The Best Episodes of The Mysteries of Laura
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Laura Diamond is a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her 'Columbo' day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband (also a cop) who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers. Between cleaning up after her boys and cleaning up the streets, she’d be the first to admit she has her 'hot mess' moments. Somehow, she makes it all work with the help of her sexy and understanding partner, and things becomes even more complicated when her husband becomes her boss at the precinct. For Laura, every day is a high-wire balancing act.
#1 - The Mystery of the End of Watch
Season 2 - Episode 16
Efforts to down an international drug kingpin result in tragedy. Meanwhile, Jake makes a huge decision about his future with Laura.
#2 - The Mystery of the Corner Store Crossfire
Season 1 - Episode 22
As Jake (Josh Lucas) lies in critical condition, Laura (Debra Messing) and the team hunt his shooter, an assailant armed with a high-tech new weapon.
#3 - The Mystery of the Fertility Fatality
Season 1 - Episode 10
The detectives investigate when a woman suspects foul play after her husband, a fertility doctor, goes missing; the twins are accused of bullying at their Tae Kwon Do class.
#4 - The Mystery of the Mobile Murder
Season 1 - Episode 8
A woman's body is found on a party bus, and the murder investigation leads to a beauty empire. The detectives become competitive during an annual mud race.
#5 - The Mystery of the Unwelcome Houseguest (2)
Season 2 - Episode 11
A stunning development leaves Laura in mortal danger and makes it clear that the murder case of Michael Dunham is far from resolved. It's a race against the clock as Laura fights to save her own life and take down a killer.
#6 - The Mystery of the Dysfunctional Dynasty
Season 1 - Episode 9
Religious motives are suspected in a couple's murder. Meanwhile, Laura and Jake look for a new nanny and encounter a familiar face in their search.
#7 - The Mystery of the Sex Scandal
Season 1 - Episode 4
When a powerful congressman's campaign is tainted by a sex scandal, the NYPD's top officials task Laura with finding out the truth behind the alleged mistress. But when surveillance goes awry, the 2nd Precinct team has to delve into the online gaming world to shut down a well-connected killer.
#8 - The Mystery of the Convict Mentor
Season 2 - Episode 4
When two convicted killers break out of a maximum security prison, Laura and team join the manhunt, but their loyalties are called into question, since one of the escapees is their former captain
#9 - The Mystery of the Unknown Caller
Season 2 - Episode 15
Laura's sister becomes a suspect in a murder investigation in Brooklyn, so Laura tries to stay one step ahead of the detective assigned to the case.
#10 - The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern
Season 1 - Episode 17
The detectives probe the murder of an intern working at a trendy tech startup. Laura struggles to make time for intimacy with her new beau.
#11 - The Mystery of the Watery Grave
Season 2 - Episode 5
When the wife of a national media baron is driven off the West Side Highway, Laura and her team soon discover not everything is as it seems and unravel a dark secret in a case long thought closed.
#12 - The Mystery of the Sunken Sailor
Season 1 - Episode 18
Laura helps investigate a sailor's murder, and she uses the case to avoid celebrating her birthday. Meanwhile, Billy must team up with a hard-nosed naval investigator.
#13 - The Mystery of the Art Ace
Season 1 - Episode 7
A gambling ring is uncovered by the team while they investigate the murder of a gallery owner's son in Koreatown, and Laura reunites with her estranged dad as she prepares to go undercover as a high-stakes poker player.
#14 - The Mystery of the Red Runway
Season 1 - Episode 6
A fashion designer's intern is murdered, so Laura infiltrates Fashion Week, where the suspects include top models and knockoff sellers.
#15 - The Mystery of the Ghost in the Machine
Season 2 - Episode 8
An undercover cop is exposed and killed, so the team investigate his homicide and are targeted in the process, forcing them to alter their approach.
#16 - The Mystery of the Alluring Au Pair
Season 1 - Episode 15
A beautiful Au Pair’s untimely death puts Laura and the team on the hunt for a murderer and into the middle of a female escort ring. Meanwhile, the precinct spirals into a frenzy when a new detective named Frankie Pulaski is sent from headquarters to investigate alleged indiscretions between Jake and Laura.
#17 - The Mystery of the Locked Box
Season 2 - Episode 3
When a technology wunderkind is murdered in a seemingly impenetrable high-security building, Laura and team must unravel the puzzling murder before someone steals the victim's billion-dollar ideas.
#18 - The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie
Season 1 - Episode 11
The 2nd Precinct detectives enter New York's culinary world to take on a chilling case. But things start heating up for Laura when a potential suspect turns into a serious crush.
#19 - The Mystery of the Dodgy Draft
Season 1 - Episode 19
The team go inside the world of NCAA basketball while investigating the murder of a teacher's aide, and Laura must balance this case with a huge personal crisis.
#20 - The Mystery of the Morning Jog
Season 2 - Episode 12
Laura and team investigate a Men's Rights group implicated in the murder of the city's top sports surgeon. Billy and Meredith take their relationship to the next level.
#21 - The Mystery of the Dead Date
Season 1 - Episode 2
The use of an online dating service precipitates a woman's murder, so Laura decides to bait the killer by using the same service. As a consequence, she also considers personally getting back into dating.
#22 - The Mystery of the Taken Boy
Season 2 - Episode 1
When a boy is kidnapped from his TriBeCa family, Laura and team are thrust into a high-stakes race against time and must uncover a host of family secrets in order to save the boy.
#23 - The Mystery of the Terminal Tenant
Season 1 - Episode 5
An unidentified body is discovered in a bathroom and detectives try to determine who the victim is.
#24 - The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber
Season 1 - Episode 20
When a murdered club kid is tied to a string of Diamond District jewel heists, Laura and the team have to stop a robbery crew to solve a murder. Meanwhile, Jake's violation of divorced-parent etiquette forces Laura to reevaluate the seriousness of her relationship with Tony.
#25 - The Mystery of the Deceased Documentarian
Season 1 - Episode 21
Laura (Debra Messing) and the team clash with a meddlesome amateur detective while tracking down a young filmmaker's killer. Melissa Joan Hart guest stars as an online radio host named KC Moss.