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First Air Date: July 11th, 2008
Last Air Date: December 13th, 2012
Created By: Stephanie Morgenstern, Mark Ellis
Star Casts: David Paetkau, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson, Hugh Dillon, Sergio Di Zio, Tattiawna Jones, Jack Knight, Oluniké Adeliyi
Aired On: CTV
Episode Runtime: 44 minutes
Total Seasons: 5 Seasons
Total Episodes: 75 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: CTV - Flashpoint

Last Updated: Fri, 06 May 2022 10:31:47 +0000

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The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (1 Episode)

1: The Final Salute - Aired: 2012-12-13

"Flashpoint" stars Hugh Dillon, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau and Sergio Di Zio reflect on the series' five seasons. Host: Ben Mulroney.

Season 1 (9 Episodes)

1: Scorpio - Aired: 2008-07-11

The team has to deal with a disturbed man who has just murdered his estranged wife and who has now taken a woman hostage outside of an office building. However, the situation only gets worse when his son arrives on the scene.

2: First In Line - Aired: 2008-07-18

A dying girl desperately needs a heart transplant and her father will do whatever it takes to make sure she gets one. Even if it means endangering his own life. The team is called and Parker attempts to defuse the situation.

3: The Element of Surprise - Aired: 2008-07-24

The team helps out some undercover agents who are involved in a major drug bust. However, the operation goes wrong when a customer gets in the middle of it.

4: Asking For Flowers - Aired: 2008-07-31

When a cop is being held hostage by an enraged family member, the team have to set aside their own feelings to resolve the situation. However, the tables turn when the hostage may not be who the team thinks.

5: Who's George - Aired: 2008-08-07

The SRU are called to a bank to deal with a hostage situation; Parker faces one of his toughest negotiations when the robber isn't who he thought.

6: Attention Shoppers - Aired: 2008-08-14

When a group of girls torment a troubled teen at the mall, the teenage rivalry turns deadly. The SRU is forced to put a lock down in place to control the situation.

7: He Knows His Brother - Aired: 2008-08-21

When the SRU responds to a violent altercation between a young man and his father, the boy flees the police and runs into the woods, sending the team on a manhunt.

8: Never Kissed a Girl - Aired: 2008-09-11

When a young man holds a courtroom hostage in an attempt to clear his name for a crime he didn't commit, an SRU team member is in the wrong place at the wrong time and must find a way to safely defuse a critical situation.

9: Planets Aligned - Aired: 2008-09-18

The SRU attempts to rescue a kidnapped girl who is being held at a booby-trapped house, but while on the job they learn that one of the abductors is a teen who went missing several years earlier.

Season 2 (22 Episodes)

1: Eagle Two - Aired: 2009-01-09

The team have to protect some VIPs, only to find they have a kidnapping on their hands and limited time to rescue the victim.

2: Backwards Day - Aired: 2009-01-16

"Backwards Day " is the eleventh episode in the first season of the Canadian police drama television series Flashpoint. The episode first aired on January 16, 2009. In international markets, this episode is billed as episode 11 of season 1, while in North America, the episode aired as the second episode of season 2.

3: Haunting the Barn - Aired: 2009-01-23

"Haunting the Barn" is the twelfth episode in the first season of the Canadian police drama television series Flashpoint. The episode first aired on January 23, 2009. In international markets, this episode is billed as episode 12 of season 1, while in North America, the episode aired as the third episode of season 2.

4: Between Heartbeats - Aired: 2009-02-13

"Between Heartbeats" is the thirteenth episode in the first season of the Canadian police drama television series Flashpoint. The episode first aired on February 13, 2009. In international markets, this episode is billed as episode 13 of season 1, while in North America, the episode aired as the fourth episode of season 2.

5: Business as Usual - Aired: 2009-02-27

When three men take the CEO of a mortgage company hostage, the SRU team is called to the scene to diffuse the situation. Jules recovers from being shot and the team reluctantly looks at recruits to fill her spot

6: The Fortress - Aired: 2009-03-06

When the SRU is called to the scene of an upper class household where four hostages are being held, they discover that the hostage taker is actually the boyfriend of the family's nanny.

7: Clean Hands - Aired: 2009-03-13

The SRU must decide how to respond against a colleague after discovering a federal agent they're working with during the transport of a serial killer is sabotaging their mission.

8: Aisle 13 - Aired: 2009-04-03

SRU has to deal with a sniper that has taken over City Hall, who just happens to be the son of a man Ed killed during a mission. Meanwhile, a team member's health is in question after being caught in the line of fire.

9: The Perfect Family - Aired: 2009-04-10

A couple kidnaps the baby they gave up for adoption.

