Once a Thief Season 1

Season 1

Once a Thief Season 1

First Air Date: September 29, 1996

First Aired on    :   1996
Episodes    :   23 episodes



Episodes

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1x23 Endgame (2) (May 02, 1998)


SPOILER ALERT - FOR THOSE AMERICAN VIEWERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ENDING OF THE EPISODE, DO NOT READ THE NOTES BELOW THIS SYNOPSIS In the aftermath of the Godfather's assassination, the team comes close to breaking up, but the arrival of a top-notch assassin who not only is gunning for the Director but used to WORK for the Director (pre-Murphy and Camier) keeps them together. Li Ann is ready to believe in Michael again, who is working with the Director, but Mac is having his reservations. Mac finally does reach out to Michael, only to have it all blow up in his face.


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1x22 Family Reunion (1) (April 25, 1998)



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1x21 Politics Of Love (March 28, 1998)



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1x20 Shaken Not Stirred (March 21, 1998)


When the former member of an Irish terrorist group begins stealing antiques and blowing up antique trucks, the agency's number 1 spy in the British division - Ian Leslie, with a licence to terminate - joins them. He's suave, sophisticated and is spending a lot of time getting to know Li Ann. Mac and Vic, obviously jealous, try to interfere with their relationship. The Director also warns her to stay away from him as he is really there to kill the terrorist. Ian denies it but Li Ann is unsure. As the group come together at the climax of their adventure, Mac comes to realise he still loves Li Ann but he doesn't think she feels the same way; Vic is unsure of what he feels but worries he may lose her to Mac; and Ian has to make a new evaluation of who he can trust. Li Ann, knowing Ian didn't lie to her is sad to see him leave but knows that ""he won't even think about another woman for a long time"". But little does she know he and the Director are already on a plane to Paris... Meanwhile in


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1x19 The Director Files (March 14, 1998)


The Director turns against the agency thanks to a close encounter with an unknown force.


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1x18 Little Sister (March 07, 1998)


Victor is summoned to rescue his little sister from a gang of alt-culture criminals.


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1x17 Kangaroo Court (February 28, 1998)


The gang attempts to save Jackie from an underground justice system.


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1x16 True Blue (February 21, 1998)


Victor's haunted by criminal ex-cop buddies who think he's ratting them out.


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1x15 Li Ann's Choice (February 14, 1998)


Jackie, Mac and Victor set out to shut down a feuding family of weapons dealers


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1x14 Mama's Boys (February 07, 1998)


When Mac is sent to investigate a spree of jewel thefts, he doesn't stop the thieves after suppoesdly falling in love with the hostage they take. The Director, annoyed with the teams continual lack of discipline sentences all three to a week of appreciating what goes on inside the agency, beginning with a postmortem with Murphy & Camier. Mac discovers Angie, the supposed hostage, is in on the plan. She lives with her adopted brothers and mother in a ""Brady Bunch"" style family that steals jewels and reports back to a murderous criminal mastermind who is manipulating them. The family soon adopt Mac as one of them and the Director sends Jackie to find out what Mac is up to. Mac confesses to Angie that although her family is odd, he has never had a family. Meanwhile, Vic has to put up with Nathan, who belives LiAnn and everyone else are bug people, Vic is the only one he can allegedly trust. The Rivers family meanwhile have a problem - they need someone else muscular to pull off a diamond


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1x13 Last Temptation of Vic (January 31, 1998)


Victor gets mixed up with a gang of wiseguys.


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1x12 That Old Gang of Mine (January 24, 1998)


Mac and Li Ann investigate a teen-age mob boss and encounter their ""Godfather.''


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1x11 Wedding Bell Blues (January 17, 1998)


Mac investigates, then falls in love with, a woman who's suspected of organizing the sale of a hand-held nuclear grenade.


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1x10 Jaded Love (November 17, 1997)


Victor's old flame asks him for help after she's threatened by a client.


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1x09 Drive, She Said (November 10, 1997)


Victor and Mac are sent to a safe house after several male agents are assassinated.


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1x08 It Happened One Night (October 27, 1997)


An Arabian prince is kidnapped while under the team's protection.


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1x07 Wang Dang Doodle (October 20, 1997)


The team are assigned to investigate a group of psychotics who were once normal. It soon becomes a race against time when the agency's ""cleaners"" - Camier & Murphy - are sent to dispose of the people. Dr Bernard Fry, employed by the agency, is using mind-altering drugs to turn people into ""droogs"".


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1x06 Mac Daddy (October 13, 1997)


Mac is suspicious when his father shows up; Li Ann disappears while investigating a spa that's linked to an arms dealer


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1x05 Art of Death (October 06, 1997)


A cop who arrested Mac and Li Ann works with the agency to stop a terrorist cult.


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1x04 Trial Marriage (September 29, 1997)


Mac follows husband and wife terrorists while Li Ann and Vic investigate the death of several scientists who attended the same convention.


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1x03 Rave On (September 22, 1997)


An investigation into the death of several teens uncovers a dangerous youth rave culture.


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1x02 The Big Bang Theory (September 15, 1997)


It is three months since the event of the pilot episode. Mac, in particular, is not happy. He is still working for the vixen known as the Director and Li Ann is still in love with Victor. The trio are sent to get a computer disk off a criminal. Unfortunately he is killed before they can, and in the heat of the moment - Mac quits. Surprisingly, the Director lets him go. Li Ann goes to find him but he refuses to come back when he realises she still loves Victor. The Director tells the agents remaining, that the disk contains the names of the people who helped get dissidents out of China after the Tienamen Square massacre. If that disk gets to the wrong hands, those people will be killed. The Tang family is on that list. Mac's new flame is working for a crime syndicate against her will and has to steal the disk. She asks Mac to help her and he does. However, after she doublecrosses him, he is soon back with the agents. All three must retrieve the disk which they do after Mac's friend doub


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1x01 Pilot (September 29, 1996)


An underground crime lord known as The Godfather, who resides in Hong Kong has three professional criminals who has raised and trained - his son Michael Tang, his foster daughter Li Ann and the white Mac Ramsey. Mac and Li Ann are lovers, but when Li Ann is promised to Michael and Mac is doomed to a life in a job he hates, they set about in order to escape from Hong Kong. However, the Godfather and Michael find out about his plans and alhthough Li Ann escapes unharmed, the building which both Michael and Mac are in is blown up and they are both presumed dead.




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