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The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes

The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes

A&E 2020

Hosted by former "First 48" detectives, "The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes" looks back at some of the most unforgettable moments in the series' history.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes

#1 - Rookies

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 5

In New Orleans, a robbery takes a rookie months to unravel; in Phoenix a first time detective with only one clue traces a random fender bender that sparks a horrible turn of events; in Atlanta the new guy tracks the suspects in a drug deal.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 6 votes.

#2 - Caught on Camera 2

7.80

Season 1 - Episode 10

In Tulsa, multiple cameras help crack open a case; in Atlanta, a key witness provides a crucial lead after seeing surveillance footage of the suspect on the news.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 5 votes.

#3 - In Broad Daylight

7.78

Season 1 - Episode 11

In New Orleans, a night out ends with a deadly morning after a random encounter; in Tulsa, an argument over a cellphone escalates into a double homicide; in Birmingham, a breakup goes very wrong in a public park.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 9 votes.

#4 - Women of Homicide

7.67

Season 1 - Episode 3

A confrontation turns deadly in Memphis, Tenn.; in Cincinnati, a single mother is torn between work and home; in Tulsa, Okla., a family dispute takes a dark turn; in Atlanta, an interrogation room interview turns emotional.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 9 votes.

#5 - Fatal Friendship

7.60

Season 1 - Episode 13

In New Orleans, close friends fight over money and one of them ends up dead; in Florida's Broward County, an elderly man makes a fatal mistake with some new friends; in Dallas, childhood friends have a wild night that ends in tragedy.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 5 votes.

#6 - The Case That Haunts Me 1

7.57

Season 1 - Episode 1

In Memphis, the tragic murder of 6 people in the same house on Lester Street tears a family apart. In Tulsa, the strange disappearance of a former Navy vet finally provides answers after almost 2 years. And in Atlanta, the brutal shooting of a young engaged couple on the side of the road haunts investigators.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 14 votes.

#7 - Caught on Camera 1

7.50

Season 1 - Episode 8

Three of The First 48's most memorable cases featuring surveillance video are highlighted: in Cleveland, Ohio a robbery leaves an innocent man dead at the shop where he worked; in Dallas, an encounter on an elevator seals the shocking fate of a woman heading home for the day; and in Memphis, revenge is served in video surveillance that tells a misleading story.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 6 votes.

#8 - Shocking Twists

7.50

Season 1 - Episode 12

In Kansas City, detectives discover two women in an abandoned garage; in Dallas, investigators use a surprising clue to bring their killers to justice; in Miami, one marina is linked to two murders that share a shocking connection.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 6 votes.

#9 - The Case That Haunts Me 2

7.45

Season 1 - Episode 4

The gruesome rape and murder of two women in an abandoned house haunts investigators; detectives work to identify the suspects who drowned a local couple; a woman who was burned alive fights to survive so she can identify her assailants.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 11 votes.

#10 - Heat of the Moment

7.33

Season 1 - Episode 7

Looks back at three cases that erupted in the heat of the moment. In Kansas City, a confrontation with a baseball bat escalates to murder. Then, in Harris County, a man's Easter visit with his ex-wife turns deadly. And in Atlanta, a mother watches in horror as her family is destroyed in a flash of violence.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 6 votes.

#11 - Wrong Place, Wrong Time 1
7.33
Season 1 - Episode 9

A beloved barber is caught in the crossfire of a long-standing gang rivalry; a young man returns home during his lunch break and is killed by an armed burglar; an old woman opens her home to a man searching for his lost dog and pays a deadly price.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 6 votes.

#12 - Shocking Confessions
7.14
Season 1 - Episode 2

In Tulsa, a key witness denies knowing anything about a brutal homicide until confronted with evidence that proves otherwise. In Dallas, a suspect shocks detectives with a confession they didn't see coming. In Atlanta, Detective Quinn has an uphill battle in the interview room with a suspect who appears to be targeting and killing homeless people.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 7 votes.

#13 - The Chase
7.00
Season 1 - Episode 6

In Tulsa, a shooting in a motel parking lot leads investigators to undertake an undercover operation to capture the suspect; in Tulsa, the investigation into the shooting of a former Marine leads to a dangerous car chase and apprehension.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 8 votes.

#14 - The Case That Haunts Me 3
0.00
Season 1 - Episode 14

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The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 0 votes.

#15 - Wrong Place, Wrong Time 2
0.00
Season 1 - Episode 15

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The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 0 votes.

#16 - The Case That Haunts Me 4
0.00
Season 1 - Episode 16

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The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes from 0 votes.

Last updated: apr 05, 2021

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