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Murder in the First Season 3 Episode Synopses

SEASON 3 PREMIERE: “Normandy Bitch” – Sunday, June 26, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) 
Season three kicks off for Homicide Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan when an all-star quarterback is murdered in the middle of a crowded club in front of his pop star girlfriend. D.A. Mario Siletti and his wife are involved in a tragic car accident that could end his career and his marriage. And an untimely diagnosis threatens Hildy's future.

Directed by Jesse Bochco
Story by Steven Bochco & Jonathan Abrahams
Teleplay by Jonathan Abrahams
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 302 "Tropic of Cancer" – Sunday, July 3, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
As the hunt continues for the prime suspect in the Normandy Parker case, an anonymous tip forces Terry into an officer-involved shooting that sets off public uproar. A desperate Siletti reluctantly hires DUI defense attorney Alfred Arkin, but withholds essential trial information. Hildy gets good news for her future, and she and Terry cross a line together.

Directed by Rick Wallace
Written by Daniele Nathanson
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 303 "Black and Blue" – Sunday, July 10, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Public pressure on Terry and the SFPD continues to rise for the shooting death of an unarmed suspect. Hildy tracks down the fugitive in the Normandy Parker murder. Arkin advises Siletti to reconcile with his wife, as she may be the key to winning – or losing – his case.

Directed by Eriq LaSalle
Written by Corinne Marrinan
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 304 "The Barber of Seville" – Sunday, July 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Disturbing new information about Normandy Parker lengthens the list of suspects in his murder. Siletti, fighting for his future, sabotages the D.A. who replaced him. Terry and Hildy face an ultimatum about their secret romance.

Directed by Dan Shaw
Written by Alison Cross
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 305 "Follow The Money" – Sunday, July 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
The murder of a prime suspect in the Normandy Parker case seems to prove Terry's conspiracy theory. Siletti's fragile peace with his family is upended by a ruinous civil lawsuit compounding his legal troubles. And Hildy goes on a date in an attempt to move on from Terry.

Directed by Martha Mitchell
Written by Ethan Kass
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 306 "Sam I Am" – Sunday, July 31, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Terry and Hildy fear they may have lost a prime suspect to his gangster enemies. Terry is left to question his true feelings when Hildy agrees to another date with Burnside. Siletti prepares for the most crucial trial of his career: his own.

Directed by Nicole Rubio
Written by Daniele Nathanson
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 307 "Let’s Make a Deal" – Sunday, August 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
While the investigation into the murder of Normandy shifts closer to home, a new murder leads Terry and Hildy to revisit an earlier suspect. The trial of Mario Siletti gets underway as the state Attorney General's prosecutor, hell-bent on putting the District Attorney behind bars, unloads the first witnesses against him. Terry and Hildy face the harsh reality that their roles as partners may prevent their personal happiness.

Directed by Allison Anders
Written by Corinne Marrinan
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 308 "Daddy Dearest" – Sunday, August 21, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Terry and Hildy struggle to collect evidence against their new number one suspect. Terry attempts to repair his relationship with Hildy. The prosecution comes out swinging with an emotional witness who threatens Siletti’s chances at life on the outside. 

Directed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Written by Alison Cross
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

Episode 309 "Rise of the Phoenix" – Sunday, August 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
When a promising new clue is uncovered, Terry and Hildy push forward in hopes of finally solving the Normandy Parker conspiracy. Siletti pulls out all the stops in his crusade against the very system he championed as District Attorney. Hildy’s home life continues to spiral downward as one of her own winds up in the interrogation room.

Directed by Allison Anders
Written by Ethan Kass
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal

SEASON 3 FINALE: "Kat’s Meow" – Sunday, September 4, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
In this thrilling season finale, Terry and Hildy race to close one of their most complex cases. A new grisly murder hits close to home for the inspectors. Siletti learns his victory in court comes with a substantial price.

Directed by Jesse Bochco
Written by Alison Cross & Corinne Marrinan & Daniele Nathanson & Ethan Kass
Created by Steven Bochco & Eric Lodal