Dark Angel

Season 1 Episode 2

Pilot (2)

4
Aired Unknown Oct 03, 2000 on FOX
9.1
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Pilot (2)
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As a child, Max was part of a highly classified genetic enhancement project. She and several other children were trained in a deeply secluded compound to use their superhuman powers. At a young age, Max and several others escaped the compound and made their way in the world. Now a beautiful young bike messenger and thief, Max is trying to find her lost "siblings" from the project. At the same time, Max is trying to dodge capture from her former handlers led by Lydecker. Max is aided in her quest by Logan Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist. Logan has his own crusade -- taking on the ruthless Power-Brokers of the new millennium. Initially Max is reluctant to help Logan, but ultimately brings her superhuman abilities Though initially resistant to Logan's attempts to enlist her in his crusade, Max ultimately brings her unique abilities to his cause.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • What an atrocious show! I'm never, ever tuning in to this again.

    4.0
    First off, Jessica Alba clearly can't act her way out of a paper bag. I don't know which is worse: the often cringeworthy and sometimes downright laughable voiceovers or the way she walks around screwing up her face trying to look "cool". The only result of the latter is that she's pulling an extremely arrogant and punch-worthy face all the time, which makes her incapability of delivering any believable lines stand out even more.



    I was really eager to see how they would work out this premise. The combination of genetically enhanced children/post-apocalyptic misery future was a really promising one, and also a brave one at that. And that's probably the reason I'm so hugely dissapointed with this one. If it had been yet another run-of-the-mill, feisty-girl-discovers-she-has-special-powers-show I wouldn't have had my hopes up so much. It infuriates me more that they totally screwed up such an interesting idea. The show could easily have become amazing if they'd have given it a better lead (and better writers for that matter). Better to not have high expectations, I guess.moreless
  • Great finale of the 2 part pilot.

    9.0
    In this second part of the pilot episode we get to see how Max and Logan’s relationship begin to develop. The character Lydecker reminds me of a father figure trying to bring in all his children home. The way that he does it is a bit overboard but he has his own motives and he believes in how just his cause is. Logan use of the internet to bring his message out is a noble cause and cost him his life savings to do so. In the end you see the duo of Logan as the brain and Max as the brawn of their quest to inform all.moreless
Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Max Guevara "X5-452"

Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Logan Cale/Eyes Only

Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard

Herbal Thought

Jennifer Blanc

Jennifer Blanc

Kendra Maibaum

Richard Gunn

Richard Gunn

Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore

Valarie Rae Miller

Valarie Rae Miller

Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin

Taylor-Anne Reid

Taylor-Anne Reid

Sophy Braganza

Guest Star

Stanley Kamel

Stanley Kamel

Edgar Sonrisa

Guest Star

Kristin Bauer

Kristin Bauer

Lydia Meyerson

Guest Star

Geneva Locke

Geneva Locke

Young Max

Recurring Role

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Dan Vogelsang

Recurring Role

Rob Freeman

Rob Freeman

Lietuenant

Recurring Role

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