Flashpoint: Season 1, Episode 3

The Element of Surprise (24 Jul. 2008)

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A reformed drug addict visits a dealer who owes him money, unwittingly putting his life at risk in the middle of an SRU takedown.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jackson Barcliffe
Harlan Geddes
Sean Keenan
Dr. Amanda Luria (credit only)
Ella Chan ...
Patricia Fagen ...
Corrie Barcliffe


Jackson Barcliffe's sister meanly refuses access of the gentle ex-addict, who has been clean for 8 months after drug rehab, to his family until he repays a $680 debt. So he desperately turns to his former dealer for a loan. However at the same time an undercover cop has led the SRU team to the drug dealer's place. Ed, Gregory and their men face impossible choices. Sam tells Ed about his Afghanistan trauma. Written by KGF Vissers

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24 July 2008 (USA)  »

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The revolver is called "The Judge" not "the jury". See more »


Jules Callaghan: Ready, Sam?
Sam Braddock: I've cleared bad guys before.
Jules Callaghan: It's serving a warrant for the search of the gentleman's premises for the highly corroborated presence of narcotics.
Sam Braddock: Speed, surprise and aggressive action.
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Written by Tim Baker
Performed by Hey Rosetta!
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