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Whistler

MAIN CAST:
Jesse Moss:Quinn McKaye
Amanda Crew:Carrie Miller
Adam Harrington:Ryan McKaye
Holly Elissa:Nicole Miller
Ingrid Kavelaars:Jen McKaye
Christopher Shyer:Adrien Varland
David Paetkau:Beck McKaye
Nicholas Lea:Ethan McKaye
Brendan Penny:AJ Varland
Tamara Hope:Leah Hutton
Tommy Lioutas:John Griffin
Diego Klattenhoff:Derek Brooks
Kim Hawthorne:Jada Temple
 

SUMMARY

Set in the ice cold slopes of the ski resort in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Whistler is a fast-pased drama/thriller about the strange accidental death of professional snowboarder Beck MacKaye (David Paetkau, LAX, Final Destination 2 ). Beck MacKaye is just returning from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, in which he wins a gold medal. Friends and family are shocked about the mysterious death of MacKaye because of the experience that he had on the slopes.

The secret-keeping locals are the only ones who can answer the terrifying truth of, "what secrets lie beneath the snow?" Even MacKaye's friends and family all have their share of dirty laundry and juicy secrets to try to hide. Beck's brother, Quinn (Jesse Moss, Ginger Snaps) must try to solve the mystery of Beck's death. He will find out the truth, which might be more than he can handle of the biggest secret in Whistler.

"Whistler" stars David Paetkau, Nicholas Lea, Jesse Moss, Amanda Crew, Brendan Penny, Haley Beauchamp, Holly Dingard, Adam Harrington, Ingrid Kavelaars, and Chris Shyer.

EPISODE GUIDE
1.01 - Fallen Beck MacKaye is just returning from the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, and will be found dead in his hometown of Whistler, British Columbia. Beck had been snowboarding in a local ski resort and, supposedly, he had an accident and died. Beck's friends and family are shocked when they find out only because Beck is an extremely experienced snowboarding athelete. Beck's friends and family must ban together and try to find out the terrifying truth of "What really lies beneath the snow".

First aired: 30 June 2006
Writer: Kelly Senecal
Director: John Fawcett
Guest star: Brandy Ledford (Shelby Varland) , Andrew Fallows (Steve), Nicole McKay (Amber Maitland)
 
1.02 - Out of the Shadows Quinn attempts to learn more about his brother's life by befriending A.J.

First aired: 7 July 2006
Writer: Kelly Senecal
Director: John Fawcett
Guest star: Brandy Ledford (Shelby Varland) , Andrew Fallows (Steve), Nicole McKay (Amber Maitland)
 
1.03 - Coming Together, Coming Apart   Quinn enlists his uncle Ryan's help in investigating Beck's death and discovers another clue to his brother's involvement in blackmailing someone with close ties to his future.

First aired: 14 July 2006
Writer: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Director: Grant Harvey
Guest star: Kandyse McClure (Lisa), Brandy Ledford (Shelby Varland) , Christine Chatelain (Barbara Newman), Andrew Fallows (Steve Newman)
 
1.04 - Lies and Whispers Quinn suspects his uncle knows more than he's saying about Beck's involvement in the blackmail scheme. Quinn suspects Carrie Miller, Beck's girlfriend as the murderer but soon finds that she knows more than he does.

First aired: 21 July 2006
Writer: Alison Lea Bingeman
Director: Grant Harvey
Guest star: Jennifer Mawhinney (Natalie Chaidez), Sean Devine (Mack), Anthony Towe (Mr. Leung), Valerie Tian (Kimmy)
 
1.05 - The Burden of Truth The McKayes know that Varland's ad campaign using Beck's image is not going away, so Ethan decides to take some action to combat his feelings toward Adrien. Jen, who doesn't totally agree with Ethan's course of action, is nonetheless eased somewhat by a visit from an old friend, Adam Lawson. However, that feeling of ease may be short lived. One forgotten person who has been negatively affected by Beck's death and Varland's ad campaign is AJ, only one person who can see that affect and can and does offer some sympathy. With Feeney's help, Quinn discovers who the recipient of the $50,000 blackmail money was. Quinn does question Ryan's action in deleting any of that direct information from Beck's computer. But in finding out the whole story, Quinn may get himself into some trouble. And Ryan and Nicole's relationship hits a bump with the return of VIP guest Melina Sarris, who Ryan has had a sexual relationship with in the past on her visits and who gets whatever she wants.
- Written by Huggo on IMDB.com

First aired: 28 July 2006
Writer: Russ Cochrane
Director: James Dunnison
Guest star: Chelah Horsdal (Janet), Steven Cree Molison (Wayne Bender), Parker Jay (Eric), Jessica Harmon (Danni Bender), Venus Terzo (Melina Sarris), Steve Bacic (Adam Lawson)
 
