Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

The WORST episodes of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/26/2022Network: Oxygen
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Before Midnight
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#1 - Before Midnight

Season 10 - Episode 46 - Aired 3/23/2022

Financial adviser Pam Zimmerman was everything to her children, then she was gone, shot dead in her office; detectives focus on three men in Pam's life, wondering if the motive was professional or personal.

Friends Until Death
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#2 - Friends Until Death

Season 10 - Episode 59 - Aired 6/22/2022

The death of a 19-year-old music lover had been a disturbing mystery in her small Wisconsin town until investigators uncovered her shocking killer during a parallel investigation into another violent crime in a nearby town.

The Accused
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6.60
5 votes

#3 - The Accused

Season 9 - Episode 47 - Aired 3/4/2021

The crime was big news in a small town. Police were swift to key on a suspect. He was a local hero. It was a hunt for justice but was it also the hounding of an innocent man?

A Shot in the Dark
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6.67
12 votes

#4 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/28/2019

The House on Sidney's Cove
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6.70
10 votes

#5 - The House on Sidney's Cove

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/14/2018

The security cameras at the home of a wife and mother of three's home may hold the key to solving the mystery of her disappearance.

The Alibi
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6.80
5 votes

#6 - The Alibi

Season 10 - Episode 28 - Aired 9/29/2021

Private First Class Karlyn Ramirez had a job she loved and a baby she adored. Then, she was shot dead in her home. Her killer thought he’d covered his tracks, but investigators uncovered a plot so devious, it defied imagination.

Under a Halloween Moon
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6.92
12 votes

#7 - Under a Halloween Moon

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/13/2019

It is just before Halloween; Joel Lovelien and his fiancé head to a local bar packed with people in costume; Joel steps outside and walks into a troubling mystery.

House of Secrets
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11 votes

#8 - House of Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/7/2018

A community is left in shock when a Cornell student and star athlete gets caught in the middle of a homicide investigation.

The Great Escape
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7.00
2 votes

#9 - The Great Escape

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/20/2018

Dr. Mark Weinberger, a successful surgeon, hides a secret from his medical staff and from his adoring wife; after a malpractice suit and a death, the doctor vanishes, sparking an international manhunt and a family's fight for justice.

Return to Manitowoc County
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7.00
10 votes

#10 - Return to Manitowoc County

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2018

In Wisconsin, Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in a case that defies easy answers.

The Killing in Cobb County
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7.00
11 votes

#11 - The Killing in Cobb County

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/29/2019

It is a story of obsession that boiled over into a brutal crime. Right away, one woman said she knew what happened. Yet, it took years to bring the alleged killer to trial and the verdict was far from the end of this case.

The Devil in Disguise
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7.00
10 votes

#12 - The Devil in Disguise

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/13/2021

Frank Rodriguez was a Navy vet who dedicated his life to helping needy children, not a guy with many enemies. Figuring out who would want him dead was a challenge. How he died was also a mystery investigators needed to solve to catch his killer.

What Lies Beneath
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7.00
6 votes

#13 - What Lies Beneath

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/29/2021

Investigators go to unexpected depths to solve the mystery of missing Lynn Friend, a devoted mother who had wedding plans when she vanished.

The Last Dance
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7.08
13 votes

#14 - The Last Dance

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 12/8/2017

A beloved kindergarten teacher and mother of two finds a new lease on life after shedding hundreds of pounds; when she suddenly vanishes from her home, investigators uncover a connection between her dramatic weight loss and mysterious disappearance.

Burning Suspicion
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7.09
11 votes

#15 - Burning Suspicion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/25/2017

At first, the fatal fire that swept through the home of a young couple looked like an accident then investigators took a closer look and what they discovered about the fire, and this couple, left them burning with suspicion.

Miami Heat
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7.09
11 votes

#16 - Miami Heat

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/10/2021

Police probe the shooting of father and his infant son on the streets of Miami -- while the child survives, the father does not.

Deadly detour
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7.11
9 votes

#17 - Deadly detour

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/2020

Diane McIver was a successful businesswoman who enjoyed a lavish lifestyle with her husband. Then she was gone. It was a mystery riddled with privilege and power, but investigators needed to answer a crucial question: was this an accident or murder?

Unimaginable
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7.16
32 votes

#18 - Unimaginable

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/28/2017

Investigating whether a toddler left in the car for seven hours while his dad was at work was a heartbreaking accident or murder.

Toxic
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7.16
19 votes

#19 - Toxic

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/2019

Kevin and Morgan Mengel are happy at first, but when the marriage goes bad, he goes missing; police wonder if he simply left, but a family's relentless pursuit leads to a stunning confrontation and, eventually, the truth.

Someone Was Watching
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7.17
6 votes

#20 - Someone Was Watching

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/1/2018

In a plot straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock film, a woman peers into a neighbor's yard and catches a glimpse of something unsettling; she sets into motion a chain of events that will divide a family and a jury.

The Face of Evil
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7.20
10 votes

#21 - The Face of Evil

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/9/2018

As detectives struggle to find leads in the murder of a college student, the perpetrator strikes again.

Murder on Nantucket Island
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7.20
10 votes

#22 - Murder on Nantucket Island

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/15/2019

On Nantucket Island, Mass., a couple's connection is instantaneous, but their summer romance takes a tragic turn; it seems like an open-and-shut case, but there's a surprise in store.

The Secrets of Cottonwood Creek
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7.20
5 votes

#23 - The Secrets of Cottonwood Creek

Season 10 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/20/2021

People went on a hike, pausing at a perfect spot for pictures; but something went wrong, and the frigid currents below took a life; investigators wondered if they also swept away a secret.

Deadly Intent
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7.25
12 votes

#24 - Deadly Intent

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/15/2020

Connie and Larry Hoagland built a life centered on faith and family. Then, a vicious attack threatened it all. Someone wanted Connie dead. But who? After a bomb exploded underneath her car, secrets started to emerge.

Mystery in Orange County
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7.27
15 votes

#25 - Mystery in Orange County

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/16/2018

After a young Army veteran disappears, detectives uncover a cryptic 911 call placed 11 days before she went missing, which exposes a twisted story -- and the truth.