Bruce Gray as Adam Cunningham
A Fire alarm causes the trading floor to evacuate. Marty demands everyone return to work in order to sell a large block of shares he just got, and fires all of those who don't return. This of course ends up skrewing him the next day when half of his employees don't show up for work.
Sally is concerned that the SEC may uncover an impropriety at Gardner/Ross, now that her father is incarcerated. She orders Marty to cease any and all trades that might be considered immoral, or unethical, even though they are all legal. He refuses and demands she either fire him, or get off his floor.
Jack leaks a news story to the paper that Gardner/Ross is about to announce a major buyout deal. He sets forth to earn his pay by organizing a buyout of a smaller company, on behalf of a larger company. The only problem is that he has neither a buyer, nor seller. With only 4 days to go before the target date he must convince the owner of a large airline company to buy a new upstart company that has creaRead More
Sally is becoming extremely over cautious. With her Father still in the hospital, under arrest she'll stop at nothing to keep the image of the firm clean.
Adam's deal with BritRail didn't contain an out clause, when the price of the stock begins to plummet, Gardner/Ross is on the hook for a two million dollar loss. This of course puts Jack's deal in jeopardy when the company comes up short Jack is forced to take drastic measures and hire a legendary Derivatives trader Grant Janksy. After a difficult negotiation that saw Gardner/Ross shell out over 50 pounds of chocolate a week to Mr Jansky's habit, he agrees to come out of retirement.
Susannah discovers an inconsistency in the search warrant that allows Cedric to go free.
Marty covers his short positions in Navidyne, violating Sally's restricted list. An action that gets him in trouble, but ultimately saves the company from near bankruptcy.
Grant moves into his new office and begins his derivative trading that earns the firm enoughRead More
Gardner/Ross is in trouble. The Securities Commission is out for blood, and they're tearing the company apart with their questions. After the debacle that helped get Cedric acquitted, the Commission will stop at nothing, till they find something dirty inside the bank. Sally begins to look into her father's former indictment and discovers he was in fact guilty.
Jack has his day off, although you wouldn't know it. Between his phone ringing off the hook calling him for emergency meetings, and his father being moved from hospital to hospital for a series of tests, he hardly has any time to himself.
Meanwhile, A good trade from his near past, seems to point the finger at Marty. Adam decides to give the commission Marty in order to get them to stop sniffing around, but Sally refuses to allow him to become the sacrificial lamb. Sally strikes a deal with the Commission. She refuses to sign her father's shares back to him, and Cedric storms out in fury.
Jack's father is diagnosed with teRead More
Gardner/Ross' Trading floor is lacking without Marty, meanwhile, Marty is lacking without the Trading Floor.
Adam & Sally interview the other traders to Marty's temporary replacement. They seem unimpressed by most of them, and are shocked when they finally meet Grant Jansky.
Benny ends up with the job, but his inexperience with computers quickly becomes his Achilles heel, causing big timing problems. The problems are so apparent Adam even warns him to clean up his act, or he might be out of a job.
On the hostile takeover side Sally & Adam are preparing a hostile takeover of D'Arby Forest, putting their resource specialist Donald D'Arby into a very difficult position.
Anne finally starts to show some interest in Jack, as the two share lunch in her office. Jack's Father gets sicker. Jack refuses to go Benny's luck begins to improve after Marty, sick to death of his suspension, phones Benny with some information (violating SEC rules) He phones him the next day, and gives him more inRead More
The police interview Susannah's daughter, after she is dropped off at the firm by Susannah's stalker. She takes the day off which starts a series of bets as the traders try to figure out what's going on in her personal life. A bet which may not be far off. The strain of the stalker is starting to take its toll on Susannah's marriage, with her husband becoming more and more hostile towards her busy lifestyle.
Adam assigns Jack to manage a 10 million dollar IPO for an independent record label. Jack fears the deal is badly flawed. The company's future debt will soon exceed its IPO revenue by 3 to 1.
Adam talks to Jansky about hedging the IPO deal. He asks him to come up with a plan to make money off the money he plans on losing in the deal.
