Graceland (TV series)

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Graceland
Логотип сериала "Грейсленд".png
GenreDrama
Action
Created byJeff Eastin
Starring
Opening theme"Holding On" by Ian Franzino & Dilini Ranaweera
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jeff Eastin
  • Sean Daniel
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Fox Television Studios
Broadcast
Original channelUSA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runJune 6, 2013 (2013-06-06) – present (present)
External links
Website
 
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Graceland
Логотип сериала "Грейсленд".png
GenreDrama
Action
Created byJeff Eastin
Starring
Opening theme"Holding On" by Ian Franzino & Dilini Ranaweera
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jeff Eastin
  • Sean Daniel
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Fox Television Studios
Broadcast
Original channelUSA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runJune 6, 2013 (2013-06-06) – present (present)
External links
Website

Graceland is an American police drama television series created by Jeff Eastin that premiered on the USA Network on June 6, 2013.[1]

On September 10, 2013, it was announced that Graceland has been renewed for a second season consisting of 13 episodes.[2][3]

Premise[edit]

A group of undercover agents from various law enforcement agencies in the United States, including the DEA, the FBI, and the ICE, live together in a confiscated Southern California beach house known as "Graceland". Rookie FBI agent Mike Warren is assigned to the house fresh out of Quantico training.[4][5]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Series premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
112June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06)September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12)N/AN/AN/A

