Ed Lane, the crack sniper of a Canadian Metropolitan police force's Strategic Response Unit (SWAT), is a workaholic, who prefers retirement parties to family events, such as teenage son Clark's birthday concert performance. Today, he has to aim at Goran Tomasic, whose wife Marta taunted him till he killed her and went berserk, taking a bystander hostage yo escape arrest. Ed decides alone what to do when Goran's adult son Petar runs to him. That same day arrives young Royal Army veteran Sam Braddock, the unit's newest member. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode was based on a real life event that occurred in Toronto on August 25, 2004. On that day, after a man attempted to murder his estranged wife in an underground mall, he then took a hostage at gun point outside Union Station at the height of rush hour. Similar to the events in this episode, the man pointed his gun several times at the Emergency Task Force hostage negotiator who finally gave the order to another ETF agent who took the kill shot. The event was captured on national TV. See more
Are you good?
Yeah? Piece of gum? Minty fresh?
References The Pirates of Penzance
Performed by Major Grange
Written by David Dalrymple and Taylor Knox See more