The BEST Episodes of Republic of Doyle
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2019
Network: CBC (CA)
Republic of Doyle, created and starring Newfoundland native Allan Hawco as Jake Doyle, the roguish and irreverent private investigator at the center of a colourful cast of characters who live and work together as an extended family as they try and run a “gumshoe” racket in contemporary St. John’s, Newfoundland. The series combines the retro crime vibe of classic detective TV shows with a fresh dramatic/comedic edge that produces a blend of intriguing episodic mysteries and ever-churning relationship turmoil.
#1 - Hit and Rum
Season 1 - Episode 5
The Doyles start trailing a potentially cheating husband to find he deeply loves his wife but is in deep trouble with some menacing criminals and smugglers; as Nikki moves forward with her new beau, Jake and Leslie take it to the next level.
#2 - Under Pressure
Season 3 - Episode 13
The Doyles struggle to prove Mal's innocence when he's accused of murder, but end up digging a deeper hole; Kathleen gets some brotherly help with the George situation; Tinny discovers the identity of her father.
#3 - The One Who Got Away
Season 1 - Episode 6
The Doyles show their sentimental side as they help Jake’s high school girlfriend run off into the sunset with her new husband, who’s running from both bad guys and good guys to just get away; Rose’s past comes back to haunt her in the form of her ex-con husband, while Leslie weighs whether or not she wants Jake in her future.
#4 - Will the Real Des Courtney Please Stand Up?
Season 2 - Episode 9
When Des finds himself in a very bizarre and compromising position, the Doyle clan works overtime to get him off the hook; Jake meets someone who has been complicating Allison's life; Tinny and Des start coming to terms with their feelings for each other.
#5 - Streets of St. John's
Season 3 - Episode 1
Sergeant Jake Doyle is assigned to protect a mob informant but when a mysterious group of men impede him, Jake finds the tables turned - himself the target of a manhunt.
#6 - The Woman Who Knew Too Little
Season 1 - Episode 7
Jake sets out to find the true identity of a beautiful amnesiac who stumbles across his path and ends up fighting off her two stalkers; Martin Poole refuses to leave town and wreaks havoc in Rose and Mal’s relationship; and Leslie gives Jake the cold shoulder.
#7 - Two Jakes and a Baby
Season 3 - Episode 8
Stuck in Her Majesty's Penitentiary, Jake's only chance of freedom lies in the capture of a wanted kidnapper; Mal and Rose investigate a case that hits close to home; Walter helps Kathleen with a parenting issue.
#8 - Last Call
Season 6 - Episode 10
In the series finale, Jake and Leslie are in the fight of their lives as powerful enemies close ranks; and the Doyles use all their tricks to protect their own, and receive help from an unlikely source.
#9 - What Doesn't Kill You
Season 4 - Episode 13
With Tinny abducted at gunpoint by Maurice Becker, Jake and Crocker have no choice but to work together to get her back. While being held captive, Tinny attempts to get into Becker's head.
#10 - High School Confidential
Season 3 - Episode 7
Jake Doyle is forced to help his high school nemesis track down missing money and win back the heart of his estranged wife; Des must decide between Chandra and Tinny once and for all; Rose and Kathleen take a step forward in their friendship.
#11 - Carlotta's Way
Season 4 - Episode 4
After a ransom drop goes bad, Jake and Mal fight against the clock and an unpredictable man to find the location of a kidnapped girl; Tinny shares some shocking news; Leslie slips deeper into her risky assignment.
#12 - Return of the Kingpin
Season 4 - Episode 12
The city is thrown into chaos when a prison break floods the streets with escaped cons, and a threat against Tinny makes it extremely personal for Jake; Unfazed by the warnings from her uncle and grandfather, Tinny oversees a police transport of seized guns and drugs.