10: Remote Control - Aired: 2009-04-24

The SRU is called in when a bank employee whose wife is being held captive hacks into the computer system to steal money to pay off her captors.

11: Perfect Storm - Aired: 2009-05-01

The team must diffuse a volatile situation when a student pushed to the limit by bullies bring a gun to school.

12: Last Dance - Aired: 2009-05-08

The team must track down a young woman dying of a brain disease when she and her finacé go on a crime spree.

13: Exit Wounds - Aired: 2009-05-15

The SRU team is deployed to a hospital to end a stand-off between gang members and a man trying to protect his wounded brother.

14: One Wrong Move - Aired: 2009-09-25

A wave of terrorist bombs shuts down the city, pushing Team One to the limit and putting one of their own on the line.

15: Never Let You Down - Aired: 2009-10-02

The SRU unit must rescue a woman from a delusional man who insists she is his missing daughter.

16: Just a Man - Aired: 2009-10-09

Model prisoner Anton Burrows is up for parole but is denied when the victim’s family, the Amiris, speaks against him. Moments later, a ruthless gang incites a riot at Langstaff Maximum Security and takes the Amiris hostage. The SRU are called in and Ed is surprised to find an old friend acting as riot spokesman. Investigation leads the team to suspect the gang is plotting a break, but they discover the gang’s true agenda is much worse.

17: Custody - Aired: 2009-10-16

The SRU respond when a distraught man takes a lawyer at gunpoint.

18: Coming To You Live - Aired: 2009-10-23

After hearing on the radio that a talk show host is holding a prominent politician hostage, seeking revenge for a murder he thinks the man committed years ago, the SRU team races to the station to talk the host out of killing him on the air.

19: The Farm - Aired: 2009-10-30

The SRU are called in to resolve a gas station robbery but discover it’s connected to a deadly crisis on a cult compound.

20: You Think You Know Someone - Aired: 2009-11-06

Parker is lured into a trap and confronted with a deadly choice: reveal a dark secret from his past or lose his life.

21: The Good Citizen - Aired: 2009-11-13

The SRU team attempts to stop a vigilante who is out for blood.

22: Behind the Blue Line - Aired: 2009-11-20

The team tries to capture a gunman who's shooting inside a historic arena. The investigation causes Sam to question his place on the team.

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: Unconditional Love - Aired: 2010-07-16

Team One must resolve a standoff at a seedy motel with a fugitive who has shot two police officers and taken a teenager, Paul Wilder, hostage. At first, Paul seems like a good kid in a bad situation, but as the team digs deeper it uncovers chilling secrets that reveal Paul is far from innocent. What began as a standoff ends as a desperate chase through the city’s sewer system, and it’s up to Parker to stop Paul from making a mistake that will change him forever. Meanwhile, Ed discovers that his cop brother Roy might have been responsible for one of the officers getting shot … and that his wife is, unexpectedly, expecting.

2: Severed Ties - Aired: 2010-08-06

Maggie Perrello was the perfect mother until an addiction to prescription meds spiraled out of control. It cost Maggie a stint in jail, and the loss of her beloved daughters Becky and Riley into foster care. Now she’s out of jail, clean and sober, and yearns to bring her children home. When Maggie discovers that she can’t have her kids back, she turns desperate and kidnaps Becky and Riley. Team One answers the call. But when an unexpected complication threatens Becky’s safety, will Parker (Enrico Colantoni) be able to convince Maggie to make the ultimate sacrifice?

3: Follow the Leader - Aired: 2010-08-13

Two Brothers become involved with a white supremacy group planning a terrorist attack.

4: Whatever it Takes - Aired: 2010-08-20

A high school athlete threatens suicide after being kidnapped and beaten.

5: The Other Lane - Aired: 2010-09-03

While investigating a shots fired call in an upscale neighborhood, the SRU team encounters a group of gun runners. Among them, Ed's brother.

6: Jumping at Shadows - Aired: 2010-09-10

A girl calls a 911 dispatcher to say an intruder in trying to break in, the dispatcher doesn't believe that an actual intruder is breaking into the house until gunshots are heard. When SRU arrives on scene there is no sign of the girl. Greg's son comes for a visit.

7: Acceptable Risk - Aired: 2010-09-17

In the wake of a museum gala shooting spree, the SRU's actions and judgments are called into question; however, the investigator seems to be focusing on Sgt. Parker in particular.

8: Collateral Damage - Aired: 2011-01-04

Team One is out to capture a man for the murder of his daughter after escaping from a transport van for prisoners.

