TV Episodes The Best Forensic Files Episodes  

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List of the best Forensic Files episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Crime show fans wil also enjoy the best Cold Case Files episodes and the best true crime TV shows. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Forensic Files episodes of all time are. Fans of Forensic Files are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Since its 1996 debut on TLC as Medical Detectives, Forensic Files broadcast 400 episodes in 15 seasons with four new episodes in 2016. 

List features episodes like "Burning Ambition" and "Killer Fog." What is the best Forensic Files episode of all time? Look below and find out. Forensics fans can use this guide for which episodes to watch. 

Last Will is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
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Last Will


Seventeen-year-old Shari Faye Smith was abducted in broad daylight, in front of her own home. The kidnapper tormented her family with phone calls, leading them to believe Shari was alive -- and then they received a letter he'd forced Shari to write, her 'last will and testament'. This document would lead investigators to Shari's killer, a fitting postscript to a heinous crime. ...more on Wikipedia

Season: Forensic Files - Season 7

Original Airing: Jan 29 2003

Episode Number: 42

Previous Episode: Plastic Fire

Next Episode: Dessert Served Cold

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Invisible Intruder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
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Invisible Intruder


For more than a decade, women in a small Louisiana city lived in fear of a serial rapist. Fortunately, computer technology and behavioral science combined to give police a new forensic tool: geographical profiling. Police narrow their search to one man, but to prove he’s the perpetrator they turn to an unlikely piece of evidence--- a discarded cigarette butt. ...more on Wikipedia

Season: Forensic Files - Season 4

Original Airing: Sep 12 2000

Episode Number: 1

Previous Episode: Out of the Ashes

Next Episode: The Killing Room

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Something's Fishy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
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Something's Fishy


Two people in Seattle, Washington died after taking an over-the-counter pain reliever; lab analysis of the pills showed they were tainted with a lethal concentration of cyanide. The investigation which followed led police to a suspect with a motive for murder and a callous disregard for others. Medical Detectives, Season 2, Ep 9. ...more on Wikipedia

Season: Forensic Files - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 04 1997

Episode Number: 9

Previous Episode: Charred Remains

Next Episode: Sealed with a Kiss

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Speck Of Evidence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Forensic Files Episodes
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Speck Of Evidence


On September 17, 1984, in a suburb of Tucson, Arizona, eight-year-old Vicki Hoskins left home on her pink bicycle to mail a letter for her mother. She never returned, but her slightly damaged bicycle was found nearby. Investigators turned to forensic science, in the hope it would tell them not only what happened to Vicki, but also who was responsible. Originally aired as Season 3, Episode 11. ...more on Wikipedia

Season: Forensic Files - Season 3

Original Airing: Jan 07 1999

Episode Number: 11

Previous Episode: Crime Seen

Next Episode: Broken Bond

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