Recap: Due South S 1 E 19 Heaven And Earth
The ingredients are all straightforward enough: a girl is kidnapped; her wealthy father wants to move heaven and earth to find her; a homeless man seems to have guilty knowledge, but is actually psychic.
But Garrett—the clairvoyant vagrant—is not lyrically crazy, like, say, River Tam of Firefly
, but absolutely devastated by his years of enduring visions and other manifestations of people's psychic pain. He isn't unstable, he is shattered
That super-rational Fraser even believes him may seem
odd, but Fraser has always been warmly humanistic as well as logical and observant; a trait that here sets him against Vecchio and, even more so, against Agents Ford and Deeter, two arrogant FBI agents sent to find the missing girl.
Includes a car chase scene that is made completely awesome
by being set to the Tragically Hip's "At the Hundredth Meridian".
At the very end, we see Fraser's first serious ethical lapse (eavesdropping on Ray and Fran), followed shortly by the first crack in his ironclad self-control (kicking the water fountain).