9: Thicker Than Blood - Aired: 2011-01-11

Team One arrives on the scene of a bank robbery where a man claiming to be Roger Finch has turned to desperate measures after trying to withdraw $40,000 from his account. But the case is not so simple: the Team discovers the bank robber is actually Garth Scarrow (J.D. Nicholsen), and the real Roger Finch (Hamish McEwan) has gone missing. Finch has been kidnapped by the bank robber’s daughter, Ava (Erin Karpluk) and her husband Mark (Warren Christie). But it's not his money they're after. As Finch's secret past comes to light, the couple leads the Team to a hospital showdown. Roger Finch holds the key to a child's life... and Ava and Mark will stop at nothing to save their son.

10: Terror - Aired: 2011-01-18

The Team receives an urgent call from Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) on her day off – she and her date Steve are trapped in a restaurant with a gunman (Aaron Poole) who’s shot a waiter and is now holding hostages and making incoherent demands. Team One works with Jules on the inside, fighting to calm the gunman down before the waiter dies, but its clear there’s more to this simple hostage-taking. Team One discovers that this delusional man is merely a pawn in a much more horrific act of terror, targeting a local mosque.

11: No Promises - Aired: 2011-01-25

Spike (Sergio Di Zio) discovers his former mentor may be implicated in a tangled case involving corruption, drug dealers and an attempted gang execution.

12: I'd Do Anything - Aired: 2011-02-01

Complications arise in a high-risk SRU raid when an informant gets caught in a dangerous game of love, murder and betrayal.

13: Fault Lines (1) - Aired: 2011-02-06

Team One grapples with life and death choices and tough decisions that leave viewers wondering if the team will ever be the same again. Dr. Larry Toth (guest star Victor Garber), a military psychologist and ‘team-breaker’, peers inside the heads of Team One individually, exposing deep secrets and faults. With the fate of the Team hanging in the balance, Ed’s (Hugh Dillon) wife Sophie (Janaya Stephens) goes into labour, Parker’s (Enrico Colantoni) leadership is questioned, Spike (Sergio Di Zio) and Wordy (Michael Cram) stare down the barrel of a life outside the SRU, and Sam (David Paetkau) and Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) must confront whether they’re willing to give up the job for each other. As Parker waits to hear the fate of his team, a devastating call comes into the station, involving one of his own.

Season 4 (18 Episodes)

1: Personal Effects (2) - Aired: 2011-07-08

The team members hunt for the gunman who shot Ed and learn that the shooter is linked to a drug lord. Meanwhile, Ed undergoes surgery; and his wife experiences complications while delivering their baby.

2: Good Cop - Aired: 2011-07-15

When a cop who mistakenly shot and killed a young boy is declared innocent, Team One confronts a rioting crowd and the father whose dreams died the night he lost his son.

3: Run, Jaime, Run - Aired: 2011-07-22

When Team One goes up against a notorious serial robber who streams his robberies on the live Internet, they discover there is more to this man’s mission than first appears.

4: Through a Glass Darkly - Aired: 2011-07-29

The Strategic Response Unit is called when a mother and daughter are abducted, and the only clue they have about the culprit could expose a dark family secret.

5: The Better Man - Aired: 2011-08-05

As a city-wide drug bust takes place, Team One struggles with a team member’s secret that could compromise their assignment and end Wordy’s career, on FLASHPOINT.

6: A Day in the Life - Aired: 2011-08-12

When Raf, a new recruit, joins Team One, he learns what it means to be a member of the Strategic Response Unit on one of their toughest days of the year for hostage and suicide situations.

7: Shockwave - Aired: 2011-08-19

Torn from his dying father’s bedside, Spike joins Team One to face their largest bomb threat yet, but realizes the only way to diffuse the bomb is to get inside the dangerous mind of its creator.

8: Grounded - Aired: 2011-09-19

Hijackers commandeer a passenger jet to bargain for a prisoner release. The lives of forty passengers and crew hang in the balance of negotiations over the prisoner, a relative of the terrorists. An ambitious passenger irks the hijackers, when she starts to text the police. Team One eventually storms the jet at the city airport. Stressed, Parker agonizes over shooting the hijackers.

9: The War Within - Aired: 2011-09-27

Team One tracks a masked gunman terrorizing a group of teenagers – and discovers troubling connections between an outspoken gay student, a manipulative therapist, and a young man desperate to win back his parents.

10: Cost of Doing Business - Aired: 2011-10-04

When a ransom drop goes wrong, Team One is drawn into the dangerous world of “express kidnapping” and the nightmare of a woman haunted by the brutal experience of captivity. Meanwhile, Greg finds out about Sam and Jules' secretly renewed relationship.

11: Wild Card - Aired: 2011-10-11

An armed robbery exposes a mother’s double life, while Ed gambles with his own safety and a promise he made to his family.

