When marriages fail, divorce can turn ugly - even, deadly: what was once a passionate union becomes plagued by spite, greed, betrayal and, literally, backstabbing. Each episode explores tumultuous, shocking, and disturbing divorces, and delves into the criminal psychology behind what actually happens when one spouse determines that the only way out is murder. Guiding viewers through these crimes of passion are Dr. Brian Russell, an attorney as well as a forensic and clinical psychologist, and Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert. In each episode, the two experts examine the couple featured and provide analysis on marriages that break down to the point that divorce and murder collide.
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Death Knows No Borders 05x13
Worlds collide when Donald and Umi fall in love in Indonesia; while Umi strives to become the perfect American woman in Don's native Kentucky, he longs for something or someone more exotic.
Drowning in Tears 05x12
When Tim meets Maryann at a Catholic mixer, it's a match made in heaven, but while the future looks bright, a dark cloud gathers on the horizon in the person of Tim's ex-wife.
A Thin Blue Line 05x11
High school sweethearts Linda and Derrick Yancey become sheriff's deputies with a picture-perfect marriage, then their marriage degenerates into a tale of good cop/bad cop ending in murder with one of them on the run.
The Ties That Bind 05x10
In Jonesboro, Ark., Michelle and Marc's marriage ends in murder as a result of family ties that snap and break.
Deadly Obsession 05x09
Tom and Lynette's love story spans decades from grade school to a posh house with a pool, but dark secrets from the bedroom bleed into other aspects of their marriage, and a dangerous obsession shreds their relationship into pieces.
Reduced to Ash 05x08
After 35 years together, longtime partners Julie and Keith become restless and begin to pursue very private adventures, reducing their once fiery love to ash.
Hell on Earth 05x07
A minister's son, Luther, falls hard for Anita, the daughter of a pastor; then, failure delivers a crushing blow to their relationship, turning their heavenly life into hell on Earth.
Murder in the Marina 05x06
Ed is a retired pilot whose sense of adventure is reawakened by a seaside encounter with the much-younger Denise, then the couple's idyllic life on a boat in a Florida marina is rocked by a sudden change in their fortune.
Recipe for Death 05x05
Eric gives up the U.S. Marines to follow his dream as a baker, and falls for Constance on a blind date; these two "foodies'' indulge in the sweet life until a seven-year itch is scratched by murder.
Rookie Mistake 05x04
Carli marries a police officer who takes his role as protector a little too seriously; Carli attempts to break free from the confines of wedlock, setting off a chain of deadly events.