Season 1Note: The first date is the CBC air date; the second date is the air date if it ever is shown in USA.
Note: The first season averaged 791,000 viewers for original broadcasts, excluding the summer airing of the pilot - an oddity still confusing but welcome.
0 ~ The Hidden Agenda (aka the pilot)
19 August 2010 :
this is the pilot of Republic Of Doyle that was not quite what was picked up for series. I was just browsing my favourite sites looking for another show and there it was, a tvrip of the pilot. CBC had broadcast the previously unaired 22 minute pilot between the end of season 1 and the release of the season on dvd. It is set in October 2008. The copyright on the episode is 2010. How odd. But what a treat!
Written by: Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, & Malcolm MacRury · Directed by: Jim Allodi
Ratings: million viewers
1 ~ Fathers and Sons
6 January 2010 :
The Doyles help a close family friend beat a manslaughter charge despite the fact that he refuses to defend himself; Jake’s relationship with his ex-wife, Nikki, is heating up when it should be cooling down – and Leslie might be the perfect distraction.
Guest stars: Shaun Majumder as Benny Natchie
Written by: Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe and Malcolm MacRury · Directed by: Mike Clattenburg
Ratings: 969,000 viewers
2 ~ The Return of the Grievous Angel
13 January 2010 :
A young woman comes to The Doyles with one case – to find her unknown biological father – but they end up solving three; Jake is distracted by Leslie while trying to extract himself from Nikki.
Written by: Allan Hawco & Avrum Jacobson · Directed by: Steve DiMarco
Ratings: 715,000 viewers
3 ~ Duchess of George
20 January 2010 :
The Doyles take on a cold arson case for Mal's old flame to find out the tragic truth of what really happened when a girl died in a bar fire; Jake and Leslie are finally starting to connect when Jake discovers he might be... a daddy?
Written by: Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, & Malcolm MacRury · Directed by: Mike Clattenburg
Ratings: 685,000 viewers
4 ~ Blood is Thicker Than Blood
27 January 2010 :
A wrongfully convicted murderer gets out of prison and offers the Doyles a generous payday if they find the real killer; Jake finds out the truth about Nikki’s pregnancy.
Guest stars: Sebastian Spence as Bobby Maher, Shawn Doyle as Carl Maher
Written by: Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, Denis McGrath, & Malcolm MacRury · Directed by: Steve DiMarco
Ratings: 705,000 viewers
5 ~ Hit and Rum
3 February 2010 :
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.
Guest stars: Gordon Pinsent as Maurice Becker, Mark Critch as Ned Bishop
Written by: Matt MacLennan · Directed by: Steve DiMarco
Ratings: 594,000 viewers
6 ~ The One Who Got Away
10 February 2010 :
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.
Guest stars: Nicholas Campbell as Martin Poole
Written by: Jesse McKeown · Directed by: Larry McLean
Ratings: 1,012,000 viewers
7 ~ The Woman Who Knew Too Little
3 March 2010 :
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.
Written by: Jeremy Boxen · Directed by: Robert Lieberman
8 ~ The Tell-Tale Safe
10 March 2010 :
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.
Guest stars: Cathy Jones as Janet Chafe, R.H. Thomson as Francis Chafe
Written by: John Callaghan & Steve Cochrane · Directed by: Jerry Ciccoritti
9 ~ He Sleeps With the Chips
17 March 2010 :
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.
Written by: Perry Chafe · Directed by: Phil Earnshaw
Ratings: 908,000 viewers
10 ~ The Pen Is Mightier Than the Doyle
24 March 2010 :
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.
Written by: Steve Cochrane & Avrum Jacobson · Directed by: Robert Lieberman
11 ~ A Horse Divided
31 March 2010 :
Jake and Mal are pulled into a family favour case when Walter’s soon-to-be brother-in-law suddenly disappears on the day of his wedding; Leslie meets Christian for the first time and he certainly leaves an impression on her; and the tension between Jake and Christian escalates to a new level after Christian crosses one too many lines with his younger brother.
Written by: Jesse McKeown · Directed by: Steve Scaini
12 ~ The Fall of the Republic
7 April 2010 :
When Jake receives a mysterious late night call from Christian, he’s not prepared for the scary crime scene he finds at the other end of the line; Mal is suddenly and seriously sidelined and Jake takes the reins to save his tormented brother from the Police, including Leslie; Nikki makes a significant step in moving on from Jake; and everyone’s trying to keep it together as their Republic falls apart.
Guest stars: Seamus O'Regan as a bartender
Written by: Steve Cochrane & Jesse McKeown · Directed by: Robert Lieberman