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The First 48 15 Seasons

Season 11
4.6 out of 5 stars (173) IMDb 8.3/10

The biggest enemy for any homicide detective is not the suspect...it's the clock. In fact, if they don't find a lead in the first 48 hours, their chances of catching the killer are cut in half. A&E's critically acclaimed series tracks real homicide detectives as they struggle to solve murder cases across the country.

Starring:
Dion Graham, Caroline Mason

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1. John Doe / Night of the Dead

In Louisville, Det. Brenda Wescott and partner Det. Collin King are hoping to solve the murder of a man whose identity is a mystery. After following all her leads to dead ends, Wescott is afraid the case will go unsolved--but then things takes an unexpected turn. In Birmingham, Det. Jerry Williams and his team are trying to piece together what happened to two men found dead in a strange house.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 8, 2010

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2. Deadly Gamble / Inside Job

In Harris County, Dep. Mario Quintanilla investigates the murder of a woman shot during a robbery of her illegal game room. Acting on a tip that his suspects are from Central America, Quintanilla races to find them before they can flee the country.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 15, 2010

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3. No Escape / Trail of Evidence

In Miami Sgt. Altarr Williams and detective Frankie Sanchez investigate the murder of Darrell Harrell, gunned down for trying to push a group of drug dealers out of Overtown. Months pass without a lead as the team tries everything they can to keep the case from going cold.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: July 22, 2010
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4. Critical Condition / Love Thy Neighbor

In Louisville Kentucky, rookie detective Holly Rogers is called to the scene of a convenience store robbery that left a 30-year-old employee in critical condition. With strong photographic evidence from security cameras and a trail of physical evidence to follow, Rogers and her team race against the clock to identify and apprehend the shooter.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: July 29, 2010
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5. Bad Connection/Heartbreak

In Birmingham, Det. Jerry Williams and his team investigate the murder of a young man shot dead in an abandoned apartment. With little physical evidence, Williams must rely on witnesses to help him piece together the puzzle and find the killer. In Louisville, Det. Brenda Wescott investigates the unusual death of a woman shot dead on a residential street.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: August 5, 2010

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6. Life Snatched

In Miami, Detective Anthony Reyes and the homicide team are investigating the murder of a middle-aged mother of four, shot to death in a random robbery outside a public storage facility. With no witnesses to the actual shooting, detectives must rely on surveillance footage, which could be the key to solving their case.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: August 5, 2010
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7. The Good Son / Jacked Up

When a 16-year-old boy is murdered at his family's roadside taco stand, Harris County investigator Sergeant Henry Palacios is faced with one of the most tragic cases he has ever seen. Palacios is hot on the trail of his suspect, when another shooting turns the case on its head.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: August 12, 2010
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8. Silent Rage / Tainted Love

In Harris County, Deputy Jason Brown is called out on Easter Sunday to investigate the brutal shooting of a woman who was a school bus driver and mother of two. Meanwhile, Harris County Sergeant Sidney Miller takes on the murder of a young father, shot dead in a courtyard.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: August 19, 2010
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9. Carjacked / Roll of the Dice

In Harris County, Deputy Russell Gonzales races the clock to track down the killer of an unidentified man found dead in a desolate field on the side of the road. It's an uphill battle for the team until a couple appears on scene and breaks the case wide open.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: September 30, 2010

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10. Marked for Death

In Harris County, Dep. Abraham Alanis and his team investigate the murder of a man, married with four young children, who was found robbed and shot to death outside an abandoned house. With no other leads to go on, investigators discover that their victim held a secret that could lead to his killer.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: October 7, 2010
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11. Winter Games

In Detroit, Sergeant Matthew Gnatek and Officer Nancy Foster are investigating the murder of a soon-to-be father, found shot to death in a deserted field during a snowstorm.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: October 14, 2010
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12. Off the Tracks

In Louisville rookie homicide detective Collin King is assigned his first case when an unidentified man is found dead near a railroad track. With no witnesses King tries to uncover a lead from the victim's friends and family and learns that sometimes a killer may be closer than you think.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: October 21, 2010
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13. Underworld

