Due South (1997)

Season 2 Episode 1

Dr. Longball

Aired Unknown Sep 23, 1998 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Dr. Longball
Welsh's brother calls for big-city backup to catch baseball-team saboteurs.

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  • Welsh and Fraser help Welsh's brother investigate a series of crimes related to a baseball game.

    I must admit that this is currently the worst Due South episode I ever watched.

    The casefile was painful to watch - I didn't feel for any of the characters, so I didn't really care if they won or lost. Only when Ray entered the team, my interest spiked for a minute - but then I already knew that he wouldn't fail, when everything depended on him.

    I found Fraser to be particularly bland in this episode - I'm not sure why, but this time his lines weren't up to the usual standard.

    It was a bit disappointing, I must admit, but then every show has those episodes that you watch once and then never watch again. Or that you fast-forward through save for the "important" scenes. Callum Keith Rennie getting naked would be such a scene.moreless
Beau Starr

Beau Starr

Harding Welsh

Camilla Scott

Camilla Scott

Constable Margaret Thatcher

Ramona Milano

Ramona Milano

Francesca Vecchio

Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

Detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski

Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent

Sgt. Robert Fraser [ghost]

Tom Melissis

Tom Melissis

Det. Thomas E. Dewey

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ray Kowalski: (with his home run on tape) Okay, who wants to see it again?
      (everybody groans but Dief barks)
      Ray Kowalski: Oh, you gotta love this wolf. Okay, check out the stance.

    • Benton Fraser: (teaching Ray how to hit the ball) Alright, now. Just keep your eye on the ball. Keep the ball in front of you, keep your glove in front of the ball. You relax. You let muscle-memory take over, and above all you must try not to think.
      Ray Kowalski: Yeah, not thinking, that's what got me into this.

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode is set in the small town of Willison and several cast members appear in different roles. Ramona Milano plays Deputy Bernie, Dean McDermott plays Bubba Dean, Camilla Scott is Reporter Toni Lake and sings the National Anthem, and Tom Melissis and Tony Craig appear as Hayseeds.

    • In its final year, Due South was nominated for 7 Gemini Awards (1999) and won one of them. Also, Due South won the Chrysler's People's Choice Award (1999) for being the favorite TV program of Canadian viewers.

    • Songs included in this episode were Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Trevor Hurst.

    • Former "Barney Miller" star Max Gail is credited by his given name, Maxwell Gail, Jr.