MOTIVE – Season 1 Episode 2 – SPOILERS
A candidate for Mayor (David Jacobs, played by Noam Jenkins) is the villain of this piece. He kills his babysitter (Siobhan Williams) and attempts to frame her boyfriend (Anthony Konechny) for the crime. This episode was filmed long before recent developments involving the Mayor of Toronto (which involve a different kind of embarrassing video). Besides, MOTIVE is set in Vancouver. My first thought, though, was to see if Jacobs was driving a Ford. (He wasn’t.)
Angie Flynn’s Oldsmobile did not appear in this episode.
Our villainous politician is a former prosecutor and one would think he might be a bit more cautious than to use his campaign slogan as a password on a laptop which contained very compromising videos. Had a thumbprint been required to access files, none of this would have happened.
Dr. Betty (Lauren Holly) turns up for an autopsy looking great great, but she has only one scene. Flynn has to more or less nag the Doctor into helping her gain insight into the case. It appears that Dr. Betty is not the curious type, and is also a stickler for procedure.