Due South

They Eat Horses, Don't They?

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/13/94
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  • Episode Description
  • When a little boy gets sick from eating meat purchased from a local grocery, Fraser investigates and learns that it's actually horse meat. He begins making the rounds of the auction houses, and not only does he find out who the culprit is, he also finds romance with an attractive horsewoman.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Neigher

  • Timothy Bond

  • Al Waxman

    Vince Leggett

  • Vito Rezza


  • Teri Polo

    Stephanie Cabot

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This was for me the best episode so far because ...

    By MeandtheFarmer, Apr 05, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Fraser: Oh, would you mind dropping in to my place and checking up on Dief. He’s been in the apartment all day. Ray: Oh, great. I can’t wait to see what I’ll find.

    • Ray: You oughta suck on something. Zaleb: You ought move your foot. Ray: Maybe I don’t want to move my foot. Zaleb: But if you don’t move your foot, I can’t get that horse patty. Ray: Why would you want that horse patty? Zaleb: I'm not telling. Ray: Tell me why you want that horse patty and maybe I’ll move my foot. Zaleb: Never. Ray: I’m a cop. Zaleb: So what? Ray: You want to serve time over a piece of manure? Zaleb: I’d rather go to the chair than talk. Ray: You know what I just decided? I just decided that you’re so nuts, I’m gonna let you have your patty.

    • Ray Vecchio: Old Zaleb came through for us. He remembers detecting some very subtle changes in the horse manure at a particular plant. Want to hear which one? Does the word 'Barnaby Jones' mean anything to you? Benton Fraser: No matter what you say, you can not base an investigation on a theory developed from the casting of a television series. Ray Vecchio: You’re just mad that I was right. Benton Fraser: I’m not mad, it just doesn’t make any sense. Ray Vecchio: And putting horse meat on your nose does? Benton Fraser: That was different. Ray Vecchio: You’re telling me.

    • Ray Vecchio: I'm going to freeze to death inside my friend Flicka.

    • Ray Vecchio: Your deaf wolf just ate my jelly donut!

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    Notes (1)

    • Music used in this episode includes Uphill Battle by Sarah MacLachlan from the album Touch and Horses by Jay Semko, Jack Lenz and John K. McCarthy with special guest Ashley MacIsaac from the album Due South: The Original Television Soundtrack.

    Trivia (1)

    • Diefenbaker tackles the bad guy to the floor at the end, but neither Ray or Fraser let him out of the car.

      It's a running joke throughout the show that Diefenbaker manages to get himself out of the car/room/etc. and save the day.

    Allusions (3)

    • The episode's title is an allusion to They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, a 1969 film directed by Sydney Pollack.

    • Ray Vecchio: I'm going to freeze to death inside my friend Flicka. My Friend Flicka was a 1950s television show about a boy named Ken and his horse, Flicka.

    • Ray Vecchio: Well, you know how on Barnaby Jones, you can always tell the bad guy because he's played by that actor that you see a lot? Barnaby Jones was a cop series that ran on CBS from 1973 to 1980.

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