The WORST Episodes of City Homicide

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

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.

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

#1 - Good Cop, Bad Cop

Season 4 - Episode 2 - 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 7.00
31 votes
Directors: Richard Jasek
Writers: Michaeley O'Brien

#2 - Undercover

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 20, 2010

Holed-up in a secret location, Detectives Jennifer Mapplethorpe and Nick Buchanan have been transformed into Trish and Wesley Claybourne, gun-runners for a terrorist organisation.

star 7.02
60 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: John Hugginson
Last Seen

#3 - Last Seen

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 11, 2010

New Year's Eve. A time for celebrations. Resolutions. And big mistakes. A young woman vanishes after partying with her friends and now, 18 months later, skeletal remains of the missing girl are found. Is the killer a stalker, a sexual predator or a loved one? At the skeleton's discovery, Allie Kingston instantly makes the connection to the case doggedly pursued by her former mentor. Defying protocol she tells him about the find, earning her a dressing-down from her superiors. But the reprimand is worth it if it means solving the case. Can Allie succeed where her mentor failed?

star 7.03
34 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Chop Shop

#4 - Chop Shop

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 17, 2009

A teen car booster is bashed, shot and dumped in an empty lot. Is it simply a case of him stealing the wrong car? When his associate is found with key evidence linked to a constable's murder, the team realise they could have more than a coincidence on their hands. While Homicide delves into a subculture of car boosting and vehicle re-birthing, they also face interference from Serious Crime's Detective Superintendent Gary Beck. He's a copper cleared of past corruption charges, but Matt's not convinced he's squeaky clean.

star 7.05
64 votes
Directors: Nicholas Bufalo
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Spoils of War

#5 - Spoils of War

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 6, 2008

A photo. Soldiers in the Gulf. Friends fighting for the greater good. But were they? A secret left to die in the desert has followed them home. And now their loved ones are being murdered one by one.A woman is murdered baby-sitting in a park. Her death is linked to a similar killing weeks earlier. But it\'s not just a violent end that unites these victims; they share a link to a bloody past — a paramilitary operation gone wrong in Iraq some fifteen years ago.The team are looking for a swift, determined, faceless killer. And they\'re not the only ones. Armed vigilantes are taking on the role of judge, jury, and sentencer, in a case where one of Homicide\'s best may be in the firing line. Casualties of war are always inevitable.

star 7.05
94 votes
Directors: David Cameron
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Hot House

#6 - Hot House

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 7, 2009

A 14-year-old maths genius plus a murdered maths tutor equals a complicated crime that has Homicide reaching for the textbooks. Mysterious equations scrawled across the victim's body pose a question that only the killer can answer.

star 7.06
93 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Jeff Truman
Dead Weight

#7 - Dead Weight

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 4, 2009

Tabitha Mailer tried everything to lose weight. Her latest effort was Easyshake — a quick fix that became a quick kill when she swallowed a laced dosage. Her violent and unnecessary death leads Homicide to a small Health Food Store with a big problem. Society has long preyed on the hopes and insecurities of overweight women, but what if your loved ones are making a profit from your pain? A con man has found a way to exploit the vulnerabilities of these women but has he stooped to murder to cover his tracks? Homicide's investigation soon expands to incorporate weight-loss groups, disgruntled employees and spurned women. With money and self-image at the heart of the case, there's sure to be passion behind the murder — but is it anger or love driving the killer?

star 7.07
61 votes
Directors: David Cameron
Writers: Michaeley O'Brien
The First Stone

#8 - The First Stone

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 24, 2009

A missing toddler. A despondent taskforce. A case handed over to Homicide when all hope is lost. This is no longer a lost babe they're searching for. This is now a murder investigation. A set of circumstances that seems to insist that we draw certain conclusions. We mustn't do that. We have to remain open to all possibilities. This is not Liverpool, in 1993. The details are uncanny. Two young boys are seen leading a toddler away. They want to play rough, see what happens, until it's all too late. A police force and the general public left with a terrible sense of déjà vu. The challenge for the team is sorting through the white lies, the pre-conceptions and a lack of reliable witnesses. No matter what, they can't and won't jump to conclusions. Even if this does feel like history repeating.

