D.C. (TV series)

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D.C.
Genre Drama
Written by John August
Daniel Cerone
Directed by Joe Berlinger
Michael Fields
Starring Jacinda Barrett
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Kristanna Loken
Gabriel Olds
Daniel Sunjata
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Location(s) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Studios USA Television
Broadcast
Original run 2 April 2000 – 23 April 2000

D.C. is a short-lived American television series that premiered and ended in April 2000 on The WB Network.[1]

Mason Scott (Gabriel Olds), a young man fresh out of college who has dreamed his entire life of coming to Washington, D.C.. He truly believes that he can make a difference in this world of questionable morality. His best friend is Pete Komisky (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a lobbyist who sees the filth in D.C. for what it is, and doesn't think it will be cleaned up anytime soon. They are joined in their rowhouse by Mason's sister, Finley Scott (Jacinda Barrett), who ditched graduate school for the adventure of Washington. Rounding out the happy home is Lewis Freeman (Daniel Sunjata), a Supreme Court clerk, and his girlfriend Sarah Logan (Kristanna Loken), a junior field producer for a cable news station.

Episode guide[edit]

Ep # Title Airdate
1 "Pilot" April 2, 2000 (2000-04-02)
Mason's twin sister Finley arrives from college to stay with him. She manages to get a big house with an extra that they decide to put up for rent. Pete, a friend of Mason's who's living with them, runs into an old friend from high school who is now a reporter. She needs a place to stay and he offers her the extra room in the house, so she moves in with her boyfriend, Lewis. Mason gets fired from his job after his superior takes his work and screws everything.
2 "Truth" April 9, 2000 (2000-04-09)
Pete and Mason's friendship is put at risk when they find themselves competing for the same job. Pete accuses Mason of not wanting the job, something Mason takes offensively, but realizes it's true. Pete doesn't get the job, and Mason doesn't even want to know the results. Their friendship is more important than any job. Meanwhile, Sarah is asked to cover a parking ticket story for her co-worker, and with Finley's help she turns it into an investigative story about diplomatic immunity. Finley and Mason's parents visit, and Finley refuses to obey their wishes of her returning to college. She later discovers that her parent's marriage might be a charade.
3 "Justice" April 16, 2000 (2000-04-16)
A neighbor tries to blackmail them for renting the extra room and not telling the real owners. They secretly videotape him so they can do the same thing to him. Lewis's cousin gets arrested and he tries to help the kid. His cousin is convinced to turn in his friend and get murdered, leaving Lewis feeling responsible. Mason has a date with a girl that once slept with Pete. He also has a chance to beat his old boss who fired him at softball.
4 "Blame" April 23, 2000 (2000-04-23)
When a girl is brutally murdered by three classmates, Mason suggests to Congressman Owens that parental responsibility in such crimes is something he should take a stand on. Owens thinks it's a great idea, and has Mason start writing an amendment while setting up a press conference with the dead girl's parents. Sarah leverages her relationship with Mason to get an exclusive interview with the parents, making herself look good to her network. Mason is upset when Sarah's questions lead the couple to admit that they don't really support parental responsibility. Mason's job is on the line, but he redeems himself by rewriting the amendment for Owens with an eye toward not unfairly blaming good parents with bad kids. Meanwhile, Sarah is troubled that she lied to the parents and said that she had recently lost a cousin close to her to violent crime to get them to open up. Pete gets a new high-powered job more on the merit of his sexual charm than anything else. Finley gets a job at the Smithsonian after showing a tour guide up with her knowledge of and excitement about history.
5 "Party" May 2, 2000 (2000-05-02)
Finley decides to host a party at the house, an idea that doesn't exactly excite her roommates. Pete is frustrated that Dryden didn't invite him to his fancy party, so he offers to help with Finley's, but in the last minute Dryden invites him, and afraid to disappoint Finley, Pete decides to attend both parties. When Sarah, who's having relationship problems with Lewis, hears that Pete's going to Dryden's party, she tags along with him and runs into an old college classmate of hers. Finley's party is a total disaster, and Pete sees more than he should of Dryden's personal life.
6 "Trust" May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
7 "Guns 'n' Roses" May 21, 2000 (2000-05-21)
2 thieves break into the house, steal several electronic devices and knock Sarah unconscious. All the roommates are scared of being alone in the house, and Dryder sees that as an opportunity to manipulate Pete into taking charge of one of their major accounts – a gun factory. Dryden gets Pete a gun, something none of the roommates but Sarah approve. When they hear a strange noise coming from the kitchen, the gun is put at proof and Pete realizes maybe it's not such a safe idea after all. Meanwhile, Finley's heavily worked, much anticipated exhibit at the museum turns into a social problem due to an old picture in which slaves appear smiling – something the African-Americans (specially Lewis), take offensively. Finley bravely manages to turn the situation around and keep the exhibit from being shut down. She also has problems with Ben and breaks up with him after seeing his children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 267. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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