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Season 1

  • S01E01 Ashes to Ashes

    • August 11, 1997
    • Nine Network

    A man out for an early morning surf gets more than he bargained for when surf blows a corpse out of the water and into his face. It appears to be a routine investigation, natural causes being indicated... but complications arise when Tessa and Steve find they cannot identify the victim, and no-one steps forward to claim him. Surely someone should be missing a well-groomed man in his fifties?

  • S01E02 The Burial

    • August 18, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Late night. A voice recites limericks on a moonlit beach. Suddenly, all goes quiet. A grey dawn, and a dog and its owner, the stern Major Richter, make a gruesome discovery - a human head attached to the very dead body of Adrian McCafferty who is buried up to his neck under the sand. Adrian drowned when the tide came in and covered him. Tessa and Steve learn that there was a beach party last night. Adrian was buried as part of a joke. Is his death simply a stupid party prank gone wrong, or is there something more sinister to discover?

  • S01E03 Cat and Mouse

    • August 25, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Wheelchair bound Spinner congratulates himself on finishing a piece of artwork by pouring a cold beer and logging on to his favourite internet games forum. His pleasure is short lived, however, as a shadow falls across him and a lead pipe takes him out of the game... permanently. Tessa and Steve arrive on the scene to find the killer has taken the time to send the message ""Spinner Resigns"" over the internet to the victim's games partner. The murder takes on new importance when Dee reveals she knows the victim. While Dee tries to come to terms with her friend's murder, Steve and Tessa struggle to put together the pieces of the puzzle.

  • S01E04 Dead Clean

    • September 1, 1997
    • Nine Network

    While investigating a series of bizarre murders, Steve and Tessa are drawn to the local community centre, a drop in for former mental patients. With a handful of suspects, but no real clues, Steve and Tessa must race against the clock to find the killer before he strikes again.

  • S01E05 Who Killed Cock Robin?

    • September 8, 1997
    • Nine Network

    To the outside world former football star Robin Cochrane was a picture of charm, but when he is found poisoned by a chemical solvent, Tessa and Steve are forced to put together a picture of the not so pleasant private life of Robin Cochrane.

  • S01E06 Hot Shot

    • September 15, 1997
    • Nine Network

    When Maddie Herman, a paparazzi photographer who made her living out of the gossip and innuendo of the lives of others is found murdered, Steve and Tessa have no shortage of suspects. But when the case takes a sudden twist, Steve and Tessa realise that someone is leading them on a merry chase, until the trail leads the team back to a very surprising suspect.

  • S01E07 Black Friday

    • September 22, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa are called in to solve the murder of Trevor Parkin, his body was found one Friday afternoon in a zoo - he was wearing a gorilla costum. The more they discover about the deceased, the deeper the mystery, and although all the witnesses are helpful, there is no suspect, and no clear motive..or is there?

  • S01E08 Last Stop

    • September 29, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Abel Jago sits dead in an armchair before his valuable toy railway, on which the train of cars make their rounds. The railway engineer left a short farewell letter to his wife Ellie before committing suicide. Tessa however soon has doubts about Jagos suicide and when the autopsy results come in, it is revealed he was poisoned with cyanide.

  • S01E09 Something Wicked

    • October 6, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve are confronted with a conspiracy of silence while investigating the death of a man with a history of abuse.

  • S01E10 Drop Dead Gorgeous

    • October 13, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa are baffled when former football star Wayne Pascall is found stabbed to death in a lift, with a missing woman's handbag next to his body.

  • S01E11 Dead and Gone

    • October 20, 1997
    • Nine Network

    When Krystyan Balzan is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in his house, Steve and Tessa believe he came home unexpectedly and disturbed a robbery in progress.

  • S01E12 Wages of Sin

    • October 27, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa investigate the death of a woman found in an area notorious for prostitutes. When they learn the woman was a pregnant nun and not a prostitute, their investigation takes a new turn.

  • S01E13 An Eye for an Eye

    • November 3, 1997
    • Nine Network

    When a mummified body is found in an empty house, it is identified as that of Karen Diskin, the daughter of police inspector Snowy Muldoon, who went missing two years earlier.

  • S01E14 Blood Heat

    • November 10, 1997
    • Nine Network

    The brutal murder of a video store owner initially appears to be linked to a protest demonstration until other suspects emerge.

  • S01E15 Fall From Grace

    • November 17, 1997
    • Nine Network

    Tessa suspects an apparent suicide is really an elaborate scam designed to cover a woman's disappearance.