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
1"Graceland"Russell Lee FineJeff EastinJune 6, 2013 (2013-06-06)3.32[11]
Despite graduating first in his class and requesting a post in Washington, new FBI agent Mike Warren is assigned to southern California to be trained in undercover operations by the enigmatic Paul Briggs. After meeting the FBI, DEA, and ICE agents who share a beach house headquarters, Mike begins his first day with a drug buy and then has to agree to kill someone on behalf of a Russian gang. At the end of the day, he learns that his true assignment is to investigate Briggs, who has already saved his life. 
2"Guadalajara Dog"Russell Lee FineJeff EastinJune 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)2.77[12]
Mike meets his secret case manager Juan Badillo, who urges him to get more involved in one of Briggs' operations. Briggs is trying to infiltrate the organization of a crime boss named Bello, and Mike has the idea of selling Bello's men some cop-killer bullets obtained by Jakes in a customs case. Briggs uses Mike in a complex plan to complete the sale (and thus establish their credibility with Bello), but recover the bullets and incidentally take down another major criminal as well, freeing DEA agent Paige from a difficult position. Mike tries to covertly report to Juan during this operation, leading Briggs to confront him about who he is talking to. The title refers to the specialty menu item sold by a food truck frequented by the agents. 
3"Heat Run"Renny HarlinStephen GodchauxJune 20, 2013 (2013-06-20)2.27[13]
Briggs and Mike meet with Bello and appear to convince him that his man Eddie, not they, were responsible for the loss of the bullets. Briggs' inquiry about who Mike was talking to remains unanswered. DEA agent Lauren is ending the undercover assignment with a Russian gang that got her partner Donny shot in the pilot episode. Briggs organizes a joint operation against the Russians based on Lauren's information but finds her unreliable and takes steps to keep Graceland secure. Paige introduces Mike to Abby, an attractive law student. Charlie severs relations with an eccentric confidential informant. 
4"Pizza Box"Sanford BookstaverDaniel Shattuck & Kiera MorrisetteJune 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)2.33[14]
Bello enlists Mike to train his men in firearms. Eddie attempts to convince Bello that Mike is not what he seems but is ultimately unsuccessful. Meanwhile, Paige finds unusually high-grade marijuana being sold on the street and enlists Jakes and Johnny in a plan to prove that a rural grower (a woman who has a history with Jakes) is exceeding the limits on legal cultivation. This operation falls apart when Johnny's cover identity as a Mexican gang member is penetrated. Charlie makes her famous tomato sauce, and Mike has another date with Abby. 
5"O-Mouth"Renny HarlinMatthew NegreteJuly 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)1.88[15]
Briggs and Charlie have made contact with a dealer named Quinn, using old identities from a time when they were lovers, and plan to use Quinn to get to a larger dealer named Odin. Charlie's unreliable former informant Whistler knows Quinn; they first avoid him to avoid being exposed, but are eventually forced to use Whistler to vouch for them. Meanwhile, Mike demands that Juan tell him the basis for the FBI's suspicion of Briggs, and learns that he appears to be skimming a portion of the heroin seized in cases. He resolves to gain Bello's confidence to set up a large seizure and test Briggs' honesty, and finally succeeds in becoming Bello's personal bodyguard. 
6"Hair of the Dog"David StraitonAndrew ColvilleJuly 18, 2013 (2013-07-18)1.90[16]
Charlie is forced to inject heroin (a firing offense in the FBI) to escape from Quinn; Briggs takes her to a safe house to hide her withdrawal symptoms, but the next day she is called to report to a superior on the incident. Briggs helps her take a small amount of heroin to handle the interview, and Johnny takes the blame for the failed operation. The DEA capture a smugglers' submarine with no drugs in it. Mike learns from Bello that the drugs were on a torpedo that the sub jettisoned. He introduces Johnny (actually a Navy diver who nearly became a SEAL) to Bello as someone who can recover the torpedo. While Johnny is underwater, Bello tells Mike he plans to kill Johnny when he surfaces. Briggs then has Johnny fake his own death with the torpedo's booby trap, also secretly recovering the drugs. Mike, enraged as he also thought Johnny was dead, suspects that Briggs has taken some of the drugs and follows him to San Diego, where it turns out he is attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 
7"Goodbye High"Russell Lee FineJoe HendersonJuly 25, 2013 (2013-07-25)2.02[17]
After the meeting, Briggs explains to Mike how some years before, on an unauthorized mission to Mexico, he was captured by the dreaded Caza cartel assassin known as Jangles, forcibly given heroin, then released. He kept this secret from the FBI, but Mike reports it to Juan, who promises to help Briggs. Charlie is unable to find any new leads to Odin, whom apparently no one has ever seen. Bello is short of heroin after the loss of the torpedo, and may have to cut his product, killing many users. Briggs instead has Mike suggest to Bello that he buy from Odin rather than Caza, offering Briggs as a go-between. In a one-on-one meeting with Bello, with his audio link cut off, Briggs claims to be Odin but does not mention this when briefing Charlie. Meanwhile, Paige and Johnny urge Mike to break up with Abby, but Jakes (after conversations with the mother of his child and her current partner) says he should try to maintain the relationship, which he does. "Goodbye high" is the term Briggs uses to describe the heroin shot left for him by Jangles when he, Briggs, was set free. 
8"Bag Man"Renny HarlinRyan ScottAugust 8, 2013 (2013-08-08)2.22[18]
Briggs/Odin begins his commerce with Bello, leaving bags of heroin (taken from a large stash in his secret safe house) and never picking up the bags of cash Bello leaves in exchange (as they are watched by the others). Caza send a hit team to one of Bello's distribution centers, killing several of his employees, but one of their men is captured. Bello tortures and maims him before Mike saves his life and sends him back; he tells them that Jangles is coming for them. Mike brings Abby to Graceland against the rules, and she sees enough to scare her off for good. Charlie is suspicious of the audio cutoff in the Briggs-Bello meeting; she and Johnny search the safe house (where Briggs appears to be about to shoot up) but do not find him or the hidden stash. Mike interrupts the next heroin delivery to force Bello to meet Odin again. Briggs prepares a way for Bello to meet him in spite of the surveillance, and gives Bello the keys to the safe house. To cover the escape of "Odin" he attacks Mike from behind and subdues him before he can be seen, though he suffers badly bruised ribs that he conceals from the others. 
