The BEST Episodes of Crossing Lines

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019

Network: NBC

An action-packed crime drama about a police unit that specializes in cross-border crimes and brings global criminals to justice. Since globalization, some countries have opened barriers to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. But this openness has provided criminals with ways to exploit the system and threaten global safety. So much so that a special kind of law enforcement team created by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to combat global crimes, this is the story of "Crossing Lines." This elite team of five international cops must face bureaucratic, jurisdictional and cultural obstacles while working to solve the most notorious international crimes.

New Scars, Old Wounds (2)

#1 - New Scars, Old Wounds (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10

Hickman's life hangs in the balance and he is forced to find a way to survive. Elsewhere, Sebastian and Eva search for Anne-Marie, who has not returned from Italy. Meanwhile, Eva must reveal that she has broken her trust with Sebastian and that his personal secrets could be exposed. Dorn may have tracked Dimitrov, which in the process leads to many mysteries being solved.

star 7.96
335 votes
Directors: Eric Valette
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
The Team (2)

#2 - The Team (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12

The gang escalates their deadly rampage. Meanwhile, the team deals with tragedy and deception.

star 7.92
258 votes
Directors: Xavier Gens
New Scars, Old Wounds (1)

#3 - New Scars, Old Wounds (1)

Season 1 - Episode 9

Louis and his wife, who have never recovered from the death of their son at the hands of arch enemy Alexander Dimitrov rely on Dorn, who discovers new information that may lead to the capture of the Russian. Meanwhile, a woman is found dead and another missing, and all the evidence points to Hickman prompting Tommy and a Dutch detective to track down who framed him. Elsewhere, Louis returns home to a shocking discovery.

star 7.90
354 votes
Directors: Hannu Salonen
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
The Animals

#4 - The Animals

Season 1 - Episode 7

Hickman's search for a criminal mastermind leads him to a bank where he is suddenly taken hostage and soon realizes that the thieves may not be after the money. Outside the bank, the ICC team must work against time to figure out the real motive behind the crime and when part of the truth is revealed, Tommy must confront a secret from his past that could jeopardize his career.

star 7.85
354 votes
Directors: Philippe Haim
Writers: Christopher Smith
The Team (1)

#5 - The Team (1)

Season 2 - Episode 11

The gang escalates their deadly rampage. Meanwhile, the team deals with tragedy and deception.

star 7.83
254 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Family Ties

#6 - Family Ties

Season 2 - Episode 8

A string of deaths are traced to toxic cocaine in London.

star 7.82
238 votes
The Rescue

#7 - The Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 1

Louis' and Rebecca's lives hang in the balance. Meanwhile, Dorn tries to take down Dimitrov.

star 7.79
327 votes
Directors: Xavier Gens
The Homecoming

#8 - The Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 2

Genovese returns to New York and becomes involved with human trafficking.

star 7.76
297 votes
Directors: Michael Wenning
Special Ops (1)

#9 - Special Ops (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5

When a wealthy teenager is taken hostage, the ICC team has to move fast to track the kidnappers. Meanwhile, Anne-Marie finds a connection to a similar case in Florence as the team races to rescue the boy. Elsewhere, Dorn and Louis soon discover an unexpected link to their arch enemy Alexander Dimitrov, which puts their lives in danger.

star 7.74
385 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Rachel Anthony
The Velvet Glove

#10 - The Velvet Glove

Season 2 - Episode 7

The team goes after a gang of black widows who seduce wealthy men into marriage and then poison them.

star 7.73
260 votes
Everybody Will Know

#11 - Everybody Will Know

Season 2 - Episode 4

A string of teen suicides that may be linked to Internet bullying are investigated.

star 7.71
274 votes
Directors: Philip John
Special Ops (2)

#12 - Special Ops (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6

While in Florence, Eva finds something amiss when she discovers another similar kidnapping. While confronting her former partner in the Italian Police, a secret is discovered that may put Sebastian's career at risk. Back in Cannes, a search of the financial records from the missing boy's father shows that not everything is as it seems.

