Cardinal struggles to right past wrongs that could derail his investigation and end his career, as the case grows more violent and twisted, and the clock ticks down on the killer's next victim.
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 John Cardinal (8 episodes, 2017-2019)
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 Noelle Dyson (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Det. Jerry Commanda (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Catherine Cardinal (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Josh (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Detective McLeod (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Constable K. Fox (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Detective Hannam (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Lise Delorme (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Edie Soames (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Malcolm Musgrave (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Keith (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Eric Fraser (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Dorothy Pine (4 episodes, 2017)
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Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, currently in production for a scheduled debut on CTV in the 2016-17. An adaptation of Giles Blunt's award-winning mystery novel Forty Words for Sorrow, the series stars Billy Campbell as John Cardinal and Karine Vanasse as Lise Delorme, detectives investigating the murder of a young girl.

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The show is filmed in the future. On episode 5 ("Keith), when Lise is watching surveillance footage of a Motel security camera, the date stamp is of March 17, 2017, when the show aired on Feb 25th, 2017. See more »

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Canada does Scandi....pretty well.SPOILERS

Highly intriguing first episode, with a lot of Scandi vibes. Ominous music score, vast cold open spaces, lots of torches used, missing kids and an apparent clash of the sexes between Det.John Cardinal and his unwanted new assistant, Delorme whom he fobs off by giving her some B&E cases to occupy her while he tackles the more exciting homicide work. Apparently very routine but wait...is John Cardinal a dirty cop ? We discover that he is being discreetly investigated and suspected of being in cahoots with a local drug lord and...his innocent new assistant is a police snoop, planted to keep an eye on him. The main crime story is about missing children (reminiscent of The Killing) with searches in dark cold uncomfortable places where the need for torches is paramount. A very well directed and acted episode and having the transparently honest upright good guy Billy Campbell as a "dirty cop" is inspired casting. Karine Vanasse as his assistant Delorme catches the eye too. There are other subplots, mainly a spate of burglaries which look like an unconnected open-and-shut case, at this time..but are they. I have high hopes for this one


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