Republic of Doyle, created and starring Newfoundland native Allan Hawco as Jake Doyle, the roguish and irreverent private investigator at the center of a colourful cast of characters who live and work together as an extended family as they try and run a “gumshoe” racket in contemporary St. John’s, Newfoundland. The series combines the retro crime vibe of classic detective TV shows with a fresh dramatic/comedic edge that produces a blend of intriguing episodic mysteries and ever-churning relationship turmoil.
Jake tries to deal with what happened to Leslie while new cases crop up for him to solve.
Leslie has some conditions to meet before she can return to work; Jake tries to follow a not-so-legal money trail.
Jake is involved in a car accident that leads to investigating some shady doings at the track. Leslie must see a therapist in order to continue working, but doesn't want to. Mal and Jake keep Rose in the dark about a secret.
Jake and a dangerous woman team up to find a missing driver and keep a crime war from breaking out; Leslie offers to help Jake and the Doyles despite not getting her therapist's OK; Mal and Des' repo work bottoms out.
Jake seeks evidence to prove him innocent while he's being tracked a high-school enemy who's now a parole officer; Leslie compromises her job in a search for the truth; Mal and Rose have questions about the prodigal Christian's return.
Jake deals with a case that's literally been dropped off on his front step; Ned Bishop's stranger-than-usual behavior imperils a pivotal day for Christian Doyle; and Leslie's past actions come back to haunt her and lead to pressure from a new source.
When a tense strike at the docks turns violent, the Doyles team up with Jimmy and Wolf to protect a witness but uncover something more sinister in the process.
The Doyle's try to keep their stories straight during a police interrogation; Leslie and Jake keep secrets; Des and Tinny disagree on their relationship.
Jake's murder charge comes to the fore; Leslie faces a life-altering event as her job is on the line; Des shows up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Meanwhile, Tinny is torn between family and job; and the Doyles have 48 hours to solve a case.