Detective Everett Backstrom and his team investigate when the apparent suicide of a senator's son turns out to be homocide.



(based upon characters from the Evert Backstrom novels by), (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cassandra LaStrange / Catherine Turner
Senator Tobias Percival II
Gene / Eugene Visser
Chief Anna Cervantes
Leyland Eaton
Rebecca Forrester


Detective Everett Backstrom and his team investigate when the apparent suicide of a senator's son turns out to be homocide.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama





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22 January 2015 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Backstrom's hand position on his cigar changes when he is talking to Det. Graveley outside the morgue. See more »


Det. Sgt. John Almond: Did you drop out of school because of Toby Percival?
Archie Danforth: Yes! Toby diminished me as a man.
Det. Sgt. John Almond: Diminished you how exactly?
Archie Danforth: Rugby team hazing.
Det. Sgt. John Almond: Rugby. That a team sport?
Archie Danforth: Yes.
Det. Sgt. John Almond: Thought it was something like... handball.
Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom: English people call it soccer.
Archie Danforth: Rugby is *not* soccer.
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A new kind of hero.
26 February 2015 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I loved this first episode. I enjoyed the interactions amongst the characters, the plot & the acting. All were first rate. I look forward to watching the next episodes.

I hope the media backhand that this show has gotten can be overridden by viewer acceptance, I have read nothing positive & was expecting the worst, but it really was a pleasant surprise. This may not be the most politically correct show on the air, but it is entertaining. It does not have zombies, supernatural pretensions or is it geared for the 18-25 year old audience. So, yeah! I think I am in love. Go Backstrom. As long as this is on the air, I will watch.

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