The BEST Episodes of Motive

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Network: CTV

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.

We'll Always Have Homicide

#1 - We'll Always Have Homicide

Season 4 - Episode 13

Three years after a killer gets away, the team reunites to close the case.

star 8.07
217 votes
The Dead Hand

#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.

star 7.97
242 votes

#3 - Ruthless

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.96
160 votes
Writers: Katherine Collins
The One Who Got Away

#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.

star 7.96
169 votes
Directors: David Frazee
Writers: James Thorpe
Natural Selection

#5 - Natural Selection

Season 4 - Episode 11

A woman is murdered with what appears to be a medieval weapon.

star 7.90
220 votes
Chronology of Pain

#6 - Chronology of Pain

Season 4 - Episode 12

Angie races to catch a killer who is an expert at covering their tracks.

star 7.87
226 votes
Angels With Dirty Faces

#7 - Angels With Dirty Faces

Season 2 - Episode 8

Angie and Oscar search for an attacker and call in a professional favour; Lucas has trouble at home.

star 7.86
171 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Daegan Frykland
The Scorpion and the Frog

#8 - 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.

star 7.85
225 votes
Dead End

#9 - 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.

star 7.85
173 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Derek Schreyer
For You I Die

#10 - For You I Die

Season 2 - Episode 13

A major case from the past resurfaces; Angie thinks she and Cross should come clean.

star 7.83
169 votes
Writers: James Thorpe
A Problem Like Maria

#11 - A Problem Like Maria

Season 3 - Episode 13

Angie tries to take down a criminal who is determined to end her career.

star 7.81
176 votes
Public Enemy

#12 - Public Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 5

Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a health food guru, while Manny tries to get better grades.

star 7.78
212 votes
Writers: Katherine Collins
Bad Blonde

#13 - 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.

star 7.78
170 votes
Writers: Dennis Heaton
In Plain Sight

#14 - In Plain Sight

Season 4 - Episode 10

A woman is found nail-gunned to death; Angie embraces her relationship with Jack; Vega's frustrations force him to look for other options.

star 7.77
212 votes

#15 - Detour

Season 1 - Episode 6

Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate the death of a mortgage broker who was found strangled in his office parking lot.

star 7.77
205 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Dennis Heaton
Kiss of Death

#16 - Kiss of Death

Season 2 - Episode 12

A murder mystery author is poisoned; Lucas' personal life takes a hit; Angie gets a nice surprise.

star 7.76
156 votes
Writers: Dennis Heaton, Thomas Pound

#17 - Interference

Season 4 - Episode 6

The murder investigation of a suburban mom takes a turn when her child is abducted.

star 7.74
247 votes

#18 - 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.

star 7.74
178 votes
Directors: David Frazee
Writers: James Thorpe
Foreign Relations

#19 - Foreign Relations

Season 4 - Episode 8

The murder of a politician’s son draws the attention of Interpol. Vega faces the fallout from decisions he made during the hostage crisis.

star 7.73
237 votes

#20 - Abandoned

Season 2 - Episode 9

Angie and Flynn investigate a kitchen explosion; Angie shares the truth about her past and that of Sgt. Cross.

star 7.71
166 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Wil Zmak
They Made Me a Criminal

#21 - 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.

star 7.71
183 votes
Writers: Sarah Dodd
Remains To Be Seen

#22 - Remains To Be Seen

Season 4 - Episode 9

The team goes on a hunt through the past to find the killer of a video game designer.

star 7.71
218 votes
The Glass House

#23 - 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.

star 7.70
188 votes
The Vanishing Policeman

#24 - The Vanishing Policeman

Season 4 - Episode 1

Angie and Vega must adjust their work dynamic while trying to bring a cop killer to justice.

star 7.70
245 votes
Index Case

#25 - Index Case

Season 4 - Episode 3

The team goes after a killer who is spreading a lethal pathogen across the city.

star 7.70
217 votes