The BEST episodes of L.A. Dragnet

Every episode of L.A. Dragnet ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of L.A. Dragnet!

From Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, one of television's most successful creators and architect of the long-running Law & Order franchise, comes this modern-day take on the classic police drama. Filmed on locations throughout Los Angeles, this updated version of Dragnet features a group of detectives in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Squad investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles, one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing cities.

Last Updated: 12/22/2022Network:ABC (US)
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The Little Guy
star
8.00
1 votes

#1 - The Little Guy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/11/2003

While trying to protect an innocent suspect linked to the Sanchez brothers, Friday puts his career on the line by killing a cop.

Directors: Donna Deitch
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The Artful Dodger
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6.00
3 votes

#2 - The Artful Dodger

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/16/2003

A customer is killed during a multimillion dollar jewelry robbery. During the investigation, Friday and Smith meet a British insurance company P.I. who attempts to use them to recover the stolen jewels. Friday also knocks heads with the arrogant owner of a private security company.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
17 in 6
star
5.50
2 votes

#3 - 17 in 6

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2003

Detective Cooper looks for help to find those involved in a deadly gang war.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
Writer: Joshua Pate
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Killing Field
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5.50
2 votes

#4 - Killing Field

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/4/2004

When a man is arrested for shoplift, using a missing person's car, police finds in the car the belongings of two other missing people. While in custody the suspect kills himself. Soon after, the detectives find in his house not only torture elements and videos but also human bones and several graves. One of the videos indicates that there was an accomplice.

The Silver Slayer
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5.33
3 votes

#5 - The Silver Slayer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/2/2003

There is a series of murders involving woman and silver found on their bodies. Detectives Friday and Smith think that they have their killer, a man they caught near the second crime scene but he is greatly wounded during the chase. He dies soon after.

Directors: Jean de Segonzac
The Big Ruckus
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5.33
3 votes

#6 - The Big Ruckus

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/9/2003

Friday and Smith are assigned to a case which involves a body found at MacArthur Park. The body is a rich college student. They figure that it was a drug deal that had gone bad but as they find more clues, they find that it had nothing to do with drugs.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
The Brass Ring
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5.33
3 votes

#7 - The Brass Ring

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/9/2003

The fiancé of a rising young Hollywood actress is found stabbed to death in the Hollywood Hills. Detectives Friday and Smith visit a movie studio head and a drug dealer to look for clues and find a shocking secret.

Daddy's Girl
star
5.00
2 votes

#8 - Daddy's Girl

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2003

Joe and his crew investigate the murder of a teenager who was burned and left for dead. Family honor is put to the test when the victom's father wants justice while assailant's father protects his child from the law.

Directors: Steve Shill
Retribution
star
5.00
2 votes

#9 - Retribution

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/5/2004

Detectives suspect an alleged victim of sexual abuse is responsible for decapitating an Orthodox priest.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Frame of Mind
star
5.00
2 votes

#10 - Frame of Mind

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/2004

The killing of a travelling salesman maybe connected to the unsolved murder of an adult movie star's father.

Directors: Joe Ann Fogle
Slice of Life
star
5.00
2 votes

#11 - Slice of Life

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/2003

When fishermen find a woman's headless body offshore, detectives discover she had recently given birth, but there was no sign of the baby.

Coyote
star
5.00
2 votes

#12 - Coyote

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/11/2003

The detectives discover a major prostitution ring while investigating a woman's murder.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writer: David Wilcox
Let's Make a Deal
star
5.00
2 votes

#13 - Let's Make a Deal

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/13/2003

A Hollywood super-agent's infant son is kidnapped. It is discovered that the infant is the nanny's. That is the least of the problems for the Detectives on this case.

Directors: Jean de Segonzac
Redemption
star
5.00
2 votes

#14 - Redemption

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/6/2003

Detective Friday and Detective Beltran find out a hidden secret behind a run of the mill suicide.

Directors: Darnell Martin
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Sticks and Stones
star
5.00
2 votes

#15 - Sticks and Stones

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/30/2003

Detectives Friday and Smith investigate the satanic ritual killing of a teen girl. They look at her classmates including one who admits he should be the prime suspect.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
The Cutting of the Swath
star
5.00
2 votes

#16 - The Cutting of the Swath

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/2/2003

Detectives Friday and Smith race to find the young son of a deranged man who's on a rampage to kill his entire family; and Smith takes the case a little too personally.

Directors: Guy Norman Bee
All That Glitters
star
4.50
2 votes

#17 - All That Glitters

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/16/2003

Detective Friday is concerned that a small-time movie executive isn't telling all she knows regarding her investors and the gangland style murder in Malibu of one of her co-workers.

Directors: Darnell Martin
Writer: Robert Port
Well Endowed
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4.50
2 votes

#18 - Well Endowed

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/23/2003

While investigating the brutal murder of a little-known actress, Detectives Friday and Smith come across a number of people who might have information including a tabloid journalist, a wannabe porn star and a socially prominent Los Angeles family.

Directors: Andy Wolk
For Whom the Whistle Blows
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4.50
2 votes

#19 - For Whom the Whistle Blows

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/27/2003

A woman, missing for six years, is found dead in her car in a canyon. The suspects in her death include her son, her husband, a lawyer, and the company she worked for.

Directors: Guy Norman Bee
The Magic Bullet
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4.50
2 votes

#20 - The Magic Bullet

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2003

The death of a fan at a wild Hollywood party lead the detectives to a record producer with a gun fetish.

Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Abduction
star
4.50
2 votes

#21 - Abduction

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2004

The detectives investagate the abduction and killing of the son of a couple involved in an alternative lifestyle.

Directors: Keith Samples
Writer: Jonas Pate
Riddance
star
2.00
1 votes

#22 - Riddance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/2004

The deaths of an artist an his girlfriend leads the detectives to a case of poisoned drugs. when they arrest the dealer they have to prevent more people from dying and find the man who made the drugs.

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