12: A New Life - Aired: 2011-11-01

Ed walks his friend Donna Sabine down the aisle. It should be the happiest day of her life, but the peaceful wedding is shattered by gunfire. Then Donna and Ed make a shocking discovery.

13: A Call To Arms - Aired: 2011-11-08

Team One investigates a violent kidnapping in Chinatown where a store owner and his daughter have disappeared. They discover that a ruthless street gang is behind the crime and, in the process, uncover a tragic family secret.

14: Day Game - Aired: 2011-11-15

Team One races to Fletcher Stadium, where a knife-wielding robber has taken a hostage. When a security guard tries to be a hero, the situation turns bloody.

15: Blue on Blue - Aired: 2011-11-22

Spike responds to a distress call from Sam's sister and finds himself in a hostile situation. The rest of Team One races to a call at the ultra-secure Metro Evidence Depot and finds a deadly connection between the two cases - one that puts Spike's life on the line.

16: Team Player - Aired: 2011-11-28

Team One is called to a high-security psychiatric hospital where a violent patient has taken a guard hostage and injured a fellow patient.

17: Priority of Life - Aired: 2011-12-06

Dr. Toth confronts Parker with devastating news; Team One responds to a break-in at a bio-lab across town.

18: Slow Burn - Aired: 2011-12-13

During the season four finale, Team One races to a hospital when Fire Captain Simon Griggs interrupts the attempted murder of a badly burned firefighter. When they corner the suspect, the team learns he’s behind a series of deadly fires in the neighbourhood. Meanwhile Fire Captain Simon Griggs is forced to make a horrific choice – one that pushes him to the edge of revenge and suicide. Parker, wrestling with his own decision about his future on Team One, must convince this broken man to live.

Season 5 (13 Episodes)

1: Broken Peace - Aired: 2012-09-20

Team One tears through the city in pursuit of James Mitchell, an armed and volatile man hunting for his ex-wife Michelle. James’s frantic daughter May fills the team in on the history of violence and abuse that she and her mother have escaped. As the team corners James on a hotel rooftop, a shocking turn forces Ed into taking a tragic shot he wasn’t prepared for.

2: No Kind of Life - Aired: 2012-09-27

An abduction at a doctor's office leads to the team facing a desperate felon.

3: Run to Me - Aired: 2012-10-04

Team one believes they are just stopping a robbery in progress, but don't realize that Sarah will try to free herself from her mentor not realizing that she could likely be his next victim.

4: Eyes In - Aired: 2012-10-11

Team One is stunned when someone hacks into their ultra-secure computer system -- to show the team the video of a crime in progress. The team speeds after the thieves, who've stolen an eighteen-wheeler full of volatile chemicals. Ed is forced to take a risky sniper shot as Spike tracks down the hacker (Kris Lemche) who set Team One on the case. Untangling the hacker’s motives, Spike finds a young man who's put his life at risk to rescue the girl he loves (Meaghan Rath).

5: Sons of The Father - Aired: 2012-10-18

On the trail of a serial killer, Team One must convince a haunted, frightened man to reveal his darkest secret to save the life of an innocent woman.

6: Below the Surface - Aired: 2012-10-25

A bomb tears through a quiet suburb, and Team One fears it's just the first blast in a war between rival biker gangs. Parker must stop a remorseful Criminal Intelligence Agent from risking everything to save the life of her young confidential informant.

7: Forget Oblivion - Aired: 2012-11-01

A young man with a brilliant memory is abducted and forced to remember the specifications for a new "smart gun" in a high tech research facility.

8: "We Take Care of Our Own" - Aired: 2012-11-08

An armoured car robbery pits Team One against an elite group of ex-soldiers who will stop at nothing to create a new life for themselves.

9: Lawmen - Aired: 2012-11-15

Parker's and Ed's sons join the team on a routine call that suddenly turns dangerous when a shootout occurs at a drug den.

10: A World of Their Own - Aired: 2012-11-20

A desperate man tries to protect his deaf nephew and the only place where the boy feels safe.

11: Fit for Duty - Aired: 2012-11-29

A tragic shooting on a city ferry forces Ed to confront his deepest fears – and threatens to tear Team One apart.

12: Keep the Peace (1) - Aired: 2012-12-06

In part one of the series finale, Team One faces it’s most chilling adversary yet: a brilliant serial bomber who takes an entire city hostage. They are put to the ultimate test in this shocking conclusion, changing Team One forever.

13: Keep the Peace (2) - Aired: 2012-12-13

The second of the two-part series finale, and Team One faces a serial bomber who takes an entire city hostage. They are put to the ultimate test in this shocking conclusion, changing Team One forever.