Republic of Doyle

10 Best Episodes of Republic of Doyle - Season 5

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 - S5E15

#15 - Expansion (Season 5 - Episode 15)

Jake and Mal investigate death threats at the airport targeting construction magnate.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 24 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E6

#14 - Missing (Season 5 - Episode 6)


A memory-addled Jake has must fill in the blanks from the night before when Sloan goes missing and her worried aunt, Patti (Serinda Swan) seeks his help. Mal and Des get tangled up with dangerous thug as Des avoids an awkward confrontation with Tinny. Jake and Leslie come to a crossroads in their relationship and finally make a decision regarding their future.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 25 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E3

#13 - Firecracker (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Jake and Mal have to keep up with Sloan Daniels (Lola Tash), a mysterious girl with an eye for trouble -- and Jake’s GTO. Des feels a deep connection to the case which awakens painful memories.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 28 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E4

#12 - Gun for Hire (Season 5 - Episode 4)


Jake and Mal have no choice but to contend with a determined hitman when a man’s life is on the line. Tinny makes a big decision about her personal life. Leslie is put in the line of fire in Jake’s case – and is shocked to see it involves Callum Pardy. Des keep tabs on a suspicious businesswoman, Elaine Goodwin visiting the city. Jake has a proposition for Leslie – but is met with some shocking news.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 25 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E1

#11 - Bon Cop, Bueno Cop (Season 5 - Episode 1)

The worried Doyles and Leslie finally find out where Jake has been during his two month disappearance – but he’s brought some trouble back with him, including a rival for his affections. Tinny risks overstepping her professional bounds to help out her family. Des resolves to move on from Tinny. A stranger with a keen interest in Leslie comes to town.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 31 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E12

#10 - Sleight of Hand (Season 5 - Episode 12)


Jake tries to locate a hustler to get out of debt; Leslie's suspicious of a fellow officer; Jake's ex visits.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 22 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E10

#9 - Brothers in Arms (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Jake crosses paths with a familiar hot headed cop, Jimmy O’Rourke, while chasing a super hacker. Mal and Rose negotiate their way to a windfall. Des becomes apprenticed to a slick new Master.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 22 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E11

#8 - Frame Job (Season 5 - Episode 11)


Jake pursues a missing painting and a convicted art thief out for revenge, the Doyles are on edge after a brutal attack on one of their own. Sloan struggles to find her place in the family.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 20 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E7

#7 - Hook, Line and Sinker (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Jake takes a fishing trip with Mal and Des and uncovers a murder mystery in the woods; Rose runs into notorious frenemy Frances LeMont; Sloan pokes her nose in a case she shouldn’t; Des keeps a secret from the Doyles.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 20 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E8

#6 - Young Guns (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Jake is taken hostage and must investigate from inside an unusual, high stakes robbery; a trapped Mal risks his safety to help Leslie; Sloan’s secretive behaviour has Rose and Des alert.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 26 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E2

#5 - The Overpass (Season 5 - Episode 2)

Jake gets deterred by an old biking nemesis and an ambitious cop whilst trying to return a bail jumper to St. Johns.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 29 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E13

#4 - Welcome Back, Crocker (Season 5 - Episode 13)


Jake is forced to team up with his old partner ­ and Tinny’s father ­ Kevin Crocker (Paul Gross), who’s on the run and desperate to prove his innocence from the murder case he was implicated in so many years ago. Jake must work double time to keep loose cannon Crocker in check as they uncover an elaborate conspiracy which goes higher than anyone suspected. As Leslie investigates the missing Chief Inspector Craig Smallwood (Steve Bacic), she is caught by surprise as someone close to her is ambushed. Des seeks Rose’s advice as he wrestles with telling Jake an important secret.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 24 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E5

#3 - The Works (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Eccentric novelist Garrison Steele returns and pulls the Doyles into an unusual murder investigation.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 26 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E9

#2 - Major Crimes (Season 5 - Episode 9)


Leslie joins forces with Callum after her informant is murdered, Jake gets involved in Callum’s business and Tinny’s constable skills are tested on a big case.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 23 votes.

Republic of Doyle - S5E16

#1 - Buried (Season 5 - Episode 16)

Jake is up against the wall and faces the consequences of his actions at the worst possible time.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 25 votes.

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