The BEST Episodes of City Homicide

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2020

Network: Seven Network

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.

No Smoke

#1 - No Smoke

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 18, 2010

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?

star 8.87
63 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: Jeff Truman
The Price of Love

#2 - The Price of Love

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 24, 2010

Jennifer makes a decision between a potential life with Nick and her career as the team investigates the savage murder of a beautiful young woman who can only be identified by the evidence lodged down her throat. They soon locate a Sugar Daddy who may have wanted too much in return for his generosity. Did greed end this woman’s life?

star 8.68
34 votes
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
The Return

#3 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 10, 2007

A mystery letter to a murderer's mother. A confession, or something else? Matt's crusade on behalf of a captured fugitive causes tension amongst the team.

star 8.57
37 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Last Man Standing

#4 - Last Man Standing

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 23, 2011

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.

star 8.51
59 votes
Directors: Paul Moloney
Writers: Alix Beane, John Banas, John Hugginson, Mia Tolhurst
Killer Moves

#5 - Killer Moves

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 3, 2010

When a young woman is fatally mowed down by an out-of-control car, it's thought to be a tragic accident — the driver having apparently died behind the wheel. But as evidence suggest the driver was dead hours before the accident, Allie and Duncan find themselves investigating a mysterious double homicide. As the mystery deepens tensions rise between our own detectives. Even Duncan is starting to question Matt's leadership style. Rhys questions Allie's intense and almost punishing martial arts obsession and uncovers a secret from her past.

star 8.50
34 votes
Directors: Roger Hodgman
Writers: John Banas
Ghosts

#6 - Ghosts

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 30, 2011

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?

star 8.45
62 votes
Directors: Paul Moloney
Writers: Alix Beane, John Banas, John Hugginson
Victims Of Crime

#7 - Victims Of Crime

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 8, 2007

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?

star 8.41
64 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Rostered Day Off

#8 - Rostered Day Off

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 12, 2007

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.

star 8.39
62 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Cut And Dried

#9 - Cut And Dried

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 5, 2007

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.

star 8.38
65 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
The Promised Land

#10 - The Promised Land

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 22, 2007

When an Iraqi boy is killed during a police pursuit, Stanley and Jennifer clash with their Federal counterparts to solve the case. Meanwhile, Duncan's future in the force is in doubt, with Jarvis determined to see him kicked out.

star 8.37
62 votes
Directors: Paul Moloney
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Baby Love

#11 - Baby Love

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 1, 2007

Everyone becomes a suspect when a baby dies at his first birthday party. Meanwhile, Claire comes back with a problem and only Duncan can help her. But will he risk his career to do it?

star 8.37
63 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Raising The Dead

#12 - Raising The Dead

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 19, 2007

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.

star 8.35
65 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Rage

#13 - Rage

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 22, 2009

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.

star 8.26
90 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson, Michaeley O'Brien
Tangled Web

#14 - Tangled Web

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 16, 2011

The case that made Nick Buchanan's career has fallen apart. Dane Majors is now a free man and a murder that was laid to rest ten years ago has been re-opened. Who really did kill Tahnee Majors? The case that ruined Dane Majors' life will now see him walk out of prison. The revelation of planted evidence has re-opened a murder that was laid to rest ten years ago. Nick Buchanan sits on the sidelines while his comrades get cracking on this cold case. But Homicide isn't holding all the cards. Deep Throat is still leaking information to the Tribune newspaper, information that is about to blow this case wide open. Literally! The team are looking out for Nick by doing what they do best — working the case. But they're coming up against a hostile public, ruthless press, and the long-suffering loved ones of a murder victim. Will solving this case help Nick get back on the job, or drive him out of Homicide for good?

star 8.25
89 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Alix Beane, John Banas, John Hugginson
In The Hands Of Giants (2)

#15 - In The Hands Of Giants (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 27, 2007

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).

star 8.03
39 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Go Down Swinging

#16 - Go Down Swinging

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 2, 2011

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.

star 8.02
60 votes
Directors: Marcus Cole
Writers: Alix Beane, John Banas, John Hugginson
Life and Death

#17 - Life and Death

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 29, 2009

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.

star 8.01
90 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Mission Statement

#18 - Mission Statement

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 28, 2009

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?

star 7.99
91 votes
Directors: Richard Jasek
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Ripe Fruits In The Garden

#19 - Ripe Fruits In The Garden

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 17, 2007

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?

star 7.97
39 votes
Directors: Tony Krawitz
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Guilty As Charged

#20 - Guilty As Charged

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 28, 2008

Jen becomes obsessed with the case of a man who killed his wife and daughter vowing to the wife's parents that she will find their bodies after he is acquitted of their murder.

star 7.97
34 votes
Directors: Paul Moloney
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Life After Death

#21 - Life After Death

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 8, 2008

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.

star 7.97
34 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Walker
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Ties That Bind

#22 - Ties That Bind

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 10, 2010

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.

star 7.97
33 votes
Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writers: John Banas
Family Planning

#23 - Family Planning

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 15, 2007

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.

star 7.97
64 votes
Directors: Paul Moloney
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
In Harm's Way

#24 - In Harm's Way

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 25, 2010

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?

star 7.97
64 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

#25 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 2010

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.

star 7.97
90 votes
Directors: Richard Jasek
Writers: Michaeley O'Brien