The BEST Episodes of Aquarius (2015)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020
A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.
#1 - Old Ego Is a Too Much Thing
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 22, 2015
Emma returns to the family just as Mary goes into labor; Hodiak's deal for Walt goes south; the conclusion to Hodiak and Shafe's murder investigation has unforeseen consequences; Karn takes care of an old problem.
#2 - Helter Skelter
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 16, 2016
Hodiak receives some disturbing fan mail as Charmain takes a dangerous plunge undercover and Brian discovers Roy's true intentions. Ken takes aim at Hal as Charlie fears an old prison mate is back to collect a debt.
#3 - I Will
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 10, 2016
A newly "retired" Hodiak tracks down the serial killer who has been tormenting him for months, without the protection and authority of his police position. Manson sends Tex, Sadie, Emma and Patty to 10050 Cielo Drive, where they are swept up in one of the most infamous crimes in the country's history. (Series Finale)
#4 - Why?
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 18, 2015
Charmain's first ride-along ends when her fellow officers are gunned down, the first in a series of cop killings. Her resolve is put to the test as Hodiak and Shafe enlist the Panthers to help find the shooter.
#5 - (Please Let Me Love You and) It Won't Be Wrong
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 8, 2015
Emma's absence is felt when the Manson family makes a documentary; Hodiak makes a deal with Ken Karn to save his son.
#6 - Revolution 9
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2016
While Shafe's addiction problems mount, Hodiak helps an old war buddy find his blackmailer. Meanwhile, Karn gathers information to use against Bobby Kennedy and Grace finds a new love for politics.
#7 - Can You Take Me Back?
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 3, 2016
Changes within the police department land Hodiak back in hot water with Internal Affairs, which forces him to adjust to a neutered role in the precinct. Meanwhile, the Manson family's misfortune seems to take a turn for the better when Terry Melcher arrives and wants to record Charlie's music.
#8 - Revolution 1
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2016
On the day of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Hodiak must investigate a murder in a black neighborhood while trying to prevent an imminent riot. In the midst of the crisis in the black community, Kristin's involvement with the Black Panthers drives a wedge between her and Shafe's marriage. Meanwhile, Charmain brings the drug case to a close and discovers the full cost of undercover work.
#9 - Your Mother Should Know
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 1, 2015
Trust is an issue when Bunchy asks Hodiak to solve his brother's murder; the Hodiak family comes together to help Walt; Guapo puts Shafe to work; Charlie's mother visits; Sadie sets up Emma.
#10 - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 25, 2015
Charlie tests Emma's loyalty; Shafe passes Guapo's test; after his first acid trip, courtesy of Manson, Hodiak helps a fellow detective with a secret.
#11 - The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 28, 2015
Hodiak and Shafe investigate a complicated murder case amidst rising racial tensions. Meanwhile, Manson forces Emma's father, Ken Karn, to introduce him to an executive in the music business.
#12 - A Change Is Gonna Come
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 18, 2015
A South Central murder investigation ratchets up tension with the Black Panthers; Emma goes MIA; Hodiak loses control... and Shafe comes to the rescue.
#13 - Mother Nature's Son
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 10, 2016
Hodiak decides to take matters into his own hands and shows up on the doorstep of the mysterious serial killer who has been sending him obscene pictures. Meanwhile, Manson sends Bobby, Mary and Sadie to go to extreme measures to get money from Gary Hinman.
#14 - Why Don't We Do It in the Road
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2016
Charlie bonds with a Beach Boy, while "Tex" joins the Manson Family. Hodiak and Grace tread familiar territory as Brian takes a stab at a killer and gets rewarded for his sharp work.
#15 - Sick City
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2015
Karn buries secrets; failing to impress a record producer, Manson takes his disappointment out on his family; Shafe catches a tough break; Hodiak loses an old friend.
#16 - Piggies
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2016
Manson and the Family receive two surprises: one a blessing, one a threat. As Hodiak tries to investigate a new clue in the case of the photographer killer, a series of roadblocks forces him to take a proactive measure. Meanwhile, Grace makes plans for Emma. A shootout between the Black Panthers and LAPD reverberate in Shafe and Kristin's marriage.
#17 - Never Say Never to Always
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 4, 2015
Drug dealer Art Gladner is found murdered, and the chief suspect is Shafe's snitch, Mike Vickery. Hodiak agrees to help Shafe exonerate Vickery. In exchange, Shafe takes rookie Charmain Tully undercover into the Manson Family to find out where Manson has Emma. They succeed, but not without consequences, especially for Charmain.
#18 - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2016
Internal affairs turns up the heat on Hodiak, but a tragedy interrupts the investigation. Meanwhile, Dennis Wilson's courtship with Emma ignites jealousy in Manson. Dennis takes Emma and Manson to meet a record producer who lives at 10050 Cielo Drive- the future home of the Tate family.
#19 - Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 16, 2016
Charlie cooks up a plan for Ralph and his crew; Hal wakes to a nightmare; and Hodiak gets leverage for his son.
#20 - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 25, 2015
Charlie recovers; Charmain finds a case; Hodiak seeks the man who's been harassing Shafe's family; Shafe helps Hodiak get a message to his son.
#21 - Blackbird
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 3, 2016
Ken and Emma reconcile but Emma wants to find Charlie. At the expense of Charmain's career, Hodiak is determined to find the truth behind Bunchy's murder. Meanwhile, Shafe sees an old friend at rehab.
#22 - Everybody's Been Burned
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 28, 2015
LAPD Detective Sam Hodiak and undercover officer Brian Shafe begin the search for a missing teenage girl, Emma Karn, who has fallen under the spell of infamous cult leader Charles Manson.
#23 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2016
Shafe, alone at the bloody Tate crime scene, is confronted by his own demons. As Manson searches for a missing Emma, he ends up on Hodiak's doorstep. Meanwhile, Ken Karn goes to new levels for international diplomacy.
#24 - Cease to Resist
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 2, 2015
Cutler gets a surprise visitor; Hodiak and Shafe work the murder of a Hollywood star; Charlie goes gun shopping.
#25 - Home Is Where You're Happy
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 11, 2015
Hodiak investigates Art Gladner's murder through his late wife Lucille, who runs a burlesque club. Manson hides Emma but Hodiak, under pressure from Grace, ultimately finds her and brings her home.