Due South

Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1994 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Fraser and Ray need to protect David Lee, the son of a local Chinese restauranteur, first from a gang of local extortionists, then from two well-meaning yet over-bearing FBI agents.

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  • Finally it's officially out ... Elaine is in love!

    Well, anyone in their right minds knew that Elaine fancied Fraser from the very beginning but in the last couple of minutes of this episode she told Dief all about it. Funny and cruel at once ... you have to pity poor Elaine.

    The story plays as the title already suggests in Chinatown of Chicago. One man tries to get everybody to pay him for leaving them alone but a couple of businesses try to resist - one of them is a Chinese restaurant where Fraser and Ray have dinner. Dief has to stay outside because a sign says "no dogs allowed" - he is upset about it and Ray makes fun of him and for that pours Dief guilt over Fraser all through the episode :))

    Fraser shows off yet another thing he learned from his granparents - Chinese! Ray tries to order and doesn't get anywhere then Fraser takes over and it's no problem at all.

    anyways ... the main story is about Chinese mafia, FBI and honour. The Chinese mafia kidnaps the son of the restaurant's owner to finally get him on his knees - Frasier tries to help but then the FBI and Clever and Smart steal the case from Ray and Fraser. The FBI bugs Ray to find out what they know and then they are loud and like an elephant in a ... The FBI nearly get everybody killed until Fraser and Ray save the day (by saving the restaurant's owner and his son).

    Overall very good episode with great dialogue!moreless
Victor Wong

Victor Wong


Guest Star

Simon Sinn

Simon Sinn

Thomas Yao

Guest Star

Mark Melymick

Mark Melymick

Agent Deeter

Guest Star

Tony Craig

Tony Craig

Det. Jack Huey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Fraser says '[w]e're comprised of ten provinces and two territories' while talking with Ray and Welsh. At the time of the episode this was correct, but in 1999, Canada divided the Northwest Territories into two separate territories -- much of the west remained as the Northwest Territories, but the new territory became known as Nunavut.

    • Fraser can speak (and read) Mandarin and Cantonese, but has forgotten some of the other dialects that he was taught by his grandparents.

    • When Fraser is tasting the fingernails, his handkerchief moves from one end of the table to the other. Then he takes it out of his belt pouch.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Benton Fraser: Lieutenant, I understand your dilemma. In Canada, we have more than a passing familiarity with confusion. We're comprised of ten provinces and two territories communicating across six time zones in two official languages. The English don't understand the French, the French don't understand the English, and the Inuit, quite frankly, couldn't give a damn about either of them. Added to the equation is the Assembly of First Nations, with a total of six-hundred-and-thirty-three separate Indian bands speaking one-hundred-and-eighty sub-dialects among their fifty linguistic groups. And as if that weren't enough, there are some fisherman on the east coast with a remarkably whimsical accent --
      Harding Welsh: There is a point to this, I assume?
      Benton Fraser: Oh yes sir. I believe so. The key that we have found is compromise. I would suggest we devise the plan that would use everyone to the best of their abilities.

    • Benton Fraser: (About tasting things.) I am a professional, it's not for amateurs.

    • Ray Vecchio: (Joking.) Spend a lot of time alone as a child, Fraser?
      Benton Fraser: Yes.

    • Ray Vecchio: I'm sitting in a closet with a Mountie and being licked by a deaf wolf. It is the wolf, isn't it?

    • Ray Vecchio: Oh, no, Benny, not the windows! I don't think they have doors in Canada.

    • Benton Fraser: Nice shot by the way, knocking it out of the guy's hand. (Refering to a gun.)
      Ray Vecchio: Oh you liked that?
      Benton Fraser: I was impressed.
      Ray Vecchio: (Smugly.) I thought you would be.
      Benton Fraser: You were aiming for …
      Ray Vecchio: his chest?
      Benton Fraser: Oh. (Pauses.) I think I should adjust your sights.
      Ray Vecchio: I'd appreciate that.

    • Benton Fraser: You know, you let a wolf save your life and they make you pay and pay and pay.
      Ray Vecchio: That's why I don't own a wolf.

    • Louis Gardino:(Dramatically.) You know what we have here, Jack? It's another case of speeding with a dirty license plate.
      Jack Huey: Damn, this city is going to hell.

    • Jack Huey: You heard it. (Smiles.) Tell me, Fraser, what exactly does a kidnapping sound like?

  • NOTES (1)


    • Elaine Besbriss: And the minute you let him get to you, you can't sleep, your skin starts to break out, and the next thing you know, you're wandering around supermarkets humming tunes by the Carpenters at the top of your lungs!

      The Carpenters was a brother and sister band that had albums ranging from 1969 to 1983. Karen and Richard Carpenter produced songs such as Please Mr Postman, Close to You, We've Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More and Sing.

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