Jessica filmed this episode of Due South in February/March 1998 (see the March 28, 1998 news entry). The name of the episode is Hunting Season. Although Hunting Season wasn't originally aired in the United States during Due South's first run, TNT aired the episode when it aquired the exclusive rights in the Fall of 1998. The episode was first broadcast in the United States on December 10, 1998. This episode typically airs once every 3 months on TNT in the states.
Constable Maggie Mackenzie (Jessica Steen), on the trail of her husband's killers, ends up in Chicago. Needless to say, Fraser drops everything to help a fellow Mountie in need and takes her to the police to meet Stan, who develops a major crush on Maggie. Throughout the episode, Stan and Fraser vie for her attentions.
Their investigation brings them to the house of a suspect, who was arrested with the Torelly brothers (the murderers) for bank robbery. The suspect refuses to talk, but Maggie goes back later that night and gets an address out of him. This leads to a warehouse where the Torellys used to stay. However, Stan gets a phone call and it turns out that the man whom Maggie met with the previous evening is now dead. It doesn't help that Maggie takes off, which leaves everyone suspicious of her motives.
Meanwhile, a jealous Thatcher (who found Fraser and Maggie in the closet together - you must watch the episode to know why) has investigated the Mountie's record: she was suspended for resorting to violent means to discover the killers' identities.
Fraser and Stan discover that her husband (Casey) was also a bank robber in cahoots with the Torellsy. He was going to turn them in to Maggie, so they killed him. Fraser's duty is to apprehend Maggie, and he can't bring himself to do it, so Thatcher suspends him. Despite that, Fraser goes off to find the Mountie. Clues lead Fraser to a construction site where he finds the Torellys doing what they do best, robbing a bank. Maggie is also there, and manages to get a confession out of one of them.
Fraser and Maggie are re-instated, and all ends well.
is a photo taken on the set, of Jessica with Due South stars
Gordon Pinsent and Paul Gross. Special thanks to Colleen
Benson for letting me borrow the photo!
those Due South fans that are unfamiliar with Jessica Steen's previous
work, please check out the Filmography
page. You might also be interested to know that Jessica has worked
before with a few of Due South's stars and many of the guest stars that
have appeared on Due South at one time or another. Below are some images
from some of Jessica's past work where she worked with future Due South
cast members and co-stars.
Last update: April 26, 2001 3:51 AM