The BEST Episodes of Dirty Sexy Money

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

When Nick's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash, he agrees to take his position as the Darling family's lawyer, while trying to discover who committed the murder. The Darlings, the richest family in New York, constantly rely on Nick to solve their problems. Nick struggles to balance his morals and family life while dealing with the demands of the Darlings.

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The Birthday Present

#1 - The Birthday Present

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2008

Tripp and Letitia Darling throw Nick a luxurious birthday party on a yacht; Jeremy reveals his feelings for Lisa to the mysterious Nola Lyons; Brian is reunited with his illegitimate son; someone is arrested for murder.

star 8.27
392 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Craig Wright, Jon Feldman
The Verdict

#2 - The Verdict

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2008

Nick faces an uphill battle defending Letitia in the murder case until he discovers a secret about Nola; Karen asks Nick to tell Tripp that she's marrying Simon Elder; Andrea and Brian learn shocking news after a trip to the doctor.

star 8.22
312 votes
Writers: Craig Wright, Jon Feldman
The Nutcracker

#3 - The Nutcracker

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

Nick learns Simon and Karen are secretly together, but refuses to say why it truly bothers him. Karen doesn't attend the family tradition of watching "The Nutcracker" in order to meet a mysterious person. Brian's suspension from the ministry makes him look elsewhere for a job, and Letitia suggests he go to Tripp for guidance. Meanwhile, Juliet has a visitor from the Seychelles, and Carmelita tells Patrick she thinks she's being watched by someone.

star 8.19
225 votes
Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Writers: Craig Wright, Joey Soloway
The Watch

#4 - The Watch

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 28, 2007

This flashback episode reveals secrets about Dutch (Nick's father) and the relationships he had with Nick, Tripp, and Letitia. Karen's intimate view towards Nick is put on hold as she takes a liking to Simon Elder. Brian's attempt to get his son takes a turn he didn't expect and Jeremy continues to hide how much he is worth from Sofia.

star 8.18
258 votes
Writers: Liz Tigelaar, Yahlin Chang
The Bridge

#5 - The Bridge

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2007

Nick finds he has a lot in common with Simon, Tripp's nemesis. In a case of sibling rivalry Jeremy and Juliet decide to try and outdo each other for their separate birthday parties. Brian Jr. wants to tell Brian's wife the truth. Karen tries to get Freddy into a fancy country club.

star 8.12
321 votes
Directors: James Frawley
Writers: Jessica Brickman, Peter Elkoff
The Organ Donor

#6 - The Organ Donor

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 17, 2008

The Darlings must deal with the aftermath following the inauguration, which leaves one person dead, one shot, and one with amensia. Meanwhile, Nick and Lisa discuss custody arrangements for their daughter.

star 8.05
306 votes
Writers: Craig Wright
The Family Lawyer

#7 - The Family Lawyer

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2008

The Darlings deal with funeral arrangements and the aftermath of the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Dutch George; Jeremy discovers Nola Lyons' real profession; Lisa and Nick talk about having another child; Kenny G performs.

star 8.03
282 votes
Writers: Craig Wright
The Italian Banker

#8 - The Italian Banker

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2007

Nick tries to fix things when the Darlings are blackmailed over a sex tape starring a family member. Patrick is upset over being forced to end things with Carmelita. Brian's wife gets suspicious over the Swedish orphan he brought home. Jeremy tries to keep it quiet about him and Natalie, but when they all show up at a fundraiser for Patrick things get out of control.

star 7.94
295 votes
Writers: Josh Reims, Tad Quill
The Unexpected Arrival

#9 - The Unexpected Arrival

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 1, 2009

Simon provides Nola with a solution to her problems. Meanwhile, Karen is faced with an impossible decision regarding Nick, and Patrick finds himself in a compromising position.

star 7.91
275 votes
Writers: Craig Wright
The Game

#10 - The Game

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2007

A high stakes poker game pits Simon Elder against Tripp, Karen needs a favor from her irresistible ex husband, and pampered Jeremy gets a real job.

star 7.90
295 votes
The Lions

#11 - The Lions

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2007

Nick searches for his father's killer. When the family has a photo shoot Juliet refuses to be there. Patrick has to deal with his father who wants him to run for the senate.

star 7.86
297 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Craig Wright
The Star Witness

#12 - The Star Witness

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 22, 2008

When Nick agrees to defend Letitia in the murder case of Dutch George, he is shocked to learn that his mother is on the prosecutor's witness list. Meanwhile, Jeremy plans a surprise concert for Nola; Patrick tries to clear his mind of his wife's death; and Brian heads to Brazil to kidnap Brian Jr.

