The BEST Episodes of Cardinal

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Network: CTV

Cardinal struggles to right past wrongs that could derail his investigation and end his career, as the case grows more violent and twisted, and the clock ticks down on the killer's next victim.

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#1 - Catherine

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2017

Cardinal realizes he wasn't working alone and may be too late to save his daughter; Delorme has a decision to make when she finds answers.

star 8.01
1,129 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Aubrey Nealon

#2 - Helen

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 28, 2019

Detective Cardinal finds evidence that may prove Catherine was murdered, but first he and Detective Delorme come face-to-face with Mama in a deadly standoff.

star 7.81
397 votes

#3 - Keith

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

Cardinal and Delorme know who killed Woody Baldwin, but now they must find him; Cardinal's daughter visits her mom.

star 7.76
1,041 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Aubrey Nealon
John & Lise

#4 - John & Lise

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2020

Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme make an unexpected arrest, and follow a hunch to their killer's location, but he's one step ahead, and stopping him will be incredibly risky.

star 7.74
322 votes

#5 - Woody

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 15, 2017

A criminal breaks into Eric and Edie's basement and finds Keith; issues between Cardinal and Delorme threaten their partnership; Cardinal takes risks in the investigation.

star 7.73
974 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Aubrey Nealon

#6 - Red

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

Detectives find themselves with a strange case on their hands involving a young woman with a gunshot wound to the head.

star 7.70
723 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Sarah Dodd
El Brujo

#7 - El Brujo

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 2018

John and Lisa race to find Ray before he kills Terri and her brother. A betrayal threatens Cardinal and Delorme's case and their lives.

star 7.69
611 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Sarah Dodd

#8 - Scott

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2020

Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme close in on a secret from the past as they close in on the killer’s motives and his identity.

star 7.63
320 votes

#9 - Sam

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 24, 2019

As Cardinal struggles in the wake of his wife’s suicide, Delorme becomes lead detective on both a double-murder and a string of muggings.

star 7.62
449 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Patrick Tarr

#10 - Northwind

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2018

Detective John Cardinal and Detective Lise Delorme connect evidence from a fresh crime scene to the ritualistic murder in the cave as Terri's memories help them make connections between her brother and a likely suspect.

star 7.60
616 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Alison Lea Bingeman

#11 - Terri

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2018

John and Lise uncover Red's identity; a shooter looks to finish the job.

star 7.58
655 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Alison Lea Bingeman

#12 - Barry

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 20, 2020

As Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme work to find a connection between the victims, they realize that not everyone’s telling the truth about the past or the killer’s possible motivation.

star 7.58
328 votes

#13 - Delorme

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 1, 2017

Cardinal and Delorme attend Todd Curry’s autopsy in Toronto. It’s a stressful balancing act for Delorme, trying to help Cardinal catch a murderer while feeling the pressure from her Special Investigations Sergeant Malcolm Musgrave to ramp up her investigation into her partner. The autopsy confirms Cardinal’s hunch about the connection between the murders of Todd Curry and Katie Pine, and the pair return to Algonquin Bay as Dyson tries to make amends with the community for the botched investigation into Katie Pine’s disappearance. Investigating the case together, Delorme tries to gain Cardinal’s trust to help her investigation. She lucks into an opportunity to tail Cardinal and takes it, against Musgrave’s orders. She discovers that he’s laundering money through a nearby casino – but has Cardinal discovered her as well?

star 7.57
1,056 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Aubrey Nealon

#14 - Kevin

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2018

Detective John Cardinal and Detective Lise Delorme's investigation leads them to a local motorcycle gang as the number of victims continues to rise.

star 7.57
645 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Jennica Harper

#15 - Neil

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 2020

Another abduction hits close to home as Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme are caught in a race against time to save the next victim before it’s too late.

star 7.54
326 votes

#16 - Adele

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

A shocking death and second abduction cause Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme to believe their suspect is a professional killer for hire.

star 7.52
336 votes

#17 - Robert

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

After a prominent Algonquin Bay politician, Sheila Gagne, reports her prosecutor husband missing, Cardinal and Delorme quickly discover that the man has been abducted. A botched extortion attempt results in the death of their only suspect in the case, but they can’t find a connection between the victims. Whoever has taken Sheila’s husband sends her a video of him begging for his life but doesn’t ask for ransom. Delorme tells Cardinal that she’s taking a job in Toronto, and they both struggle with the idea of parting ways. The prosecutor is found dead, tethered out in a remote clear-cut and left to freeze to death.

star 7.50
355 votes

#18 - Toof

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2018

John and Lise work with Terri; Delorme gets a major break in the case.

star 7.50
614 votes
Directors: Jeff Renfroe
Writers: Jennica Harper
Edie and Eric

#19 - Edie and Eric

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 8, 2017

Concerned that Cardinal is onto her, Delorme digs into the reasons behind her secret investigation.

star 7.48
1,016 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Aubrey Nealon
Roman & Irena

#20 - Roman & Irena

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2019

Cardinal and Delorme struggle to identify the victims, unaware that there is a witness to the crime, who is being stalked by the murderer.

star 7.48
431 votes

#21 - Mama

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2019

Detectives Cardinal and Delorme discover the identity of the Cottage killer. Cardinal receives a gift that sheds light on Catherine’s death.

star 7.46
390 votes

#22 - Cardinal

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 25, 2017

A frozen corpse has just been discovered at the bottom of a cabin. This is the body of Katie Pine, a teenager who has been missing for several months. Because he had been instructed to investigate the disappearance of this girl, it is John Cardinal, who will conduct the investigations. Against the will of the inspector who prefers to work alone, Lisa Delorme, a detective specialized in financial crimes but a novice in homicide, is appointed to assist him. Cardinal investigates several unresolved cases of missing children, and quickly becomes convinced that murder of Katie Pine was perpetrated by a serial killer...

star 7.41
1,233 votes
Directors: Daniel Grou
Writers: Aubrey Nealon

#23 - Lemur

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 14, 2019

Cardinal and Delorme use new evidence to break the case. Cardinal makes an arrest.

star 7.40
378 votes

#24 - Jack

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 7, 2019

Sharlene and her family keep Lloyd captive. John and Lise find an unexpected ally. John confronts a possible connection to Catherine's suicide.

star 7.37
438 votes