The BEST Episodes of Bosch

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2019

Meet LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch — hero, maverick, nighthawk. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city to the tortuous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will be tested to their limit. Joining with an enigmatic and seductive female FBI agent, pitted against enemies inside his own department, Bosch must make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, as he tracks down a killer whose true face will shock him.

Book of the Unclaimed Dead

#1 - Book of the Unclaimed Dead

Season 4 - Episode 10

Bosch and Sgt. Amy Snyder uncover a key piece of evidence that could compromise the entire Elias investigation. Edgar and Robertson are rocked by personal disappointment. Irving exposes his enemies. Bosch stalks the suspected Elias killer on his own, and comes face to face with his past.

star 8.20
603 votes
Writers: Daniel Pyne
Creep Signed His Kill

#2 - Creep Signed His Kill

Season 5 - Episode 10

Pierce and Vega find more body parts, and tie their murder to an ongoing RHD case. Maddie tells Bosch she sent the memo to Chandler, and doesn't regret it. Edgar knows who killed Gary Wise, but can't prove it. At his retirement party, Barrel springs his own surprise. Bosch commits to solving the murder of Daisy Clayton, Irving makes a big announcement, and Walsh returns for one last dance.

star 8.19
368 votes
Writers: Daniel Pyne, Katie Pyne
The Sea King

#3 - The Sea King

Season 3 - Episode 10

In this final of the third season: Bosch's relentless pursuit in the Meadows case reaches a climax. Bosch and Edgar talk about a startling discovery. An unexpected visitor drops in on Bosch and Maddie. Harry learns that his history is far from settled.

star 8.12
1,061 votes
Writers: Michael Connelly, Daniel Pyne
Aye Papi

#4 - Aye Papi

Season 3 - Episode 8

Bosch operates behind-the-scenes to expose wrongdoers. Killers are in the wind. Edgar deals with the fallout of a crucial choice.

star 8.06
1,065 votes
Writers: Elle Johnson
Hold Back the Night

#5 - Hold Back the Night

Season 5 - Episode 9

Chandler and Bosch locate Spencer, and try to pressure him to flip. At Borders' habeas hearing, Chandler gains standing for Bosch and reveals the Cronyns' conspiracy. Edgar connects Marcos and Arias to a shady Haitian under CIA protection. Irving considers his future. Pierce and Vega catch a gruesome new homicide. Bosch has one remaining loose end to tie up in the Skyler murder.

star 8.02
380 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Eric Overmyer
Past Lives

#6 - Past Lives

Season 4 - Episode 4

Det. Francis Sheehan comes clean to Bosch, Robertson suspects a leak in the investigation, and Edgar joins the Task Force. Social unrest surrounding the Elias murder grows and Irving is pressured to intervene. Eleanor asks Bosch for parenting advice and confesses the truth about her marriage to Reggie Woo.

star 7.97
603 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Shaz Bennett, Elle Johnson
Everybody Counts

#7 - Everybody Counts

Season 2 - Episode 10

The season finale reaches an explosive climax. Bosch and Edgar discover the final piece of the Tony Allen investigation. Harry searches to uncover the truth behind his mother's murder.

star 7.94
1,207 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Michael Connelly, T.L. Lankford
Rojo Profundo

#8 - Rojo Profundo

Season 4 - Episode 9

The protest looming, Billets strikes a deal with the activists. Irving realizes that old friends are new enemies. Crate and Barrel solve the case of their careers. As the Task Force scrambles to salvage their investigation, Bosch finds himself in the depths of underground Los Angeles.

star 7.94
568 votes
Directors: Neema Barnette
Writers: Michael Connelly
Clear Shot

#9 - Clear Shot

Season 3 - Episode 9

The department rallies when a threat hits close to home. There's a pivotal turn in the Holland case. Bosch is forced to face a dark truth. Irving embraces a lifelong goal. There's no honor among thieves.

star 7.90
1,064 votes
Writers: Eric Overmyer
Follow the Money

#10 - Follow the Money

Season 2 - Episode 8

Bosch focuses on taking down a criminal mastermind. Eleanor delivers for the FBI. Opposing forces with violent intentions all converge on the same spot.

star 7.88
1,176 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: William N. Fordes, Joe Gonzalez
The Magic Castle

#11 - The Magic Castle

Season 1 - Episode 9

The true story of the bones murder is finally revealed, placing Bosch in hot water and stretching the LAPD to the breaking point. Bosch's own painful past leads him headlong into a showdown with Raynard Waits.

star 7.87
1,157 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
Salvation Mountain

#12 - Salvation Mountain

Season 5 - Episode 8

Edgar interviews Clayton, desperate for details on Bosch's location in the desert. Meanwhile, Stones and Carter tell Bosch he's going home, but ominously take him up in the plane by himself. Billets resolves to turn a blind eye to the falsified crime stats. Crate plans Barrel's surprise retirement party. Irving makes his case to the DA, and Edgar gets closer to finding Bo Jonas.

