The Best Episodes of Due South

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018

Benton Fraser comes to Chicago in an attempt to find out who killed his father. After solving the murder, he decides to stick around and work for the local Canadian consulate. He has made friends with a local detective, Ray Vecchio, whose sister, Francesca, has a major crush on him. Although Vecchio is often confused by Benton's strange way of doing things and Benton is often confused by how things are done south of the border, the two get along famously.

Victoria's Secret (2)

#1 - Victoria's Secret (2)

Season 1 - Episode 21

When a woman from Fraser's past shows up in Chicago, he is drawn to her again, but not only is she hiding a secret, she's running from another man.

star 8.92
13 votes
Directors: Paul Haggis
Writers: Paul Haggis, David Shore
The Gift of the Wheelman

#2 - The Gift of the Wheelman

Season 1 - Episode 10

Fraser and Ray try to help out Del, a witness to a bank robbery, only to learn that he's protecting his father, who they need to convince to show a good front for his impressionable son.

star 8.68
19 votes
Writers: Paul Haggis
Juliet is Bleeding

#3 - Juliet is Bleeding

Season 2 - Episode 7

Ray is convinced that he's found Guardino's killer in mafia boss Frank Zuko, but is torn when he realises he's the brother of his childhood sweetheart, Irene Zuko.

star 8.60
15 votes
Writers: Kathy Slevin, Jeff F. King
Burning Down The House

#4 - Burning Down The House

Season 3 - Episode 1

Fraser returns from vacation to a blazing apartment and a new partner, Stanley Ray Kowalski. After trashing half of Canada in pursuit of a felonious litterer, Fraser is contacted by Ray, who says he can't pick the Mountie up when he arrives back in Chicago. When Fraser gets home, he finds his apartment building gone: all that remains is a pile of blackened rubble, the result of a 'performance arsonist.' Worse yet, when he arrives at the precinct, he finds a stranger masquerading as Ray Vecchio and, curiously, no one seems to realize this except Fraser. Fraser decides to go along with this ruse, all the while utilizing a variety of detection techniques (fingerprints, dental imprints, etc.) as he tries to unravel who the mysterious person is who now answers to the name Ray Vecchio. Along the way, Ray's house is torched (Fraser rescues both Frannie and her perpetually unemployed brother-in-law, Tony, but the goldfish befalls a foul fate when Diefenbaker eats him). Fraser finds more eviden

star 8.46
13 votes
Writers: Paul Gross
Seeing Is Believing

#5 - Seeing Is Believing

Season 3 - Episode 5

Thatcher, Kowalski, and Welsh all see a murder at a local mall, and the daughter of a wealthy man is implicated in the killing. It takes a lot of fancy footwork on Fraser's part to prove the identity of the real killer.

star 8.45
11 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Michael Teversham
You Must Remember This

#6 - You Must Remember This

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ray finally finds the woman of his dreams only to find out she's an illegal arms dealer.

star 8.43
21 votes
Writers: Peter Lefcourt
Vault

#7 - Vault

Season 2 - Episode 2

During a bank robbery, Fraser and Ray are trapped in a time-locked, water-filled vault. After Ray is declared dead due to a mix-up with the insurance company, Fraser and Ray go to Ray's bank, where the end up in the middle of a robbery, running into someone they've met before...Morgan. Fraser and Ray lock themselves in the vault and Fraser sets off the sprinkler system, hoping to hit the criminals with a tidal wave of water. Meanwhile, Frannie is waiting in Ray's car outside, and enters the building, thereby becoming a hostage.

star 8.42
19 votes
Heaven and Earth

#8 - Heaven and Earth

Season 1 - Episode 19

Fraser takes an interest in a homeless man who accuses him of kidnapping a young girl.

star 8.41
17 votes
Writers: Phil Bedard, Larry Lalonde
North

#9 - North

Season 2 - Episode 1

A plane crash blinds Fraser and strands the pair in the wilderness. Fraser and Ray's vacation to Canada to rebuild his father's cabin doesn't go as planned when it turns out the pilot of their airplane is actually an escaped felon. The felon jumps out of the plane, causing it to crash. Fraser is blinded in the crash, and eventually loses the use of his legs. Ray tries to carry Fraser out of the woods, and the two cops still have to catch the felon, while dealing with the ghosts of their two fathers.

star 8.38
16 votes
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Mask

#10 - Mask

Season 2 - Episode 6

When valuable aboriginal masks are stolen from a museum, Fraser and Ray have to find the culprits.