star 7.86
337 votes
Writers: Yahlin Chang
The Injured Party

#13 - The Injured Party

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 2008

After Letitia hits a pretty, young bicyclist with her car, Tripp invites the woman to recuperate at the Darling mansion; Patrick is delighted with Nola's aggressive manner as his new chief of staff.

star 7.85
341 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Paul Redford, Sallie Patrick
The Country House

#14 - The Country House

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2007

Thanksgiving has arrived and Nick George wants to spend the day with his wife and daughter, but Tripp has another idea. Tripp wants Nick to set up a meeting with Simon Elder so Tripp and Simon can talk face-to-face once and for all. Meanwhile, Letitia helps Karen try and to get closer to Nick. Brian fights to keep his ex-girlfriend, Andrea, from taking his son away from him while Jeremy goes on a first date with Sofia.

star 7.75
283 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Josh Reims, Nancy Won
The Chiavennasca

#15 - The Chiavennasca

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2007

Tripp sends Nick to a vineyard in Italy to get information about his father's death. Nick decides to bring Lisa along to spend some time with her away from the Darlings but Freddy and Karen are following them everywhere they go. After Leticia admits she was unfaithful to him, Tripp decides to find out if all of his children are really his.

star 7.75
265 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Christopher Landon, Diane Ruggiero
The Convertible

#16 - The Convertible

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 25, 2009

Nick declares his true feelings when faced with a life-and-death situation. Meanwhile, still despairing over her fourth marriage failure, Karen drops a bombshell. Then, Patrick receives a shocking proposal.

star 7.69
276 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Emily Whitesell, Jon Harmon Feldman
The Wedding

#17 - The Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2007

Karen is getting married, but her strong desire for Nick might be more of a distraction then she could have ever thought. Brian Jr.'s mother comes back into town trying to get her son back, but the once arrogant Brian has another idea.

star 7.68
290 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Jake Coburn, Peter Elkoff
The Summer House

#18 - The Summer House

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 3, 2008

As Karen excitedly prepares for her wedding day, she is convinced that this fifth marriage -- to family nemesis Simon Elder -- is the one that will end in happily ever after. But Tripp is still suspicious of Simon's real motives and wants Nick to make one last-ditch effort to keep the wedding from happening. Lisa hopes taking Jeremy to the wedding will make Nick jealous. In other developments, Patrick hires Jeremy to join his senate team, against Nola's protestations; Brian finds himself drawing closer to Andrea as her illness worsens; and when Letitia sees Tripp paying too much attention to their houseguest, Wrenn, she realizes that this pretty, young woman has overstayed her welcome.

star 7.58
311 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Bill Chais, Jake Coburn
The Plan

#19 - The Plan

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 10, 2008

Filled with love for Carmelita, newly-elected Senator Patrick Darling goes against Nick and Tripp's advice and invites her to his inauguration. Meanwhile Chase defies his agreement with the Darlings and threatens to go public with his accusation that Patrick murdered his sister; Jeremy finds out that Simon has control of Nola's little brother; as Andrea's health dims, Brian promises God anything to make her well again; and Karen goes to Nick's apartment to make amends with him, but is confronted by a gun-wielding intruder.

star 7.57
306 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Emily Whitesell, Yahlin Chang
The Bad Guy

#20 - The Bad Guy

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 8, 2009

Nick finds out his father is alive while Karen loses Simon's baby which she was pregnant with. Nick and Karen finally get together while Jeremy Proposes to Nola who is finally about to find her brother.

star 7.55
218 votes
Writers: Paul Redford
The Silence

#21 - The Silence

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2008

As Election Day nears, Patrick insists on taking his relationship with Carmelita public; Ellen's brother, Chase, demands to know the truth about his sister's death; Nick and Lisa go to couples therapy; Brian Jr. goes missing.

star 7.40
396 votes
Directors: Bob Berlinger
Writers: Jake Coburn

#22 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2007

When attorney Nick George's father dies, Nick takes over his law practice and must take care of the Darlings and their problems, including human trafficking, illegitimate children, and affairs.

star 7.38
328 votes
Directors: Peter Horton
Writers: Craig Wright
The Facts

#23 - The Facts

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 18, 2009

While the Darlings are away the help will play, a reporter is insisting on finding out the truth regarding the rumors surrounding the Darlings and the chauffeur gives his version all-be-it different from what has been said. Meanwhile, the fashion show goes forward at the Darling mansion and a socialite in attendance has "words" for the family matriarch.

star 7.15
306 votes
Writers: Sallie Patrick