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Motive

Angels with Dirty Faces (Season 2, Episode 8)
TV-14
TV Episode | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The victim: James Dent. The killer: Peter Ward, the home care nurse for Olivia Dent, James' seriously ill mother who has an auto-immune kidney disease. James was found nearly dead after he made a 911 call of being assaulted. It looked to ...See moreThe victim: James Dent. The killer: Peter Ward, the home care nurse for Olivia Dent, James' seriously ill mother who has an auto-immune kidney disease. James was found nearly dead after he made a 911 call of being assaulted. It looked to be a BDSM session gone wrong, the actual issue almost killing him being auto-erotic asphyxiation. He is declared brain dead, but is kept on life support at the hospital. Angie and Oscar learn from Olivia that she and James have been estranged for some months, initiated by him. Olivia admits that she and James' now deceased father spoiled James growing up, and now as a young man she wanted him to make it on his own. She provided him with a business, a rehearsal space, on which he could earn a living. However, James still seemed to want more from her due to her wealth and the sense of entitlement he learned growing up. Olivia knew little of his current life beyond believing that he was squandering away his life and money while using the rehearsal space more as a clubhouse in which to hang out with his friends. They also learn from James' friends that he may have been the victim of identity theft, with new credit cards and a drivers license being requested, the credit cards not being issued because of his large outstanding balances. And voice recognition proves that the 911 call was not made by James himself. Beyond the evidence, a situation at the hospital points to Peter as the perpetrator. However, Angie and Oscar have to figure out why Peter, when given the opportunity, did not kill James outright before he made the 911 call, if the motive was purely to inherit Olivia's estate instead of James. Meanwhile, Brian, who has been trying to speak to his wife Mary, from who he is separated, turns to Officer Sung for support. And the professional issue between Angie and Mark that occurred ten years ago may soon come to a head. Written by Huggo See less
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James Thorpe (developed by) | Daniel Cerone (created by) | Daegan Fryklind | Thomas Pound (junior story editor)
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Updated Apr 24, 2014

Release date
Jul 16, 2014 (United States)
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15 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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Warren Christie
Sergeant Mark Cross Sergeant Mark Cross   See fewer
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Lauren Holly
Dr. Betty Rogers Dr. Betty Rogers   See fewer
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Alexander Calvert
James Dent James Dent   See fewer
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Paul Campbell
Peter Ward Peter Ward   See fewer
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Rachel Hayward
Olivia Dent Olivia Dent   See fewer
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Laura Mennell
Samantha Turner Samantha Turner   See fewer
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Valerie Tian
Officer Wendy Sung Officer Wendy Sung   See fewer
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James Kirk
Ken Shand Ken Shand   See fewer
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Laci J Mailey
Carly Morgan (as Laci Mailey) Carly Morgan (as Laci Mailey)   See fewer
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Aliza Vellani
Dr. Gita Ambreen Dr. Gita Ambreen   See fewer
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Benita Ha
Nurse Evelyn Nurse Evelyn   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 70 votes