The BEST Episodes of Motive
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 19, 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.
#1 - We'll Always Have Homicide
Season 4 - Episode 13
Three years after a killer gets away, the team reunites to close the case.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - Natural Selection
Season 4 - Episode 11
A woman is murdered with what appears to be a medieval weapon.
#6 - Chronology of Pain
Season 4 - Episode 12
Angie races to catch a killer who is an expert at covering their tracks.
#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.
#8 - For You I Die
Season 2 - Episode 13
A major case from the past resurfaces; Angie thinks she and Cross should come clean.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#11 - A Problem Like Maria
Season 3 - Episode 13
Angie tries to take down a criminal who is determined to end her career.
#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.
#13 - Kiss of Death
Season 2 - Episode 12
A murder mystery author is poisoned; Lucas' personal life takes a hit; Angie gets a nice surprise.
#14 - Public Enemy
Season 1 - Episode 5
Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a health food guru, while Manny tries to get better grades.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - Interference
Season 4 - Episode 6
The murder investigation of a suburban mom takes a turn when her child is abducted.
#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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#24 - Abandoned
Season 2 - Episode 9
Angie and Flynn investigate a kitchen explosion; Angie shares the truth about her past and that of Sgt. Cross.
#25 - The Vanishing Policeman
Season 4 - Episode 1
Angie and Vega must adjust their work dynamic while trying to bring a cop killer to justice.