The Player

2015 • NBC
326 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (11)

1 Pilot
The series premiere introduces Alex Kane, a security expert who encounters an elite gambling organization called the House that is led by the mysterious Mr. Johnson. Kane joins the group, whose members place bets on whether he can prevent future crimes in hopes that they can assist him in catching his ex-wife's murderer.
2 Ante Up
Alex is ordered to stop a diamond heist, but he encounters an old colleague who is seeking information. Mr. Johnson and Cassandra step in and threaten to call off the bets. Later, Alex attends Ginny's funeral and discovers details surrounding her murder.
3 L.A. Takedown
Alex asks a friend to further investigate Ginny's murder, but Mr. Johnson intervenes; Alex and Cassandra travel to L.A. to stop a sniper from enacting revenge for a drug cartel; and Det. Brown helps the FBI locate a missing ex-special ops agent in Las Vegas.
4 The Big Blind
Det. Brown discovers the truth about a hit man, leading him to arrest Alex's client. Meanwhile, Mr. Johnson helps Alex uncover clues about Ginny's murder, but Cassandra has her own plan.
5 House Rules
A student hacks the Pentagon and Alex attempts to protect him from both the House and the Chinese government; and new discoveries are made about Ginny's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Mr. Johnson takes drastic measures after issues arise with an old friend.
6 The Norseman
The House bets on Alex to stop a serial killer before Halloween. Meanwhile, Det. Brown is hot on Cassandra's trail, but Mr. Johnson intervenes.
7 A House is Not a Home
Alex travels to Chicago to stop an enraged father from avenging his family; and Cassandra discovers the location of the next attack and sends Alex to prevent it. Meanwhile, Mr. Johnson has ulterior motives for going to Chicago.
8 Downtown Odds
Alex intervenes to stop a mysterious newcomer to the Las Vegas drug scene from instigating a gang turf war.
9 Tell
Alex and Cassandra team up to find a rogue former US Marshal who holds the key to Ginny's disappearance.
101 First Look
Take a first look into the explosive new drama on NBC. The Player airs Thursdays 10/9 c, starting September 24th.
102 History of the Game
Learn how a secret society created a life-and-death game to gamble on crime – and the Player.

About this show

From the executive producers of The Blacklist comes the action-packed Las Vegas-set thriller The Player. The series co-stars Wesley Snipes as the pit boss and Charity Wakefield as the dealer for a high-stakes game, where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on the ability of former military operative turned security expert Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.

Ratings and reviews

326 reviews
October 5, 2015
Love seeing Strike Back actors make into major shows and Wesley make a change for the better. The acting is great and the plot fascinating but it does fall closely in line with Person of Interest and therefore can not receive 5 stars due to lack of originality.
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Derek Gardiner
November 10, 2015
This is a good show. I enjoy it enough to sit and watch good plea where the good guys always win, but you wonder sometimes
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Gina Guiceway
October 3, 2015
Very interesting, a lot of questions to be answered, just hope it doesn't drag over into the next season.
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