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 becomeÂ instantly memorable.
Here’s what we can tell you aboutÂ “The Dead Hand”â€”written by showrunner Dennis Heatonâ€”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 dayâ€”week actuallyâ€”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.
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.Â 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.