Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flashpoint in a Flash: Season 3 Episode 7: You Think You Know Someone

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

Click the jump below to read the full summary!

The show opens with Ed instructing team mates to fan out and keep communications open. The team is trying to find an entrance to a building where Greg Parker passes out on the floor next to tanks of gas and a timer, indicating a bomb.

Two hours earlier. Greg Parker is driving downtown and listening to the radio. Cut to the team discussing possible points of entry for a drill later. Greg calls to say he will be late, so Ed lets the team know that the drill will be delayed.

Greg stops in an alley, gets out of his car, and comes across a thin man with a snake tattoo around his neck. The man asks if he's looking to score, Greg replies that he's looking for a friend. The man offers to help, saying he knows everybody around there. Greg declines but thanks the man for his offer. The man suddenly appears to be in significant pain and trembles. Greg calls 911, to report the incident as a possible overdose. He notes the location as Shuter and Victoria. While on the phone, a black van pulls up behind Greg and the man with the tattoo pushes him in. The kidnappers drive away with Greg, his cell phone left on the ground.

The SRU team hears the 911 call and speculates about why the call ended so suddenly. Nobody knows why he was there, and it's mentioned that it's a sketchy area. Since Greg isn't picking up his phone, Ed leads the team out to find him.

Inside an abandoned building with graffiti on the walls, Greg tells his captors that they're making a mistake and that he doesn't know anything about them or their business. One of the captors says that maybe they can beat some intelligence into him if he wants to play stupid.

The SRU team finds the alley with Greg's car. They inspect the car and find his gun is still secure, meaning Greg wasn't expecting trouble. They decide to track the location of Greg's phone.

One of the captors tells the other that he needs to make a call. He hands a gun to Tyler and says that if Greg tries anything, he knows what to do and to not make any mistakes. Tyler points the gun at Greg. When they're alone, Greg advises that Tyler uses two hands to stead the gun. Tyler disregards the comment, saying he's shot plenty of guns. Greg asks him to point the gun a little off to his left. Tyler asks if Greg thinks he's stupid. Greg says that Tyler knows how easy it is for a gun to go off accidentally and asks what his friend would do if Tyler made that mistake. Tyler adjusts his aim and Greg thanks him.

The SRU team finds a homeless woman with a shopping cart at the location the cell phone. Ed asks for the phone and she asks if it looks like she has a phone. Ed asks for her name, she says hers is Glenice. Spike dials the number and the phone rings. He pulls it out of the cart and asks Glenice where she got it. She says it's not hers and she never saw it before. They ask if she picked it up or saw who dropped it. She said he doesn't need it anymore because he's dead. She saw the snake man push him and another person hit him and take him away in a black van.

Tyler's partner returns and says they're waiting for somebody. Tyler says it isn't a party. Greg interrupts, he clarifies that they are aware that they have kidnapped, assaulted, and are unlawfully detaining a police officer. Tyler gets agitated, he didn't know Greg was a cop. He thought they grabbed him because his partner claimed he owed money. As they walk up the stairs, Greg asks Tyler if it's okay that his friend lied to him and now they've kidnapped a cop.
The other captor gets agitated and screams at Greg to shut up. Greg kicks Tyler down the stairs behind him and the second captor runs toward Greg. A third man dives over the railing, taking Greg with him. Tyler thinks Greg is dead, but the third man says he hasn't killed him yet.

Tyler lets a young woman into the building. She says that Kevin called her. Tyler takes her to see Greg and she gets upset.

The SRU team sees a text message from Haylee requesting help sent to Greg. The team speculates about who she is. Ed asks Spike to check phone records, emails, and other ways Haylee might have communicated with Greg. Ed says he wants all officers looking for Greg.

Greg tells Haylee that he is at the building because he received a message from her that she was in trouble. Haylee says she never sent anything and wants to help him escape. Greg suggests she use one of her earrings to undo the zip tie around his wrists. He also asks if HAylee can explain the situation. She says that since she broke up with her ex-boyfriend, Kevein, he has hated Greg.

The team finds evidence of correspondence between Greg and Haylee going back for years. Spike finds a news article from ten years ago thyat comes up in his search for info about Haylee and it lists Greg as a detective on a homicide case. Spike tries to open the case file but it's sealed. Ed says they need to contact a lawyer to try to unseal it for now.

Greg asks Haylee if the building looks familiar, she says it doesn't. Greg says it's clearly a meth lab. The hear his captors and run up the stairs.

Ed gets in contact with Haylee's social worker and finds out that Haylee is very fond of Greg because of what happened when she was eight years old. A flashback shows Haylee's mother telling her to get under her bed and hide while yelling and shots are heard outside of the room. Haylee's mother was shot and died in front of her. Greg comes into the room and coaxes Haylee out from under the bed. He took care of Haylee until Children's Aid showed up. The social worker says that Haylee had some drug problems of her own, but even then Greg would come by just to talk with her. She also says that Haylee stopped doing drugs after breaking up with Kevin, and that Kevin is not a fan of Greg.

Greg asks Haylee what she's doing at the building as he thought she was done with Kevin. she said she came because he called and said he needed help. Greg seems surprised that she believed it, but she points out that he believed the message he received too. Haylee gets worried and starts to cry. Greg says they will get out and be okay.

