The BEST Episodes of Republic of Doyle

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020

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.

Streets of St. John's

#1 - Streets of St. John's

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2012

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.

star 8.74
113 votes
Directors: Keith Samples
Writers: Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe
Hit and Rum

#2 - Hit and Rum

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2010

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.

star 8.73
89 votes
Directors: Steve DiMarco
Writers: Matt MacLennan
Will the Real Des Courtney Please Stand Up?

#3 - Will the Real Des Courtney Please Stand Up?

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2011

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.

star 8.57
51 votes
The Woman Who Knew Too Little

#4 - The Woman Who Knew Too Little

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 2, 2010

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.

star 8.52
54 votes
The Tell-Tale Safe

#5 - The Tell-Tale Safe

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 10, 2010

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.

star 8.50
54 votes
Writers: John Callaghan and Steve Cochrane
Family Business

#6 - Family Business

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 6, 2011

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.

star 8.49
53 votes
A Stand Up Guy

#7 - A Stand Up Guy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2011

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.

star 8.47
55 votes
The One Who Got Away

#8 - The One Who Got Away

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2010

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.

star 8.47
64 votes
Directors: Larry McLean
Writers: Jesse McKeown
Popeye Doyle

#9 - Popeye Doyle

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2011

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.

star 8.45
56 votes
St. John's Town

#10 - St. John's Town

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 30, 2011

The Doyles are hired by a real estate agent to investigate a series of strange occurrences at the site of her controversial housing development; Leslie uncovers some suspicious facts about the Mayor; the tension between Jake and the Mayor hits a high point; Allison makes Jake a serious proposition.

star 8.44
52 votes
The Fall of the Republic

#11 - The Fall of the Republic

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 7, 2010

After getting a call from his brother Christian, Jake must help prove him innocent in a shady murder case. Meanwhile health issues creep up on Mal and Des along with Tinny take on a case by themselves.

star 8.43
54 votes
Sympathy for the Devil

#12 - Sympathy for the Devil

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2011

The Doyles reluctantly take on a case from a dodgy "old friend" when he promises them a big payday; Jake and Allison encounter friction when their professional lives impose on their personal relationship; Jake gets an interesting job offer from an unlikely source.

star 8.40
53 votes
The Ryans and The Pittmans

#13 - The Ryans and The Pittmans

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2011

When an old Doyle family friend accidentally goes missing at sea, the Doyles are hired by his daughter to find out what really happened; Jake is forced to bail out Christian and picks up another line of business and a pile of new debt.

star 8.38
55 votes
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Doyle

#14 - The Pen Is Mightier Than the Doyle

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 24, 2010

When Mal suddenly leaves town and lends Jake out to be shadowed by a pompous crime novelist looking for inspiration, Jake’s entire life, including his constant relationship woes, is put under the authorial microscope; a simple cheating spouse domestic case turns out to be something far more devious than it first appears; and Jake, expecting the return of his father, gets an unwelcome surprise when it’s not Mal standing in the kitchen to greet him but his troubled older brother, Christian.

star 8.37
56 votes
Writers: Steve Cochrane and Avrum Jacobson
The Special Detective

#15 - The Special Detective

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2011

Crime novelist Garrison Steele returns again to both hire and torment Jake to help him research a murder case; Jake and Leslie struggle to keep their mutual affection for each other in check; Allison receives some much-needed help from Jake.

star 8.37
56 votes
A Horse Divided

#16 - A Horse Divided

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 31, 2010

Tensions are at an all-time high with Jake's older brother Christian back in town and the Doyles are on a case involving Walter's soon-to-be brother-in-law.

star 8.37
57 votes
He Sleeps With the Chips

#17 - He Sleeps With the Chips

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2010

When a dubious chip truck owner notices his truck is missing - along with his driver/best buddy - he cons Jake into taking the case; Martin really crosses a line with Rose and she takes matters into her own hands; and Jake’s divorce becomes final and he’s happy to tell Leslie that he’s now a free-agent. But Leslie’s just been bumped up the ladder with a promotion to Sergeant, and her eye is on the job, not Jake Doyle.

star 8.37
52 votes
Directors: Phil Earnshaw
Writers: Perry Chafe
Don't Gamble with City Hall

#18 - Don't Gamble with City Hall

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2011

Jake buys an expensive gift for Allison only to have it stolen by a thief; The Mayor finds himself in a compromising position and asks for Jake's help and his silence; Mal has trouble telling a lie to his kids; Leslie thinks she's being followed.

star 8.33
51 votes
The Son Also Rises

#19 - The Son Also Rises

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 2, 2011

When a member of the Doyle clan is in danger from both the police and a killer, the family comes together to stay safe.

star 8.33
58 votes
Something Old, Someone Blue

#20 - Something Old, Someone Blue

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2011

It's matrimony -- Doyle style -- as Jake and Mal are tasked with finding the person responsible for sabotaging an upcoming wedding; Mal and Rose fix a bump in the road in their relationship as Jake and Allison hit a stride in theirs; Des comes to Tinny's rescue but ends up exploding her plans in the process.

star 8.31
55 votes
Crashing on the Couch

#21 - Crashing on the Couch

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2011

Jake and Mal are called to check into some death threats that have been made to a respected psychiatrist; an old "friend" from the past shows up and makes an interesting proposition to the Doyles; after Leslie's close call, Jake and Leslie find themselves struggling a little in their new romantic relationships.

star 8.30
56 votes
Firecracker

#22 - Firecracker

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2013

Jake and Mal have to keep up with Sloan Daniels (Lola Tash), a mysterious girl with an eye for trouble -- and Jake’s GTO. Des feels a deep connection to the case which awakens painful memories.

star 8.28
57 votes
From Dublin With Love

#23 - From Dublin With Love

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2013

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.

star 8.28
90 votes
Under Pressure

#24 - Under Pressure

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 4, 2012

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.

star 8.26
114 votes
Directors: Keith Samples
Writers: Allan Hawco
High School Confidential

#25 - High School Confidential

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2012

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.

star 8.23
111 votes
Directors: Gail Harvey
Writers: Allan Hawco