Due South

Season 2 Episode 14

All the Queen's Horses

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Aired Unknown Apr 11, 1996 on CTV
8.8
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Terrorists take a train carrying a group of singing mounties.

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  • Fraser and Thatcher are asked to ocomny the RCMP marry go round ride. Buck Frobisure also joins them. Fraser later relises that the film crew are actually hyjackers and the race is on to stop the train from blowing up Chicagomoreless

    10
    This episode rocks. It's Paul Gross's first script and it goes from strength to strength. It's fast paced and my all time favourite. Therre are twists in the plot too, that make it so exciting.

    The best bit has to be that kiss on top of the train, where even though Fraser hits his head on a bridge, the two do not break away. The tension and chemistry has been building up between Thatcher and Fraser, finally they do something about it.

    After Fraser has worked out who the film crew are actually, he jumps out of the train to inform Buck Frobisure. Fraser Sr follows (of course). When Fraser gets back, the hyjackers have taken Thatcher and forced hre to wear the Red uniform. The lead man ties Thatcher and Fraser together. After some quick thinking and some uncomfortable actions (emotionly) for our two heros, they escape. Fraser then pursues one of the hyjackers on a roof top. Thatcher hsa an ill timed hit and Fraser falls off the train along with the criminal. Thatcher, mouring, finds Fraser later. After a talk she thinks he thinks of her as cold hearted. The run along the roof top of the moving train where Thatcher stops and says she is not cold hearted. Fraser agrees and then Kisses her!!!!!!!!!! Yeh!!!!!!! that is all I can say. It is a cracking episode and I won't tell you what happens, you will just have to watch it! The special effects are amazing and the ending is just hilarious. I was so glad when Paul Gross (Fraser) worte a sequal ("Red, White and Blue") which follows on where "All the Queens horses" left off!

    This episode is just pure brilliance and a definate 10/10.moreless
  • We actually get to see Royal Canadian MOUNTED Police. Excellent action on a hijacked train with action, adventure, romance, music, terrorists. Really - what more can you ask for?

    10
    Mounties! On a Train! Wonderful mix of action/adventure, whimsy,horses(!), Fraser in a clinch with his boss on top of a train, ghosts, Leslie Nielson - what's not to love about this (except not enough Ray V.). Best part - where the mounties wake up and continue singing right where they left off when they were gassed. Oh, yeah, and Paul Gross SINGS. Sheer delight. As I always say in my reviews, after the episode ends, I exclaim to my dogs, "why did they ever take this show off the air?" (they too are speechless about these production decisions). It's everything that's good about tv that you just don't see anymore. Kudos to Paul Gross for the teleplay, story line, fabulous acting, and just plain looking good in a uniform whether he's crawling under a train, locked to his boss via handcuffs or lips, or on a horse.moreless
Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

Buck Frobisher

Guest Star

Kenneth Welsh

Kenneth Welsh

Randal Bolt

Guest Star

Dean McDermott

Dean McDermott

Constable Renfield Turnbull

Guest Star

Gordon Pinsent

Gordon Pinsent

Robert Fraser

Recurring Role

Camilla Scott

Camilla Scott

Insp. Margaret Thatcher

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Benton Fraser realises that his father must be a ghost and not a figment of his imagination, as Buck Frobisher can see him as well.

    • In the scene where an unconscious mountie is thrown off the train and lands on the farmhouse dinner table: in real life, every bone in his body would probably have been broken! (submitted by Phillip F.)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Buck Frobisher: What are you doing in my toilet?
      Benton Fraser: I've come to debrief you, sir.
      Buck Frobisher: Something wrong with the door?

    • Margaret Thatcher: What about the fellow with the big ears?
      Randal Bolt: Ross Perot?
      Margaret Thatcher: No. I was talking Mickey Mouse.

    • Benton Fraser: I give up, what is the perfume your wearing?
      Margaret Thatcher: I'm not wearing any.

    • Margaret Thatcher: (Regarding their kiss.) You realize, Fraser, that what happened between us can never repeat itself. Unless of course the exact same circumstances were to repeat themselves.
      Robert Fraser: By "exact same circumstances", sir, do you mean we would have to be aboard a train loaded with unconscious Mounties that had been taken over by terrorists and were heading for a nuclear catastrophe?
      Margaret Thatcher: Exactly.

    • Buck Frobisher: I've found the brake.
      Robert Fraser: What makes you think it's the brake?
      Buck Frobisher: It's written right on it, "brake".
      Robert Fraser: Huh, could be a ruse.
      Buck Frobisher: To what end?
      Robert Fraser: Something criminal.
      Buck Frobisher: Are you insinuating that an entire design crew has deliberately mislabeled the key elements of a train?
      Robert Fraser: It's possible.
      Buck Frobisher: I'm talking to a lunatic.

    • Margaret Thatcher: Why are they staring at me? (Refering to the other Mounties.)
      Benton Fraser: I suspect they're terrified, ma'am.

    • Ray Vecchio: Sir. there's people on that train. Sure, they're Canadian, but they're still people.

    • Margaret Thatcher: What do you propose we do?
      Benton Fraser: I'm going to need to think about it. (Jumps out of the train window.)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Thatcher: No, I was thinking Mickey Mouse.

      This is a reference to the famous Disney character. The RCMP used to have problems controlling their image for products and promotions so they contracted the Disney Company who now control any RCMP related merchandising.

    • Three of the hijackers were named for well-known playwrights: Albee (Edward), Brecht (Bertholt) and Racine (Jean).

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