Due South (1997)

Season 1 Episode 5

Seeing Is Believing

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Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1997 on CTV
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Seeing Is Believing
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Thatcher, Kowalski, and Welsh all see a murder at a local mall, and the daughter of a wealthy man is implicated in the killing. It takes a lot of fancy footwork on Fraser's part to prove the identity of the real killer.

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  • Completely absurd, although a good ep.

    9.0
    Watching this ep, I find myself laughing almost constantly. The recalls by Thatcher, Welsh, and Ray are well, absurd.



    Fraser states it in the ep quite well. He states that they are all inserting aspects of their own personality and desires into their versions of the story. Thatcher puts things in that deal with Fraser and what she experienced with him on the train. Ray has issues with his ex-wife, such as wanting her back, and Welsh is disillusioned.



    I especially enjoyed the whole hypnosis aspect of the ep. Fraser has managed to hypnotize all 3 of them, and places a post-hypnotic suggestion in at least 2 of the 3 that we could see, those being Ray and Thatcher. He uses them when he is being yelled at, getting a nice, positive, quiet response that is the opposite of what they were saying just prior. In the end, Fraser takes what each of them said and manages to not only piece together what happened, but impresses all of them in the end.



    For me, this episode embodied what the series was in part about: the drama of a police procedural, the comedy, and how well those two can mesh if done right. All in all, a good ep with some great comedic moments to it.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

Susan Coyne

Susan Coyne

Penny Morton

Guest Star

Delores Etienne

Delores Etienne

Elderly Woman

Guest Star

Ross Hull

Ross Hull

Keith Warren

Guest Star

Anne Marie DeLuise

Anne Marie DeLuise

Stella Kowalski

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • About 39:30 minutes in, when Fraser throws a knife and the camera swings back on him, you can see that the knife is still in his hands and he quickly hides it behind his back.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Maggie Thatcher: Fraser!
      Benton Fraser: (to Ray) Duty calls.
      Ray Kowalski: Bellows, more like.
      Maggie Thatcher: Constable, I'm losing my patience! We need to get back to the Cons--...
      Benton Fraser: Eggplant.
      Maggie Thatcher: (zombie-like) ...unless, of course, you'd like to stay and talk to your friend for a little while longer. In fact, why don't you stay as long as you like?
      Benton Fraser: (to Ray) It works!

    • Harding Welsh: (to Ray, slouching in the chair, leaning back, closing his eyes) has closed his eyes) We boring you, Detective?
      Ray Kowalski: No, I just see it better this way.
      Maggie Thatcher: Probably the way you saw it in the first place.

    • Ray Kowalski: Look, Fraser, you're making me nuts. You give me a hint here or I swear I'll clock you right...
      Benton Fraser: Cauliflower.
      Ray Kowalski: (zombie-like) I'm sorry, Fraser, for being so abrupt. I hope you will accept my heartfelt apology.
      Benton Fraser: Certainly. Think nothing of it. (to Welsh and Thatcher) It won't last long. Post-hypnotic suggestion rarely does, but it's kind of enjoyable, isn't it? (snaps fingers)
      Ray Kowalski: All right. Cut the mumbo jumbo, answer the question.

    • Benton Fraser: (tries to hypnotize Inspector Thatcher) Now, Inspector, I want you to relax and follow the loony. Imagine you're watching a majestic herd of caribou thundering across the snowy wilderness. The wind whipping at your face. Long ago you lost all sensation in your feet. The icy fingers of hypothermia . . .
      Maggie Thatcher: Fraser, that's not relaxing.
      Benton Fraser: It's not?
      Maggie Thatcher: No.
      Benton Fraser: Oh.
      Maggie Thatcher: Recite the administration manual.
      Benton Fraser: Ah. It is the duty of all members who are peace officers, subject to the orders of the commissioner, to perform those duties that are assigned to them as peace officers in relation to the preservation of peace, the prevention of crime, and of offenses against the laws of Canada, and... (Thatcher's eyes close) Good. Now, Inspector, I want you to go back a few hours. You will find yourself in the mall...
      Francesca Vecchio: (Now hypnotized on the chair) Oh, good. I love shopping.
      Harding Welsh and "Ray Vecchio": (Both hypnotized, leaving Fraser the only one awake) Nice pile of rocks.
      Benton Fraser: Oh, dear.

    • Ray Kowalski: Hey, are you going to tell me a long story about this trapper, Eskimo Joe, and how he could throw a grizzly bear over his head with one hand?
      Benton Fraser: Well that sounds highly improbable, Ray. No, no, the story that I'm thinking of involves an elephant seal and a man named Tim. He didn't so much as throw it, as...
      Ray Kowalski: Save the seals.
      Benton Fraser: Understood.

    • Benton Fraser: (when asked which course of action he'd suggest) Well, you might think that I have a hole in my bag of marbles, or that my elevator stops at the collarbone, but it's called hypnosis.
      Ray Kowalski: Mumbo jumbo, voodoo, jujitsu, hocus-pocus.
      Benton Fraser: Oh, quite the contrary, Ray. It's a very effective technique. As a matter of fact, I've hypnotized myself on a number of occasions to aid in the recovery of information. Of course, one doesn't always remember what one told oneself in the hypnotic state, so a tape recorder is almost always necessary.

    • Ray Kowalski: I love you, Fraser.
      Benton Fraser: And I you, Ray.
      Ray Kowalski: No, not literally, I mean, symbolically or something.
      Benton Fraser: No, I know. Thank you.

    • Ray Kowalski: Did you actually see the knife in her hand?
      Maggie Thatcher: Well, no, but I was a little distracted. Constable Fraser was running after the shoplifter. You know, the uniform, the motion, the legs, driving like pistons, pumping like steel... (everyone stares at her) Something red going fast always draws the eye.
      Francesca Vecchio: I know exactly what you mean.

    • Benton Fraser: Are you suggesting that money and privilege can buy justice?
      Lawyer: Are you from another country?

    • Benton Fraser: Could you elucidate, sir?
      Harding Welsh: No, no, not since the late sixties.
      Ray Kowalski: That's - That's Canadian for "explain".

    • (Kowalski comments on a cultural Canadian gift to the United States.)
      Ray Kowalski: In my opinion, if you give another country a gift, you give'em something practical, like when we gave you those assault rifles.

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