FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14 Recap “Shattered” (Agent Jess LaCroix Was Killed In The Line Of Duty!)

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14 “Shattered.” The team pursues an abusive man on the warpath to find his ex-girlfriend, who is trying to escape him for good. Also, Jess and Sarah make plans to take their dream vacation together. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 13, the team searches for a businessman wanted for murder and an embezzlement scheme. Also, Jess takes advantage of his empty nest to properly court Sarah.

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Warning… Spoilers below!

On the FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14, this is Julian McMahon’s aka Agent Jess LaCroix’s must-see final episode!


A teen rushed to beat his parents home since he snuck out to a party while they attended a fancy dinner party. Suddenly, a deranged man with a gun revolver felt the teen at gunpoint demanding to know who was the man from the hospital the previous night. The father didn’t know what he was talking about so the irate man shot the teen in the heart. The mother was next if he didn’t give the right answer…

Jess and Sarah plan to freebird in Bali on FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14

Jess and Sarah plan to freebird in Bali on FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14


Jess and Sarah had an empty nest with Tali off to boarding school. He had never taken a vacation in the few years they had been together (he was all about work). They decided to experiment with freebirding, taking an adventure to go someplace and make the trip all about themselves. Unfortunately, duty called and Jess had to head to New Jersey on a case.

LaCroix and the team got the call to the Johnson’s residence where all three had been murdered! The man had slain the entire family and even slept in their bed, fleeing in the morning. They learned the man was Harley Ross who was a junkie.

Harley broke into the home of the man he was in search of, Allen. He bound and gagged the man and his wife then played Russian Roulette with her. The man gave up a websitenext FBI agents the couple murdered in cold blood!

LaCroix and Barnes investigated Harley’s last known location, a hospital when the abusive man became irate when Lucy was admitted. Allen and his wife were killed because he simply helped Lucy at the hospital. Dr. Johnson and his family were murdered because they treated the woman.

The agents searched the suspect’s home and it revealed he coped with liquor and drugs. They found blood and signs a woman possibly was living there. They found a busted laptop and hoped to find more clues on it. Soon they abandoned the theory of his murder spree being related to scoring drugs. They formed a new theory that his ex-girlfriend, Lucy Carver, was on the run from Harley. He was on a warpath in seek of his ex-girlfriend!

Angel Shot

The Feds investigated and learned the website was a front for abuse victims. Similar to an Angel Shot for Tinder dates, it acted as a safe haven to rescue victims of abuse.

Agents tracked the administrator down. She shared how the operation worked. It was designed to be anonymous. They ultimately found the woman who picked Lucy up. LaCroix was thankful for the network.

Agents Gaines and Ortiz just miss their suspect on FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14

Agents Gaines and Ortiz just miss their suspect on FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14

Meanwhile, Harley tracked the woman who transported Lucy by using the website. Harley attacked her and started to drown her in a nearby well. Agents just missed Harley and recovered the drowned woman. Ortiz chased after Harley but lost him.


Tracking Harley’s moves led to an autobody shop where an ex-con he was once jailed with. The Feds tracked Harley’s location.

Meanwhile, Harley finally pinpointed Lucy who was banged up with a broken arm. She was seeking refuge with an elderly couple. Ortiz arrived first and enter the apartment, Harley killed the elderly couple and fled with her in their vehicle.

More investigation revealed Lucy had a baby and kept it from Harley. The team shifted towards finding the child. They got a hit because the child was put up for adoption and needed a bone marrow transplant. Lucy was contacted as a donor, Harley found out he had a kid and snapped wanting to meet her.

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Agents LaCroix and Barnes corner their suspect on FBI Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14

Harley stormed the hospital where his daughter Mia was. He saw her for a few seconds then agents burst in so he fled. LaCroix headed out the back and found Lucy bound. Harley ambushed him. LaCroix pulled his gun and fired while Harley shot several times. Other agents killed Harley, however, Jess LaCroix was shot in the neck… he died!

Agents Barnes and Gibson visited Sarah to break the bad news bearing Jess’ bloody FBI badge. The Bureau arranged a jet for Sarah and Byron to head to Tali’s boarding school and give her the worst news of her life

Is Jess on FBI: Most Wanted leaving the show?

Yes. On January 22, 2022, Julian McMahon shared with fans that he would be leaving FBI: Most Wanted. His role will be filled with another character (portrayed by Dylan McDermott aka Richard Wheatley of Law & Order SVU/Organized Crime) on the April 12th episode airing.

Why did Julian leave FBI: Most Wanted?

