The BEST Episodes of Cracked (2013)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Network: CBC (CA)

CRACKED is a unique blend of a police and medical drama inspired by the real-life experiences of police officers and mental-health professionals. Detective Aidan Black, a seasoned police officer who transfers from the SWAT team after struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, joins psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley, who leaves her prominent position at a downtown hospital to partner with the police in a newly formed Psych Crimes Unit. Black and Ridley combine police investigative skills and psychiatric insight to resolve crises and solve crimes.

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#1 - Faces

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 2013

The unit is lead into the roles of attacker and victim when a shopkeeper suffering from face-blindness is slashed.

star 7.62
256 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: Patrick Tarr
The Price

#2 - The Price

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2013

Members of a rock band (Toronto’s “The Balconies”) are the victims of a brazen shooting in a downtown nightclub. Aidan and Clara have to determine whether the key witness – an ex-model with a shady past - is truly suffering from traumatic amnesia or lying to conceal the identity of the killer.

star 7.61
290 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
Writers: David Barlow

#3 - Swans

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2013

After a masked gunman kidnaps a young woman from a locked psych ward, it becomes clear that the case is more complicated than it looks. Psych Crimes needs help from a new psychiatrist, Dr. Clara Malone, before things spiral out of control in this thrilling tale of love on the run.

star 7.53
294 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: Bruce M. Smith
The Valley

#4 - The Valley

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2013

When a schizophrenic young man living in the Rosedale Valley ravine is found murdered, Psych Crimes is called to a puzzling scene: the location has been cleaned and the body carefully posed. What starts out as a murder investigation becomes a quest to save a family and avert another disastrous outcome.

star 7.49
284 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
Writers: Ellen Vanstone

#5 - Inquest

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2013

A coroner's inquest into the accidental death of a young boy turns into a witch-hunt against Aidan who finds his fitness for duty the subject of vicious debate.

star 7.42
297 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Alan McCullough

#6 - Hideaway

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2013

Psych Crimes and Crises investigates the murder of mental health nurse Maya Henson who died from trauma to back of her head, the murder weapon deemed to be half sharp/half blunt. She was found by a morning jogger in a wooded area next to a residential subdivision characterized by cul-de-sacs. Although she dealt with potentially violent patients, she was found nowhere near any of her patient's homes, leading Aidan to believe that she was meeting someone of a personal nature in the neighborhood, perhaps a lover. All this news does not sit well with Leo, who knew Maya ...

star 7.37
249 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Karen McClellan
Night Terrors

#7 - Night Terrors

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2013

While hunting for a serial rapist with an odd fetish, Aiden and Daniella clash in the aftermath of the inquest.

star 7.35
333 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
Writers: Sandra Chwialkowska
Spirited Away

#8 - Spirited Away

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2013

The team searches for the mother of an abandoned baby, discovering stories of motherhood and postpartum psychosis.

star 7.34
421 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
Writers: Sarah Chwialkowska
What We Can't See

#9 - What We Can't See

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2013

When a bullied schoolgirl lashes out, Aidan and Daniella discover her bizarre family ties.

star 7.31
442 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: Tracey Forbes
The Light in Black

#10 - The Light in Black

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 16, 2013

Daniella and Aidan search for the killer of the husband of a human rights lawyer.

star 7.30
339 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
Writers: Alan McCullough, Alexandra Mircheff, Matt Doyle, Patrick Tarr, Tracey Forbes
No Traveller Returns

#11 - No Traveller Returns

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2013

A psychiatrist who is a witness in a murder trial is the victim of assault.

star 7.29
422 votes
Directors: Brett Sullivan
Writers: Bruce M. Smith
The Hold Out

#12 - The Hold Out

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2013

Psych Crimes and Crises' next case is investigating a bomb explosion at the home of sixty-seven year old Ed Janoski. Of the psychological issues Ed faces, chief amongst them may be his persecution complex, mostly against Damian Tremblay, self-coined as the "Condo Czar". Ed's house is located next to Tremblay's latest high rise condo complex under construction. Tremblay had tried to purchase Ed's house for "phase 2" of the complex, he who refused to sell. His refusal to sell placed him not only in a bad situation with Tremblay, who has the reputation of getting what he...

star 7.28
223 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik
Old Soldiers

#13 - Old Soldiers

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 9, 2013

A thief has a mid-robbery breakdown.

star 7.27
304 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Bruce M. Smith
Ghost Dance

#14 - Ghost Dance

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2013

On the eve of the first anniversary of the school bus shooting, Aidan is not coping very well, which affects both his personal and professional life. The next case he and the team work on is the death of a twenty year old First Nations waitress named Ellen Owens. She was tortured and stabbed to death. Homicide and Caligra are certain that the seemingly crazy John Doe aboriginal man who carried her out of the woods is her killer, Caligra who wants to tie him to all the other recent female aboriginal deaths of late. The suspect only mumbles gibberish, but first Clara, ...

star 7.24
258 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Ellen Vanstone, Patrick Tarr
Rocket Man

#15 - Rocket Man

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2013

Psych Crimes investigates the murder of one member of a feuding rock duo after the bipolar lead singer is found raving and naked atop a billboard.

star 7.24
333 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: Patrick Tarr

#16 - Voices

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2013

When the Property Manager at a seedy Parkdale tenement house winds up murdered, things take a strange turn when a resident with schizophrenia appears with the murder weapon, claiming the devil told him where it was. The team need to sort fact from delusion in their quest for the truth, a quest that leads deep into a terrifying nightmare.

star 7.23
244 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: Bruce M. Smith
Cherry Blossoms

#17 - Cherry Blossoms

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 19, 2013

A high school girl's dramatic and macabre suicide leads the Psych Crimes team into the heartbreaking world of bullying, and the dark and tangled web of teen girl social dynamics.

star 7.23
279 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
Writers: Alan McCullough, Alexandra Mircheff
How the Light Gets In

#18 - How the Light Gets In

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2013

On his first assignment in a new division that pairs police officers with psychiatrists, the erratic Detective Aidan Black and Doctor Daniella Ridley must solve the strange murder of a young boy found stabbed, and with a lightbulb sticking out of his chest.

star 7.21
602 votes
Directors: Tim Southam
Writers: Tracey Forbes

#19 - Fallen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2013

Psych Crimes investigates the connection between a manic patient's apocalyptic hallucinations, and a violent murder

star 7.16
480 votes
Directors: Phil Earnshaw
Writers: Dennis Foon, Janet MacLean
The Thump Parade

#20 - The Thump Parade

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2013

The team uses a former hockey player as an agent to catch a criminal; Leo assists with a murder investigation

star 7.13
329 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Patrick Tarr
White Knight

#21 - White Knight

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2013

Aidan develops a relationship with a woman rescued from a psychotic killer.

star 7.05
375 votes
Directors: Phil Earnshaw
Writers: Alan McCullough