Go inside the murky world of the international drug trade. From the creator of Da Vinci’s Inquest, this award-winning Canadian crime drama travels from Vancouver’s mean streets to its high-rise offices. Ian Tracey is kingpin Jimmy Reardon, Klea Scott his handler in a series that has been compared to HBO’s The Wire. “Superbly crafted”Globe and Mail.More titles from Acorn Media
Intelligence: The Pilot
Mary Spalding, head of Vancouver’s Organized Crime Unit, eyes a promotion to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Her subordinate, Ted Altman, tries to undermine her chances but commits a disastrous blunder. Crime boss Jimmy Reardon comes into possession of potentially damaging OCU files, and the repercussions affect his family.
Where Good Men Die Like Dogs
As a price war looms with the Disciples, Jimmy tries to decide what to do about Bill, the grower who lost an entire crop in a suspicious security lapse. Mary meets with Roger Deakinsher rival for head of CSIS’s Asia-Pacific divisionand learns of dangerous enemies inside her own office.
A Champagne Payday
As Jimmy interviews new suppliers, his brother Michael undertakes a side business of his ownrunning weed to the Statesand encounters big problems. In an effort to infiltrate the Reardon empire, Mary recruits Tina from Katarina’s escort service to become a stripper at the Chickadee.
Don’t Break Your Brother’s Heart
Even as she takes steps to deal with the mole in her wire room, Mary makes an important presentation that she hopes will cement her promotion to CSIS. Back at the Chickadee, Ronnie becomes increasingly concerned about Michael’s erratic behavior and urges him to enter rehab.
Jimmy’s Got a Money Machine
Jimmy runs into trouble stocking and operating the bank machines that he has been using to launder money. Worrying as much about her own agents as about the bad guys, Mary learns that the OCU mole has a girlfriend whose brother works for a Chinese crime syndicate.
Where There’s One, There’s Another
After Randy Bingham visits the Chickadee, Jimmy weighs whether to get involved in the stockbroker’s gun-running scheme. Mary pressures Jimmy to go in even deeper with Bingham. She also confronts Lee Ching, the mole in her wire room, and learns of a Chinese dissident marked for assassination.
Mary aims to tie the OCU mole to the tail of her rival, Deakins. However, as she and Martin watch, the mole gets a visit that changes Mary’s plans completely. While running cash for the Reardon bank machines, Michael has an encounter with a pair of unidentified assailants.
Love and War
The execution of the mole on Mary’s watch could kill any hope of her promotion, and she suspects a leak high in OCU or CSIS. Despite pressure from inside his organization, Jimmy resists going to war with the Disciples, preferring to wait for hard evidence against them.
Clean and Simple
Jimmy and Ronnie enlist their Vietnamese partners, Phan and East Side Johnny, to jack one of the Disciples’ couriers, but the plan goes horribly awry. Refusing to turn over the names of her informants to CSIS until she finds out who "ratted on her rat," Mary plans to apply serious pressure in Ottawa.
Winston’s foolhardy behavior at a traffic stop leads Jimmy and Ronnie to question their new supplier’s judgment. Mary persuades Deakins to delay his resignation while she investigates leaks higher up the ladder, for which she enlists Ted’s help. Meanwhile, new evidence emerges about Colin’s shooting, implicating the Disciples.
The Reardons seek to expand their enterprises, with Mike looking to buy a nightclub and Jimmy eyeing an offshore bank. Mary offers Randy Bingham protectioneven though she seems to know more about his gun-running operation than he does.
Not a Nice Boy!
The DEA busts Alex, Jimmy’s stateside distributor, and proceeds to bait a trap. But, anticipating a rich retirement for himself and a promotion for both Mary and Ted, Deakins advises Ted to call off the Reardon sting. Meanwhile, Jimmy tests Francine’s courage under pressure.
Dante drives away from the Chickadee with a prisoner in the back seatEast Side Johnny, the Vietnamese shooter who killed the Disciples’ courier. Fearing the worst, Jimmy and Ronnie tear off in pursuit. Using Katarina’s wiles, Mary collects hard evidence on Royden before the axe falls on her.
Down but Not Out
With his life at risk, Jimmy marshals all of his resources to learn the name of the OCU officer threatening to out him as an informant. And with her job on the line, Mary devises a last-ditch scheme to eliminate Royden. Meanwhile, Jimmy and his family head toward Seattle, directly into the DEA’s trap.
A Man Escapes
Following the blowup of a Seattle sting engineered by OCU Inspector Ted Altman and U.S. DEA agent George Williams, Jimmy Reardon goes on the lam. Back in Vancouver, Mary Spalding fights to control an investigation into the murder of an American mole before it derails her promotion.
