Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Season 1
S01 E01Sep 27, 1997
Genesis Sep 27, 1997 Matthew Shepherd is forced to retire from the army and is wondering what he is going to do with the rest of his life. Not long afterwards he is met by an old colonel of his and asked if he wants to set up a covert missions group. A group able to complete missions that need to be kept secret, be denied and is extralegal.Shepherd agrees as long as he can gather his own operatives. This he does recruiting old friends and allies, people he knows he can trust.Their first job is to rescue four US airmen who were shot down on the Turkey/Iraq border and have been captured by the Iraqis
S01 E02Oct 4, 1997
Power Corrupts Oct 4, 1997 Al Humphries, a Delta Force Captain, has gone renegade. He has realised, while working for the UN in Haiti, that he could gain a lot of power if he stayed where he is and used his knowledge and skills to take over the place. When the UN pulls out he implements his plan.Trout wants the team to go to Haiti and stop Humphries, any way they can!
S01 E03Oct 11, 1997
Over the Wire Oct 11, 1997 The Soldier of Fortune team is called in to infiltrate Cuba. A rogue agent inside Cuba has given a marine false orders to assassinate Fidel Castro. Will the team be able to stop him, and the accompanying international incident, without having to kill him themselves?
S01 E04Oct 18, 1997
For Love or Money Oct 18, 1997 The Iranian government has got hold of the technology to print near perfect counterfeits of American currency. They have been using it to bankroll for terrorist activities around the world. Shepherd and his team are asked to go into Iran, find where it is being made and then destroy the facility and the machinery that is being used. Once more the team are used so that the American government can offer up the 'plausible deniability' excuse if they get caught.
S01 E05Oct 25, 1997
Alpha Dogs Oct 25, 1997 A computer genius, Jacob Fillmore, who is working on a project for the DOD is nearly killed when a bomb under his car explodes. Trout wants the team to protect Fillmore, to act as his bodyguards whether he wants them to or not. As he has already refused to have secret service people watching over him it seems unlikely he will want anyone else either, even though he needs it with a four man mercenary team gunning for him.
S01 E06Nov 1, 1997
Broken Play Nov 1, 1997 A Bosnian general, and war criminal, is planning to assault the capital city. Trout wants the team to go in and find him, just find him, so that the United Nations can deal with him how they wish.To do this Shepherd, Benny Ray and CJ are dropped into the warzone to see if they can find him where intelligence last knew he was while Margo and Chance try to buy his location from a old, and not completely trustworthy, associate of Margo's.
S01 E07Nov 8, 1997
Collateral Damage Nov 8, 1997 Six Chilean Shining Path rebels attack the private residence of the French ambassador in Chile. They take a number of hostages, one of whom is the daughter of Xavier Trout. He not only wants the team to go in and rescue her, but also insists on going into the field with them.
S01 E08Nov 15, 1997
La Mano Negra Nov 15, 1997 Contaminated cocaine has been killing users in America, the latest victim is the daughter of the director of the CIA. To help out the CIA Trout arranges for the SOF team to go in and stop the cocaine at its' source. To find the base of the cocaine smuggler they need help, only one man knows how to get there and to get his assistance they need affect his release from Federal custody.
S01 E09Nov 22, 1997
Missing in Action Nov 22, 1997 A missionary, who was in reality the CIA's top man in Southern Africa, is captured in Sierra Leone. He is help prisoner by Joseph Karenga, the sworn enemy of the legitimate government and a man who wants to know who the CIA have already infiltrated amongst his people. The SOF team have to get into Sierra Leone and find a way to make sure that Carlton doesn't tell what he knows, by any means possible.
S01 E10Jan 24, 1998
Last Chance Jan 24, 1998 At the end of a mission in Nicaragua, as they try to escape, the team's plane is shot down. They crash land in the jungle, and with Chance badly injured they think back to past missions while they wait for the Government forces or a rescue team to find them This is basically a clip show, there is nothing wrong with that but it seems a weird time to show it. In the UK it has been shown as episode 17 of 20 which makes sense, near the end of the series. If it was shown as episode 10 of 20 in America then it makes little sense. It shows clips of episodes that wouldn't have been seen yet.
