Godfather of Harlem

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.

Last Updated: 9/27/2022Network: EPIX
The Hate That Hate Produced
429 votes

#1 - 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.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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The Geechee
474 votes

#2 - 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.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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Masters of War
802 votes

#3 - 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.

Directors: Tanya Hamilton
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Chickens Come Home to Roost
769 votes

#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.

Directors: Joe Chapelle
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By Whatever Means Necessary
1197 votes

#5 - 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.

Directors: John Ridley
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The Bonanno Split
411 votes

#6 - 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.

Directors: Carl Seaton
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Our Day Will Come
972 votes

#7 - 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.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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The Nitty Gritty
1008 votes

#8 - 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.

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It's All In the Game
876 votes

#9 - 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.

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Il Canto de Malavita
851 votes

#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.

Directors: Tanya Hamilton
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Ten Harlems
421 votes

#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.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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I Am The Greatest
910 votes

#12 - 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.

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The Fruit Stand Riot
494 votes

#13 - 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.

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Rent Strike Blues
748 votes

#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.

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How I Got Over
756 votes

#15 - 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.

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It’s a Small World After All
454 votes

#16 - 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.

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Sting Like A Bee
497 votes

#17 - 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.

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The French Connection
538 votes

#18 - 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.

Directors: Joe Chappelle
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The Ballot or the Bullet
443 votes

#19 - 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.

Directors: Marisol Adler
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Man of the Year
413 votes

#20 - Man of the Year

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/8/2021

Before accepting a prestigious award, Bumpy Johnson contemplates the many contradictions in his life and struggles to do what’s best for his family. Chin Gigante learns a difficult truth about his daughter Stella, forever altering their relationship.

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