Point of Entry (TV series)
|Point of Entry|
|Directed by||Chan Bang Yuan
Jaymee Ong (Season 2–4)
Darryl Yong (Season 2–4)
Liv Lo (Season 4)
Jack Yang (Season 4)
Carl Ng (Season 1–3)
Pamelyn Chee (Season 1)
Jourdan Lee (Season 1, 3)
Jade Seah (Season 2)
Ya Hui (Season 3)
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|No. of episodes||69 (as of 27 Mar 2014) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||45–60 minutes (approx.)|
|Original network||MediaCorp Channel 5 (2010-2014) Channel 5 North East and Downtown Line (2016-present)|
|Original release||2 December 2010 – 27 March 2014|
Point of Entry (also known as 入境点 in Chinese) is a Singaporean English language action drama produced by MediaCorp Channel 5 in partnership with the ICA. The series title refers to a legal port of entry into a country. Hence, the series is about an elite team of ICA agents who regularly deal with illegal immigrants and cross-jurisdiction crimes. It airs on Thursdays in the 8 pm time slot. The first season premiered on 2 December 2010. Season 4 premiered on 26 December 2013.
Episodes are available to watch on xinmsn's and Toggle's Catch-up TV portal. A special webisode version was made for online viewing.
Point of Entry is a 1-hour action drama about an elite team of ICA special agents, and their fight to keep Singapore's borders safe from smuggling and illegal immigration by land, sea and air.
The action-driven episodes explore both the motivations of the team, and the personal desperation of the offenders. Each episode is inspired by an exciting real-life case, and the valiant efforts of the ICA to protect the integrity of Singapore's borders from those who would desecrate them. Fast-paced, character-driven stories will also give insights into the pressures and demands of being an ICA officer, and the friendships and bonds they develop as part of a team.
Team Epsilon is the ICA's special operations team, consisting of officer-scholar Glenn (Carl Ng), military sharpshooter Vivian (Pamelyn Chee), parkour specialist Dynesh (Devarajan), computer genius Norah (Fadhilah), and veteran operative Cheong (Bernard Tan).
The series starts off with the head of Team Epsilon assassinated during a police operation. DSP Glenn Chua is then brought in to be the new head of Epsilon. The first season is about the problems and challenges Team Epsilon faces as they try to bring down an illegal syndicate called "Angel", which is based in Thailand. Near the end of the season, it was revealed that Glenn's best friend, Jackson (Jourdan Lee) is actually the son of the head of "Angel" and he is then shot by Vivian (Pamelyn Chee) in the season finale, after threatening to kill Glenn.
Season 2 focuses more on the problems faced by the Singapore immigration and checkpoints and also on Glenn's dilemma after losing his best friend, Jackson. It also reveals that Vivian and Jackson had a son named Jonah. As the season is more about problems in Singapore, it features less of the "Angel" syndicate in Thailand. Noi, Jackson's sister got married but soon finds out that her husband murdered her father in an attempt to take over "Angel" syndicate. Her father's death caused her to lose sanity and she killed her husband. Nearing the end of the season, Vivian is killed by Noi, after being locked up in a burning abandoned warehouse. It was to gain possession of Jonah who is her nephew and also to avenge Jackson whom Vivian killed. But Glenn would not let Noi take Jonah away and he becomes Jonah's guardian. In the season finale, it was revealed that Jackson is still alive and the season ends of with a cliffhanger of Glenn assassinated by Jackson.
Glenn Chua survived the attempted assassination by Jackson and took a long leave from Team Epsilon to take care of Jonah. Jackson disguises himself as Virote Boonprasong and continue his illegal dealings in Singapore. He had become the new head of "Angel" syndicate and strives to bring the syndicate back to its former glory. He frequently visited his sister, Noi, in prison to make plan for her escape. Glenn managed to see through Jackson's disguise and begin work his way to find proof. Jackson wanted his son, Jonah, back and began to make plans. In the end, Jonah was kidnapped by one of Jackson's associates in the Philippines, Miguel. The season end of with Jonah saved and brought back to Singapore by Cheong, while Glenn and Jackson faced off in a final fight which resulted in Jackson killed by Glenn and ending off with a cliffhanger of Miguel aiming his gun at Glenn.
After a ratings-record breaking third season, Channel 5's thriller drama Point of Entry returns with even more stories and cases that dominate the headlines in Singapore — from illegal immigrants, human trafficking, contraband smuggling, maid abuse, scam syndicates — exploring social issues faced by Singaporeans while highlighting the importance of our border security. These stories aim to foster an informed society, including news, information, analysis of current events that increase understanding of the region, while promoting family values, community spirit and fostering greater social cohesiveness, instilling confidence in our law enforcement system.
