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Profiler: Season 2 (1996-1997)

Cast: Ally Walker, Robert Davi, Erica Gimpel, more...
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Studio: A&E Home Video
Genre: Drama, Television, TV Drama, Cops, Drama TV, Crime TV
Languages: English
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Synopses
Profiler - Season 2 (Disc 1 of 6) (1997)
Season Two of the quasi-paranormal crime drama Profiler begins with the resolution of the Season One cliffhanger, as psychic forensic specialist Sam Waters (Ally Walker) takes charge of the Violent Criminal Task Force while supervisor Bailey Malone (Robert Davi) hovers between life and death in a hospital bed. Having quit the VCTF at the end of the previous season, John Grant (Julian McMahon) comes back to provide Sam with moral support; at the same time, another team member, Brubaker (played during Season One by Michael Whaley) has departed without explanation. Also, Bailey's rebellious daughter Frances (Heather McComb), who is essentially responsible for her father's plight, is now a fugitive from justice. Later on, Frances will return, intending to hurt her father by driving a wedge between himself and Grant. New to the cast is Sheik Mahoumad-Bay as Detective Marcus Peyton, a skeptic who doubts Sam's ability to "see" through the eyes of serial killers and their victims, making his first appearance in the episode "Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick." Marcus will remain on the series only until the end of the season. That title is one of many references to Sam's bete noire, the psychotically brilliant and frustratingly elusive multiple murder Jack of All Trades, who killed Sam's husband and apparently will not rest until he adds Sam and everyone else whom she holds dear to his list of victims. The "Jack" throughline permeates virtually every episode this season, especially those spotlighting the killer's protégé, paroled felon Sharon Lescher (Traci Lords), whom he has brainwashed, renamed "Jill of All Trades", and voyeuristically made over in the image of Sam Waters! "Jill" not only goes on her own murder spree copying Jack's modus operandi, but she also succeeds in wiping out Sam's first-season sweetheart, ATF explosives expert "Coop" Cooper (A Martinez). In an effort to help Sam get over this tragedy, her best friend Angel (Erica Gimpel) arranges a reunion of several of Sam's old friends--but even this is marred by a murder, which also launches a disturbing new story arc. Eventually, Sam is able to arrest Jill, wounding Jack in the process. While Jack remains out of sight, Sam has other problems relating to her daughter Cloe (Caitlin Wachs), custody of whom may be taken away from Sam and placed in the hands of her resentful in-laws. In the season's two part finale "Root of All Evil", Sam struggles to come to grips with her personal travails as she sets up trap for Jack using "Jill" as bait--but the results are far from successful! ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Profiler - Season 2 (Disc 2 of 6) (1996)
Created by Cynthia Saunders, the implicitly paranormal NBC crime drama Profile starred Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters, a forensic psychologist gifted (if that is the word) with the ability to visualize the events surrounding a murder through the eyes of the victim--and the killer. Sam was often called in to help the Feds, but retired after her husband was murdered by one of the persons she'd been trailing, a diabolically brilliant, chameleonlike serial killer who called himself Jack of All Trades (originally billed as simply "?", but finally identified as Dennis Christopher). Living in peaceful seclusion with her daughter Chloe (played first by Caitlin Wachs, then by Evan Rachel Wood) and her best friend Angel Brown (Erica Gimpel), Ally nonetheless reluctantly returned to work at the behest of an old friend, FBI agent Bailey Malone (Robert Davi), now working out of the Atlanta-based Violent Criminal Task Force (VCTF) For the next four seasons, Sam applied her psychic talents on behalf of the VCTF to track down and nail some of the most vicious (and fiendishly inventive) murderers in America, often at the risk of her own life. Her support team included Detective John Grant (Julian McMahon), attorney-turned-lawman Nathan Brubaker (Michael Whaley), forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez (Romer Maffia), the obligatory computer hacker George Fraley (Peter Frechette) and Detective Marcus Payton (Sheik Mahoumad-Bay), a born doubter who during his brief stay on the series played "Mulder" to Sam's "Scully." Occasionally Sam was assisted by explosives expert Nick "Coop" Cooper (A Martinez),with whom she had a brief romance, and who ended up dead at the hands of one of Sam's most persistent enemies. Meanwhile, the still-at-large Jack of All Trades continued tormenting Sam with cryptic messages and not-so-veiled threats, assisted by unhinged felon named Sharon Lescher (Traci Lords), who obligingly called herself "Jill of All Trades" after Jack had thoroughly won her over. Though Jill was eventually killed, Jack continued to elude arrest, ultimately kidnapping Sam but not killing her; rather, he tried to brainwash her into crossing over into the Dark Side. With the resolution of this crisis, Ally Walker left Profiler and Jamie Luner took over as star of series , playing new profiler Rachel Burke, a onetime FBI instructor with plenty of nerve and energy--not to mention an ego as big as all outdoors! Debuting September 21, 1996, the weekly, hour-long Profiler ended with a cliffhanger on May 6, 2000, with a "leftover" episode airing on July 1 of that same year. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Profiler - Season 2 (Disc 3 of 6) (1996)
