The BEST Episodes of Janet King

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Network: ABC (AU)

Janet King returns from a year's maternity leave determined to prove she still has her edge, but finds a very different Department of Public Prosecutions. Under growing political pressure, director Tony Gillies has formed an uneasy alliance with his police counterpart, Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli, and Janet's pre-eminence as Senior Crown Prosecutor is threatened by rising star Owen Mitchell, a former police prosecutor, willing to cut corners to win high-profile cases.

The Long Goodbye

#1 - The Long Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 12, 2016

With her Royal Commission suspended, Janet has to fight off the State Corruption watchdog, her political enemies, and ultimately, Ash's killer.

star 8.21
81 votes
The Heart of It

#2 - The Heart of It

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 5, 2016

Despite solving Todd Wilson's murder, the political pressure on Janet culminates in a dilemma: she must either step down or suspend the Royal Commission.

star 8.05
87 votes
White Line Fever

#3 - White Line Fever

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 6, 2017

Janet discovers Darren Faulkes is the mastermind of the betting syndicate, but with no evidence, the NCC is forced to launch an undercover mission using a most unlikely operative.

star 7.96
67 votes
Lurking Doubt

#4 - Lurking Doubt

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 27, 2014

Janet faces humiliation when Dianne Vasilich appeals against her conviction for murder. Her pursuit of corruption uncovers a shocking secret and sees Janet facing her greatest threat.

star 7.94
80 votes
Little Victories

#5 - Little Victories

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 13, 2017

Janet is in a race against time to bring mastermind Darren Faulkes to justice. But the unexpected intervention of an old foe is about to derail Janet's entire investigation.

star 7.92
66 votes
Hard Ball

#6 - Hard Ball

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 29, 2017

As the NCC closes in on the man who forced Clay to kill himself, Janet discovers who is behind the betting syndicate, placing both herself and her father in danger.

star 7.92
79 votes
The Thaw

#7 - The Thaw

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 28, 2016

Following Brett Bonar's death, the Commission discovers he was not only the shooter at the Nobakht house and involved in George Healy's killing, but he also knew Ash's killer. So who is he working for?

star 7.92
87 votes
Game Changer

#8 - Game Changer

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 22, 2017

Janet helps homeless teen Pearl which leads her to the drug that contributed to Pearl's brother's death, uncovering a doping & betting scandal with sports agent Maxine Reynolds as key suspect.

star 7.83
78 votes
Playing Advantage

#9 - Playing Advantage

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 25, 2017

After the death of a young cricketer caught up in a betting scandal, Janet takes a job for the National Crime Commission investigating the dark world of organised crime and its links to match fixing and performance enhancing drugs.

star 7.81
78 votes
Writers: Greg Haddrick
Here and Now

#10 - Here and Now

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 31, 2016

After the drive-by shooting at the Nobakht's, the Royal Commission focuses on the origin of George Healy's gun and the money Todd left behind - leading to a dead body and a link to Ash's murder.

star 7.80
90 votes
The Invisible Wound

#11 - The Invisible Wound

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 24, 2016

Heading up a Royal Commission into gun crime, Janet King believes solving the murder of Todd Wilson will uncover what's fuelling the violence.

star 7.79
92 votes
In Plain Sight

#12 - In Plain Sight

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 7, 2016

After discovering the gun used in the drive-by was used in Ash's killing and the kneecapping of gambling addict Felix Murphy, the Commission launches an undercover operation to find out who shot Felix.

star 7.77
74 votes
Running Out the Clock

#13 - Running Out the Clock

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 15, 2017

If they find the drug responsible for Tyler's death, Nate will get off his manslaughter charge, but Maxine wants him to keep his mouth shut about the betting syndicate. The trial is fast approaching.

star 7.73
78 votes

#14 - Blindsided

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 1, 2017

Janet’s estranged father suddenly re-enters her life suspected of fixing matches for the Northern Devils - a club already under intense scrutiny after their star player punches one of his teammates, resulting in his death.

star 7.71
79 votes
Writers: Felicity Packard
The Smoking Gun

#15 - The Smoking Gun

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 14, 2016

The suspicion on Karen is quickly transferred to Major Simon Hamilton & continues to mount due to his missing Ferrari, abusive reputation, no alibi for the night of Todd's murder & a shipping container full of handguns.

star 7.68
85 votes
Apprehended Violence

#16 - Apprehended Violence

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 21, 2016

With increasing political pressure for the Royal Commission to deliver results, and the container full of handguns so far yielding nothing, Janet is forced to fast-track the undercover mission.

star 7.63
72 votes
Leveling the Playing Field

#17 - Leveling the Playing Field

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 2017

When Janet's father becomes the NCC's main suspect, she's torn between compromising the entire investigation & the need to pursue the truth. But as evidence against him grows, is a daughter's heart overruling a lawyer's head?

star 7.57
75 votes
Natural Justice

#18 - Natural Justice

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2014

In the wake of the drive-by shooting of murder witness Zebina Petrakis, Erin finds herself emerging as a key witness herself in the case against the two bikies who committed the murder.

star 7.53
117 votes
Every Contact Leaves a Trace

#19 - Every Contact Leaves a Trace

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 6, 2014

Janet is overwhelmed with guilt about Blakely's death, and Det. Campbell believes his demise could have something to do with an old case; Erin and Owen are preoccupied with a bikie murder.

star 7.51
130 votes
The Third Man

#20 - The Third Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2014

The search for the third man who assisted in the Blakely murder uncovers an unlikely ally for Janet and the scent of high level corruption.

star 7.32
113 votes
An Achilles Heel

#21 - An Achilles Heel

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2014

A sudden death, a false suspect and a shocking revelation from the witness box all conspire to block Janet's desperate search for the truth.

star 7.17
117 votes
The Greatest Good

#22 - The Greatest Good

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 17, 2014

Blakely's killer is finally revealed, but Janet discovers there's someone higher up pulling the strings - someone powerful and very close.

star 7.16
108 votes
A Song of Experience

#23 - A Song of Experience

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 27, 2014

Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.

star 7.04
163 votes

#24 - Overtime

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2014

After the attempted murder of her family, Janet suspects that she has stumbled onto a wide-ranging conspiracy involving powerful and well-connected paedophiles, including Judge Renmark.

star 6.84
111 votes