Night Heat

Season 2 Episode 5

The Legendary Eddie Shore

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Aired Thursday Apr 17, 1986 on CTV
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The Legendary Eddie Shore
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Shortly before his retirement, Frank's former partner Eddie Shore is shot and killed while answering a routine domestic disturbance call. As Frank struggles with his emotions during the investigation, the team has several suspects to choose from, including a gang leader whose two brothers were killed by Officer Shore, a successful lawyer who's son died in a pursuit led by Shore and the possibility that the officer may have set up his own death.moreless

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Milan Cheylov

Milan Cheylov

Wainwright

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Frank Pellegrino

Frank Pellegrino

Vinny Calderisi

Guest Star

Doug Lennox

Doug Lennox

Eddie Shore

Guest Star

Sean McCann

Sean McCann

Lt. Jim Hogan

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Eugene Clark

Eugene Clark

Det. Colby Burns

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Stephen Mendel

Stephen Mendel

Det. Freddie Carson

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Eddie and Frank's first collar was a man who had an outstanding traffic ticket. It turned out the man was wanted for three homicides and when they nabbed him, the story made the paper. Frank found the article when he went through Eddie's locker and the picture in the paper was used as the photo for Tom's closing commentary. It is the only time in the series that the photo is not taken from the actual show.

    • Eddie really liked Frank. When they first became partners, Joan said that his comment to her about Frank was "That kid's going to bring me luck."

    • Eddie and John's car is identified as Unit 1505.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (opening commentary)
      Tom: Legends: they're as scarce as lights on a side street. Veteran cop Eddie Shore is a legend, maybe because he's a throwback to the old days when cops walked a beat, maybe because that's all he ever wanted, and maybe that's because yours truly wrote half a dozen columns about him over the years. He's left over from the old days when people believed in legends.

    • (second opening commentary)
      Tom: Tonight, I decided to write my last column about Eddie Shore. Tell what I know about his life, about what retirement means to this kind of guy. Was he a hero or just a hard nosed Don Quixote with a badge? Why do legends die before you really get a chance to know them?

    • Frank: Look Joan, I gotta ask you this. We're trying to find anybody who did this. Did Eddie have any enemies?
      Joan Shore: What, outside of me you mean?
      Frank: Come on Joan. He loved you. He did.
      Joan: Yeah, I guess he did. That's not fair. I know, I know he loved me. I mean the best a guy like Eddie can. Let's face it, his first love was the police department.
      Frank: Come on Joan, please.
      Joan: I was his rock, you know what I mean? I ah, I was what he leaned on when things went bad. There was the job and there was Joan.
      Frank: Yeah, but that's the way it is with cops.
      Joan: I know, I know. I never fought it.

    • Duncan Fraser: (to Kevin, who is suffering with a cold) You should, ah, try lemon juice with a little brandy. It may not cure your cold, but it will make your recovery more pleasant.

    • (closing commentary)
      Tom: Sometimes you get the story all wrong. That's OK, as long as you get a chance to get it right. One last chance to tell a story about a good man, maybe that's all a legend is.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Don Quixote
      Refers to a work of fiction written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616). Its full title is The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha.

      The term Quixotism originates from the novel and is generally related to a person seen as foolishly and impractically idealistic or extravagantly chivalrous. It has also been related to naïve romanticism and utopianism.

      The famous phrase tilting at windmills also derives from the novel and is used to describe the act of attacking imaginary enemies.

    • The Legendary Eddie Shore
      Joan tells Frank that her late husband was named after NHL star Eddie Shore (1902–1985). Shore symbolizes 'old-time' hockey and had a penchant for violence on the ice. He played his career primarily with the Boston Bruins and was named to the NHL All-Star team for eight of the team's first nine years. Shore is the only NHL defenceman to win the NHL's Most Valuable Player award (Hart Trophy) four times. His number 2 has been retired by the Bruins and he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947. In 1998, Shore was ranked 10th on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players of all time.

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