Murder in the First

The BEST episodes of Murder in the First

Every episode of Murder in the First ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Murder in the First!

Set in San Francisco, Steven Bochco's "Murder in the First" will follow a single case across an entire season. The drama centers on homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate the murder of an apparent drug addict. The mystery deepens, however, when the victim is found to have a connection to Silicon Valley wunderkind Erich Blunt, the celebrated CEO of a cutting-edge tech firm. The timing couldn’t be worse for Blunt, who is preparing to take his company public. He’s also being sued by a software developer who claims Blunt stole his code for a revolutionary new hologram system.

Last Updated: 7/13/2022Network: TNT (US)
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Down Time
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7.70
528 votes

#1 - Down Time

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/17/2015

Terry and Hildy take a high-ranking officer into custody; Suger faces a new threat to Potrero; Molk uncovers unsettling information about a potential prostitution ring.

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Out of the Shadows
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7.69
521 votes

#2 - Out of the Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/27/2015

Junior reveals new details which may finally give Hildy and Terry the upper hand in their investigation, while the Trial of Dustin Maker begins with opening statements. Meanwhile, an unlikely source provides Suger with startling new information regarding his sister.

Directors: David Boyd
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Daddy Dearest
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7.69
544 votes

#3 - Daddy Dearest

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/21/2016

Terry and Hildy struggle to collect evidence against their new number one suspect. Terry attempts to repair his relationship with Hildy. The prosecution comes out swinging with an emotional witness who threatens Siletti’s chances at life on the outside.

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Black and Blue
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7.60
614 votes

#4 - Black and Blue

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/10/2016

Public pressure on Terry and the SFPD continues to rise for the shooting death of an unarmed suspect. Hildy tracks down the fugitive in the Normandy Parker murder. Arkin advises Siletti to reconcile with his wife, as she might be the key to winning -- or losing -- his case.

Directors: Eriq La Salle
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Rise of the Phoenix
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7.60
609 votes

#5 - Rise of the Phoenix

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/28/2016

When a promising new clue is uncovered, Terry and Hildy push forward in hopes of finally solving the Normandy Parker conspiracy. Siletti pulls out all the stops in his crusade against the very system he championed as District Attorney. Hildy’s home life continues to spiral downward as one of her own winds up in the interrogation room.

Directors: Allison Anders
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Number Thirty Nine
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7.58
535 votes

#6 - Number Thirty Nine

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/24/2015

Terry and Hildy are gloves-off as they race to close in on a murder suspect, while Fatty B lobbies to take Potrero in a new direction. The Trial of Dustin Maker reaches a climactic verdict.

Directors: Jesse Bochco
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My Sugar Walls
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7.58
544 votes

#7 - My Sugar Walls

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/29/2015

Raffi fears Hildy's continued investigation of the grow house murder will blowback on a case of her own. Dustin's defense team enlists the aid of acclaimed attorney Jamie Nelson. When new evidence suggests an inspector was murdered, Terry fears it may be connected to someone within the Hall of Justice.

Directors: Michael Mayers
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Kat's Meow
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7.58
595 votes

#8 - Kat's Meow

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/4/2016

In this thrilling season finale, Terry and Hildy race to close one of their most complex cases. A new grisly murder hits close to home for the inspectors. Siletti learns his victory in court comes with a substantial price.

Directors: Jesse Bochco
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Bruja Blanca
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7.56
489 votes

#9 - Bruja Blanca

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/3/2015

Terry and Hildy's investigation is dealt a lethal setback; Raffi's loyalty is questioned; Suger contemplates the future of Potrero; the stress of the trial takes a toll on Jamie.

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Tropic of Cancer
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7.55
641 votes

#10 - Tropic of Cancer

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/3/2016

As the hunt continues for the prime suspect in the Normandy Parker case, an anonymous tip forces Terry into an officer-involved shooting that sets off public uproar. A desperate Siletti reluctantly hires DUI defense attorney Alfred Arkin but withholds essential trial information. Hildy gets good news for her future, and she and Terry cross a line together.

Directors: Rick Wallace
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Nothing but the Truth
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7.55
521 votes

#11 - Nothing but the Truth

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/10/2015

While Jamie deals with the fallout from her tirade, witnesses begin to take the stand in the case against Dustin; Hildy makes a vow when her family is threatened.

Directors: Allison Anders
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Normandy Bitch
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7.54
696 votes

#12 - Normandy Bitch

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/26/2016

Season three kicks off for Homicide Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan when an all-star quarterback is murdered in the middle of a crowded club in front of his pop star girlfriend. D.A. Mario Siletti and his wife are involved in a tragic car accident that could end his career and his marriage. And an untimely diagnosis threatens Hildy's future.

