10 Best Episodes of Flashpoint

The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 14, 2023.

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Flashpoint - S5E7

#15 - Forget Oblivion (Season 5 - Episode 7)

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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 95 votes.

Flashpoint - S4E8

#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 93 votes.

Flashpoint - S5E4

#13 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 109 votes.

Flashpoint - S4E11

#12 - Wild Card (Season 4 - Episode 11)


An armed robbery exposes a mother’s double life, while Ed gambles with his own safety and a promise he made to his family.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 78 votes.

Flashpoint - S4E12

#11 - A New Life (Season 4 - Episode 12)

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.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 81 votes.

Flashpoint - S4E13

#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 79 votes.

Flashpoint - S4E17

#9 - Priority of Life (Season 4 - Episode 17)

Dr. Toth confronts Parker with devastating news; Team One responds to a break-in at a bio-lab across town.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 94 votes.

Flashpoint - S5E1

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 126 votes.

Flashpoint - S5E11

#7 - Fit for Duty (Season 5 - Episode 11)

A tragic shooting on a city ferry forces Ed to confront his deepest fears – and threatens to tear Team One apart.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 103 votes.

Flashpoint - S2E14

#6 - One Wrong Move (Season 2 - Episode 14)


A wave of terrorist bombs shuts down the city, pushing Team One to the limit and putting one of their own on the line.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 81 votes.

Flashpoint - S3E7

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 78 votes.

Flashpoint - S3E6

#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.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 90 votes.

Flashpoint - S4E15

#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.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 94 votes.

Flashpoint - S5E12

#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.

The episode was rated 8.81 from 120 votes.

Flashpoint - S5E13

#1 - Keep the Peace (2) (Season 5 - Episode 13)

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 episode was rated 9.00 from 120 votes.

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