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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Morally murky drama is compelling, tense; some violence.

TV CBS Drama 2013
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Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott are predictably great, and here they're given juicy, meaty drama to chew on. It's an intriguing premise: Given the choice between terrible treason that upends every principle you hold dear, and keeping one's family safe in the face of near-certain death, what would any of us choose?

Every character is complex and has his or her secrets. Sanders' daughter may be pregnant; her son is consorting with drug dealers; her husband (the marvelous Tate Donovan) isn't the strong patriarch he appears to be. Even Carlisle has his reasons for doing what he's done, and a comatose wife and small daughter depend on him to return from his awful mission. The stakes are high, the twists are realistic, and the acting is very, very fine. This one's worth a look.

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