Recap / Due South S 1 E 07 Chicago Holiday Part 1

Fraser has to "babysit" a Canadian diplomat's 16 year old daughter, but she wants to break free of her restrictive lifestyle and experience life. Meanwhile, a criminal has been killed and Ray and his colleagues are trying to find a list that he kept which will permit someone new taking over his criminal activity.


  • Call-Back: Fraser once again tips a taxi driver in Canadian money. This time, the driver replies that he's not Canadian and refuses to accept it.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Fraser sees people walking into the club in latex fetish gear, and assumes that it is some sort of costume party.
  • Contrived Coincidence: The list/matchbook's adventures
  • Ditch the Bodyguards: Christina is tired of being treated like a child (ignoring for the moment that she is still a child) and repeatedly evades Fraser so she can go places she isn't supposed to go.
  • Klingon Promotion: A mob boss is killed by one of his lieutenants, who takes his list of sellers and buys. Much of the plot hinges on various parties seeking to get the matchbook the list is printed on, with various unwitting bystanders carrying it around.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: A Chicago cop goes undercover at a BDSM nightclub wearing a latex fetish police uniform. A latex fetish RCMP uniform, to be exact.
  • Hometown Nickname: Christina refers to Fraser as "Chicago".
  • Hypocritical Humor: Aforementioned cop in a red latex Mountie fetish outfit refers to Fraser as "Red".
  • I Can Explain: Fraser agrees to let Christina go to one nightclub, under his supervision. The club ends up being subject to a police raid, with both Fraser and Christina being arrested.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Christina
  • MacGuffin: The matchbook. If you pay attention, the kindly old housekeeper at the hotel who picks it up and tosses it in the garbage is named Mrs. MacGuffin.
  • Missing Mom: Christina's mother passed away several years earlier. Her father admits that despite his best attempts, he's not nearly as good at connecting with his daughter as her mother was.
  • Never My Fault: Inverted. Christina gets upset when Fraser falls on his sword (metaphorically) rather than let her get in trouble for her own actions.
  • Papa Wolf: After Christina and Fraser are arrested at the nightclub, her father is furious. His anger is dissipated somewhat when Fraser, rather than try to defend his actions or explain that it was Christina's idea, hands him a written statement taking full responsibility for the incident.
  • Take That!: Christina complains that the American Ambassador's son kept stepping on her feet, making it a very painful experience for her. Fraser notes that dancing with the Americans usually is painful.
  • Tap on the Head: Janice DeLuca smashes a bottle over Eddie's head, and takes the matchbook without knowing what's in it.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Christina. Girl cannot sit still or do what she is told.
  • Underdressed for the Occasion: Fraser did not know the event he was going to meet Christina at was a formal event, and has to call Ray to bring him the right accoutrements to bring his uniform up to the dress code.