In Miami, Detective Anthony Reyes and the homicide team are investigating the murder of a man found brutally beaten to death below a major interstate. Reyes must navigate through false leads and dead ends, until an eyewitness comes forward and ignites the case. When detectives discover that their eyewitness is leaving out one major detail in his story, the case is turned on its head.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: October 28, 2010
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14. One of Ours

In Miami, Det. Frank Sanchez responds to the murder of a retired Miami Police captain, shot in broad daylight at a marina on the Miami River. When initial leads run dry, Miami PD launches a massive investigation, tracking the alleged killer all the way to New Jersey.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: November 4, 2010
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15. Gimme Shelter / Misstep

In Birmingham, lead Detective Mike Allison is working the murder of a man found shot in the basement stairwell of a house. Allison and his team quickly find an eyewitness and then the suspect. The case seems closed, when suddenly it unravels after the eyewitness disappears and Allison is forced to set his suspect free. A year passes, when out of the blue, the case takes a surprising turn.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: November 11, 2010

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16. What Lies Beneath / Back for Blood

When a man arrested for a domestic dispute claims his boyfriend killed someone seven months earlier and buried the body in the basement, Louisville Detectives Jon Lesher and Collin King are launched into one of the strangest cases of their career.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: November 18, 2010

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17. Left to Burn / Trigger Happy

When fire fighters in Detroit respond to a house fire and discover a 63-year-old woman stabbed and bound, Sergeant Kenny Gardner and Investigator Barbara Simon must investigate the brutal murder. With no witnesses, they have to rely on the local community to help them find her killer.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: December 2, 2010
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18. Thicker Than Water

In Harris County, TX a young man is days away from testifying as a witness in an aggravated assault case when he is suddenly gunned down near his home. As Sgt. Ron Hunter and the homicide team investigates, they learn the murder may have been part of an elaborate plan to keep the victim from getting on the stand.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: December 9, 2010
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19. Rules of the Game / Outgunned

When the Shizz, creator of a popular Louisville dance, is gunned down, Detective Brenda Westcott attempts to solve the case despite a potentially unreliable witness. Meanwhile, after a deadly shootout on the streets of Overtown, Miami Homicide Detective TC Cepero needs to figure out who fired first.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: December 16, 2010

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20. Insider / Paradise Lost / Bad Debt

In Charlotte, rookie Detective Norma McKee gets her first double-murder: a young couple shot in their car by a backseat passenger. Inside the vehicle, detectives find what may be a vital clue, a baseball hat that might contain the suspect's DNA. Meanwhile, seasoned Miami detective, Emiliano Tamayo has two cases in two days.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: January 6, 2011
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21. Waterworld

The Miami homicide team is investigating the murder of a man found naked, tied up, and floating in Biscayne Bay. Investigators scour the shoreline in search of clues and follow a lead into the heart of a homeless encampment known as "Waterworld." The case takes an unexpected turn when the body of another man is found floating in the Bay three days later.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: January 13, 2011

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22. The Slip / Pure Victim

In Detroit, Sgt. Ernest Wilson and his team investigate the double-homicide of two twenty-six-year-olds, shot execution-style in the basement. When investigators find a slip of paper at the crime scene, it initiates a manhunt that sends investigators to the other side of the country.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: January 20, 2011
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23. Terribly Wrong / Setting The Score

In Charlotte, when a store clerk and father of three young children is shot in a robbery by a masked man, lead Detective David Osorio and his team interview witnesses and find that no one knows the shooter. With little to go on, Osorio must find a way to identify his suspect before he can hope to track him down.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: January 27, 2011
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24. Final Call/Fatal Fury

In Charlotte, rookie homicide Det. Brian Whitworth is assigned his first case when a woman is discovered on her bedroom floor, stabbed to death. Hampered by false leads and a lack of eyewitnesses, Whitworth must rely on the physical evidence to bring the killer to justice. Meanwhile, in Louisville, Det. Jon Lesher investigates the homicide of a 43-year-old father, gunned down in front of his house for telling a rowdy group of men next door to quiet down. The case comes to a standstill when an eyewitness steadfastly upholds the street's code of silence. Lesher must use his veteran-interview techniques to break the code and get the witness to talk.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: February 3, 2011

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25. Dying Declaration/One Last Score

