Endgame

The BEST episodes of Endgame

Every episode of Endgame ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Endgame!

Endgame is an original drama series centering around a brilliant chess master. Using the skills that made him chess champion of the world, Arkady Balagan solves the crimes that mystify others. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancé, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to step outside. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork. Arrogant, brilliant and charismatic, the Russian-born Balagan is able to envision his unknown opponent’s motives and moves. He imagines events, interviews the living and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios all in his head. And we get to watch right along with him as he solves crimes that baffle the police. In Endgame, we see genius at work.

Last Updated: 11/11/2022Network:Showcase (CA)
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Huxley, We Have a Problem
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7.88
526 votes

#1 - Huxley, We Have a Problem

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/9/2011

When Balagan’s oldest friend, the larger than life Russian cosmonaut Oleg Olesky, comes to the Huxley, he brings more than the party. About to pilot the first private space tourism rocket ship, Oleg is there with Chase Galactic as they announce their maiden launch. When the head engineer, Randall, falls from the roof of the hotel, Oleg is the prime suspect. With his only alibi being the fact he was with his boss’s wife, which she denies, Oleg pleads for Balagan’s help. Balagan eventually figures out the true motive for Randall’s murder – and the real murderer.

Directors: Anne Wheeler
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The White Queen
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7.81
645 votes

#2 - The White Queen

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/2/2011

When the imperious heiress of the Huxley Hotel empire descends for an inspection, she coerces Balagan into helping her find her son, who has mysteriously disappeared.

Directors: Charles Biname
Writer: Jeremy Boxen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I Killed Her
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7.80
616 votes

#3 - I Killed Her

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/11/2011

A mysterious doctor tells Balagan that he is responsible for the murder of a woman found in the hotel pool during a Psychiatric Conference, drawing Balagan into a complex and dangerous game.

Directors: James Head
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Gorillas in our Midst
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7.79
613 votes

#4 - Gorillas in our Midst

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/25/2011

Smitten by a beautiful Chinese cryptologist, Sam convinces Balagan to try to solve an intricate puzzle involving a vital secret and an attractive, conniving female journalist.

Directors: Rachel Talalay
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Bless This Union
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7.70
437 votes

#5 - Bless This Union

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/16/2011

When the hotel safe is robbed during an extravagant Indian wedding celebration, the distraught couple asks Balagan to help recover their stolen gifts- but is it an inside job or the work of professionals?

Directors: David Frazee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Fearful Symmetry
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7.56
583 votes

#6 - Fearful Symmetry

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/18/2011

Enlisted by a terrified family to help solve the inexplicable bombing of their car, Balagan is sidetracked by an unexpected match with a 16-year-old world chess champion.

Directors: David Frazee
Watch Now:iTunes
Mr Black
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7.55
466 votes

#7 - Mr Black

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/31/2011

Balagan is forced to match his chess skills against a computer when his anonymous online opponent reveals that he is playing for lethally high stakes - the lives of a group of innocent hostages.

Directors: James Head
Writer: Jeremy Boxen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Caffeine Hit
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7.50
618 votes

#8 - The Caffeine Hit

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/28/2011

A well-dressed man wakes up on the sidewalk with no shoes, no wallet, and no memory. The only thing in his pocket is a receipt that leads him to the Huxley Hotel. Remembering nothing but how much he loves his wife, the man hires Balagan to find her and to help him rediscover his identity. While uncovering the truth of the amnesiac’s complicated life, Balagan battles with Pippa over the investigation into Rosemary’s murder.

Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writer: Jeremy Boxen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Other Side of Summer
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7.49
473 votes

#9 - The Other Side of Summer

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/4/2011

Swallowing his pride, Hugo asks Balagan for help. Walt, Hugo’s police mentor, is retiring, but one unsolved case still haunts him. Twenty years ago, a teen girl disappeared and Walt is convinced her ex-boyfriend, Stephen, killed her. But because the girl’s body was never found, Walt could never charge Stephen. Now with Balagan’s help, Hugo hopes to find the one piece of evidence that will put Stephen behind bars before Walt takes matters into his own hands. Pippa comes to Balagan with some startling news in Rosemary’s case: the police have finally arrested a suspect.

Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writer: Sarah Dodd
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Deadman Talking
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7.48
495 votes

#10 - Deadman Talking

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/13/2011

After Balagan investigates the sudden death of a hotel security guard, he is forced to face his worst nightmare.

Directors: David Frazee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Opening Moves
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7.48
737 votes

#11 - Opening Moves

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/14/2011

Balagan's first case is launched when Danni pleads with him to find a missing boy and, in a race against time, he enlists Sam and Alcina to help.

Directors: David Frazee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Turkish Hold'em
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7.47
656 votes

#12 - Turkish Hold'em

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/21/2011

A daring robbery during a high-stakes poker game forces Hugo to ask Balagan for help, prompting the chess master to create his own complex plot to trap the culprit.

Directors: David Frazee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Polar Opposites
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7.39
557 votes

#13 - Polar Opposites

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/6/2011

A rock star hires Balagan to find $200,000 stolen from him - a mystery that also involves colourful groupies, a missing polar bear, and the kidnapped grandmother of Danni's estranged husband.

Directors: Kari Skogland
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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