9"Smoke Alarm"Paul HolahanAaron FullertonAugust 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)2.01[19]
Mike discovers that Juan has placed a bug on him. Confronted, Juan tells him why he is really after Briggs: he believes that Briggs started a fire that killed five FBI agents, including Briggs' trainer, at the time when Briggs claimed to Mike that he was captive in Mexico. Mike rejects this theory and walks away. Briggs rents a motel room, using a credit card linked to Odin, and places a camera, disguised as a smoke alarm, in it. Both Charlie and Mexican federal agent Rafael Cortes find the room, and they agree to work together to find both Odin and Jangles. Briggs learns from Johnny that Charlie suspects him to be linked to Odin. Bello is holed up in a safe house, expecting Jangles as part of a general war with Caza. One of his men tells Caza where he is, but Briggs fortuitously overhears this. Jangles attacks the safe house, killing both Bello's men and the team watching it. He captures Bello and begins torturing him when Mike interrupts them. Briggs leads an FBI team that fails to catch Jangles but arrests the badly injured Bello and Mike (the latter to preserve his cover). Cortes appears to also be the man who attacked the safe house. In the hospital, Mike tells Paige that he was sent to investigate Briggs, and she refuses to talk to him further. While Briggs is drinking on the beach, Juan confronts him dressed as Jangles, recording his intentions first. They fight and in the struggle Juan is shot with his own gun. 
10"King's Castle"Charlotte SielingDaniel ShattuckAugust 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)2.18[20]
Briggs buries Juan in the desert, believing him to be Jangles. A senior FBI agent calls in Mike, tells him of Juan's disappearance and the fact that Juan may have been wearing a wire, and asks Mike to investigate whether Briggs killed Juan. Mike then tells all this to Briggs, including that he has been investigating Briggs all along. He is satisfied that Briggs never knew Juan, but a computer check afterward tells Briggs just who he has killed. Meanwhlle, Bello will not give up Odin's identity to Charlie without full immunity. Charlie sends the still-recovering Mike into prison in the hope that Bello might talk to help him, but Briggs sabotages this plan by arranging that Bello see Mike and Charlie together, thus blowing Mike's cover. Charlie tells Cortes/Jangles her suspicion that Odin is an FBI agent, but does not give him that agent's name. Johnny arranges an unwelcome surprise party for Jakes' birthday, and the two come to blows when Jakes comes home after failing to reconcile with his ex-wife. 
11"Happy Endings"Sanford BookstaverJoe Henderson & Andrew ColvilleSeptember 5, 2013 (2013-09-05)1.90[21]
The hunt is on for Juan's car, on the assumption that it contains the last recording he made. Briggs asks Jakes' help to find it and get rid of it; he reluctantly agrees after Briggs tells him the true story of Juan's death. Jakes finds evidence that the car was stolen off the street. They locate the likely thief, a petty criminal named Clayton already known to Briggs. Mike and Paige independently trace the car to Clayton. Briggs finds Clayton and asks him for work, using his prior undercover persona. Clayton agrees to use him when he robs a massage parlor the next day, using Juan's car for the getaway. Mike arrives and manages to insert himself into this plan in place of Jakes. Briggs arranges with Jakes to give him time to take the recording from the car when the robbers are arrested, but Mike foils this by handcuffing Briggs to a wall during the robbery. Mike arrests Clayton when they reach the car, but the recording is gone. Meanwhile, Johnny locates Quinn for Charlie and she visits him, bringing Cortes/Jangles as her partner because Quinn has seen Johnny. She gets alone with Quinn and savagely beats him, blaming him for Whistler's death. Briggs takes a backpack from behind a wall in Graceland and leaves for parts unknown. 
12"Pawn"Russell Lee FineJeff EastinSeptember 12, 2013 (2013-09-12)2.05[22]
Mike puts out an order to detain Briggs, but Johnny does not try to stop him leaving and Jakes drives him to the docks. There, Briggs meets with Quinn, who knows him as Odin and is anxious since he has heard that Jangles is after him. Briggs sells him a new identity and watches him get on an outbound freighter. He then drives to where Juan is buried and recovers a key from the body. Clark, the FBI official, interviews the remaining Graceland members and tells them the house will be closed if Briggs remains at large. Cortes/Jangles tells Charlie he is returning to Mexico, and invites her to visit him at his rented beach house. Briggs figures out that Cortes is Jangles and watches him meet with Charlie. Mike and Paige kiss but she tells him she is not the answer to his loneliness. Mike concludes that Briggs has not left the country and asks Jakes for help; he says no but covertly leaves him a burner phone number that Briggs gave him. Briggs follows Jangles to his house and overpowers him in a fight, but Charlie arrives and forces him at gunpoint to let him go. She realizes too late that Cortes is Jangles, and Jangles ties them both up and begins torturing Charlie. Mike, who has been tracking the burner phone, then arrives and kills Jangles in a shootout. The FBI concludes that Jangles killed Juan (since Briggs was able to add Juan's key to Cortes' key chain before the fight), and that Odin has fled to Ecuador (since Quinn is there using a new identity linked to Odin), so the house is safe. Briggs tells Mike that Jangles got the identity of the Caza mole (Briggs' supervisor) from Briggs by putting him through heroin withdrawal. He also tells the others about his heroin addiction. Mike accepts a transfer to a prestigious post in Washington, leaving on good terms with the others. Some time later, Briggs phones Mike and asks him to come to Graceland for a "vacation", as "there is something I didn't tell you". Meanwhile, two teenagers find a tape deck with Juan's recording in a pawn shop in Marina del Rey

