Vengeance Unlimited

ABC (ended 1999)




Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Cruel and Unusual

      A secretary discovers evidence of her boss's money laundering operation. She is murdered before the evidence can reach the police. Soon the husband is contacted by a mysterious Mr. Chapel, who promises that the real culprit will be brought to justice. Chapel collects the favor of a former client, KC, who works at the DA's office, in order to get more information on the lawyer who helped to set the real villain free.

    • Victim of Circumstances

      The FBI catches a suspected serial murderer through identification of his shoes. But after he's been jailed, evidence surfaces that exonerates the suspect and suggests that the real murderer is dead. The FBI profiler, Dr. Walker, doesn't want to admit his mistake, so he buries all the evidence. When Mr. Chapel finds out, he and K.C. blackmail the second in command at the FBI profiling division. Chapel then starts to harass Dr. Walker over the phone, teasing him about catching the wrong man. He uses the favor of a client to make it appear that the killer has struck again, just to upset Dr. Walker, but Walker is no fool, and uses his knowledge to profile Chapel.

    • Eden
      Episode 3

      A young couple is framed for drug dealing, so the local sheriff can confiscate their boat. The husband protests and is shot. A deputy who doesn't like being involved in bloodshed is murdered and the body is hidden. Then Chapel enters the picture. He sows dissension in the group, claiming that another deputy is talking to the feds, while the mayor's phone records say that he also has been talking to the police. Soon the group starts making demands on Chapel to back up his story, which may result in Chapel having to kill his client.

    • Bitter End
      Bitter End
      Episode 4

      The only witness to a murder, Pam Broder, is stalked by the killer from prison via anonymous threatening letters. Then the killer is set free. Chapel decides she needs protection, and enlists the help of Chuck Bidally, an ex-cop. The killer, Hix, soon discovers that he's being followed by Chapel, and evades him. He stages an attack on Pam, but in reality it's only a warning to Chapel. The warning turns into reality when Pam's brother is framed, and then killed -- inside the police station. Chapel seems always to be two steps behind, and Hix has only begun his mission...

    • Justice
      Episode 5
      Despite police protection for a witness and his wife during an arms deal trial, the wife is kidnapped. The witness loses his motivation to testify. Chapel plans to put the claustrophobic arms dealer in a box to make him talk, but a zealous cop instead puts Chapel in jail. Chapel enlists a prison guard (from "Bitter End") to help toy with the drug dealer's mind. But can Chapel really trust a crooked guard? And where will the racist gun buyers fit into all this?moreless
    • Ambition
      Episode 6
      One of K.C.'s closest friends tells her that she's pregnant with the child of the married Senator Hayworth. When she tells Hayworth the news, he doesn't want anything to do with her. Fleeing in tears, she drives off the road. The senator doesn't help her, instead letting her die.

      K.C. is set up at the senator´s headquarters as a campaign worker. At the same time, the senator receives a letter from someone who claims to know about the baby. Chapel poses as a troubleshooter sent from a friend of the senator's family.

