The Big O Season 1

Season 1

The Big O Season 1

First Air Date: October 13, 1999

First Aired on    :   1999
Episodes    :   13 episodes



Episodes

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1x13 RD (January 19, 2000)


The episode begins with a mysterious woman in a red cloak and hood murdering several people, leaving behind only the phrase, ""Cast In The Name Of Good Ye Not Guilty."" This is the phrase shown on Big O when activated. One of the dead is a dancer named Ellen Weight, a client of Roger's who had memories from before the Event, despite being far too young.


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1x12 Enemy Is Another Big (January 12, 2000)


Roger is hired by Alex Rosewater to deliver a very large severance check to Michael Seebach aka Schwartzvald. After accepting the assignment, Roger intercepts the police radio about a new Megadeus which has appeared at JFK Mark. He goes there as Big O and is confronted by a Megadeus swaddled in bandages and controlled by Schwartzvald. The Megadei begin to battle with Schwartzvald's Megadeus wrapping Big O in his bandages. Roger fights back, burning away the bandages to reveal another Big O unharmed. The robot then vanishes, leaving only a bandage to fall from the sky. Back at his house, Angel calls Roger to give him Schwartzvald's whereabouts. Roger follows the directions to find that Schwartzvald is throwing a masquerade party. Roger talks to Schwartzvald, who is dressed as a clown, and who uses the partygoers as an example of the corruption of the city. When Roger hands over the check, Schwartzvald burns it and the masks of the partygoers burst into flame. Schwartzvald cal


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1x11 Daemonseed (January 05, 2000)


Dorothy is buying a tie for Roger at the department store in preparation for Heaven's Day. Roger snaps at her when he sees her and when he apologizes, he sees a saxophone player on the sidewalk whom he gives to generously. Later, at Roger's house, Norman explains Heaven's Day to Dorothy, one of the traditions being to give presents to those you love. When Dorothy asks Roger if he would be giving gifts to anyone, he becomes nervous and declares that he doesn't like the gift-giving. This causes Dorothy to storm out of the room. The saxophone player, Oliver, brings home some ham with the money Roger gave him and tells his blind girlfriend Laura that he would like to give her a good Heaven's Day gift. Roger consults Norman on Dorothy's reactions and Norman tells him that Dorothy's birthday is apparently on Heaven's Day. Roger asks about Dorothy's dress size and then rushes off to buy her a nice coat, which Oliver is also admiring but can't possibly afford. Oliver gets his pay from


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1x10 Winter Night Phantom (December 15, 1999)


Major Dastun has been having a recurring dream about a woman in white who is shot on a pier with her final words being ""Vous êtes si gentil."" The language has been long forgotten in Paradigm City, but it still seems familiar. At the same time, a toy robot crawls into a packed church and explodes. It is the latest in attacks by terrorists who are targeting retired city officials.


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1x09 Beck Comes Back (December 08, 1999)


Episode begins with Beck being broken out of prison by a Megadeus. Then, Roger is hired by Mr. Wise, a rich industrialist, to negotiate for the return of his kidnapped son, Francis. After hanging up on the kidnappers, Roger is fired by Wise, only to be rehired when the ransom is paid and his son is not returned. The kidnappers call back, recognize Roger's voice and agree to return the son if Roger brings the ransom. Roger finds Francis at the cabin he was directed to, but the police arrive believing that Roger was the kidnapper. This was a setup by the real kidnapper, Beck, to get revenge on Roger (see Roger The Negotiator and Dorothy Dorothy).


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1x08 Missing Cat (December 01, 1999)


A rich woman is killed and all that is found is some sort of blob in her pool. Dorothy discovers a cat in an alley and brings it home naming it Pero. Pero disturbs Roger's desk and Roger tries to get rid of it, but Dorothy refuses that, telling Roger to negotiate with the owners of Pero when they are found. When the owners come to them, they refuse to negotiate and demand the cat back. Dorothy is about to return it when a plane flies up to the balcony and takes Dorothy and Pero. The male owner identifies the pilot as Eugene before he is shot. Norman shoots at the plane but doesn't stop him. The plane flies away, while the woman begs for the return of her child Roy. Roger goes to Big Ear and is followed by Angel. Big Ear tells him Eugene is a genetic engineer, who killed the rich woman using her dog.


