The BEST Episodes of Franklin & Bash

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Network: TNT (US)

In Franklin & Bash, two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Breckin Meyer is Jared Franklin, who loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets, while Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Peter Bash, who has a knack for connecting with jury and judge.

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Gone in a Flash

#1 - Gone in a Flash

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 14, 2013

A subpoena of Pindar’s computer unearths evidence that he may have been responsible for the destruction of the Man Cave. An insurance fraud investigation is spearheaded which ultimately implicates the entire F&B gang. Karp finally gets his shot before a judicial selection committee but quickly finds they know way too much about his past, and Peter and Charlie plan one last "montage" before she leaves for San Francisco and their summer of love comes to an end. Infeld is finally able to make peace with his old foe.

star 8.19
493 votes
Directors: Mike Listo
Writers: Kevin Falls
Honor Thy Mother

#2 - Honor Thy Mother

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 24, 2014

Romantic complications swirl around Peter's mother (Jane Seymour) and Jared. Meanwhile, the guys try to save their favorite diner after it's shut down; and Pindar returns with big news.

star 8.16
349 votes
Red or Black

#3 - Red or Black

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 22, 2014

A mysterious invitation beckons Infeld to Las Vegas to confront his destiny.

star 8.11
346 votes
Shoot to Thrill

#4 - Shoot to Thrill

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 7, 2013

Peter and Jared defend a bounty hunter who’s been charged with excessive use of force, resulting in an F&B-style courtroom demonstration that literally blows up in their face. Jared tries to cheer Peter up by bringing him along on a double date. Karp takes a Franklin and Bash approach to life after some good news, and Pindar’s stalking of their famous neighbor turns ugly when he crashes a drone onto his deck and finds Peter’s girlfriend Charlie in his company.

star 8.11
484 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Bill Chais
Good Lovin'

#5 - Good Lovin'

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2013

When Peter’s mother is arrested on prostitution charges it’s up to the boys to prove her methods are purely therapeutic. But when Jared’s sexually demanding fling with the opposing DA renders him exhausted and useless, Peter must single handedly confront his mother on the stand and distill her true motive. Meanwhile, Damien attempts to woo a judge with hopes to gain endorsement for his bench after he retires.

star 8.02
495 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Bill Chais, Jay Shore
6:50 to SLC

#6 - 6:50 to SLC

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 14, 2012

When Jared's father, Leonard Franklin attempts to buy the firm from Stanton Infeld, Peter and Jared fight to save it. Peter also comes to the rescue of an old high school friend who is running for governor and wants to drop out of the race due to a scandal.

star 8.00
686 votes
Directors: Elizabeth Allen
Deep Throat

#7 - Deep Throat

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 10, 2014

Peter and Jared defend a high-school newspaper reporter accused of running a smear campaign. Meanwhile, Jared and Swattello must detail their relationship to HR, and Infeld sues a dry cleaner.

star 7.97
417 votes

#8 - Control

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 24, 2013

Peter and Jared attempt to silence a relentless heckler who’s singled out a major league prospect. Rachel reluctantly handles her family’s litigation against a bull semen distributor, and Karp’s quest to judgeship hits a roadblock when his mentor is found dead on a golf course. Meanwhile, Peter’s future with Charlie takes a back seat to her potential career commitments.

star 7.96
418 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Jamie Pachino, Matt McGuinness
Falcon's Nest

#9 - Falcon's Nest

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 1, 2014

Franklin and Bash try to help their friend with an adult adoption; Karp and Anita join forces.

star 7.95
368 votes
Dance the Night Away

#10 - Dance the Night Away

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 17, 2014

The guys advocate for an injured stripper, and ultimately help the dancers of Los Angeles to unionize. Meanwhile, nemesis Damien Karp rejoins the firm.

star 7.94
377 votes
Strange Brew

#11 - Strange Brew

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2012

In the Season 2 opener, Peter and Jared seek a promotion by trying to sign a beverage-company bigwig as a client. Elsewhere, Peter is attracted to a sightly lady police officer.

star 7.93
676 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Matt McGuinness

#12 - Freck

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 17, 2013

Jared and Peter come to the aid of their friend Robbie who’s been charged with murdering his long-time practical joke adversary. The boys must cast aside their instincts as lawyers and channel their inner prankster to draw out the truth. Damien handles a case for Infeld’s foundation; a turf war for shelf space between a supermarket and a non-profit that employs rehabilitated criminals. Peter finally gets to meet Charlie’s daughter who takes a shine to Pindar.

star 7.92
516 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Kevin Falls, Richard Hewett
Spirits in the Material World

#13 - Spirits in the Material World

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 15, 2014

Peter and Jared try to prove that a real estate giant knowingly deceived a retired couple.