star 7.85
375 votes
Writers: Tom Bernardo
Missed Connections

#13 - Missed Connections

Season 4 - Episode 7

Two off-duty patrol officers cause Billets more trouble than she needs while the protests heat up outside Hollywood Station. With a suspect in custody, the Task Force begins to wrap up the case, but Bosch remains unconvinced. Irving learns he's being played and Honey Chandler makes a surprising discovery.

star 7.85
575 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Friskin
God Sees

#14 - God Sees

Season 3 - Episode 3

Bosch learns more about the dark past and murder of Billy Meadows. The credibility of a key witness threatens to undermine the Holland case. Edgar manoeuvres to handle damning evidence. Dangerous men target Bosch.

star 7.85
1,159 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Tom Bernardo
El Compadre

#15 - El Compadre

Season 3 - Episode 4

Bosch clashes with his fellow detectives. Irving weighs his career options just as his personal life takes a turn. The killers behind the Meadows murder clean up loose ends. Questions swirl about whether Bosch is an avenging angel.

star 7.84
1,099 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin
Dark Sky

#16 - Dark Sky

Season 4 - Episode 8

Hollywood Station goes on TAC Alert. Irving plots his next moves. With new evidence, the Elias case takes an unexpected turn. Maddie tries to connect with her past. Bosch harbors doubts about his Task Force and interviews a new suspect.

star 7.82
576 votes
Writers: Elle Johnson
Right Play

#17 - Right Play

Season 3 - Episode 7

Bosch and Robertson work a promising lead in the Gunn case. Further evidence gets the team closer to solving the Meadows murder. Irving does damage control on another crisis related to Bosch. Edgar takes action. The Holland case is on the brink.

star 7.82
1,069 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin
The Wisdom of the Desert

#18 - The Wisdom of the Desert

Season 5 - Episode 7

Stranded in the desert without backup, Bosch closes in on his murder suspects and learns more about Clayton. Worried about her dad, Maddie turns to Billets for answers. Billets, in turn, confronts Edgar about Bosch's rogue mission. Pierce and Vega head to Bakersfield to find Jose Jr. Anderson gets a tip about police misconduct in the Borders case, and Cronyn implicates Bosch.

star 7.81
386 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Jeffrey Friskin
Queen of Martyrs

#19 - Queen of Martyrs

Season 2 - Episode 9

A leading suspect eludes Bosch's grasp. Deputy Chief Irving's world has unravelled, even as he's handed a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bosch and Edgar's pursuit of a dangerous ringleader leads to an epic showdown.

star 7.81
1,206 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo
Exit Time

#20 - Exit Time

Season 2 - Episode 7

Deputy Chief Irving takes full measures in the wake of tragedy. Bosch finds himself in an unexpected alliance, which leads to a startling discovery. Eleanor seeks an advantage with the FBI. The nefarious gang behind serious crimes plans its exit strategy.

star 7.81
1,221 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Tom Smuts, Tom Bernardo
Blood Under the Bridge

#21 - Blood Under the Bridge

Season 3 - Episode 5

The secret effort to smear Bosch intensifies. Harry and his colleagues struggle to uncover who's trying to frame him. Irving closes a chapter in his personal life, but is ensnared in departmental politics. Bosch digs into the history of former soldiers under suspicion. Killers pull off a major score.

star 7.80
1,078 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Elle Johnson
Us and Them

#22 - Us and Them

Season 1 - Episode 10

Bosch has to face the aftermath of his confrontation with Waits, while his daughter's unexpected visit offers some precious time together. In the wake of the bones investigation, Bosch's job is in jeopardy, and he's suddenly on the outside once again.

star 7.78
1,153 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Michael Connelly, T.L. Lankford
Birdland

#23 - Birdland

Season 3 - Episode 6

News explodes that the LAPD is investigating one of its own in a murder case. Bosch homes in on the motive behind a string of homicides. Robertson's doubts about Bosch deepen. Edgar discovers another disturbing link between Harry and a murder victim. Irving assists the investigation of the "Koreatown Killer."

star 7.78
1,083 votes
Writers: Daniel Pyne
The Space Between the Stars

#24 - The Space Between the Stars

Season 5 - Episode 6

Bonner has a breakthrough in the Borders case. Christina Henry gets closer to uncovering police misconduct. Bosch realizes not everything with the Borders investigation was as it appeared. Edgar and Bosch get more than they bargained for in a return trip to the Garcia Clinic.

star 7.77
402 votes
Directors: Neema Barnette
Writers: Shaz Bennett
Heart Attack

#25 - Heart Attack

Season 2 - Episode 6

Heightened circumstances create an unlikely family reunion for Bosch. A surprising revelation forces Harry back to square one on his case. The FBI approaches Eleanor with an enticing deal. George Irving faces severe jeopardy.

star 7.77
1,173 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider