The BEST Episodes of Touching Evil (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 2, 2021

Network: USA Network

Jeffrey Donovan stars as Detective David Creegan, who after surviving a near fatal gunshot wound to the head, takes a 12-month psychological leave of absence. He returns to work for the FBI's new Organized and Serial Crime Unit, a rapid-response, elite crime squad. His brush with death renders him fearless in his relentless pursuit of justice as he and his partner Susan Branca (Vera Farminga) specialize in solving shocking, high profile crimes.

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Pilot (2)

#1 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 12, 2004

The team hone in on a suspect who is linked to a string of similar killings. However getting hold of enough evidence to tie him to the crimes remains elusive. Meanwhile, time is running out for the kidnapped boys.

star 8.66
41 votes
Pilot (1)

#2 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 12, 2004

Detective David Creegan returns to work after recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. Assigned a tough female partner, he is given the job of tracking down a child abductor responsible for the disappearance of three boys.

star 8.62
71 votes
Directors: Allen Hughes
Writers: Bruno Heller

#3 - Attachment

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 10, 2004

Branca uses her linguistic skills to infiltrate a Ukrainian baby-smuggling ring, while the rest of the team tries to solve a string of murders committed by a shadowy contract killer known only as the Morning Person.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Rod Hardy
Writers: Anna Fricke, Michael Angeli, Tracey Stern
Slash 30

#4 - Slash 30

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 2, 2004

The team searches for a serial killer whose gruesome crimes have earned him the appropriate nickname of the Hangman. Branca rekindles her romance with Stephen Laney, a reporter covering the case.

star 8.00
15 votes
Directors: Karen Moncrieff
Writers: Anna Fricke

#5 - Justine

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 26, 2004

Creegan and Branca are forced to enlist a murderer to help them solve the deaths of three women found beaten to death outside strip clubs.

star 7.92
13 votes
Directors: Allen Hughes
Writers: Ronald D. Moore
Love Lies Bleeding

#6 - Love Lies Bleeding

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 30, 2004

A serial killer is released on parole and wastes no time in striking again, leaving the latest victim's father grief-stricken and vengeful, which prompts Creegan to consider the safety of his own family.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Rod Hardy
Writers: Jeff Vlaming
Y Me

#7 - Y Me

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 19, 2004

A woman is found burned to death with strange markings on her body, and suspicion falls on a man obsessed with fire - but subsequent events seem to rule him out of the investigation.

star 7.87
52 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Michael Angeli

#8 - Memorial

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 16, 2004

Creegan tries to resolve his family difficulties, and the team tracks down a disgruntled former soldier preying on Iraq war veterans who served alongside him in the same army unit.

star 7.80
10 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Robert Wright

#9 - Boston

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 17, 2004

The OSC unit heads for Creegan's native Boston to help local officers find a serial killer who seems to be selecting his victims on the basis of their religious faith. Father Bob Di Fabian claims to have been nearly killed by the man while taking his confession, but Branca does not believe the priest because of her past experiences with Catholicism.

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Michael Angeli

#10 - Grief

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 7, 2004

Creegan makes a decision about his family. Rivers suffers a personal loss, and the team visits Washington to search for a killer who cuts out women's hearts and leaves them for their husbands or boyfriends to find.

star 7.67
6 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Robert Palm

#11 - Entropy

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 24, 2004

Creegan's friend Cyril is arrested on suspicion of being involved in a spate of fatal knife attacks on smartly dressed men, but a lack of evidence hampers the investigation - until an eyewitness account places him at the scene of one stabbing.

star 7.63
8 votes
Writers: Anna Fricke

#12 - K

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 23, 2004

Creegan and Branca investigate a case of horse mutilation and track down a quartet of youngsters addicted to a type of veterinary medication known as K.

star 7.58
12 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: John McLaughlin (IV), Robert Palm

#13 - Mercy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 14, 2004

The San Francisco team investigates the mysterious deaths of patients in intensive care, who were being treated by a doctor known to be sympathetic to mercy killing.

star 7.17
6 votes
Directors: Allen Hughes
Writers: Tommy Thompson