star 7.89
307 votes

#14 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 1, 2011

Peter Bash and Jared Franklin are young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants lawyers and partners in the law firm Franklin & Bash. Their nontraditional approach to the legal profession keeps things interesting in the office and the courtroom. The duo's use of questionable legal tactics draws the attention of Stanton Infeld, partner of the prominent law firm of Infeld Daniels. He makes an offer for them to work for him with a promise of certain creative liberty. With work and play frequently intermingling, days and nights are anything but traditional when spending time with Franklin & Bash.

star 7.88
1,180 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Bill Chais, Kevin Falls

#15 - Viper

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2012

Jared and Peter's first manslaughter case centers on an aspiring crime fighter charged with pursuing a man who later died. Meanwhile, Peter's mother pays a visit and delivers big news; and Pindar battles his phobias.

star 7.86
692 votes
Writers: Dana Calvo
By the Numbers

#16 - By the Numbers

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 10, 2013

Peter and Jared represent a brilliant actuary who buys a dying woman’s life insurance policy for pennies on the dollar and then is accused of her murder. Damien and Infeld work with a Venice Beach beekeeper, and Peter makes headway with Charlie, but is surprised to learn she has a daughter.

star 7.85
582 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: Jamie Pachino
Captain Johnny

#17 - Captain Johnny

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 3, 2013

A wager is made between Rachel and the boys as to whose case will garner better PR for the firm -- Jared and Peter’s defense of a fisherman in which they invoke "Pirate Law" or Rachel’s case, a wrongful termination involving a self-proclaimed psychic. Meanwhile, Peter and Jared acquire a "discarded" curbside sofa, which Pindar discovers is a certain celebrity. This renews a feud between the star and their landlord, Stanton.

star 7.85
582 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Matt McGuinness, Nicki Renna
Voir Dire

#18 - Voir Dire

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2012

Peter and Jared work on a case in which a former chop-shop worker is charged with a premeditated attack. Later, they guys rumble with an all-powerful district attorney. Meanwhile, a pretty law student arrives for a summer program.

star 7.84
618 votes
Directors: John Landis
Writers: Bill Chais, Kevin Falls
Waiting on a Friend

#19 - Waiting on a Friend

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 31, 2012

Peter and Jared must clear their name when a former client is arrested for skipping trial, only to accuse her two lawyers of paying her to disappear. This promotes an internal, misconduct, investigation at Infeld-Daniels against the pair that could cost them their job. Jared meets an unexpected love interest when some New York associates show up in LA to investigate the claims. In this episode we also see how the dynamic legal duo of Franklin and Bash came to be.

star 7.84
746 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Bill Chais, Kevin Falls, Patrick Sheehan
You Can't Take It With You

#20 - You Can't Take It With You

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 29, 2011

A family is torn as one side sues the other over a priceless 1988 home-run baseball in a case that pits Jared against his own father (guest star Beau Bridges). Meanwhile, Peter works with Hanna on defending a reality television father (guest star Tom Arnold) who is affectionately known as the Douchey Dad. And Karp comes to Pindar for help on a top-secret project involving a compromising video.

star 7.83
926 votes
Directors: Andrew Fleming
Writers: Matt McGuinness
Good Cop/Bad Cop

#21 - Good Cop/Bad Cop

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 3, 2014

Peter and Jared become the targets of a dirty cop; the boys turn to Peter's old flame for help; Stanton Infeld competes against his nephew for a high-powered piece of business.

star 7.82
349 votes
She Came Upstairs to Kill Me

#22 - She Came Upstairs to Kill Me

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 8, 2011

Franklin and Bash hold court when a woman is accused of using sex as a means to kill her husband. The two young-gun lawyers suspect the judge or jury is on the take, so they apply unconventional methods to deliver justice.

star 7.81
987 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Jeff Rake
Go Tell It On the Mountain

#23 - Go Tell It On the Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 3, 2011

When Stanton Infeld is charged with murder, he selects Franklin and Bash to lead the defense; Damien puts his career on the line to defend his uncle; Hanna represents a wrestler.

star 7.81
709 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Bill Chais
Last Dance

#24 - Last Dance

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2012

Peter and Jared help a widow retain the body of her esteemed late husband from being awkwardly immortalized as a dancer in a human body exhibit. When a stalker begins harassing Stanton Infeld, Karp thinks it may be an old client just released from prison and out for revenge. Hanna runs into an old college friend and sparks an old romance.

star 7.81
772 votes
Directors: Jason Alexander
Writers: Bill Chais, Kevin Falls, Kristi Korzec, Matt McGuinness
Jango and Rossi

#25 - Jango and Rossi

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2012

Peter and Jared run into the B-list version of themselves (Seth Green and Eric Mabius) while defending one of Infeld's ex-wives (Cybill Shephard), who has been accused of kidnapping a client's dog. Meanwhile, Karp is left to work with Pindar on a robbery case, but Pindar's quirks threaten to derail the partnership.

star 7.79
658 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Breckin Meyer, Kevin Falls