Friday, July 2, 2010

Review - Flashpoint Season 3 Episode 5 Coming to You Live

Politicians are all scumbags who have terrible things in the past, right? That's what a radio host thinks when he kidnaps a councilman on air. It all revolves around a car crash year ago which led to the death of the councilman's friend. The host believes the councilman was behind the wheel, not his friend. The SRU mobilizes, finding the parties involved, eventually uncovering the truth.

Several facts come out. First, the host is revealed to be the friend's biological father, which was one of the triggers, though it seemed kind of unrealistic since he's never met his son. Second, the councilman's assistant was actually the driver. She was his friend's girlfriend and they covered up the accident to keep her out of trouble. In they end, both the councilman and his assistant are arrested. (And oddly enough, Ted Kennedy is seen as a national hero despite killing a woman in his past.)

"Coming to You Live" was a solid episode with the stuff you'd usually expect. I'm trying to wrack my brain for more to say on the episode, but it was pretty cut and dry. The connections between the SRU and the criminal was almost nonexistent this week other than Sam telling Jules that he would have covered up the crash for a friend, eliciting a smile from her.

Score: 8.7/10
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