Dark Angel: Designate This (2001)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Sci-Fi Action  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Back for a second season (and moving to a new night and time slot), Dark Angel picks up where the season one cliffhanger left off. Recaptured by Manticore, the sinister organization which created her, genetically engineered Max Guevara (Jessica Alba) valiantly resists being reprogrammed as a Manticore warrior -- and also fends off efforts to mate her with fellow X-5 Alec (Jensen Ackles) for breeding purposes. At long last, Max escapes with the help of the doglike Joshua (Kevin Durand), an early "transhuman" experiment. As Joshua tries to track down clues to his origins (it has something to do with a "Sandman"), crusading cyberjounalist Logan (Michael Weatherly), who has grown extremely fond of Max, continues battling against the corrupt powers-that-be in futuristic Seattle -- all the while avoiding the vengeful minions of Manticore leader Madame X (Nana Visitor). Originally slated to air a week earlier, this episode was bumped back to September 28, 2001, due to ongoing network coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.