#13 - The Tell-Tale Safe
Season 1 - Episode 8
A grieving widow hires the Doyles to find out why her husband left a generous sum of money in his will to a woman she’s never heard of. Rose continues to battle with Martin over their divorce while Mal formulates a plan to get Poole out of their lives for good; and Leslie and Jake hit a comfortable stride as friends and colleagues - just as his divorce from Nikki becomes final.
#14 - A Stand Up Guy
Season 2 - Episode 3
It's no laughing matter when a comedian is being stalked, and the Doyles are on the case to find the stalker; Jake gets some inside info on Allison.
#15 - Family Business
Season 2 - Episode 13
When Tinny and Des are snatched from the safety of the Doyle home in broad daylight, Jake is forced to confront a dangerous man from his past (Paul Gross) to get them back; Leslie loses something else very precious to her; Jake makes a decision about his future with Allison.
#16 - From Dublin With Love
Season 4 - Episode 1
Six months after the shooting of Des Courtney, the Doyles are at a graveyard mass when Mal's estranged brother-in-law (Angus Macfadyen) arrives in desperate need of help. It turns out his son, Rory (Martin McCann), has fled to St. John's after getting himself in trouble with some gangsters back in Dublin, and he needs the Doyles to find him before the wrong people do. But when Jake finally does track Rory down, he finds himself becoming an accomplice in Rory's armed robbery of an underground casino. Now that Rory has even more gangsters after him, Jake has to figure out what his cousin is really up to; all while Mal wrestles with his longstanding resentment of his brother-in-law, stemming from something that happened when Jake's mother passed away. Amongst the family drama, Jake goes to the police station to talk to Leslie, only to find that her desk has been cleared out. In her place: Constable Monica Hayward who has done her research on Jake and is not sure if he's trouble - Jake could say the same about her. Tinny, meanwhile, is helping to surprise Jake with a very special gift.
#17 - Blood Is Thicker Than Blood
Season 1 - Episode 4
A wrongfully convicted murderer gets out of prison and offers the Doyles a generous payday if they find the real killer; Jake finds out the truth about Nikki’s pregnancy.
#18 - Live Wire
Season 3 - Episode 11
When Des's dad is kidnapped after being released from jail, the Doyles must band together and save Jody Redmond before it's too late; Mal is distracted when he gets bad news about his old partner; Kathleen angers Tinny when she chooses an issue from the past over a case from the present.
#19 - Hot Package
Season 3 - Episode 3
The Doyles are hired to recover a missing item belonging to a beautiful client; Nikki asks Jake a favour he wants nothing to do with; Tinny enlists Des in keeping a secret.
#20 - Con, Steal, Love
Season 3 - Episode 12
Jake is hired to retrieve a priceless violin from a familiar con artist; Mal continues to dig into the death of his former partner; Kathleen is roped into another of George’s schemes.
#21 - Popeye Doyle
Season 2 - Episode 2
In order to find out where some stolen goods are, Jake gets himself arrested in order to be jailed with the thief who knows the location; Mal finds out some information about Rose that she's been keeping hidden from him.
#22 - The Return of the Grievous Angel
Season 1 - Episode 2
A young woman comes to The Doyles with one case – to find her unknown biological father – but they end up solving three; Jake is distracted by Leslie while trying to extract himself from Nikki.
#23 - The Dating Game
Season 3 - Episode 6
Jake and Leslie find themselves trapped while trying to stop a robbery in progress; When Mal discovers his son is missing, he and Des try to locate Jake before it's too late; Rose helps newly-returned Doyle daughter, Kathleen, with a problem from her past.
#24 - Blood Work
Season 4 - Episode 2
Jake and Mal are given no choice but to help an escaped convict prove his innocence, and they get a glimpse of the drug trade in the city in the bargain; Tinny's curiosity about her father grows; Jake finds out why Leslie's been off the radar.
#25 - One Angry Jake
Season 3 - Episode 10
As one member of a biased jury, Jake struggles to exonerate an innocent woman; Des uses his skills to assist Jake's investigation on the outside; A decision from Kathleen’s past puts the Doyles in danger.