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).
The team has to deal with a disturbed man who has just murdered his estranged wife and who has now taken a woman hostage outside of an office building. However, the situation only gets worse when his son arrives on the scene.
A dying girl desperately needs a heart transplant and her father will do whatever it takes to make sure she gets one. Even if it means endangering his own life. The team is called and Parker attempts to defuse the situation.
The team helps out some undercover agents who are involved in a major drug bust. However, the operation goes wrong when a customer gets in the middle of it.
When a cop is being held hostage by an enraged family member, the team have to set aside their own feelings to resolve the situation. However, the tables turn when the hostage may not be who the team thinks.
The SRU are called to a bank to deal with a hostage situation; Parker faces one of his toughest negotiations when the robber isn't who he thought.
When a group of girls torment a troubled teen at the mall, the teenage rivalry turns deadly. The SRU is forced to put a lock down in place to control the situation.
When the SRU responds to a violent altercation between a young man and his father, the boy flees the police and runs into the woods, sending the team on a manhunt.
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.
The SRU attempts to rescue a kidnapped girl who is being held at a booby-trapped house, but while on the job they learn that one of the abductors is a teen who went missing several years earlier.
Team One must resolve a standoff at a seedy motel with a fugitive who has shot two police officers and taken a teenager, Paul Wilder, hostage. At first, Paul seems like a good kid in a bad situation, but as the team digs deeper it uncovers chilling secrets that reveal Paul is far from innocent. What began as a standoff ends as a desperate chase through the city’s sewer system, and it’s up to Parker to stop Paul from making a mistake that will change him forever. Meanwhile, Ed discovers that his cop brother Roy might have been responsible for one of the officers getting shot … and that his wife is, unexpectedly, expecting.
Maggie Perrello was the perfect mother until an addiction to prescription meds spiraled out of control. It cost Maggie a stint in jail, and the loss of her beloved daughters Becky and Riley into foster care. Now she’s out of jail, clean and sober, and yearns to bring her children home. When Maggie discovers that she can’t have her kids back, she turns desperate and kidnaps Becky and Riley. Team One answers the call. But when an unexpected complication threatens Becky’s safety, will Parker (Enrico Colantoni) be able to convince Maggie to make the ultimate sacrifice?
Two Brothers become involved with a white supremacy group planning a terrorist attack.
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.
Team One is out to capture a man for the murder of his daughter after escaping from a transport van for prisoners.
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.
The Team receives an urgent call from Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) on her day off – she and her date Steve are trapped in a restaurant with a gunman (Aaron Poole) who’s shot a waiter and is now holding hostages and making incoherent demands. Team One works with Jules on the inside, fighting to calm the gunman down before the waiter dies, but its clear there’s more to this simple hostage-taking. Team One discovers that this delusional man is merely a pawn in a much more horrific act of terror, targeting a local mosque.
Spike (Sergio Di Zio) discovers his former mentor may be implicated in a tangled case involving corruption, drug dealers and an attempted gang execution.
Complications arise in a high-risk SRU raid when an informant gets caught in a dangerous game of love, murder and betrayal.
Team One grapples with life and death choices and tough decisions that leave viewers wondering if the team will ever be the same again. Dr. Larry Toth (guest star Victor Garber), a military psychologist and ‘team-breaker’, peers inside the heads of Team One individually, exposing deep secrets and faults. With the fate of the Team hanging in the balance, Ed’s (Hugh Dillon) wife Sophie (Janaya Stephens) goes into labour, Parker’s (Enrico Colantoni) leadership is questioned, Spike (Sergio Di Zio) and Wordy (Michael Cram) stare down the barrel of a life outside the SRU, and Sam (David Paetkau) and Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) must confront whether they’re willing to give up the job for each other. As Parker waits to hear the fate of his team, a devastating call comes into the station, involving one of his own.
The team have to protect some VIPs, only to find they have a kidnapping on their hands and limited time to rescue the victim.
A married couple has been trying to get pregnant for 8 long years and it's taken its toll on them and their marriage. The wife now suspects the husband is having an affair with an attractive lady reporter. She kidnaps the reporter and holds her hostage at knifepoint. SRU is called in to defuse the situation. Sam and Jules continue to conceal their relationship but have second thoughts about moving forward.
A former SRU veteran turns up at headquarters and holes himself up in a safe room where he intends to commit suicide. He diverts the team with a false bomb threat and gets them to abandon the station. Ed gets wind of the suicide attempt and having trained under this veteran for many years, he is able to talk him down and out of the room.