Reception[edit]

Brian Lowry of Variety said while everything here is compatible with Burn Notice, the show's high notes can't disguise how ordinary a visit to Graceland feels.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Network Sets Summer Series Premiere Dates". The Futon Critic. April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "USA’s ‘Graceland’ Renewed For Season 2". Deadline.com. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "'Graceland' Renewed for Second Season at USA Network". Hollywood Reporter. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Yeoman, Kevin. "USA Orders 'Graceland' From 'White Collar' Creator". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (June 29, 2012). "USA gives series pickup to drama 'Graceland'". Variety. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Graceland: Cast & Details". TV Guide. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "Heat Run". Graceland. Season 1. Episode 3. June 20, 2013. USA Network. Jakes wears body armor with "ICE" on the front and back during the raid.
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (November 5, 2012). "'The Good Wife' Actor Checks Into USA's 'Graceland' in Major Arc". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Moorhouse, Drusilla (November 9, 2012). ""Graceland" casting scoop: Jenn Proske and Chris Redman guesting on upcoming USA drama". Zap2it. 
  10. ^ Ng, Philiana (January 30, 2013). "USA's 'Graceland' Taps '24' Actor in Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 7, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night + 'Burn Notice', 'Swamp People', 'Graceland', 'Men at Work', NHL Hockey & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 14, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, 'Burn Notice', 'Swamp People', 'Graceland', 'Sullivan & Son', & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 21, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night + 'Swamp People', 'Burn Notice', 'SportsCenter' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 28, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, NBA Draft, 'Burn Notice', 'Sullivan & Son', 'Graceland', 'Intervention' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 12, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, 'Swamp People', 'Sharknado', 'Burn Notice', 'Graceland' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 19, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' & 'Pawn Stars' Tie for Win + 'Sullivan & Son', 'Burn Notice', 'Ridiculousness' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 26, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Burn Notice' Wins Night, 'Graceland', 'Sullivan & Son', 'Project Runway', 'Ridiculousness' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 9, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Alien Sharks' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Burn Notice', 'Sullivan & Son', 'Graceland', 'Project Runway' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 16, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, Pre-Season Football, 'Burn Notice', 'Sullivan & Son', 'Project Runway', 'Graceland' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (August 23, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Tops Night + Pre-Season Football, 'Burn Notice', 'Ridiculousness', 'Sullivan & Son' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  21. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 6, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Burn Notice' Wins Night, 'Project Runway', 'Graceland', 'Ridiculousness', 'Pawn Stars', 'Anger Management' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 13, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night 'Burn Notice' Finale, 'Project Runway', 'Pawn Stars', 'Graceland' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Review: "Graceland"". Variety. June 5, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 

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