Motive Preview: The Dead Name


This week’s Motive marks the directorial debut of series star and Executive Producer, Kristin Lehman. “The Dead Name” focuses on the death of a pro footballer’s wife and the hidden secrets that surface after her murder.

Last week, when we spoke to Lehman about the episode, she called it “a really quiet, character-driven piece that was beautiful and nuanced and tragic.” That’s a completely accurate description of an episode about people doing terrible things with the best of intentions. It’s a poignant hour and Lehman puts her personal stamp on a show and characters she knows so well.

Guest stars include Sense8‘s Jamie Clayton, Kristine Cofsky, Nathan Mitchell (Arrow), and Giacomo Baessato (Wayward Pines).


Motive airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on CTV in Canada and 10/9c Sundays in the U.S. on USA Network.

Photos and Video Courtesy of CTV.

About Heather M.

Heather M. is a longtime TV addict (she’s admitted the problem and has whittled herself down to a *reasonable* number of shows) and writer/editor. She pays the bills by writing marketing communications in the tech sector. She’s been writing about genre TV since Invisible Man and Dark Angel and loved Jensen Ackles before you did. You can read more of her TV writing at TV Goodness and follow her on Twitter @approximofnice.