The BEST Episodes of Crossing Lines

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020

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 - Aired Aug 18, 2013

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 7.86
796 votes
Directors: Eric Valette
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
The Team (2)

#2 - The Team (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 9, 2014

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

star 7.77
464 votes
Directors: Xavier Gens
Writers:
Whistleblower

#3 - Whistleblower

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 2015

New leads suggest Wombosi is not behind the murder and kidnapping. Rather the person who gave Sophie the evidence is the real target of a much more complex plot.

star 7.74
331 votes
Writers: Wendy Battles
The Velvet Glove

#4 - The Velvet Glove

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 2, 2014

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

star 7.71
464 votes
Writers:
Executioner

#5 - Executioner

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 2015

A killer who escaped justice on a technicality has moved close to the Hague and started killing people. Marco who investigated the original case is incensed, but then the case takes a strange turn when the killer is murdered.

star 7.69
450 votes
Writers: Nicholas Meyer
Pilot (1)

#6 - Pilot (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 23, 2013

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
1,251 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
The Animals

#7 - The Animals

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 28, 2013

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 7.69
928 votes
Directors: Philippe Haim
Writers: Christopher Smith
Family Ties

#8 - Family Ties

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 2, 2014

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

star 7.66
386 votes
Writers:
The Homecoming

#9 - The Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 2014

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

star 7.66
475 votes
Directors: Michael Wenning
Writers:
The Team (1)

#10 - The Team (1)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 9, 2014

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

star 7.65
460 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers:
Heat

#11 - Heat

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 2015

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 7.61
459 votes
Writers: Bem Harris
New Scars, Old Wounds (1)

#12 - New Scars, Old Wounds (1)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 18, 2013

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 7.59
953 votes
Directors: Hannu Salonen
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Redux

#13 - Redux

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2015

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 7.58
573 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Everybody Will Know

#14 - Everybody Will Know

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 18, 2014

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

star 7.55
450 votes
Directors: Philip John
Writers:
The Rescue

#15 - The Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 2014

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

star 7.55
478 votes
Directors: Xavier Gens
Writers:
Recoil

#16 - Recoil

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2015

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

star 7.55
468 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: James Moran
Pilot (2)

#17 - Pilot (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 23, 2013

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 7.54
808 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Obscura

#18 - Obscura

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 2015

The former Russian secret agent Valentina Michailova murdered the Press officer of the right-wing of the Freedom Romanian Party with a garrote. Since her motives are very personal, the ICC have to hurry to catch the professional killer. Her next victim is Solbak, the head of the Party. Marco makes a new step in the investigation of his missing sister.

star 7.52
427 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Wendy Battles
The Kill Zone

#19 - The Kill Zone

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 2014

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

star 7.52
502 votes
Directors: Eric Valette
Writers:
The Long Way Home

#20 - The Long Way Home

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 25, 2014

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

star 7.50
453 votes
Directors: Xavier Gens
Writers:
Lost and Found

#21 - Lost and Found

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 2015

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 7.49
476 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Corinne Marrinan
Dragon

#22 - Dragon

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 2015

A thinly clad girl wandering outdoors falls from a bridge. She survives, but is in such shock, that she cannot speak. The team believes she escaped from sex traffickers who have long been sought by the ICC.

star 7.48
485 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Francesca Gardiner
Special Ops (1)

#23 - Special Ops (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 14, 2013

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 7.47
987 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Rachel Anthony
Special Ops (2)

#24 - Special Ops (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 21, 2013

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 7.47
888 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Rachel Anthony
In Loco Parentis

#25 - In Loco Parentis

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 2015

The cross borders unit investigate the death of a bus driver and student of a prestigious European school.

star 7.46
497 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: Francesca Gardiner, Spencer Hudnut