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Full List of The FBI Files Episodes

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Below is a complete The FBI Files episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual The FBI Files episodes are listed along with the The FBI Files episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. The FBI Files episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items on this list include “A Bitter End” and “Polly Klaas: Kidnapped.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the The FBI Files episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.
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    Season 1 Episode 1: On October 1, 1993, a stranger abducted 12-year-old Polly Klaas during a slumber party in her home. FBI agents collected fibers from her bedroom and discovered, through the use of laser light sources, a palm print on Polly's bed. After a massive two-month investigation, the FBI arrested Richard Allen Davis. Would the palm prints and fibers match?
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    Season 1 Episode 2: In 1982, a California highway patrol officer pulled a young woman over for speeding. He bullied her into sex and then killed her. He then used a decade of police experience to try to cover up his crime and convince investigators of his innocence.
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    Season 1 Episode 3: The calm of a Southern Ohio's quiet community was shattered in 1989, when a sniper gunned down an outdoorsman without reason. Hiding in the distance, behind a high powered rifle, a madman was hunting humans along Ohio's county roads.
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    Season 1 Episode 4: A young mother and her two daughters were sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in Anchorage, Alaska. With only one piece of forensic DNA evidence, a wash rag carrying pubic lice with which the killer used to clean himself, could the FBI convict their prime suspect, the woman's nephew Kirby Anthoney, on all three counts of murder?
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    Season 1 Episode 5: Two couples found themselves on the same deserted island paradise, but only one couple left alive. Buck Walker and Stephanie Sterns arrived in Hawaii on the Sea Wind, which belonged to the missing couple, San Diego millionaires Mac and Muff Graham. This historic case was later depicted in And the Sea Will Tell.
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    Season 1 Episode 6: The reputed boss of the Genovese crime family, Vince Gigante wandered the streets of New York wearing only pajamas and a bathrobe, but the FBI was convinced he was anything but crazy.
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    Season 1 Episode 7: No suspect had emerged after the rapes and murders of ten women near Tampa, Florida in 1984. The killer was a ruthless and terrifying predator, the newest member of an infamous group known as "serial killers." When one of the killer's victims survived, the FBI was able to identify 31-year-old Bobby Joe Long as the suspect.
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    Season 1 Episode 8: In 1989, residents of a close-knit apartment community in Virginia gathered for a holiday celebration. For Tammy Brannen and five-year-old daughter Melissa, Christmas was always a special time. Then, without warning, the little girl was gone.
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    Season 1 Episode 9: He was a recluse who spread terror through the mail for 18 years, but Ted Kaczynski wasn't known as the Unabomber until his brother tipped off the FBI. Kaczynski's Manifesto, published in major newspapers, set off a flurry of activity for the FBI: writing analysis and comparisons, DNA gleaned from a single postage stamp and finally, Kaczynski's arrest at his tiny cabin.
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    Season 1 Episode 10: A loner and distrustful of authority, Claude Dallas lived off the land, poaching wildlife and selling the hides. When two game wardens confronted Dallas about his deeds, they were shot and killed. After a massive manhunt, Dallas was captured and convicted but escaped months later. On the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, Dallas eluded agents for nearly year until the FBI tracked him down in California.
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    Season 1 Episode 11: On February 26, 1993, an explosion rocked the World Trade Center parking garage. Six people died and more than a thousand were injured in the bomb blast which tore a 5-story crater in the building. Mohammed Salameh, Nidal Ayyad, Mahmud Abouhalima, Ahmad Ajaj, Ramzi Yousef and Eyad Ismoil were convicted and will spend the rest of their lives in prison.
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    Season 1 Episode 12: By December 1985, John Gotti (aka the Teflon Don) had assumed his place as the new Don of the Gambino crime family in New York with the assassination of his boss, Paul Castellano. When the FBI convinced Gotti's underboss, Salvatore Gravano, to testify against him, the jury came back with their verdict: guilty on all counts, including the murder of Castellano.
