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Season 5 (15)

22 Seasons | 350 Episodes, 124 Unlocked

Episode 24 Double Life
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Double Life

Aired on Sep 20, 2007

In Miami, Detective Ricardo John discovers a man stabbed to death behind an abandoned church. With no identification, the investigation hinges on identifying the victim through his fingerprints. When John finally gets a name for his victim, he is running out of time. In the final hours, John finds out that the victim has a surprise up his sleeve that throws the investigation into a tailspin.

Episode 23 Stepping Up / Foul Shot
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Stepping Up / Foul Shot

Aired on Sep 13, 2007

In Dallas, a man is shot to death while trying to protect a friend outside a crowded nightclub. With little physical evidence to go on, Detective Robert Quirk must convince reluctant witnesses to tell him who pulled the trigger. In Detroit, a warm spring day turns deadly when a basketball game erupts in violence. To discover who fired the fatal shot, it’s up to Officer Jo Ann Miller to track down the players one by one.

 21 Thrown Away / Crimson Trail
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Thrown Away / Crimson Trail

Aired on Aug 23, 2007

In Miami, Det. Armando Aguilar may be working his last case in homicide. He must unravel the sad and mysterious death of a 14-year-old boy found decomposing in a dumpster. In Dallas, Det. Randy Loboda investigates the stabbing death of a Honduran immigrant found in an alley. The suspect goes on the run, and Loboda needs to bring him in before he can flee the country.

 20 Friend or Foe / Code of Silence
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Friend or Foe / Code of Silence

Aired on Aug 16, 2007

In Cincinnati, detectives Kurt Ballman and Jeff Schare investigate the murder of a 17-year-old boy who had been shot in the head while he was sleeping. They have to find out if the victim’s friend, who fled the scene, is a scared witness or the shooter. In Kansas City, a man shot dead in broad daylight over a dice game leaves Detective Buck Williams and his team struggling to find a witness who will come forward and identify the killer.

 19 Floated Away / Tagged
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Floated Away / Tagged

Aired on Aug 09, 2007

In Dallas, Det. Dan Lusty and the homicide squad find a man with his throat slashed floating in a creek. The mystery deepens when they dig deeper into the victim’s personal life. And in Memphis, Sgt. Kevin Lundy and his team investigate the murder of a 19-year-old man gunned down in the middle of a street. They soon find a witness whose story turns the investigation on its head.

Episode 18 Last Birthday
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Last Birthday

Aired on Aug 02, 2007

In Cincinnati, a well-loved 58 year-old man is found shot dead in a hallway, still clutching a five-dollar bill. Detectives Matt Thompson and Doug Lindle visit the grief-stricken wife and learn the victim was murdered a day before his birthday. Thompson and Lindle rely on the help of the community to track down the suspects last seen with the victim moments before he was murdered.

Episode 17 Bicycle Bandits / First Shot
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Bicycle Bandits / First Shot

Aired on Jul 26, 2007

In Miami, a recent high-school graduate is gunned down and left to die in his father’s arms. It’s up to Sgt. Eunice Cooper and her team to track down the suspects, two teens who fled the scene on bicycles. And in Cincinnati, Detective Jenny Luke is on the trail of a man who may have taken revenge on a childhood friend he thought snitched on him.

Episode 16 20 Bucks / Family Friends
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20 Bucks / Family Friends

Aired on Jul 19, 2007

In Cincinnati, a teenager watching a street fight is killed by a stray bullet. With little to go on, veteran homicide Detective Bob Randolph must piece together the truth behind who pulled the trigger. In Dallas, TX Det. Rick Duggan and his team find a victim shot and left behind a vacant house. With no leads, Det. Duggan must turn to the victim’s best friend for help.

Episode 15 Blindsided
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Aired on Jul 12, 2007

In Dallas, Detective Eddie Ibarra discovers a woman shot dead in the lobby of her workplace. When he uncovers video surveillance of the murder he is given an unusual piece of evidence: an image of the killer. Ibarra takes on the difficult job of putting a name to the face.

 14 Missing Witness / Who's Knocking
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Missing Witness / Who's Knocking

Aired on Jun 21, 2007

In Miami, a man is gunned down at close range in broad daylight. Det. Freddie Ponce and his team follow a blood trail at the scene to an apartment complex, where they believe the suspect is hiding out. In Cincinnati, Dets. Doug Lindle and Matthew Thompson investigate the murder of a man shot outside his apartment. They learn that moments before the murder, the victim received a house call from a stranger. They must uncover the identity of the unexpected visitor to find the killer.

Episode 13 Reversal of Fortune / Running Scared
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Reversal of Fortune / Running Scared

Aired on May 31, 2007

In Dallas, TX, Detective Rick Duggan must unravel the mystery of a body rolled up in a carpet and dumped on the side of a road. And in Miami, Detective Fernando Bosch takes it personally when a 66 year-old Cuban man is shot dead in the street.

 12 Hard Fall
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Hard Fall

Aired on May 24, 2007

In Miami, a former airline executive is stabbed to death in his car. Rookie detective Mario De Los Santos tracks two suspects and finds out that both the suspect and his victim shared promising futures-and a deadly vice.

