Flashpoint

Season 1 Episode 10

Eagle Two

5
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 09, 2009 on CTV
8.8
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The team have to protect some VIPs, only to find they have a kidnapping on their hands and limited time to rescue the victim.

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  • Formulaic plot filled with dumb, stereotypical characters and non-existent action.

    4.0
    ***Spoilers in this review.***



    Before i write the review i should mention that this episode is the first i've seen of this show, so i am not taking into account anything that may have happened in other episodes.



    To put it simply, if this episode is any indication of the general quality of the show, then this show is horrible.

    Let's not even go into the truly attrocious acting on display.



    The plot revolves around some rich industrialist-type turned do-gooder whose wife is kidnapped in a hotel by two hispanic men whom get the (volunteered) assistence from a young hispanic woman who happens both to be hispanic and have something in common with the kidnappers, and to be working in the hotel as a waitress. The plot plays out fairly predictably but some of the character decisions are laughable in the extreme. First of all, despite recognizing the voice of the waitress, the kidnapped wife decides to forgive the young woman for her part in the kidnapping/terrorist plot by pretending she hadn't heard or seen her before. The reason for this forgiveness? Beats me. I guess assisting in a plot to blow off someone's head with a bomb is not that big of a deal for this lady. Kind of like stealing an apple from a fruit-stand.

    Apparently being a young woman, crying because she's been discovered as an accomplice is as good a reason as any to be forgiven. I certainly didn't see her bother to forgive the two male members of the kidnapping team.



    As mentioned, this is the first episode of this show that i've seen, so i don't know anything about any relationships there may be between male and female members of this special unit in previous episodes, but i found the final scene ... interesting. Female who screwed up wants to walk home alone, male member wants to drive her. Female says no, she wants to be alone. Male won't have it and grabs her arm. Female expresses she want to be left alone. Male doesn't let go, instead forces a kiss on her.

    Can you spell "sexual harassment" or even "sexual assault"? So maybe these two have/had a thing, it still annoys me to no end that some smug guy refuses to abide by this woman's wishes to leave her alone, instead basically forces himself on her (with typical tv-show balad song playing in the background).



    The action is virtually non-existent, with one kidnapper being arrested off screen in a hotel room, and the other "overpowered" by a man with a rifle shooting his arm (shown as a hand releasing a remote control). One loud "explosion" was merely heard, and the cause afterward shown to be... a burning kitchen furnace of some sort.

    This is the cheapest, dullest show, action-wise, your imagination could possibly come up with for a show about a special police unit. It looked like the budget was completely spent on hiring the ballroom where a lot of the scenes took place. It was cheesy, cheap, badly acted, with characters doing the dumbest things just to "pull the heartstrings" of the audience (awww look, the lady who got kidnapped and then had a necklace bomb strapped to her neck listened to her heart and pretended the poor, crying Chilean waitress was innocent).



    This episode was so bad it could not have possibly been an exception in an otherwise stellar show, so i won't be seeing any other episodes.moreless
  • This episode was definitely one of my favorites! This episode showed more than just shooting, and blowing up, it showed true passion of what they do.

    10
    I absolutely love Jules, and when she made the mistake of leaving Catherine, I think it hurt her so bad. I felt really bad for her when she became frantic, searching for the missing lady. I felt like this episode showed more than just the SRU officers at work, but it showed how they truly feel, outside of work also. Ed showed his romantic side, but still trying to keep even with his marriage and work. Then, they kiss at the end, with Sam and Jules, I really did expect. Others say that it may ruin the show, but I thought that the way Sam and Jules have been flirting since the day she raised her gun at him in the first episode, to the beer and burritos conversation, to the night in the back of the jeep, and when she had the conversation with Sam in "He Knows his Brother", really showed how their relationship actually progressed. I still can't forget in "Attention shoppers", how Sam came into Jules' locker room, after she was hurt on her back from hitting the building. The way he touched her back in that episode showed that he wanted more from her. I have to say how much I truly did enjoy the true passion that all of the SRU team one members showed for each other.moreless
  • The second season premiere of Flashpoint.

