Flashpoint

Season 1 Episode 6

Attention Shoppers

5
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 14, 2008 on CTV
8.6
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When a group of girls torment a troubled teen at the mall, the teenage rivalry turns into a shootout. The SRU is forced to put a lockdown in place to control the situation.

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  • Jules rocks

    10
    in a towel and as a SRU negotiator! AJJ rocks!
  • good, but did not grip me

    7.0
    I am enjoying Flashpoint so far, as I am slowly wading through the episodes on Netflix. To me, this is the least enjoyable episode so far, although still good. It took me a while to figure out why it did not grip me. The topic is serious enough as too many young people hurt or kill each other. So the scenario was totally believable. And alcoholic parents are just hard-breaking. And the filming of Tasha on the ledge was good. So what was it that made me not feel concerned? 1. I think the plot was setup where it was not possible for Tasha to actually succeed in her suicide attempt. I know that in previous episodes, everything doesn't always work out perfectly in the end, . the kid who was a collateral casualty in the drug dealer's apartment. But here, everything screamed at Jules being able to talk her out of it, and she did. The fall and rescue did not add to the drama. 2. I think Tasha was not flushed out early enough for us to sympathize and worry about her. It would've been better to give more details to the attempted rape, and setup up the big picture earlier. It worked with the bank episode to keep Mary hidden 'till almost the end, but not here. 3. I think the acting was a bit subpair for all the teenagers and even Amy Jo. The gangbangers just felt too wannabe instead of serious threats. I don't want to sound too negative, as I did enjoy the episode.moreless
  • Nothing special. Series still lacks an identity.

    6.3
    I thought this episode was average. Nothing really exciting happened during this episode. The show still lacks an element to make it different or unique from the other half dozen crime shows on CBS. The girl who is being bullied by the other girls seems to know the mall better than the people who are in charge of the security. Also thought it was strange when the SWAT people find her heading to the top of the building that they don't report in right away that they had spotted her to the leader of the SWAT. The other problem was that she is rescued and treated like she is a victim right away. In real life, they would have handcuffed her and treated her as a suspect for a short time until they could verify her story and make sure they have all the facts straight about the situation.moreless
  • A much better episode, a little shocking but the best one so far this season.

    9.0
    This weeks episode evolves around a young girl Tasha, grade A student, a caring girl looking after her mother and doing a part-time job in a local mall, the problem is Tasha is a marked person, she is being hounded and harassed by a group of gang girls, the leader of the girls is gunning for Tasha after she squealed to the police after her boyfriend tried to sexually assault her.



    Tasha is confronted by the girls in the mall's toilets and they beat her and cut her hair but things get worse when one pulls a gun, Tasha manages to grab it and shoot wildly injuring one girl and thinking she has killed another runs.



    The SRU team are called in to find out what really went on, Jules is the savour of the day when she talks down Tasha from jumping from the top of the mall.



    I have to admit this was a shocking episode but one of the best so far, we are always ready about the amount of girl gangs becoming more prominent than male gangs so the writers have come up with an up to date storyline.moreless
  • good episode...

    9.0
    This episode reminds me of Cold Case because Cold Case is so good at making the victims/criminals of the episode well developed and make it seem like the viewer is always rooting for the guest character. Anyways, in this episode members of a teen gang come after another teen for revenge. The other teen, Tasha, shoots one of the others in self defense. I really liked her character. She still had hope through all of the crap she had been through. The story didn't seem too difficult on the police area, but it was interesting seeing Jules as a major player. She was a great negotiator. Overall, great story with great character development.moreless
Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Sgt. Gregory Parker

Michael Cram

Michael Cram

Kevin 'Wordy' Wordsworth

Sergio Di Zio

Sergio Di Zio

Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti

Hugh Dillon

Hugh Dillon

Ed Lane

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan

Ruth Marshall

Ruth Marshall

Dr. Amanda Luria

Julia Chantery

Julia Chantery

Ashley

Guest Star

Shane Daly

Shane Daly

Gary Kurlansky

Guest Star

Kristin Fairlie

Kristin Fairlie

Brianna Tulley

Guest Star

Lisa Marcos

Lisa Marcos

Sally LaFlamme

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The female locker room reads 'Jules' in stead of 'women'.

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode when Jules is in the locker room there is a shower running in the background. However, she is the only person who uses this locker room as evidenced by the sign which reads "Jules" instead of "Women".

    • Goof: After the Westchester female gang members try to shoot Tasha in the middle of the mall they take off on foot and run right past several uniformed police officers who do nothing to try to stop them. It seems a little implausible that the uniformed police officers would be satisfied with crowd control when a shooting suspect with gun in hand runs right in front of them. The police share the same radio frequencies, so it would be unlikely that the uniformed officers weren't aware of the suspects description.

    • Goof: When Jules is out on the ledge just before they fall you see her bring her hand around so Tasha can take hold. When the scene switches and goes behind, Jules hand was still on the railing, but then she offered her hand to Tasha.

    • Goof: When the girls are tormenting Tasha in the toilets, near the start of the episode, there appears to be a piece of hair stuck near the top of the camera.

    • Exterior scenes of the mall early in the episode were filmed at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto

    • Goof: In the scene where Jules, Sam and Ed are all walking together through the mall looking for the girls, they walk by a television screen which clearly says the time is 1:21am, yet the mall is very busy and full of shoppers.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Greg: (Over the PA system) Attention shoppers. May I have your attention, please. My name is Sgt. Gregory Parker and I'm with the police: Strategic Response Unit. There has been a security incident in the mall and we're working quickly to ensure your safety. You can help us by exiting all shops and calmly walking towards the central area of the mall. Once in the central area, kindly sit on the floor and clasp your hands behind your head. This will make our job much easier, much faster and we can all get out of here. Thank you.

    • Jules: (to Tasha as she is on the ledge, thinking of jumping) You know I've never seen somebody who's ready to die put up such an awesome fight to stay alive.

    • Brianna: (While being arrested) We didn't do nothing.
      Ed: (Correcting her) You didn't do anything.

    • Tasha: (on the phone) Mom, are you there? Mom, pick up the phone, please. (crying) OK, I love you.

    • (Jules' phone starts to ring.)
      Greg: You going to get that?
      Jules: None of your business.
      (Ed looks over her shoulder)
      Ed: Who is it?
      Jules: It's no one.
      (Ed grabs her phone and answers it)
      Ed: Hello, Jules phone, who's this. Todd, oh Scott, Scotty, oh just Scott sorry, it's Edward, her personal assistant, well I'll ask her, you want to go out with him tonight, your second...
      (Jules holds up three fingers)
      Ed: Your third, she would love to see you tonight Scooter, movies well we can't do that see were working late. What about bowling excellent I'll have her call you OK, bye.
      (Ed hangs up the phone and gives it back to Jules without a word.)

    • Wordy: Boss, witnesses saw a couple of teenagers bolt out of the restroom and run down the stairs.
      Mike: Three teenage girls, four teenage girls, three girls and a boy, or it could be seven orangutans.
      Greg: How about a little less information and a little more intelligence.

    • Jules: Are you riding with Wordy?
      Sam: Mini van express.
      Jules: Will you save me a seat?

    • Sam: Fifteen year old girls...
      Jules: One day they're playing with Barbies, the next it's a semi.

    • Tasha: Why did you do that for me?
      Jules: 'Cos I don't give up without a fight, just like you.

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