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Abandoned 

The victim: Barb Birk, the owner of her own diner. The killer: Sasha King, a resident and worker at a women's shelter, and one of Barb's many disgruntled ex-employees. Who is eventually ... See full summary »

Director:

T.J. Scott (as TJ Scott)

Writers:

James Thorpe (developed by), Daniel Cerone (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Lehman ... Detective Angie Flynn
Louis Ferreira ... Detective Oscar Vega
Brendan Penny ... Detective Brian Lucas
Warren Christie ... Sergeant Mark Cross
Lauren Holly ... Dr. Betty Rogers
Roger Cross ... Superintendent Boyd Bloom
Zoé De Grand Maison ... Sasha King (as Zoé De Grand'Maison)
Jennifer Irwin ... Barb Birk
Max Lloyd-Jones ... Jason Birk
Laura Mennell ... Samantha Turner
Valerie Tian ... Officer Wendy Sung
Jessica Harmon ... Maya Bureen
Bryce Hodgson ... Dean Binders
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Officer Dansing
David Coles David Coles ... Ross Simpson
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Storyline

The victim: Barb Birk, the owner of her own diner. The killer: Sasha King, a resident and worker at a women's shelter, and one of Barb's many disgruntled ex-employees. Who is eventually identified as Barb is found burnt to death inside her diner kitchen in what was an early morning fire on a day the diner was closed. The initial primary suspect as the person who started the fire, and thus the killer, is Barb's son, Jason Birk, who used to be a short order cook in the diner, and whose lighter was used to start the fire. He admits the lighter is his, but states that anyone who worked in the diner knew where he left it. He has been out of jail for three weeks, his ten month sentence for assault for beating up Ross Simpson, another of Barb's disgruntled ex-employees who often parked his food truck outside the diner. Jason, who is surprised to learn that he is the insurance beneficiary, admits that he and his mother had a love/hate relationship. They were somewhat estranged based largely ... Written by Huggo

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TV-14
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Detective Angie Flynn: Ta
[hands coffee to lucas]
Detective Brian Lucas: Thanks
Detective Angie Flynn: They didn't have honey
[handing cup to vega]
Detective Oscar Vega: You didn't even ask did you
Detective Angie Flynn: I totally forgot
Sergeant Mark Cross: Oh one for me too
Detective Angie Flynn: Ya one for you too, what did I miss
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