Motive’s massive Episode 5 twist

Motive is all about the complicated twists and turns on the road to discovering the link between victim and killer. And while there have been four season’s worth of stories, I honestly can’t remember one that was so unexpected. If you want to do a little bit of homework before “The Scorpion and the Frog”—written by Jennica Harper—airs Tuesday night, check out Aesop’s Fable, the inspiration for the storyline:

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “It’s my nature…”


A matter of trust
The power of those who work in the mental health industry is explored, as the killer—a psychiatrist—manipulates a situation for his benefit. The result is the plot biggest twist I’ve seen on Motive and one of the most disturbing crime scenes I’ve witnessed in network TV.

Mazur’s past haunts her
Three years ago Mazur had a similar case that send a killer to prison. But the details surrounding this murder causes not only Angie to question whether Mazur did the right thing but Mazur herself.

Vega looks amazing behind the Staff Sergeant desk
I didn’t think I’d like seeing him in the station so much, but he’s been great. That said, there is an excuse for him to hit the streets on Tuesday alongside Lucas.

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