The dad was an accountant who followed the wrong paper trail and was going to testify against a mobster. One of them men who broke into the house has actually come back and taken a shot at his victim. It's a heartbreaker of a little scene and seriously, where do the casting directors find these children? Dean says he understands but it's clear he does not, and resents being blown off. Luckily, Kate is able to trace the call to the downtown bus terminal. Dean's had a particular perspective on his own family story for quite some time.
Luckily, Greg had brought along Kate, who assures her that she's safe. At about the same time, Winnie looks up from her desk to find a teenage boy hanging around looking anxious. At which point Greg appears, folds the kid into an awkward hug, and my throat started closing--Greg just looks so damned vulnerable, and the kid is so uncomfortable. I do get that Greg lost custody for a reason, but he is a changed guy. When the woman wakes up she reveals that her daughter witnessed a crime a few years ago. As soon as the adults and kids clear the playground, the subject advances towards Alexis. Sam and Jules stay in cover because if they show themselves and Lexie panics they might never get control over the situation again.
Sam and Jules arrive on scene and spot the last subject waiting outside the park, not wanting to make a move without being identified by more witnesses. Unfortunately, Philips hangs up just as they make the connection. For the same reason I'm running together what's happening with Alexis at home. So that the authorities can catch the criminals, they went into hiding. I'm not planning to pick on timelines, though, since it's possible the timelines have been Pratchetted a little--you know how Pterry will make an offhand reference in one book that he incorporates into the character later on? She managed to see their faces and escaped, fleeing in a neighbour's car.
She holds him over the fence so he can peek into the yard next door and tell her what he sees--other little stuffies are already sitting up there, apparently enjoying a freedom she and Maurice do not. After eluding their pursuers by splitting up, they grab their itinerary from the bus terminal. Now that I see how far he's willing to go and how loving he is honestly, I think if his son still said he didn't want a relationship, he'd step back. He's sitting with Winnie, who starts to switch to headphones-only so as not to scare Dean. He looks surprised to find out that Greg's actually a pretty warm and apparently quite normal guy. The Greg-and-Dean thread pushes all my buttons. So that the authorities can catch the criminals, they went into hiding.
Dad, played by Yannick Bisson from The Murdoch Mysteries, is regretful but firm: they keep moving. With Alexis still in the wind, the team tries narrowing down she where she could be. Ed assures Dad that he does not want to hurt him, but he can't let him hurt any one else. Since then they've been put in witness protection and in the event of being tracked down, they were to meet up in Niagara Falls. The two remaining killers don't want to make a move in public they're trying to remove a witness, not create dozens more so the next few scenes remind me a bit of a nature show told from the point of view of the antelopes. But he's here to ask Greg to lay off, and he doesn't look a bit surprised when Greg tells him he's got to go.
The mother is starting to come around, but before the team can question her properly there are more shots. When they arrive they find a woman shot, and the girl is not there. Until she realizes Alexis is squeaking in terror that someone is in the house. Nothing bad happens to Greg. He then finds that she's not aboard, actually down in the baggage compartment, putting on a new disguise and Philip draws a gun on him. I thought this was going to be the week I went back to my old ways, but then as noted in the short Friday entries I opted for cold shivers instead, which persisted through much of the episode. This being Flashpoint, the team naturally does no such thing, because they don't execute people they think are contemplating a crime.
She believes her husband and daughter are on the run. When a 911 operator gets a call from a young person who is constantly telephoning in false alarms, the operator tries to hang up but she hears a shot so the team is sent to check it out. The heartbreak is cut considerably when someone starts aggressively rattling the padlocked gate of the yard. The family was relocated but the bad guys tracked them down and they barely escaped. The other thing Dean seems to be noticing is, he doesn't want anything bad to happen to Greg.
The compromise is this: her parents have told her that if she needs help she can call 911, and the civilian dispatchers will send real cops to help her. They then question the neighbours, who explain that the Sobols were recluses. And just to make sure we all know I am a bad person, I want Sam and Jules to shoot him now. The gunman, cutting his losses, lowers his gun. She's ten years old and I have to rock her to sleep every night. I'll make time to watch the episode.
The corrupt cops spot Philip and one follows him aboard to find Alexis. It was only as I got to know Greg and understand him a little better that I started rooting for him to have a relationship with his son. Also not entirely alone is Greg, who leaves his Internal Affairs debriefing to find Dean still waiting for him, and offering to come along home with him and maybe make some pasta. He then gets into talking with Dean and reintroduces him to Ed, who use to have hair. Lexie's called Katie again and told the operator that she's all alone and tired of running away. Before he could raise his gun, he is shot by Greg. Team One soon hears gunshots and goes out to investigate.
Alexis confides that her belief that she's left alone in the world. Niagara Falls was supposed to be their next stop. All the above took place in cut-up scenes, which I have run together for storytelling purposes. Greg, Ed, Sam and Wordy give chase and capture the gunman. When a 911 operator gets a call from a young person who is constantly telephoning in false alarms, the operator tries to hang up but she hears a shot so the team is sent to check it out. At that moment, she and her father are boarding a bus bound for Niagara Falls. She and her family went underground three years ago, after Lexie was witness to an organized crime hit--three men dressed as police officers killed the family of one of her friends.