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    Season 1 Episode 13: On June 21, 1964, three civil rights workers who set out to educate Southern Blacks about receiving the right to vote disappeared in Mississippi. After they were found lynched in the rural deep South, the FBI gained the trust of an informant whose information led to the conviction of seven local Ku Klux Klan members. This case was later depicted in the film Mississippi Burning.

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    Season 2 Episode 1: Posing as a fashion photographer, serial killer Christopher Wilder (aka "The Beauty Queen Killer") lured young women from shopping malls with promises of fame and fortune. Most ended up dead. National publicity that the FBI created led to the capture of the suspect in 1984.
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    Season 2 Episode 2: In 1993, a mother, her 8-year-old son and a live-in nurse were brutally murdered by an assassin. The multiple murder-for-hire plot was meticulously planned and executed. the FBI was able to zero in on fomer Mowtown Records music producer Lawrence Horn, father of the 8-year-old, and the contract-killer James Perry. This triple murder resulted in controvery around the book Hit Man.
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    Season 2 Episode 3: In 1985, South Carolina serial killer Larry Gene Bell was a predator, abducting girls and young women from their own front yards in broad daylight. He was a sadist: he phoned one victim's family, taunting them, boosting then dashing their hopes. He wouldn't stop. The FBI was determined to put an end to the serial killer's deadly game of cat and mouse.
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    Season 2 Episode 4: Violence shattered a quiet Texas neighborhood in 1988 when a mother and child are kidnapped and murdered along with a bystander. In their search for drug trafficker and killer Genaro Ruiz Camacho, the FBI exposed a drug cartel that flourished where it was least expected.
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    Season 2 Episode 5: The body of an unidentified young woman turned up on a highway in a small Pennsylvania town. Agents persisted, eventually identifying the body and finding the killer.
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    Season 2 Episode 6: The bodies of several young women began turning up in shallow graves in the Alaskan wilderness. In one of the first cases of successful criminal investigative analysis, FBI profilers mapped the criminal's mind and captured serial killer Robert Hansen.
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    Season 2 Episode 7: The FBI investigated the Dixie Mafia after the 1987 murder-for-hire killings of Mississippi Circuit Court Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret in Biloxi, Mississippi. They quickly uncovered a corrupt local government and a group of violent criminal conspirators.
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    Season 2 Episode 8: Lured by the easy wealth of the narcotics industry, crooked cops in the New Orleans Police Department began breaking the laws they were sworn to uphold. FBI investigations of alleged corruption and drug trafficking in the early 1990s grew to include the 1994 murder of Kim Groves.
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    Season 2 Episode 9: After two brothers abduct and murder bank president Dan Short, FBI agents slowly piece together tiny shreds of evidence. Eventually, they're able to convict the Agofsky brothers for 1989 Noel, Missouri bank robbery.
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    Season 2 Episode 10: In 1984, a couple swept through six states like a plague, acting without rhyme or reason. They targeted adults and young girls for kidnap and murder. During their rampage they left plenty of clues, but moving targets are the hardest to hit. The gruesome crime spree spanned six states and left eight people dead, so the FBI launched a manhunt for spree killers Alton Coleman and Debra Denise Brown.
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    Season 2 Episode 11: In December 1994, Joann Katrinak and her 4-month-old son, Alex, mysteriously disappeared from their home. A new DNA technique ended the mystery, in one of the first cases of DNA being successfully used in a criminal investigation in the United States.
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    Season 2 Episode 12: The FBI began a massive undercover operation designed to expose the Chicago Mafia's infiltration into the city's surrounding suburbs. The investigation of alleged Chicago Outfit activities in the Chicago suburb of Willow Springs, Illinois resulted in the arrests of former Willow Springs police chief Michael J. Corbitt and prominent Chicago attorney Alan Masters for murder and racketeering.