Code Black

The BEST episodes of Code Black

Every episode of Code Black ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Code Black!

In the new medical drama Code Black, Angels Memorial Hospital is the busiest ER in the nation. A "code black" occurs when there are more patients than resources, and you’re either praying for a miracle or performing one.

Last Updated: 8/3/2022Network: CBS
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The Business of Saving Lives
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8.28
562 votes

#1 - The Business of Saving Lives

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/18/2018

Angels Memorial descends into chaos when a plane crashes into the 8th floor. Also, Noa has a car accident and it is up to Mario to save her life. Also, Willis admits to Rox that he needs her in his life and the doctors gather in court to support Leanne for her custody hearing.

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Fallen Angels
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8.25
1117 votes

#2 - Fallen Angels

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/8/2017

The doctors work with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find an antidote to the deadly viral outbreak at Angels Memorial. Also, Leanne makes a life-changing decision, and Jesse welcomes a new batch of residents.

Directors: Michael Seitzman
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Unfinished Business
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8.14
1072 votes

#3 - Unfinished Business

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/11/2017

Guthrie becomes the hospital's new chaplain and considers undergoing a risky surgery to treat his Parkinson's. Meanwhile, the doctors treat patients involved in an apartment fire.

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The Son Rises
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8.12
818 votes

#4 - The Son Rises

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/25/2015

When the lead actor of the musical “The Lion King” tour arrives at Angels Memorial with a throat infection, Leanne gives him a diagnosis that puts both his career and life in jeopardy. Also, the doctors and the cast of “The Lion King” help a 17-year-old boy deal with the difficult decision of taking his father off life support,

Directors: Andrew Bernstein
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The Devil's Workshop
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8.12
1124 votes

#5 - The Devil's Workshop

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/1/2017

The ER is quarantined when a viral outbreak jeopardizes the lives of the doctors and patients at Angels Memorial. Also, Ariel, the young girl Leanne bonded with a year ago when she lost her father, returns to Angels.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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Diagnosis of Exclusion
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8.12
832 votes

#6 - Diagnosis of Exclusion

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/3/2016

The doctors are questioned following a violent incident inside the hospital that leaves two doctors gravely injured. Neal and Christa make their relationship to the next level after officially disclosing their romantic relationship to HR.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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Demons and Angels
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8.07
1157 votes

#7 - Demons and Angels

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/26/2016

On Halloween night, Willis, Noa and Elliott rush to the scene of a fire at a haunted theater, where Dr. Nolan and her boyfriend’s son are trapped,

Directors: Luis Prieto
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Life and Limb
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8.04
1150 votes

#8 - Life and Limb

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/2016

Willis must help a promising soccer player make a life-altering decision after he's seriously injured, and another patient's hesitation to share that she's transgender makes it difficult for the doctors to diagnose her severe abdominal pain.

Directors: Lee Rose
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Cardiac Support
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8.02
804 votes

#9 - Cardiac Support

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/2/2015

The ER adjusts to the new department head who questions Rorish's decisions. An ambulance arrives with its paramedics knocked out by their patient, who attacks Jesse. Later, Jesse has a heart attack. As the doctors try to save him, other patients include a man hit by a train, the daughter of a controlling Beverly Hills mother, and the wife of a veteran who is struggling with addiction. Meanwhile, Mario leaves the hospital to find the train victim's son with intellectual disabilities, against Hudson's orders.

Directors: Oz Scott
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Black Tag
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8.02
827 votes

#10 - Black Tag

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/9/2015

Leanne, Neal, Christa, Angus, Mario, Malaya, and Heather are sent to the scene of a multi-car collision on a canyon road above Los Angeles. Leanne clashes with the physician in charge, making a decision he questions. Christa treats an injured family whose car is in a ravine. Angus, Heather, and Mario help a man stuck in cement. Mario and Heather find their lives in danger when a patient's husband holds them at gunpoint to save his wife. Meanwhile, Jesse recovers from his heart attack.

Directors: Omar Madha
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Blood Sport
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8.01
812 votes

#11 - Blood Sport

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/24/2016

Mario confronts Angus about his Adderall abuse and Christa is surprised to learn how romantically involved Neal and Grace were before she left for Haiti. Also, Dr. Mark Taylor returns to help Leanne find the money in their budget to keep Jesse and the nurses from walking out.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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As Night Comes and I’m Breathing
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8.01
566 votes

#12 - As Night Comes and I’m Breathing

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/11/2018

Willis continues to tend to Rox’s medical needs in San Diego and Leanne and Max’s father go searching for Ariel. Also, when Noa reveals to Mario she wants to take a job offer in Philadelphia, and Campbell offers Mario the attending position at Angels, they realize their career choices will mean ending their relationship.

