The Detectives (2018)

The BEST episodes of The Detectives (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Each episode features a different detective telling the story of a real case in Canada that not only challenged them like no other, but also had a lasting impact on Canadian society and law enforcement. In bringing intimate, raw interviews with detectives together with dramatization, the series offers an eye-opening and emotional look at a detective's journey and what it takes to break a case from the detective's perspective.

Last Updated: 5/14/2022Network: CBC (CA)
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The Second Chance
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7.81
26 votes

#1 - The Second Chance

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/2018

Ottawa Detective Bob Pulfer needs evidence to convict the man he believes murdered Louise Ellis, but to do so he must make an unorthodox decision to have a civilian go undercover.

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Stranger Calling
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7.70
43 votes

#2 - Stranger Calling

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/28/2018

Detective Rod Piukkala faces a gruesome crime scene, a bomb threat, and a killer threatening to strike again. The victim’s family helps change Canadian parole laws forever. What made this case unique? The Prioriello family were active in advocating for sentencing reform, to reduce the frequency of parole hearings from two years to five. In 2015, they succeeded in getting Bill C-479 passed, forever changing parole hearings for violent offenders from 2 to 5 years. This case marks the first time in Canadian history that latent prints were pulled directly off the skin of a victim, using a groundbreaking new technique.1 1 Geberth, Vernon J., Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fourth Edition (Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations) - ISBN 0849333032 - p.711 About the detective Retired Detective Sergeant Rod Piukkala served for 34 years at the Peel Regional Police, Oxford Community Police Service and the Durham Regional Police. In 2006 he was awarded the Member of Merit (M.O.M.), Police Order of Merit. He retired in 2006 as Chief of Police.

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The Wells Gray Gunman
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7.67
120 votes

#3 - The Wells Gray Gunman

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/2018

One of the largest mass murders in Canada is heinously committed In Wells Gray Park, B.C., as three generations of a family are brutally killed. For Detective Mike Eastham (John Pyper Ferguson), it’s mission that takes him across the country and back again as he pioneers the use of the media to catch his man. When the killer gets a plea, Eastham vows to put him behind bars, because for Eastham the case won’t be over for him until he’s gone.

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Trick or Treat
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7.65
60 votes

#4 - Trick or Treat

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/2018

When a man is reported missing, things don’t add up. Edmonton Homicide Investigator Bill Clark takes charge and before long finds himself deep in the world of Internet homicide and the sickening potential that the murder was filmed and for sale to the highest bidder.

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The Walk Home
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7.65
31 votes

#5 - The Walk Home

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2018

When 17-year-old Jennifer Teague goes missing, her community is stunned. Detective Greg Brown turns to the town to help him find her killer.

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Officer Down
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7.61
23 votes

#6 - Officer Down

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/2020

RCMP Detective Earl Peters is called out to a crime scene he will never forget. Lying motionless in the middle of a deserted service road near the Calgary Airport, in full uniform, is RCMP Constable Gordon Kowalczyk. The 35-year-old father of three has been shot dead, probably during a traffic stop. It's every cop's worst nightmare. Peters is willing to move heaven and earth to find the people responsible for this officer down… but will it be enough?

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She Said
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7.55
29 votes

#7 - She Said

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/14/2018

When a sex worker goes missing in Halifax and another is found badly beaten, Sergeant Penny Hart works to bring down barriers between police and sex trade workers to solve the case.

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Father's Day
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7.54
52 votes

#8 - Father's Day

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/2018

When leads dry up on a double homicide, Hamilton Detective Don Forgan turns to the only potential witness, the murder victim's three-year-old son.

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Jackie
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7.52
27 votes

#9 - Jackie

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2018

The city of Fredericton is reeling after eight year old Jackie Clark goes missing. Determined to find her, detective Mike Richards pushes the boundaries of police protocol.

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The Last Fare
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7.46
26 votes

#10 - The Last Fare

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2018

When cab driver Lucie Turmel is found brutally murdered in the tourist town of Banff, Alberta, RCMP Detective Doug Morrison struggles with no solid leads and thousands of possible suspects.

