From Bill Brioux:
O yeah! Doyle drives off into the sunset after six seasons
This was a series that was easy to embrace for me right from the beginning. For one thing, it wasn’t another formulaic, procedural, Canadian cop show mimicking a formulaic, procedural, American cop show. It screamed St. John’s, Newfoundland, in all that city’s pink and green glory. It paid homage to the great detective shows of the ’70s, especially The Rockford Files, so there was a retro coolness about it. It was a welcome hour of crime-bustin’ action in an era when dark, anti-hero edginess was starting to feel, for me at least, a tad overplayed. Given the choice between riding shotgun in Jake Doyle’s GTO, or astride a Harley with the Sons of Anarchy dudes, I’ll take the bench seat in the Pontiac, thanks. Continue reading.
Republic of Doyle to end ‘in style’ during CBC finale tonight
Allan Hawco knew the end of CBC-TV’s Republic of Doyle would eventually come, but he never imagined it would be such an emotional journey. Continue reading.
Republic of Doyle, CBC – two-part series finale
“Judgement Day” – Jake’s murder charge is front and centre, while Leslie faces her own life-changing events with her job on the line. Des finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and Tinny is caught between her family and her job. And in the midst of everything, the Doyles have 48 hours to solve a complicated case before their world changes forever.
“Last Call” – The battle for the Republic is on. Jake and Leslie fight for their lives as powerful enemies close ranks. The Doyles pull out every trick to protect their own and get help from an unexpected ally. Everything comes down to the wire as they hunt for the evidence they need to clear Jake’s murder charge and secure freedom in the City of Legends.
Saving Hope, CTV – “The Other Side of Midnight”
Dr. Zach Miller (Ben Ayres) pulls together a ‘polytrauma team’ to save the life of Nathan “The Rocket” Stewart (Peter Valdron, Backlash) after his latest race track injury, causing Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), Dr. Shahir Hamza (Huse Madhavji), and Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) to tag in and out of the marathon surgery to fix the driver. When Alex and Joel butt heads over the best course of treatment for the patient, they can’t help but reflect on their own bumps in the road as “the right team.” It’s Dr. Charlie Harris’ (Michael Shanks) day off – and his expectations of a quiet morning are interrupted with the arrival of a beautiful woman passing time in the hotel bar. Charlie contemplates a romantic life without Alex…until an emergency has him rushing back to the hospital. The episode also guest stars Lauren Lee Smith (THE LISTENER) as Astrid Rae and Rebecca Dalton (SPUN OUT) as Nora.
From Bill Harris of the Toronto Sun:
A ‘Republic of Doyle’ ending that would shake Jake
Just for fun I was trying to figure out what the most shocking ending would be for Republic of Doyle. Then it hit me like a Rock to the head.
What if lead character Jake Doyle finds out he isn’t really from Newfoundland? Continue reading.
From a media release:
It’s the last call for CBC’s homegrown P.I. drama REPUBLIC OF DOYLE as the series wraps its sixth and final season with a special two-hour, adrenaline-fuelled finale on Wednesday, December 10 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). The action-packed drama debuted on CBC in 2010 and has become a staple in the prime-time line-up, attracting a robust and engaged audience each week. The original Canadian production has gone on to be distributed in more than 98 countries and comes to a close following a successful sixth season run on CBC.
Set and filmed in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the series has single-handedly helped to stimulate the province’s television production industry and it is the largest original TV or film production ever mounted in Newfoundland and Labrador The popular program has become an overwhelming success, hosting top-tier talent with guest stars including Gordon Pinsent, Shannon Tweed, Paul Gross, Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe, Alan Doyle, Cathy Jones, Shaun Majumder and many more.
After a trying season, it’s the last call for the Doyle clan as their fate is determined in back-to-back episodes, in the two-hour finale. In “Judgement Day”, Jake’s murder charge is front and centre, while Leslie faces her own life-changing events with her job on the line. Des finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and Tinny is caught between her family and her job. And in the midst of everything, the Doyles have 48 hours to solve a complicated case before their world changes forever.
In part two, “Last Call”, the battle for the Republic is on. Jake and Leslie fight for their lives as powerful enemies close ranks. The Doyles pull out every trick to protect their own and get help from an unexpected ally. Everything comes down to the wire as they hunt for the evidence they need to clear Jake’s murder charge and secure freedom in the City of Legends.