 11 Last Dance / Deadly Deal
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Last Dance / Deadly Deal

Aired on Apr 19, 2007

Dallas Detective Robert Quirk is investigating a gang shooting that left two dead and four with gunshot wounds. When surveillance tapes fail to identify the shooter, detectives must rely on witnesses for information. In Kansas City, Detective Robert Blehm is working the murder of a suburban man found dead in his pickup truck with a fist full of dollars and drugs. With a number of good prints on the scene, Blehm hopes that the forensic evidence will aid him in the hunt for his killer.

Episode 10 Silenced
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Aired on Apr 12, 2007

In Dallas, Detectives Bob Ermatinger and Ken Penrod investigate the murder of an unidentified young woman found shot to death at White Rock Lake. In order to identify the victim and begin tracking down her killer, the detectives must rely on the few leads they have, from a cell phone found at the crime scene to the clothes the victim was wearing.

Episode 9 Final Investment / Writing on the Wall
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Final Investment / Writing on the Wall

Aired on Apr 05, 2007

In Memphis, a well-loved neighborhood investor is shot, and the only eyewitness is a young girl on her way home from school. Sgt. Mitch Oliver and his team must persuade the girl’s mother to let her talk to police. And in Miami, the murder of a homeless man appears to involve the notorious MS-13 gang. Detective Aguilar and his team follow a mysterious trail of graffiti that they hope will lead to the killer.

Episode 8 To Die For / Highway Revenge
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To Die For / Highway Revenge

Aired on Mar 15, 2007

In Memphis, Tennessee, Sgt. Caroline Mason takes it personally when a 75-year-old man is shot dead in her old neighborhood. In Detroit, a man is found dead behind the wheel on Interstate 96 and Sgt. Mike Russell tracks a notorious gang to find the killer.

Episode 7 The Good Book / Nightmare
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The Good Book / Nightmare

Aired on Mar 08, 2007

In Miami, Detective Manny Castillo is investigating a brutal double homicide. The key to the case could be a surviving third victim, who is clinging to life after being shot multiple times. In Dallas, detective PE Jones faces the ultimate whodunit when he finds the charred remains of a body in a burning car. With 35 years as a cop under his belt, Jones uses old-fashioned footwork to find justice.

 6 Stray Bullet / Payback
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Stray Bullet / Payback

Aired on Mar 01, 2007

In Dallas, Texas, a family man is shot dead inside his apartment. Detective Kim Sanders and Paul Ellzey believe that the shooter killed the wrong man. They must find the intended target–before the killer does. In Miami, FL, rookie Detective Mario De Los Santos gets his first big case: a triple homicide. He finds himself in the middle of a cycle of violence that threatens to spin out of control.

Episode 5 Live to Tell / Field of Lies
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Live to Tell / Field of Lies

Aired on Feb 21, 2007

In Miami, Ricardo John catches his first case as lead detective: a young woman apparently raped and murdered in a vacant lot. In Dallas, Detectives Scott Sayers and Kenneth Penrod investigate a home invasion that left one man dead and his fianc e critically wounded. The case hangs on whether the surviving witness can identify her attackers.

Episode 4 Blood Trail / 50G Murder
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Blood Trail / 50G Murder

Aired on Feb 01, 2007

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is brutally stabbed and left for dead in the street. When a witness comes forward with the license plate number of a van she saw driving from the scene, the homicide team must employ unique tactics to lure the suspect in. In Dallas, Texas, Detective Rick Duggan investigates the murder of an elderly man, shot inside his dental clinic. Investigators have little to work with until a woman comes into headquarters with information that seems too good to be true.

Episode 3 Up In Smoke / Shot in the Dark
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Up In Smoke / Shot in the Dark

Aired on Jan 25, 2007

In Memphis, a truck fire brings Sgt. William Ashton and the homicide team to the scene of a double murder. When the smoke clears, Ashton must track down a series of suspects in pursuit of the killer. In Kansas City, Kansas, Det. Bill Michael works the murder of a woman found dead in the street. With few leads to go on, he’s wondering how to find the killer when anyone could be a suspect.

Episode 2 Fatal Pickup / Bad Neighbor
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Fatal Pickup / Bad Neighbor

Aired on Jan 18, 2007

In Detroit, a double shooting in a vacant lot leads Lt. John Morell and Sgt. LaNesha Jones to an unlikely suspect–a 61 year old man. And in Dallas, Det. Eddie Ibarra must unravel the complex life of a victim riddled with bullets and dumped in a downtown park.

 1 Family Secrets / Clipped
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Family Secrets / Clipped

Aired on Jan 11, 2007

In Memphis, a young couple goes missing. Fearing the worst, family members contact authorities for help. So the Memphis Homicide team finds themselves in an unusual situation: instead of investigating the loss of a life, they may be able to save one. In Miami, detectives are faced with the puzzling case of a young man shot behind a barbershop. With each new discovery, detectives get closer and closer to the truth. They ultimately realize that things aren’t exactly as they appear.

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