Created by Cynthia Saunders, the implicitly paranormal NBC crime drama Profile starred Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters, a forensic psychologist gifted (if that is the word) with the ability to visualize the events surrounding a murder through the eyes of the victim--and the killer. Sam was often called in to help the Feds, but retired after her husband was murdered by one of the persons she'd been trailing, a diabolically brilliant, chameleonlike serial killer who called himself Jack of All Trades (originally billed as simply "?", but finally identified as Dennis Christopher). Living in peaceful seclusion with her daughter Chloe (played first by Caitlin Wachs, then by Evan Rachel Wood) and her best friend Angel Brown (Erica Gimpel), Ally nonetheless reluctantly returned to work at the behest of an old friend, FBI agent Bailey Malone (Robert Davi), now working out of the Atlanta-based Violent Criminal Task Force (VCTF) For the next four seasons, Sam applied her psychic talents on behalf of the VCTF to track down and nail some of the most vicious (and fiendishly inventive) murderers in America, often at the risk of her own life. Her support team included Detective John Grant (Julian McMahon), attorney-turned-lawman Nathan Brubaker (Michael Whaley), forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez (Romer Maffia), the obligatory computer hacker George Fraley (Peter Frechette) and Detective Marcus Payton (Sheik Mahoumad-Bay), a born doubter who during his brief stay on the series played "Mulder" to Sam's "Scully." Occasionally Sam was assisted by explosives expert Nick "Coop" Cooper (A Martinez),with whom she had a brief romance, and who ended up dead at the hands of one of Sam's most persistent enemies. Meanwhile, the still-at-large Jack of All Trades continued tormenting Sam with cryptic messages and not-so-veiled threats, assisted by unhinged felon named Sharon Lescher (Traci Lords), who obligingly called herself "Jill of All Trades" after Jack had thoroughly won her over. Though Jill was eventually killed, Jack continued to elude arrest, ultimately kidnapping Sam but not killing her; rather, he tried to brainwash her into crossing over into the Dark Side. With the resolution of this crisis, Ally Walker left Profiler and Jamie Luner took over as star of series , playing new profiler Rachel Burke, a onetime FBI instructor with plenty of nerve and energy--not to mention an ego as big as all outdoors! Debuting September 21, 1996, the weekly, hour-long Profiler ended with a cliffhanger on May 6, 2000, with a "leftover" episode airing on July 1 of that same year. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Profiler - Season 2 (Disc 4 of 6) (1996)
Created by Cynthia Saunders, the implicitly paranormal NBC crime drama Profile starred Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters, a forensic psychologist gifted (if that is the word) with the ability to visualize the events surrounding a murder through the eyes of the victim--and the killer. Sam was often called in to help the Feds, but retired after her husband was murdered by one of the persons she'd been trailing, a diabolically brilliant, chameleonlike serial killer who called himself Jack of All Trades (originally billed as simply "?", but finally identified as Dennis Christopher). Living in peaceful seclusion with her daughter Chloe (played first by Caitlin Wachs, then by Evan Rachel Wood) and her best friend Angel Brown (Erica Gimpel), Ally nonetheless reluctantly returned to work at the behest of an old friend, FBI agent Bailey Malone (Robert Davi), now working out of the Atlanta-based Violent Criminal Task Force (VCTF) For the next four seasons, Sam applied her psychic talents on behalf of the VCTF to track down and nail some of the most vicious (and fiendishly inventive) murderers in America, often at the risk of her own life. Her support team included Detective John Grant (Julian McMahon), attorney-turned-lawman Nathan Brubaker (Michael Whaley), forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez (Romer Maffia), the obligatory computer hacker George Fraley (Peter Frechette) and Detective Marcus Payton (Sheik Mahoumad-Bay), a born doubter who during his brief stay on the series played "Mulder" to Sam's "Scully." Occasionally Sam was assisted by explosives expert Nick "Coop" Cooper (A Martinez),with whom she had a brief romance, and who ended up dead at the hands of one of Sam's most persistent enemies. Meanwhile, the still-at-large Jack of All Trades continued tormenting Sam with cryptic messages and not-so-veiled threats, assisted by unhinged felon named Sharon Lescher (Traci Lords), who obligingly called herself "Jill of All Trades" after Jack had thoroughly won her over. Though Jill was eventually killed, Jack continued to elude arrest, ultimately kidnapping Sam but not killing her; rather, he tried to brainwash her into crossing over into the Dark Side. With the resolution of this crisis, Ally Walker left Profiler and Jamie Luner took over as star of series , playing new profiler Rachel Burke, a onetime FBI instructor with plenty of nerve and energy--not to mention an ego as big as all outdoors! Debuting September 21, 1996, the weekly, hour-long Profiler ended with a cliffhanger on May 6, 2000, with a "leftover" episode airing on July 1 of that same year. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Profiler - Season 2 (Disc 5 of 6) (1996)
