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The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes looks back at some of the most unforgettable moments in the series' history. Hosted by former First 48 detectives, each episode presents different cases previously featured on the show, all with a common theme. The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on November 5, 2020.

Where do I stream The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes online? The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes is available for streaming on A&E, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, iTunes, A&E online.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on A&E
1 Season, 10 Episodes
November 5, 2020
Documentary & Biography
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The First 48 Presents Critical Minutes Full Episode Guide

  • Looks back on 3 cases solved, because they were caught on camera.

  • In Tulsa, a beloved barber is caught in the crossfire of a long-standing gang rivalry. In Atlanta, a young man returns home during his lunchbreak and is killed by an armed burglar. In Dallas, an elderly woman opens her home to a man searching for his lost dog and pays a deadly price. In Miami, a mother down on her luck is killed at her storage unit after losing her job and her home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Tulsa, a shooting in a motel parking lot leads investigators to undertake an undercover operation to capture the suspect.

  • In New Orleans a baffling robbery takes a rookie months to unravel. In Phoenix a first time detective with only one clue traces an accident that sparks a horrible turn of events.

  • In Atlanta, the gruesome rape and murder of two women in an abandoned house haunts investigators. In New Orleans, detectives embark on a sprawling investigation to identify the suspects who drowned a local couple. And in Harris County, TX, a woman who was burned alive fights to survive, so she can identify her assailants.

  • Four of The First 48's female homicide detectives are highlighted in four condensed stories: in Memphis a confrontation turns deadly, in Cincinnati a single mother is torn between work and home, in Tulsa a family dispute takes a dark turn, and in Atlanta an interrogation room interview turns emotional.

  • In Tulsa, a key witness denies knowing anything about a brutal homicide until confronted with evidence that proves otherwise.

  • In Memphis, the tragic murder of 6 people in the same house on Lester Street tears a family apart.

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