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

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : Kat's MeowSep 4, 2016

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    Terry and Hildy race to close a complex case; a grisly murder hits close to home for the inspectors; Siletti learns his victory in court comes with a substantial price.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Rise of the PhoenixAug 28, 2016

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    Terry and Hildy hope to solve the Normandy Parker conspiracy; Siletti begins a crusade against the system; Hildy's home life continues to spiral downward.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Daddy DearestAug 21, 2016

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    Terry and Hildy struggle to collect evidence against their number one suspect; Terry tries to repair his relationship with Hildy; an emotional witness threatens Siletti's chances at life on the outside.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Let's Make a DealAug 14, 2016

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    Terry and Hildy revisit an earlier suspect; the trial of Mario Siletti gets underway; Terry and Hildy must face a harsh reality.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Sam I AmJul 31, 2016

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    Terry and Hildy fear they may have lost a prime suspect to his enemies.

ratings & reviews

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  • 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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