The Best Episodes of City Homicide
Last Updated: May 8, 2019
No greater honour will ever be bestowed upon an officer, than when they are entrusted with an investigation into the death of a human being. Seven's new series follows young Homicide Detectives Simon (Daniel MacPherson, Neighbours, Tripping Over), Duncan (Aaron Pedersen, Water Rats), Jennifer (Nadine Garner, Water Rats, Stingers) and Matt (Damien Richardson) as they try to deal with the reality of their jobs in their personal and professional lives. With the help of their Superintendent (Noni Hazlehurst, Better Homes and Gardens) and Senior Sergeant (Shane Bourne, Thank God You're Here, MDA) they go about trying to solve some of Melbourne's most brutal homicides. City Homicide: Their day begins when your day ends. This is City Homicide.
#1 - Last Man Standing
Season 5 - Episode 7
Dane Majors' lawyer. The judge who presided over his trial. Both murdered. Were they killed for their part in Dane Majors' conviction? And could Nick Buchanan be the next target? When Nick fails to return to work, Jennifer takes her concerns to Stanley. A search of Nick's home reveals he may have met with foul play and as the body count grows, so do Jennifer's fears. The squad has been warned to leave Dane Majors alone — no matter what. But Jarvis uses every trick he knows to keep the pressure on Majors — with devastating consequences. Jennifer is determined to find Nick and pursues the killer to the horrifying end. Meanwhile, Waverley reaches out a helping hand to Rhys — but the opportunity of his career comes at a hefty price.
#2 - No Smoke
Season 4 - Episode 7
When a suspected arsonist of an apartment block is brutally hanged, it seems an obvious act of retribution, an old-fashioned lynching. All the survivors wanted him dead. But which one did it? Or did they act in concert? And what if he wasn't the firebug? Did a furious lynch mob kill the wrong man?
#3 - In The Hands Of Giants (2)
Season 1 - Episode 2
The team continues work on the case, where they discover a link between the deaths of children from five separate incidents to an arsonist and murderer. (Episodes 1 & 2 were broadcast as a special movie-length pilot).
#4 - Victims Of Crime
Season 1 - Episode 8
The Homicide squad are called in following a man killed by electric kamikaze. The case then takes an even more bizarre turn after the discovery of six urns, all filled with human ashes. Who was the deceased? A victim? Or a killer?
#5 - Ripe Fruits In The Garden
Season 1 - Episode 5
Young girls are targetted and watched through a high-tech security system, before they are located, taken and abused. One of these girls winds up the victim of an horrendous murder, her body dismembered, and the garbos becoming unknowing couriers. Can the homicide squad catch the killer before he strikes again?
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#6 - Family Planning
Season 1 - Episode 9
When a family is slaughtered during dinner and their mansion is ransacked, the sole survivor is the eldest son and heir. Could he be a cold-hearted killer? Also, tensions rise for Simon with the return of a man, hell bent on making him crack.
#7 - Mission Statement
Season 3 - Episode 14
A deadly hit-and-run is initially dismissed as an accident. When a witness belatedly comes forward with new evidence, Homicide re-opens the case — and a can of worms — when it turns out the victim's employer is none other than the Police Union. But this won't be the only unexpected turn in this case. It's the revelation that the Union is being investigated by the Office of Professional Standards that really surprises our team, especially Bernice Waverley. To catch a killer, Waverley will have to face the man who led the charge in taking her down — Michael Mellor. But what is he hiding? Will Waverley be able to work alongside him — and in doing so, uncover the truth he's desperate to conceal?
#9 - Life and Death
Season 2 - Episode 22
Josh Waverley is missing. Never made it to soccer. Is he just off with mates, or is an unknown player making their final move? Bernice Waverley is about to be held accountable for her past. It will change her forever. A psychiatrist is stabbed to death at his practice. Who did it? A colleague, a patient, or was it a random act? Getting hard evidence against a likely suspect is proving tough for Simon and Matt. But their case will take a backseat as Stanley and Jarvis rally everyone to help with the hunt for Josh. Today the final pieces of a well thought out plan fall into place. Bernice Waverley will be held accountable for her past actions, and it will change her forever.
#10 - Ghosts
Season 5 - Episode 8
Homicide is called out to a hospice where a dying man wants to confess to murder. But by the time our cops arrive he's already dead. So was he telling the truth? Who are the victims of this long buried crime? The path of discovery gets muddy when it's revealed that the killer didn't die of natural causes. Someone didn't want these murders to surface. Waverley and Jarvis announce that the Attorney General Michael Lombardi is about to disband Homicide. In the emotional fallout, Rhys makes a sacrifice but is it too little, too late? Then, the investigation turns up an unlikely connection; Deep Throat is finally unmasked... but is it enough to save Homicide?
#11 - Envelope Day
Season 1 - Episode 6
A sporting reunion of the University Eleven results in tragedy when they end up one man down, leaving Homicide to investigate the crime. But does the murderer have more killings planned?
