The BEST Episodes of Motive
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020
A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers.
#1 - Bad Blonde
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 10, 2014
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.
#2 - We'll Always Have Homicide
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 30, 2016
Three years after a killer gets away, the team reunites to close the case.
#3 - Angels With Dirty Faces
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 24, 2014
Angie and Oscar search for an attacker and call in a professional favour; Lucas has trouble at home.
#4 - For You I Die
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 29, 2014
A major case from the past resurfaces; Angie thinks she and Cross should come clean.
#5 - Ruthless
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 9, 2013
Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of an executive assistant and discover an unexpected link between the killer and the victim that threatens to expose a deadly secret.
#6 - A Problem Like Maria
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 7, 2015
Angie tries to take down a criminal who is determined to end her career.
#7 - The Dead Hand
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 5, 2016
A woman with a bomb takes the bullpen hostage, demanding justice for her son; the team works against the clock to re-investigate his case.
#8 - Pitfall
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 17, 2014
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.
#9 - Natural Selection
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 2, 2016
A woman is murdered with what appears to be a medieval weapon.
#10 - The One Who Got Away
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 16, 2013
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.
#11 - Kiss of Death
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 22, 2014
A murder mystery author is poisoned; Lucas' personal life takes a hit; Angie gets a nice surprise.
#12 - The Scorpion and the Frog
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 19, 2016
A murder with a familiar signature could mean a woman was wrongly convicted of a crime.
#13 - Chronology of Pain
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 23, 2016
Angie races to catch a killer who is an expert at covering their tracks.
#14 - Nobody Lives Forever
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 8, 2014
An investigation into the death of a man trampled by his horse; Vega explains his concerns.
#15 - Dead End
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 3, 2014
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.
#16 - Overboard
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 20, 2014
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.
#17 - The Glass House
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 29, 2015
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.
#18 - Public Enemy
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 10, 2013
Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a health food guru, while Manny tries to get better grades.
#19 - Oblivion
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2015
An investigation into two seemingly unrelated murders is complicated by Vega needing to pass his weapons recertification in order to continue working in the field.
#20 - Undertow
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 28, 2013
Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a young man who was found beaten and suffocated. Clues indicate that the victim was involved with an engaged woman, and suspicion initially falls on the woman's father.
#21 - Detour
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 14, 2013
Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate the death of a mortgage broker who was found strangled in his office parking lot.
#22 - In Plain Sight
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 26, 2016
A woman is found nail-gunned to death; Angie embraces her relationship with Jack; Vega's frustrations force him to look for other options.
#23 - They Made Me a Criminal
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 13, 2014
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.
#24 - Abandoned
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 1, 2014
Angie and Flynn investigate a kitchen explosion; Angie shares the truth about her past and that of Sgt. Cross.
#25 - Deception
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2014
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.