For some reason I watched an episode of S1 The Killing the other day, and I still have a tough time matching the actor who plays Darren Richmond to John Cardinal. I know they make him look extra-worn, but still. I guess the beard does a lot.
I wasn't sure if Cardinal saw Delorme with the Kelly-phone when they were at the gas station. He holds it up at the morgue, not unlike the way he calls attention to Delorme's vehicle later in the episode, indicating he saw it at the casino.
Seeing Cardinal with Kelly was nice - he seems so much younger around her. I don't know how he and Lise kept their massive parkas on in Toronto. It'd be sooooo hot!
Kelly: You should start running again?
Cardinal: [puts hands to stomach] Why?
Kelly: Because you like it.
I like how you can see Cardinal slowly warming to Delorme - he recognises she is good at her job.
McLeod is eating in every episode, I think.
Josh and Cardinal meeting was hilarious, you can see Cardinal thinking wtf. I laughed so hard at this exchange:
Cardinal: You're a chef?
Josh: No no no no - a hydrologist.
That RCMP guy is skeevy, he's got blinders on. Delorme is already a better police officer. I like how the Mounties are called Horsemen in the novels. I don't know any law enforcement people who call them that, but we don't usually have RCMP where I live, so...
I like how Keith sensed something was wrong with the girl at the bar, and declined to go with her. Didn't help much, but at least he listened to his Spidey sense the first time.