The BEST Episodes of Boss

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2021

Network: Starz

Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

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True Enough

#1 - True Enough

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 19, 2012

Miller publishes a story that could destroy Kane, but Kane's biggest threat is Kitty's alliance with Doyle. As Meredith forms a new relationship, Kane goes to the greatest lengths yet to stay on top.

star 7.96
558 votes
Writers: Dee Johnson

#2 - Choose

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 9, 2011

Election Day. The race is close, and while the candidates campaign, Kane and Stone must do their part to turn the gears of the political machine. Emma's world is turned upside-down while Meredith must go to great lengths to prove her allegiance to Kane.

star 7.89
800 votes
Writers: Farhad Safinia

#3 - Stasis

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 2, 2011

Just days away from the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall. Though a swift political move will help identify his adversaries, will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time?

star 7.82
933 votes
Writers: Bradford Winters

#4 - Clinch

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 12, 2012

Chicago's bankruptcy crisis means a loss of power for Kane as emergency measures are put in place, but threats by his enemies to expose him could be of even greater concern.

star 7.77
511 votes
Writers: Julie Hébert

#5 - Mania

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 2012

Kane's corruption sweep threatens his political hold over the City Council. His mental symptoms begin to spiral out of control - Kane can no longer tell what is a hallucination and what is reality.

star 7.71
563 votes
Writers: Kevin J. Hynes
Louder Than Words

#6 - Louder Than Words

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 17, 2012

Tom Kane cements his mayoral legacy with a lavish ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of the new modernized O'Hare terminals. Now Kane looks to the future, setting his sights on reviving a subsidized housing project. While his political future seems bright, Kane continues to battle for control over his disease.

star 7.68
805 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Dee Johnson
The Conversation

#7 - The Conversation

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 28, 2012

Kane's alternative treatment seems to have worked and he is back in control of his city. Now he must remedy his public perception, even if it means making an old friend collateral damage.

star 7.61
551 votes
Writers: Angelina Burnett

#8 - Spit

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 25, 2011

Kane takes an unannounced break from City Hall as his political image hits an all-time low. The election looms and he'll need to enlist the help of others to weather this storm. Kitty, at an emotional impasse, makes a bold move while Meredith, increasingly suspect of Kane's behavior, seeks opportunities of her own.

star 7.59
849 votes
Writers: Lynnie Greene, Richard Levine

#9 - Swallow

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 4, 2011

With Zajac's campaign gathering steam, Kane needs to adjust to his health situation; Miller digs deep to come up with some embarrassing dirt on Gov. Cullen.

star 7.58
874 votes
Writers: Lynnie Greene, Richard Levine

#10 - Backflash

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 21, 2012

Kane's moves with the housing project escalate tensions from unrest to rioting and looting. As Chicago burns, Kane secretly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic, where his past haunts him.

star 7.58
591 votes
Writers: Bradford Winters

#11 - Consequence

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 5, 2012

Kane reluctantly enters an alliance with a longtime foe on City Council, but he soon realizes that more serious measures must be undertaken to stave off bankruptcy.

star 7.56
527 votes
Writers: Paul Keables

#12 - Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 7, 2012

Kane attempts to clean house and deep-sixes longtime political cronies, while at home, Meredith and Emma want no part of a family reunion with him.

star 7.54
540 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Julie Hébert

#13 - Ablution

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 31, 2012

Kane's increasing infatuation with his new aide Mona leads him to get swept up in her enthusiasm for a housing-redevelopment project.

star 7.54
575 votes
Writers: Angelina Burnett

#14 - Slip

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 11, 2011

Kane finds himself starting to lose control, both politically and personally, as his supporters begin to question their confidence in him. Zajac ventures into uncharted territory while campaigning as Miller continues to dig for answers.

star 7.50
913 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Bradford Winters

#15 - Reflex

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 28, 2011

With a new, powerful entry in the race, Kane and his people flex their political muscles to maintain their hold. Meanwhile, a worried Meredith suspects her husband is keeping something from her.

star 7.48
1,022 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Farhad Safinia

#16 - Listen

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 21, 2011

After being diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane must set aside his personal issues as he attempts to run the city with an iron fist, while also dealing with the upcoming gubernatorial primary.

star 7.43
1,235 votes
Directors: Gus Van Sant
Writers: Farhad Safinia
Through and Through

#17 - Through and Through

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 24, 2012

Kane uses personal tragedy to further his agenda, poaches his nemesis's aide, Mona, and hires ambitious newcomer Ian - but will they be enough to fill the void that Stone left behind?

star 7.42
692 votes
Writers: Bradford Winters

#18 - Remembered

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 18, 2011

After long-buried information resurfaces, Kane and his camp find themselves battling the media for control of public perception. With the primary just around the corner, they'll have to pull out all the stops to contain the situation and keep the upper hand.

star 7.42
859 votes
Writers: Angelina Burnett