Season 2 Episode 10

One Wrong Move

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 25, 2009 on CTV
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Episode Summary


The SRU team must stop a crazed man who has planted complicated bombs throughout the city.

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  • Very griping episode

    Right to the end. Mark Taylor puts on a great performance!!!!
  • Sadness

    I thought the end of it was horrible and really sad I mean blowing up is a horrible way to go
  • if there is an episode of flashpoint you need to watch, or an episode to introduce a friend... this one is it.

    an absolutely outstanding premiere to season 3. they really pushed the pace and you are literally gripping your seat the entire time.

    the writing is as sharp (if not sharper) than in years past, with a frenetic directing style that pushes the pace all the way until the credits role. the music is heart pounding, never overpowering the scene, and adding to the tension as SRU is racing throughout the city to beat bomb timer after bomb timer.

    you can't even breathe, and when it's finally over, you're going to be picking your jaw up off the floor (or if you're my girlfriend, emptying out an entire box of kleenex).

    this episode is easily the greatest that they have put together, and it really reminds you of how different this show is compared to anything else on television. hopefully when it finally airs in the united states, this episode finds and builds on the audience that flashpoint has amassed over the last 2 seasons.

    in closing, if there is an episode of flashpoint you need to watch, or an episode to introduce a friend... this one is it.moreless
  • No break in creative writing in the off season for this series and its writers!

    First, this series is never at a loss for heightened tension in any given episode, but even knowing how this one was going to end...well, actually very creatively, that made it even more intense than usual.

    Second, a truly perfect performance by Sergio di Zio ("Spike") and Mark Taylor ("Lewis") in this very gripping and insanely emotional epsiode about amoral eco-activists.

    But very quickly defusing the wider story of wide-spread damage that COULD have been done, the writers brought it down to focus on one human being whom you knew was going to pay the ultimate price for for the misguided actions of these erstwhile white knights of the earth's soul, and his best friend who will continue to pay every day.

    It was stellar. And it was most effective in its grip on the viewer BECAUSE you just could not believe they were going to do this to a prime character. And its proof-positive that on TV or in real life, even the prime characters are not immune to the ravages of life itself.

    This is TV at its very best. Thanks CTV for continuing to produce a fantastic series with depth and guts, and to CBS: bad decision guys...moreless
  • High Quality, High Octane Entertainment!

    A fantastic start to the new season - The only gripe is that there were a number of technical inaccuracies.

    The EOD Operator when approaching an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) will be wearing the full EOD Suit. Given the SRU's access to state of the art technology and kit - it was unrealistic to beleieve that would not have been the Standard Operating Procedure. Mobile Telephones and Radios would NOT have been used in such close proximity to the IED. They could have created a severe RF Hazard The Bomber had already shown cunning and nefarious intent by his Booby Trapping the second device with Mercury Tilt Switches, so an RF Threat needed to be taken seriously.

    The IED containing a massive Shaped Charge, would not have been placed directly against the supporting building column that it was designed to destroy. Given the size of the Cone, it would have been off set at least 12 inches from its target. This is all public domain information.

    The Mine was NOT an Anti-Tank Mine. A Bounding Mine is an Anti-Personnel Mine.

    Had the team followed Spike's suggestion of using multiple shields and had Louis been wearing the full EOD Suit, he may well have survived the Blast and Fragmentation when the mine detonated.

    Other than these technical issues - I was on the edge of my seat thw whole episode. I agree with the other Reviewer's that this was an excellent way to be introduced to Flashpointmoreless
Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Sgt. Gregory Parker

Hugh Dillon

Hugh Dillon

Ed Lane

David Paetkau

David Paetkau

Sam Braddock

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Lewis Young

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan

Sergio Di Zio

Sergio Di Zio

Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti

Matthew G. Taylor

Matthew G. Taylor


Guest Star

J. Alexander Campbell

J. Alexander Campbell


Guest Star

Keon Mohajeri

Keon Mohajeri

John Martens

Guest Star

Bill MacDonald

Bill MacDonald

Inspector Stainton

Recurring Role

Tattiiawna Jones

Tattiiawna Jones

Winnie Camden

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • On the prop for Spike's ground-penetrating radar, the object on top of the "detector disc" is a common handheld thermal printer, often used for printing barcodes and receipts from laptops.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Spike: I ain't seen her since high school.

      Lewis: And then I don't see this guy for three days!

      Jules: Really? You think it's the real deal?

      Spike: When destiny speaks, I don't ask questions!

    • Ed: You guys shake down the tree-huggers.

      Greg: Environmental activists.

      Ed: Whatever.

    • John: You tell him "take it to the next level" means unleashing the most bad-ass internet petition in history. We don't do bombs. We start with the carnage, we lose the public. No more donations, our revenue streams dry up. Violence runs counter to our business model.

      Jules: Business models and revenue streams?

      Greg: The times, they are a-changing.

    • Spike: Rule number one of defusion.

      Lewis: Don't blow stuff up?

    • (during a bomb scare evacuation)

      Woman: I didn't get my laptop, I have to go back for it. It'll only take a minute, it's got eleven years work on it.

      Sam: Ma'am, if anything happens, I'm not gonna be the one to tell your family that it was just gonna take a minute!

    • Spike: Lou, you take your weight off that trigger, it's gonna blow.

      Lewis: Isn't the job about risk, huh? It's why we're here, right?

      Spike: Lou....

      Lewis: Isn't it about saving lives, Spike?

    • Jules: Land mines, man, you don't mess with land mines. It'll take two men down instead of one.

      Wordy: If anybody can do it, it's Spike.

      Jules: If I was Sarge, I'd give him a direct order.

      Wordy: If I was Spike, I'd pretend I didn't hear that order.

    • Lewis: Bridget and her friend, rum and ginger beer by the beach.

      Spike: Lou, you mind? I'm thinking.

      Lewis: Always feels good in the ocean, man. You're rocked by the waves, like you're going full circle, you know? Back to being a baby again. Water just rocking you.

  • NOTES (3)