Due South (1997)

Season 1 Episode 12

Mountie on the Bounty (1)

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Aired Unknown Mar 15, 1998 on CTV
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Mountie on the Bounty (1)
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The case of a murdered sailor, $100 million in gold bullion and a ghost ship in the Great Lakes Triangle tests feuding Fraser and Kowalski.

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  • While their partnership might well be at its end, Fraser and Ray have to investigate the murder of a sailor.

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    This episode has one of the most evilest cliffhangers I've ever seen. Or perhaps I'm just that affected by it because I love them so much. Well.



    The exposition leading to the transfer possibilities they both receive is awesome. I felt for both Ray and Fraser. Also Thatcher's reaction to Fraser's transfer offer was nice.



    Poor Francesca. She didn't take the news very well...



    I loved Thatcher's reaction to the missing of Fraser. It was so cute to watch her offer "the resources of the Canadian consulate" - consisting of Turnbull and herself.



    As always, it was also a treat to see Fraser a) in his underwear and b) in street clothes.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

Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell

Ed 'Iron Bottom' Smithers

Guest Star

August Schellenberg

August Schellenberg

Gilbert Wallace

Guest Star

Brent Stait

Brent Stait

Vic Hester

Guest Star

Jan Rubeš

Jan Rubeš

Dr. Mort Gustafson

Recurring Role

Dean McDermott

Dean McDermott

Constable Renfield Turnbull

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Francesca takes a prowler complaint over the phone.)
      Francesca Vecchio: Okay, so orange baseball cap, orange slacks, orange shirt, carrying a pizza. Is there a light on the car outside, with flashing lights, marked 'Pizza', by any chance? Okay, and one last question --did you order a pizza?

    • Benton Fraser: Tell me where my partner is or I will kick you in the heads.
      Prisoner: Really?
      Benton Fraser: Hmm, no, not really.

    • (Kowalski is granted a transfer.)
      Ray Kowalski: Transfer? So I can get my own life back? My own name?
      Harding Welsh: Frankly, I'd choose something a little more interesting if I were you.

    • Benton Fraser: What's wrong with you?
      Ray Kowalski: I can't swim.
      Benton Fraser: The quality of the water alone will probably kill us.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Paul Gross took scuba diving lessons for this episode.

    • The frigate, on which the Mounties arrive, is the very same ship that was used for the movie Mutiny on the Bounty with Marlon Brando.

    • Marcel Saumure, the second assistant director, said that this was technically most challenging episode. The production costs of both episodes of Mountie on the Bountie were over 4 Million Canadian Dollars. They filmed a naval battle "in the middle of Lake Ontario between a freighter and a squad of Mounties on a three-masted frigate".

    • Marcel Saumure, the second assistant director, said that this was technically most challenging episode. The production costs of both episodes of Mountie on the Bountie were over 4 Million Canadian Dollars. They filmed a naval battle "in the middle of Lake Ontario between a freighter and a squad of Mounties on a three-masted frigate".

    • This episode was nominated for a Gemini Award (1998) which it didn't win: Best Writing in a Dramatic Series for Paul Gross, Robert B. Carney, and John Krizanc. Part two of this episode was nominated for Best Writing as well and won.

    • Paul Gross intended to use the classic song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald for this episode. When he asked Gordon Lightfoot for permission, the artist agreed only if permission was given by the remaining family members. Reluctant to cause the families any more grief, he and Jay Semko wrote 32 Down on the Robert Mackensie specifically for this episode.

    • Music used in this episode includes 32 Down on the Robert Mackensie by Paul Gross and Captain Tractor.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Francesca Vecchio: Pirates? What do you mean? Like, pieces of eight and sliver me timbers?

      Despite Francesca's protestations that pirates would say 'sliver me timbers', the phrase really is 'shiver me timbers'. The phrase is perhaps most notably used by Long John Silver in Treasure Island. The phrase generally refers to how a wooden, masted ship would shiver (in very unsettling ways) when run aground or struck by cannon balls.

    • The opening scene, where Fraser and Ray are cornered between shooters and a long drop to the water, is familiar to them because it's nearly identical to a scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    • The title of this episode, Mountie on the Bounty, is an allusion to the novel and film adaptations of Mutiny on the Bounty, the story of a ship and its crew who can no longer stand Captain Bligh's harsh ruling and decide to mutiny against him.

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