star 7.71
369 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Rachel Anthony
Pilot (1)

#13 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

A disabled former NYPD detective joins a team of specialists working for the International Criminal Court. While trying to juggle his own personal demons, he must to corner a psychotic killer.

star 7.69
557 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Desperation & Desperados

#14 - Desperation & Desperados

Season 1 - Episode 8

When Anne-Marie is away working on an old case, the ICC team must figure out the reason behind a series of shootings in Italy and Slovenia. Meanwhile, two young men have stolen money and drugs from an Italian drug lord and unknowingly kidnap the drug lord's daughter. Eva's past family connections to the drug lord reveal hidden details from her past which may be able to help save the girl.

star 7.69
350 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
The Kill Zone

#15 - The Kill Zone

Season 2 - Episode 3

The team hunts a sniper who is randomly killing innocent people.

star 7.68
296 votes
Directors: Eric Valette

#16 - Freedom

Season 2 - Episode 6

As Genovese awaits trial, he offers the ICC an attractive bargain.

star 7.66
261 votes
Directors: Laurent Barès

#17 - Heat

Season 3 - Episode 8

Polonium 210 is stolen from a British nuclear plant. An elderly former colleague of Dorn joins the investigation. He provides useful expertise, but clashes with Carine regarding the direction the investigation should take. During the search for the cargo of lethal polonium Carine faces a former researcher at the school, and make her question her ability to lead the ICC.

star 7.64
259 votes
Writers: Bem Harris
Home Is Where The Heart Is

#18 - Home Is Where The Heart Is

Season 2 - Episode 5

A German biker gang embarks on a home-invasion spree. Meanwhile, Sebastian goes undercover for the first time.

star 7.63
275 votes
Directors: Ben Bolt
Pilot (2)

#19 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Tommy follows the trail of the serial killer’s earlier victims When Sebastian tracks down the killer the team must race to apprehend him but a sudden tragedy changes the teams’ lives forever.

star 7.62
316 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Long-Haul Predators

#20 - Long-Haul Predators

Season 1 - Episode 4

An abandoned car leads Sebastian and the ICC team to Poland where technology reveals a shocking secret. The investigation uncovers a bizarre scenario in which families are pitted against each other in a fight to the death. When Eva and Tommy go undercover, their lives are in peril, and it’s up to Hickman and Louis to reach them in time.

star 7.61
419 votes
Directors: Eric Valette
Writers: Oliver Hein-MacDonald

#21 - Redux

Season 3 - Episode 1

Six months after the season two finale, Michel Dorn has to bring a new team together after one of his prosecutors goes missing. Sophie Baines, Dorn's second at the trial of Wombosi, is kidnapped. Her driver is killed. New evidence she had dug up is challenged. Only she knows where the evidence came from. Dorn's investigative team has been disbanded. He puts together a new team to find Sophie.

star 7.59
343 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Lost and Found

#22 - Lost and Found

Season 3 - Episode 7

A known criminal has been knifed, but he dies instead of a deadly contagious disease. The team tries to track down all who had contact with him. The man who knifed him and his criminal partners of course do not want to be found.

star 7.58
276 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Corinne Marrinan
The Long Way Home

#23 - The Long Way Home

Season 2 - Episode 10

The disappearances of several backpackers may be linked to a serial killer.

star 7.58
248 votes
Directors: Xavier Gens

#24 - Recoil

Season 3 - Episode 5

The Cross boarders unit travel to Italy to investigate the assumed assassination of a prestigious judge.

star 7.55
267 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: James Moran
The Terminator

#25 - The Terminator

Season 1 - Episode 3

Detective Eva Vittoria discovers a pattern of murders when wealthy businessmen begin dying from a mysterious virus and the ICC team’s investigations lead them to a group of art thieves. Meanwhile, a confrontation with the killer puts the whole team’s lives in jeopardy.

star 7.55
462 votes
Directors: Laurent Barès
Writers: Christopher Smith