Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

The BEST episodes of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

Every episode of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered!

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.

Last Updated: 10/6/2022Network: Oxygen
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The Valentine's Day Mystery
star
10.00
2 votes

#1 - The Valentine's Day Mystery

Season 10 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/24/2021

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.

Vanished
star
9.75
4 votes

#2 - Vanished

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/17/2018

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.

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Secrets in the Mist
star
9.37
8 votes

#3 - Secrets in the Mist

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/14/2018

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.

Secrets of Lake Seminole
star
9.25
4 votes

#4 - Secrets of Lake Seminole

Season 9 - Episode 39 - Aired 1/8/2021

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.

The Knock at the Door
star
9.10
10 votes

#5 - The Knock at the Door

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/16/2018

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.

Deadly Conspiracy
star
9.00
6 votes

#6 - Deadly Conspiracy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/10/2018

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.

A Gathering Storm
star
9.00
1 votes

#7 - A Gathering Storm

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/12/2018

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.

The Night Lynsie Disappeared
star
9.00
5 votes

#8 - The Night Lynsie Disappeared

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/7/2018

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.

The Inside Man
star
9.00
4 votes

#9 - The Inside Man

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/19/2018

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.

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Against All Odds
star
9.00
7 votes

#10 - Against All Odds

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/23/2018

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.

Secrets in the Snow
star
8.83
6 votes

#11 - Secrets in the Snow

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/21/2018

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.

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Strangers on a Train
star
8.83
6 votes

#12 - Strangers on a Train

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2018

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.

The Confession
star
8.80
5 votes

#13 - The Confession

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/17/2018

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.

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While They Were Sleeping
star
8.80
5 votes

#14 - While They Were Sleeping

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/5/2018

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.

Secrets in Seattle
star
8.79
14 votes

#15 - Secrets in Seattle

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2018

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.

Mystery on Blood Mountain
star
8.67
3 votes

#16 - Mystery on Blood Mountain

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/6/2018

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

Infatuation
star
8.67
6 votes

#17 - Infatuation

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/2018

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.

A Deadly Path
star
8.67
6 votes

#18 - A Deadly Path

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/2/2019

Deadly Ambush
star
8.63
8 votes

#19 - Deadly Ambush

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/30/2018

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.

Deadly House of Cards
star
8.62
8 votes

#20 - Deadly House of Cards

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/11/2020

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.

In the Dead of Night
star
8.60
5 votes

#21 - In the Dead of Night

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/3/2018

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.

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A Villainous Plan
star
8.60
10 votes

#22 - A Villainous Plan

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/27/2020

A bank executive tries to rob his own bank; investigators think it's an inside job but eventually learn the crime is connected to a spree carried out by men who managed to keep their identities secret, praying on people who did the opposite.

Blind justice
star
8.50
2 votes

#23 - Blind justice

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/13/2018

For investigators, motive can be the hardest thing to find. This crime took place in Florida but detectives didn't discover a motive for murder until they looked into a tropical island thousands of miles away, where a festering grudge was born.

The Man Who Talked to Dogs
star
8.50
2 votes

#24 - The Man Who Talked to Dogs

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/27/2018

Celebrity dog trainer Mark Stover and his wife Linda build a thriving business and a beautiful home, but their dream life doesn't last; an affair leads to a bitter divorce, then Mark vanishes in a mystery with the makings of a Hollywood thriller.

The Devil and Bobbi Parker
star
8.50
2 votes

#25 - The Devil and Bobbi Parker

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/12/2018

It's a mystery with a mind-boggling twist; the deputy warden's wife claimed she was kidnapped by an escaped convict and held captive for more than a decade; but was she really a hostage or a willing accomplice.

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