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About CRACKED & Episode Guides

About CRACKED & Episode Guides

Cracked Premiered on CBC on January 08, 2013

About the Show:
CRACKED is a unique blend of a police and medical drama inspired by the real-life experiences of police officers and mental-health professionals. The hour-long series is a bold depiction of the psychological side of policing and the emotional impact on front-line workers. It's a fascinating yet affectionate exploration of all dimensions of human behavior.

CRACKED stars David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls, Private Practice) as Detective Aidan Black, a seasoned officer dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, and Stefanie von Pfetten (NCIS, Battlestar Galactica) as psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley, who leaves her prominent position at a downtown hospital to partner with the police. Black and Ridley are the lead team in a newly formed Psych Crimes Unit where they are joined by Poppy Wisnefski, a young cop cynical beyond her years played by Luisa D'Oliveira, and a compassionate psychiatric nurse, Leo Beckett, played by Dayo Ade. Together they combine police investigative skills and psychiatric insight to resolve crises and solve crimes.

The series reflects the reality that an overwhelming percentage of police calls involve people with mental illnesses or psychiatric disorders - people who cross all ages, incomes and ethnicities. The Psych Crimes Unit struggles to achieve balance between protecting the public from harm and protecting the dignity of all citizens ¬often at the expense of their own mental health.

CRACKED is created by writer Tracey Forbes (Flashpoint, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Toronto Emergency Task Force officer Calum de Hartog and is produced by White Pine Pictures in association with the CBC.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

David SutcliffeAidan Black
Stefanie Von PfettenDaniella Ridley
Luisa D'OliveiraPoppy Wisnefski
Dayo AdeLeo Beckett
Karen LeBlancDiane Caligra
Mayko NguyenElizabeth Liette

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Season 1

Episode 1: How the Light Gets In (Jan/08/2013)
Detective Aidan Black and Dr. Daniella Ridley team up to solve the murder of a young boy.

Episode 2: Fallen (Jan/15/2013)
The connection between a manic patient's hallucinations and a violent murder are investigated.

Episode 3: What We Can't See (Jan/22/2013)
When a bullied schoolgirl lashes out, Aidan and Daniella discover her bizarre family ties.

Episode 4: White Knight (Jan/29/2013)
Aidan develops a relationship with a woman rescued from a psychotic killer.

Episode 5: No Traveler Returns (Feb/05/2013)
A psychiatrist who is a witness in a murder trial is the victim of assault.

Episode 6: Spirited Away (Feb/12/2013)
The team searches for the mother of an abandoned baby, discovering stories of motherhood and postpartum psychosis.

Episode 7: Rocket Man (Feb/19/2013)
A member of a feuding rock duo is murdered.

Episode 8: The Thump Parade (Feb/26/2013)
The team uses a hockey referee as an agent to catch a criminal and Leo assists with a murder investigation.

Episode 9: Cherry Blossoms (Mar/19/2013)
A high school girl's dramatic and macabre suicide leads the Psych Crimes team into the heartbreaking world of bullying, and the dark and tangled web of teen girl social dynamics.

Episode 10: Inquest (Mar/26/2013)
A witch-hunt against Aidan arises when a young boy accidentally dies.

Episode 11: Night Terrors (Apr/02/2013)
While hunting for a serial rapist with an odd fetish, Aiden and Daniella clash in the aftermath of the inquest.

Episode 12: Old Soldiers (Apr/09/2013)
A thief has a mid-robbery breakdown.

Episode 13: The Light in Black (Apr/16/2013)
Daniella and Aidan search for the killer of the husband of a human rights lawyer.



Season 2

Episode 1: Swans (Sep/30/2013)
The kidnapping of a female patient from a locked psychiatric ward by an unknown masked man, requires the help of a new psychiatrist.

Episode 2: The Price (Oct/07/2013)
A nightclub shooting leaves a rock band dead, Aidan and Clara interview a witness.

Episode 3: The Valley (Oct/14/2013)
When a schizophrenic young man is found murdered, Psych Crimes is called to a puzzling scene and a murder investigation becomes a quest to save a family.

Episode 4: Faces (Oct/21/2013)
When a shopkeeper is knifed in Kensington Market, Psych Crimes needs to help him overcome his unique illness – Face Blindness – to identify the attacker. Soon their investigation leads them to a place in which the roles of attacker and victim, and even their ideas of justice, are called into question

Episode 5: The Hold Out (Oct/28/2013)
When a bomb goes off in the home of an elderly paranoid man locked in a battle with a successful developer, Psych Crimes is called in to sort through conspiracy theories

Episode 6: Ghost Dance (Nov/04/2013)
Psych Crimes is called to investigate the brutal murder of an Aboriginal woman on a lonesome stretch of highway. Homicide already has a suspect in custody, but as the team begin to connect this case to others along the same highway, they develop a conflicting theory: there’s a serial killer on the loose.

Episode 7: Hideaway (Nov/18/2013)
The murder of a community health worker takes on a special meaning for Pysch Crimes, as the deceased is someone from Leo’s past, forcing him to confront his deepest regrets. Meanwhile, the investigation leads the team to discover an abused young woman who could be a victim, the perpetrator or both.

Episode 8: Voices (Nov/25/2013)
When the Property Manager at a seedy Parkdale tenement house winds up murdered, things take a strange turn when a resident with schizophrenia appears with the murder weapon, claiming the devil told him where it was. The team need to sort fact from delusion in their quest for the truth, a quest that leads deep into a terrifying nightmare.

contributed by codebreaker