Motive

Christina Cox and Dylan Bruce stop by for explosive Motive

Fans of Christina Cox and Dylan Bruce rejoice! She of Blood Ties, Defying Gravity and Shadowhunters (pictured above), and he of Orphan Black and American Gothic drop by for Tuesday night’s new episode of Motive. And, like the guest cast who have appeared before, both become instantly memorable.

Here’s what we can tell you about “The Dead Hand”—written by showrunner Dennis Heaton—without giving too much away.

The main storyline is um … the bomb
The whole episode is, actually. As teased by the above picture, Angie’s day—week actually—is wrecked when Susan (Cox) arrives at the precinct with a bomb strapped to her chest. The Navy IED expert is upset her son, Jake, was convicted of killing his sister, Nancy, and forces Angie to re-open the case.

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The whole team checks in
Vega, Betty, Lucas and Paula do some digging and quickly find not everything in the case is as cut and dry as it first appeared. Jake, a recovering drug addict, blacked out while robbing his parent’s house and when he came to his sister was at the bottom of the stairs, neck broken. The problem? A 45-minute space between police interviews that has the team scratching their heads.

Dylan Bruce is a killer co-star
Bruce’s Rand Hardy is identified as the killer in the case right away (as is Motive’s M.O.), and as the story goes through twists, turns and doubles back, Rand is revealed to be one sick puppy. It’s a treat to see Bruce play a complicated character.

Motive airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “Christina Cox and Dylan Bruce stop by for explosive Motive”

  1. Oh no, dear God, here it is July 5 and THE HAIR is still here. It hasn’t grown, it hasn’t changed, and it’s still leaning to one side.. Please make it go away to a bad 80s sci-fi movie and give us an awesome 80s perm.
    Furthermore, I thought this episode was pretty ordinary and derivative but I miss Christina Cox so I sat through it.

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