The BEST Episodes of Bull (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019

Network: CBS

Dr. Jason Bull is the charming and cocky founder of successful trial consulting firm Trial Analysis Corporation, where he and his team of experts employ psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to understand jurors, lawyers, witnesses and defendants, and construct effective narratives to help their clients win.

Death Sentence

#1 - Death Sentence

Season 2 - Episode 22

Bull’s team is rocked when their client, Elliott Miles, is found guilty of murder, and they must regroup as the trial enters the penalty phase in order to prevent him from being sentenced to death. But when new evidence emerges that could prove Elliott’s innocence, Bull must find a way to present it in court without being found in contempt. Also, Marissa faces hard truths about her relationship with Bull.

star 8.02
815 votes
Directors: Vince Misiano
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron, Veronica West, Sarah Kuscerka
Justice for Cable

#2 - Justice for Cable

Season 3 - Episode 4

Business becomes personal for Bull when TAC assists with a civil suit against the bank that funded the terrorists responsible for Cable’s death. Also, Marissa enlists her former homeland security co-worker and international banking cyber-investigator, Taylor Rentzel, to help with the suit.

star 7.98
734 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Bill Chais
Excessive Force

#3 - Excessive Force

Season 3 - Episode 3

Bull and the TAC team are at the center of a federal civil suit dividing the city when they consult for the NYPD on the defense of a police officer accused of excessive force in the shooting of an unarmed man. As they aim to select jurors who will focus on the shooting’s circumstances, the social politics surrounding the case create tension within their own ranks.

star 7.95
735 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price

#4 - Rectify

Season 4 - Episode 3

Benny’s previous career with the District Attorney’s office comes into focus when Chunk, working with his law professor’s legal clinic, aims to get a new trial for Eddie Mitchell, a man he believes was wrongfully convicted of triple homicide by a prosecution team that included Benny.

star 7.94
343 votes
Directors: Kevin Berlandi
Writers: Kathryn Price, Nichole Millard
Jury Duty

#5 - Jury Duty

Season 3 - Episode 2

Bull finds himself on the opposite side of voir dire, when he serves jury duty while simultaneously mounting a defense for a woman on trial for killing her daughter’s murderer.

star 7.93
782 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Pamela Wechsler
A Girl Without Feelings

#6 - A Girl Without Feelings

Season 3 - Episode 7

Bull confronts his guilt over closing his psychiatric practice to start TAC when his former patient, a young woman who is a clinical sociopath, goes on trial for killing her brother. When Bull and Benny’s client has no memory of the crime due to her mental condition, they enter a "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" plea and aim to seat jurors that are sympathetic to mental illness.

star 7.93
692 votes
Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Writers: Chamblee Smith
The Ground Beneath Their Feet

#7 - The Ground Beneath Their Feet

Season 3 - Episode 1

Bull returns to work following his heart attack with a new rich client for the firm to represent: an insurance company being sued by a dying mother for denying coverage of her liver transplant.

star 7.91
790 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
Benevolent Deception

#8 - Benevolent Deception

Season 1 - Episode 23

Bull and the Trial Analysis, Corp. team travel to Miami with J.P. Nunnelly to work on a controversial drug trafficking case in which both the clients’ and the jurors’ lives are in danger.

star 7.87
1,442 votes
Writers: Mark Goffman
School for Scandal

#9 - School for Scandal

Season 2 - Episode 1

When Bull joins the district attorney in a case against Kara Clayton, who claims she killed her billionaire husband in self-defense, tensions run high when he learns that his on-again, off-again romantic interest, Diana Lindsay, is defending the widow. Also, Chunk makes a decision about his future.

star 7.87
1,413 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
Gag Order

#10 - Gag Order

Season 2 - Episode 17

Bull agrees to help Chunk’s daughter, Anna, when her journalism professor, Chloe, is sued by a dating app developer for trying to steal data for an exposé she’s writing about sexual assault cover-ups. But the stakes are raised when the company alleges that she actually stole proprietary information and intended to sell it to a competitor.

star 7.87
888 votes
Writers: Sarah Haught
Don't Say a Word

#11 - Don't Say a Word

Season 3 - Episode 18

Bull’s romantic rival, Diana Lindsay, jeopardizes her career when she secretly has Bull come to Texas to assist a couple fighting against her former client for custody of their grandchildren.

star 7.86
602 votes
Directors: Alex Pillai
Writers: Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price
But for the Grace

#12 - But for the Grace

Season 3 - Episode 8

Bull takes on a pro bono client who was poorly advised by his public defender to plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and is now facing felony manslaughter after the victim dies.

star 7.86
667 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Pamela Wechsler
How To Dodge A Bullet

