The Best Episodes of Bull (2016)
Last Updated: May 18, 2019
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Bad Medicine
Season 2 - Episode 18
Bull helps a doctor who crossed state lines to purchase a marijuana-derived oil to treat her patients in Virginia, where the oil is illegal. But the case is complicated when Assistant U.S. Attorney Sylvia Banner has the DEA arrest her for possession with intent to distribute.
#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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - Make Me
Season 1 - Episode 20
Bull aims to prove temporary insanity at a murder trial for his client, Troy Dickerson, a young man he believes was brainwashed by a cult-like spiritual learning center to kill his father. Also, Danny and Chunk go undercover at the learning center to find the perpetrator responsible for their client’s reprogramming.