The BEST episodes of Jake and the Fatman
Every episode of Jake and the Fatman ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Jake and the Fatman!
District attorney J.L. McCabe strikes down on the crime in Los Angeles together with his special investigator Jake Styles and assistant D.A. Derek Mitchell.
#1 - Dancing in the Dark
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/1989
A cat burglar robs a hotel while McCabe is hosting a district attorney convention there. The immediate suspect is Harry McGuinn, a recently released cat burglar. He insists that he is innocent, and tries to help Jake solve the robbery.
#2 - My Shining Hour
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/1989
Jake helps out the actor, Tom Cody, who played his childhood idol - the Skyhawk. Tom has been reduced to an alcoholized, broke veteran plane pilot, and no one believes him when he witnesses a murder.
#4 - 'Round Midnight
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/1990
Jake isn't very happy when his friend's Porsche is taken at gunpoint. He tracks down the robber, but holds off when he finds the carjacker associating with an infamous jewel thief. So posing as an alarm cracker, Jake goes undercover to find what their target is.
#5 - Pretty Baby
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/27/1991
Cindy O'Malley, a friend of Jake's, is witness to a murder, but is spotted by the killer and he chases her and shoots her. McCabe & Co has to take care of her baby while they try to find her and the killer.
#10 - Out of Nowhere
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/1989
Jake and the FBI go after Victor Potemkin, a suspected drug smuggler. But when they raid his house they find no drugs, but Jake finds someone he knows - a woman who disappeared overnight just as he was about to propose to her.
#11 - We'll Meet Again
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/24/1991
McCabe is showing a school class around the courthouse, when a man dressed as clown tries to kill him with a shotgun. The man misses, but gets away. McCabe goes over past convictions to see witch of them might be the would-be assassin.
#14 - My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/2/1990
Jake and Derek negotiates with a slightly paranoid man who has evidence against a crocked oil company, while McCabe gets a visit from a young woman claiming to be his daughter.
#19 - Exactly Like You
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/1990
A friend of McCabe is killed execution style. A witness identifies Lyle Wicks as the murderer, and Wicks confesses. But several parts of his confession don't add up, so Jake continues the investigation.
#24 - You Turned the Tables on Me
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/1990
After several failed raids on mafia boss Everett Ashford, it appears the PA's office has a leak. Evidence starts to point to Leigh Perry, a rising star in the PA's office and the head of the organized crime division.
#25 - In the Still of the Night
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/3/1990
Derek gets Jake to look into things, when the sister of a good friend is arrested for possession of drugs. She says they were planted by her mother-in-law, who is angry with her son for trying to take control of the family company, and at her for marrying him.