Sally buys a share of Millenia Construction, the stock the stalker is trying to get Susannah to recommend, in order to get the shareholder's list. She tracks down a broker she knows and tries to find out which of his clients is buying the stock.Read More
Marty returns to the trading floor, where he receives a warm reception, and a pair of golden handcuffs for him and his wife.
Frank is put in the hospital suffering from an ailment brought on by a new experimental cure for his cancer. The cancer is defeated, but the cure is in fact a virus that kills cancer. The virus has now mutatad, and is now killing him. He refuses to be put on an artificial respirator unless Jack agrees to give his sister her mother's wedding ring. He does not want to die without having her forgive him. Jack and him have a short conversation (the first one in the series where they don't fight) where he tells his father that he beat cancer and that he can beat this too the same way he beat everything, by fighting.
Chris Todson is elated that he has been able to nab a terrific curb side parking spot, now that his grandfather's will has been probated. Todson got the handicap sticker. His excitement however is overshadowed by the building superintendent calling tRead More
Gardner/Ross' recent financial woes are starting to take their toll. Benny, using his lip reading ability finds out GR is planing on laying off employees.
Grant enters the board room and asks if he is being let go, seeing as how he is the newest member of the firm. Sally tells him that in no uncertain terms his department is NOT being eliminated. This angers Grant, as he demands that he be entitled to equal consideration in the cutback process. He storms back into his ""office"" and programs his computer to lose as much money as possible. Unfortunately for him it backfires, and he makes more money than ever before.
D'Arby begins working with a new client who wants to build a UFO sanctuary on his land near Toronto. Jack tells him to drop the deal, saying it can't make any money, but worried for his job and desperate for deals, he asks Monica for help. Monica and D'Arby concoct a scheme to turn the sanctuary into a theme park.
Sally's deal with Roz Bitner for the Polar Pipeline takeRead More
Adam starts going' a little nuts as he tries to find the 'leak' within the firm. He begins taping all phone calls in and out of the firm, and he forces the traders to 'buddy up' to go through each others garbage in order to find the problem. He also tries to impose mandatory drug testing in an effort to find out which of his employees has a weakness that someone may have exploited. This of course is highly illegal, but Adam doesn't care. He announces, in order to catch a rat, you don't always need cheese. You just need to make them THINK you have cheese.
A new client comes to Jack & D'Arby in order to takeover a large German multinational corporation (Oberhagen) that sells everything from mouthwash to fertilizer. (like Proctor & Gamble, that type of thing) The client however has far more righteous motives than money in this one. Oberhagen manufactured a catalytic agent in the 40s to help speed up the decomposition of the bodies of concentration camp victims. The client's parenRead More
It seems we've come full circle. The board is holding a meeting to discus a new takeover offer by a major Canadian bank. This time however, Sally agrees to the terms. Jack is furious and announces he will quit if the deal goes through. The Trading floor is also unhappy with the proposed buyout. Todson remarks that he'll be voting against the takeover, but that it will likely do no good. The bank wants Adam, or Jack to stay on after the buyout, but Adam wants to leave. The buyer tells Adam that either he stays, or Jack stays, they don't care who.
A Vice President of a cosmetics company is attempting a hostile takeover of a company owned by her mother. As they reach the 9% limit of share ownership, they find someone ELSE has announced a takeover bid. Once again the possibility of a leak is brought up. In an effort to block the company from taking over before they do, Marty launches an offensive to buy the buyer.
In a meeting between Adam and Ian Dantzer, He attempts to lure himRead More
Ian Dancer gives the executive committee some tough news. They need to clean up their image before they go public.
Kathy promises to sue the firm for wrongful dismissal. Because Jack asked her to quit after the insider trading fiasco, she cannot collect unemployment. Jack refuses to write her a letter saying he fired her. If he does she can technically be arrested for insider trading, and the image of the firm will be badly hurt. Ian advises Jack to hire her back, knowing that any lawsuit would reveal the details of the insider trading, which could land all three of them in jail. Jack hires her back.
