Murder in the First

Series Summary
A complex case proceeds for a full season in this scripted drama, co-created by Emmy-winner Steven Bochco and newcomer Eric Lodal. Homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan, partners in the San Francisco Police Department, head the investigation. English is a former Marine with plenty of experience as an inspector, while Mulligan is a sexy, self-assured officer who doesn't flaunt her attributes. Their relationship is strong and fearless because solving crimes is the top motivation. Fellow SFPD colleagues are thoughtful David Molk and his tough partner, Edgar Navarro, and the squad supervisor is candid Lt. Jim Koto.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: TNT

Next Episode:

Season 3, Ep. 6 : Sam I Am Jul 31, 2016

Terry and Hildy fear they may have lost a prime suspect to his enemies; Terry must question his true feelings when Hildy agrees to another date with Burnside; Siletti prepares for his trial.

  • Season 3, Ep. 5 : Follow the MoneyJul 24, 2016

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    A suspect's murder seems to prove Terry's conspiracy theory; a civil lawsuit compounds Siletti's legal troubles; Hildy goes on a date.

  • Season 3, Ep. 4 : The Barbers of SevilleJul 17, 2016

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    New information causes the list of suspects in the Normandy Parker murder to lengthen; Siletti sabotages the D.A. who replaced him; Terry and Hildy must face an ultimatum about their relationship.

  • Season 3, Ep. 3 : Black and BlueJul 10, 2016

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    Public pressure on Terry and the police department continues to rise; Hildy tracks down the fugitive in the Normandy Parker murder; Arkin advises Siletti to reconcile with his wife.

  • Season 3, Ep. 2 : Tropic of CancerJul 3, 2016

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    An anonymous tip forces Terry into an officer-involved shooting; Siletti hires a defense attorney.

  • Season 3, Ep. 1 : Normandy BitchJun 26, 2016

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    A quarterback is murdered in the middle of a crowded club; D.A. Mario Siletti and his wife are involved in a car accident; an untimely diagnosis threatens Hildy's future.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • Bochco and his team of writers find more character depth than we commonly see on TNT & USA programming, which is nice, but the show does feel a little flatter and more predictable than fans of Bochco’s best shows may expect. The mystery may be dull but the cast finds a way to elevate it. Show More

  • With a season-long focus on a single case, the story has plenty of breathing room, and the San Francisco setting feels particularly natural. As unnecessary things go, Murder is exquisite. [13 Jun 2014, p.75] Show More

  • Murder in the First, a masterfully paced balance of tricky whodunit and character development, seems to have benefited from both Bochco's hits and the misses, as well as the cable-led experimentation with shorter seasons. Show More

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