Subversive terrorists hijack a train carrying the RCMP Musical Ride on an exhibition tour; while the FBI dithers about, Fraser, Inspector Thatcher, and Buck Frobisher work against the hijackers from the inside.

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Subversive terrorists hijack a train carrying the RCMP Musical Ride on an exhibition tour; while the FBI dithers about, Fraser, Inspector Thatcher, and Buck Frobisher work against the hijackers from the inside.

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When Welsh is absently monologuing about the Musical Ride, Ray is seen fingering a pencil in both hands. Cut to a close-up of Diefenbaker, and Ray's right hand is hanging empty at his side. See more »

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Agent Ford: All right, gentlemen, here's our situation. Representatives from State and the NSC are meeting regarding the larger implications. Now as we speak, two rapid response teams are flying in from Fort Bragg...
Ray Vecchio: What, no B-52 squadron?
Agent Ford: You have a problem with this, Detective?
Ray Vecchio: You know, Ford, we all have our own style. Me, I get a headache, I don't take a chain saw to it - I swallow a couple of aspirin.
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See the Light
Written by James Seals, Tom Price, Jack Lenz
Courtesy of Live Unity Productions
Published by Don't Blink Music Inc.
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In the true spirit of the show
4 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode captures all of what made Due South the program it was. It takes a very serious situation (a group capture a train aiming to instigate a nuclear disaster) and make it a comedy.

It is also a step forward in the characterisations with Ray getting be the action hero, the underlying attraction between Benton and Thatcher bubbling up and the wonderful interplay between Fraiser's dead father and the ageing Frobisher.

The dialogue is quick, snappy and makes no attempt to cover up one of the most obvious "quirks" in the episode (Fraiser managing to return to the train), however this last point just adds to the charm.

Finally this episode is simply fun to watch. The humour is broad and quite clever at times, there is a genuine sense of threat from a psychopathic villain and all the actors are on top form.


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