The BEST episodes of Godfather of Harlem
Every episode of Godfather of Harlem ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Godfather of Harlem!
Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to take back his piece of Harlem.
#1 - Our Black Shining Prince
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/26/2023
Bumpy and Chin enlist Morgenthau's help to prevent Colombo and Battle from bringing in a shipment of heroin, guns, and cocaine. Stella must choose between Colombo and her father. Meanwhile, Malcolm X prepares for his speech at the Audubon Ballroom.Watch Now:Amazon
#2 - The Hate That Hate Produced
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/29/2021
Bumpy Johnson must fend off rivals to receive the largest dope shipment in New York history, while Harlem explodes into riot. Malcolm X reluctantly agrees to protection from an unusual source.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#3 - The Geechee
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/9/2021
An unlikely partnership proves to be extremely lucrative for Bumpy Johnson and Chin Gigante, but their success puts targets on their backs. Malcolm X fights off attacks on his character and his life.
#4 - Chickens Come Home to Roost
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/1/2019
Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
#5 - Masters of War
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/2019
Striking back at the Italians, Bumpy exploits Chin's dark past. Mayme and Elise put aside their differences and Bumpy sees his wife and children reunited before his war explodes.
#6 - By Whatever Means Necessary
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2019
After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson seeks to regain control of Harlem. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family, led by Vincent “Chin” Gigante.
#7 - The Bonanno Split
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/22/2021
Bumpy Johnson must protect the Italian mob when Joseph Bonanno decides to abolish the Commission. Captain Omar takes his campaign against Malcolm X to a new level.
#8 - Our Day Will Come
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2019
Bumpy unexpectedly finds himself at Elise's side when her shoplifting arrest and subsequent abuse is the catalyst for a protest where conflicting interests cause tensions to rise.
#9 - The Nitty Gritty
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2019
Realizing a consistent source of heroin is vital to reclaim Harlem, Bumpy engages in a fevered search to find a dope supply independent of the Italians. Chin engages the services of crooked cops in a plot to arrest Bumpy and send him back to jail.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#10 - Il Canto de Malavita
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2019
Elijah Muhammed tours Malcolm X's mosque where he meets Elise and asks her to spy on Malcolm. Chin finds out Teddy is alive, leaving Ernie Nunzi to correct his mistake. Esther James sues Adam Clayton Powell Jr. for slander.
#11 - Ten Harlems
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/15/2021
Confronted with a betrayal in his ranks, Bumpy Johnson hunts for enemies within his Ten Harlems. The conflict between Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam escalates from threats to outright violence.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#12 - The Fruit Stand Riot
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/2/2021
When innocent black teenagers and bystanders are savagely beaten and arrested by police, the Harlem community rallies to free them. Adam Clayton Powell and Mayme Johnson use peaceful protest, but Bumpy Johnson and Malcolm X prefer street justice.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#13 - It's All In the Game
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2019
In an effort to break Bumpy's bank, Chin fixes a bet, as a result, Bumpy owes the winners more than he can cover. Police arrest Stella and Teddy for kissing. Elise looks toward the Nation of Islam in order to better herself.
#14 - Rent Strike Blues
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/2019
Due to slum conditions in Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. leads a rent strike and investigates the owners of the buildings. Ernie Nunzi searches for the hooker who helped set up Zambrano. Bumpy and Mayme experience tension in their marriage.
#15 - I Am The Greatest
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2019
Cassius Clay battles local boxing hero Doug Jones in the ring. Mayme insists Bumpy back Jones, an advocate for her Harlem Youth organization, but Malcolm urges Bumpy to back Clay. Meanwhile, Chin engages in a turf war for Harlem with Bonnano.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#16 - The Negro in White America
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2023
To repay a drug debt owed to the Italians after the Harlem riots, Bumpy Johnson robs from his own community. Omar seeks to return to Elise and Malcolm's good graces. Someone close to Stella orders a hit on her life.Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - We Are All Kings
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/19/2023
Chin Gigante is released from prison and seeks to excise Joe Colombo from the Commission. Malcolm's mission to form a coalition of civil rights leaders is interrupted when his house is attacked. Chin discovers who put a hit out on his daughter.
#18 - How I Got Over
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/2019
Chin and Bonnano are at war in Harlem. Mayme asks Bumpy to create a will where Bumpy finds out he and Mayme never formally adopted Margaret. Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. go to D.C. for the March on Washington.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#19 - Sting Like A Bee
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/25/2021
Bumpy Johnson wants to use his new French supplier to distribute to the “Harlems” of other major American cities. Malcolm X uses Cassius Clay to leverage himself back into favor with the Nation of Islam before Clay’s famous fight versus Sonny Liston.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#20 - All Roads Lead to Malcolm
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/5/2023
When Battle's arrested, Bumpy must find a way to spring him and find the mole. Bumpy discovers that Malcolm X has more enemies than they thought. Colombo investigates why Chin put a hit out on him, while Mayme leaves Bumpy over Archie's death.Watch Now:Amazon
#21 - It’s a Small World After All
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/16/2021
An incident at the Geechee Club threatens to break up Bumpy and Chin’s partnership. Adam Clayton Powell looks to end the filibuster on the Civil Rights Bill, even if it means playing dirty.
#22 - The Ballot or the Bullet
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/23/2021
Three Freedom Riders are murdered in Mississippi, and Bumpy Johnson wants justice, as well as a hedge against Federal investigation. Chin Gigante evades imprisonment with an “insanity” defense, and Malcolm X delivers his most fervent call to action.
#23 - The French Connection
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/18/2021
After three months in hiding from Chin Gigante and the Italians, Bumpy Johnson takes action to lift the sanctions off his head. By forging new alliances with European suppliers, Bumpy aims to reunite with his family safely back in Harlem.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#24 - Captain Fields
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/2023
When two uniformed cops attack the Geechee, Bumpy and Battle make a play for control of local 27th police precinct. Stella decides whether to rat Colombo out to the Feds. Meanwhile, Malcolm's life is threatened in Cairo.Watch Now:Amazon
#25 - Angel of Death
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/19/2023
Bumpy and Colombo face off for control of the heroin trade when Monsieur 98 returns to bring in the next shipment. Omar makes a romantic appeal to Elise. Pettigrew discovers cocaine through his love affair with a Cuban woman.