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.

The One Who Got Away

#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.

star 7.94
156 votes
Directors: David Frazee
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#2 - 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 7.94
150 votes
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The Scorpion and the Frog

#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.

star 7.92
203 votes
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Angels With Dirty Faces

#4 - 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 7.88
156 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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For You I Die

#5 - For You I Die

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 7.86
148 votes
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Dead End

#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.

star 7.82
159 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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A Problem Like Maria

#7 - 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
156 votes
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Bad Blonde

#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.

star 7.81
154 votes
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#9 - Interference

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 7.79
218 votes
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Kiss of Death

#10 - 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 7.77
142 votes
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Public Enemy

#11 - 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 7.77
194 votes
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The Glass House

#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.

star 7.76
173 votes
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Index Case

#13 - Index Case

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 7.76
193 votes
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#14 - 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 7.74
195 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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#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.

star 7.71
167 votes
Directors: David Frazee
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They Made Me a Criminal

#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.

star 7.71
163 votes
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The Vanishing Policeman

#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.

star 7.71
219 votes
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#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.

star 7.71
157 votes
Directors: Fred Gerber
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#19 - 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 7.70
148 votes
Directors: TJ Scott
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Against All Odds

#20 - Against All Odds

Season 1 - Episode 4

After a lawyer is murdered, his wife, who receives a $1 million life-insurance payment, is the prime suspect.

star 7.69
205 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
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#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.

star 7.68
154 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
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Raw Deal

#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.

star 7.67
178 votes
Directors: David Frazee
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The Dead Name

#23 - The Dead Name

Season 4 - Episode 2

Angie fills in as staff sergeant while investigating a football player's wife's murder.

star 7.66
225 votes
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Fallen Angel

#24 - Fallen Angel

Season 1 - Episode 10

Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a controversial and outspoken priest.

star 7.65
177 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Suicide Tree

#25 - The Suicide Tree

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.65
158 votes
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