Motive

The BEST episodes of Motive

Every episode of Motive ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Motive!

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.

Last Updated: 7/14/2022Network: CTV
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We'll Always Have Homicide
star
8.07
235 votes

#1 - We'll Always Have Homicide

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/30/2016

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

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Bad Blonde
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8.04
269 votes

#2 - Bad Blonde

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2014

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.

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For You I Die
star
7.98
318 votes

#3 - For You I Die

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/29/2014

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

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A Problem Like Maria
star
7.98
245 votes

#4 - A Problem Like Maria

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/7/2015

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

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Angels With Dirty Faces
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7.98
324 votes

#5 - Angels With Dirty Faces

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/24/2014

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

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Dead Hand
star
7.95
260 votes

#6 - The Dead Hand

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/5/2016

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.

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Ruthless
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7.94
340 votes

#7 - Ruthless

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/9/2013

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.

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Pitfall
star
7.90
321 votes

#8 - Pitfall

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2014

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.

Directors: Fred Gerber
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Natural Selection
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7.90
237 votes

#9 - Natural Selection

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/2/2016

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

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Kiss of Death
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7.86
308 votes

#10 - Kiss of Death

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/22/2014

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

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The One Who Got Away
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7.86
348 votes

#11 - The One Who Got Away

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/16/2013

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.

Directors: David Frazee
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Chronology of Pain
star
7.85
248 votes

#12 - Chronology of Pain

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/23/2016

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

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The Scorpion and the Frog
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7.84
272 votes

#13 - The Scorpion and the Frog

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/19/2016

A murder with a familiar signature could mean a woman was wrongly convicted of a crime.

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Nobody Lives Forever
star
7.82
306 votes

#14 - Nobody Lives Forever

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/8/2014

An investigation into the death of a man trampled by his horse; Vega explains his concerns.

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Overboard
star
7.80
313 votes

#15 - Overboard

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2014

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.

Directors: Mairzee Almas
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Dead End
star
7.80
299 votes

#16 - Dead End

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/3/2014

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.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Glass House
star
7.78
286 votes

#17 - The Glass House

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/2015

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.

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Oblivion
star
7.77
300 votes

#18 - Oblivion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2015

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.

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Detour
star
7.77
446 votes

#19 - Detour

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/14/2013

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

Directors: Andy Mikita
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In Plain Sight
star
7.77
230 votes

#20 - In Plain Sight

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/26/2016

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

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Undertow
star
7.75
345 votes

#21 - Undertow

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/28/2013

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.

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Public Enemy
star
7.75
399 votes

#22 - Public Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/10/2013

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

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The Suicide Tree
star
7.73
271 votes

#23 - The Suicide Tree

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2015

All clues in the murder of an armed robber lead the team to a sweet florist.

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They Made Me a Criminal
star
7.73
332 votes

#24 - They Made Me a Criminal

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/13/2014

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.

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6 Months Later
star
7.72
297 votes

#25 - 6 Months Later

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/8/2015

In the Season 3 premiere, Det. Flynn returns after her self-imposed six-month exile and takes on a sensitive, high-profile homicide case.

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