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.

The Mystery of the End of Watch

#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.

star 7.99
244 votes
The Mystery of the Corner Store Crossfire

#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.

star 7.90
183 votes
The Mystery of the Fertility Fatality

#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.

star 7.89
197 votes
The Mystery of the Mobile Murder

#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.

star 7.82
205 votes
The Mystery of the Unwelcome Houseguest (2)

#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.

star 7.79
233 votes
The Mystery of the Dysfunctional Dynasty

#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.

star 7.77
195 votes
The Mystery of the Sex Scandal

#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.

star 7.77
246 votes
The Mystery of the Convict Mentor

#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

star 7.76
238 votes
Directors: Cherie Nowlan
Writers: Jeff Rake, Niceole R. Levy
The Mystery of the Unknown Caller

#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.

star 7.75
240 votes
The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern

#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.

star 7.75
195 votes
The Mystery of the Watery Grave

#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.

star 7.73
243 votes
The Mystery of the Sunken Sailor

#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.

star 7.72
188 votes
The Mystery of the Art Ace

#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.

star 7.72
216 votes
The Mystery of the Red Runway

#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.

star 7.69
226 votes
The Mystery of the Ghost in the Machine

#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.

star 7.69
235 votes
The Mystery of the Alluring Au Pair

#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.

star 7.67
165 votes
The Mystery of the Locked Box

#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.

star 7.67
243 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley
The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie

#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.

star 7.65
168 votes
The Mystery of the Dodgy Draft

#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.

star 7.65
201 votes
The Mystery of the Morning Jog

#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.

star 7.64
238 votes
The Mystery of the Dead Date

#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.

star 7.64
300 votes
Directors: McG
Writers: Jeff Rake, Carlos Vila, Javier Holgado, Gregorio Quintana
The Mystery of the Taken Boy

#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.

star 7.64
278 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Jeff Rake, Amanda Green
The Mystery of the Terminal Tenant

#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.

star 7.63
246 votes
The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber

#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.

star 7.63
174 votes
The Mystery of the Deceased Documentarian

#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.

star 7.63
171 votes