Republic of Doyle

Wednesday 9:00 PM on CBC (Returning October 15th for its final season!)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 16


    Aired 2/5/14

  • S 5 : Ep 15


    Aired 2/5/14

  • S 5 : Ep 14

    If The Shoe Fits

    Aired 1/29/14

  • S 5 : Ep 13

    Welcome Back Crocker

    Aired 1/22/14

  • S 5 : Ep 12

    Sleight of Hand

    Aired 1/15/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Allan Hawco

    Jake Doyle

  • S&#233an McGinley

    Malachy Doyle

  • Lynda Boyd

    Rose Miller

  • Krystin Pellerin

    Leslie Bennett

  • Rachel Wilson

    Nikki Renholds

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  • Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings, not all of them on the right side of the law. Complicating matters on the personal front is Nikki, Jake's soon-to-be ex-wife; she is just one of the many women that Jake can't seem to stay away from. Another complication is the sexy, new police constable in town, Leslie Bennett, with whom Jake has an on-again, off-again relationship. Malachy's life should be running smoothly, as his live-in love, Rose, helps out at home and at the office, but Rose has secrets of her own that she's keeping. Malachy's grand-daughter, Tinny, also lives at home, and her teenage rebelliousness wrecks havoc on everyone, but she also proves surprisingly helpful with investigations. Rounding out the crew is Des Courtenay, a local tagger who started out as a thorn in Jake's side but ends up being a valuable aide in the business. After a successful first season, the second season began filming in St. John's on July 5, 2010. On August 31, 2010, Gemini Nominations were announced; season 1 of Republic of Doyle was nominated for: - Allan Hawco - Best Actor in a Dramatic Series (The Fall of the Republic) - Lynda Boyd - Best Actress in a Dramatic Series (He Sleeps With The Chips) - Rachel Wilson - Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series (Return Of The Grievous Angel/Blood Is Thicker Than Blood) - Michael Storey - Best Photography in a Dramatic Series (The Fall of the Republic) - Republic of Doyle - Best Dramatic Series. In January, 2011, season 2 began, moving from the 8 p.m. spot to the 9 p.m. spot. In February, 2011, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a third season. In January, 2012, Season 3 began, keeping the Wednesday, 9 p.m. spot. In January, 2013, season 4 began, with the show moving from its Wednesday slot to Sundays at 9 p.m. In October, 2013, season 5 began, with the show moving back to the Wednesday night slot at 9 p.m.moreless

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  • Quotes (245)

    • Mal: Why aren't you in school? Tinny: I'm not feeling good. Woman trouble. (Jake and Mal sigh and turn away) Rose: Oh, really? That's the third time this month. Why don't you go to the clinic?

    • Rose: And you know, the boys downtown told me it's a wonder that boat could float, with all the drugs on board. I guess that's where Benny got the E from, huh? Mal: The erection drug? Jake: (laughs) Dad, E is ecstasy. Mal: I'm joking, dumb-ass! I worked the drug squad, remember?

    • Jake: Were you just checking me out? Leslie: Excuse me? Jake: You were just... you were totally checking me out. No? (to another officer) Did you see that? (pause) Okay, you weren't checking me out. All right, okay.

    • (Tinny puts in her mp3 earbuds and walks away from Rose as she's talking) Rose: Okay, fine, if you can't hear me, I might as well be straight with you. I didn't move in to this house expecting to babysit a 16-year old brat. Keep it up, keep it up with the attitude. One night I'll sneak into your room while you're sleeping and wring your bloody neck. Tinny: (laughing) It wasn't turned on yet.

    • (reading the prison sign-in register) Mal: Laura Dawe, Brian's sister-in-law, is visiting Benny in jail. Jake: Are you sure? Mal: Yes, my son; that's her name, right there, see? Reading... it's a marvellous thing, you should try it sometime.

    • Jake: What can I say? Trouble just has a way of finding me. Rose: I think it's the other way around, actually.

    • (after being served with a restraining order to stay away from Nikki) Mal: You should talk to her. Jake: I'm not allowed to talk to her, that's the whole point. I mean, I can scream at her from 100 yards, if that's what you want.

    • Jake: Listen, you wouldn't die for me, would you? Mal: Nope. I've another son, as well as a daughter, which makes you expendible. You're third born, the runt of the litter. Jake: The fatherly love from you is just like one of those Latter Day Saints commercials. So much compassion! Mal: Move out of my house!

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    Notes (32)

    • Music: "Back to Me" performed by Kathleen Edwards "Tin Taste Two" performed by Grant King Trio "Playboy (Jedi Extended Mix)" performed by Candy Coated Killahz "Step by Step" performed by Jordan Knight

    • Music: "One Headlight" performed by The Wallflowers "Unsteady Hands" performed by Japan Batteries "Under Those Wheels" performed by The Novaks

    • Music: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" performed by Rusted Root "Sugar Cane" performed by Joey Stylez "Magic Carpet Ride" performed by Steppenwolf

    • Music: "Me Not You" performed by Catcher "Crawlin' Out Of A Hole" performed by Joe Belly & The Sin City Ramblers "Follow The Arrows" performed by Sean Panting

    • Music: "Radar Love" performed by Golden Earring "Banks Of Newfoundland" performed by Great Big Sea "Rue Oudinot" performed by D'Gé "Solomon's Row" performed by Sean Panting "Signal Hill" performed by John White