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.
When three men take the CEO of a mortgage company hostage, the SRU team is called to the scene to diffuse the situation. Jules recovers from being shot and the team reluctantly looks at recruits to fill her spot
When the SRU is called to the scene of an upper class household where four hostages are being held, they discover that the hostage taker is actually the boyfriend of the family's nanny.
The SRU must decide how to respond against a colleague after discovering a federal agent they're working with during the transport of a serial killer is sabotaging their mission.
A teen takes out his anger over a friend moving too far away.
A couple kidnaps the baby they gave up for adoption.
The SRU is called in when a bank employee whose wife is being held captive hacks into the computer system to steal money to pay off her captors.
The team must diffuse a volatile situation when a student pushed to the limit by bullies bring a gun to school.
The team must track down a young woman dying of a brain disease when she and her finacé go on a crime spree.
The SRU team is deployed to a hospital to end a stand-off between gang members and a man trying to protect his wounded brother.
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.
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.
Team One locks down a robbery in progress at a busy downtown bank only to discover Sarah and Maddie – two young con artists who are under the thumb of dangerous ‘mentor,’ Pete Joris. When Pete turns violent, Sarah is determined to cut him from their lives – while Jules and the Team race to stop her before she becomes his next victim.
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.
On the trail of a serial killer, Team One must convince a haunted, frightened man to reveal his darkest secret to save the life of an innocent woman. Also, Ed is required to hear from the mother of the teenager that died in "Broken Peace" to hear her take on the situation.
A bomb tears through a quiet suburb, and Team One fears it's just the first blast in a war between rival biker gangs. Parker must stop a remorseful Criminal Intelligence Agent from risking everything to save the life of her young confidential informant.
A young man with a brilliant memory is abducted and forced to remember the specifications for a new "smart gun" in a high tech research facility.
An armoured car robbery pits Team One against an elite group of ex-soldiers who will stop at nothing to create a new life for themselves.
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.
Team One confronts a man desperate to keep the promise he made to his deaf nephew... by protecting the only place the boy has ever felt safe.
A tragic shooting on a city ferry forces Ed to confront his deepest fears – and threatens to tear Team One apart.
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.
The second of the two-part series finale, and Team One faces a serial bomber who takes an entire city hostage. They are put to the ultimate test in this shocking conclusion, changing Team One forever.
The team members hunt for the gunman who shot Ed and learn that the shooter is linked to a drug lord. Meanwhile, Ed undergoes surgery; and his wife experiences complications while delivering their baby.
When a cop who mistakenly shot and killed a young boy is declared innocent, Team One confronts a rioting crowd and the father whose dreams died the night he lost his son.
When Team One goes up against a notorious serial robber who streams his robberies on the live Internet, they discover there is more to this man’s mission than first appears.
The Strategic Response Unit is called when a mother and daughter are abducted, and the only clue they have about the culprit could expose a dark family secret.
As a city-wide drug bust takes place, Team One struggles with a team member’s secret that could compromise their assignment and end Wordy’s career, on FLASHPOINT.
When Raf, a new recruit, joins Team One, he learns what it means to be a member of the Strategic Response Unit on one of their toughest days of the year for hostage and suicide situations.
Torn from his dying father’s bedside, Spike joins Team One to face their largest bomb threat yet, but realizes the only way to diffuse the bomb is to get inside the dangerous mind of its creator.
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.
When a ransom drop goes wrong, Team One is drawn into the dangerous world of “express kidnapping” and the nightmare of a woman haunted by the brutal experience of captivity. Meanwhile, Greg finds out about Sam and Jules' secretly renewed relationship.
An armed robbery exposes a mother’s double life, while Ed gambles with his own safety and a promise he made to his family.
Ed walks his friend Donna Sabine down the aisle. It should be the happiest day of her life, but the peaceful wedding is shattered by gunfire. Then Donna and Ed make a shocking discovery.
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.
Team One races to Fletcher Stadium, where a knife-wielding robber has taken a hostage. When a security guard tries to be a hero, the situation turns bloody.
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.
Team One is called to a high-security psychiatric hospital where a violent patient has taken a guard hostage and injured a fellow patient.
Dr. Toth confronts Parker with devastating news; Team One responds to a break-in at a bio-lab across town.
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.