The BEST Episodes of King & Maxwell

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Network: TNT (US)

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren’t your typical private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills – not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry – give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Maxwell is a former elite athlete who uses her brains, beauty and Beltway connections to solve cases. King's career in the Secret Service ended when the presidential candidate he was assigned to protect was assassinated, sending him on a downward spiral. Today, King has added a law degree to his arsenal of skills, allowing him to navigate the system in ways a typical private investigator never could. Along the way, King and Maxwell clash over everything, from her garbage-strewn car to his love of wine over beer.

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Pandora's Box

#1 - Pandora's Box

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 12, 2013

In the season finale, Sean's investigation of the Ritter assassination threatens to end his partnership with Michelle as she considers returning to the Secret Service. The shocking truth sends Sean back to the scene of the crime to prevent history from repeating itself.

star 8.08
434 votes
Writers: Chris Downey
King's Ransom

#2 - King's Ransom

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 1, 2013

When a supposed Columbian kidnapping ring abducts a 13-year-old boy, King and Maxwell team up with the FBI to find him before it’s too late. Meanwhile, a blast from Sean’s past puts a damper on the search.

star 7.97
347 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
Locked In

#3 - Locked In

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 5, 2013

When the key witness to a company's deadly chemical spill is murdered inside FBI headquarters, King and Maxwell are trapped in the building. With a killer on the loose and Special Agent Rigby's career on the line, they have only hours to solve the murder and find a new witness to testify at a Senate hearing to bring the company to justice.

star 7.93
378 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Gregory Weidman
Job Security

#4 - Job Security

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 29, 2013

King and Maxwell are hired to locate a stolen cell phone and are immediately put to the test when the search turns into an unexpected partnership with the CIA. Meanwhile, Sean receives some interesting information regarding the Ritter assassination.

star 7.82
463 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Scott Sullivan
Loved Ones

#5 - Loved Ones

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 8, 2013

When the son of one of Sean’s old associates commits suicide, suspicions regarding his death arise. King and Maxwell’s investigation opens up an unexpected case involving a killer targeting the family members of former Secret Service agents.

star 7.64
443 votes
Writers: Barry O’Brien
Stealing Secrets

#6 - Stealing Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 15, 2013

A congressman with a connection to Sean's past hires King and Maxwell to uncover the secret identity of a menacing tabloid blogger. When the target of their investigation is suddenly murdered, their search leads them to a hired hit man and an unexpected betrayal.

star 7.64
418 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Brandon Willer, Bret VandenBos
Second Chances

#7 - Second Chances

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 17, 2013

When Michelle is questioned after an assassination attempt on a visiting diplomat she was once assigned to protect, Sean steps in as her lawyer. The two begin to investigate a possible high-level cover-up to help clear Michelle’s name.

star 7.60
467 votes
Directors: Tony Wharmby
Writers: Shane Brennan
Family Business

#8 - Family Business

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 22, 2013

When Michelle's P.I. brother comes to town on behalf of his wealthy client, he enlists the help of King and Maxwell to solve the case. Their investigation leads to a strange connection between a criminally insane mob boss and the witness protection program.

star 7.51
440 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Alicia Kirk
Wild Card

#9 - Wild Card

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 24, 2013

When FBI Agent Carter is suspended after assaulting an officer, King and Maxwell begin to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. What they find leads them on a bizarre trail involving clues from Carter’s most recent case. Meanwhile, Sean reveals more about his past as a Secret Service Agent and the mistake that led to his downfall.

star 7.43
320 votes
Directors: Paul Kaufman
Writers: Chris Downey

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 10, 2013

When a lawyer friend of Sean's is mysteriously murdered, Sean decides to represent the serial killer, an autistic savant that his friend was defending in hopes to discover what happened to him. Together, King and Maxwell discover a possible plot that has political repercussions.

star 7.22
599 votes
Writers: Shane Brennan