Endgame

2011

Season 1

Episode 1 – Opening moves

Balagan’s first case is launched when Danni pleads with him to find a missing boy and, in a race against time, he enlists Sam and Alcina to help.

Written by Avrum Jacobson
Directed by David Frazee

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 2 – Turkish Hold’em

A daring robbery during a high-stakes poker game forces Hugo to ask Balagan for help, prompting the chess master to create his own complex plot to trap the culprit.

Written by Avrum Jacobson
Directed by David Frazee

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 3 – The caffeine hit

Hired by a desperate amnesiac, Balagan begins to unravel the man’s complicated identity while battling with Pippa over the investigation into his fiancée’s murder.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Jeremy Boxen
Directed by Anne Wheeler

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 4 – The other side of Summer

In order to help his former mentor on the police force, Hugo is forced to ask Balagan for help in solving a baffling decades -old cold case about a missing teenage girl.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Sarah Dodd
Directed by Anne Wheeler

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 5 – I killed her

BalA mysterious doctor tells Balagan that he is responsible for the murder of a woman found in the hotel pool during a Psychiatric Conference, drawing Balagan into a complex and dangerous game.

Written by Avrum Jacobson
Directed by James Head

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 6 – Fearful symmetry

Enlisted by a terrified family to help solve the inexplicable bombing of their car, Balagan is sidetracked by an unexpected match with a 16-year-old world chess champion.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Steve Cochrane
Directed by David Frazee

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 7 – Gorillas in our midst

Smitten by a beautiful Chinese cryptologist, Sam convinces Balagan to try to solve an intricate puzzle involving a vital secret and an attractive, conniving female journalist.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Katherine Collins
Directed by Rachel Talalay

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 8 – The white Queen

When the imperious heiress of the Huxley Hotel empire descends for an inspection, she coerces Balagan into helping her find her son, who has mysteriously disappeared.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Jeremy Boxen
Directed by Charles Binamé

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 9 – Huxely, we have a problem

A boisterous reunion between Balagan and his longtime buddy, a Russian cosmonaut, is interrupted when an aerospace engineer plunges to his death and Balagan’s friend is accused of the murder.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Graeme Manson
Directed by Anne Wheeler

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 10 – Bless this union

When the hotel safe is robbed during an extravagant Indian wedding celebration, the distraught couple asks Balagan to help recover their stolen gifts- but is it an inside job or the work of professionals?

Written by Avrum Jacobson & kate Melville
Directed by David Frazee

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 11 – Mr Black

Balagan is forced to match his chess skills against a computer when his anonymous online opponent reveals that he is playing for lethally high stakes – the lives of a group of innocent hostages.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Jeremy Boxen
Directed by James Head

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 12 – Polar opposites

A rock star rock star hires Balagan to find $200,000 stolen from him – a mystery that also involves colourful groupies, a missing polar bear, and the kidnapped grandmother of Danni’s estranged husband.

Written by Avrum Jacobson & Katherine Collins
Directed by Kari Skogland

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

Season 1

Episode 13 – Deadman talking

After Balagan investigates the sudden death of a hotel security guard, he is forced to face his worst nightmare.

Written by Avrum Jacobson
Directed by David Frazee

Unfortunately ‘Endgame’ was cancelled after 13 episodes.

Starring

Katharine Isabelle as Danni
Shawn Doyle as Arkady Balagan
Patrick Gallagher as Hugo Lum
Carmen Aguirre as Alcine Albeniz
Torrence Combs as Sam Besht

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