1.06 - Will the Real Beck...? Ethan being preoccupied with a work issue - someone seemingly trying to buy out all their distributors - leaves Jen feeling increasingly isolated. She turns to Adam, unaware that he may not turn off the reporter side of himself, especially as he is asking questions of others which may lead to a sensational story about Beck. Quinn, conversely, doesn't want to talk to Adam at all, especially with the increasing knowledge he has of some unsavory aspects to Beck's life. Carrie has offered AJ a place to crash temporarily as he seems to be grasping at straws to make ends meet while he sleeps in his car. Quinn tries to be all right with Carrie's decision, while Carrie struggles with her growing attraction to AJ. The misunderstanding about his current relationship with Melina Sarris was just the first issue making Nicole feel uncomfortable with her relationship with Ryan. She begins to see his job as the resort's "cleaner", she getting caught up in the lies he tells guests for their comfort, with which she struggles, especially as it relates to Ryan as a human being in her personal life.
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First aired: 4 August 2006
Writer: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
Director: James Dunnison
Guest star: Kandyse McClure (Lisa), Brandy Ledford (Shelby Varland) , Chelah Horsdal (Janet), Cameron McDonald (Dwight), Russell Porter (Tim), Steve Bacic (Adam Lawson)
 
1.07 - In the Air Jen and Ethan are drifting farther apart, which is not helped by some news from Adam. While Jen turns to Adam, Lisa is there for Ethan. Beck's ghost counsels Quinn about moving on with his life in pursuing the opposite sex. Excluding Carrie who seems to be hanging out more and more with AJ, the options include Kristina Brody, who was always after Beck and may only want Quinn because he is Beck's "silver medalist", and Isabelle, a waitress at a coffee shop he has been frequenting. What Quinn decides to do is based partly on his belief that Beck committed suicide. With his own executive assistant away, Adrien asks Nicole to accompany him on a several day business trip to West Virginia, a move which Ryan believes is solely for Adrien to get closer to her. However, several people take advantage of both Adrien and Nicole's absence. AJ continues to have problems, the biggest being that he owes several thousand dollars to his drug dealers, who are a little less accommodating now that he has been cut off by Adrien. Carrie has to decide whether to trust AJ in this matter of money. And Shelby, who has been cut off by Adrien while he is away, has to figure out a way to continue to lead the life to which she is accustomed in light of her belief that Adrien knew about her and Beck's affair.
- Written by Huggo on IMDB.com

First aired: 11 August 2006
Writer: Russ Cochrane
Director: Rachel Talalay
Guest star: Kandyse McClure (Lisa), Brandy Ledford (Shelby Varland) , Jennifer Mawhinney (Natalie), Michaela Mann (Isabelle), Amber Borycki (Kristina Brody), Donnelly Rhodes (Daniel Wallace), Michael Adamthwaite (Thane Doogan), Steve Bacic (Adam Lawson)
 
1.08 - After the Fall Ethan, racked with guilt over his one night stand with Lisa, fires her. Carrie's relationship with A.J. goes south when she has to track him down to pay back the money she loaned him. A.J., cut off from his father's money, has been dealing drugs to earn cash. Unaware of his drug dealing, Jen invites A.J. to stay with the McKayes until he can get things straightened out with his father. Quinn's relationship with Isabelle heats up, but Carrie has a way of popping up and distracting him. Despite Ryan's warnings, Nicole is only too happy to take Adrien up on his offer to join him at a business party that turns out to have some very kinky overtones. Her aroused passions send her back into a surprised Ryan's arms for a one night stand.
- Written by Anonymous on IMDB.com

First aired: 18 August 2006
Writer: Alison Lea Bingeman
Director: Rachel Talalay
Guest star: Kandyse McClure (Lisa) , Michaela Mann (Isabelle), Michael Adamthwaite (Than Doogan)
 
1.09 - The Looks of Love Ethan firing Lisa to cover up their indiscretion backfires on him when Jen rehires her due to a short term staff shortage. Ethan has to decide how to handle the situation for his, Jen and Lisa's benefit. With his newfound bliss with Jen, Ethan has allowed Jen to offer their home to AJ as a place to stay for as long as he needs, which quietly irks Quinn. A move by AJ while the McKayes are away only solidifies Quinn's feelings. Initially a team of two with regular partner Feeney, Quinn assembles a team of four - adding Isabelle then Carrie - for Murphy's annual unofficial scavenger hunt. Quinn gets to see Isabelle in a different light, while Carrie finally comes to the realization that she has feelings for Quinn in seeing him together with Isabelle. Following their night together, Ryan and Nicole have different views of their personal relationship. Nicole's perspective is affected partly by Adrien involving her more and more into exciting aspects of his business life, which she does not recognize as his effort to get her into his personal life. And Adrien asks Ryan to have some difficult discussions in Adrien's land acquisition, namely with Ryan's old boss Justin Talbert who got Ryan his professional start in life in Whistler, and with Ethan.
- Written by Huggo on IMDB.com

