Due South

Season 1 Episode 2

Diefenbaker's Day Off

Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1994 on CTV
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Episode Summary

Diefenbaker's Day Off
Lucy Pike asks Fraser to help her father, who seems to be having a lot of accidents lately. Ray and Fraser realise that Charlie injuries himself as part of a scam involving personal injury lawsuits. With the help of reporter Mackenzie King, Fraser investigates the worlds of personal injury lawsuits and boxing, and tries to get a wolf license for Diefenbaker.moreless

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  • At first I didn't like the "new" wulf ... but now ...

    Although this episode is called "Diefenbaker's Day Off" the new Diefenbaker is only a sideshow. This episode is about the moral dilemma Fraser has to face trying to help a 6-year-old girl.

    But first let's talk about how I fell in love with the "new dog" ... Diefenbaker ... although Fraser told him that without being registered he wasn't allowed to go outside Diefenbaker did it and had some nice adventures on his own. I esp. liked the part where he realized that a dog catcher is trying to get him.

    Back to Frazer and Ray ... in this episode Ray is really only a sidekick with not a lot to say all through the episode, unless you count his box-fight. Frazer meets an American woman who is a reporter in disguise as a nurse who tries to pin dirt on Frazer for helping the little girl's father Charlie. Frazer finds out that Charlie is an ex-boxer who tries to make some money by insurance fraud, but he's also the victim because the main money goes to the people in the back.

    Overall strong episode with some good dialogue.moreless
Madolyn Smith-Osborne

Madolyn Smith-Osborne

Mackenzie King

Guest Star

Angela Moore

Angela Moore

Head Nurse

Guest Star

Rebecca McLaughlin

Rebecca McLaughlin

Dr. Mason

Guest Star

Catherine Bruhier

Catherine Bruhier

Elaine Besbriss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Benton Fraser: Oh, I was hoping to be able to spend some time with you this evening, but I'm afraid I have a dinner engagement, with a very nice woman I met in a parking lot. And I can't cancel it because I don't know her phone number or her name, for that matter. (Diefenbaker continues to stare.) No, it is not what you're thinking, it isn't, and I don't appreciate you being so damn judgemental. Just because you were right the last time does not make you infallible. I am quite capable of handling myself in any situation.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Songs used in this episode include American Woman by the Guess Who from their album The Greatest of the Guess Who and is available on the due SOUTH soundtrack released in 1996.


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