In Louisville, Det. Kristen Downs is at a dead end in her search for the killer of a wheelchair bound man, until she discovers the victim's sons might be the key to the case. And in Charlotte, Det. Todd Burkard and his team find a man stabbed to death in his car.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: February 10, 2011
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26. Street Law / Standing Up

After a year with the gang unit, Detective Kevin Ruggiero returns to Miami Homicide, investigating a drive-by shooting that left two men dead. He has little to work with until he learns that one of the victims was a founder of a local gang.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: February 17, 2011
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27. Brother's Blood/Trapped

Two men are found shot in a motel room in Charlotte, NC. Detective Terry Brandon and his team catch the alleged gunmen quickly, only to discover that their investigation is just beginning. Then in Miami, Detectives TC Cepero and Fabio Sanchez respond to an apparent suicide. But an examination of the body leads them to suspect foul play.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: March 3, 2011

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28. Southwick / Devil's Doorway

When Louisville Detectives Mickey Cohn and Jon Lesher discover that their two murder victims have matching tattoos, they suspect the murders might be related. When they learn the victims' missing friend might be a third victim, they race against the clock to solve the case.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: March 17, 2011
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29. Beat Down/Pistol Whipped

In a bloody convenience store shooting, Birmingham Detective Chris Anderson needs an old surveillance system and cooperation from the victim's mother to help solve the case. When a Miami shooting follows a brutal public attack, Det. TC Cepero and his team try to piece together the turn of events to determine if the murder was justified.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: March 24, 2011

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30. Bad Company

In Las Vegas, NV, Detective Jimmy Vaccaro and his team are called out at midnight to an empty desert highway, where a man's been shot dead in the middle of the road. From the victim's cellphone, they quickly get a lead: just minutes before he was killed, he received a call from a friend with whom he worked at a local strip club.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: March 31, 2011
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31. Night Out/One Gram

When a fight at a Charlotte nightclub escalates to gunfire, an innocent bystander is killed in the crossfire. Detective Terry Brandon and his team are forced to pit brother against brother to solve the murder. And in Harris County, Deputy Dennis Wolfford responds to the shooting of a young man at an apartment complex.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: April 7, 2011
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32. Fear Factor / Fall Guy

In Birmingham, Detectives Eric Torrence and Henry Lucas investigate the murder of a 31-year-old male found dead in a field. But with a tight-lipped community where street law is paramount, finding someone to talk is the team's biggest challenge. As the clock winds down, will the community pull through and bring the killer to justice?

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: May 12, 2011
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33. Mother and Child

In Miami, ten days before Christmas, a young corrections officer is shot dead with her two-year-old son while sleeping in their bed. Det. Kevin Ruggiero and Sgt. Ervens Ford take the case personally--not only do they consider the victim 24-year-old Ciara Lee as "on our team", but the death of her baby boy hits them emotionally.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: May 19, 2011

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34. The Ring/Last Drive

In Birmingham, lead Detective Henry Lucas is working the brutal stabbing of a young mother killed in her own bedroom. With no obvious motive, the investigation hits a wall until Lucas discovers the victim is missing a diamond ring. Meanwhile, the Harris County Homicide squad and lead investigator Sgt. James Dousay are hunting the killer of a man found shot to death in his car.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: May 26, 2011

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35. Without a Trace / Street Justice

In a remote area 20 miles east of Houston, a man walking in the woods discovers a startling sight--the remains of decomposed body hidden in the foliage. In one of his most challenging cases, Dep. Dennis Wolfford must first identify the body, before he can even begin unraveling the mystery of who to put it there.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: June 2, 2011

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36. Cold and Callous

In Harris County, Deputy Jason Brown and the homicide unit investigate the cold-blooded murder of a 15-year-old boy who was stripped down and shot during a home invasion.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: June 9, 2011