#13 - How To Dodge A Bullet

Season 1 - Episode 21

Bull makes a deal with top criminal attorney J.P. Nunnelly to defend Benny when he goes to trial for misconduct in a case related to his former career with the District Attorney’s office.

star 7.85
1,473 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: John A. Norris
Dirty Little Secrets

#14 - Dirty Little Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 22

Bull works with J.P. Nunnelly on the first of three cases to repay her for defending his brother, Benny, at trial. However, they clash over their client, a computer cloud company that is battling the F.B.I. to retain privacy over their client files that could help identify the source of a recent eco-terrorist attack.

star 7.85
1,448 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: David Hoselton
Fool Me Twice

#15 - Fool Me Twice

Season 3 - Episode 6

Bull and the TAC team help one of their own when Marissa’s restaurateur husband, Greg, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after one of his employees dies in a kitchen fire allegedly caused by negligence. During voire dire, Bull and Benny aim to select jurors who will believe the fire was an accident and not a pattern of irresponsible management.

star 7.85
697 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Sarah H. Haught
The Missing Piece

#16 - The Missing Piece

Season 3 - Episode 5

Bull joins the defense team of a seemingly unwinnable case when a doctor is put on trial for murder after his submission to a DNA database links him to a homicide. While Bull and Benny work on selecting jurors who are predisposed to trust their instincts instead of incontrovertible evidence, Danny and Mackenzie research if their client’s DNA sample may have been contaminated.

star 7.83
727 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka
Home for the Holidays

#17 - Home for the Holidays

Season 2 - Episode 10

As Christmas approaches, Bull is amused when he meets a 9-year-old girl who wants to hire him to help her divorce her parents, but he’s shocked when a judge appoints him her temporary guardian. Also, Marissa discovers disturbing information about her boyfriend, Kyle.

star 7.82
1,007 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka

#18 - Justified

Season 2 - Episode 20

A friend from Bull’s past enlists his services to help convince a jury that a domestic abuse survivor who shot her husband in his sleep is not guilty of murder because she feared for her life and the life of her unborn child.

star 7.81
808 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Chamblee Smith
The Exception to the Rule

#19 - The Exception to the Rule

Season 2 - Episode 6

Bull travels to a small town on a personal mission to help his high school sweetheart, Allison, sue a local factory that she believes is making residents ill by contaminating the water.

star 7.81
1,174 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Michael Peterson
Pillar of Salt

#20 - Pillar of Salt

Season 3 - Episode 22

Bull works to convince a jury that an alleged murder was actually a tragic accident when TAC represents a woman charged with her 3-year-old stepdaughter’s death.

star 7.81
542 votes
Writers: Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price, Glenn Gordon Caron

#21 - Bounty

Season 3 - Episode 19

Danny enlists Bull’s help with the assault trial of her former FBI mentor, Trent Bolton, a bounty hunter who kidnapped the wrong mark during his first assignment. After Bull learns their client received an anonymous tip that led him to nab the wrong person, he decides on a “Mistake of Fact” defense, which asserts their client’s actions were based on factual error.

star 7.80
572 votes
Directors: Tessa Blake
Writers: Bill Chais
A Business of Favors

#22 - A Business of Favors

Season 2 - Episode 3

The DA's office asks Bull to assist them in their prosecution of a fraternity when a pledge accidentally drowns during a hazing incident, but his efforts may be derailed when the students close ranks to stonewall him.

star 7.80
1,340 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Pamela Wechsler
A Redemption

#23 - A Redemption

Season 2 - Episode 19

Bull helps Jim Grayson, a respectable family man who was arrested for changing his identity after being the unwitting getaway driver in a fatal robbery years ago. Bull hopes they can convince the jury that Jim has redeemed himself for his past misdeeds by living an upstanding life for years.

star 7.80
828 votes
Directors: Alrick Riley
Writers: Hannah Park
Witness for the Prosecution

#24 - Witness for the Prosecution

Season 2 - Episode 15

The DA hires Bull to help convict Hazel Diaz, an infamous drug dealer who murdered a police officer but has managed to avoid jail for years on an insanity defense by feigning schizophrenia.

star 7.79
900 votes
Directors: Alex Pillai
Writers: Marissa Matteo
Parental Guidance

#25 - Parental Guidance

Season 3 - Episode 17

Bull and the TAC team represent a teen boy raised in complete isolation when the young man goes on trial for murder after engaging in a deadly shootout. As the trial gets underway, Bull looks to select jurors who believe his sheltered client acted under the misguided influence of the only other person he has ever known, his survivalist father.

star 7.79
627 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Travis Donnelly