  • S01E16 Heartstopper

    • November 24, 1997
    • Nine Network

    When the general manager of a department store is found dead during the store's opening, the owner and employees become the main suspects in the investigation. Steve is haunted by a face from his past, and Tessa pursues the case alone.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Dared to Death

    • July 7, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When a professional stuntman is found dead, hanging in a harness outside the window of his apartment, Steve and Tessa must determine whether it was an accident, suicide or murder.

  • S02E02 Many Unhappy Returns

    • July 14, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa rush to solve the crime of a man who is murdered on his 50th birthday.

  • S02E03 Skin Deep

    • July 21, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When Dr. Theo Magnus, a leading cosmetic surgeon, is ambushed in his clinic and brutally murdered with a scalpel, his family and staff shed little light on the mystery.

  • S02E04 Fatal Charm

    • July 28, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa investigate when the body of a young women is found, having been killed by a blow to the head before being set alight.

  • S02E05 Short Circuit

    • August 4, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When a young woman is electrocuted by her twin brother's robot, the subsequent investigation leads Tessa and Steve to uncover a bizarre tangle of relationships.

  • S02E06 Cold Comfort

    • August 11, 1998
    • Nine Network

    The body of a beautiful women, victim of hit-and-run accident, is taken to the morgue. Tootsie arrives shortly afterwards to find the body missing and her new assistant murdered.

  • S02E07 Murder in Reverse

    • August 18, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When the body of a women is found in a local dump, Tessa and Steve discover that her husband received a ransom note two days before.

  • S02E08 More than Meets the Eye

    • August 25, 1998
    • Nine Network

    A gruesome discovery draws Steve and Tessa into a case that leads them into the dark stormwater tunnels of the city.

  • S02E09 Deadfall

    • September 9, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Thorne is convinced he saw a man pushed off a building roof, but cannot locate the body at first. When the body turns up, Steve and Tessa not only have to track down the killer, but discover why the body disappeared.

  • S02E10 Deadline (1)

    • September 22, 1998
    • Nine Network

    A bizarre murder in a city amusement park is the first in a series of horrible killings inspired by an innocent nursery rhyme. Homicide's youngest and brightest detective, Tessa Vance, is confronted by a psychopath from her past as the nursery rhyme killer prepares to strike again.

  • S02E11 Deadline (2)

    • September 22, 1998
    • Nine Network

    A bizarre murder in a city amusement park is the first in a series of horrible killings inspired by an innocent nursery rhyme. Homicide's youngest and brightest detective, Tessa Vance, is confronted by a psychopath from her past as the nursery rhyme killer prepares to strike again.

  • S02E12 Something Fishy

    • September 29, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa uncover a web of blackmail and obsession while investigating the murder of two business partners.

  • S02E13 A Dress to Die For

    • October 6, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When the detectives attend an extravagant costume hire shop, they find the shop's young security guard dead.

  • S02E14 Menu for Murder

    • October 13, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When a food critic drops dead in a restaurant, Tessa finds there is no shortage of suspects as the critic was universally loathed and regularly received death threats.

  • S02E15 Cry Wolf

    • October 20, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa are called to the murder scene of a woman who had called the police twice the night before she was murdered.

  • S02E16 A View to a Kill

    • October 27, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When Tessa and Steve investigate the death of a museum curator, they soon realise that his public face as a knowledgeable and well liked man who could rake in the funding dollars, hides a private life littered with sexual indiscretions and money troubles.

  • S02E17 Blowing the Whistle

    • November 3, 1998
    • Nine Network

    When the referee at a women's soccer match is murdered in full view of 100 people, the detectives are puzzled when they cannot find a single eyewitness.

  • S02E18 Instrument of Death

    • November 10, 1998
    • Nine Network

    The Klein String Quartet is a hotbed of passions and hatreds. When its founder and first violinist is found murdered, the other three members come under Steve and Tessa's spotlight.

  • S02E19 Bone Dead

    • November 17, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve are drawn into a web of mystery and intrigue when legendary paleontologist Dr. Charlie Minogue is murdered, and his attractive assistant disappears.

  • S02E20 Mix 'N' Match

    • November 24, 1998
    • Nine Network

    Following the bizzare murder of a medical professor, Tessa and Steve must carefully interpret a series of cryptic clues left by the killer.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Dead Offerings

    • April 21, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve investigate when a young blind man is found dead in a swimming pool.