First aired: 25 August 2006
Writer: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
Director: Grant Harvey
Guest star: Kandyse McClure (Lisa) , Lisa Bettany (Lynn), Adrian McMorran (Dillon), Michaela Mann (Isabelle), Christopher Heyerdahl (Justin Talbert)
 
1.10 - Gathering Clouds Melina Sarris' return to Whistler marks Adrien's closing in on the final stages of announcing his new resort. He has managed to buy a favor from local council which would make squeezing out Ethan and Jen from their tavern property a breeze. When Ryan finds out, he has to decide if blood is thicker than his career. Little does Adrien know that there may be other forces working behind the scenes against him. Melina's return also places a crimp in any immediate possibility for a Ryan/Nicole reconciliation. Nicole is facing issues of her own in dealing with new clients at the resort, while in reality Adrien has placed obstacles in her way to act the knight in shining armor who can solve all her problems. Ryan believes there is more to Shelby's absence than the presupposed reason of her being on a vacation. Feeney can see that Quinn is hesitant in his relationship with Isabelle because of Carrie, his continued attraction to Carrie he refuses to admit to himself. Carrie is miserable because of the issue with Quinn and Isabelle, although there is something else that is making her uncertain about her future. And AJ's route for self-sufficiency without Adrien's money may place him in a position way over his head.
- Written by Huggo on IMDB.com

First aired: 1 September 2006
Writer: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Director: Grant Harvey
Guest star: Brandy Ledford (Shelby Varland), John Mann (Kaliciak), Venus Terzo (Melina Sarris), Michaela Mann (Isabelle)
 
1.11 - Scratching the Surface Ethan and Jen's business problems increase when first Jen receives the official notification from the municipality that the property on which their business is located has been rezoned, and second their suppliers are being unresponsive, they unaware that the suppliers have been threatened by Adrien to cut off business with the McKayes or he will cut off buying from them himself. Now that he finds that all Adrien is planning on doing with Shelby is divorce her, Ryan turns his attention to finding out what illegal activities he may be involved with in paying off others with regard to his expansion, specifically as it relates to Ethan and Jen. Ryan requires Nicole's help, which, if she does agree, could cost her her job if Adrien finds out. Adrien may be too preoccupied with other more devastating issues to catch Ryan and Nicole digging into his affairs. After Carrie finds out from a third party that Quinn is attracted to her, she has to decide whether to tell him that those feelings are reciprocated, which is complicated by her being pregnant with Beck's child. And AJ's life continues to spiral downward, he not admitting to himself certain aspects of his problems.
- Written by Huggo on IMDB.com

First aired: 9 September 2006
Writer: Russ Cochrane
Director: Rachel Talalay
Guest star:
 
1.12 - Meltdown Ethan and Jen seriously consider Adrien's latest offer for their property, unaware that he may need them more than they need him. Because of what she learns about Adrien's past love life, Nicole takes a trip to Bellingham to deal with someone from her own past. After being knocked unconscious at the coroner's office, Ryan awakens in the office to find that the coroner has been murdered, unaware that Feeney saw him leave the office. After Quinn confronts him because of Feeney, Ryan has to decide what to do not only about the coroner's murder and being at the crime scene when it happened, but also about the coroner telling him that Beck's toxicology screen, in reality, showed high levels of drugs in his system at the time of death, which is contrary to the coroner's official report. With Quinn preoccupied with Ryan and Nicole away, Carrie is feeling alone in dealing with her pregnancy, about which only Quinn knows so far. And AJ saves a junkie named Kate from Dante. In spending time with Kate, AJ may get a more realistic picture about how far his life has descended.
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First aired: 15 September 2006
Writer: Alison Lea Bingeman
Director: Rachel Talalay
Guest star:
 
1.13 - Unearthed The shooting incident at the assistant coroner's house leads to the police releasing Ryan and reopening the case into Beck's death, including a move which may be painful for Ethan and Jen. Ryan's release still does not deal with what Adrien sees as Ryan's betrayal against him. Nicole learns about Carrie's pregnancy, which gives Carrie another shoulder on which to lean as she contemplates what to do about the baby. Nicole also confronts Adrien about what she found out in Bellingham. AJ is pursued by a couple of thugs, which leads to him being in a prison of a different kind. As he goes through his withdrawal, AJ has time to think about how to make what he believes the world right again. Shelby believes she has some leverage in dealing with Adrien concerning their divorce. All of these issues combined lead to the revelation of how Beck died, as well as the incorrect belief by some involved about how he died. But the revelation does not come without tragic consequences.
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First aired: 23 September 2006
Writer: Kelly Senecal
Director: Grant Harvey
Guest star:
 


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