Susannah cannot sign a lockup deal with Gardner/Ross for fear of losing custody of her daughter. She is charged with the task of finding her own replacement. She calls Monica back in to ask her to join, but she seems less than enthusiastic about it. At the GR party Ian finds out about the firm trying to nab Monica as the new head of their Research department. Monica finds out Ian'Read More
Marty is enjoying his new position. As a publically traded company, he now has double the normal capital he used to have to invest. He uses his new power to inflate the share of a useless company, and makes a bundle at the same time.
Cedric returns to the company, he now owns more than 10% of the company shares making him the second largest shareholder after Sally. Adam puts a motion on the table to put him on the Executive board, but she opposes it.
Jack appoints D'Arby to keep his eye on Kathy, now that she's back at the firm, but his covert ops are anything but. During his snooping he accidentally finds a five year old file on a rubber recycling process. Five years ago, the process was unprofitable, the cost to produce virgin rubber was lower than the cost of recycling it. Now however, with a surge in prices, the process becomes once again, valuable. Kathy, realising she is being spied on, devises a plan to lure Jack into a trap by stealing a worthless file in plain view of DRead More
The same night he fires her, Cedric phones Sally and asks her and Jack to meet him and Adam in the middle of the street. Cedric tells Sally her place is back at the University, but she'll hear none of it. He warns her, telling her there are things she doesn't want to know about. She walks away to find Adam trying to woo Jack back to Gardner/Ross, he also turns him down. A car zips past Sally, Adam and Jack who are talking by Jack's limo, she notices the car is her fathers. They rush to Cedric who is lying on the ground, dead.
Back at the firm D'Arby finds Grant lying unconscious in a bathroom stall, he is taken to a psychiatric hospital. Adam is furious that Cedric left his entire estate, including his newly acquired shares to Sally. He begins saying he'll contest the will. Sally decides to form a new executive committee, and leaves Adam as head of the bank in order to prevent a fight.
One of Jack's clients rushes in telling him The Canadian Corporate Bank (CanCorp) has told hiRead More
After Jack unknowingly offends a Gulf State Prince, Adam tries to take control and fix the problem. Sally intervenes, and tells the pair to solve their own problems. Adam then takes a few days off and leaves Jack to find a way to apologize to the prince.
Marty finds a discrepancy in an annual report of a sleepy little stock that puts him in a position to make millions, but when no one else notices the problem he begins to worry. He phones in an anonymous tip to the OSC reporting the problem in order to cash in on his short positions.
Jack makes nice. Ayn and him attend a traditional dinner party at the Prince's house, Ayn with the Women, and Jack with the men, while D'Arby takes out the Prince's aid to a night at the ballet. Jack is worried that his bid for the deal was outdone by another British banker.
Meanwhile, back at Gardner/Ross D'Arby and the young aid get it on in his office.
Donald makes another mistake that almost costs the firm the deal, but instead it puts them in a nRead More
A shifty acquaintance of Jack's returns to call in a favor. He asks Jack to have Gardner/Ross front a hemp growing operation, but Jack is more concerned with finding out the downside on the deal. It takes him the whole episode to find it, but he finally does. Jack manages to maneuver his way around the pitfall, and is able to send his acquaintance to a farm in BC for 10 years to oversee the project.
Meanwhile, Kathy's son is having problems in school, fighting, cutting class, being in a gang... Jack tries to put him on the right path by training him to box. Things seem to be going alright until Kathy forbids him from continuing.Read More
Trudy Kelly, Canada's (fictional) answer to Martha Stewart arrives at Gardner/Ross with the desire to buyout her 'owners'
Kathy asks Jack to help her get the new job on the floor, he refuses, but she gets the job anyway.
Benny makes an error in trading, that costs him half a million. Kathy tells him she'll enter the chit as a sell by 'accident' and correct it later.
It appears however that the Trudy Kelly / Kelly Styles image is owned entirely by the parent company (BullCom) and they have no interest in selling it.
Adam rushes home after his wife's nurse injures her back lifting her out of the bed. This upsets his wife greatly. She asks Adam again to let her die, but Adam cannot let her do it.
