The BEST episodes of Common Law (2012)

Every episode of Common Law (2012) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Common Law (2012)!

Common Law centers on Travis Marks (Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Kole), two cops with a problem... each other. Wes, a methodical former lawyer with a passion for cars, gardening and his ex-wife, and Travis, a maverick ladies' man who served time in juvenile hall, can't stand each other. As partners, they were LAPD's dream team on the homicide squad but constant bickering got in the way of their work and the two ended up on probation. To revive their flagging professional relationship, their Captain (McGee) sends them to couples therapy to help understand and resolve their conflicts. We soon learn that a successful relationship or partnership doesn't mean you have to like the same things; you just have to hate the same things.

Last Updated: 11/4/2023Network: USA NetworkStatus: Ended
Role Play
658 votes

#1 - Role Play

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/29/2012

While investigating a murder, Wes and Travis are given an assignment by their counselor. In an effort to get them to learn more about each other, she wants them to view the world through the others' eyes by role playing.

Directors: Marc Roskin
Writer: Jeff Lowell
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656 votes

#2 - Gun!

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/10/2012

After being kicked out of Dr. Ryan's group, Wes and Travis make a deal with their eccentric new therapist to get them out of counseling for good. But when a run-in with the members of the Special Investigations Section leads Travis to blow his top, the detectives realize that they don't just need to go back to therapy-they need Dr. Ryan. Chastened, the duo offers to tell Dr. Ryan the story of how they ended up in counseling in the first place if she'll take them back.

Directors: John Behring
Writer: Craig Sweeny
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The T Word
748 votes

#3 - The T Word

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/15/2012

The guys investigate a series of home invasions by a group of thieves and learn that Travis' foster brother could be their leader.

Directors: John Scott
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In-Laws vs. Outlaws
705 votes

#4 - In-Laws vs. Outlaws

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/27/2012

When their mentors are called in, Wes and Travis see each other differently.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writer: Tim Talbott
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Soul Mates
687 votes

#5 - Soul Mates

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/1/2012

When Wes and Travis delve into the world of online dating to solve the murder of a thirty year-old woman named Darby Jensen, Wes finds more than he bargains for when he discovers his ex-wife uses the dating site as well.

Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writer: Pamela Davis
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Joint Custody
708 votes

#6 - Joint Custody

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/13/2012

Wes and Travis investigate a cop's shooting and take care of the injured officer's police dog.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
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738 votes

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/11/2012

In the pilot of new USA series Common Law, Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) two of L.A.P.D's finest within the Robbery-Homicide Division have a sever year track record of being the best. However their constant disagreements and bickering is having an impact on their work, leading their Captain (Jack McGee) to take a new approach by sending them to couples counseling with tough-as-nails therapist Dr. Emma Ryan (Sonya Walger) to work through their issues and strengthen their partnership and bond.

Directors: Jon Turteltaub
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Odd Couples
667 votes

#8 - Odd Couples

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/20/2012

Wes and Travis share quarters during a stakeout to monitor the moves of a crime novelist, who may have helped a criminal escape prison.

Directors: Mike Smith
Writer: Jeff Lowell
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Ex Factor
684 votes

#9 - Ex Factor

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/8/2012

Travis' ex-partner causes tension between the guys when they receive a special assignment to stop a crime ring responsible for stealing high-end vehicles.

Directors: Mel Damski
Writer: Matt Ward
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Performance Anxiety
715 votes

#10 - Performance Anxiety

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/22/2012

The guys' work suffers when they feel pressured to reach an important milestone during the hunt for a pair of criminals emulating Bonnie and Clyde.

Directors: Larry Teng
Writer: Craig Sweeny
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720 votes

#11 - Ride-Along

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/18/2012

Wes and Travis are forced to bring Dr. Ryan along for the ride as they investigate the death of a woman who fell from the balcony of her honeymoon suite.

Directors: Dermott Downs
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Hot for Teacher
732 votes

#12 - Hot for Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/3/2012

Wes confides in Travis about dreams he's had about Dr. Ryan, which turns out to be a mistake. Elsewhere, Dr. Ryan's fiancé may be withholding information about a body found at his construction site.

Directors: Seith Mann
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