  • S03E02 Evil Chances

    • April 28, 1999
    • Nine Network

    A sports teacher is found impaled at a boarding school and is found by Fisk's older sister. Tessa and Steve investigate, but Fisk is frustrated when his sister is interviewed, and he is excluded.

  • S03E03 Tongue Tied

    • May 5, 1999
    • Nine Network

    A mutilited body is found near a church, with identical markings to the victims of a serial killer 15 years ago- Thorne's first case. Experiencing a sense of deja-vu, Thorne heads the investigation. Has the killer returned, or is this a copycat crime?

  • S03E04 Dying Day

    • May 12, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Steve and Tessa investigate when a young woman is found hanging from a tree limb in a popular city park, and Tootsie's preliminary findings indicate it was not suicide.

  • S03E05 Death in the Family

    • May 19, 1999
    • Nine Network

    A vagrant is found dead at an inner city underpass surrounded by the corpses of poisoned sparrows. When Tootsie diagnoses death by strychnine, Tessa, Steve and Thorne fear that someone is out there trying to purge the streets of the homeless. But the investigation takes a twist after Fisk finds $10,000 hidden in the vagrant's mattress.

  • S03E06 Death Down Market

    • June 2, 1999
    • Nine Network

    When a woman is found murdered in a neighbourhood that is terrorised by a local gang, Steve and Tessa are called in to investigate.

  • S03E07 A Blow to the Heart

    • June 16, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve are called in to investigate a series of murders revolving around a prominent bio-chemistry lab.

  • S03E08 Bad Business

    • June 30, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve investigate what appears to be a routine case, but soon uncover a dangerous web of blackmail and righteous fanaticism.

  • S03E09 Hide and Seek

    • July 14, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Following the suspicious death of an elderly worker, Tessa and Steve must race against time to avert another tragedy growing from the ruins of the first.

  • S03E10 Booming Business

    • July 28, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve uncover a web of intrigue surrounding businessman Brian Hart's horrific death when he is killed as he commutes to work by train when a letter bomb concealed in a card explodes. Tessa and Steve are confronted by a bewildering array of suspects and motives to finally apprehend the person they believe to be the killer, only to realise at the last moment that they only have it half right.

  • S03E11 Cut and Dried

    • August 4, 1999
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve investigate a murder where nothing is as it seems.

  • S03E12 A Stab in the Dark

    • August 14, 2000
    • Nine Network

    When horror novelist Sebastian Tombs is found lying dead with a knife in his back, Tessa and Steve must investigate the four people closest to him, each of whom has a strong motive for committing the murder.

  • S03E13 Grave Matters

    • August 21, 2000
    • Nine Network

    As a crypt is opened for an interment, the funeral goers are shocked to discover the sarcophagus already occupied by the corpse of a young woman holding a rare orchid in her hand.

  • S03E14 Paid in Full

    • August 28, 2000
    • Nine Network

    A man's body is found floating in a spa, a large roll of cash stuffed into his mouth. Steve and Tessa discover that almost everyone who knew him had a reason to kill him.

  • S03E15 Last Act

    • September 4, 2000
    • Nine Network

    A busker suffers from hallucinations while performing mime outside a train station. When he collapses and dies, Tootsie's autopsy points to poisoning.

  • S03E16 Scent of Evil

    • September 11, 2000
    • Nine Network

    A woman is ripped to shreds by savage dogs on the grounds of an empty house. Steve and Tessa must determine whether her death was an accident, or if the dogs were trained to kill by someone with a grudge and a vicious streak.

  • S03E17 Still Life

    • September 18, 2000
    • Nine Network

    At the opening night of his exhibition, artist Vincent Osborne's head is discovered inside his own death mask.

  • S03E18 Absent Friends

    • September 25, 2000
    • Nine Network

    While attending a school reunion, Tessa is called to a homicide on the school grounds. The victim is one of her friends - stabbed in a reenactment of a Muckup Day prank, leaving Tessa as either a suspect, or another possible victim.

  • S03E19 House of Spirits

    • October 2, 2000
    • Nine Network

    Tessa and Steve investigate when a psychic conducting a séance in a storm-swept house is shot dead by the ghost of the man he was trying to contact.

  • S03E20 Done to Death

    • October 9, 2000
    • Nine Network

    The cleaner at a market beauty parlour makes a gruesome find - the proprietor strung up in a tanning booth and roasted like a pig-on-a-spit. Tessa and Steve's investigation uncovers a wealth of secrets and resentments harboured from birth.