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Season 8 (17)

22 Seasons | 350 Episodes, 124 Unlocked

Episode 24 Blind Rage / Those Closest To Us
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Blind Rage / Those Closest To Us

Aired on Sep 15, 2009

In Birmingham, Det. Marcel Walker works to unravel the mystery of a 28-year-old man shot in his home. After calling 911 from inside the victim’s home, a woman suspiciously flees the scene. When detectives track her down, she finally leads detectives to the possible shooter whose testimony reveals a shocking twist. In Miami, Sgt. Ervens Ford and Det. Fabio Sanchez race against the clock to catch the killer of a homeless man found stabbed in a park. The case takes a dramatic turn when a tip reveals the victim was last seen alive with a one-legged friend. Armed with physical evidence and surveillance video, detectives need to find out if the victim’s friend is innocent or if he committed the ultimate act of betrayal.

Episode 23 Heart of Gold / Last Breath
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Heart of Gold / Last Breath

Aired on Sep 08, 2009

In Louisville, a 33-year-old woman collapses in the street after being stabbed multiple times. When detectives arrive at the crime scene there’s a startling discovery–they’re familiar with the victim. Now, Sgt. Brian Nunn and Det. Brenda Wescott must reach out to witnesses and friends of the victim to track down her killer. And in Minneapolis, Sgts. Jerry Wallerich and Gerhard Wehr investigate the murder of a 19-year-old college student, shot down on a residential street. With little to go on, the case is at a stand still until investigators get an important piece of information–the victim spoke with his sister as he was dying. But will the victim’s last words help identify his killer?

Episode 21 Torn / Gun Crazy
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Torn / Gun Crazy

Aired on Aug 11, 2009

In Louisville, rookie detective Kristen Downs is trying to untangle a love triangle that turned deadly. And in Dallas, lead detective Scott Sayers and his team must piece together what happened inside a car that left the driver dead and a second victim critically injured.

Episode 20 Caught Up
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Caught Up

Aired on Jul 28, 2009

When a 21-year-old father is gunned down in a parking lot in broad daylight, Louisville Det. Keith Roberts begins investigating one of the most brazen murders he has ever seen. As he scrambles to find clues and track down witnesses, he gets two important pieces of information–the license plate number of a car that fled the scene and confirmation that the crime-scene parking lot has a surveillance camera. But will the leads pan out and direct Roberts to the killers or will it prove to be an exercise in futility?

Episode 18 In Broad Daylight / Fight Club
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In Broad Daylight / Fight Club

Aired on Jul 07, 2009

In Birmingham, Detective Chris Anderson and the homicide team investigate the brutal murder of a young woman shot to death in a park in the middle of the day. Detectives must first discover the identity of the victim before they can track down their suspect and learn the disturbing motive behind her murder. In Minneapolis, Sergeants Chris Thomsen and Scott Larson investigate the murder of a young man beaten and shot during a gunfight in front of a strip club. Using surveillance video and forensic evidence, investigators race to find their murder suspect before some one else gets hurt.

Episode 17 Road Hazard / Cold
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Road Hazard / Cold

Aired on Jun 30, 2009

In Birmingham, Det. Chris Anderson works to unravel the mystery of a motorcycle club president shot in the head after being run off the road. And Louisville Det. Corey Cadwell races against the clock to catch the killer of a mother of seven, strangled to death in her apartment.

Episode 16 Cold as Ice
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Cold as Ice

Aired on Jun 23, 2009

In Louisville, a 45-year-old man is found gunned down in the snow. Det. Rick Arnold and his team track down a key witness who is forced to chose between her friendship with the suspect and her own freedom.

 15 Signs of Violence / Live by the Gun
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Signs of Violence / Live by the Gun

Aired on Jun 23, 2009

A detective enters the world of the hearing impaired to solve the stabbing murder of a deaf father of three; a Miami detective hits the streets to find out who shot a youth during a lively street party.

Episode 14 Last Wish
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Last Wish

Aired on Jun 16, 2009

In Miami, after a celebrating his 46th birthday with family, a man is found dead on a residential sidewalk. The investigation, supervised by Sgt. Johnny Herrera, uncovers a tangled plot of false leads and secret lives–the victim’s past proves as puzzling as his death. After initial leads become futile, the homicide team makes a public plea and gets a shocking lead, sending them on a hunt to catch a potential killer on the run to New York.

Episode 13 One Heart
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One Heart

Aired on Apr 23, 2009

Miami Sgt. Armando Aguilar and Det. Leo Tapanes are assigned the homicide case of a 20-year-old Rastafarian, shot and robbed on Christmas Day. Surveillance footage and leads from the Rastafarian community help the detectives identify three potential suspects. But when the suspects start pointing fingers at one another, the detectives try an unusual tactic.

Episode 12 Up in Flames / Drive-By
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Up in Flames / Drive-By

Aired on Apr 16, 2009

In Birmingham, Detectives Jerry Williams and Chris Anderson investigate the murder of man found dead in the back of his burning pick-up truck. With most of the physical evidence destroyed, detectives must track down the people who were last seen with the victim. And in Minneapolis, a popular teenager in gunned down in a drive-by shooting while playing football in his front yard. The investigation, lead by homicide rookie Sgt. Robert Dale and Sgt. Christopher Gaiters, is soon hampered by witnesses afraid to come forward with information on the suspect. In order to track down the killer, investigators must get them to talk.