Spike has looked into info about Kevin and found someone with the same last name – Joe Persheski. He's the man with the snake tattoo that Glenice described and has a record. Ed says they should look for Joe's last known address.

Kevin and Tyler find Haylee and Greg. Kevin gets agitated and takes the gun Tyler was holding and points it at Greg. He says that bringing Greg here is about making him tell the truth about who really killed Haylee's mom.

Kevin says it will be over when Greg tells the truth. Tyler ties Greg's hands again.

The team barges into a house and find Joe Persheski. Ed asks him where Greg is.

Greg says that is Kevin has a problem with him, that Haylee doesn't need to be a part of it. Kevin asks Haylee to describe what happened when her mom died. She says her mom was hit by a bullet from one of the junkies guns during the drug bust. She says Greg told her that. Kevin is convinced that Greg lied. Greg says he was just looking out for Haylee and asks Kevin if he has people who take care of him. Kevin becomes agitated. Haylee insists that Greg took care of her and that Kevin should leave him alone. Kevin asks Haylee about their relationship and she says he didn't get better and he gave up. Kevin says he never gave up on their relationship.

Kevin mentions what Haylee was like when they first met, taking drugs to try to forget seeing her mother's death. Greg says he knows that. Kevin asks Greg if he recalls the name Randy Teller. Greg says that was the man they went to arrest that night. Kevin says that Randy is in jail for life because of that night. Greg confirms, saying it's because Randy opened fire on the police.

Kevin says that after he and Haylee took a break, he still wanted to help her so he went to see Randy and asked him about what really happened. Randy said he was downstairs, so he didn't see who shot Haylee's mother but he knew who was upstairs – just her mom and Greg.

Greg says that's not what happened. Haylee says she doesn't want to believe it, but Kevin insists that the police are lying because it's easy to believe a junkie would have killed her mother.

The team talks to Joe and persuade him to give them information on Greg's whereabouts.

Haylee is crying and confused. She insists that Greg saved her and kept her together. Greg says she kept him together. He confesses that he was an alcoholic. He drank more than he ever had before on the night Haylee's mother died. When he woke up, his wife and son were gone and he hasn't seen them since. Kevin asks if that's Haylee's fault. Greg says it was his own fault. At the time, he decided he was going to try to drink himself to death, but then he got a thank you letter from Haylee. She said that she was scared, but she was going to be brave. It took three days for Greg to sober up, and then he wrote Haylee back.

Greg says that everything he did for Haylee, she also did for him. He says that what's she's become is what matters. Haylee asks if he only helped her because he felt guilty about killing her mother. He says no.

The team heads toward the meth lab. Ed talks to Greg's former partner, Jim on the phone about the case involving Haylee and says they need to know the details of the case. Jim says the case is sealed. Ed says he knows but he doesn't think Greg will mind and that Jim is the only person who can give them the details. Jim says that Greg sealed the case in the first place and that he had his reasons.

Kevin sets up a bomb to cause an explosion in the building and kill Greg. He thinks that if Greg is gone, that Haylee's nightmares will go away. Greg yells at Haylee to run away and go to the police.
Haylee pleads with Kevin to stop, to not kill Greg. He breaks the lock on the door of the room where he left Greg tied up.

Outside, the team arrives and gets ready to enter the building, but they're having trouble finding an entry point. Inside, Kevin and Tyler push Haylee along, to take her out of the building.

The team catches Tyler as he leaves the building and ask him how many people are inside. He says tehre are two plus the cop. The team goes inside and finds Haylee and Kevin. Ed asks where Greg is.

Outside, Tyler tells Jules that they have to get away from the building as it will blow up in five minutes.

Ed asks Kevin about his motivation for capturing Greg. Kevin says that Greg was the only person in the room so he must have shot Haylee's mom. Ed says the truth is that Haylee fired the shot.

Ed says that Greg didn't tell Haylee because she was a child and he knew that would be devastating to hear. He reminds her of the poster in her room and says that the police could tell from the blood on the poster that the shot came from the floor, inside the room. The gun had a hair trigger on it, so it could have accidentally gone off for anyone. He says that Greg must have had a good reason for not telling Haylee the truth.

Haylee finally remembers the truth. She shows the team where Greg is and Kevin yells after her that he didn't know. Ed and Wordy try to get into the room where Greg is trapped and Wordy tells Haylee to leave quickly. Sam arrives just in time for them to safely ram the door and force it open. Ed attends to Greg, while Sam and Leah take care of the bomb.

With the crisis averted, Jules berates Greg for his behaviour. She says that he must think he can talk bullets back up the barrel because he some kind of genius. Greg shakes his head. Jules says he could have died because he wanted to protect Haylee from something he didn't think she should know. Greg insists that Kevin was ready to kill him regardless. Jules insists that he doesn't know that and that he has no right giving up his own life trying to save other people if he doesn't have to. She says that Haylee is not the only person who needs him and walks away, upset.

The episode ends with a look around at police, fire fighters, and others working in the area. The scene changes to night, with Greg looking out the window of SRU headquarters at the city. Ed comes to the door and they leave together.


  1. Nice. Just pointing out that in your 5th paragraph, you say "Ed tells his captors that they're making a mistake", but it's really Greg, not Ed.

    Awesome job summing it all up but watch out for little typos.

  2. Thanks for catching that, Ashley. I've fixed it. I must have missed it when I read it over before posting.