#12 - Rage
Season 2 - Episode 21
Homicide is called in to investigate two murders where motive, witnesses and straight answers are proving hard to find. The only way to open these cases up is to hit the streets — they just have to knock on the right door.
#13 - Thai Take Away
Season 3 - Episode 5
Derek Hislop. A harmless, lonely guy willing to do anything for the right girl. So why would someone go to the extremes of torturing him to death… with a branding iron? What did he do for love and why did it cost him his life? Homicide is drawn into the dark world of sex-slave trading, where intimidation guarantees silence. When Derek's girlfriend is found beaten, bound and gagged, the team must break through the circle of fear to uncover the cruel hand behind the scenes. The return of journalist Kim Charlton causes tension between new guy DSC Nick Buchanan and Matt. Journos and cops have different motives when seeking the truth, and certainly different methods. Nick sides with Kim when she proposes a risky plan, but will her strategy put more lives in danger?
#14 - Go Down Swinging
Season 5 - Episode 4
Homicide is drawn into the swingers scene when an unidentified woman is strangled and dumped. Elsewhere, Rhys and Allie go undercover at a seedy sex party, while Nick's romantic fling takes a dark turn.
#15 - Life After Death
Season 2 - Episode 8
The Homicide team are forced to question their beliefs when a psychic accurately foresees, down to the smallest detail, the murder of a young dancer. But was this a mere vision, or was she involved in the capture and murder of the young woman? And events take an unexpected twist as the psychic herself is kidnapped.
#16 - Cut And Dried
Season 1 - Episode 12
How do you catch a killer if he is already in prison? And how hard should you try to find him when the victim appears just as evil? Homicide takes a personal toll on one of the squad. Meanwhile, Jennifer is cornered by a past acquaintance who threatens her reputation.
#17 - In Harm's Way
Season 4 - Episode 8
A man driven wild by grief has chosen to take matters into his own hands. He will stop at nothing to see that Melbourne's streets are rid of the random violence that caused his son's death. How can our detectives stop a man who has nothing left to lose?
#18 - Ties That Bind
Season 4 - Episode 19
Three gunshots shatter the austere silence of the Magistrate’s court, killing a union standover man moments before he was to reveal his criminal accomplices. For Duncan, this case causes him to reach further back into his past than he ever dared venture. The victim’s lawyer, Grace Barlow, accuses his former union colleagues, all-too-aware of the fear tactics they’ve used in the past in their pursuit of equality. But when her innocence is challenged by an eye-witness’s accusation, the finger points back to her. Duncan’s blind belief in Grace’s innocence puzzles his colleagues, who assume his support relates to the colour of her skin. But for Duncan, there is a deeper connection that he must unearth.
#19 - Empowerment
Season 4 - Episode 22
The strangling murder of a porn king is streamed on his own porn site. He left behind a trail of bitter former porn stars, as well as moralists on missions to shut him down. Is his murder an act of irony, to humiliate this man as he humiliated the women he photographed? Or is there a porn-addicted stalker out there? As the themes of female empowerment and sexual politics play out through the case, a surprise romance in our crew threatens to destabilise Waverley’s relationship with her nephew.
#20 - Rostered Day Off
Season 1 - Episode 13
A race against time is ignited when one of Homicide's own takes a hit on a routine call. Meanwhile, Waverley places Jennifer in a sticky ethical dilemma that could make or break her career.
#21 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
Season 4 - Episode 1
In a gripping two-hour murder mystery, a routine homicide investigation for the crew turns into a defence of one of their own, when Det. Simon Joyner is put in the frame for murder. A suburban drive-by shooting leads the detectives into the midst of a race war between a collection of rival activist groups. The suspect in an unsolved missing-child case comes to Nick when she finds herself being harrassed by the child's mother.
#22 - Reunion
Season 4 - Episode 15
Jennifer and Nick are sent to investigate the murder of a young family, unaware they know the victims. Uncovering much more than mass murder, this investigation will shake the Homicide team to its very core. With national security at stake, Jennifer and Nick are ordered undercover by Federal Intelligence. During the course of this dangerous assignment, their relationship is reheated. Will they risk everything to pursue their feelings?
#23 - Diggers
Season 3 - Episode 9
An old Digger found dead. Was it a burglary gone wrong? When a second similar case occurs in the same suburb, Homicide is drawn into a local community harbouring secrets and lies.
#24 - Jury Duty
Season 2 - Episode 13
Homicide investigates a murder, but when the bludgeoned corpse turns out to be a missing Supreme Court juror from a high-profile case, the case leads them to a victim that is still very much alive.
#25 - Raising The Dead
Season 1 - Episode 14
For Homicide it's the beginning of their toughest investigation yet when tonight’s murder mystery sparks an emotionally charged investigation when a dogfight between neighbours leads to the discovery of a buried secret.