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Hatred
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7.40
25 votes

#11 - Hatred

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/2018

When a man with no enemies and few friends is viciously murdered in a quiet neighbourhood in Calgary, Detective Dave Sweet struggles to determine who could have done it.

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Burning Season
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7.37
35 votes

#12 - Burning Season

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/7/2018

Detective Debbie Harris searches for the arsonist behind the fire that destroyed Toronto's renowned Empress Hotel.

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Small Town Murder
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7.37
27 votes

#13 - Small Town Murder

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/2018

In a small town, the death of Scott Dell looks like a suicide until detective Ken Leppert digs a little deeper and it begins to look more like murder.

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Project Prism
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7.37
19 votes

#14 - Project Prism

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/6/2020

Deep into the investigation of the disappearances from The Village, Toronto Police uncover surprising connections within the community, including links to an infamous killer from Montreal. Then, just as it appears things have cooled down, two more men go missing, putting the entire city on high alert. Detective Hank Idsinga and his team need to answer some tough questions. What is going on? And will they ever stop the disappearances?

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Master Manipulator
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7.36
25 votes

#15 - Master Manipulator

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/8/2018

When 72 year-old Bruce Firman is found brutally murdered in his home, detective Keri Harrison must discover who would want this kind, elderly man dead.

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Mother and Son
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7.32
19 votes

#16 - Mother and Son

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/9/2020

A Sackville mother and son are found strangled to death in their trailer home, which becomes an intensely personal case for RCMP Detective Gerry Belliveau.

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Out of Lies
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7.32
19 votes

#17 - Out of Lies

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/16/2020

Lethbridge Police Detective Ryan Stef pushes his investigative creativity to the limit as he tries to solve the vicious murder of an innocent grandmother.

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Starting Over
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7.27
15 votes

#18 - Starting Over

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/23/2020

A Hamilton detective follows a string of evidence in the hopes it will unravel the mystery of why an innocent father of four was executed.

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Nine Shots
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7.26
27 votes

#19 - Nine Shots

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2018

To solve a brutal triple homicide in Chatham, Ontario, Detective Peter Baker must follow the trail of missing guns.

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Project Hitchhiker
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7.26
70 votes

#20 - Project Hitchhiker

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/2018

Detective Herb Curwain (Eric Johnson) is finally promoted to the Homicide Unit and with this comes the assignment of an unsolved case he knows well — the disappearance of a young woman in Pickering, Ont. There’s evidence this may be connected to one man and a string of serial killings, but when red tape threatens to get in his way — Curwain does whatever it takes and changes the way serial killers are investigated in Canada to this day.

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The Cottage Country Killer
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7.25
20 votes

#21 - The Cottage Country Killer

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2020

Toronto couple Ian and Nancy Blackburn are found strangled to death in the trunk of their car. Detective Doug Grady soon connects the murders to a series of break-ins in Ontario's cottage country. Before long, it becomes clear that a serial killer is on the loose and looking to kill again. Will Grady be able to identify the monster and put a stop to the killings before another victim is claimed?

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Home
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7.14
36 votes

#22 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/21/2018

A man arrives from the Philippines to join his wife who's started a new life for them in Calgary but is brutally murdered less than a month later. Detective Thomas Barrow is proud of his ability to read people but is haunted when his instincts fail him.

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Murder on the Causeway
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7.12
17 votes

#23 - Murder on the Causeway

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/2020

A missing pregnant woman turns up dead on the shores of the Delta Causeway after attending a yoga class. Her abandoned car is located nowhere near her body or the class. Delta Police Detective Harj Sidhu is brought in to investigate and forced to delve into his own Punjabi community to try and understand who killed the beloved young mother and elementary school teacher — and why.

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Project Houston
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7.00
19 votes

#24 - Project Houston

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/2020

A Toronto detective’s investigation into a missing man from the Village uncovers a bizarre international cannibal ring.

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