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Flashpoint

Series Summary
Inspired by the real-life Emergency Task Force of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this taut police drama chronicles the efforts of the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), an elite and highly skilled group of cops charged with rescuing hostages, defusing bombs and breaking up gangs. The series title comes from another part of their job, however: getting inside a suspect's head and discovering his emotional "flashpoint" that triggered the crisis in the first place.

Air Dates: 2008 - 2013

Genres: Crime drama, Suspense, Action

Network: CBS

  • Season 5, Ep. 13 : Keep the Peace Dec 13, 2012

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    Team One attempts to contain a radioactive threat with the help of firefighters, paramedics and the military.

  • Season 5, Ep. 12 : Keep the Peace Dec 6, 2012

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    A series of bombs tears the city apart, as Team One attempts high-risk rescues.

  • Season 5, Ep. 11 : Fit for Duty Nov 29, 2012

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    Team One races to catch a disturbed and armed man on a ferry.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : A World of Their Own Nov 22, 2012

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    Team One confronts a man desperate to keep the promise he made to his deaf nephew by protecting the only place the boy has ever felt safe.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : Lawmen Nov 15, 2012

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    While Dean and Clark go on a ride-along, a shootout breaks out at a drug den.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Though the characters on this show, premiering Friday on CBS, are relatable and watchable, the slow pace might prove to be too much of a cultural divide for an American audience used to the quick cuts and immediate resolve seen on American cop shows. show more

  • The best part of this show is the acting, which is generally excellent - particularly that of Hugh Dillon as Ed Lane, the conscience-riddled sharpshooter. Too bad the writing isn't as on-target as Lane's high-powered automatic. show more

  • It's more nuanced than the average cop drama, and for that reason, more intriguing. show more

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