It was not exactly revealed except that Julian McMahon wanted to pursue other “creative pursuits.” However, here is the farewell statement McMahon shared with Deadline in January 2022, “Over the past few months, the producers of FBI: Most Wanted and I have had discussions about my departure from the show in favor of additional creative pursuits and the transition of my character Jess LaCroix. These ongoing conversations have given us an opportunity to orchestrate a seamless and productive way for me to leave the show.”

How did Jess LaCroix die?

Jess LaCroix was shot in the neck while rescuing an abuse victim from her attacker on Season 3 Episode 14.

Why did Jess on FBI die?

In television, Jess died as a result of being shot in the jugular vein. In reality, Julian McMahon stated after three seasons he would be leaving FBI: Most Wanted for “additional creative pursuits.”

Why did LaCroix die on FBI?

Jess’ death on television was due to being shot in the jugular vein. However, after three seasons with FBI: Most Wanted he would be leaving for “additional creative pursuits.”

Is Agent LaCroix dead?

Yes. Unfortunately, the leading actor Agent LaCroix from FBI: Most Wanted is dead.

What did you think of FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14? Let’s talk about the FBI: Most Wanted in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

Air Date: March 8, 2022

When Does FBI: Most Wanted Come Back On?

FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 15 “Incel” returns on Tuesday, March 22, 2002, on CBS!

FBI: Most Wanted Cast

  • Julian McMahon as Special Agent Jess LaCroix
  • Alexa Davalos as Special Agent Kristin Gaines
  • Kellan Lutz as Special Agent Kenny Crosby
  • Roxy Sternberg as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Special Agent Hana Gibson
  • Miguel Gomez as Special Agent Ivan Ortiz

Recurring Cast

  • Jen Landon as Sarah Allen
  • Terry O’Quinn as Byron LaCroix
  • YaYa Gosselin as Natalia ‘Tali’ Skye LaCroix

Guest Starring

  • Toby Hemingway as Harley Ross
  • Jennifer Regan as Kate Adams
  • Kelly Swint as Lucy Carver
  • Tommy Nohilly as Det. Casey
  • Ashley Bufkin as Laurie
  • Billy Beyrer as Sawyer Carver
  • Wilna Castillo as Marisol
  • Valisia LeKae as Jade Johnson
  • Derrick Williams as Darian Johnson
  • Joshua Crockett as Kelvin Johnson
  • Chris Grant Wenchell as Arson Gallegos
  • Dylan Brown as Crystal
  • Elyana Randolph as Capri
  • Joanne Lamstein as Alicia Dutton
  • Christine McBurney as Female Neighbor
  • Lori Hammel as Hope Larson
  • Stan Kang as Allen Larson
  • Brooke Brazer as Floor Nurse
  • Onie Maceo Watlington as Mia

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Has FBI Most Wanted Been Cancelled?

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FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
3 22 A Man Without a Country” FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Finale May 24, 2022
3 21 Inheritance May 17, 2022
3 20 Greatest Hits May 10, 2022
3 19 “Whack Job” April 26, 2022
3 18 Reaper April 19, 2022
3 17 Covenant April 12, 2022
3 16 Decriminalized March 29, 2022
3 15 Incel March 22, 2022
3 14 Shattered March 8, 2022
3 13 Overlooked February 22, 2022
3 12 “El Pincho” February 1, 2022
3 11 Hunter January 11, 2022
3 10 Incendiary January 4, 2022
3 9 Run-Hide-Fight December 14, 2021
3 8 Sport of Kings December 7, 2021
3 7 Gladiator November 16, 2021
3 6 “Lovesick” November 9, 2021
3 5 “Unhinged” November 2, 2021
3 4 Inherited October 12, 2021
3 3 Tough Love October 5, 2021
3 2 Patriots September 28, 2021
3 1 Exposed” FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Premiere September 21, 2021

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30 comments on FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 Episode 14 Recap “Shattered” (Agent Jess LaCroix Was Killed In The Line Of Duty!)

  1. Dee says:

    Why?Why?Why did they have to kill him off? A contract dispute? So disappointed,

    1. Kathy Brands says:

      Well, that pretty much sucked! The daughter already lost her Mom, so why kill Dad. There is enough real rotten shit in our every day lives. Why, in the name of creative BS do we need to see it on TV too?

    2. Robert Javinett says:

      Yup very disappointed I’m no longer gonna watch this showatch the show I watch FBI and then I’ll find something else to watch bad decision by NBC

  2. Brian Williams says:

    That was dumb to take the head star we enjoy watching out of the picture. Not too interested in watching anymore That sucks.

    1. Sunshine says:

      Yea I’m with you, I’m done 😡

      1. Sam Bilderback says:

        I think Dick Wolf is an idiot! Does he think that shocking the viewers is in anyone’s best interest? I hope everyone stops watching FBI Most Wanted like me. It’s just like when he killed off Alvin on Chicago PD. Why does Dick Wolf keep screwing up?

