The BEST Episodes of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Network: Oxygen

For more than 25 years, ``Dateline'' has brought viewers investigations into some of biggest mysteries in America. This entry in the franchise takes a second look at some of the most mysterious cases of recent history. Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Craig Melvin, the show explores the stories through firsthand accounts told by people who are close to the crime, including investigators who dedicated their time to the cases and family members who are still trying to confront the tragedies that befell their loved ones.

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The Valentine's Day Mystery

#1 - The Valentine's Day Mystery

Season 10 - Episode 36 - Aired Nov 24, 2021

He was a wealthy doctor with a perfect life and the perfect wife; then, he found her dead on Valentine's Day; she was beloved but did have enemies; investigators followed a bloody trail of evidence, leading to a big courtroom twist.

star 10.00
1 votes

#2 - Vanished

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 17, 2018

Young nursing student Michelle Le disappears; something draws her out to her car; as her loved ones launch a very public effort to find Michelle, investigators begin their own methodical search, suspecting she may have been murdered.

star 9.67
3 votes
Deadly House of Cards

#3 - Deadly House of Cards

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 11, 2020

After Johnny Altinger vanished, the trail of clues led investigators to a young director. Detectives worried that the case was a hoax staged by a master storyteller. Turns out, the script was darker than anyone knew.

star 9.67
3 votes
Secrets in the Mist

#4 - Secrets in the Mist

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

A young mom, married to her high school sweetheart, vanishes; did she leave her family to start a new life or was there another reason for her disappearance; decades later her grown son faces a dark truth at the core of this mystery.

star 9.29
7 votes
Secrets in the Snow

#5 - Secrets in the Snow

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 21, 2018

She was a dancer who married a dashing photographer; they seemed to have the picture-perfect life -- until the bone-chilling night she disappeared; in a case filled with twists, could the victim help solve her own murder.

star 9.25
4 votes
Secrets of Lake Seminole

#6 - Secrets of Lake Seminole

Season 9 - Episode 39 - Aired Jan 8, 2021

Mike Williams went out duck hunting before dawn and never returned. Authorities declared his death an accidental drowning, but his mother believed Mike had been murdered. After a dramatic secret came to light, police believed she might be right.

star 9.25
4 votes
Deadly Conspiracy

#7 - Deadly Conspiracy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 10, 2018

Jack Jessee was a family man who didn't seem to have an enemy in the world, up until the night he was killed; the case goes cold but a relentless detective is determined to catch Jack's killer.

star 9.00
6 votes

#8 - Poison

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 24, 2018

Larry McNabney has a thriving career and a wife he adores, but then vanishes; at the center of the twisted mystery, three lives tangle together in a love triangle, including one who hides a secret identity.

star 9.00
4 votes
A Gathering Storm

#9 - A Gathering Storm

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 12, 2018

Russel Douglas is a troubled father hoping for a fresh start when he is found shot dead in his car; the investigation turns up few clues until an anonymous tipster sends detectives on an international manhunt to unravel a mystery.

star 9.00
1 votes
The Night Lynsie Disappeared

#10 - The Night Lynsie Disappeared

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 7, 2018

It was a mystery that stumped investigators for years; a college student disappears after a night out clubbing; her mother thought she was at a sleepover with friends and it takes an eagle-eyed detective to find the truth buried in a pile of lies.

star 9.00
5 votes
The Inside Man

#11 - The Inside Man

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

A convict is offered a deal as tempting as it is dangerous; he must go undercover in a psychiatric hospital to get information from a suspected serial killer in order to win his freedom, but there's no guarantee he'll get out alive.

star 9.00
4 votes
The Knock at the Door

#12 - The Knock at the Door

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 16, 2018

Tara Ord is a beautiful young woman with big dreams, then she vanishes without a trace; it will take years for determined cold case detectives to uncover the long buried clue that blows this case wide open.

star 9.00
7 votes
Against All Odds

#13 - Against All Odds

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 23, 2018

A toddler is shot in the head and left for dead; despite the odds, she stuns everyone with her will to survive, while a detective vows to crack the case, no matter how long it takes.

star 9.00
7 votes
Deadly Ambush

#14 - Deadly Ambush

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 30, 2018

A U.S. Air Force captain who is deployed overseas for long stretches of time finds himself caught in the crossfire resulting from a love triangle at home.

star 9.00
7 votes
The Long Road

#15 - The Long Road

Season 10 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 12, 2021

A chance meeting at a nightclub ends in murder; those involved in the gruesome crime thought they had buried the secrets of the past, but a relentless team of investigators will stop at nothing to unearth the truth.

star 9.00
5 votes
Finding Sarah Goode

#16 - Finding Sarah Goode

Season 10 - Episode 34 - Aired Nov 10, 2021

Single mom Sarah Goode went missing after a night out with friends; her family was determined to find her; police turned up four possible suspects and two tantalizing clues; the killer left a signature.

star 9.00
2 votes
Strangers on a Train

#17 - Strangers on a Train

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 28, 2018

She was beautiful, trusting and troubled; the young woman from a prominent family was just turning it around and realizing her promise; then she vanished; when the police seemed unable to find her, her family hatched a plan to solve the mystery.

star 8.83
6 votes
The Confession

#18 - The Confession

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 17, 2018

Soon after Angie Dodge's murder, Christopher Tapp admits he is one of her killers; police capture his confession on videotape, but the victim's mom, who once campaigned to put Tapp in prison, fights for his freedom.

star 8.80
5 votes
While They Were Sleeping

#19 - While They Were Sleeping

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 5, 2018

It was a brutal and baffling crime: a husband shot dead in his own bed; no one else in the house was hurt, not even his wife, who was sleeping beside him; investigators were suspicious, but there were more surprises in store.

star 8.80
5 votes
A Deadly Path

#20 - A Deadly Path

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 2, 2019

star 8.75
4 votes
Secrets in Seattle

#21 - Secrets in Seattle

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2018

Fitness executive Nicole Pietz is married to the man of her dreams, then she goes missing after failing to show up for dinner with her husband and friends.

star 8.69
13 votes
Mystery on Blood Mountain

#22 - Mystery on Blood Mountain

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 6, 2018

After four people turn up dead, investigators chase a serial killer who may be reenacting scenes from a horror movie released in the 1980s.

star 8.67
3 votes

#23 - Infatuation

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2018

A talented, young art student is murdered; the killer left no fingerprints and no DNA; police zero in on three fellow students and, soon, the dark portrait of a killer began to emerge.

star 8.67
6 votes
After the Storm

#24 - After the Storm

Season 10 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 13, 2021

A woman is found strangled after a powerful storm; police focus on a fiancé and a co-worker with a crush until they hear from a flood of women who've had chilling encounters with a stranger; It seemed a predator was stalking the women of Austin.

star 8.67
3 votes
In the Dead of Night

#25 - In the Dead of Night

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 3, 2018

It was Easter Sunday; the Stock family celebrated at home; hours later, gunshots turned their farmhouse into a house of horrors; there was an arrest but one tiny clue didn't fit; this case was far from being solved.

star 8.60
5 votes