Republic of Doyle

10 Best Episodes of Republic of Doyle - Season 2

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 - S2E11

#13 - Don't Gamble with City Hall (Season 2 - Episode 11)

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 episode was rated 7.45 from 22 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E1

#12 - Live and Let Doyle (Season 2 - Episode 1)


A new case gets Jake and Mal caught in the middle of a daylight-kidnapping gang, which they quickly discover is all just a game. The game takes a sinister turn when one of the players turns up dead, and it's up to the Doyle P.I. Agency to find the killer in a very real murder. Des practises his investigative skills by tailing Tinny and finds out some very disturbing information.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 33 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E5

#11 - Something Old, Someone Blue (Season 2 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 27 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E7

#10 - Crashing on the Couch (Season 2 - Episode 7)


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 episode was rated 7.56 from 27 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E4

#9 - The Son Also Rises (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 7.66 from 29 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E8

#8 - Sympathy for the Devil (Season 2 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 24 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E6

#7 - The Ryans and The Pittmans (Season 2 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 26 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E10

#6 - The Special Detective (Season 2 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 27 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E12

#5 - St. John's Town (Season 2 - Episode 12)

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.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 23 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E13

#4 - Family Business (Season 2 - Episode 13)


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.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 25 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E2

#3 - Popeye Doyle (Season 2 - Episode 2)

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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 28 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S2E3

#2 - 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.

Republic of Doyle - S2E9

#1 - 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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