The Code: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
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Despite its pedigree, The Code does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 43

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Air date: Apr 9, 2019

In the premiere, a soldier in Afghanistan murders his commanding officer, and Capt. John "Abe" Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins, working out of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Va., are assigned to the case as prosecution and defense lawyers.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2019

Captains John Abraham and Maya Dobbins head to a war zone when they are assigned to opposite sides of the courtroom in the case of Marine charged with abandoning his post during combat, resulting in the deaths of three soldiers. Also, Major Trey Ferry must iron out a diplomatic spat, and Lt. Harper Li works to balance her duties to the Corps with planning her wedding.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2019

Major Ferry and Lt. Li are assigned to find out who leaked information about a Marine who was set to become the Corps' first female infantry captain, which may have led to her attack. Also, Capt. Abraham is approached by his best friend's widow, Alex, who is considering suing the Corps for her husband's wrongful death and may ask him to testify.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2019

A dying Marine confesses his involvement in covering up the murder of an Iraqi civilian more than a decade ago, and Abe and Trey are assigned to prosecute the accused killer—a sitting U.S. congressman. Also, Maya helps her brother prepare for his state senate race.

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Air date: May 6, 2019

When two Marines are accidentally killed in a weapons test, Abe and Harper square off against Trey as prosecution and defense for the soldier who is accused of tampering with the system. Also, Abe helps out his best friend's widow, Alex, and Col. Turnbull gives Maya an important assignment.

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Air date: May 13, 2019

Abe and Harper try to track down a website owner who is inciting violence by having Marines confront and expose civilians who are publicly pretending to serve in the Corps. Also, Abe's relationship with Alex becomes more complicated; Rami faces a crisis of conscience when he and his wife, Nazil, go for their citizenship test; and Col. Turnbull anxiously awaits word on her son's status after she approves an overseas airstrike.

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Air date: May 20, 2019

Harper gets caught in a firefight when she, Abe and Maya travel to Syria to investigate a Marine accused of desertion. Also, Col. Turnbull travels to Germany to be with her wounded son, Adam.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2019

Abe and Harper travel to Afghanistan to investigate when an Afghan commander is killed on a U.S. base. When a Marine is accused of the crime, Trey and Maya join their colleagues to defend him in an on-base hearing. Also, Col. Turnbull and her husband, Asa, disagree about how to handle their son Adam's physical therapy.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2019

Abe and Harper's investigation into a Marine recruiter's alleged misconduct may be derailed when the key witness refuses to testify.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2019

A Marine is accused of helping a terrorist escape from Guantanamo Bay. Abe and Harper believe that they have an open-and-shut case until they are mysteriously denied access to key evidence without explanation. Also, Trey and Maya attempt to get Rami reassigned back to their office.

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Cast & Crew

Anna Wood
Capt. Maya Dobbins
Ato Essandoh
Major Trey Ferry
Phillipa Soo
Lt. Harper Li
Raffi Barsoumian
Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi
Luke Mitchell
Capt. John "Abe" Abraham
Dana Delany
Colonel Glenn Turnbull
Aaron Tveit
Matt Dobbins
Cotter Smith
Asa Hoffman
Wayne Duvall
Hermes Papademotropoulos
Brian O'Neill
Lt. Col. Noel Tally
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Lt. Col. Skylar Maddox
Derek Klena
Lt. Adam Turnbull
Emma Sweeny
Daniella Hunt
Sharon Washington
Tiffany Dixon-Green
Tawny Cypress
Col. Edina Corpus
Craig Sweeny
Executive Producer
Marc Webb
Executive Producer
Carl Beverly
Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman
Executive Producer
Craig Turk
Executive Producer
Mimi Won Tetjemtom
Hope Mastras
Jovan Robinson
Kaycee Felton-Lui
Steve Adelson
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Critic Reviews for The Code Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

The Code, which is both nicely produced and also thoroughly predictable, looks destined to likewise get a Season Two.

May 3, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The accomplishment of "The Code" may well be its emphasizing just how hard it is to make the military-procedural drama work, and making "NCIS" look great by comparison.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

While it's a little unfair to call "The Code" the thinking person's "JAG," it does continue "The Good Wife's" conscious, one might even say mindful, engagement with more or less current events, hot-button issues and ethical brain teasers.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

There's nothing CBS procedurals enjoy quite as much as wasting Broadway stars in roles that don't let them sing.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine The Code won't please its eager audience.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Executive Producer Craig Turk has a strong track record on such series as The Good Wife and Private Practice. The Code has the potential to become another such riveting series.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Military legal drama has violence, mature themes.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's just kind of meh.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Just how many more times can this show recirculate the same storyline?

Apr 10, 2019 | Full Review…

There's not much to cracking "The Code," which is a paint-by-numbers show if ever there was one.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard to really get too deep into The Code when there's really nothing to dive into. It's a truly by the numbers CBS series to the point where if you were playing a game of network procedural Mad Libs, The Code is what you would end up with.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Code: Season 1

  • Feb 18, 2020
    I really enjoyed the show, good for a family to watch together.
  • Nov 25, 2019
    Good story lines...Wiill never understand how this one got cancelled !
  • Nov 24, 2019
    I think this was a great show. Why are you canceling it?
  • Aug 13, 2019
    *Tackles Interesting and varied topics. *Upbeat and somehow makes me happy not left morose after it's over like a majority of shows today in order to claim they are "keeping it real'. If I wanted to feel emotionally exhausted and saturnine after the unfortunate mode many shows have adopted today since the killing off of Sean Bean in GOT, I would read the newspaper. *Pleasant, talented, and professional cast which appears to have meshed quickly and well. *I appreciate the show's efforts to dress and groom the characters appropriately. I know for many who are not in the military, we are captivated by all the insignia, bars, medals, and honors displayed in a specific fashion and follow a detailed protocol. However, I do not understand why the show's runner does not have knowledgable military personnel directly consulting and involved with these types of very important details. I believe this would truly help this fascinating and enjoyable show to 5 star for me.
  • Aug 11, 2019
    I really enjoyed this show because while it is similar to some on air today, it was about US Marines in uniform making a difference. Really sad to see this go. Disappointed USAF vet.
  • Aug 07, 2019
    Awesome show! Why do you always cancel the shows that people love?
  • Jul 28, 2019
    Excellent show. Sorry to see it go.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    I love this show! Hope to see more in this series.
  • Jul 18, 2019
    Great show- engaging with meaningful story lines.
  • Jul 02, 2019
    This show made me nostalgic for JAG. The premise is the same, the dynamics are the same, and the lead characters are similar. I watched the pilot where a Navy Commander is on trial and wondered why he had a lieutenant's insignia on his sleeves. It's not that difficult to look up or notice.

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