star 8.35
14 votes
Writers: Jeff F. King
Chicago Holiday (2)

#11 - Chicago Holiday (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8

While trying to protect Christina Nichols from not only the killers after her but also herself, Fraser spends some time in a bondage club, and even gets to have a wild ride down an escalator while he tries to teach Christina the value of growing up.

star 8.27
22 votes
Writers: Jeff F. King, Paul Haggis
The Ladies' Man

#12 - The Ladies' Man

Season 4 - Episode 3

Ray has misgivings when Beth Botrelle, a woman he arrested years ago for murdering her police officer husband,is scheduled to be executed. Accompanied by Fraser, he tracks down evidence that proves her innocense.

star 8.25
8 votes
Writers: John Krizanc
A Hawk and a Handsaw

#13 - A Hawk and a Handsaw

Season 1 - Episode 12

Fraser poses as a mental patient to investigate strange occurrences in a mental institution.

star 8.23
26 votes
Writers: David Shore, Paul Haggis
Witness

#14 - Witness

Season 2 - Episode 3

Ray is jailed for contempt of court; Fraser gets arrested to protect him.

star 8.23
18 votes
A Cop, a Mountie and a Baby

#15 - A Cop, a Mountie and a Baby

Season 1 - Episode 9

The guys think a baby found in Ray's car was destined for black-market adoption.

star 8.22
23 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Kathy Slevin
The Blue Line

#16 - The Blue Line

Season 1 - Episode 16

Fraser's childhood pal, an egotistic hockey player, is bribed to throw a game.

star 8.21
14 votes
Writers: David Shore
Call Of The Wild (2)

#17 - Call Of The Wild (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

Fraser and Kowalski pursue an arms dealer to the Yukon, where they join forces with Buck Frobisher's detachment.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Paul Gross, R.B. Carney
The Duel

#18 - The Duel

Season 2 - Episode 16

A paroled killer leaves clues about his next victims for Ray.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Gil Shilton
Writers: Seth Freeman
Diefenbaker's Day Off

#19 - Diefenbaker's Day Off

Season 1 - Episode 2

Lucy Pike asks Fraser to help her father, who seems to be having a lot of accidents lately. Ray and Fraser realise that Charlie injures himself as part of a scam involving personal injury lawsuits. With the help of reporter Mackenzie King, Fraser investigates the world of personal injury lawsuits and boxing, and tries to get a wolf license for Diefenbaker.

star 8.19
37 votes
Directors: Joe Scanlon
Writers: Kathy Slevin
I Coulda Been A Defendant

#20 - I Coulda Been A Defendant

Season 3 - Episode 3

Fraser and Kowalski try to reward a reluctant hero but blow his protected-witness cover.

star 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Jimmy Kaufman
Writers: Jeff F. King
Mojo Rising

#21 - Mojo Rising

Season 4 - Episode 4

After a voodoo priest dies in a cell, his body disappears from the morgue.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Bruce Pitman
Writers: Frank Siracusa
Chicago Holiday (1)

#22 - Chicago Holiday (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7

Fraser is hired to protect Christina Nichols, the daughter of a visiting Canadian diplomat. Christina is determined to get rid of the latest in a long line of chaperones, but she runs into Janice DeLuca in a bathroom, and ends up with something that Eddie Beets wants desperately...and will kill to get.

star 8.14
22 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Lynch
Writers: Jeff F. King, Paul Haggis
They Eat Horses, Don't They?

#23 - They Eat Horses, Don't They?

Season 1 - Episode 4

When a little boy gets sick from eating meat purchased from a local grocery, Fraser investigates and learns that it's actually horse meat. He begins making the rounds of the auction houses, and not only does he find out who the culprit is, he also finds romance with an attractive horsewoman.

star 8.11
28 votes
Directors: Timothy Bond
Writers: Stephen Neigher
The Wild Bunch

#24 - The Wild Bunch

Season 1 - Episode 15

Diefenbaker, straying from the apartment, is impounded.

star 8.11
19 votes
Writers: Kathy Slevin, Jeff F. King
Pizzas and Promises

#25 - Pizzas and Promises

Season 1 - Episode 5

When a young pizza boy named Lenny has his car stolen, Fraser and Ray go undercover at a used car lot to prove that there is something fishy going on, which works...until Ray finds himself underwater WITH the fish!

star 8.10
29 votes
Writers: David Shore