I figured that while I'm trying to get canon uploaded I'd link to some YouTube clips. Because, really. But first, a brief summary of due South
Constable Benton Fraser's father, famous Mountie Robert Fraser, is murdered by a hitman posing as an American dentist. Fraser tracks the hitman down when he travels to Chicago (with the help of Detective Ray Vecchio)! He finds out that the hitman was hired to off his father because Fraser, Sr. had discovered a plot by the government to flood Canadian wilderness (damaging countless things) because of a nearby dam's incapability of supporting the water it needed to hold -- so Fraser, Sr. was murderinated. Fraser finds all of this out and implicates a good load of government officials and higher-ups in this plot, and because of this everyone figures that it's better that Fraser stays
in Chicago, attached as liaison to the Chicago Police Department for the Canadian Consulate.
Ray Vecchio is a streetwise Italian detective who's fast-talking and abrasive. He dresses in Armani and is smooth
. At the beginning of the third season he also disappears undercover to assume the role of Armando Languistini, a recently deceased mafiaso who Ray bears a resemblance to. In order to aid his work, Ray needs to be replaced back in Chicago.
Enter Ray Kowalski. Before I go anywhere else, I would like to point something out: this
is Ray Vecchio. This
is Ray Kowalski. Now try to wrap your mind around the fact that RayK is supposed to be RayV. Exactly
. Welcome to due South, population: WTF.
Ray Kowalski has his own set of issues. Ha ha. Oh Ray. I won't even touch that. His player can write a 15-page essay on his issues, and I'll write a 15-page essay on Fraser's daddy/woman issues, and it will be awesome
So basically Fraser works with his best bud RayV, who turns into RayK who also becomes his best bud, and the series ends with Fraser and RayK dogsledding off into the sunset together. I'm serious. It's maybe the best thing I've ever seen ever. Also, Fraser has his deaf half-wolf Diefenbaker, his dead dad who haunts him and lives in his closet, and the rest of the cast there for the show. It's a fun thing.CLIPS!
Firstly, blooper reel
. From the last two seasons, it documents the cast of due South
being idiots. And also devotes an entire section to RayK and Fraser's big gay love. Oh, due South
. I love you.Fraser meets "Ray Vecchio".
Has no idea what's going on. Where did his Italian go? D:Fraser and RayK play poker for air.
"Once again, crowded home." "House." "Crowded house." "...full house." "Full house, full house."RayK and Turnbull fight about curling.
"Hey, you're empty-handed." "But I am not empty-trousered."Fraser sings sea chanties.
I can't spell chanteys. Er. Paul Gross owns my soul.
Finally, a RayV clip
! Fraser is paralyzed. RayV is carrying him. Fraser is... singing. Just. Yes.Buck Frobisher, the renowned Mountie who carries a passing resemblance to the actor Leslie Nielson, gives a... very rousing speech.
"Our names will be as like... household names!"RayK and RayV confront each other.
Testosterone abounds. They bond over... mocking Fraser. A++, boys....RayK has issues.
So RayV shows back up and RayK realizes that he... is no longer Ray Vecchio. And then he has this talk with Thatcher. And... oh, Ray.And Fraser and RayK ride off into the sunset.
The end. ♥
Alsoalso, there is a place to download dS episodes online but it's one of those supersekrit "don't tell anyone in public" places, so if you're at all interested? IM me at transfiguratio, reply here with your email address, or PM me in the chan (under Fraser, Mac, Wolfram, or Aziraphale).