Organized crime and the Organized Crime Unit (OCU) work together to achieve the opposing goals of each respective world.

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 Jimmy Reardon (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Mary Spalding (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Ronnie Delmonico (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Ted Altman (26 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Sheila Bloom (25 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Francine Reardon (24 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Sweet (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Bob Tremblay (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Martin Kiniski (23 episodes, 2005-2007)
Bernie Coulson ...
 Michael Reardon (19 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Rene Desjardins (19 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Dante Ribiso (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Phil Coombs (17 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Katarina Weigel (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sophie Hough ...
 Stella Reardon (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 George Williams (15 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tuan Phan ...
 Phan (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 John Hogarty (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 James Mallaby (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
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Jimmy Reardon and Mary Spalding head their respective organizations, Mary as Director of the Organized Crime Unit, Jimmy the boss of his family's organized crime business. Unexpectedly, Mary successfully recruits Jimmy to act as her star individual in the OCU's underground intelligence network on organized crime. However, it's a two-way street as she needs to provide Jimmy with inside information on police knowledge of his businesses. Both Mary and Jimmy need to tread lightly in their relationship while they try and maintain a grip hold on their respective businesses. Written by Huggo

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Smart, gripping and believable crime drama
10 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I taped this show each week, and if I made the mistake of starting to watch the tape when I had other things to do, thinking "I'll just watch the first few minutes", there was no way I could stop. I had to watch the whole thing.

When the credits rolled on the season finale I swore loudly at the screen. I didn't want it to end, especially not at the point that they left it dangling at! Next season promises to be explosive.

"Intelligence" isn't just great character-driven storytelling, it's a fascinating view into the machinery of domestic intelligence-gathering in both Canada and the U.S. as well as the politicking and maneuvering within and between the variou intel organizations and the criminal organizations they're supposed to be monitoring.

But it's not all wiretaps and whispers, it's robberies, assassinations, and gang warfare. Make no mistake, this is exciting crime drama.

The characters are vividly drawn and so believable that I expect to run into them in the street on my next trip to Vancouver. They are textured with flaws and weaknesses, exhibiting flashes of decency and kindness one moment, ruthlessness and cruelty the next. There are no clear heroes or villains. There are sympathetic and repugnant characters on both sides of the law. Sometimes I felt sorry for those I had despised, or I felt betrayed by characters I had trusted. I'm invested in all their stories, and I'm dying to know how they resolve next season!

Hopefully season one goes to DVD shortly. As a tightly-paced serial it will be good to watch all of the episodes back-to-back unbroken by commercials. It would also be an opportunity for many, many more people to get hooked on this show!


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