Trudy Kelly drops a bomb on her show when she announces to everyone that she will be wrestling control of her image from BullCom without telling anyone ahead of time. The deal finally goes through with loads of conditions. A deal that leaves her virtually broke, but satisfied that she owns hRead More
The Heron Lake nation, angry that the Quebec Government has refused to issue them a gambling license has come to Gardner/Ross for help. Jack comes up with an idea to float the Heron Lake - BOND. A bond, is typically only available to countries, but with some fancy maneuvering Jack manages to get the nation a Triple B rating. The Quebec government is furious with GR, and they decide to re-issue the license in order to halt the bond issue.
This episode is one of the poorest to date in the area of depth. It is highly two dimensional, with very little back story to keep it interesting. Fortunately, this was the exception, NOT the rule.Read More
The head of the Equ-worth fund is seen leaving Gardner/Ross. She was there to collect a two million dollar interest payment on a bond issue. As the agent in charge of this bond Sally undertakes an investigation to find the source of the bond. It turns out, her father was in charge of a 30 million dollar Cartegean bond, registered to a shell company ""Sally Ross Securities"" leaving her on the hook for all of it.
Marty is in a slump, down just over 1.2 million when Kathy tries to help. She tells him of a way of reading his own subconscious using a pendant. The technique proves right the first two times, and Marty makes his money back. However, when he tries to take a long position in Kenderson Cable, a huge selloff leaves him on the hook for over 1.26 million putting him back where he started.
A Canadian Senator (Warren Bishop) comes to Sally with a cheque for two million dollars, that will meet the interest payment. He tells her that the bond was setup as a slush fund for CSIS, anRead More
Sally goes to see Ryke at his boxing class and sees him helping another woman to spare with a young boy, which makes her more than a little jealous. When Ryke leaves the room, Sally asks her if she's a friend of his to which the woman (named Connie) says that she is just helping the young boy to fight because she works with troubled kids. Sally then informs her that she is a client of his and an investment banker. She then asks Connie if she is a social worker, but instead finds out that she is a nun. Connie then figures out that Sally thought she was moving in on Ryke, but Sally denies it saying ""She's just a client"".
Back at the office, Sally, Jack and Adam are talking about how to get a mutli-millionaire named Noah Dexter to invest $3 hundred million into Gardner Ross. Adam says the best way is to meet and convince him, but says he can't do it with the excuse that he saw Noah shoot a duck once(which upset him). He says that once Dexter hears the name Gardner Ross he'll decline. JacRead More
While Marty is hell-bent on defeating his new arch-enemy McGrath over at CanCorp Jack is hell-bent on defeating them in his own way, by usurping a new deal for the Jakarta Harbour project. He makes several failing attempts before Jansky comes up with a model that would allow them to make the deal.
Marty challenges CanCorp to a Charity trading contest, but the loose by a narrow margin. He then challenges McGrath to a winner take all marathon run, not realizing McGrath is actually a Marathon runner. In order to finish in the top 20 Marty must cheat and take the Subway. He defeats McGrath, but not due to his sly nature. McGrath gets hit by a bicycle courier before the race, knocking him unconscious. Marty then places a side bet of fifty dollars betting he won't be awake before the end of the weekend.
CanCorp discovers GR's attempting to ""steal"" their deal, and promises that GR will have NOTHING to do with the new consortium on Jakarta Harbour, but after GR manages to woo him to theiRead More
D'Arby's mother shows up at Gardner/Ross with the desire to leave her dominating husband. He arranges her to speak with Ayn in order to find out if she can afford to do so. Ayn suggests she leave the office, for if her husband finds out, he could have her cut off from everything.
Jacks's Jakarta Harbour project is in serious jeopardy, with investors bailing for unknown reasons, the problem is traced back to meddling from CanCorp.
Adam is offered a seat on the board of Beale Manufacturing, a company that has been family run since its inception, (by Clifford) However, Clifford's sister is furious with the decision and promises to sue Adam should he take the seat.
