Private Eye Jake Doyle returns for a raucous second season of CBC’s Republic of Doyle, solving cases, dodging punches and chasing criminals through the hilly, colourful streets of seaside St. John’s. Allan Hawco stars as the charming and irreverent detective who struggles daily to navigate the complications of running the family P.I. business while keeping his very tangly private life in check.
Also returning to the Republic are the people that Jake can’t live with -- or without: colleague (and defacto stepmother) Rose Miller (Lynda Boyd); vandal turned P.I. apprentice Des Courtney (Mark O’Brien); and enterprising niece Tinny (Marthe Bernard).
But the return of one Doyle remains uncertain. After a couple of massive back-to-back heart attacks and emergency surgery, what has become of Malachy Doyle (Sean McGinley)... and how are the Doyles moving forward?
This sophomore season features some fresh additions to the Doyle universe, folks who will make an impact Jake’s world: Crown Attorney Allison Jenkins (Michelle Nolden), St. John’s Mayor Bill Clarke (Rick Roberts) and local loan heavy Big Fat Ronnie (Matt Gordon). Republic of Doyle Season 2 also heralds the return of unapologetic Martin Poole (Nick Campbell), bombastic novelist Garrison Steele (Victor Garber) and the Prodigal Doyle, Christian (Jonathan Goad).