The BEST Episodes of The Mysteries of Laura

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2019

Network: NBC

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 Corner Store Crossfire

#1 - The Mystery of the Corner Store Crossfire

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 20, 2015

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 7.94
328 votes
The Mystery of the Fertility Fatality

#2 - The Mystery of the Fertility Fatality

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2014

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 7.85
368 votes
The Mystery of the End of Watch

#3 - The Mystery of the End of Watch

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 2, 2016

Efforts to down an international drug kingpin result in tragedy. Meanwhile, Jake makes a huge decision about his future with Laura.

star 7.81
301 votes
The Mystery of the Sunken Sailor

#4 - The Mystery of the Sunken Sailor

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 1, 2015

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 7.80
275 votes
The Mystery of the Deceased Documentarian

#5 - The Mystery of the Deceased Documentarian

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 13, 2015

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 7.77
287 votes
The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber

#6 - The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 6, 2015

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 7.77
290 votes
The Mystery of the Convict Mentor

#7 - The Mystery of the Convict Mentor

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2015

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
327 votes
Directors: Cherie Nowlan
Writers: Jeff Rake, Niceole R. Levy
The Mystery of the Dodgy Draft

#8 - The Mystery of the Dodgy Draft

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 22, 2015

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 7.74
287 votes
The Mystery of the Taken Boy

#9 - The Mystery of the Taken Boy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2015

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 7.74
369 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Amanda Green, Jeff Rake
The Mystery of the Dysfunctional Dynasty

#10 - The Mystery of the Dysfunctional Dynasty

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 19, 2014

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 7.74
365 votes
The Mystery of the Watery Grave

#11 - The Mystery of the Watery Grave

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2015

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
332 votes
The Mystery of the Fateful Fire

#12 - The Mystery of the Fateful Fire

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2015

Laura and her team investigate arson and the death of a teenage boy. Jake and a former firefighting flame create sparks. Laura tries to put work aside and concentrate on the twins' Winter Carnival.

star 7.70
300 votes
The Mystery of the Ghost in the Machine

#13 - The Mystery of the Ghost in the Machine

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2015

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
322 votes
The Mystery of the Exsanguinated Ex

#14 - The Mystery of the Exsanguinated Ex

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 25, 2015

After the stabbing of a former beauty queen, Laura is reunited with her ex-fiancée – only problem is he’s the number one suspect. As Laura takes a trip down memory lane, the team follows a lead into the high price world of holistic healing.

star 7.68
341 votes
The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie

#15 - The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 2015

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 7.68
366 votes
The Mystery of the Morning Jog

#16 - The Mystery of the Morning Jog

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 3, 2016

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 7.65
324 votes
The Mystery of the Alluring Au Pair

#17 - The Mystery of the Alluring Au Pair

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2015

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 7.64
308 votes
The Mystery of the Unknown Caller

#18 - The Mystery of the Unknown Caller

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 24, 2016

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 7.61
297 votes
The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern

#19 - The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 25, 2015

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 7.61
283 votes
The Mystery of the Downward Spiral (1)

#20 - The Mystery of the Downward Spiral (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 2016

A perfume mogul is killed in a savage manner and the investigation yields no prime suspect. Laura and Jake are at odds when they try to define the current state of their relationship.

star 7.61
326 votes
The Mystery of the Cure to Loneliness

#21 - The Mystery of the Cure to Loneliness

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2015

When a woman with cancer dies under mysteries circumstances, Laura and her team investigate the world of survivors and supporters and learn appearances can be deceiving.

star 7.61
327 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Dean Lopata, Marc Dube
The Mystery of the Popped Pugilist

#22 - The Mystery of the Popped Pugilist

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 2015

When a female impersonator is murdered, Laura and the team dive into the raucous New York City drag world. Meanwhile, Laura reconnects with an old friend, leading to a wild night out on the town.

star 7.60
367 votes
The Mystery of the Unwelcome Houseguest (2)

#23 - The Mystery of the Unwelcome Houseguest (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 20, 2016

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 7.58
319 votes
The Mystery of the Locked Box

#24 - The Mystery of the Locked Box

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2015

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 7.57
333 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Laura Putney, Margaret Easley
The Mystery of the Sex Scandal

#25 - The Mystery of the Sex Scandal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2014

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 7.56
531 votes