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Doctors with Borders
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8.00
910 votes

#13 - Doctors with Borders

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/2015

Neal clashes with his neurosurgeon father over how to treat his gravely ill mother, whose mysterious symptoms force Angels Memorial to quarantine Trauma One.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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Exodus
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8.00
1114 votes

#14 - Exodus

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/21/2016

A code black at Angels Memorial takes a turn for the worse when a city- wide blackout leaves the hospital without power or back-up generators. As Campbell and Leanne divert high-risk patients to a nearby care center, Elliot and Heather are trapped in an elevator with a woman in labor, and Willis and Dr. Nolan try to help a 92-year-old woman who thinks it’s 1942.

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Corporeal Form
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8.00
1110 votes

#15 - Corporeal Form

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2016

Willis defies Campbell’s orders when he helps Mario and Heather perform a radical procedure on a maintenance worker stuck under a boiler that exploded. Also, Angus’ father, Dr. Desmond Leighton, tries to seize Power of Attorney over Mike, who is still in a coma, even though Mike granted that right to his brother, Angus.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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Sleight of Hand
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8.00
1087 votes

#16 - Sleight of Hand

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/30/2016

Willis, Leanne and Jesse risk their lives to operate on an injured officer who has an explosive bullet lodged in her leg. Meanwhile, Mario, Noah and Guthrie treat a magician who comes to the hospital with breathing difficulties.

Directors: Rob Greenlea
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Hero Complex
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7.96
1133 votes

#17 - Hero Complex

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/9/2016

Malaya must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she's the victim of a rape. Meanwhile, Willis and Campbell butt heads over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms; and a comedian is treated after he collapses on stage during a performance.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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Second Year
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7.96
1158 votes

#18 - Second Year

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2016

The new residents are introduced to the ER. A new doctor from the army who knows many advanced procedures is flown to a shark attack on the beach with Mike Leighton and Leighton falls 20 feet from the helicopter. Dr. Guthrie Jr. is promoted to the director of the ER in addition to the OR.

Directors: Loni Peristere
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Ave Maria
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7.95
1079 votes

#19 - Ave Maria

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/2016

A 13-year-old girl arrives at Angels Memorial following a seizure caused by spina bifida and the doctors are shocked to learn she is Campbell's daughter. Meanwhile, a workaholic deaf patient and her translator are treated after their car rolls into the Los Angeles River.

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Landslide
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7.93
1135 votes

#20 - Landslide

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/2/2016

The Angels Memorial doctors treat victims caught in a landslide, and a group of children come in from a camping trip with measles putting the entire ER at risk.

Directors: David McWhirter
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One of Our Own
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7.93
606 votes

#21 - One of Our Own

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/4/2018

While rescuing an injured firefighter, Rox is hit by a drunk driver and rushed to Angels Memorial. Willis begins to realize his feelings for Rox and goes to great lengths to help her. Also, Leanne is excited to tell Ariel good news about her adoption.

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The Fog of War
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7.92
805 votes

#22 - The Fog of War

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/13/2016

A love triangle begins to develop between Mario, Angus and Heather, while the doctors treat patients from a chaotic multi-vehicle accident. When Malaya learns Carla is at the hospital, she goes against Carla's wishes and stays by her side during the delivery of her baby.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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One in a Million
star
7.91
1108 votes

#23 - One in a Million

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/4/2017

Leanne defies Campbell's order and uses the hospital helicopter to reunite a family for the last time. Meanwhile, Willis and Loa use a cell phone app to communicate with an autistic young girl.

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The Fifth Stage
star
7.90
845 votes

#24 - The Fifth Stage

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/27/2016

Leanne visits a prison to finally confront the drunk driver who killed her family. Meanwhile, Malaya begins to feel uncomfortable around her patient.

Directors: Oz Scott
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In Extremis
star
7.90
883 votes

#25 - In Extremis

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/4/2015

Leanne struggles with whether to treat a police officer who helped her during an accident or his shooter, who has more serious injuries. Meanwhile, Malaya's pregnant ex-girlfriend arrives at the hospital with pain in her arm, and Malaya is shocked by her MRI results.

Directors: Vincent Misiano
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