A bank robber who may not be who he says he is tests Sergeant Parker's negotiating skills, while the rest of the team scrambles to determine what he really wants before he kills his hostage.



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Episode complete credited cast:
George Orston
Ruth Skellar
Christine Brubaker ...
Kevin Bundy ...
Mary Orston (as Nola Auguston)
Kieran Gallant ...
Security Guard
Asha Vijayasingham ...
Bank Teller


Physically superior newbie Sam insists and gets on the job training in his weak area, negotiation. Implacable bitch bank manager Ruth Skellar is taken hostage, with several staff, for $500,000 ransom. Initially the SRU assumes another job of the Monday robber, but this one is less clinical and gets caught He ends up being identified as George Orston, the former security supervisor she fired. Greg thinks the key is George's handicapped wife, who needs institutional care. But nasty surprises follow although nobody wants bloodshed. Written by KGF Vissers

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7 August 2008 (USA)  »

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When Sam is keeping his sniper rifle on the subject at the end of the episode Who's George, the bolt handle of his rifle is up. This means that the breach is not closed and he would not be able to fire. When the camera cuts to him soon after taking the shot, the bolt handle is still up. See more »


Sam Braddock: [after failing a hostage negotiating training exercise] I was doing everything right, wasn't I? Mirroring, emotional labeling, eye messaging, everything in the book, but I just...
Sgt. Gregory Parker: Need to listen. Look, you can kick ass like nobody's business, and you look great in the cool pants, but as long as you're out there and you're trying to talk to somebody you've got to be able to listen. You've got to be able to connect.
Sam Braddock: I know, okay, it's just, how do I...
Sgt. Gregory Parker: Connect to bad guys when I spent four years ...
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An emotional roller-coaster
7 August 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was by far one of the better episodes of the series. All suspects in the show have believable stories that push them to their situation, and this episode was one of the best I have seen.

A man robs a bank and takes hostages. Sounds simple, until you watch this one, this episode takes you on good twists, and goes beyond the usual cop drama, and does not vilainize the bad guys in the show but gives them a life that could end up this way, and most of the time, they are regular people who are in extraordinary circumstances, and isn't that how it is most of the time in real life, maybe, or maybe not, but it is more believable than just thinking the bad guys have always been bad guys. this show delivered a great script, suspense, and action all in proper amounts.

Anyways I don't want to give it away for those who haven't seen it but it is easily the best new show this year.

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