The BEST Episodes of McCloud

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: NBC

A "fish-out-of-water" cop show about a New Mexico lawman assigned to a Manhattan precinct. There's a healthy dose of matchstick-chewing and down-home phrases, but McCloud is one sharp country slicker who teaches his city counterparts a thing or two about nailing bad guys.

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Encounter with Aries

#1 - Encounter with Aries

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 1971

The wife of an astrologer and widely-syndicated newspaper columnist is kidnapped in broad daylight.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Peter Allan Fields
Somebody's Out to Get Jennie

#2 - Somebody's Out to Get Jennie

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 24, 1971

An industrial engineer is thought to have died in an air crash, and his secretary is driven into a mental hospital.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jack Smight
Writers: Robert Presnell Jr.
Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue

#3 - Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 1970

(NOTE: For repeats, this episode was known as "Manhattan Manhunt, Part 1"). McCloud is becoming famous thanks to press coverage. It doesn't endear him to the boys in blue, who have to deal with a string of drugstore holdups.

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Glen A. Larson
Portrait of a Dead Girl (aka Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?)

#4 - Portrait of a Dead Girl (aka Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 17, 1970

McCloud escorts a witness from New Mexico to New York City, but loses him to kidnappers and finds himself in a murder case involving Puerto Rican nationalists, a lady novelist, a Wall Street lawyer, and a dead beauty pageant winner.

star 7.83
12 votes
Writers: Richard Levinson, Stanford Whitmore, William Link
Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?

#5 - Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1970

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Man from Taos, Part 1"). McCloud goes to help a lady in distress, but gets caught in a shootout that sends him back to Taos on Chief Clifford's orders. At the last minute, the Chief is kidnapped to force McCloud to act as a courier to Paris.

star 7.63
8 votes
Directors: Douglas Heyes
Writers: Douglas Heyes, Leslie Stevens
The Concrete Corral

#6 - The Concrete Corral

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 1970

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 1"). McCloud is assigned to shepherd the cowboys at a visiting rodeo. They're old friends, and one of them is killed by a jealous rival over a woman, it appears.

star 7.50
2 votes
Writers: David P. Harmon, Warren Douglas
The Stage is All the World

#7 - The Stage is All the World

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 1970

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Manhattan Manhunt, Part 2"). McCloud, whose new-found celebrity (thanks to an article by Chris Coughlin in the Chronicle) vexes the Department, is assigned to protect a British theatrical maven who has received letters assailing his ""filthy, obscene"" productions and threatening his life.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Norman Hudis
The Concrete Jungle Caper

#8 - The Concrete Jungle Caper

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 24, 1974

The international drug trade and a dealer named Harry Hague have McCloud undercover and in prison to root out the Rhigas family of distributors.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: Lou Shaw
Walk in the Dark

#9 - Walk in the Dark

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 1970

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Murder Arena, Part 2"). McCloud complains about his assignment to rodeo detail, so Chief Clifford sends him to Special Auxiliary Force VI under the command of Sgt. Dameron, where he works to catch a murderer in Central Park.

star 6.50
2 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Leslie Stevens
The Barefoot Stewardess Caper

#10 - The Barefoot Stewardess Caper

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 3, 1972

A bevy of international stewardesses have a second career as cat burglars.

star 6.00
1 votes
Writers: Glen A. Larson, Michael Gleason
Our Man in Paris

#11 - Our Man in Paris

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 1970

(NOTE: For televised repeats, this episode was known as "Man from Taos, Part 2"). In Paris, McCloud and a stewardess try to locate a mysterious arms smuggler with ties to an American mogul and a New York gubernatorial candidate.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Douglas Heyes
Top of the World, Ma!

#12 - Top of the World, Ma!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 3, 1971

A football player from Ohio who needs an operation goes to find the New York mobster who owes him money.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Alex March
Writers: Peter Allan Fields, Ray Danton
The Disposal Man

#13 - The Disposal Man

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 29, 1971

A nabob is menaced by a professional killer with an unknown employer.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Boris Sagal
Writers: Dean Hargrove, Mel Arrighi
A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley

#14 - A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 12, 1972

Stolen penicillin is diluted and sent south of the border by the director of a famous cemetery.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jack Smight
Writers: Peter Allan Fields
Fifth Man in a String Quartet

#15 - Fifth Man in a String Quartet

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 2, 1972

A musician is framed for the killing of his teacher, a violinist whose long-lost brother was in the mob.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin
Give My Regrets to Broadway

#16 - Give My Regrets to Broadway

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 1972

A Broadway producer is implicated in the murder of a detective investigating his business practices.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Lou Antonio
Writers: Peter Allan Fields
The New Mexican Connection

#17 - The New Mexican Connection

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 1972

A TV commentator's critique of police shootings tarnishes the department's stakeout squad, and Chris Coughlin is threatened to force the release of a murder suspect extradited to Taos by McCloud.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Park Avenue Rustlers

#18 - The Park Avenue Rustlers

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 24, 1972

As part of a pilot program, McCloud is assigned a female partner, and the two go undercover against a big-time auto theft ring.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Sy Salkowitz
Showdown at the End of the World

#19 - Showdown at the End of the World

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 7, 1973

An ambitious junior executive in the mob uses fashion models to transport heroin into New York.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Lou Antonio
Writers: Robert Hamner
The Million Dollar Round Up

#20 - The Million Dollar Round Up

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 1973

A dying Roman mobster wills his ""Saracen Horse,"" a jewel-encrusted green jade treasure, to any of his criminal colleagues who can take possession of it.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Douglas Heyes
Writers: Douglas Heyes
Butch Cassidy Rides Again

#21 - Butch Cassidy Rides Again

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 1973

The NYPD demonstrates a bank robbery on live closed-circuit TV, and is bushwhacked by a gang of antiquated outlaws.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Barry Shear
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Solid Gold Swingers

#22 - The Solid Gold Swingers

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 1973

While answering a high-rise apartment burglary call, McCloud stumbles on a body, which then disappears. The case leads to a VIP madam under indictment, whose girls are apparently being murdered by a serial killer.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Lou Antonio
Writers: Michael Gleason
A Cowboy in Paradise

#23 - A Cowboy in Paradise

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 1974

Just before presenting a rackets case, Chief Clifford goes to Hawaii for a police conference. Taos sends McCloud, too, and the Marshal is obliged to dragoon a vacationing N.Y. policewoman when the Chief is set up on a murder charge.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Jimmy Sangster
The Colorado Cattle Caper

#24 - The Colorado Cattle Caper

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 24, 1974

Modern-day cattle rustlers ship lethally contaminated beef to New York.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Robert Day
Writers: Michael Gleason
This Must Be the Alamo

#25 - This Must Be the Alamo

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 24, 1974

During a heat wave, Chief Clifford is called away and leaves Sgt. Broadhurst in charge. A football gambling ring that scores with ""inside dope on injuries"" loses a little black book and begins eliminating witnesses in a search for it, leading to an assault on precinct headquarters.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Glen A. Larson