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Free Willie 

"Free Willie" is an episode of Due South starring Paul Gross, David Marciano, and Beau Starr. A juvenile purse snatcher stopped by Ben turns out to be the key in a bank robbery investigation. Ben and Ray take it upon themselves to solve it, putting the boy's life and Ray's job in jeopardy.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Constable Benton Fraser
... Ray Vecchio
... Lt. Harding Welsh
... Louis Gardino
Tony Craig ... Jack Huey
... Elaine Besbriss
Christopher Babers ... Willie Lambert
Ed Sahely ... Hamlin
... Caroline Morgan
Dominic Cuzzocrea ... Dennis Argyle (as Domenic Cuzzocrea)
Djanet Sears ... Public Defender
Elena Kudaba ... Celeste
... Charles
... Donald
Micheal Donaghue ... Hugo
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A juvenile purse snatcher stopped by Ben turns out to be the key in a bank robbery investigation. Ben and Ray take it upon themselves to solve it, putting the boy's life and Ray's job in jeopardy.

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When the bad guys are trying to grab Willie from the Riv, they break the passenger-side window. When Dief is barking at them with his head out the rear window, the passenger window is intact again. Twice. See more »

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Caroline Morgan: Don't move, Boy Scout. Back right off.
Constable Benton Fraser: You alright, Ray?
Ray Vecchio: I'm well, Fraser, and you?
Caroline Morgan: [to Fraser] Dead in your tracks! Right there. Take out the gun and drop it on the floor
Ray Vecchio: Don't do it, Fraser. Take the shot.
Constable Benton Fraser: I'm afraid I'm not carrying a gun.
Caroline Morgan: Drop the gun!
Constable Benton Fraser: I honestly don't have one.
Ray Vecchio: [about Fraser] Sharp shooter first class. Can take the head off a pin.
Constable Benton Fraser: He's right about that
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References Free Willy (1993) See more »

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It's all over
Performed by Headstones
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A Fair Beginning
12 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Coming off a strong Pilot, this episode would not be classified as one of the best but it began to set up the main relationships that would develop during the series. Fraser, who would constantly insert himself into situations as the polite, intrepid, do-gooder with unwavering integrity. Ray, the reluctant buddy/comic foil and Lt Walsh, the weary, put-upon leader.

A strange example where the plot is not as good as the story. Fraser and Ray solve the case with Holmesian logic and capture the bad guys in a very good action sequence. Lots of humour as the Canadian from the Far North tries to weave his ways through the vagaries of concrete jungle of Chicago with the cynical assistance of Ray.


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