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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a member of the Doyle clan is in danger from both the police and a killer, the family comes together to stay safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jake deals with a case that's literally been dropped off on his front step; Ned Bishop's stranger-than-usual behavior imperils a pivotal day for Christian Doyle; and Leslie's past actions come back to haunt her and lead to pressure from a new source.
When a tense strike at the docks turns violent, the Doyles team up with Jimmy and Wolf to protect a witness but uncover something more sinister in the process.
The Doyle's try to keep their stories straight during a police interrogation; Leslie and Jake keep secrets; Des and Tinny disagree on their relationship.
Jake's murder charge comes to the fore; Leslie faces a life-altering event as her job is on the line; Des shows up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Meanwhile, Tinny is torn between family and job; and the Doyles have 48 hours to solve a case.
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.