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The Middleman Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

12 Episodes 2008 - 2008

Episode 1

The Pilot Episode Sanction

Mon, Jun 16, 2008 60 mins

In the pilot for this adaptation of the Viper comic, a catastrophe at a temp job leads struggling artist Wendy Watson (Natalie Morales) to accept an apprentice offer from a mysterious, straitlaced crimefighter called the Middleman (Matt Keeslar), who enlists her help with a bizarre case involving organized crime and a federally funded gorilla-research lab.

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Episode 2

The Accidental Occidental Conception

Mon, Jun 23, 2008 60 mins

The Middleman and Wendy travel to the underworld to prevent a terra-cotta warrior from releasing a long-lasting rain of fire onto the Earth. The pair get assistance from fashionista Roxy Wasserman, but Wendy has problems focusing on the mission since she's troubled by a disagreement she had with Lacey.

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Episode 3

The Sino-Mexican Revelation

Mon, Jun 30, 2008 60 mins

Soon after Wendy begins training with martial-arts master Sensei Ping, her instructor gets kidnapped by vengeance-seeking Mexican wrestlers. The Middleman embarks on a mission to rescue Sensei Ping, only to get nabbed himself, thereby leaving Wendy to attempt a double rescue on her own.

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Episode 4

The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum

Mon, Jul 7, 2008 60 mins

While looking into the whereabouts of a missing socialite, Wendy and the Middleman stumble into a subculture of exiled, hunted-down aliens with an addiction to plastic surgery. Adding to the stress of the day: Wendy's problems with Ben and the pseudo therapy Lacey spouts in an effort to help her.

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Episode 5

The Flying Fish Zombification

Mon, Jul 14, 2008 60 mins

While attempting to prevent a nationwide zombie outbreak, Wendy and the Middleman discover that the undead they are hunting are an atypical group who feast on trout and have connections to a new energy drink. Elsewhere, Lacey and Noser are disappointed that Wendy bailed out on helping them set up an art-crawl exhibition.

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Episode 6

The Boy-Band Superfan Interrogation

Mon, Jul 21, 2008 60 mins

When an exiled alien dictator and his generals, who are posing as a boy band, want to warp back to their home planet, Wendy and the Middleman must find a way to stop them. At the same time, they'll have to save Ida, who is in harm's way thanks to the plan of an alien warrior (disguised as a fan) who is hunting the boy band.

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Episode 7

The Cursed Tuba Contingency

Mon, Jul 28, 2008 60 mins

If a cursed tuba from the Titanic is played, it will cause all those who hear it to drown. So Wendy and the Middleman don period clothes and attend a Titanic-themed yacht party in order to stop the tuba's original owner from giving a performance. Elsewhere, the Middleman and Lacey embark on their first date.

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Episode 8

The Ectoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation

Mon, Aug 4, 2008 60 mins

Wendy begrudgingly goes undercover as an Omega Theta Nu sister when ghostly occurrences plague a sorority house. Elsewhere, Tyler returns, looking for the lovely lady he met during the Lucha Libre attack---and he mistakenly thinks Lacey is that woman.

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Episode 9

The Obsolescent Cryogenic Meltdown

Mon, Aug 11, 2008 60 mins

When an old enemy known as the Candle resurfaces, the Middleman and Wendy unfreeze the 1969 Middleman (Kevin Sorbo) and ask him for help. The three of them try to work together to catch the villain, but the veteran Middleman has some difficulties adjusting his mind-set to the present day. Yet this doesn't stop Wendy from seeking relationship advice from him.

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Episode 10

The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation

Mon, Aug 18, 2008 60 mins

To prevent a vampire resurgence, Wendy and the Middleman buy items at an auction of Vlad the Impaler artifacts. But one item, a ventriloquist puppet, takes over a soul and gets away, intending to reunite with its puppet bride and cause havoc. Things get complicated when the puppet uses Lacey to try and manipulate the Middleman. Meanwhile, Noser disappears, and Lacey tries to find him.

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Episode 11

The Clotharian Contamination Protocol

Mon, Aug 25, 2008 60 mins

After getting infested with nanobots, Ida becomes evil, leaving the Middleman and Wendy with no choice but to stop her by any means necessary.

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Episode 12

The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome

Mon, Sep 1, 2008 60 mins

In the first-season finale, Wendy is transported to a bleak alternate universe where she finds atypical versions of Noser, Lacey and the Middleman. She seeks help from them as she tries to find a way out of the strange place.

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