Intelligence 2 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
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1. Intelligence: Pilot TV-NR

Mary Spalding, head of Vancouver's Organized Crime Unit, eyes a promotion to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Her subordinate, Ted Altman, tries to undermine her chances but commits a disastrous blunder. Crime boss Jimmy Reardon comes into possession of potentially damaging OCU files, and the repercussions affect his family.

Starring:
Ian Tracey, Klea Scott
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes
Original air date:
November 28, 2005

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Season 1
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    1. Intelligence: Pilot Mary Spalding, head of Vancouver's Organized Crime Unit, eyes a promotion to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Her subordinate, Ted Altman, tries to undermine her chances but commits a disastrous blunder. Crime boss Jimmy Reardon comes into possession of potentially damaging OCU files, and the repercussions affect his family.

    TV-NR 1h 31min November 28, 2005
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    2. Where Good Men Die Like Dogs As a price war looms with the Disciples, Jimmy tries to decide what to do about Bill, the grower who lost an entire crop in a suspicious security lapse. Mary meets with Roger Deakins--her rival for head of CSIS's Asia-Pacific division--and learns of dangerous enemies inside her own office.

    TV-NR 45min October 10, 2006
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    3. A Champagne Payday As Jimmy interviews new suppliers, his brother Michael undertakes a side business of his own--running weed to the States--and encounters big problems. In an effort to infiltrate the Reardon empire, Mary recruits Tina from Katarina's escort service to become a stripper at the Chickadee.

    TV-NR 45min October 17, 2006
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    4. Don't Break Your Brother's Heart Even as she takes steps to deal with the mole in her wire room, Mary makes an important presentation that she hopes will cement her promotion to CSIS. Back at the Chickadee, Ronnie becomes increasingly concerned about Michael's erratic behavior and urges him to enter rehab.

    TV-NR 45min October 24, 2006
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    5. Jimmy's Got a Money Machine Jimmy runs into trouble stocking and operating the bank machines that he has been using to launder money. Worrying as much about her own agents as about the bad guys, Mary learns that the OCU mole has a girlfriend whose brother works for a Chinese crime syndicate.

    TV-NR 45min October 31, 2006
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    6. Where There's One, There's Another After Randy Bingham visits the Chickadee, Jimmy weighs whether to get involved in the stockbroker's gun-running scheme. Mary pressures Jimmy to go in even deeper with Bingham. She also confronts the mole in her wire room and learns of a Chinese dissident marked for assassination.

    TV-NR 45min November 7, 2006
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    7. Pressure Drop Mary aims to tie the OCU mole to the tail of her rival, Deakins. However, as she and Martin watch, the mole gets a visit that changes Mary's plans completely. While running cash for the Reardon bank machines, Michael has an encounter with a pair of unidentified assailants.

    TV-NR 45min November 14, 2006
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    8. Love and War The execution of the mole on Mary's watch could kill any hope of her promotion, and she suspects a leak high in OCU or CSIS. Despite pressure from inside his organization, Jimmy resists going to war with the Disciples, preferring to wait for hard evidence against them.

    TV-NR 45min November 21, 2006
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    9. Clean and Simple Jimmy and Ronnie enlist their Vietnamese partners, Phan and East Side Johnny, to jack one of the Disciples' couriers, but the plan goes horribly awry. Refusing to turn over the names of her informants to CSIS until she finds out who "ratted on her rat," Mary plans to apply serious pressure in Ottawa.

    TV-NR 45min November 28, 2006
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    10. Cleaning Up Winston's foolhardy behavior at a traffic stop leads Jimmy and Ronnie to question their new supplier's judgment. Mary persuades Deakins to delay his resignation while she investigates leaks higher up the ladder, for which she enlists Ted's help. Meanwhile, new evidence emerges about Colin's shooting, implicating the Disciples.

    TV-NR 45min December 5, 2006
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    11. Things Change The Reardons seek to expand their enterprises, with Mike looking to buy a nightclub and Jimmy eyeing an offshore bank. Mary offers Randy Bingham protection--even though she seems to know more about his gun-running operation than he does.

    TV-NR 45min December 12, 2006
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    12. Not a Nice Boy! The DEA busts Alex, Jimmy's stateside distributor, and proceeds to bait a trap. But, anticipating a rich retirement for himself and a promotion for both Mary and Ted, Deakins advises Ted to call off the Reardon sting. Meanwhile, Jimmy tests Francine's courage under pressure.

    TV-NR 45min January 9, 2007
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    13. Dante's Inferno Dante drives away from the Chickadee with a prisoner in the back seat--East Side Johnny, the Vietnamese shooter who killed the Disciples' courier. Fearing the worst, Jimmy and Ronnie tear off in pursuit. Using Katarina's wiles, Mary collects hard evidence on Royden before the axe falls on her.

    TV-NR 45min January 16, 2007
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    14. Down but Not Out With his life at risk, Jimmy marshals all of his resources to learn the name of the OCU officer threatening to out him as an informant. And with her job on the line, Mary devises a last-ditch scheme to eliminate Royden. Meanwhile, Jimmy and his family head toward Seattle, directly into the DEA's trap.

