Flashpoint

Season 3 Episode 4

Whatever It Takes

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 20, 2010 on CTV
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Can the SRU keep a basketball player from committing suicide while dealing with the team's code of silence and help an abusive coach as well?

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  • Only liked the song at the end

    6.0
    that's all.
  • 304

    7.5
    "Whatever it Takes" deals with my favorite sport, basketball, but it is about so much more than that. The kid from Big Love was abused by his team and snapped, threatening to kill himself, but it turned out the coach was the one instigating the abuse. This is all too common in sports, even at the high school level, and is actually more relatable than it is farfetched. The episode was good, and good by Flashpoint standards, but I just expected a little bit more from it. There was no Law and Order twist, it was just a very predictable story from start to finish.



    Good, but I expected a little bit more.moreless
  • Another example of something far too prevalent in our culture

    8.5
    I'm a huge sports fan, so I watched this episode with extras interest. Somehow it seemed predictable that the coach was behind it because sadly that is what happens so often: a coach (or agent or whoever) is interested only in their own glory and uses their players, especially at the amateur level, for their own gain.



    I think that there is far too much of a 'win at all costs' attitude in our culture and it rears itself not only in sports, but in work and academia also. In fact, we seem to live in a 'versus' culture. I remember thinking when The Outdoor Life Network changed its name to Versus that it was a good reflection of our society. Lives lived out of balance are never healthy.



    The other excellent lesson I saw in this episode was the reminder that it is never right to take the law into one's own hands. Cory's anger is totally understandable, but his actions are not. He would have been much better off letting the authorities deal with the coach, as he wisely realized at the end.moreless
Enrico Colantoni

Enrico Colantoni

Sgt. Gregory Parker

Hugh Dillon

Hugh Dillon

Ed Lane

David Paetkau

David Paetkau

Sam Braddock

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Julianna 'Jules' Callaghan

Sergio Di Zio

Sergio Di Zio

Mike 'Spike' Scarlatti

Michael Cram

Michael Cram

Kevin 'Wordy' Wordsworth

Douglas Smith (VI)

Douglas Smith (VI)

Carlton Hayward

Guest Star

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Judson Dell

Guest Star

Kevin Claydon

Kevin Claydon

Antony Romero

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Steve Boyle

Steve Boyle

Paramedic Steve Morgan

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