      Things get worse for the senator after K.C. manages to copy military secrets, and makes the senator a suspect. Later on, Chapel contacts a known arms dealer to sell the secrets...moreless
    • Security
      Episode 7
      A woman claims that a man she meets on the street is Colonel Oscar Ponce, a former war criminal from South America. Ponce tries to kill her. Chapel saves her, but she doesn't want Chapel's help. She says she's done hiding, so Chapel has to lock her up. Chapel enlists a State Department agent to trace Ponce's superior, General Rumano, and tells Ponce that he's out to save their lives. Chapel, however, underestimates the South American woman's desire for revenge, and her cunning. Can he keep up?moreless
    • Dishonorable Discharge
      Two captains in the Army rape a woman, but somehow manage to escape conviction. Chuck Bidally, a former client of Chapel's, can't even convince the D.A. to reopen the case after the fingerprints get a match, since the statute of limitations has expired. Bidally takes the case to Chapel, who gives the rapists a taste of their own medicine. First he makes them feel isolated from the rest of the soldiers with a phony gay love letter. Later he sends a hooker after one of them in search of a "Clinton corsage". From Bidally's planted evidence in one of their houses to a colonel's crashed car, the rapists face a dire situation.moreless
    • Noir
      Episode 9
      A woman kills her husband (together with her brother - her lover), and claims it was done by her husband´s ex-wife. The son knows who did it, but can´t prove it. When KC finds out about it, she talks to her friend, Mr Chapel, who discovers that it´s not their first time. Mr Chapel gets an IRS agent to freeze all assets of the widow and her lover, and gives them a perfect new victim. But then the client comes back and talks to Detective Swain. Suddenly Chapel is in trouble...moreless
    • Vendetta
      Episode 10
      IRS agent Gifford Marshall thinks that one of his dates has scorned him, and starts a hard investigation into her gallery, and even fakes evidence against her. It turns out that it´s not his first time. The woman, Theresa, meets Mr Chapel, who makes her the offer of helping her. He starts by contacting Otto Carson, another IRS agent, and offers to be his "get out of jail"-card, if he helps him create agent Marshall´s perfect "client". So Chapel becomes spoiled millionaire Anthony Cooper, who dates Theresa, evades his taxes, and even is on the run. KC is set up as Cooper´s ex-wife, a cars saleswoman. In the meantime, Chapel uses Otto to steal things from IRS´s confiscated goods. His coup de grace is buying a house for agent Marshall...moreless
    • Confidence
      Episode 11
      A young couple buys a house, but when they try to move in the house is already occupied. They try to prosecute the broker, Joe Budnick, but he claims that he doesn´t know anything about it, and that he´s just a shoe salesman. Chapel contacts the couple and offers them his services. The husband is less than enthusiastic, but he gives in and lets Chapel do his job. The job starts with saving Budnick´s next victim before he can ruin her. Budnick immediately smells a rat, and is taken to KC, who´s set up as an insurance agent with a con in progress. Budnick wants in or he´ll tell the police. But then a client of Chapel´s decides to say no, and Chapel is all out of tattoed, tough-looking bar-owners with dye packs in their cash registers...moreless
    • Judgment
      Episode 12
      Mr. Chapel meets a man with a bag full of money, but before the switch can be made, Chapel is shot. He returns to K.C. and is treated by a vet. During his convalescence, we see what led up to the shooting. Chapel is pursuing Harold Wabash, the judge in a mafia trial. Wabash is on the take. Chapel intends to see that the mafia leader is tried and convicted, so he steals some of Wabash's money, and sends it back--after a trip through a paper shredder. This leads Wabash to get help from a former hitman, the man who shoots Chapel. After Chapel recovers, he captures the hitman, Garcose, and befriends him. He uses another client to make the mafia think that Wabash is a traitor, and then he gives Wabash a choice: do the right thing and you can still have your money, or else...moreless
    • Clique
      Episode 13
      Three friends in college wants to play a bit with the class nerd, and the girl makes a pass at him. But when the nerd thinks that he´s going to get laid, instead he´s ridiculed. But when he makes resistance, they hold him down, and a unfortunate blow by a baseball bat kills him... The three friends decides to bury him. Ten years later the body is found, and Chapel makes it his business to find the culprits. He sends every classmate a baseball bat and studies their reaction. Soon the three friends has a reunion of their own. Then Chapel enters as Arnie, a naive stalker, that claims to have seen everything. But the three friends doesn´t want their lives ruined by a numbscull and decides to kill Arnie. But is there really an Arnie?moreless
    • Critical
      Episode 14
      Ben Newton, a greedy young man, murders his father, but claims that is was done by a burglar. His sister, who saw the crime, tries to tell it in court, but Ben´s lawyer makes it look like it´s she who is greedy. And then there´s Ben´s friend, who gives him an alibi. Chapel starts to disturb Ben, but is hindered by Ben´s young fan, a female computer whizz, who questions everything Chapel says. Finally she traces Chapel, and confronts him in his hotel room. She threatens to turn him over to the police, and Chapel agrees with her. He must be jailed... But who will then release Ben´s alibi? And what does a bedpan have to do with anything?moreless
    • Legalese
      Episode 15
      When a little girl suddenly loses consciousness, it is suspected that the grass fertilizer is the cause. The girl may die if the manufacturer doesn´t give the doctors the formula. But the manufacturer doesn´t want to lose any profits, and hires a lawyer, Michael Dearborn, that buries all evidence - and even blackmails a scientist that wants to testify into going away for a long time. Chapel uses a client to switch judges, but Dearborn seems to have every advantage against the prosecuting attorney, Bizzini, a slob with very litle experience. It seems it´s time to bring out the chain saw, the shovel, some pepper spray and a brand new eighteen-piece suit...moreless
    • Friends
      Episode 16
      An engineer, Darin Carver, invents a electricity-free lamp at home and gives it to some friends for testing. One of his former classsmates at MIT, now a millionaire computer engineer, Steven Jensen, tries to buy the patent but Carver declines. Jensen´s hitman, mr Hobbs, makes sure that the lamp starts several fires, and then Jensen introduces Carver´s lamp as his own, improved version. Carver can´t take the humiliation and commits suicide. Chapel tries to access Jensen, but he´s constantly guarded, and Chapel has to go via Jensen´s secretary. As Jensen´s temporary assistant, KC finds out that Jensen´s company has to get lots of money since its resources is tied up in the lamp. Then it´s all a matter of spraying a shirt, sending a few e-mails, getting some plates for making new dollar bills, and replace a letter to some Japanese investors. The things you do for your friends...moreless
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