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.
Vancouver homicide detective Angie Flynn investigates the murder of a popular high-school teacher (Joey McIntyre) in the opener of this crime-drama series.
Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a teenage girl.
The murder of a limo driver leads detectives to a waitress who cons her prey to steal, lie and kill.
After a lawyer is murdered, his wife, who receives a $1 million life-insurance payment, is the prime suspect.
Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a health food guru, while Manny tries to get better grades.
Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate the death of a mortgage broker who was found strangled in his office parking lot.
The murder of a news shop owner leads detectives to a respected pediatric doctor with a secret past.
Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a young man who was found beaten and suffocated. Clues indicate that the victim was involved with an engaged woman, and suspicion initially falls on the woman's father.
When a beautiful, young art aficionado is shot and killed, Detectives Flynn and Vega’s investigation proves that blood is indeed thicker than water.
Detectives Flynn and Vega investigate the murder of a controversial and outspoken priest.
There is no lack of suspects when a famous boxer is discovered stabbed to death in his own gym.
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.
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.
Angie and Vega must adjust their work dynamic while trying to bring a cop killer to justice.
Angie fills in as staff sergeant while investigating a football player's wife's murder.
The team goes after a killer who is spreading a lethal pathogen across the city.
Angie and Paula investigate the murder of an ex-con; Vega faces his boundary issues with Dr. Rogers and Lucas.
A murder with a familiar signature could mean a woman was wrongly convicted of a crime.
The murder investigation of a suburban mom takes a turn when her child is abducted.
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.
The murder of a politician’s son draws the attention of Interpol. Vega faces the fallout from decisions he made during the hostage crisis.
The team goes on a hunt through the past to find the killer of a video game designer.
A woman is found nail-gunned to death; Angie embraces her relationship with Jack; Vega's frustrations force him to look for other options.
A woman is murdered with what appears to be a medieval weapon.
Three years after a killer gets away, the team reunites to close the case.
Angie races to catch a killer who is an expert at covering their tracks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angie and Oscar search for an attacker and call in a professional favour; Lucas has trouble at home.
Angie and Flynn investigate a kitchen explosion; Angie shares the truth about her past and that of Sgt. Cross.
An investigation into the death of a man trampled by his horse; Vega explains his concerns.
Flynn and Vega search for a motive in the death of a real estate agent.
A murder mystery author is poisoned; Lucas' personal life takes a hit; Angie gets a nice surprise.
A major case from the past resurfaces; Angie thinks she and Cross should come clean.
In the Season 3 premiere, Det. Flynn returns after her self-imposed six-month exile and takes on a sensitive, high-profile homicide case.
The detectives' investigation into the murder of a high-end call girl is complicated by the revelation of her shocking double life, while Angie tries to adjust to Lucas being the primary investigator and becomes distracted when surprising details of the Montgomery case come to light.
An investigation into two seemingly unrelated murders is complicated by Vega needing to pass his weapons recertification in order to continue working in the field.
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.
All clues in the murder of an armed robber lead the team to a sweet florist.
The team must balance law and justice in the murder of a street artist.
A handsome airline pilot, who may be using his job to his homicidal advantage, is investigated.
The death of a free-spirited tarot-card reader is investigated; and Vega's doctor dispenses some unnerving news.
The assistant to a successful but sleazy photographer is murdered; and later, all the detectives are questioned by an internal-affairs sergeant looking into Angie's connection with Neville Montgomery.
A murder at a surgical clinic leaves detectives with two dead bodies; Angie thinks she's being followed.
The team searches for a common denominator in three homicides.
A prime suspect in a murder case may be a victim of foul play herself.