Recap / Due South S 3 E 09 Dead Guy Running

Fraser and Kowalski discover a body that has been walled up in the police station, and Vecchio is the obvious suspect.

Tropes featured include:

  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Frannie initially believes that Ray was guilty of the murder, since he caught the dead guy trying to rape her shortly before his disappearance.
  • One of Our Own: The real Ray Vecchio is a suspect in the central murder. An interesting example of this trope for two reasons: David Marciano (RayV) never actually appears in the episode, and only three of his colleagues (Fraser, RayK, and Frannie) ever actually know that he was a suspect at all.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In a rare departure from his usual by-the-book attitude and trust in his superiors, Fraser chooses not to let on to Welsh that he found a body in the police station, due to the fact that RayV would be the obvious prime suspect.