The Best Episodes of Bosch

Last Updated: Jun 2, 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
567 votes
Writers: Daniel Pyne
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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 8.15
260 votes
Writers: Daniel Pyne, Katie Pyne
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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
1,027 votes
Writers: Michael Connelly, Daniel Pyne
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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 8.07
1,032 votes
Writers: Elle Johnson
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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 7.99
270 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Eric Overmyer
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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 7.96
567 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Shaz Bennett, Elle Johnson
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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 7.95
1,173 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Michael Connelly, T.L. Lankford
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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 7.93
532 votes
Directors: Neema Barnette
Writers: Michael Connelly
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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
1,028 votes
Writers: Eric Overmyer
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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 7.89
1,148 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: William N. Fordes, Joe Gonzalez
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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
1,125 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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God Sees

#12 - 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 7.84
1,125 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Tom Bernardo
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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 7.84
543 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Friskin
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El Compadre

#14 - 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 7.83
1,067 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin
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Salvation Mountain

#15 - 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 7.83
275 votes
Writers: Tom Bernardo
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Right Play

#16 - 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 7.83
1,035 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin
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Dark Sky

#17 - 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 7.81
543 votes
Writers: Elle Johnson
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Queen of Martyrs

#18 - 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
1,178 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo
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Exit Time

#19 - 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
1,190 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Tom Smuts, Tom Bernardo
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The Wisdom of the Desert

#20 - 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 7.80
285 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Jeffrey Friskin
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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
1,042 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Elle Johnson
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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
1,125 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Michael Connelly, T.L. Lankford
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The Wine of Youth

#23 - The Wine of Youth

Season 4 - Episode 6

The search for Sheehan intensifies, as pressure mounts to solve the Elias murder. The Task Force waits for ballistics to confirm their suspicions. Edgar and Bosch pursue an unofficial 'side project' in the San Gabriel Valley. Billets and Dets. Crate and Barrel respond to a suspicious hit and run in Hollywood.

star 7.78
550 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: John Mankiewicz
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Birdland

#24 - 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
1,047 votes
Writers: Daniel Pyne
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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
1,141 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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