A Man Is Framed
With Jimmy at a secluded island hideaway, his right hand man and his lawyer try to remedy their cash flow problems, even as tensions with rival Dante escalate. The DEA’s Williams builds a case to pin the Seattle fiasco on Jimmyprovided Jimmy’s gun doesn’t turn up.
A Man Underground
Now hiding at the Chickadee, Jimmy gets his business in order and prepares to leave Canadaperhaps forever. When ballistics evidence seems to exonerate Jimmy in the Seattle killings and Mary secretly arranges to interview the DEA’s hospitalized informant, the pressure intensifies on the embattled Williams.
A Man and a Woman Betrayed
Jimmy maneuvers quickly to ensure a steady supply of product for his markets and to save his offshore bank deal. Mary feels conflicted when the defense department asks her to intervene with a former school friend, now a reporter who’s about to break a potentially embarrassing story.
Love and Conspiracy
After a supplier sells to the competition, Jimmy engineers a complex plot to punish him. Meanwhile, a police informant learns of an incipient DEA attempt to kidnap Jimmy. At the request of the inspector general, Mary investigates a Chinese dissident involved in a homosexual affair with a married cabinet minister.
Something in the Air
Learning that the mysterious Blackmire Group’s tendrils reach far beyond tax evasion, Mary recruits Julianna, one of Katarina’s call girls, to seduce Blackmire’s chairman, George Browne. Feeling the heat both from DEA agent Nick Jordan and from the Canadian attorney general’s office, Jimmy considers fleeing the country.
A Sweetheart Deal with the Devil
Caught between two imminent threatsa kidnapping plot by rogue DEA agents and possible arrest and extradition by Canadian authoritiesJimmy strikes a desperate deal with Mary. But are the DEA agents really who they claim to be? In the Blackmire investigation, Julianna exceeds all expectations in getting close to Browne.
Flipping the Script
The arrival of American dealers on the streets of Vancouver threatens the stability of the city’s drug market. Mary enlists Jimmy’s help to avert chaos. Meanwhile, Julianna’s relationship with Browne deepens, reaping rich rewards for CSIS. But she begins to take risks that Mary considers reckless.
A Woman Inside
As Dante’s lieutenant becomes the first victim in an impending turf war, Jimmy tries to broker an alliance between Dante’s Disciples and Phan’s Vietnamese. With the CIA urging Mary to back off Blackmire, she, Martin, and Ted concoct a daring plan to make CSIS a major player in international intel.
The Heat Is On
Ted uncovers background on Nick Jordan, revealing the Americans’ true intentions and suggesting dire consequences for law enforcement and Vancouver’s drug lords. At CSIS, Mary gets a visit from a CIA agent who proposes turning Julianna into an agency informant and removing her from Mary’s control.
A Dark Alliance
After a tense face-to-face meeting with the American crew, Jimmy implements a strategy to freeze them out of the Vancouver weed market. Upon learning that Blackmire is actually a CIA front, Mary faces a dilemma about how to proceed. Her decision becomes even more difficult when Julianna starts to crack under pressure.
We Were Here Now We Disappear
Nathan Cleary of Special Investigations insists on meeting CSIS’s Blackmire informant, setting in motion a chain of events that jeopardizes Julianna’s life. Meanwhile, Jimmy leads the local Vancouver traffickers in putting up a united front against the American interlopers, and the long-feared bloodbath erupts on the streets.
"Compulsively watchable"The New York Times
"Best Canadian crime drama I’ve ever seen."The Film Cynics
"The smartest, most ambitious crime drama ever made in Canada"The Film Cynics
"Fans of The Wire will love it."CrimeSpree Cinema
"Tight storytelling and fantastic performances"DVD Talk
"Smartly written"MSN Entertainment
"In a dozen episodes you get all that The Wire and The Sopranos offered"Santa Monica Daily Press
"Combining the crime family drama of The Sopranos with the sophisticated intrigue of The Wire, this critically acclaimed series spins a dark, daringly complex narrative web that ranks it among television’s best."Fort Bend Star
"I can't recommend Intelligence strongly enough. In just two seasons, Intelligence has earned a special place in my collection as a show that will be watched again whenever I need to remind myself what good television is."CrimeSpree Cinema
"Meticulously scripted, Intelligence is the kind of ambitious, complex adult crime drama that garners critical plaudits and a fiercely loyal fan base"Blogcritics Magazine
"A replacement for 'The Wire'…gorgeously gritty"San Jose Mercury News
Gemini Award Nomination for Best Television Movie (2006)
Gemini Award Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (Ian Tracey, 2006)
Gemini Award Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (Klea Scott, 2006)
Gemini Award Nomination for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (2006)
Gemini Award Nomination for Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (2006)