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The Net

Season 1 1998 - 1999

  • 1998-07-19T04:00:00Z on USA Network
  • 45 mins
  • 16 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Action, Adventure

Computer expert Angela Bennett (Brooke Langton), accidentally receives a top secret email with information about an elite terrorist organization called the Praetorians. Angela soon discovers that the Praetorians' goal is to take control of people's lives through the use of computers. The Praetorians become aware of Angela's knowledge of them and steal her identity, placing her new identity on the F.B.I.'s Ten Most Wanted List. Angela, with the help of an unidentified person named "The Sorcerer" (Tim Curry), sets out to stop the Praetorians and win back her true identity while staying one step ahead of both the F.B.I. and the Praetorians.

22 episodes

1x01 Deleted

  • Series Premiere

    1998-07-19T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

Computer expert Angela Bennett has her identity stolen by a terrorist group after opening an unexpected email. She must stop them with the help of a stranger known only as the sorcerer but the problem deepens after her new identity is wanted by the FBI.

1x02 North by Northwestern

  • 1998-07-25T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

On her way to Chicago in search of her father, Angela gets detained by the police in Ohio who think that her laptop computer is a bomb. She befriends a cellmate who helps her escape the clutches of the Praetorians. The public defender assigned to Angela doubts her story until Trelawney catches up with him.

1x03 Transplant

  • 1998-08-01T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

While in Chicago, Angela gets shot. Sorcerer knows a doctor at a Chicago hospital but Angela gets involved in an organ harvest program that the Praetorians are heading up.

1x04 Bulls and Bears

  • 1998-08-08T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Praetorians are trying to manipulate the stock market to raise $100 million cash to finance a Praetorian needed satellite from the Russians. Angela joins the stock brokerage to prevent the theft. Angela's voice activated computer is destroyed while Trelawney meets up the some really bad boys.

1x05 Death of an Angel

  • 1998-08-15T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela stages her death in an attempt to regain her identity and freedom from the Praetorians. She takes residence at the university where her father was a professor. There she meets Kyle, an aspiring law student. When Kyle's uncle, who is a judge, is falsely accused of child pornography over the internet, Angela helps out.

1x06 Kill the Buddha

  • 1998-08-22T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

While working as a barmaid, Angela befriends the owner and becomes friends with him and his wife, who are an interracial couple. When Eric is murdered, Angela finds out they were policemen. Wanting not to get involved due to trying to protect herself from discovery by the Praetorians, Angela is torn between helping the widow and protecting herself.

1x07 Fireball

  • 1998-08-29T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

An old college boyfriend of Angela's is involved in hacking state lotteries. Things get ugly when Daniel hacks with the lotteries under control of the Praetorians. Angela needs to help Daniel while preventing the Praetorians from winning all the lotteries.

1x08 Jump Vector

  • 1998-10-03T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela poses as a river guide to learn more about a new program about to be released with a back door allowing the Praetorians access to any computer using this new operating system.

1x09 Go Like You Know

  • 1998-10-10T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela joins forces with a streetwise guy to fight a cyber terrorist who is overloading power grids on the east coast.

1x10 Harvest

  • 1998-10-17T04:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela meets Sorcerer! A bizarre cult calling itself Harvest Sun has the interest of the Praetorians. While Angela tries to get through to the cult members, she finally meets Sorcerer and is quite surprised!

1x11 Diamonds Aren't Forever

  • 1998-11-28T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela and Sorcerer counter a Praetorian plan to bring down the world diamond market.

1x12 Pandora's Box

  • 1998-12-05T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela and Sorcerer need to stop a Praetorian plot to dump nuclear waste in the world's oceans.

1x13 Sample

  • 1998-12-12T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

A friend of Jacob's is murdered for trying to publish a negative review on a music web site. The Praetorians are involved in an elaborate scheme to control the world's music

1x14 Lucy's Life

  • 1998-12-20T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Praetorians set up a camera accessible via the Internet in a student's dorm in an attempt to trap Angela.

1x15 Pay the Line

  • 1999-01-09T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Jacob gets involved in on-line gambling scheme and gets in over his head. He needs Angela's help to pay his debts back and they wind up in Las Vegas in some high stakes gambling. Meanwhile, Trelawney is told he has to clean up the mess he left behind with Hearney.

1x16 Lunatic Fringe

  • 1999-01-16T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela is concerned about Jacob's obsession with an internet cult leader.

1x17 In Dreams

  • 1999-01-23T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

A 14-year-old girl with a photographic memory holds the key to a Praetorian code.

1x18 Y2K: Total System Failure

  • 1999-01-30T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela has to try and stop the seemingly unstoppable Millenium Bug after a programmer is killed who was close to finding the solution.

1x19 Zero

  • 1999-03-06T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

A sinister new drug leads Angela and Jacob to a showdown with the Praetorians. Angela becomes an FBI CIC agent.

1x20 Last Man Standing

  • 1999-03-13T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

New CIC agent Angela must put a stop to cybercast wrestling matches fought to the death.

1x21 Chem Lab

  • 1999-03-20T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela and Jacob go to high school to find the young creators of a chemical weapon.

1x22 eye-see-you.com

  • 1999-03-27T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

Angela and Walter are in hot pursuit of a clever murderer who spies on his victims using the internet.