    • Music: "Man's Gotta Be A Stone" performed by Colin James "U.I.C." performed by The Wonderful Grand Band "3 O'Clock Drunk" performed by Sean Panting "Little Hitch Hiker" performed by Andrew Ledrew "Gone To Hell" performed by Sean Panting "Dream Weaver" performed by Gary Wright "Cosmic Suburbs" performed by Joe Belly & The Sin City Ramblers

    • Music: "No Fool For You" performed by Ian Foster "Random Feeling" performed by Chris Picco "Spring Will Spawn" performed by Sean Panting "Ams Waltz" performed by Bill Brennan

    • Music: "Sweet Hallelujah" performed by Hawksley Workman "Old Memory" performed by The Monday Nights "Pawn Shop" performed by Jetset Motel "Friend of Mine" performed by The Monday Nights

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    Trivia (28)

    • The post card that Rose receives is addressed to: Rose Poole 86 Calloway St. John's, NL A4A 3R9 According to the show credits, Rose's last name is "Miller".

    • Finn: (to Frank) Enjoy your stay in St. John's! Oldest city in North America, by the way. Later on: (while beating Jake) Frank: I thought Québec was the oldest city in North America. Jake: Huh? According to Wikipedia, St. John's was founded in 1497; Québec City was founded in 1535, but was abandoned in 1536 and then re-established in 1608. St. John's is credited as being the oldest English-founded city in North America. Québec is the oldest in the sense that it was the first built as a permanent city, and not just a commercial outpost.

    • Immediately after Frank fires the gun, we see Jake; his shirt has little to no blood on the front at all. Then, seconds later, when he hands Stacey the bag of money, he is covered in blood, with a large splash of it down the centre front of his shirt, covering both sides of the buttons. In the police station, his shirt has blood down the right side only, with only splatters on the left.

    • Jake: Amanda Ashmore, Jeff Ziegler? Mal: Sorry to pull you two love birds out of class. In the episode, Mal and Jake find the (failed) test paper of Jeff Ziegler, then go to the school, where they find him and call him by name. However, in the credits, the actor is credited as "Jeff Quinn".

    • According to the grave marker, Jake's mother's name was Emily Ann, she was born in 1953 and died in 1992.

    • The police file that Mal looks at on Rose lists her as having red hair, green eyes, 5' 7" tall, 138 pounds, with a date of birth of May 12, 1967, and born in Victoria, British Columbia.

    • Rose's phone number is 1-709-749-7963.

    • Just before Martin and Mal are shown in adjoining jail cells, the outside shot of H.M. Penitentiary is shown, leading us to believe that this is where they are being held. However, if they were picked up by the local police on a bar fight, they would be taken to the nearest police station and held in the cells there. The penitentiary is for convicted criminals serving more than 2 years' time.

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    Allusions (26)

    • (to Mal) Jake: There's an astute observation there, Banacek. Banacek (1972 - 1974) was a TV show about an insurance investigator, played by George Peppard.

    • (Mal is on the floor in a suspect's bathroom) Jake: He's fallen and he can't get up. This is a reference to a commercial for a medical alert pendant sold in the US in the late 80s by a company called LifeCall. The commercial portrayed a senior woman who had fallen in her bathroom at home; she activated the pendant and called out "I've fallen and I can't get up!" A dispatcher, who received the signal via the pendant was then able to send help.

    • (Nikki treats Jake for a second time in two days) Nikki: So, Groundhog Day? (pause) This day keeps repeating until you learn something. In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray portrayed a Pittsburgh weatherman who was doomed to live the same day, February 2, (Groundhog Day), over and over, until he finally learned to reassess his moral and ethical values.

    • (Mal is teaching Des how to hot wire a car) Jake: Hey, Fast & Furious, stop shagging around and use the dealer key! Fast & Furious (2009) was a sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001). Both movies deal with street racers and undercover cops.

    • Mal: Well, you just put your money where the fist usually lands, Hurricane. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a middleweight boxer from 1961 to 1966. He was tried and convicted (twice) of multiple murders, but in 1985, his conviction was overturned. He was immortalized in the movie The Hurricane (1999).

    • Terry: So we're in business. Ned: Like Bonnie and Clive. Terry: Yeah, no, I think it's Clyde. Ned: Who's the one who watches the History Channel all day? Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were criminals in the Midwest United States in the early 30s; both died in a shoot out with police in Louisiana on May 23, 1934. They were immortalized on film in Bonnie & Clyde (1967). The History Channel is owned by A&E; it broadcasts programs on historical events and persons. It is not available in Canada, however History Television broadcasts similar programming in Canada.

    • (exiting H.M. Penitentiary) Jake: Free at last. Jake is quoting part of the last line of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech given in 1963; the last line is, "Free at last, free at last; thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

    • (about Eli) Jake: Well, he's probably a pretty good lawyer. Eric Peterson, who plays Eli, was also in Street Legal, where he played Leon Robinovitch, a lawyer. He was also in This Is Wonderland, where he played Justice Declan Malone, a judge; all judges in Canada are lawyers.

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Must be getting harder to write good scripts......

    By Kenner2, Dec 05, 2013

  • Wonderfully original (or at least tnederly borrowed) Canadian dramedy.

    By eastmav, May 11, 2010

  • In the Canadian comedy tradition of "Corner Gas" and "Slings and Arrows"...

    By sandbur, Mar 31, 2010

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