star 7.09
64 votes
Directors: Nicholas Bufalo
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson

#9 - Protection

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 28, 2010

When two bodyguards fail to protect their charge the consequences are fatal. A double homicide, bringing down both the target and one of his protectors. The team must work fast before the remaining bodyguard takes the law into his own hands. Double-crossing criminals, South American coffee, the Witness Protection Program... and Superintendent Gary Beck. What's the connection? Finding the link is the only chance Homicide will have to solve this crime. But do they have enough information or is the killer's misdirection sending them on the wrong track?

star 7.14
36 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson

#10 - Empowerment

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 24, 2010

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.

star 7.18
33 votes
Writers: Trent Roberts
Little Big Man

#11 - Little Big Man

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2009

When a disgraced jockey is found dead, Homicide infiltrates the racing world. Was the shame of cheating too much? Odds on where there's horseracing and illegal activities, there's Homicide's old foe Max McKenzie.

star 7.30
93 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
The Confession

#12 - The Confession

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 7, 2009

Has Stanley Wolfe always been a good cop? Somehow this by the book Senior Sergeant is connected to the deaths of three people. The team want to stand by their Sarge but what isn’t he telling them? A double homicide. A husband shot dead. A wife using her last breath to relay an important clue. As the team work fast for a break, DSS Wolfe comes to realise he isn't entirely impartial. He knows the victims and the accused. Needing time to figure out his next move, Stanley enlists newest members Nick and Allie to do an under-the-table investigation, causing friction amongst the team. What information is Stanley covering up? What has he spent seventeen years trying to forget?

star 7.32
92 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson

#13 - Smokescreen

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 21, 2009

After a violent and professional shooting of a truck driver in broad daylight, Homicide are called in. Teaming up with Customs Agent Jack Ferguson, the crew confront hitmen, dodgy truck operators and reluctant witnesses to solve this crime.

star 7.32
92 votes
Directors: Richard Jasek
Writers: Kelly Lefever
Blood Trail

#14 - Blood Trail

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 30, 2009

Homicide is running an investigation where they have to track corpses, suspects, and the lives of victims unknown. When they discover the identities of the victims, could it simply be a case of wrong place/wrong time?

star 7.34
93 votes
Directors: Nicholas Bufalo
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Jane Doe

#15 - Jane Doe

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 20, 2008

A murder victim\'s body is found dumped in wasteland, with no evidence of her identity. Simon leads the team as they delve into the unknown life of Jane Doe. It will take every available hand to untangle this mystery.

star 7.35
93 votes
Directors: Steve Mann
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Time of Your Life

#16 - Time of Your Life

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 16, 2009

The squad investigates the discovery of a backpacker's body found in a discarded freezer, and relationships are tested when Detective Superintendent Bernice Waverley returns.

star 7.35
93 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Mia Tolhurst
In The Hands Of Giants (1)

#17 - In The Hands Of Giants (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 27, 2007

In this pilot episode, the team investigates a suicide. While on the case, the team uncover links between the deaths of children from five separate incidents to a mystery arsonist and murderer. (Episodes 1 & 2 were broadcast as a special movie-length pilot).

star 7.44
78 votes
Directors: Tony Tilse
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Gut Instinct

#18 - Gut Instinct

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 27, 2010

While trying to figure out why a perfectly planned robbery resulted in the unnecessary death of a hostage, Rhys and Matt almost come to blows over how to nail the killer. Meanwhile, the murder of the wife of a jewellery store owner points to an inside job gone wrong, and while the team search for an employee on the run, they must also contend with Sergeant Pete Copeland, an armed robbery cop who is used to doing whatever he likes.