    2. Georgia says:

      This is one of my favorite shows, along with the original FBI. Jess dying will kill the show. I almost stopped watching when Nathan left but I continued because of Julian. Now I’m done for real. I have no interest in any of the remaining characters. Good bye

    3. Robert Javinett says:

      Agreed I’m done This was one of my favorite shows I’m done. Hope this sinks show.. They could have had him take a new job somewhere which would give him the opportunity to return at some point. But to kill him off especially with a young child who already lost her mother terrible writing decision. BAD move .

  3. Mark Kurasz says:

    It sucked, I can’t believe they killed off Jess.

    1. Sunshine says:

      WTH, why did they have to kill him off, I was going to give Dylan McDermott a chance but not now, I’m done with this show, him and Sarah were planning to take a trip why couldn’t they just let them go on the trip and not return, I’m done 😡

      1. Ken says:

        Yes it was a shocking ending to Julian’s character on the show! Yes Jess Lacroix was a vital leading character. But I believe Dick Wolf and the creative team were simply portraying the grim reality of what can and does happen in law enforcement service. I will miss this character, but still think FBI Most Wanted is the best of the 3 FBI series!

  4. Linda Henzel says:

    Absolutely furious that they chose the death of Jess as a finale to his time on the show. We, as fans, deserved a humane ending. So many possibilities that would have preserved good feelings for us all. No dignity here. So disappointed in Dick Wolf.

    1. Sunshine says:

      Yea I’m with you, I’m done 😡

    2. Michael Matthews says:

      VERY Poor decision by Wolf but I wonder if he was even involved they just rubber stamp his name. but I will no longer watch this show not a fan of Dylan he’s a bad guy not the good. They could have written him off more appropriately.

  5. Ky says:

    My heart is broken 😞

  6. Janet Wilkerson says:

    Why? A vital person in the show! What were you thinking?

    1. Victoria Sieggen Cozzie says:

      I couldn’t agree more, he was the only reason for watching this show. I can’t believe they killed him off. I’m done with FBI 😡😔

  7. JW says:

    Just shows each of us how quickly life can violently change for these men and women who pursue the monsters among us.

  8. Ella Jones says:

    Why, why??? Jess was the main and strong character of this show. Not too keen to continue watching the series.

  9. Fran B says:

    Shocked when we watched!! We will or rather we have NO INTEREST in the show. Killing
    Jess was worst way to have his character
    depart! How about a vacation & then perhaps while enjoying their “dream” vacation, maybe
    discuss & agree on a new career for him?
    No further interest in any of the FBI dramas!

  10. Rosemarie Rodriguez says:


  11. Al G says:

    I think it stinks. You could have retired him or promote him to another location. What happens to his family. You just lost a viewer.😢

  12. Sebon L Sheffield says:


  13. Mrs. S says:

    Pure Rage!
    This subject in this episode was extremely timeless. But killing off Jess, slightly unsuspected. I knew something was coming when his daughter went to boarding school. But I am outraged that he was killed off the show. Not extremely thrilled about Dylan McDermott taking his place. I really disliked the role he played in Law and Order: Organized Crime. But I will try to give it a shot…….

  14. Robert Javinett says:

    This was one of my favorite shows I’m done. Hope this sinks show.. They could have had him take a new job somewhere which would give him the opportunity to return at some point. But to kill him off especially with a young child who already lost her mother terrible writing decision. BAD move .

  15. mark says:

    He was the show best actor in there.

  16. Sandra Slovacek says:

    This was a heartbreaking and perfect end to this incredible character. We fans need to be reminded from time to time that the real life versions of the characters we love live in danger due to their work. It may be difficult to separate the new guy from his role as a heartless criminal on OC, but I am definitely going to give the restructured team a chance.

  17. Lisa Lewis says:

    If Jess is really dead, I’m so disappointed. He is my favorite character on the show. Not happy at all.

  18. Kylie says:

    I am floored. I didn’t believe he was really dead until I googled it. I didn’t know Julian was leaving, I like to live spoiler-free as much as humanly possible. I was in denial thinking it was a dream or something, it couldn’t be true. It is HIS show, he IS the show. He’s why I watched it. It was bad enough when my 2nd fav on there Kellen Lutz left, but this is next level. The only one I like on there now is the new guy who replaced Lutz. I am angry 😡 at Julian rather than Dick Wolf. I mean, don’t headline a procedural if you don’t intend on sticking around for the long-term.

  19. Freda says:

    I was so disappointed 😢. He is the show and my favorite.

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