Created by Cynthia Saunders, the implicitly paranormal NBC crime drama Profile starred Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters, a forensic psychologist gifted (if that is the word) with the ability to visualize the events surrounding a murder through the eyes of the victim--and the killer. Sam was often called in to help the Feds, but retired after her husband was murdered by one of the persons she'd been trailing, a diabolically brilliant, chameleonlike serial killer who called himself Jack of All Trades (originally billed as simply "?", but finally identified as Dennis Christopher). Living in peaceful seclusion with her daughter Chloe (played first by Caitlin Wachs, then by Evan Rachel Wood) and her best friend Angel Brown (Erica Gimpel), Ally nonetheless reluctantly returned to work at the behest of an old friend, FBI agent Bailey Malone (Robert Davi), now working out of the Atlanta-based Violent Criminal Task Force (VCTF) For the next four seasons, Sam applied her psychic talents on behalf of the VCTF to track down and nail some of the most vicious (and fiendishly inventive) murderers in America, often at the risk of her own life. Her support team included Detective John Grant (Julian McMahon), attorney-turned-lawman Nathan Brubaker (Michael Whaley), forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez (Romer Maffia), the obligatory computer hacker George Fraley (Peter Frechette) and Detective Marcus Payton (Sheik Mahoumad-Bay), a born doubter who during his brief stay on the series played "Mulder" to Sam's "Scully." Occasionally Sam was assisted by explosives expert Nick "Coop" Cooper (A Martinez),with whom she had a brief romance, and who ended up dead at the hands of one of Sam's most persistent enemies. Meanwhile, the still-at-large Jack of All Trades continued tormenting Sam with cryptic messages and not-so-veiled threats, assisted by unhinged felon named Sharon Lescher (Traci Lords), who obligingly called herself "Jill of All Trades" after Jack had thoroughly won her over. Though Jill was eventually killed, Jack continued to elude arrest, ultimately kidnapping Sam but not killing her; rather, he tried to brainwash her into crossing over into the Dark Side. With the resolution of this crisis, Ally Walker left Profiler and Jamie Luner took over as star of series , playing new profiler Rachel Burke, a onetime FBI instructor with plenty of nerve and energy--not to mention an ego as big as all outdoors! Debuting September 21, 1996, the weekly, hour-long Profiler ended with a cliffhanger on May 6, 2000, with a "leftover" episode airing on July 1 of that same year. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Profiler - Season 2 (Disc 6 of 6) (1996)
Created by Cynthia Saunders, the implicitly paranormal NBC crime drama Profile starred Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters, a forensic psychologist gifted (if that is the word) with the ability to visualize the events surrounding a murder through the eyes of the victim--and the killer. Sam was often called in to help the Feds, but retired after her husband was murdered by one of the persons she'd been trailing, a diabolically brilliant, chameleonlike serial killer who called himself Jack of All Trades (originally billed as simply "?", but finally identified as Dennis Christopher). Living in peaceful seclusion with her daughter Chloe (played first by Caitlin Wachs, then by Evan Rachel Wood) and her best friend Angel Brown (Erica Gimpel), Ally nonetheless reluctantly returned to work at the behest of an old friend, FBI agent Bailey Malone (Robert Davi), now working out of the Atlanta-based Violent Criminal Task Force (VCTF) For the next four seasons, Sam applied her psychic talents on behalf of the VCTF to track down and nail some of the most vicious (and fiendishly inventive) murderers in America, often at the risk of her own life. Her support team included Detective John Grant (Julian McMahon), attorney-turned-lawman Nathan Brubaker (Michael Whaley), forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez (Romer Maffia), the obligatory computer hacker George Fraley (Peter Frechette) and Detective Marcus Payton (Sheik Mahoumad-Bay), a born doubter who during his brief stay on the series played "Mulder" to Sam's "Scully." Occasionally Sam was assisted by explosives expert Nick "Coop" Cooper (A Martinez),with whom she had a brief romance, and who ended up dead at the hands of one of Sam's most persistent enemies. Meanwhile, the still-at-large Jack of All Trades continued tormenting Sam with cryptic messages and not-so-veiled threats, assisted by unhinged felon named Sharon Lescher (Traci Lords), who obligingly called herself "Jill of All Trades" after Jack had thoroughly won her over. Though Jill was eventually killed, Jack continued to elude arrest, ultimately kidnapping Sam but not killing her; rather, he tried to brainwash her into crossing over into the Dark Side. With the resolution of this crisis, Ally Walker left Profiler and Jamie Luner took over as star of series , playing new profiler Rachel Burke, a onetime FBI instructor with plenty of nerve and energy--not to mention an ego as big as all outdoors! Debuting September 21, 1996, the weekly, hour-long Profiler ended with a cliffhanger on May 6, 2000, with a "leftover" episode airing on July 1 of that same year. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Disc One contains episodes 1-3.

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