S01 E11Jan 31, 1998
When the Hammer Falls Jan 31, 1998 A new super weapon, called a Direct Energy Weapon (DEW), is stolen. This weapon can fire a beam that can not only go through any armor known but can also shut down electrical and mechanical objects (Cars, planes and even watches). Shepherd has to go undercover, in Germany, as a buyer for the weapon to get it back. To make things worse he has to do so using the alias of a CIA agent (who was also undercover), who has gone missing and was supposed to be the original buyer.
S01 E12Feb 7, 1998
Surgical Strike Feb 7, 1998 A civilian airplane goes down over France with a large number of American citizens on board. It is reported as an accident but it was actually shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. The American government believes that it is the work of Libyan terrorists and want to show them that this sort action will no go unpunished. They cannot take any overt form of action though so the SOF team is brought in. The perfect people to disavow if everything goes wrong.Matt has to get the team to work out a way to get into Tripoli, find the main munitions plant there and then use lasers to guide two missiles, fired from British jets, onto the target. After CJ's brother's death in a Libyan jail, after being tortured, Matt doesn't think that he should be there and tries to persuade him not to go with them. For his safety and the rest of the teams!
S01 E13Feb 14, 1998
Hired Guns Feb 14, 1998 A warlord ousts a legitimate government, of a small African Island nation. They travel to America and ask Shepherd to take his team in and stage a 'reverse coup' for them. Taking on a whole army, in a country where they can gain no intelligence is a big risk and would be extremely dangerous. If they manage it though the ex-government will pay them a fee of $10 million dollars, a fee that is more than enough to persuade Chance and CJ that it is worth attempting.
S01 E14Feb 21, 1998
Déja Vu Feb 21, 1998 Chava Herrera, one of the top men in a Mexican drug cartel, is captured and imprisoned by the American government. He agrees to testify against his fellow cartel members until they kidnap his daughter. The SOF team find out where she is being held and go in to rescue her. The intel they were given by Trout turns out to be wrong and everything goes bad. They get away, but not without a cost. Shepherd is the only one of them who doesn't end up badly injured and in hospital.
S01 E15Feb 28, 1998
Apres Vu Feb 28, 1998 While Shepherd is in hospital recovering from his wounds the rest of the team have to decide what they want to do about Chava Herrera, the man who played them for fools and led to Shepherd's injuries. Their intel shows that he has returned to Mexico and has restarted his drug operations. The team decides that they are not going to let him get away with what he did to them and make plans to go back to his base and deal with him properly this time.
S01 E16Apr 25, 1998
Scorned Apr 25, 1998 A computer chip that can solve any encryption process possible is up for sale. The man selling it has hired a top assassin to hit an unknown target. The team needs to recover the chip, find out who the assassin is targeting is and watch their own backs. Trout believes that the assassin, known as Raptor, has got hold of all their files from a NSA man found murdered. Could this be because he is after one of the group or possibly even Trout himself?
S01 E17May 2, 1998
Tight Spot May 2, 1998 Matt an Margo go missing in north Korea, near the Chinese/Russian border, after going there to escort a UN man in. the UN man is found dead and Trout asks CJ, Chance and Billy Ray to go in and bring back their friends.While Matt and Margo undergo interrogation and torture, to get them to admit they are spies, in a Korean prison the plan to force their release is being put into place.
S01 E18May 9, 1998
Double-Edged Sword May 9, 1998 The federal authorities capture a high ranking ex-KGB operative, as he enters America, and put him in a maximum security prison. Trout tells Matt that if he is sentenced to stay on jail then the Russians will retaliate on American spies in Russia. The mission he would like the SOF team to take is to break him out. A mission that, if it fails and they are caught, could find them being tried for treason and spending the next 25 years to life behind bars themselves.
S01 E19May 16, 1998
Payback May 16, 1998 A call comes in to Matt that leads to him getting the team up and ready for action immediately. A friend of his, an ex-DEA agent, has been kidnapped and a ransom of $3 million demanded. The team will have to use all their expertise to find out where the hostage is being kept, who has taken him and why and then effect a rescue.
S01 E20May 23, 1998
Top Event May 23, 1998 Isa Totah [ Computer Operator ], Tim Difilippos [ Rashid ]A terrorist group spray serin gas on a number of migrant farm workers to show the government that they have the means, and the mind, to kill using the gas. They then threaten to do so again in an area with a larger population unless certain prisoners are released. The Soldier of Fortune team is called in to find, and stop, them.