The BEST Episodes of Crisis

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2019

Network: NBC

Centers on an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the center of an international crisis on his first day on the job. In his search for the truth, he will have to cross moral and legal lines as he navigates the highest levels of power and corruption.

Best Laid Plans

#1 - Best Laid Plans

Season 1 - Episode 11

Finley is forced to go inside the mansion as part of a hostage exchange. In an effort to trick the world into believing he is innocent, Gibson takes extreme measures and sets his sight on a new target for his next parent mission. With Meg’s help, Gibson enacts a piece of his plan that will bring out the truth about the soldier program.

star 8.13
464 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Erik Oleson, Dawn DeNoon

#2 - Found

Season 1 - Episode 10

As the FBI finally detects the location of the mansion, Finley and Dunn make a startling discovery and are led on a mission to find the father of one of the soldiers from the Pakistani embassy, who has been sent on a parent mission of his own. Elsewhere, Meg is forced to testify about her connection to the secret soldier program. Gibson puts an unlikely asset to work as the search for the mansion intensifies.

star 8.07
472 votes
Directors: Mark Piznarski
Writers: Morenike Balogun, Michael Sonnenschein
You Do Not Know War

#3 - You Do Not Know War

Season 1 - Episode 9

After the president pays a visit to FBI headquarters, Olsen allows Dunn and Finley to share their theories with him.

star 8.06
463 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Sam Ernst, Jim Dunn
How Far Would You Go?

#4 - How Far Would You Go?

Season 1 - Episode 8

Dunn must take extreme measures to protect Meg. Meanwhile, Gibson makes a demand that could lead to the release of some of the students. As he becomes the focus of the next parent mission, Finley protects Gibson’s target from being captured by a desperate parent, Jakob Vries, who is also assigned to kill Finley.

star 8.03
493 votes
Writers: Dawn DeNoon
World's Best Dad

#5 - World's Best Dad

Season 1 - Episode 13

Gibson finds himself on a mission orchestrated by Beth Ann’s kidnapper, who insists Gibson publicly confess to his crimes at a ceremony with the President and First Lady. Meanwhile, Ian receives a cryptic message that sends him and Amber on a dangerous mission. Elsewhere, Finley and Dunn attempt to stop a threat and stumble upon a shocking revelation.

star 8.01
458 votes
Directors: Mark Piznarski
Writers: Rand Ravich
This Wasn't Supposed to Happen

#6 - This Wasn't Supposed to Happen

Season 1 - Episode 12

Finley makes a heroic move while in the mansion with the kidnappers. Meanwhile, Beth Ann ends up in further danger as a mystery person is determined to get revenge against Gibson.

star 8.01
448 votes
Writers: Far Shariat

#7 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 7

Seizing their opportunity to speak directly to the kidnapper, Finley and Dunn become one of the parent missions. Meanwhile, Widener continues to collaborate with TJS on a brutal plan to take out their former associate Gibson.

star 7.99
511 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Erik Oleson
Here He Comes

#8 - Here He Comes

Season 1 - Episode 6

When Finley and Dunn plot to lure the kidnappers out of hiding with a CIA file as bait, Finley comes face to face with one of the kidnappers looking to settle a score. Beth Ann fears for Kyle as he plots a way to escape. Meanwhile, Meg betrays someone close to her in exchange for information. Elsewhere, Widener connects with a mysterious asset to monitor Gibson’s plot.

star 7.98
527 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Sam Ernst, Jim Dunn

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

It's field trip day for the students of Ballard High School, a place that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite: top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players and even the president's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. The country's most powerful parents are now at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, and with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, this unthinkable scenario grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake.

star 7.97
723 votes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Rand Ravich
If You Are Watching This I Am Dead

#10 - If You Are Watching This I Am Dead

Season 1 - Episode 2

After a mysterious phone call, Meg Fitch must collect a large sum of cash in order to get her daughter Amber back safely. Meanwhile, the Pakistani Ambassador is tasked with doing the unthinkable to get his son back. Elsewhere, Dunn and Finley begin working together to track down the whereabouts of a missing secret service agent and uncover a surprising secret. At the mansion, the students of Ballard High School are tested by their captors.

star 7.95
627 votes
Directors: Peter Markle
Writers: Rand Ravich
Designated Allies

#11 - Designated Allies

Season 1 - Episode 5

Gibson uses his wife Janice to gain information about the CIA’s covert soldier program. Dunn and Finley go off grid, becoming targets of the CIA when they take drastic measures to get information. Meanwhile, Meg searches for her company's connection to the kidnapping and is willing to put everything on the line to get Amber back.

star 7.91
530 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Far Shariat
What Was Done to You

#12 - What Was Done to You

Season 1 - Episode 3

After Finley and Dunn meet with the President and First Lady, they soon realize that the Chief of Staff is the next parent sent on a dangerous mission to save his child. At the mansion, the mastermind teaches one of the hostages a lesson as they try to escape.

star 7.91
572 votes
Directors: Mark Piznarski
Writers: Rand Ravich
We Were Supposed to Help Each Other

#13 - We Were Supposed to Help Each Other

Season 1 - Episode 4

Finley and Dunn continue to look into the backgrounds of the parents, three of the parents are tasked with using their influence to steal a key piece of the mastermind’s puzzle from the CIA. Meanwhile, Meg deals with the aftermath of her actions. At the mansion, Amber deals with the unwanted attention of one of her captors while Beth Anne and Kyle start to get closer.

star 7.91
533 votes
Writers: Rand Ravich