Flashpoint

Season 5 Episode 1

Broken Peace

29
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 20, 2012 on CTV
8.9
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Team One is looking for an armed and abusive man who has tracked down his ex-wife demanding to know where their daughter, who is celebrating her 18th birthday, is. The situation escalates when he drags his ex-wife to near the edge of a hotel rooftop, where Ed and the rest of the team face a huge moral dilemma. The dramatic conclusion leaves Team One questioning themselves, each other and even their jobs.

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  • Broken Peace--->Broken Trust

    7.5
    Beautifully written show; outcome was unexpected and ridiculous. As soon as the daughter distracted the father's attention that was the proper moment to take out the father. Did the daughter make a mistake? of course. Did Sgt. Parker make a mistake with the Scorpio command? Technically, no. Morally, yes. Surely there was another option besides killing a confused, distraught child (I say child because for all intents and purposes she was still clearly an immature 17-year old) whose only thought was to try and save her mother's life, not realizing the danger she put herself in. This was a perfect example of how, in rare circumstances, protocol has to be ignored. The wrong person died that night. Were I Ed Lane, I could not in good conscience have taken that shot. I'm proud of Raf for his reaction; I do not blame Ed Lane here, I blame Greg Parker.moreless
  • Song Info

    9.5
    I was just wondering if anyone knows the title and artist for the song in the episode. :)
  • Great Episode

    10
    I applaud the writers for showing the darker side of reality. Cops have rules and protocols and they are not supposed to allow their emotions interfere with them. The rules are not flexible. It's not easy to make that call, and truth be told, the fact that she got off two shots was huge. In situations such as this, the rules are there to protect the officers as well as any bystanders and civilians. You can not allow for 'gray' area. Officers are not afforded the luxury of emotional involvement, or interpretation of the rules. They can not pick and choose what to follow and what not to. If they did it would be total chaos. She took two shots and missed (what if one of those stray bullets would have killed your child in the next building?) It happens all the time. The real blame falls on the dumbass father of hers, He can not take any responsibility for anything, he wants to talk to the daughter, so she is there and then he screams at the EX wife "look what you've done" because his daughter is there seeing him in all his 'glory'. None of this would have happened had he been any kind of man at all. He is a selfish, maniacal, spineless screw-up who is only able to feel good about himself when he is violently oppressing others. His daughter is afraid of him, obviously, she ignores him, does not want to see him and feels the need to carry a gun, but none of that is his fault, it's everyone else's, PUHLEEZE!! The cops don't want to shoot, but the girl knew she had the gun, she chose to pull it on her father, she ignored their pleas to drop her weapon and she made a conscious choice to advance and shoot, they had no other choice. I feel bad for the officers that had to make those decisions and do what they did, all because the spineless bastard could not accept that he is useless and a loser. If they had let her shoot him, they would have been criticized on some level by someone for that. The protocol was that she was actively shooting and posed an eminent threat. She was warned numerous times and given multiple opportunities to stop, lower her weapon and chose not to. She has to suffer the consequences. It sucks now that they have to live with it, it's a difficult job and they do it, but they are human and it affects them as well, but if they didn't, we would be even worse off than we are. Yes this was just a show, a phenomenally written episode, but the reality of it is, situations like this happen more often than we are willing to admit and they rarely have a fairy tale ending. More often than not, the outcome is fatal. I am glad they chose to push the envelope and have a more realistic outcome.moreless
  • Broken Peace

    8.0
    One of TV's best shows began its final season with an episode that was not only incredibly exciting and fulgurant, but it left us with some moral questions. Did they do the right thing? In my opinion, yes, they followed the book, but there are differing points of views, and having a show that has incited such great reactions among us is a true testament to its success.



    Great start to the season.moreless
  • Total Chaos

    1.0
    This episode enforces my distrust of law enforcement.
David Paetkau

David Paetkau

Sam Braddock

Sergio Di Zio

Sergio Di Zio

Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan

Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Sgt. Gregory Parker

Hugh Dillon

Hugh Dillon

Ed Lane

Clé Bennett

Clé Bennett

Rafik 'Raf' Rousseau

Ty Olsson

Ty Olsson

James Mitchell

Guest Star

Brooke Palsson

Brooke Palsson

May Dalton

Guest Star

Lisa Houle

Lisa Houle

Michelle Dalton

Guest Star

Tyler Stentiford

Tyler Stentiford

Clark Lane

Recurring Role

Jack Knight (II)

Jack Knight (II)

Dean Parker

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