The BEST Episodes of Boston's Finest
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Network: TNT (US)
The series follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department’s exclusive and highly decorated Gang Unit. Their unit’s name doesn't begin to describe the breadth of crimes these detectives, investigators, patrol officers and special victims officers deal with on a daily basis. They are the go-to unit for many large-scale crimes in Boston. Executive-produced by Boston native Donnie Wahlberg, this gripping docu-drama provides an up close and personal look at what it takes to patrol and secure one of America’s greatest and most distinctive cities.
#1 - Everything Is Personal
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 27, 2013
After a stint in Afghanistan, Officer Jenn Penton patrols Boston with a rare intensity and sense of purpose – particularly when it comes to getting drugs off the street. Meanwhile, Greg Dankers and the Fugitive Unit search for a drug dealer convicted of selling crack cocaine and gun ammunition in a Roxbury school zone.
#2 - The City They Call Home
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 6, 2013
The officers of the Boston Police Department live in the city they are dedicated to protecting, working to balance fighting crime with finding time for family. For the department's Gang Unit, the target is a well-known figure whose capture becomes personal. Meanwhile, the Fugitive Unit cases the streets of Charlestown for a local suspect wanted on charges in New Hampshire. And on-duty Patrol Officers drive through the city streets, encountering an assortment of characters and challenges on every shift.
#3 - Love Hurts
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2013
The head of the police department's drug control unit decides there's only one way to stop the surge in drug violence plaguing South Boston: a massive raid on all the neighborhood’s biggest suspected dealers. It's a mission that will require tremendous manpower, careful planning, and perfect execution. Elsewhere, patrol officer Jenn Penton decides to try speed dating, despite her partner's skepticism.
#4 - Calming the Storm
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2013
In Dorchester, a string of gang-related shootings has the Boston Police Department on high alert. Things take a turn for the worse when a 20-year-old apparent gang member is shot execution-style in a local barbershop. With retaliation expected, the cops do everything they can to calm tensions and prevent another tragedy. Across town, the Fugitive Unit is on the trail of a dangerous knife-wielding robbery suspect.
#5 - End of Days
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 27, 2013
After more than a quarter century as a Boston cop and following a year filled with personal difficulties, Robert "Twitch" Twitchell is finally being promoted to Sergeant. Now, with just a week left as a detective in the gang unit, he's focused on bringing in one last perp. Meanwhile, it's a very different kind of week for Officer Myles Lawton with the approaching anniversary of the murder of his father, a former cop himself. The emotions are complicated by a frustrating Roxbury case in which the alleged shooter gets away, and no one seems to know anything about him.
#6 - Family Matters
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2013
It's been a little over a year since gang unit officer "D" Araujo found himself staring at the wrong end of a gun while chasing a suspect. The experience continues to stick with him, particularly as he teams up with the SWAT team to capture a suspect who's believed to be involved in a series of gun battles in Mattapan. Meanwhile, over on the fugitive unit, Greg Dankers works days tracking down criminals while his wife Nancy, also a cop, works nights. With twin boys at home, that doesn't leave many openings for date nights, but he hopes to find time to cook her dinner after work.
#7 - Protecting Your Own
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2013
Terrique Chambers didn't become a Boston police officer because it was an easy job. But after six years on the force, his work is - more than ever - at odds with his family life and his responsibilities at home. With two young sons, one of whom is autistic, the challenges of working nights in the gang unit are mounting. Meanwhile, his counterparts on the day gang unit are focused on something very different: the Boston Police Department's annual fitness challenge. They are determined to outperform their rivals in the fugitive unit. But Ryan Mason, Greg Dankers and company have a secret weapon in the competition, and they'll get an additional boost of momentum if they can first track down a dangerous suspect said to be hiding out in Dorchester.
#8 - Boston's Finest
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 17, 2013
Jenn Penton, one of the department's best patrol officers, is called upon day after day to solve one problem after another. But life doesn't always present issues that can be solved in short order. Her twin sister has been battling addiction for years. Now, after a few recent setbacks, she has reached out to Jenn for help – perhaps for the last time. Meanwhile on the fugitive unit, Winston DeLeon and company are pursuing a rape suspect from a case dating back to 1992. And Manny Canuto and "D" Araujo of the gang unit find themselves assisting in another SWAT raid, continuing their unrelenting quest to get as many guns off the streets as possible.
#9 - Boston Strong
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 26, 2013
The police department is on high alert during Boston's Fourth of July celebrations.
#10 - No More Bullets
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 3, 2013
After tensions between rival gangs culminate in back-to-back retaliation shootings, Detective Tim Stanton leads an investigation to end the violence.
#11 - Brothers & Sisters
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 10, 2013
Officer Jenn Penton reunites with her troubled twin sister; the Fugitive Unit responds to a call about an officer shooting.
#12 - Fighting for Truth
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 17, 2013
Detectives Tim Stanton and Rich Medina are determined to uncover the truth in a mutilation case that has scared the victim into silence. Off duty, Officer Jenn Penton steps into the boxing ring for the first time to fight for a cause close to her heart.
#13 - Protecting the Home
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 24, 2013
Gunshots at a party set off an intense pursuit for Officer Terrique Chambers and the Gang Unit. While off-duty, Chambers plans a large event to raise money for the organization that has helped his autistic son make remarkable strides.
#14 - An Officer's Commitment to the End
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 7, 2014
Devoted husband, father and Gang Unit Officer Greg Dankers works relentlessly to offer justice to a victim. Meanwhile, a fellow officer decides it’s time to prepare a surprise proposal to his girlfriend.