Flashpoint

Season 1 Episode 12

Haunting The Barn

3
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 23, 2009 on CTV
9.0
out of 10
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147 votes
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The case hits home for Ed and the team, when a former member of SRU needs Ed's help.

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  • Got to love Babycakes and Spike

    9.5
    They should have had more episodes with those two
  • A hostage situation inside SRU.

    7.8
    I guess this is pretty much the norm for Season 2 of Flashpoint. Long gone are the days of episodes in the 9's, heck, I doubt they'll even reach the 8's. The show is still a pretty cop drama, but that's also it is. It's a typical police show now with no unique traits and no innovative concepts.



    The situations just are not as believable, nor as entertaining as they were last year. We knew the guy was not going to commit suicide, whereas in season 1 you would have thought it was a possibility.



    Still, this was a pretty good offering, but far from great.moreless
  • Highly emotional

    10
    Once again, Flashpoint shows it's much more than a cop show. Daniel, Ed's mentor, teacher, friend and role model; a former SRU member comes back to the building after having lured out the team to a bomb in the city. He's chasing the demons of his past, a certain case in which he thought he messed up and a little boy got killed. Once the team learns about that, they split up and try to handle both situations.

    The most emotional and touching situation to me was the end where Ed shows his wife a locker in the garage where he keeps newspaper cutouts from his "screwups".

    I do hope to see more of these emotional episodes and less of the standard cop-show mass-ware.moreless
  • The SRU "plays" a home game.

    9.5
    It was an incredibly taught hour of television. It kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the show. I fell backward in my chair at the end, a bit spent by the emotional release. This show and particularly this episode demonstrates that police procedurals are so much better when we know little about the personalities and we are able to exercise a little transference of ourselves on to the characters.

    I'm also taken with the setting outside the United States, although it is Toronto, and the new peculiarities of their nomenclature and procedures.

    Are there more good/great shows the CBC can offer to us?moreless
  • A hero's visit spirals out of control and into a stand off.

    9.5
    Another sensational episode. Has the hallmarks of what fans had come to expect from the show. Ok, so the idea wasn't the most original. In a cop drama there are certain story lines that you know are going to come up. A hero who is well respected and loved by all becomes unstable and the team has to figure out how to get a step ahead of someone who not only knows their moves but wrote the book on them. Despite the fact I knew it was coming, I loved the execution of the story. The acting was amazing, the scenes were intense and I really felt for Ed, Parker and Daniel. Daniel's spiraling out of control was almost painful to watch and it makes you think about the lives of heroes and what they have to sacrifice to keep us safe. The scenes between Ed and Daniel were so powerful that I didn't realize I had stopped breathing until the commercials came and I was out of breath. Great episode. More please.moreless
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio

Carlos Gonzalez-Vio

Troy

Guest Star

Niamh Wilson

Niamh Wilson

Petra

Guest Star

Stephanie Morgenstern

Stephanie Morgenstern

Female Officer

Guest Star

Janaya Stephens

Janaya Stephens

Sophie Lane

Recurring Role

Bill MacDonald

Bill MacDonald

Inspector Stainton

Recurring Role

Pascale Hutton

Pascale Hutton

Kira Marlowe

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    • Ed Lane: (talking down his friend) You know what else, Danny? You know what else I see? All the calls we didn't get to on time. The mothers that we couldn't talk down. The kid that thought it would be fun to pull a gun on a cop. You're not the only one who sees ghosts, Danny. I gotta tell ya, I don't know where to put them any more either.
      Danny: (crying) Eddie, please no.
      Ed: (whispers) You taught me everything I know. You made me who I am, Danny. You can't tell me that this is how it ends. You can't. Give me the gun. (Ed takes the gun, embraces Danny and they both cry)

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