Episode 11 Shattered Dreams / Left to Die
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Shattered Dreams / Left to Die

Aired on Mar 26, 2009

In Louisville, a Sudanese man who fled genocide in Darfur is shot to death while working in his clothing store. When the store’s surveillance video fails to identify the suspects, Det. Rick Arnold must hit the streets and pursue every possible lead in order to track down the killer. And in Birmingham, a young man is shot dead in his home. His girlfriend, also shot multiple times, struggles to survive. She is able to give detectives the names of two potential shooters. Investigators must determine whether these two suspects are indeed the killers.

Episode 10 Out of Sight / Missing Piece
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Out of Sight / Missing Piece

Aired on Mar 19, 2009

In Minneapolis, after a night out with friends, a college student is stabbed to death while getting on his scooter to ride home. During a canvass of the crime scene, lead investigator Sgt. John Holthusen is confronted with the neighborhood’s escalating violence when he catches a man being attacked. Holthusen must determine if the assailant is also the killer. And in Miami, Detectives Rick Martinez and Emiliano Tamayo investigate the murder of a teenaged boy shot in a residential backyard. The case takes a dramatic turn, when detectives learn about a dispute between the victim and two of his teenaged friends. Detectives need find out if the friends are innocent or if they committed the ultimate act of betrayal.

Episode 9 Live Bait / Drama at the Classic
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Live Bait / Drama at the Classic

Aired on Mar 05, 2009

In Minneapolis, a young man is robbed and killed while meeting up with a girl he met earlier on a bus. Sgts. Christopher Gaiters and Robert Dale need to find out if the murder was a random act of violence or if the girl the victim just met, set him up. And in Birmingham, Det. Cynthia Morrow and her team are investigating the murder of a man gunned down outside the city’s annual Magic City Classic football game. Detectives learn that there was tension between the victim and his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend and need to determine if he was involved in the murder.

 8 Blame Game / Chasing Shadows
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Blame Game / Chasing Shadows

Aired on Feb 19, 2009

In Birmingham, a thirty-year-old man is found murdered next to his car in an apparent robbery gone bad. When Detectives Warren Cotton and Cynthia Morrow round up the suspects, they’re forced to pit brother against brother to get to the truth. In Louisville, Det. Will Brown and his team investigate the shooting of a thirty-two-year-old family man found dead in a parking lot. The case takes a turn when detectives find surveillance video that shows them more than they expected.

Episode 7 Devil Inside / Rattlesnake
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Devil Inside / Rattlesnake

Aired on Feb 05, 2009

In Tucson, Det. John Dorer and his team investigate the gruesome murder of a 58-year-old woman found naked and dead under a highway overpass–a satanic symbol near the body is written in blood. When detectives learn about a similar case, they believe they may have a serial killer on their hands and quickly enlist the help of the entire Tucson PD to track down the killer before he strikes again. And in Birmingham, a community lives in fear after a teenager is senselessly shot in his apartment complex. Det. Eric Torrence and his team head out to the victim’s neighborhood to help convince witnesses to speak, so they can bring the killer to justice and put the community back at ease.

Episode 6 Out of the Past / Feud
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Out of the Past / Feud

Aired on Jan 29, 2009

In Dallas, Detectives Randy Loboda and Scott Sayers are investigating the murder of a 54-year-old family man, gunned down in his home in front of his wife and children. Detectives must determine whether he was killed during a robbery gone wrong or if he was the target of a mysterious and sinister plot. And in Cincinnati, a gunfight in broad daylight ends the life of a 23-year-old man. Detectives Colin Vaughn and David Gregory race to track down the surviving passenger from inside the victim’s car to learn who started the shootout and why.

Episode 5 Blood Money / Fifteen
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Blood Money / Fifteen

Aired on Jan 22, 2009

When Tucson Detectives John Dorer and Kathi Kelley arrive at the murder scene of a young man gunned down behind an apartment complex, their investigation is hampered by hostility from the victim s friends. Detectives think the friends know more than they are telling, but will they be able to get the friends to cooperate in order to find the killer? And in Dallas, a birthday party turns violent when a stray bullet from an AK-47 strikes down a teenaged girl. To solve this senseless tragedy, Det. Robert Quirk must track down the patrons of the club and get them talk.

 4 Obstruction / Flight Risk
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Obstruction / Flight Risk

Aired on Jan 15, 2009
Cincinnati police investigate the shooting death of a 28-year-old from Detroit; Dallas police enlist the help of the Travis County SWAT team after they get a tip that a murder suspect is headed for Mexico.
 3 Crashing the Gate / 6000 Motives
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Crashing the Gate / 6000 Motives

Aired on Jan 15, 2009

Dallas detectives investigate the murder of two people gunned down in a car at the entrance of an apartment complex; Miami detectives investigate the stabbing death of an elderly man in his home.

Episode 2 Return to Sender / Death Camp
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Return to Sender / Death Camp

Aired on Jan 08, 2009

In Dallas, Det. Rick Duggan investigates the murder of a young man shot in the backseat of his friend’s car. While scouring the crime scene, Duggan finds an interesting lead–mail. He hopes this clue will lead him to the killer. And in Minneapolis, Sergeants Bruce Folkens and Chris Karakostas must find the person who savagely beat a homeless man to death.

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