star 7.44
61 votes
Directors: Roger Hodgman
Writers: Jeff Truman
Reward Day

#19 - Reward Day

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 23, 2011

One prison officer shot dead, the other injured, and the crim they were escorting is now at large. As Homicide embarks on a killer manhunt, Nick gets close to a journalist with a hidden agenda. As Duncan and Nick interrogate the prisoners and prison staff for clues, the media step up the pressure on Homicide. A second murder brings to light a lethal drug syndicate responsible for multiple prison deaths. Have the players in this drug ring been driven to murder to conceal their web of corruption? As the manhunt intensifies, Nick meets Juliette Gardiner, a journalist covering the 10th anniversary of a high-profile homicide he solved as a young detective. The liaison soon becomes more than professional, but things get complicated when Juliette gets a tip-off to investigate Nick — could he be a corrupt cop?

star 7.46
65 votes
Directors: Marcus Cole
Writers: Alix Beane, Jeff Truman, John Banas, John Hugginson
In Wolf's Clothing

#20 - In Wolf's Clothing

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 18, 2009

A couple is viciously attacked in their own home and their young son is the sole witness. Was this an unmotivated home invasion or something more complex?

star 7.48
60 votes
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
The Forgotten

#21 - The Forgotten

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 22, 2009

When a homeless man is found bludgeoned to death, Homicide is faced with piecing together a life lived on the fringes. Was he a random target? Or was there more to him than just the clothes on his back? The case hits a raw nerve with Stanley — will it push him to reopen communications with ex-wife Linda?

star 7.50
121 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Jeff Truman, John Banas, John Hugginson
Oh Lucky Man

#22 - Oh Lucky Man

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 29, 2008

Three prostitutes. Brutally murdered. Their faces hacked down to blood and bone. This was Stanley Wolfe's case and he knew who the killer was. Maxwell Craven. Greedy for sex. A pathetic man who has to pay to receive and always wants more. But the evidence was too circumstantial, witnesses too unreliable. Craven walked free and out of the state. Now he's back, and one more girl's already dead. This time, Stanley won't let him get away.This case makes the team question Stanley's judgement. Their Sarge is too close to this one, and they know it.Matt receives unexpected bad news, and Jennifer and Emma offer their support. Who will Matt lean on?

star 7.50
66 votes
Directors: David Cameron
Writers: Jeff Truman, John Banas, John Hugginson
The Money Shot

#23 - The Money Shot

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 10, 2009

A regular day in Homicide. A murder. A crime scene. An investigation. Except that... Duncan Freeman is back. Walking into Homicide as if nothing had happened. Healed. Over the trauma of his attack. Or is he? A bottom-feeding paparazzo has been given his just desserts. Shot in the head. Point blank range. So what did he capture at the hotel he was staking out? And why is racing identity Max McKenzie so interested in getting his hands on the photos? The team are keeping one eye on the case, and one eye on Duncan Freeman. Their colleague, peer and friend is back on the job. And no one is happier about it than his crew. But how confident is Stanley that Duncan is ready to be back in Homicide? And who on the team will react to Dunnie's return in a way no one expected?

star 7.50
64 votes
Directors: David Cameron
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson
Just Desserts

#24 - Just Desserts

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 8, 2010

To be a talented head chef is to be a modern celebrity. Everyone wants to be you, wants to love you, wants to kill you. When a famous head chef gets the chop, Homicide is faced with his melted corpse and a smorgasbord of suspects. This was not murder in cold blood. It was an angry, passionate, hate-fueled act. This murderer knew their victim. But that doesn't narrow down the suspect pool; this star chef had a queue of people eager to take him down.

star 7.50
62 votes
Directors: Nicholas Bufalo
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson

#25 - Junkie

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 8, 2009

A judge and a junkie overdose on the same night. Are they unrelated deaths? Or are these people from opposite ends of town more than perfect strangers? Homicide and the Drug Squad reluctantly reunite to find the connection between the two victims and solve their murders.

star 7.51
119 votes
Directors: Pino Amenta
Writers: John Banas, John Hugginson, Michaeley O'Brien