    TV-NR 45min January 30, 2007

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Stephen Surjik
Starring Ian Tracey, Klea Scott
Supporting actors John Cassini, Matt Frewer, Bernie Coulson, Camille Sullivan, Chris William Martin, Michael Anthony Rawlins, Darcy Laurie, Sophie Hough, Eugene Lipinski, Andrew Airlie, Sabrina Grdevich, Michael Eklund, Lorena Gale, Fabian Gujral, Dan Joffre, Zak Santiago, Ona Grauer, Patrick Gilmore
Season year 2007
Network Acorn Media
Executive Producer Chris Haddock
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Great acting, good story line.
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One of the best TV shows I have ever seen.
bdw000
Its fun rooting for the bad guy!
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119 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Pepper on April 21, 2008
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I could not disagree more with Sam Graham's analysis of this program (see Amazon's review). First, he unfortunately compares what he considers failings of this show with U.S. programming. Who ever said programming in the States is something writers should try to emulate!
"Intelligence" does have a large cast, and you will recognize many of them from the DaVinci series if you have been fortunate enough to see those. (Acorn - please put that entire series out on DVD!)

I like this show for exactly the reasons that Sam Graham finds fault with it. There is not gross visualization of violence and gore - because it is written with more development of character than the standard shoot 'em up you will find in U.S. programming. (How many times can we watch CSI and all those carved up bodies!)
Ian Tracey is great as the low key bad guy you can't help but like and they give the strongest role opposite Tracey's to a woman. Klea Scott as Mary is compelling because she holds her own with the big boys, never using her sexuality to get what she wants. She uses her brain and intuition to get the "Intelligence" she sees as the way to fight crime in her city.

It is apparent Mr. Graham is not a Canadian and seems to think crime is
neat and tidy in Canada....too whitewashed to be interesting. Has he not heard of the pig farmer lately?
I live in Seattle and drugs crossing our borders from Canada are a constant worry here. Amazon is based about a mile from my house, but Graham's lack of understanding of the drug problems in the Northwest make me wonder where he lives!
Readers, pay no mind to Amazon's review of this series. Take a chance on "Intelligence". I think you will be as fascinated as I have been.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By James Schumaker on May 5, 2008
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I first started watching this show on the Hallmark Channel in Eastern Europe -- unfortunately, it is not being broadcast in the United States. If it were, it would quickly eclipse the usually predictable and increasingly gory American crime series that Amazon's reviewer seems to prefer.

Unlike many of its American competitors, "Intelligence" is not a show that aims at the lowest common denominator. Instead, it requires a bit of intelligence on the part of the viewer to sort through the convoluted plots and the complex characters, but the effort is worth it. The second season, which just started playing overseas when I returned to the States, is even better, which makes it all the more shameful that the Canadian Broadcasting Company is apparently not going to pick it up for a third season.

I have heard that there is some talk of reviving the series on cable and changing its locale to an American city. Continuing "Intelligence" is a great idea, but changing locales is not. A series like "Intelligence" is tailor-made for American cable, and would fit in very nicely on HBO or Showtime, but it gets most of its unique appeal from its Vancouver location and its incredibly strong Canadian cast. If it is to be revived, it should stay in Vancouver.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Puppluv on May 6, 2008
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WWWWOOOOWWWW!!!! Instantly hooked in INTELLIGENCE!!! This is a great crime drama - violence like any crime show but not gruesome-perfectly creepy.Deep characters who by the end of disc 2 it's hard to decide who you like and who you don't. Almost everyone has something to love about them and most have something that makes you cringe a little. You never know what's going to happen and can't wait for the next episode. I started it 2 days ago and I'm on the third disc already - when I watch an episode I'm suddenly 3 episodes into it and force myself to shut it off and go to bed already. Great actors, great plot, great characters, great show, lots of layers. PLEASE TELL ME THERE"S MORE SEASONS THAN THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Postuma on May 24, 2008
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Like most Canadians, I've grown up thinking that any Canadian tv shows - must be bad by definition. Of course, we always give the exception rule over to SCTV and Kids in the Hall - which are almost excused because they were almost counter-culture type shows. I didn't even know "Intelligence" was even on air until I heard American podcaster and radio announcer/personality John Siuntres mention it in passing on his Wordballoon podcast on comic books. John's comments made it seem interesting - so I gave it a chance and ordered it sight unseen.

Wow!!! What an amazing show. My prejudging of Canuck shows was sorely wrong this time. What we have here is a HBO quality show along the lines of "The Wire", a fictional drama about what the intelligence community in Canada trying to do to investigate crimes in their domain. The line between who is good and who is bad, tends to be more blurred than black and white. The politics of the situation seems at time more evil than the criminal elements themselves. Writing is excellent, as is the acting. Special kudo's to Matt Frewer for playing maybe the biggest scumbag ever on tv.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Tomboulides on May 11, 2008
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I am so happy to have gotten this show on DVD. I was curious as am American so the show does not air here, or at least not in the NY metro area. I LOVED IT and was pleasantly surprised. The story lines are good and the characters are well developed. I watched the WHOLE set within a week of receiving it, ignoring all my other responsibilities as I could JUST not stop watching. I have always enjoyed Davinci's Inquest and like seeing some of the regulars in different roles. As for the closed caption, I think that may be an oversight. I simply cannot wait for Season 2 now and hope the CBC does not cancel it after only 2 seasons!
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