The first two episode of NBC’s new spy series Allegiance set-up the post-Cold War intrigue, characters, and main conflict of the series. Gavin Stenhouse stars as CIA Analyst Alex O’Connor whose unusual personality and vast knowledge are quickly raising him up the ranks of the agency. Called in to investigate the story of a potential SVR defector (Sofiya Akilova), Alex quickly discovers the truth of the woman’s claims that a former SVR/KGB agent was killed in the United States to hide the details of a massive operation the group has planned in the very near future.

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