The BEST Episodes of Murder in the First
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Network: TNT (US)
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.
#1 - Down Time
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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.
#2 - Out of the Shadows
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.
#3 - Daddy Dearest
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 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.
#4 - Black and Blue
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 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.
#5 - Rise of the Phoenix
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.
#6 - Number Thirty Nine
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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.
#7 - Kat's Meow
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 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.
#8 - My Sugar Walls
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.
#9 - Bruja Blanca
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.
#10 - Nothing but the Truth
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.
#11 - Tropic of Cancer
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 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.
#12 - Normandy Bitch
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#13 - The Barbers of Seville
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#14 - The McCormack Mulligan
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.
#15 - Let's Make a Deal
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 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.
#16 - Follow the Money
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.
#17 - Sam I Am
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#18 - Oh, Mexico
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#19 - Blunt the Edge
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 11, 2014
Terry and Hildy focus on the Kevin Neyers murder and unearth shocking secrets in the Season 1 finale.
#20 - State of the Union
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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.
#21 - Punch Drunk
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#22 - Who's Your Daddy?
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.
#23 - Suck My Alibi
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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.
#24 - Family Matters
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.
#25 - Win Some, Lose Some
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.