The BEST episodes of Boston's Finest

Every episode of Boston's Finest ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Boston's Finest!

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.

Last Updated: 9/30/2023Network: TNT (US)Status: Ended
No More Bullets
20 votes

#1 - No More Bullets

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/3/2013

After tensions between rival gangs culminate in back-to-back retaliation shootings, Detective Tim Stanton leads an investigation to end the violence.

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Protecting the Home
16 votes

#2 - Protecting the Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/24/2013

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.

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An Officer's Commitment to the End
15 votes

#3 - An Officer's Commitment to the End

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/7/2014

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.

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Everything Is Personal
142 votes

#4 - Everything Is Personal

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/27/2013

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.

Directors: Eric Smith
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Brothers & Sisters
14 votes

#5 - Brothers & Sisters

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/10/2013

Officer Jenn Penton reunites with her troubled twin sister; the Fugitive Unit responds to a call about an officer shooting.

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Boston Strong
18 votes

#6 - Boston Strong

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/26/2013

The police department is on high alert during Boston's Fourth of July celebrations.

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Fighting for Truth
13 votes

#7 - Fighting for Truth

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/17/2013

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.

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The City They Call Home
49 votes

#8 - The City They Call Home

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/6/2013

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.

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End of Days
73 votes

#9 - End of Days

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/27/2013

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.

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Family Matters
74 votes

#10 - Family Matters

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/3/2013

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.

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Protecting Your Own
41 votes

#11 - Protecting Your Own

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/10/2013

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.

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Boston's Finest
45 votes

#12 - Boston's Finest

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/17/2013

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.

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Love Hurts
44 votes

#13 - Love Hurts

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/13/2013

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.

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Calming the Storm
73 votes

#14 - Calming the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/20/2013

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.

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