‘Legends’ Episode Guide (Aug. 20): Chemistry Teacher and His Family are Kidnapped

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‘Legends’ Episode Guide (Aug. 20): Chemistry Teacher and His Family are Kidnapped

“Chemistry” (08/20/14) – When a high school chemistry teacher and his family are kidnapped, DCO takes the case because the teacher is a former chemical weapons engineer for the Russian Army, hidden by the CIA in the Witness Protection Program.

Are the kidnappers using the teacher to manufacture VX gas? Martin, Crystal and Troy Buchannan go undercover to infiltrate the Chechen mob, rescue the family and stop the production of the deadly gas.

Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones,” “The Lord of the Rings”) stars in “Legends,” TNT’s new, suspense-filled drama based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell.

Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be.

“Legends” also stars Ali Larter (“Heroes”) as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin; Morris Chestnut (“American Horror Story,” “Nurse Jackie”) as Tony Cimarro, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “True Blood”) as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris (“The Practice,” “Awake”) as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Amber Valletta (“Revenge”) as Sonya Odum, Martin’s ex-wife; and Mason Cook (“The Lone Ranger”) as Martin’s pre-teen son, Aiden.

“Legends” is produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”), Alexander Cary (“Homeland,” “Lie to Me”) and Jonathan Levin (“Charmed”) and Brad Turner (“24”) serving as executive producers, along with showrunner David Wilcox (“Fringe”).

The “Legends” pilot was written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Traitor”), who developed the story with Mark Gordon (“Criminal Minds”) and Mark Bomback (“The Wolverine”). The pilot was directed by David Semel (“American Horror Story”).

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