The Border

Season 1 Episode 1

Pockets of Vulnerability

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 07, 2008 on CBC
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Pockets of Vulnerability
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After an innocent man gets caught up in a terrorist plot, Major Kessler tries to clear his name.

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  • Disgustingly politically correct. America is BAD, Muslims are GOOD (albeit misunderstood).

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    With shaky and nauseating camera shots, this Canadian cop drama revolves around the Canadian immigration service. The first scene has what looks to be 50 officers arresting an Arab terrorist. I was hoping for something interesting and/or exciting, but ended up quite disappointed.



    This show is so Canadian. The whole theme of the show so far is the old Canadian cliche that Americans are inept and bad (sounds like a big chip on their shoulders). Oh, and don't forget about the wrongly accused Muslim (Yawn).



    Unfortunately this show seems to tow the politically correct line so tight that it offers nothing new.moreless
James McGowan

James McGowan

Major Mike Kessler

Graham Abbey

Graham Abbey

Detective Sergeant Gray Jackson

Jonas Chernick

Jonas Chernick

Agent Heironymous Slade

Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor

Sergeant Layla Hourani

Jim Codrington

Jim Codrington

Acting Inspector Darnell Williams

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Detective Sergeant Al "Moose" Lepinsky

Athena Karkanis

Athena Karkanis

Salah Karim

Guest Star

Anousha Alamian

Anousha Alamian

Tariq Haddad

Guest Star

Sevag Sagherian

Sevag Sagherian

Nizar Karim

Guest Star

Nigel Bennett

Nigel Bennett

Agent Andrew Mannering

Recurring Role

Ted Atherton

Ted Atherton

Clifford Holland

Recurring Role

Debra McCabe

Debra McCabe

Yvonne Castle

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Toronto Police Officer's in the show are seen wearing light blue uniforms. Light Blue Uniforms are only worn by Court Officer's, Parking Enforcement and Auxiliary Police Officer's. "Front line" Officer's (those who patrol the streets) wear dark blue uniforms.

    • Goof: Toronto Police Officers are seen at Pearson International Airport arresting and detaining the suspects. However, Pearson falls under the jurisdiction of the Peel Regional Police, not the Toronto Police Service.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mannering: You're deliberately trying to humiliate your own government.
      Kessler: Just CSIS.
      Mannering: It's the same thing!

    • Jackson: No girl should have to hide her head under a scarf.
      Hourani: Some girls prefer the hijab. Makes them feel protected.
      Jackson: Oh, yeah? Did you wear one?
      Hourani: Please. I was deep into grunge.

    • Kessler: I've had quite a day, Sgt. Hourani.
      Hourani: Sir, I had no idea...
      Kessler: Hadad made you, he saw your weapon. Now you condemn a possibly innocent man to his worst nightmare.
      Hourani: But Karim was sitting beside...
      Kessler: You're new to the unit, Sergeant, so I'll say this just once. You work for me. Not CSIS, not the RCMP. Don't ever undercut me like that again.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:

      Denmark: May 22, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Netherlands: September 1, 2008 on Veronica
      Czech Republic: March 7, 2010 on Nova Cinema

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