The BEST seasons of Cardinal

Every season of Cardinal ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Cardinal!

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.

Last Updated: 5/26/2022Network: CTV
Forty Words for Sorrow
78 votes

#1 - Forty Words for Sorrow

First Aired 1/26/2017

Season 2
59 votes

#2 - Season 2

First Aired 1/5/2018

It’s early summer in Algonquin Bay and the blackflies aren’t the only ones out for blood. Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme find themselves with a strange case on their hands involving a young woman with a gunshot wound to the head. The investigation quickly takes a turn as Cardinal and Delorme uncover a series of disturbing, ritualistic killings that may be connected to their young victim.

By the Time You Read This
34 votes

#3 - By the Time You Read This

First Aired 1/25/2019

As Detective John Cardinal and Lise Delorme’s investigation into Algonquin Bay’s most gruesome double murder brings them precariously close to a doomsday cult with nothing to lose, Cardinal launches his own investigation into a case far more personal and dangerous. With doubts about Catherine’s suicide swirling beneath Cardinal’s placid exterior, Delorme stretched thin in her role as lead investigator on an increasingly complex, and far-reaching case, the pursuit of the killers will push them both to the breaking point. Delorme must decide whether she can trust Cardinal, or whether the death of his wife has sent him into a delusional state that puts the entire case at risk.

Until the Night
29 votes

#4 - Until the Night

First Aired 4/7/2020

Detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme have grown closer as friends and partners. There’s a strong bond between them that transcends the job, a bond that deepens all the time and yet remains largely unspoken. But when a seemingly mundane missing persons case turns into a spree of nightmarish murders, the ensuing investigation pushes them to their limits as detectives and partners, forcing them each to face what their future holds.