The BEST Episodes of L.A.'s Finest

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Network: Spectrum

L.A.'s Finest follows Syd Burnett paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna, a working mom with an equally complex past. Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.

Bad Girls

#1 - Bad Girls

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 17, 2019

Syd, McKenna and the team band together as they race against the clock to save one of their own, finally coming face-to-face with their greatest enemy.

star 7.94
279 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier
For Life

#2 - For Life

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

McKenna mourns the death of one of her loved ones with Syd by her side. LAPD detectives are working as a unified force to put an end to Lustrum Holdings and restore peace in Koreatown.

star 7.88
112 votes
Directors: Antonio Negret
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier

#3 - Armageddon

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2019

As Syd and McKenna finally close in on Gabriel Knox, a shocking revelation makes their fight more personal than ever before.

star 7.77
292 votes
Writers: J.L. Tiggett, John Dove

#4 - Thief

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 10, 2019

After a stunning discovery, Syd and McKenna debate who they can trust moving forward whilst also investigating a death that took place at a scenic Los Angeles park.

star 7.76
288 votes
Directors: Lexi Alexander
Writers: Marisa Tam
Enemy of the State

#5 - Enemy of the State

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 10, 2019

As their pasts continue to crash into the present, Syd and McKenna discover that an unknown player has been manipulating them all along. Meanwhile, the search for the missing diamonds continues, just as McKenna is face with a impossible choice; her brother or her future.

star 7.75
293 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Carol Bass, Megan McNamara
Dangerous Minds

#6 - Dangerous Minds

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 3, 2019

It's busy for our team of detectives as they continue to investigate the case of the missing diamonds, and the task force executes a major drug bust. With the treat of Knox looming, both Syd and McKenna must confront some of their deepest secrets yet.

star 7.69
315 votes
Directors: Nathan Hope
Writers: Pam Veasey
Coyote Ugly

#7 - Coyote Ugly

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

While Patrick waits for the election result, the team works tirelessly to find Malcolm Ward, a free killer. Syd offers to tell the truth about what happened at the scrap yard.

star 7.64
113 votes
Directors: Erica Watson
Writers: Michael Ballin, Thomas Aguilar
Book of Secrets

#8 - Book of Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2019

Syd and McKenna’s personal hunt for Gabriel Knox ramps up as they let the Bens in on their search for the elusive Arlo. Meanwhile, a conflicted Syd must deal with a family crisis, while McKenna is left with a difficult choice between her past and her future.

star 7.64
343 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier
… My Lovely

#9 - … My Lovely

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 27, 2019

With Dante back in her life, it’s impossible for McKenna to keep hiding the truth about her mother’s death from Syd. At the same time, Syd is in a mess of her own as Arlo plots against those she loves. As if this isn’t enough on Syd and McKenna’s plate, our team continues its hunt for answers in the murder of the trans woman and her fiancé.

star 7.63
358 votes
Writers: Diana Mendez Boucher
Dead Men Tell No Tales

#10 - Dead Men Tell No Tales

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2019

McKenna is forced to come clean about her past to her husband, and both she and Syd attempt to convince him to bend the rule of law to save a life. In the meantime, our team find themselves trailing a group of thieves who managed to steal million of dollars' worth of untraceable diamonds.

star 7.63
326 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: John Dove
Déjà Vu

#11 - Déjà Vu

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 20, 2019

Time is up – Syd and McKenna need to get Knox’s fentanyl into police custody while leaving no trace of their own involvement. But can they pull it off when McKenna is distracted by Izzy’s strange behavior and a ghost from Syd’s past returns to haunt her?

star 7.60
405 votes
Directors: Antonio Negret
Writers: Andrea Thornton Bolton
Deliver Us From Evil

#12 - Deliver Us From Evil

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

When Emma disappears, Syd will do anything to get her home to her family. Meanwhile, McKenna is on an undercover mission that could lead to the revelation of the criminals in the Koreatown case.

star 7.56
123 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Aaron Carew, Marisa Tam
Con Air

#13 - Con Air

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 13, 2019

A body abruptly plummets onto a busy street, seemingly falling straight out of the sky, and our team is left to piece together the clues. Meanwhile, Syd and McKenna realize they need to trust each other if they want to escape the ghosts of their past.

star 7.53
431 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier
Kangaroo Jack

#14 - Kangaroo Jack

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

Syd finds out that crime in Koreatown is forcing people out of their homes, which gets Ricky Leon's attention. Meanwhile, the LAPD is looking for those responsible for a deadly robbery.

star 7.52
120 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Carol Bass

#15 - Defiance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 13, 2019

Tracking down a serial killer who lures his victims into isolated areas before killing them live on social media; Syd has a dangerous secret that clashes with McKenna's complicated past.

star 7.51
475 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: John Dove, Pam Veasey

#16 - Farewell…

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 20, 2019

Our LAPD team works to solve the mystery behind the brutal death of a trans woman, while Syd and McKenna are tangled up in their own personal complications. As the hunt for Knox intensifies, Syd is forced to face her traumatic and complicated past head-on when an old flame is transferred to the LAPD. Meanwhile, McKenna helps Izzy process the grief from her mother’s fatal car accident.

star 7.51
378 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: J.L. Tiggett
Beverly Hills Cops

#17 - Beverly Hills Cops

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

Now that the Koreatown criminal is sitting safely behind bars, a new case emerges for the team when a college swimmer is found dead in a condition that suggests he was on the run.

star 7.51
134 votes
Directors: Solvan Naim
Writers: Aaron Carew
Bad Company

#18 - Bad Company

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

The LAPD team races against the clock to rescue one of their own.

star 7.49
131 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: John Dove
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins

#19 - Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

Syd and Baines are threatened by an internal investigation into Beverly Gamles' death. McKenna and Walker interrogate Ingram, leading the team to an unexpected arms dealer.

star 7.48
117 votes
Directors: Darren Grant
Writers: Barry L. Levy

#20 - Maverick

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

In the midst of the chaos of investigating a case that involves Nico, McKenna is also starting family therapy, and Syd has bad news for Jen's family.

star 7.45
123 votes
Directors: Ruben Garcia
Writers: Megan McNamara
Gone in 60 Seconds

#21 - Gone in 60 Seconds

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

When the team examines the connection between a new app and a series of crimes, they discover that the crime wave in Koreatown is far from over. Syd also discovers a shocking truth about Jen.

star 7.39
122 votes
Directors: Ray Daniels
Writers: Michael Ballin, Thomas Aguilar
March or Die

#22 - March or Die

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

After sharing the truth about Jen's death with her family, Syd gets unexpected help with the case. Meanwhile, McKenna and Patrick have to make a difficult decision.

star 7.38
125 votes
Directors: Brandon Sonnier
Writers: Pam Veasey
Thief of Hearts

#23 - Thief of Hearts

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

After confronting one of Jen's former clients, Syd and McKenna think they are on the right track, but suddenly their lives end up in danger. In the Koreatown case, the team finally finds the culprit.

star 7.37
134 votes
Writers: Marisa Tam
The Curse of the Black Pearl

#24 - The Curse of the Black Pearl

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 2020

With McKenna's help, Syd searches for Jen's killer as she grieves the loss of her friend. The death of a Koreatown legend has the community up in arms wondering who could be responsible.

star 7.35
164 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier

#25 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 13, 2019

When a boy is targeted by a powerful cartel, two detectives with complex pasts race the clock to keep him safe, but when Syd's personal quest for justice threatens their efforts, the pair must decide whom they really serve and protect.

star 7.32
631 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Brandon Margolis, Brandon Sonnier