Originally a homicide detective, Murphy played an instrumental part in the
original arrest and conviction of the serial killer known as Dr. Zito. Unfortunately, however
Zitos psychological games had taken their toll on Murphy and resulted in a breakdown
after which she was transferred into the narcotics division.
the head of the narcotics division, Murphy first met
MacGyver as a reluctant participant
of a Phoenix Foundation project to develop new equipment and processes to aid law
enforcement. She soon found the past coming back to haunt her as both she and MacGyver
worked to uncover yet another of Zitos deadly games.
Over time both she and
MacGyver have come to appreciate their
differences and now share a close friendship and professional respect for each other.
Episodes: Deadly Dreams , lession in Evil , MacGyver's Women