The Best Episodes of Bosch

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2018

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 8.21
480 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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The Sea King

#2 - 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 8.14
975 votes
Writers: Michael Connelly
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Aye Papi

#3 - 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 8.09
980 votes
Writers: Elle Johnson
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Rojo Profundo

#4 - 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 7.95
454 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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Past Lives

#5 - 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 7.95
481 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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Everybody Counts

#6 - 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
1,126 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Michael Connelly, Terrill Lee Lankford
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Clear Shot

#7 - 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 7.91
980 votes
Writers: Eric Overmyer
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Follow the Money

#8 - 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
1,098 votes
Writers: William N. Fordes, Joe Gonzalez
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The Magic Castle

#9 - 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 7.88
1,076 votes
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Missed Connections

#10 - 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 7.86
465 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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God Sees

#11 - 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
1,075 votes
Writers: Tom Bernardo
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El Compadre

#12 - 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
1,021 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin
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Right Play

#13 - 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
988 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin
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Queen of Martyrs

#14 - 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 7.83
1,128 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Eric Overmyer, Tom Bernardo
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Dark Sky

#15 - 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
465 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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Blood Under the Bridge

#16 - 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 7.81
993 votes
Writers: Elle Johnson
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Exit Time

#17 - 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 7.80
1,133 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Tom Smuts, Tom Bernardo
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Birdland

#18 - 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
1,000 votes
Writers: Eric Overmyer
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Us and Them

#19 - 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
1,078 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Michael Connelly, T.L. Lankford
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Ask the Dust

#20 - Ask the Dust

Season 4 - Episode 1

Three months after discovering a startling new lead, Det. Harry Bosch is still pursuing the truth behind his mother's cold case. A murder of a high-profile attorney puts the city on edge so Chief Irvin Irving creates a Task Force with Bosch in charge. Bosch must contend with two former adversaries.

star 7.78
545 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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Heart Attack

#21 - 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
1,091 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Diane Frolow, Andrew Schneider
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The Wine of Youth

#22 - 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 7.76
469 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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Gone

#23 - Gone

Season 2 - Episode 5

Bosch and Edgar are now hot on Joey Marks's trail. George Irving is pulled deeper into his mission. And Bosch must go to extremes to ensure the safety of those closest to him.

star 7.75
1,113 votes
Writers: William N. Fordes
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The Coping

#24 - The Coping

Season 4 - Episode 5

Bosch struggles to manage all the things he's lost and to keep the darkness at bay, from himself, and from Maddie. The Task Force bears down on two suspects. Acting Captain Grace Billets gets tangled in station politics and petty opposition, no longer everyone's best friend.

star 7.75
471 votes
Writers: Tom Bernardo, Michael Connelly, Eric Ellis Overmyer
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The Four Last Things

#25 - The Four Last Things

Season 3 - Episode 2

A suspected killer whom Bosch has pursued for several years turns up dead in an apparent suicide. Edgar discovers that Harry has a complicated history with the dead man. When the case is later ruled a homicide, Detective Jimmy Robertson develops troubling theories about the culprit.

star 7.73
1,143 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Daniel Pyne
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