Endgame tells the story of former World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan (Shawn Doyle), who develops a debilitating case of agoraphobia after witnessing the murder of his fiancée. Unable to leave his hotel and running out of money, the arrogant and charismatic Russian inadvertently becomes a detective - using his fierce analytical skills to solve baffling crimes.
Last Episode01x13 Deadman Talking Aired: Jun. 13, 2011
- Balagan investigates the sudden death of a hotel security guard. It looks like an accident but Arkady has other ideas. [continue reading]
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Series Fun Facts
- Besht (Sam's last name) is the common name by which the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism, is known.
- In Russian, "Balagan" means "travelling circus, light tent for traveling show" or "temporary light building for trade at a fair".
- In Hebrew, "balagan" means "chaos". It's a loan word from Russian.