Directors: Jesse Bochco
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The Barbers of Seville
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7.53
621 votes

#13 - The Barbers of Seville

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/17/2016

Disturbing new information about Normandy parker lengthens the list of suspects in his murder. Siletti, fighting for his future, sabotages the D.A. who replaced him. Terry and Hildy face an ultimatum about their secret romance.

Directors: Daniel J. Shaw
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The McCormack Mulligan
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7.52
496 votes

#14 - The McCormack Mulligan

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/6/2015

The pressure ratchets up on Terry and Hildy to discover who's behind the cop-killings. Jamie comes out swinging, making an unexpected move in her defense of Dustin. Navarro reunites with his brother, who has been recently released from prison. Meanwhile, an anonymous tip gives Raffi a potential connect for her case against Suger.

Directors: Allison Anders
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Let's Make a Deal
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7.51
581 votes

#15 - Let's Make a Deal

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/14/2016

While the investigation into the murder of Normandy shifts closer to home, a new murder leads Terry and Hildy to revisit an earlier suspect. The trial of Mario Siletti gets underway as the state Attorney General's prosecutor, hell-bent on putting the District Attorney behind bars, unloads the first witnesses against him. Terry and Hildy face the harsh reality that their roles as partners may prevent their personal happiness.

Directors: Allison Anders
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Follow the Money
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7.51
615 votes

#16 - Follow the Money

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/24/2016

The murder of a prime suspect in the Normandy Parker case seems to prove Terry's conspiracy theory. Siletti's fragile peace with his family is upended by a ruinous civil lawsuit compounding his legal troubles. And Hildy goes on a date in an attempt to move on from Terry.

Directors: Martha Mitchell
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Sam I Am
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7.49
602 votes

#17 - Sam I Am

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/31/2016

Terry and Hildy fear they may have lost a prime suspect to his gangster enemies. Terry is left to question his true feelings when Hildy agrees to another date with Burnside. Siletti prepares for the most crucial trial of his career: his own.

Directors: Nicole Rubio
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Oh, Mexico
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7.48
493 votes

#18 - Oh, Mexico

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/13/2015

Terry and Hildy find themselves investigating people within their own department. Jamie digs into Dustin's past in an effort to better understand his actions. Meanwhile, Suger searches for answers as someone close to him disappears, then makes a shocking discovery.

Directors: Jesse Bochco
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Blunt the Edge
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7.46
698 votes

#19 - Blunt the Edge

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/11/2014

Terry and Hildy focus on the Kevin Neyers murder and unearth shocking secrets in the Season 1 finale.

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State of the Union
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7.44
541 votes

#20 - State of the Union

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/20/2015

The truth about Navarro leads Terry and Hildy to Mexico, as an angry Suger prepares for war. Jamie's casework takes her to Pleasantville, and a particularly painful event from Dustin's childhood. Raffi's investigation into Suger takes an unexpected turn.

Directors: Reggie Hudlin
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Punch Drunk
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7.42
754 votes

#21 - Punch Drunk

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/14/2014

It's six months later, and the whole world is watching as tech genius Erich Blunt is put on trial for the murder of his flight attendant, Cindy Strauss. Meanwhile, Terry decides to start making amends for his behavior after the death of his wife. Hildy begins reconnecting with her ex-husband, Mike, and soon must confront the temptation to rekindle their romance.

Directors: Reggie Hudlin
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Who's Your Daddy?
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7.39
839 votes

#22 - Who's Your Daddy?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/23/2014

The Inspectors search for clues that might link various suspects, including Erich Blunt, to Cindy Strauss' death. Meanwhile, Hildy is confronted by a young witness from a past investigation who worries for his mother's safety after she is physically abused by her new husband.

Directors: Rick Wallace
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Suck My Alibi
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7.35
772 votes

#23 - Suck My Alibi

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/2014

After a key witness in the Cindy Strauss murder case turns up dead, Terry and Hildy set out to find the truth before it undermines the prosecution's case. Meanwhile, Erich Blunt's famed attorney, Warren Daniels, sees this as an opportunity to prove his client's innocence.

Directors: Mike Mayers
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Family Matters
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7.34
722 votes

#24 - Family Matters

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/4/2014

The aftermath of the Erich Blunt verdict finds the department probing a new death swirling around a drug-addled socialite and her husband. Meanwhile, it's discovered that witnesses from the Kevin Neyers case have recanted their original statements.

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Win Some, Lose Some
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7.31
720 votes

#25 - Win Some, Lose Some

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/28/2014

Erich Blunt's trial comes to a dramatic conclusion. Warren Daniels thinks about calling Blunt to the stand. Terry believes that a previous investigation had some significant holes in it.

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