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Motive

Undertow (Season 1, Episode 8)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The killer: Charles Stanwyck, a building contractor. The victim: Taylor Hollis, a post-graduate student who dealt drugs on the side. Taylor, whose dead body was found in a remote area which was not the kill site, had blunt force trauma to ...See moreThe killer: Charles Stanwyck, a building contractor. The victim: Taylor Hollis, a post-graduate student who dealt drugs on the side. Taylor, whose dead body was found in a remote area which was not the kill site, had blunt force trauma to the head, but was killed by asphyxiation from what looks to be a plastic bag held over his head. Once they ID him and find out more about him, Homicide believes his death may have something to do with his relationship to one of his former students, Sunita Rand. Sunny is engaged in what will be an arranged marriage by her traditional South Asian widowed father, Vijay Rand, but eventually admits that she and Taylor were in love and that she was planning on running off with him. Despite he having an airtight albeit seemingly manufactured alibi, Vijay, who states he knew nothing about Taylor and Sunny's romantic relationship, then becomes a suspect as his whole life, which includes current major renovations to his restaurant, would be shattered if Sunny didn't go through with the arranged marriage. Further evidence points to Taylor having been in the vicinity of the restaurant just prior to his death, at a time when Charles, the contractor, would have been there. However, Homicide has no motive tying Charles to wanting to kill Taylor. They may have to dig a little deeper into Charles' life to find that motive, his life which includes a diabetic wife Nancy Stanwyck, both who are still mourning the tragic and accidental death three months earlier of their adolescent son, Riley Stanwyck. Written by Huggo See less
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Don Macaulay (as Don MacAulay)
Status
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Updated Mar 28, 2013

Release date
Mar 28, 2013 (Canada)
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16 cast members
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Kristin Lehman
Detective Angie Flynn Detective Angie Flynn   See fewer
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Louis Ferreira
Detective Oscar Vega Detective Oscar Vega   See fewer
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Brendan Penny
Detective Brian Lucas Detective Brian Lucas   See fewer
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Roger Cross
Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom   See fewer
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Lauren Holly
Dr. Betty Rogers Dr. Betty Rogers   See fewer
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Alex Arsenault
Taylor Hollis Taylor Hollis   See fewer
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Raoul Bhaneja
Vijay Rand Vijay Rand   See fewer
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John Pyper-Ferguson
Charles Stanwyck Charles Stanwyck   See fewer
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Sarah-Jane Redmond
Nancy Stanwyck Nancy Stanwyck   See fewer
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Neelam Khabra
Sunita Rand Sunita Rand   See fewer
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Jacob Tremblay
Riley Stanwyck Riley Stanwyck   See fewer
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Michael Adamthwaite
Milo Kranc Milo Kranc   See fewer
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Tim Zhang
Buddy Buddy   See fewer
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Robert Weiss
Garrick Frobisher Garrick Frobisher   See fewer
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Carolyn Adair
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 69 votes