In what has quickly become a spring tradition, Private Eyesâ€”Global’s fun detective drama starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampsonâ€”returns for a third season of 12 new instalments beginning this Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
When we last left the duo, things were looking grim. Conned into stealing sensitive government intelligence, Angie Everett (Sampson) ended up behind bars. Now it’s up to Matt Shade (Priestley) and their assistant, Zoe Chow (Samantha Wan), to prove Angie’s innocence.
Here is the official episode synopsis for “Catch Me If You Con,” written by Alan McCullough and directed by Shawn Piller:
In the aftermath of Angieâ€™s incarceration, Shade and Angie must risk everything to recover the stolen hard drive and clear Angieâ€™s name. Their hunt leads them to a lavish museum gala where a priceless ancient artefact is on display.
And here are a few more hints from me after watching a screener.
Jann Arden appears
The hottest commodity in Canadian television at the momentâ€”guest-starring on Wynnona Earp and headlining her own series, Jannâ€”Jann Arden plays Loretta. The cell block boss isn’t happy a high-profile inmate like Angie is on her turf. That causes, um, problems. As an aside, I love trying to locate where Toronto-set shows have filmed. When it comes to the exterior views of the prison Angie is in, the show chose the stately R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant.
Laura Vandervoort and Colin Ferguson return
The pair who set Angie up in the first place, Dana and Dominik, have skipped off leaving no trace of evidence to connect them with the hard drive. Saving Angie and getting the hard drive back is going to be tough.
Lucas Bryant drops by
Agent Ellis won’t drop his case until the hard drive has been handed to him, adding more pressure to Shade, Angie and Zoe’s task. Eagle-eyed Haven fans will, of course, recall Bryant, Priestley and Ferguson all appeared on that show together, which was executive-produced by Shawn Piller, Private Eyes‘ executive producer and sometime director. Also, Killjoys fans should look for Sean Baek; he plays a securityÂ expert who may have had his laptop stolen by Dana.
Zoe goes undercover
Samantha Wan always injects the perfect amount of hand-waving comic relief, especially when she’s in the field. Wednesday’s episode gives her the opportunity for more antics, especially when she goes undercover as Zoe Von Furstenberg … something … something.
Private Eyes airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
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