The BEST Episodes of Code Black

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: CBS

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.

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The Business of Saving Lives

#1 - The Business of Saving Lives

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.28
557 votes
Fallen Angels

#2 - Fallen Angels

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.25
1,110 votes
Writers: Jessica Ball, Julian Meiojas
Unfinished Business

#3 - Unfinished Business

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.13
1,066 votes
The Devil's Workshop

#4 - The Devil's Workshop

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.12
1,117 votes
Writers: Corey Evett, Matt Partney
The Son Rises

#5 - The Son Rises

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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,

star 8.12
811 votes
Writers: Kristen Kim, Michael Seitzman
Diagnosis of Exclusion

#6 - Diagnosis of Exclusion

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.12
821 votes
Writers: Corey Evett, Matt Partney
Demons and Angels

#7 - Demons and Angels

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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,

star 8.06
1,150 votes
Directors: Luis Prieto
Life and Limb

#8 - Life and Limb

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.03
1,142 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
Black Tag

#9 - Black Tag

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.02
817 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Molly Newman
Cardiac Support

#10 - Cardiac Support

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.02
796 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Brett Mahoney
As Night Comes and I’m Breathing

#11 - As Night Comes and I’m Breathing

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.00
562 votes
Blood Sport

#12 - Blood Sport

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.00
803 votes
Writers: Kayla Alpert, Michael Seitzman

#13 - Exodus

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.00
1,108 votes
Sleight of Hand

#14 - Sleight of Hand

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.99
1,081 votes
Directors: Rob J. Greenlea
Doctors with Borders

#15 - Doctors with Borders

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.99
902 votes
Writers: Molly Newman
Corporeal Form

#16 - Corporeal Form

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.99
1,103 votes
Second Year

#17 - Second Year

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.96
1,150 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Hero Complex

#18 - Hero Complex

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.95
1,124 votes
Ave Maria

#19 - Ave Maria

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.94
1,072 votes

#20 - Landslide

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.93
1,127 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
One of Our Own

#21 - One of Our Own

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.92
602 votes
The Fog of War

#22 - The Fog of War

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.92
796 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: David Marshall Grant
One in a Million

#23 - One in a Million

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.91
1,102 votes
The Fifth Stage

#24 - The Fifth Stage

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.89
834 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Brett Mahoney
In Extremis

#25 - In Extremis

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.89
874 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Corey Evett, Matt Partney