The Border/Pockets of Vulnerability

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Pockets of Vulnerability
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate January 7, 2008
Written by Janet MacLean
Directed by John Fawcett
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Pockets of Vulnerability is the first episode of the first season of The Border.

Starring: James McGowan (Mike Kessler), Nigel Bennett (Andrew Mannering), Graham Abbey (Gray Jackson), Jonas Chernick (Hieronymous Slade), Jim Codrington (Darnell Williams), Nazneen Contractor (Layla Hourani), Mark Wilson (Al "Moose" Lipinsky), Debra Lynne McCabe (Yvonne Castle), Ted Atherton (Holland), Sarah Gadon (Zoe Kessler), Damon D'Oliveira (Aram Al-Qir), Hrant Alianak (Sharif Assad)

and Catherine Disher (Maggie Norton)

Additional Cast: Anousha Alamian (Tariq Haddad), Sevag Sagherian (Nizar Karim), Athena Karkanis (Salah Karim), Damon D'Oliveira (Aram Al-Qir), Farnaz Behaeen (Amir Karim), Sarah Gadon (Zoe Kessler), Marvin Karon (Mr. Henderson), Garen Boyajian (Asif Kafeel), Hrant Alianak (Sharif Assad), George Ghali (Imam Rajab), Norris Yacoub (Frankie Ahmad), Kate Wheeler (News Reporter), Mark Robertson (News Anchor), Nikita Ramadahani (Muslim Girl), Stephane Julien (Stunt Gray Jackson), Mathieu Ledoux (Stunt Tariq/Frankie)


Plot Overview


  • In Memory of
Lindalee Tracey


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • Maher Arar: Aram Al-Qir's case is effectively the one of Maher Arar. On September 26, 2002, Syrian-born Canadian citizen Maher Arar was detained during a stopover in New York by US immigration officials, who were acting on false information from the RCMP. He was then deported to Syria, where he was held in solitary confinement and subjected to torture until his release after a year. A public enquiry in Canada eventually cleared Arar of any terrorist activities.

Memorable Moments