The Best Episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018
Dog: The Bounty Hunter follows the exploits of real-life bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, who runs Da Kine Bail Bonds in beautiful Honolulu, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Aided by his team of family coworkers - partner/wife, Beth Smith; son, Leland; "brother," Tim - Dog always gets his man. They first appeared in an episode of A&E's "Take This Job," a 2003 series in which people with unusual occupations were profiled, and now Dog and his team are back in their very own series.
#5 - Hide and Seek (2)
Season 1 - Episode 9
As the search continues for Patty Estabilio, Dog and his team hit yet another dead end and find themselves dealing with Patty's friends, who get out of hand. Dog and Leland defend themselves with mace. Leland is taken down, but manages to escape without serious injury. As the scene escalates, the Chapmans have no choice but to make a hasty retreat as their cars are pounded with angry fists. The slew of near misses, bad tips, and long nights spent staking out ""ice"" dens is taking it's toll on Dog's team.
#6 - Trouble In Paradise (1)
Season 7 - Episode 3
Dog is back in Hawaii and tracking a dangerous fugitive through the jungles of the Big Island. Their prey is being protected by a ring of family and friends that Dog must forcefully confront to bring in his man. Finally a hot tip sends Dog and team to a volcanic moonscape and a midnight raid.
#7 - Love's Labors Lost and Found
Season 1 - Episode 6
While hunting an elusive deep sea fisherman, who turns out to spending a few days out on the ocean, Dog tries to plan a great Mother's Day for Beth, but he has trouble finding the kind of flowers she likes. - Summary from A&E's ""Dog"" website
#12 - Surprise! Surprise!
Season 2 - Episode 2
Dog and his team pursue a heroin addict named Eugene. When they find him, Beth tells him about her first husband (whose life was ruined by heroin) and pleads with him to enter rehab. Meanwhile, Dog and Beth plan a surprise birthday party for Leland.
#14 - Hide and Seek (1)
Season 1 - Episode 8
Dog and his team are after Patty Estabilio, who has jumped a $15,000 bond and disappeared into Hawaii's underworld, a place populated by ""night crawlers"" and ""ice"" (crystal methamphetamine) addicts. Constantly on the move, she tests Dog's bounty hunting skills, as well as his patience.
#15 - To Capture One's Own
Season 2 - Episode 12
In a personal struggle Dog must, hunt down his good friend Ili. Ili has helped Dog track down fugitives in previous episodes. Ili has been charged with burning down her home, following a fight with her husband. Dog bailed her out, she failed to appear. Now she is on the other side of the law, and Dog is on her trail. Will Dog catch her or look the other way? Tune in to find out!
#16 - It's Good To Be Home
Season 1 - Episode 11
Dog and his team return to Denver, Colorado, where they used to live. Dog and Tim appear on an early morning radio show, where a listener calls in with a tip on one of the fugitives they're hunting. - Summary from A&E's ""Dog"" website
#21 - Meet the Chapmans
Season 1 - Episode 1
In the premiere episode, Dog defends his family name as he chases down a ""Chapman gone awry."" Floyd Chapman is a bail jumper with the same last name as Dog (but no relation). Dog uses a phone ruse to get information from Floyd's mother, then rocks his team into a state of aggressive anticipation to make the bust at Floyd's family home. - Summary from A&E's ""Dog"" website
#25 - The Godfather of Waikiki
Season 1 - Episode 7
Dog is hunting a man known as ""The Godfather of Waikiki."" Dog and Beth bailed him out as a courtesy, but how he is refusing to go to court. If Dog doesn't bring him in, it could cost him more than money . . . he may also lose his respect on the street. - Summary from A&E's ""Dog"" website