Flashpoint: Season 1, Episode 5

Who's George? (7 Aug. 2008)

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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 ...
Nola Augustson ...
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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Sgt. Gregory Parker: [running from the truck to the bank] Team One, Sierra One, I think he's coming out. Get ready.
Ed Lane: [from a rooftop] That's great. Congratulations.
Sgt. Gregory Parker: Negative. Not good. He said goodbye to his wife and put his mask back on. He's coming out armed, Ed. Do you understand? Loss of a loved one; mask depersonalizes him and us. He's looking for direct confrontation. He wants us to kill him. Suicide by cop. Hold fire! Suicide by cop.
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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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