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NBC’s new show American Odyssey is a retelling of Homer’s classic tale and also, according to its creators, an illustration of the dangers of Citizens United to American democracy.

The show focuses on Sgt. Odelle Ballard, a woman soldier working with special forces in North Africa. Odelle’s team stumbles upon evidence that a major U.S. corporation has been funding terrorism and are promptly attacked by a blackwater-type private security firm working for the company. Odelle survives thanks to a Muslim boy named Aslam who becomes her guide and protector in her odyssey to return to the United States.

Meanwhile, on the homefront, an Occupy-themed activist learns of a text message Odelle sent just before her escape. He and his group thus become part of the struggle against the corporation and the U.S. military which claims Odelle is dead.

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