Glenn Chua is on the run. Glenn is a wanted man in Philippines for killing Jackson and framed for killing Miguel. He joins an illegal Fillipino syndicate, "Multo", in order to survive being hunted by the police. "Multo" specializes in making a new set of dangerous drugs, named "Helo Yelo". Later in the series, Glenn returns to Team Epsilon.
New threats and villains appear in this season, as Team Epsilon takes on a new international syndicate based in the Philippines that will not stop at any means to perpetuate their heinous activities: human trafficking and drugs smuggling.
Leader Glenn Chua (Jack Yang) goes deep undercover to sift out the complex web of players in this organisation and bring down its hidden mastermind, while veteran Cheong Guan Meng takes over the reins during Glenn's absence to lead the members: Tech expert Norah Rahmat, parkour expert Dynesh Krishnan, gung ho valiant Matthew Yong, with the support of their boss Calvin Wong and Home Team liaison Kara Yeo. New member, ASP Sophie Thomas (Liv Lo), from the CID Anti-Vice department joins the team, and CID Intel Officer Victor de Cruz takes over guardianship of his nephew, Jonah. Multo's new head, Analyn Ocampo (Padilla Bela) gets close to Glenn Chua, to the extent of marriage, but for an ulterior motive, as to move "Multo" into Singapore's line of underhand illegal activities.
Near the end of the series, Analyn gets unmasked as the head of "Multo". She would be eventually arrested in Philippines, halfway through her wedding, and unexpectedly by her husband-to-be, Glenn Chua and Kara Yeo. Sophie and Dynesh would get together, along with Glenn and Kara (Presumably).
|Carl Ng (Season 1-3)
Jack Yang (Season 4)
|DSP Glenn Chua||Head of Team Epsilon||1,2,3,4|
|Jaymee Ong||DSP Kara Yeo||Former CID officer and Glenn Chua's Lover||2,3,4|
|Bernard Tan||ASP Cheong Guan Meng "Uncle Cheong"||Deputy head of Team Epsilon (Season 1 - 3)||1,2,3,4|
|Devarajan Varadarajan||SGT Dynesh Krishnan||Special in undercover||1,2,3,4|
|Darryl Yong||SGT Matthew Yong||Rookie officer||2,3,4|
|Fadhilah Samsudin||SSGT Norah Rahmat||IT/intelligence analyst||1,2,3,4|
|Liv Lo||ASP Sophie Thomas||Former member of CID Anti-Vice Department||4|
|Constance Song||SUPT Esther Ong||Deputy Director for Intelligence
Team Epsilon's superior
|Desmond Tan||DSP Victor de Cruz||CID Intel Officer||3,4|
|Bela Padilla||Analyn Ocampo||Glenn Chua's Saviour and Leader of Multo Syndicate||4|
|RK Bagatsing||Anton Redondo||Efren's associate||4|
|Alex Cortez||Tito Efren||Right hand Man for Head Of "Multo" Syndicate||4|
|Jourdan Lee||Jackson Goh/
|"Frenemy" of Glenn Chua and Former Head Of "Angel" syndicate||1,2,3|
|Dusita Anuchitchanchai||Noi Limthongkul||Jackson's sister||1,2,3|
|Artikant Noonpukdee||Ricky Limthongkul||Jackson's half brother||1|
|Suchao Pongwilai||Marcus Limthongkul||Head of "Angel" syndicate||1,2|
|Andre Nilsen||Samak||Marcus' successor||2|
|Simon Ibarra||Miguel Rodriguez||Jackson's business associate in the Philippines||3|
|Karylle||Tala Sison||Miguel's fiancée||3|
|Micah Munoz||Aron Ravelo||Miguel's associate||1,2,3|
|Melody Chen||DSP Marianne Chong||Glenn's ex-wife||1|
|Pamelyn Chee||ASP Vivian De Cruz||Former member of Team Epsilon||1,2|
|Jade Seah||SGT Liu Ai Ling||Former member of Team Epsilon||2|
|Ya Hui||Mellissa Chew||Former member of Team Epsilon||3,4|
|Marcus Mok||SUPT Calvin Wong||Former superior of Team Epsilon||2,3,4|
The first season was well received by the public and the ICA itself. It was renewed for a second season, once again in collaboration with the ICA. After a boost in ratings for Season 3, it was again renewed for a fourth season.
Although the drama series may be categorised as a "police procedural", in reality, the ICA is technically separate from the Singapore Police Force although they may collaborate under certain circumstances (e.g. Interpol cases, cross-border trafficking) and both are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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- "MediaCorp bags 3 awards at Asia Rainbow TV Awards". Channel NewsAsia. 24 March 2011.
- "Point of Entry returns for season two". hometeam.sg. 28 December 2011.
- "Point Of Entry & Code Of Law returns to Channel 5". 26 December 2013.