‘Motive’: 5 Things You Need To Know
1. ‘Whydunit’ is more important than ‘Whodunit’
Unlike other procedurals where the killer is revealed near the end of the episode, in “Motive” we find out the identities of the killer and the victim right away. What we don’t know is how the two people are related and why the killing took place. Enter homicide detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira), who will piece together the clues, told in a series of flashbacks, to find the “motive.”
2. Angie isn’t your typical detective
She’s the best in the business but her tactics might surprise you. Angie is a charming, sympathetic detective and has a knack for getting people to offer up information they may not otherwise reveal. That doesn’t mean she isn’t tough though. With an upbringing that has been far from easy, this resilient single mom won’t let anyone push her around. She also drives a pretty badass “classic” Oldsmobile Hurst.
3. The killers are everyday people
Whether it’s a housewife, a teenager or a family member, the people who commit the crimes in “Motive” aren’t your typical cold-blooded killers. They are normal, everyday people who find themselves in extreme situations that lead to deadly decisions.
4. An ’80s teen heartthrob plays the first victim
When “Motive” kicks off Feb. 3 on CTV, New Kids on the Block’s own Joey McIntyre will play a karaoke-singing high school teacher. As revealed in the first few minutes of the episode, the ’80s teen heartthrob is the victim and it’s up to Angie to figure out who killed his character and why. He might die in the first few minutes, but don’t despair, McIntyre still gets a chance to show off his famous voice…
5. There are no vampires but “Motive” has a “Twilight” connection
Angie’s teenage son Manny is played by Victoria, B.C.-native Cameron Bright, who played vampire Alec (a Volturi guard) in “Twilight” movies “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” There are no vampires to protect in “Motive” but Manny still does his best to look out for his mom.
“Motive” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. Full episodes are also available online at CTV.ca.
About Sheri Block
Sheri Block has been covering entertainment for CTV.ca since 2008. In addition to covering Will and Kate’s Royal Wedding in London, Sheri’s highlights have included going on tour with “Canadian Idol,” being a stand-in on “Canada’s Next Top Model” and meeting Colin Farrell at the Toronto International Film Festival.Follow her on Twitter!