The Finder, Jan 12 @ 9/8c on Fox!
Iraq war veteran WALTER SHERMAN gained a reputation in his army days as being the go-to guy for tracking down insurgents and deserters and finding improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Unfortunately one IED found Walter before he could find it, resulting in severe brain damage with a lasting and unexpected effect. Walter transformed from someone skilled at the standard recovery of people and things in wartime scenarios to someone – something – much more extraordinary: a Finder. Walter left the military, but his reputation as a discreet professional able to unearth anything and anyone passed on to generals, politicians and other powerful figures. His first post-military assignment was to find the CIA head honcho’s missing daughter and bring her home. He accomplished that mission successfully, and since then has never been without an assignment.
Now, Walter uses his odd “Finder Power” to locate almost anything for just about anyone. Once he’s on a case, there’s no turning back until he’s found exactly what he’s looking for – whether that’s a dead body, a guitar pick or a pair of lucky socks. Walter’s brother-in-arms LEO KNOX, once an obese lawyer who, after the deaths of his wife and children, completely reinvented himself into a gentle giant, is a philosopher as well as Walter’s legal advisor. Leo owns The Ends of the Earth bar in Key West, FL, which also serves as a makeshift office and home base for Walter. Leo keeps a close eye on unruly teenager WILLA MONDAY. Raised to be a criminal by her extended family of gypsies but now on probation and under Leo’s protection, Willa works at The Ends of the Earth Bar where Leo and Walter on occasion use her hard-gained skills in their own work.
Walter has an on-again off-again relationship with DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL ISABEL ZAMBADA, a beautiful and focused cop-on-the-rise who is using her career in law enforcement to climb to the top of the heap in life. However much Isabel likes Walter and utilizes him to further her own career, she knows that he may be an impediment to her rise through the ranks. For Walter and Isabel, it’s a constant balancing act between career ambitions and matters of the heart.
Because of his rare skills, Walter is often asked to find a person or a thing that law enforcement either will not or cannot find. Walter’s occasional social ineptitude, general paranoia and case-related tunnel vision make him somewhat difficult to work with, but thanks to the help and guidance of Leo, as well as a patchwork of indebted connections, he ultimately finds meaning in his own life by finding someone or something other people have lost.
Next Up: The Firm