Flashpoint

Season 1 Episode 7

He Knows His Brother

3
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 21, 2008 on CTV
8.6
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The SRU is called in when a young man violently tries to flee an abusive relationship.

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  • Flashpoint is losing me, another poor episode

    4.0
    Flashpoint seems to be going downhill. I gave it the benefit of the doubt last week, but this week's episode just did not jive with me. The plot was not very believable with unnecessary comic relief, . burning Wordy. So a kid could get close enough to throw a fire bomb at a SRU member and then just gets away? The same kid uses fire bombs to escape from a SRU established perimeter around a house. Are we talking about SRU or Keystone cops? If they were hunting Rambo, then fine. But a kid who's not had training? Maybe the kid is an expert outdoorsman, but at least establish that fact before he gets to show off his survivalist skills. What drew me to Flashpoint initially was the realism, the pilot and Lane's reaction after shooting the perp. Once the realism is gone, then there is no tension and no drama holding the viewer. I'll give it one more episode to see if the series revives itself.moreless
  • This episode had an awful plot. Felt like one of those "filler" episodes. This script should have never made it to the actual filming process.

    4.2
    I thought this episode seemed like one of those ones that shouldn't have been made. One problem is that this isn't in my opinion a situation that the SWAT people would ordinarily respond to right away. The police would show up if it is a family residence and then they would call these SWAT people if they feel they are needed. Then they spend like two thirds of the episode looking for this kid when they know his brother is talking to him on the cell phone. There were too many similarities to other episodes. For example, they relied on the same gimmick they used in the Shopping Mall episode where the person they are looking for seems to know the territory better than their team does. The ending felt similar to another episode where they conveniently manage to get incriminating evidence unlike in real life where you have to build a case against someone.moreless
  • After a shootout at home, one brother is on the run while another brother questions whether he should help his brother or turn him in.

    10
    Wow, another great episode! I seriously love this show! It was interesting to see Sam show some emotion. His character is interesting and it was nice to see a different side of him. I thought the storyline in this episode was really interesting! I also love the connections and relationships within in the team. Spike and Lewis were funny to watch and also it was cute to see a team relationship like theirs. The whole team works well together and this episode was another great example showing that. I like the ending and how it ended focusing on Sam. Another great episode!moreless
  • This episode was similar to last weeks but only in the respect of a troubled teen scenario.

    9.5
    The team are called to a domestic situation gone wrong when a troubled son returns home to rescue his bother from his strict abusive father, things go horribly wrong when the son grabs a gun and shoots and wounds his father.



    Naturally the teenager who's trained at a military academy goes on the run and use's his training plus local knowledge of the surrounding woods to his advantage.



    Again it's up to the SRU team to go after him but only with the help of his younger brother.



    Another great episode and this series is starting to pick up. My advice, if you don't like it don't watch it.moreless
  • The moment came to show the emotional context of brothers in arms and in that moment the show found a new type of strength in tears.

    8.5
    A young man was asked to help his brother deal with the pain of abuse and to get him to turn himself in. Yet this is his brother how can he do that without betraying him and the bond between them? That is as strong a bond as that exists in the field of battle so perhaps it is fitting that the man Sam honoured at the end laid down his life in the field of battle. So many have ridden down the highway of heros being saluted by friends, family and commrades in arms; each with a story to tell. Honour is their final ride and we salute them!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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Sam is left-handed.

    • Spike is from Woodbridge ON, which is part of the city of Vaughan, just north of Toronto. It is known as a very Italian area.

    • The newspaper Sam is reading at the beginning of the episode, the "Toronto Interpreter", does not actually exist.

    • Goof: All Military Academies and cadet establishment (with the exception of the Royal Military College) regardless of who runs it are not authorized to wear the CADPAT uniform (as seen in the episode) as CADPAT is the official uniform of the Canadian Forces and not Academies or Cadet Establishments.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Ed prevents Strachan, Sr. from entering his home)
      Strachan, Sr.: Excuse me.
      Ed: Yeah, I'm sorry, sir, that's just, uh, that's not gonna happen.
      Strachan, Sr.: And why is that, exactly?
      Ed: That's a good question. Here's a better question, sir. Who does the big-time lawyer call when he needs a big-time lawyer?
      Strachan, Sr.: I've had just about enough of this.
      Ed: Haven't we all?

    • Ed: I got a man down. I could care less about this kid's psychodrama. This game is over now.
      Greg: I don't want you rushing back in angry, Ed.
      Ed: It's a little late for that boss.

    • Greg: Chopper arrive?
      Ed: Yeah, it's messing up my hair.
      Greg: Better you than me.

    • Ed: Wordy, containment?
      Wordy: You can't really block off a ravine.

    • Sam: Team, subject's in the ravine - looks like we have a manhunt.

    • Sam: (about his former teammate that recently died) On a team, the only thing protecting you is each other, so we made a deal. You give up like that, you don't mean anything to us anymore.

    • Ed: Every dot is a heat signature. Every heat signature could be our subject.
      Wordy: I don't suppose they have an armed-eighteen-year-old filter for that thing?
      Ed: 'Fraid not.

    • Lou: What's your problem?
      Spike: Woods. My people don't like 'em.
      Lou: Your people? From Woodbridge?
      Spike: No. Romans. Three times we fought in the forest against the Huns. Didn't go so good, okay?

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