Republic of Doyle

10 Best Episodes of Republic of Doyle

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 28, 2021.

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Republic of Doyle - S3E1

#15 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 26 votes.

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#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 28 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 25 votes.

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#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 24 votes.

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#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 25 votes.

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#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 27 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 21 votes.

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#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 27 votes.

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#7 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 29 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S3E8

#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 24 votes.

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#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 22 votes.

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#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 35 votes.

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#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 28 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S3E13

#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.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 27 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S1E5

#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.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 31 votes.

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