It kind of got buried at the beginning of the year, what with being up against "ER", being pre-empted and shown out of order numerous times due to real-world events being reported on or too close to the stories, and lukewarm reviews. And I can kind of see why - compared to the other spy shows that debuted this year ("Alias" and "24"), it seemed plodding and perhaps overly optimistic; Tom Clancy compared to James Bond. No cliffhangers here; everything was wrapped up nicely by the end of the hour. After a few epsiodes, it started to get predictable - a problem would be identified, the hypercompetant operatives would investigate and deal with it (with some help and maybe comic relief from the support staff and their super-cool version of Photoshop), maybe a b-plot about their personal lives, and done. The only obvious change to the show is that two weeks ago, in a fairly low-key move, Ronny Cox's character was removed as the DCI (Director of Central Intelligence), and from the opening credits and cast as well, replaced with Daniel Benzali, due to "embarassing failures of intelligence-gathering". Other characters have mentioned 11 September more explicitly. As much as I liked Cox and his character, though, the change has added a lot of tension to the show, allowing for conflicts between characters other than the spy-vs-spy type. Anyway, if you haven't been watching this show, gave up on it early, etc., and like a good espionage story, it's worth checking out, especially if it's running new episodes while NBC subjects us to the hell that is US Network TV Olympic coverage next month.