The BEST Episodes of Boss (2011)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 6, 2020
Ruthless politician Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) sits like a spider at the center of Chicago's web of power. But underneath it all, Kane hides a crushing secret. His trusted advisors Kitty O'Neill (Kathleen Robertson) and Ezra Stone (Martin Donovan) know better than to ask questions. Kane's wife Meredith (Connie Nielson) knows nothing. Only Emma (Hannah Ware), Kane's estranged daughter, has a chance of uncovering the truth. This is going to be the toughest term yet for the Boss.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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?
#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.