The Best Episodes of Flashpoint
Flashpoint is an emotional journey following the lives of members of the Strategic Response Unit as they solve hostage situations, bust gangs, and defuse bombs. They work by utilizing their training to get inside the heads of these people in order to make them reach their breaking point (aka their flashpoint).
#2 - Keep the Peace (1)
Season 5 - Episode 12
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.
#3 - Blue on Blue
Season 4 - Episode 15
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.
#4 - Jumping at Shadows
Season 3 - Episode 6
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 - Broken Peace
Season 5 - Episode 1
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.
#8 - Acceptable Risk
Season 3 - Episode 7
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.
#9 - A Call To Arms
Season 4 - Episode 13
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 - Eyes In
Season 5 - Episode 4
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 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.
#15 - Between Heartbeats
Season 2 - Episode 4
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.
#19 - Thicker Than Blood
Season 3 - Episode 9
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.
#20 - Grounded
Season 4 - Episode 8
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.
#21 - Never Kissed a Girl
Season 1 - Episode 8
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.
#22 - Slow Burn
Season 4 - Episode 18
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.
#24 - Lawmen
Season 5 - Episode 9
Parker’s son and Ed’s son join Team One in a “ride along” on a routine call. But when a shootout at a drug den reveals a conspiracy among local cops to clean up the neighborhood their own way, the two boys are exposed to the brutal realities of their father’s jobs.
#25 - No Kind of Life
Season 5 - Episode 2
The Team is called to an office building where Dr. Jason Alston has been taken at gunpoint. As the team clears the building, the gunman gets the drop on Sam, forcing him and Jason into a van and revealing a critically injured child. Sam helps Jason stabilize the child’s condition, and discovers a history between Jason and the gunman – just as armed men close in, gunning for Brendan and trapping Sam and Jason in the crossfire.