The Best Episodes of Bull (2016)

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

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.

Justice for Cable

#1 - 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 8.05
529 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Bill Chais
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A Girl Without Feelings

#2 - 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 8.05
347 votes
Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Writers: Chamblee Smith
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Death Sentence

#3 - 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 8.04
719 votes
Directors: Vince Misiano
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron, Veronica West, Sarah Kuscerka
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Jury Duty

#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.

star 7.98
597 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Pamela Wechsler
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Fool Me Twice

#5 - 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 7.96
439 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Sarah H. Haught
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Excessive Force

#6 - 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
532 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price
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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 7.95
615 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
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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 7.91
1,384 votes
Writers: Mark Goffman
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Gag Order

#9 - 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 7.90
802 votes
Writers: Sarah Haught
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School for Scandal

#10 - 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 7.88
1,339 votes
Writers: Glenn Gordon Caron
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How To Dodge A Bullet

#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.

star 7.87
1,414 votes
Directors: Russell Fine
Writers: John A. Norris
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Dirty Little Secrets

#12 - 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 7.86
1,386 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: David Hoselton
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The Missing Piece

#13 - 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 7.84
490 votes
Writers: Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka
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Home for the Holidays

#14 - 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 7.84
922 votes
Directors: Mike Smith
Writers: Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka
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Grey Areas

#15 - Grey Areas

Season 2 - Episode 12

Bull takes a psychologist friend, Dr. Donovan Benanti, as a client when the therapist is sued for malpractice following a patient’s deadly rampage. As Bull worries a trial loss could set new precedent regarding doctor-patient confidentiality, he aims to convince the jury that clinicians aren’t directly responsible for their patients’ actions.

star 7.83
832 votes
Writers: Sarah Haught
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The Exception to the Rule

#16 - 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 7.83
1,095 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Michael Peterson
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Bad Medicine

#17 - 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.

star 7.83
766 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Erica Peterson
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A Redemption

#18 - 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 7.82
734 votes
Directors: Alrick Riley
Writers: Hannah Park
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Justified

#19 - 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 7.82
720 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Chamblee Smith
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A Business of Favors

#20 - 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 7.82
1,263 votes
Directors: Dan Lerner
Writers: Pamela Wechsler
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Witness for the Prosecution

#21 - 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 7.81
806 votes
Directors: Alex Pillai
Writers: Marissa Matteo
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Stockholm Syndrome

#22 - Stockholm Syndrome

Season 1 - Episode 12

The wife of a man who Danny helped imprison for manslaughter detonates a bomb at the TAC offices and takes the team hostage in order to force Bull to prove her husband’s innocence.

star 7.80
1,561 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Jesse Stern, Phil McGraw
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Make Me

#23 - 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.

star 7.80
1,397 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
Writers: Mary Leah Sutton
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The Devil, The Detail

#24 - The Devil, The Detail

Season 2 - Episode 8

Bull agrees to help the parents of a former employee sue a drug company when their son commits suicide during a drug trial. However, the task is complicated when the company brings in their own trial scientist, Arti Cander.

star 7.80
1,001 votes
Directors: Alex Pillai
Writers: Hannah Park
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Already Gone

#25 - Already Gone

Season 2 - Episode 2

Bull impulsively agrees to have Benny represent Adam Harris, a young man charged with murder for helping his terminally ill girlfriend end her life, a decision which clashes with Benny's religious beliefs.

star 7.79
1,223 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Veronica West, Sarah Kucserka
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