue to bond, raising questions for both Ron (Jim True-Frost) and Col. Glen (Treat Williams.) Elena Kampouris and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star.
10 Fubar Bundy
Now with an unconscious Frank (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) in their captivity, Odelle (Anna Friel), Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) and Luc (Gregory Fitoussi), must figure out what to do with him. Peter (Peter Facinelli) finally makes contact with Yusuf Qasim (Anthony Azizi) while Ruby (Daniella Pineda) is forced to come to terms with the fact that her mission is not yet complete. Jake Robinson, Nate Mooney and Elena Kampouris also star.
11 Gingerbread
While held hostage by the mysterious Dogon shaman, Odelle (Anna Friel) is taken on a strange trip, during which she is forced to confront the ghosts of her recent past. Meanwhile, back in New York, Peter (Peter Facinelli) reaches his lowest point yet, as both his professional life and personal life take dramatic hits. Harrison (Jake Robinson) and Ruby (Daniella Pineda) go on a romantic vacation. Omar Ghazaoui, Nate Mooney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Treat Williams also star.
12 Bug Out
While in Algeria with Luc (Gregory Fitoussi) and Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui), Odelle (Anna Friel) gets used to a new life, only to ultimately be brought back to reality. Meanwhile, back in New York, Peter (Peter Facinelli) learns that Sophia Tsaldari (Orla Brady) is being forced to work with Jennifer Wachtel (Alex Kingston). Harrison (Jake Robinson) uncovers a clue after Ruby's (Daniella Pineda) death. Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Nate Mooney, and Treat Williams also star.
13 Real World
As the world discovers that the truth about Odelle (Anna Friel), she and Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) find refuge in Barcelona with someone from Luc's (Gregory Fitoussi) past. But when Odelle finally has a chance to tell her story to reporter Isabel Rainey (Branca Katic), she encounters an unavoidable obstacle. Meanwhile, back in New York, the truth about Societel Mining's misdeeds sends ripples through Peter's (Peter Facinelli) world and Harrison (Jake Robinson) works to expose Osela. Season Finale. Daniella Pineda, Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Nate Mooney and Treat Williams also star.
101 Sneak Peek
In this first look at American Odyssey, see what happens when an international cover-up explodes - and the lives of a female Special Forces soldier, a disillusioned corporate lawyer, and a political activist from a privileged family unexpectedly collide.

About this show

From director Peter Horton (Grey's Anatomy) comes a complex journey through global politics, military secrets, and three strangers who only have one thing in common... the truth. In this Traffic-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer, and a political activist. After a team of American soldiers battle Jihadists in North Africa, they're shocked to find that one of the men they killed is Al Qaeda's top man. Sergeant Odelle Ballard - a soldier, mother, wife, and the unit's only female member - discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and left for dead. News is reported that the unit was wiped out, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit's assassination by U.S. Special Forces.

Ratings and reviews

163 reviews
mg 026
June 9, 2017
... would've been a good combination of Homeland and 24. But sadly the writing, cast and action just didn't meet that bar for me.
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paula mohan
June 16, 2015
This is really well-made with great writing. It has many really intriguing characters and interesting side stories, too. The characters are complex and multi-faceted and I like the global context. This is much better than network television usually is.
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Charmaine Lenard
June 14, 2015
This is a fantastic a show! It's a real nail biter. I wonder if the show is based off a true event. It's more like a movie than a tv show I never want it to end & cannot wait to see the next episode!
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