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37. Snake Eyes/No Way Out

In Birmingham, AL, an innocent man is shot and killed in crossfire from a shoot out that erupted at a friendly dice game. Detective Jerry Williams and his team must first locate the shooters involved and then decide who and what to believe from the conflicting interviews.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: June 16, 2011
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Love it! Once again law and order triumph over The World of Obama. When Obama and Eric Holder threw the police under the bus a couple years ago I thought of The First 48 and wondered if those 2 ever saw an episode. Sure there are some jerk cops out there-same as every walk of life-but the majority are like The First 48-great hardworking Americans hellbent on preserving our way of life. Obama sent 3 reps to the funeral of Michael Brown!! Brown it was since proven in court tried to steal a police officer's gun and would have probably killed the cop if he had. And our president-before any evidence came in-sent 3 reps to the guy's funeral cause he's black. Shame on him! Thanks to the fine officers on The First 48! We're behind you guys 110%!!!
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'The First 48 Hours' offers an interesting view of psychological profiling. The emphasis is not on sensationalism but the efforts to find the perpetrators. The episodes chosen were usually those that took place in Harris County, Texas. Since this was a TV series, there is repetition (noted in another review) that allows time for commercials. Some episodes switch back and forth between two different criminal investigations and others address a single incident. The episodes take place in different locations and feature homicide detectives in the area. Emotions run the gamut from tragic to humorous. The narrator gives both a description and an explanation that is easy to follow. If you like this genre, the portrayal and cases are well presented. Note that this program is produced by A&E Television Network and is probably of better quality than other similar productions. The name is derived from that 48 hour window after an investigation begins. Each episode ends with this quote: ". . . presumed innocent until proven guilty." Certainly a reminder of our criminal justice system . . . in theory and probability.

Personal comment:
Now I know why my 'recommended list' changed. 'Secrets of the Dead' offered several episodes concerned with WWII and military history is within my study background. The puzzle has been solved. . . it took me longer than 48 hours!
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A Miami woman visits her storage space and a male jumps out of the car and kills her. It sure seemed like it was for no reason whatsoever.
The woman was a mother of 4 who lost her house and job. When her family pleaded on TV that the community helped, I was getting teary-eyed. One relative was crying so hard, she had to be taken out of the press conference.
At first, the suspect and his peer admit to several robberies, but say nothing of the murder. This reminded me of "In Cold Blood" where one criminal just assumed he was in for passing bad checks and then gets the surprise that he's suspected of murder.
When the police confront one suspect here, he asks to speak to his girlfriend. He wanted to know if he could just argue that the guy on video was too blurry to be him. Instead of gullibly sticking by her man, the girlfriend said, "You know I have 5 kids myself," meaning, she sympathized with the victim, not her man.
The cop asks the suspect if he got anything out of the victim's purse and he replied no. The cop then explained that the victim was a mother of 4 who lost her job and home. The suspect bursts into tears. This reminded me of the final "Star Wars" prequel when the Emperor tells Darth Vader that he killed Nathalie Portman.
The suspect claimed that he shot involuntarily as the decedent pulled back and his trigger finger slipped. This case may be a good example of teaching folk about second-degree murder laws.
It just upsets me that real-life people went through this. The decendent may remind many (of us Black) viewers of their mothers, aunts, older female cousins, etc.
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A Cuban-American friend once joked that "Maybe the name Juan Domiguez should be used when there is a John Doe who is Latino." In this episode, a man is killed. The cops don't know his name; they just know he's a Latino male in his 30s. The cops look around an apartment and say, "There may be some prostitutional issues here." I try not to use heterosexist blinders, but I just assumed that the John Doe was an actual john. However, it turns out that he may have been the seller of his body.

So the cops fear the murder may be based on the man's illegal immigrant status or on prostitution. However, that turns out not to be the answer. The dude was just at the wrong place, at the wrong time, as the saying goes. I've heard of murder cases being tried in which the body is never found, but this is the first time I've heard of a murder case where there is a corpse without a name.

The possible killers are 5 Black folk, including to teenaged girls. One of the lot kept his mouth shut during the police interrogation, a smart tactic. However, if they can't find the specific shooter, they all may go down. That's the law in many states, especially in the conservative South. I fear that this episode may increase Black-Brown tensions. I fear this episode could reinforce stereotypes of Black criminality among another group of color. The question of whether the victim was targeted because he had a different identity than the conspirators is never addressed.

There are sooo few images of gay men of color in the media. It would have been great to hear from this man while he was alive. His death is a huge tragedy, regardless of his status in this country or "occupational" activities. Sadly, it's often in crime shows, whether real or scripted, where you see more racial-and-sexual minorities. I wish the deceased rests in peace and that his name is one day known.
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