The Best Episodes of Cracked (2013)

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.


#1 - Faces

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.94
77 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
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The Light in Black

#2 - The Light in Black

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.93
73 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
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#3 - Voices

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 7.86
65 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
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The Hold Out

#4 - The Hold Out

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.85
72 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
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#5 - Swans

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.83
84 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
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Old Soldiers

#6 - Old Soldiers

Season 1 - Episode 12

A thief has a mid-robbery breakdown.

star 7.82
69 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
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Ghost Dance

#7 - Ghost Dance

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 7.81
78 votes
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#8 - Hideaway

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 7.78
68 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
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The Valley

#9 - The Valley

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.75
74 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
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What We Can't See

#10 - What We Can't See

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.70
82 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
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The Price

#11 - The Price

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.69
81 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
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Blind Spot

#12 - Blind Spot

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.65
62 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
White Knight

#13 - White Knight

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.61
75 votes
Directors: Phil Earnshaw
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Night Terrors

#14 - Night Terrors

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 7.61
67 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
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Cherry Blossoms

#15 - Cherry Blossoms

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.60
68 votes
Directors: Jim Donovan
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Spirited Away

#16 - Spirited Away

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.60
68 votes
Directors: Don McBrearty
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Rocket Man

#17 - Rocket Man

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.53
66 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
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How the Light Gets In

#18 - How the Light Gets In

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.49
125 votes
Directors: Tim Southam
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#19 - Fallen

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.26
90 votes
Directors: Phil Earnshaw
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No Traveller Returns

#20 - No Traveller Returns

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.26
65 votes
Directors: Brett Sullivan
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The Thump Parade

#21 - The Thump Parade

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 7.23
64 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
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