Endgame

Opening Moves

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 3/14/11
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  • Episode Description
  • A missing boy prompts Balagan into enlisting Sam and Alcina's help to solve the case and find him.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christopher Shyer

    Gareth Hart

  • Scott E. Miller

    Jake Vascer

  • Brendan Fletcher

    Merritt Singer

  • Connor Christopher Levins

    Keaton Hart

  • Keram Malicki-Sanchez

    Naveed

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Arkady Balagan: It is all about strategy.

    • Arkady Balagan: Pippa, you are a North American; you see a problem, you want to solve it. I am Russian. I prefer wallowing in self pity to being crushed by a corrupt and criminal justice system.

    • Arkady Balagan: Being good at chess means you're good at chess. I'm not even good at poker.

    • Pippa Venturi: You're the grieving fiancé. What are you going to do?
      Arkady Balagan: Play chess.

    • Arkady Balagan: You know how I got to be world champion Sam? By having second thoughts, third thoughts, fourth thoughts.

    Notes (4)

    • Both Shawn Doyle who plays Balagan, and series creator Avrum Jacobson didn't know much about chess before working on the show.

    • The show is filmed in British Columbia, Canada.

    • Except for "Bless this Union", every episode of the show ends with Arkady seeing Rosemary before her death.

    • International Air Dates:

      Hungary: October 7, 2011

      Finland: June 16, 2013

      Italy: June 26, 2013

    Trivia (3)

    • The name of the show appears in the opening credits as ENDGAMƎ.

    • The episode starts three months after Rosemary's death, Balagan's fiancée.

    • Balagan uses his ability to imagine suspects as pieces in his chessboard in order to find clues.

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