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1x07 The Call from the Past (November 24, 1999)


Episode begins, Roger and Angel are trapped in a building buried under the sea, one of a string apparently created by the Event. Three days earlier, Roger is trying to negotiate to bring down the price of fish for the people outside the domes. He learns that the reason fish is so expensive is because the fishermen won't go out to fish because they are scared of a sea titan in the water.


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1x06 A Legacy of Amadeus (November 17, 1999)


After waking Roger up with her piano playing, Roger decides to take Dorothy to see a friend who can help her learn to add feeling to her playing. His friend is a robot named Instro, who was built by a scientist named Amadeus and thought of Instro as a son. Instro remembers how happy Amadeus was when Instro would play the piano for him. While Instro is giving Dorothy a lesson, a mysterious stranger arrives and reminds Instro that he needs to fulfill his creator's legacy.


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1x05 Bring Back My Ghost (November 10, 1999)


A military police vehicle crashes after seeing an apparition while crossing a certain bridge and it is apparently only the latest in a string of such accidents involving high ups in the military police. Roger is retained to work for a billionaire named Melissa Frazier who wants Roger to find her son Bonny. Bonny worked for the military police and was killed during a riot on the haunted bridge a year earlier, after which time the ghost sightings began. His body fell into the water and disappeared. Roger is tipped that Bonny may have been killed because he was going to reveal corruption in the MPs. He goes to track down one of the few remaining conspirators, a Colonel Gaust, but he has been taken to the bridge by Bonny Frazier and pushed into the water. Both Big O and Dastun attempt to attack the apparition, but their attacks appear to go through it, while it's missiles assault Big O from all directions. In a last ditch attempt, Roger tracks the origin of the missiles and shoots


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1x04 Underground Terror (November 03, 1999)


A woman named Patricia Lovejoy (the same woman called Angel in Electric City) approaches Roger Smith about a job with Paradigm. He is supposed to convince a reporter named Michael Seebach to hand over his manuscript, but as it turns out, Seebach had disappeared months earlier. Using his connections with Major Dastun, Roger tracks down an apartment Seebach is renting. There he discovers a typewriter and a large stack of papers, which he begins to read when gasoline pours in under the door and lights. Roger jumps out the window to escape and is confronted by Seebach, now calling himself Schwartzvald and wrapped in bandages. Seebach tells Roger to report to Paradigm that they will never see him in the city again, then disappears.


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1x03 Electric City (October 27, 1999)


Recently, there's been a number of power outages in Paradigm. Roger is hired by Paradigm Power Management to go to the Electric City and negotiate with the locals the reactivation of the hydroelectric power plant. They say a god lives in the water.


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1x02 Dorothy, Dorothy (October 20, 1999)


In the previous episode, Major Dastun and Dorothy looked like they were going to be crushed by Dorothy One as it fell. However, when the dust cleared, Dastun was fine and Dorothy had disappeared. Roger took Big O back into the subway to escape Dastun's rage over the destruction of the fight. Then, he began to search for Dorothy. He received a tip about a nightingale in the city, which led him to a club called Nightingale. There Roger found Dorothy along with a man named Waynewright who said he was her grandfather. Dorothy sang in the club after which Beck arrived, shot Waynewright, knocked out Roger and kidnapped Dorothy.


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1x01 Roger the Negotiator (October 13, 1999)


In the pilot episode, Roger Smith is introduced as Paradigm City's top negotiator. As the episode begins, he is delivering the ransom for a girl named Dorothy, who had been kidnapped from her father, a rich industrialist named Saldano. After the exchange, Saldano arrives and reveals that the Dorothy Roger they had obtained was actually an android fake. When Roger realizes Beck isn't playing fair, he activates the briefcase carrying the ransom and it flies out of Beck's car.




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