    7.3
    Flashpoint was described as "the little show that could" in a review I read, obviously comparing it to the little engine that could, the popular children's story. It was a show that came in with little hype, a collaboration with a Canadian television network just to add some life to summer programming.



    The end result, however, was an exciting, edgy and unique cop drama that added a little life to CBS' lineup. With a cast that is talented, but not exactly full of A-listers the show focuses more on the case at hand than individual personality quirks. Ed's "troubled" marriage and Greg's child would take over other shows, but they do not get in the way of the gripping police action on Flashpoint.



    The first season concluded with some incredible episodes, so this was sort of a letdown for me. I was pleased with the strong numbers it posted, nearly matching Ghost Whisperer, so maybe the show will have a semi-decent run on "The Eye". But to keep fans interested they have to give us better than this.moreless
  • I've Missed This Show....

    8.5
    Thank goodness it's back. This show just gets more exciting for every script. Within this epsiode we have the main target being manipulated by using his wife as a hostage. The men behind it want David Graham to confess to something that happened in South America. Our team isn't even aware of the motive. But they continue to move forward in protecting the Grahams. You don't know until the end whether the Grahams are guilty as charged or victims. David Graham admits to taking the easy route in ordering the murder of a man. But do to his wife's affect on his life and his decisions, he turned his life around for the better. Ultimately saving themselves. Love Ed's romantic side. Sam and Jules this is going to get sticky.moreless
  • It's finally back, and totally worth the wait!

    9.5
    Being a fan of the show since the pilot episode, I have been waiting on pins and needles for the new season to begin and I am so glad it's back. I love the drama and the character interaction on the show. I even enjoy the fact that the "bad guys" aren't cartoonish or portrayed as evil, just desperate people in a desperate situation that they have trouble getting out of. This episode was a little different. The subjects of the investigation planned what was going to happen rather than stumbling into the situation and making a bad situation worse. I understand why they took the action that they took, but you also feel for the people that they targeted. It seemed like such a long time ago for the Grahams, but for the three people that were seeking vindication-it was what they had planned for a long time. They wanted justice and were desperate to get it. Rather than things spiraling out of control, it was going according to plan until the end. I thought it was a really exciting, intense episode. And you've got to love guest stars Colm Feore and Wendy Crewson. I was riveted until the end. There was also some interesting character drama with Ed, Sam and Jules. I'm not sure if I liked what happened at the end. That little bit of drama might have happened a bit too soon for me. Anyways, loved the episode and I can't wait until the next one.moreless
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

David Paetkau

David Paetkau

Sam Braddock

Colm Feore

Colm Feore

David Graham

Guest Star

Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson

Catherine Graham

Guest Star

Conrad Pla

Conrad Pla

Rafael Castillo

Guest Star

Janaya Stephens

Janaya Stephens

Sophie Lane

Recurring Role

Pascale Hutton

Pascale Hutton

Kira Marlowe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode was originally filmed to be the 10th episode of season 1, which is why it was put on the DVD for the first season, not the second season.

    • Featured Music:
      "I Am You" by Kim Taylor
      scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) Claudia Andres goes home and her mom comforts her while she cries. Jules is leaving when Sam offers to take her home. She refuses, but he persists and then they kiss. Ed goes home to find his wife in the backyard swinging in a hammock waiting for him to start their date night. He sits with her and they swing. She asks him if he saved anyone that day.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: April 7, 2009 on SBS6
      Czech Republic: November 4, 2009 Barrandov
      Germany: July 22, 2010 on RTL2
      Slovakia: January 21, 2011 on Markiza

    • Music
      Kim Taylor I am You

    • This episode was originally supposed to air in Canada on September 28 2008, however it was postponed from airing.

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