The Best Episodes of Motive
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2019
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.
#2 - The Dead Hand
Season 4 - Episode 7
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.
#4 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.