The BEST episodes of An Unexpected Killer

Every episode of An Unexpected Killer ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of An Unexpected Killer!

A look at homicide investigations that conclude with the killer's true identity coming as a shocking surprise.

Last Updated: 4/19/2024Network: OxygenStatus: Continuing
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The Love That Kills
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7.76
25 votes

#1 - The Love That Kills

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/12/2021

A loving, single mother of two is the victim of a bizarre murder, leading detectives to investigate a number of suspects, until a killer with a dark obsession hiding in plain sight is revealed.

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Dying to See You
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7.74
61 votes

#2 - Dying to See You

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/12/2019

When a popular college student is found slain in the middle of campus, police suspect his friends and lovers might be involved.

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Twisted Attraction
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7.70
23 votes

#3 - Twisted Attraction

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/7/2021

When a young woman who was just starting out in life is found assaulted and stabbed to death in her boyfriend’s home, detectives work tirelessly to uncover a killer who had previously been above suspicion, leaving the town and police force stunned.

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Wicked Night Out
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7.68
19 votes

#4 - Wicked Night Out

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/6/2022

When a young mother is found dead in a field after a night out, police scour security video to retrace a suspect's steps. The discovery of a second crime scene leads to an arrest, before hi-tech forensics reveal a truth no one expected.

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Gold-Blooded Murder
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7.67
24 votes

#5 - Gold-Blooded Murder

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/11/2022

A fun-loving 59-year-old man is found shot to death in his home and his beloved jewelry collection stolen, leading detectives to a long list of suspects and a killer harboring a dark secret.

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Killer in Plain Sight
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7.66
47 votes

#6 - Killer in Plain Sight

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/2/2020

After a college student is viciously murdered and her apartment set ablaze, police untangle a web of relationships to find a killer who's dangerously close to home

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Hidden Betrayal
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7.65
20 votes

#7 - Hidden Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/9/2021

A civic-minded teen is shot to death in his own bed, but just as investigators are closing in on those responsible, a twist leaves everyone stunned.

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A Silent Death
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7.65
20 votes

#8 - A Silent Death

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/30/2022

A beloved teacher and mother of four silently vanishes in the middle of the night. A blood-soaked bedroom and horrific lakeside discovery point police to a killer close to home until mysterious tracks in the mud lead to a culprit no one suspected

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A Genius Murder
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7.64
33 votes

#9 - A Genius Murder

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2021

When a brilliant scientist and devoted family man is found beaten to death, the evidence leads police to make arrests, but an astounding revelation turns the investigation on its head.

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A Date With Death
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7.63
19 votes

#10 - A Date With Death

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/16/2022

A cat-loving and recently divorced young woman dipping her toes back in the dating game is beaten and strangled in a brutal and unusual way; investigators dive into the murky world of online dating to hunt a killer who could be ready to strike again.

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When Hate Kills
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7.60
50 votes

#11 - When Hate Kills

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/26/2019

Police in small town Louisiana investigate the mysterious and brutal murder of a beloved neighbor with no known enemies.

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Fatal Fast Food
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7.59
22 votes

#12 - Fatal Fast Food

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/18/2022

A restaurant is robbed and the night manager murdered leading police to investigate suspicious coworkers, a disgruntled ex-employee and a violent serial attacker. The case goes cold, but explosive new evidence leads to a killer nobody suspected.

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The Mayor's Wife
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7.58
24 votes

#13 - The Mayor's Wife

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/2/2021

After a respected educator and mother of two is found dead in small-town Alabama, the investigation focuses on fraught family relationships, but the discovery of a dark secret unveils a killer no one saw coming.

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Twisted Intentions
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7.58
19 votes

#14 - Twisted Intentions

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/23/2022

Detectives discover the badly beaten body of a single young woman left bizarrely staged on her bed; fear in the community grows amid a rash of nearby murders until police are handed a break when a fresh look at old evidence points to the killer.

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Fatal Ambition
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7.57
23 votes

#15 - Fatal Ambition

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/5/2021

A hard-working young woman is discovered stabbed at the side of a road, leading police on a tireless investigation for 10 years to unveil a killer who is hiding in plain sight.

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Deadly Disrespect
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7.56
27 votes

#16 - Deadly Disrespect

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/12/2021

After a 35-year-old analyst for the NSA is fatally stabbed, police look at a number of suspects; detectives close in on the killer, but the investigation takes a shocking turn.

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Unseen Assassin
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7.54
37 votes

#17 - Unseen Assassin

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/22/2021

A wealthy businessman and his closest friend are found shot execution-style; police have little to go on until a surprising development leads investigators to a killer no one ever suspected.

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Killed by Kindness
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7.52
23 votes

#18 - Killed by Kindness

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/19/2021

When a recently divorced mother is found strangled to death on her couch, several suspects emerge until the killer is revealed to be someone close to home.

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A Love Lost
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7.52
23 votes

#19 - A Love Lost

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/25/2022

When a young husband-to-be is found shot and stabbed, detectives investigate a secret affair, a kidnapping plot and a terrifying racist gang before unveiling a killer whose hidden criminal life leaves everyone stunned.

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Driven to Murder
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7.50
30 votes

#20 - Driven to Murder

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/2021

When police find the body of a popular taxi driver stuffed inside the trunk of his own car submerged in a river, they struggle to find suspects until the truth reveals a terrible plot to get revenge.

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A Ringing Suspicion
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7.50
18 votes

#21 - A Ringing Suspicion

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/22/2022

When the strangling death of a young mother and bride-to-be baffles police, detectives probe a workplace grievance in search of a killer, before a cherished possession provides a link to the crime and cracks the case wide open.

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Death on the Driveway
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7.50
14 votes

#22 - Death on the Driveway

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/7/2022

When a loving father of two is gunned down on his driveway, police uncover a hidden affair and workplace grudges before a nervous witness and chilling confession reveal a vicious vendetta from a killer no one expected.

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A Twisted Connection
star
7.48
65 votes

#23 - A Twisted Connection

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/19/2019

When a suburban mom is murdered in her own home, investigators chase down an elusive killer that no one saw coming.

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Second Chance to Kill
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7.48
21 votes

#24 - Second Chance to Kill

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/14/2021

Police hunting the killer of a beloved grandfather believe his missing truck holds the key to the case. After hunting down suspect after suspect, local PD found a killer close to home, wielding a shocking kill weapon in a story of sickening betrayal.

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Modern Family Murder
star
7.46
80 votes

#25 - Modern Family Murder

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/5/2019

A selfless couple, Robert and Kathryn Swartz, were found brutally murdered on the first snowy morning of January 1984. As investigators arrived at the scene of the crime, they struggled to find the true motive on why this religious couple who were deeply devoted to their family and charitable causes were killed. But as they dug deeper into the case, investigators uncovered dark family secrets ultimately leading them to a suspect no one saw coming.

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