The BEST Episodes of The Mysteries of Laura
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2020
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 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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.