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
Ruth Marshall ...
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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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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12 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who's George? I recognize him from another Canadian crime drama that used to run late night weekends around here, but I don't see a cast credit for George. As I recall, he was a coroner in the other series, maybe a detective.

Recognizing him was when it finally dawned on me that this was a Canadian show. I then noticed the constables' hats, which are clearly Canadian, and then it all clicked into place for me.

And while I'm at it, I'm glad to see some Canadian shows making it here in the States. The Canadian approach gives stuff a different twist we don't normally get.

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