Are you a fan of Republic of Doyle? How well do you think you know St. John’s? Celebrate the Season Finale by showing your stuff!

For one week only, I’m pleased to host the Great DoyleMaps Contest! On offer is the easily-mailed Great Canadian prize: a $20 Tim Horton’s gift card. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is identify as many as you can of ten locations from screenshots of Republic of Doyle.

Update:  To the 21 of you who were taken in by the RickRolling link, I apologize. I had the idea for the contest last night, and I’ve been too busy to actually get the screenshots ready today, so I thought I’d alienate my readers with a bit of April Foolery.  The good news is that the contest is actually real, and there really is a Tim’s card up for grabs.  Tell your friends, put your thinking caps on, and come back tomorrow to start the challenge.

The rules are simple:

  • While you get bonus points for identifying what happened in the scene in question, what I’m really looking for is where in St. John’s each scene was shot. And no points just for saying ‘The West End.’ Let’s try for an actual street/neighbourhood.
  • Submit your answers by email to doylemaps [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line ‘Contest’. [In the April Fool’s version, this line said to comment on the post, but if you think about it, only one person would need to do the work, and everyone else could chime in with the same answers.]
  • At 9:00pm Atlantic time (9:30 in the Republic) on Wednesday 7 April, I will collect all the entries with all right answers (or, if no one gets them all, the entries with the most right) in my largest hat, and give them a shake.
  • One lucky entry will be drawn and announced; then I’ll contact the lucky winner about how to send them their Tim Horton’s gift card.
  • Some locations may already be in the maps already posted, so be sure to check them as well.
  • This contest is just for a bit of fun; let’s not get too cutthroat in competition.

To see what the April Fools visitors got, click here. The real link will be coming tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay.


Jake and Mal are pulled into a family favour case when Walter’s soon-to-be brother-in-law suddenly disappears on the day of his wedding; Leslie meets Christian for the first time and he certainly leaves an impression on her; and the tension between Jake and Christian escalates to a new level after Christian crosses one too many lines with his younger brother.

Written By: Jesse McKeown
Directed By: Steve Scaini

Original Airdate: 31 March 2010

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The houses across the street from Bruce Borden have a very distinctive look — as if I’ve been down that street so many times I ought to know where it is, but I’ve seen it so many times I can’t think where it is. And And Grace Ebner’s room in the Admiral Montague doesn’t look like the coziest room, but can anyone guess where it is? Does anyone have suggestions? You can add to the map by clicking here.

When Mal suddenly leaves town and lends Jake out to be shadowed by a pompous crime novelist looking for inspiration, Jake’s entire life, including his constant relationship woes, is put under the authorial microscope; a simple cheating spouse domestic case turns out to be something far more devious than it first appears; and Jake, expecting the return of his father, gets an unwelcome surprise when it’s not Mal standing in the kitchen to greet him but his troubled older brother, Christian.

Written By: Steve Cochrane and Avrum Jacobson
Directed By: Robert Lieberman

Original Airdate: 24 March 2010

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When a dubious chip truck owner notices his truck is missing – along with his driver/best buddy – he cons Jake into taking the case; Martin really crosses a line with Rose and she takes matters into her own hands; and Jake’s divorce becomes final and he’s happy to tell Leslie that he’s now a free-agent. But Leslie’s just been bumped up the ladder with a promotion to Sergeant, and her eye is on the job, not Jake Doyle.

Written By: Perry Chafe
Directed By: Phil Earnshaw

Original Airdate: 17 March 2010

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A grieving widow hires the Doyles to find out why her husband left a generous sum of money in his will to a woman she’s never heard of. Rose continues to battle with Martin over their divorce while Mal formulates a plan to get Poole out of their lives for good; and Leslie and Jake hit a comfortable stride as friends and colleagues – just as his divorce from Nikki becomes final.

Written By: John Callaghan and Steve Cochrane
Directed By: Jerry Ciccoritti

Original Airdate: 10 March 2010

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The Doyles help a close family friend beat a manslaughter charge despite the fact that he refuses to defend himself; Jake’s relationship with his ex-wife, Nikki, is heating up when it should be cooling down – and Leslie might be the perfect distraction.

Written By: Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe and Malcolm MacRury
Directed By: Mike Clattenburg

Original Airdate: 6 January 2010

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