The final bank pulls out of Jakarta Harbour putting Jack on the hook for over $100 million, he flies into a rage and attacks Adam in the bathroom. Adam and Jack find a compromise by having Beale invest in the Jakarta harbour project. The deal ends up turning around all of their problems and Jack and Adam end up back on top.Read More
While appearing on the financial talkshow ""Money File"" Sally, Adam, and Jack are ambushed by the host as he reveals several key bits of highly classified information. The leak causes GR to scramble in order to make a series of payments on the Jakarta Harbour Project. Marty is forced to raise 65 million in one day, a nearly impossible task, and he fails miserably at it.
During a game of Racquet ball a friend of Adam's tells him he wants to sell his sports management business and retire. He asks Adam to broker the deal, and make sure that its as good as it can be.
Kathy asks Grant to hide some boxes for her, when he asks what they're for she concedes that Benny is moving in with her.
In order to save the deal Jack must sell a 65 million dollar stake in the Jakarta Harbour deal to the Seoul Pacific Bank, a move that forces GR to sell them a seat on the board, and they loose their autonomy.Read More
A Charismatic client (Klassen) who's running an artist's specialty store is beginning to worry Sally and Adam as his ambitious dreams are getting in the way of his loan repayments to the firm. At the same time a gossip columnist runs a story on Sally and Ryke which upsets her. Her and Ryke have an argument over the importance of the article that ends with him leaving to investigate her client's checkered past.
It turns out that Klassen was an old boyfriend of Ayn. During a private meeting with Ayn, Sally asks her about the direct nature of her former relationship. Ayn finally concedes that she once had a drug problem.
Seoul Pacific (bank) sends their latest set of recommendations to Gardner/Ross. This time, they want GR to fire Marty. A management consultant comes in and makes a series of recommendations including consolidating the floor, and moving Jansky out of his office and onto the floor. This couldn't come at a worse time, Marty is in a slump. Jansky comes with a top secrRead More
Someone mails a bomb to Gardner/Ross causing a mid day evacuation. All fingers seem to point to an environmental extremist group known as ""Planet Alert"".
Benny discovers the stock of a small fishery in the Maritimes that is suddenly increasing in value, suggesting raiders are trying to buy up the company and break it up, selling it. This action of course would end up closing the company, and putting all the employees there out of work.
Darby announces he is a member of Planet Alert, and shares a degree of their concern over the new gas refinery.
Adam sends Jack and Darby to Honduras to investigate the Planet Alert claims that a retrofit gas refinery is polluting the environment. While looking into the matter Darby begins suspecting that something is not right.
Cathy embarks on a quest to throw Benny the perfect birthday party. Marty however has been becoming increasingly hostile towards her due to her relationship with Benny.
Meanwhile, back on the farm as it were, an environmentalRead More
Bigotry interferes with business when the owner of a professional basketball team refuses a deal on the grounds of her prospective partner's ethnic background. Adam interferes with Sally's client; Marty's son wants to quit school to become a trader; D'Arby hopes to become a partner in Jack's bank.Read More
Cedric Ross is arrested for fraud and embezzlement after a judge whom he had lost money for years earlier signs the indictment papers. The absence of Cedric gives Adam the opportunity he'd been looking for to sell the Bank. In order to protect his interests Cedric signs his controlling interest in Gardner/Ross over to his daughter Sally, an Economics Professor at a University. Marty's old trading adversary Jack Larkin arrives from Vancouver with the desire to become an investment banker. Jack impresses Sally and Adam after he is able to score a major deal. Sally sells him shares in the company at three times book value giving him a seat on the executive committee.
Jack's deal with the gold mining firm nearly bankrupts the firm when a major investor pulls out. Jack insists Gardner/Ross can carry the additional cost of the loan, and in a daring set of trading moves single handedly saves the firm and sells the outstanding debt to private investors.Read More
GRC and Ben sign an agreement and he brings a proposal to fund a medical marijuana project. Chris handles his first investment banking deal to reprint a series of children's books, which is very popular until the author says she's donating money to racist groups. Ian tries to convince Dunnage Motors to team with an electric car company.Read More
Sally arbitrarily reallocates grant funds and MJ finds a US partner to pick up the slack on one that she cuts. Ziggy plays with high rollers. Sally tells Daniel she doesn't want to move in with him and they break up. Marty has Grant working on a computer program based on his book.Read More