The Best Episodes of Motive
A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman, "The Killing"), a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an unconventional way to watch a crime unfold. Each episode begins by revealing to the audience, not only the victim, but the killer as well. The homicide detective then begins to piece together clues. How did they do it? How are the victim and killer connected? What's the motive? As the mystery unfolds, the audience navigates the twisted and complicated maze of each murder and solves the puzzle alongside Det. Flynn and her team.
#1 - The One Who Got Away
Season 1 - Episode 13
The first season ends with Angie's son Manny preparing to leave for college. Meanwhile, an investigation into the murder of a teenage boy is linked to a past homicide that sparked Angie's interest in police work.
#3 - The Scorpion and the Frog
Season 4 - Episode 5
A murder with a familiar signature could mean a woman was wrongly convicted of a crime.
#6 - Dead End
Season 2 - Episode 5
Flynn and Vega must solve a case involving the death of a promising high school senior. Angie takes an aggressive approach to the case that Vega doesn't agree with. Meanwhile, Detective Lucas and Officer Sung's relationship starts to get personal.
#7 - A Problem Like Maria
Season 3 - Episode 13
Angie tries to take down a criminal who is determined to end her career.
#8 - Bad Blonde
Season 2 - Episode 6
When the Homicide team investigates a blood-soaked crime scene, the pressure is on to find a missing and badly injured bartender. Sergeant Cross joins Detective Flynn on the case, which gives her a twinge of guilt for leaving her trusted partner Vega out of the action.
#9 - Interference
Season 4 - Episode 6
The murder investigation of a suburban mom takes a turn when her child is abducted.
#12 - The Glass House
Season 3 - Episode 4
A homicide investigation develops into a kidnapping case after the murder victim's 16 year-old daughter is abducted. Later, Angie's interest in the Neville Montgomery file continues in secret.
#13 - Index Case
Season 4 - Episode 3
The team goes after a killer who is spreading a lethal pathogen across the city.
#15 - Deception
Season 2 - Episode 4
A case hits close to home for the Homicide team when the victim is one of their own, coroner Dr. Matthews. Detectives Angie Flynn and Oscar Vega lead the investigation with dogged determination, and Dr. Rogers honours the memory of her friend by taking his place in a high-profile trial, only to discover that Dr. Matthews may not be the person she thought he was. Meanwhile, Sergeant Cross blurs the line between professional and personal, which doesn't sit well with Angie.
#16 - They Made Me a Criminal
Season 2 - Episode 2
Detectives Angie Flynn and Oscar Vega discover that what initially looks like a case of self-defense during a home invasion is actually something much more calculated. A surprising connection between the victim and the killer demonstrates just how far a mother will go to protect her family. While they work to determine the motive, Sergeant Cross asserts his position, much to the disdain of Angie, and the tension doesn't go unnoticed by Vega. Rookie Officer Wendy Sung joins the team and is warmly welcomed by Detective Lucas.
#17 - The Vanishing Policeman
Season 4 - Episode 1
Angie and Vega must adjust their work dynamic while trying to bring a cop killer to justice.
#18 - Pitfall
Season 2 - Episode 7
Flynn and Vega are pulled away from Vega’s fathers wedding to investigate a skydiving jump gone wrong. While working the case, Angie makes an effort to regain Vega’s trust by sharing a sensitive file that contains information on Sgt. Cross.
#21 - Overboard
Season 2 - Episode 3
A stunning socialite drowns after a celebration aboard her wealthy husband’s new yacht. Detectives Angie Flynn and Oscar Vega learn about the victim and her secret lover, but things soon become more complex, leading to an unlikely killer with an unexpected motive. Throughout the investigation, Angie must deal with increasing tension surrounding her relationship with Sergeant Cross, as rumours about their past spread throughout the team.
#22 - Raw Deal
Season 2 - Episode 1
Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate a suspected suicide victim who may have had some unwelcome help ending his life. The victim had been methodically looking for someone before his death, and finding out for whom he was searching will lead the detectives to the motive. But Angie's focus is compromised when Cross joins the team as the new commander.
#23 - The Dead Name
Season 4 - Episode 2
Angie fills in as staff sergeant while investigating a football player's wife's murder.