The BEST Episodes of McMillan and Wife

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2021

Network: NBC

Police Commissioner Stewart McMillan of San Francisco is a man with ponderous responsibilities. By good fortune, his wife Sally is something of a genius. They live in the city and have a shrewd housekeeper named Mildred, who is as often as not at odds with her slightly distraught sister Agatha. McMillan's duties require him to intervene personally when circumstances warrant in police cases, and here he is aided by the saturnine but enthusiastic Sgt. Enright. The commissioner's mother, Beatrice McMillan, a brilliant person, independent-minded and a very fast driver, breezes through now and again. In the last season, two of the actors have departed, and the show is renamed McMillan. Directors: Daniel Petrie, Hy Averback, Lee H. Katzin, etc.

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The Game of Survival

#1 - The Game of Survival

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 20, 1974

A temperamental tennis champion is suspected of murdering a newspaper magnate who had him suspended.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Harry Falk
Writers: William Driskill
Guilt by Association

#2 - Guilt by Association

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 8, 1974

Mildred is accosted while serving on a sequestered jury, then another juror is murdered in his locked room.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Harry Falk
Writers: Steven Bochco
Deadly Inheritance

#3 - Deadly Inheritance

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 1975

At Andy Kenesaw's 90th birthday party, an attempt is made on his life, just before a stockholders' meeting of the company he founded with Mac's grandfather years before (Kenemac Alfalfa Corporation, est. 1901) is held to consider a merger bid from Harvest Foods Incorporated.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Lou Antonio
Writers: Peter S. Fischer
The Deadly Cure

#4 - The Deadly Cure

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 18, 1976

Mac is wounded in a failed drug raid and sent to the hospital, where he sees a patient smothered, and slowly unravels the case.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: James Sheldon
Writers: Richard Danus
All Bets Off

#5 - All Bets Off

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 5, 1976

The wagers of sin. Mac is out to retrieve a set of diamonds swiped from his girl in Vegas.

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Jackie Cooper
Writers: Robert Swanson
The Devil You Say

#6 - The Devil You Say

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 21, 1973

Mildred thinks she's witnessed a murder, and Sally receives a strange gift in the mail: film of a satanic ritual. More gifts reveal someone has it in for Mildred and a yen for Sally.

star 8.50
2 votes
Murder by the Barrel

#7 - Murder by the Barrel

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 1971

On moving day, Sally discovers a dead body in a moving barrel. When she leaves to tell Mac, the barrel disappears. What happened to it?

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: John Astin
Writers: Burt Prelutsky
Husbands, Wives and Killers

#8 - Husbands, Wives and Killers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 1971

A valuable necklace under the eyes of Mac and Sally at a masked ball.

star 8.00
7 votes
Till Death Do Us Part

#9 - Till Death Do Us Part

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 1972

Sally and Mac are sealed in their home by a killer.

star 8.00
1 votes
Night of the Wizard

#10 - Night of the Wizard

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 1972

A man is done in by his wife, but he's not done yet. Evidently his ghost is unquiet.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Steve Fisher
Death of a Monster...Birth of a Legend

#11 - Death of a Monster...Birth of a Legend

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 1973

It's off to Scotland to see the laird and the loch, where the game's afoot.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Daniel Petrie
Writers: Don M. Mankiewicz, Gordon Cotler
Freefall to Terror

#12 - Freefall to Terror

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 11, 1973

A suicide investigation reveals the executive had a merger in the works.

star 8.00
1 votes
The Man Without a Face

#13 - The Man Without a Face

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 6, 1974

A colleague from military intelligence calls on Mac, and is murdered. First two-hour episode of the series.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Don M. Mankiewicz, Gordon Cotler
Dark Sunrise

#14 - Dark Sunrise

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 2, 1977

Mac is away on a fishing trip when his house is blown up by a would-be assassin. Presumed dead, he investigates.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Finkel
Writers: Jerry McNeely
Affair of the Heart

#15 - Affair of the Heart

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 20, 1977

The case is clear, according to the Deputy D.A., but Mac has his doubts.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jackie Cooper
Writers: Steven Bochco
The Easy Sunday Murder Case

#16 - The Easy Sunday Murder Case

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 20, 1971

After the crosswords... a woman's husband is kidnapped, and her dog.

star 7.63
8 votes
Directors: Barry Shear
Writers: Burt Prelutsky
Death is a Seven Point Favorite

#17 - Death is a Seven Point Favorite

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 8, 1971

A mysterious note in a football begins a case.

star 7.50
6 votes
Directors: John Astin
Writers: Adam Edwards, Robert Lewin, S.L. Bernard
An Elementary Case of Murder

#18 - An Elementary Case of Murder

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 1972

Mac's old flame is accused of murder and the evidence points to her, or does it? Barabara McNair guest-stars in this unusual episode which was lifted almost verbatim from Season 2 of 'Ironside' (staring Raymond Burr), Episode 9.

star 7.50
2 votes
No Hearts, No Flowers

#19 - No Hearts, No Flowers

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 14, 1973

Sally's next on a maniac's agenda; a psychiatrist assists.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Steve Fisher
Buried Alive

#20 - Buried Alive

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 1974

A WWII intelligence colleague, long since thought to be dead, turns up and is murdered.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: James Sheldon
Writers: Howard Berk
Requiem for a Bride

#21 - Requiem for a Bride

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 26, 1975

Commissioner McMillan celebrates an old friend's wedding, but the honeymoon ends when the bride is murdered, and the intended victim may be closer to home.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Writers: Howard Berk
Aftershock

#22 - Aftershock

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 1975

Unusual interest is shown in the McMillans' house when Sally thinks of selling it. Then an earthquake reveals a body behind the brickwork.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Harry Falk
Writers: Pat Fielder, Richard Bluel
Have You Heard About Vanessa?

#23 - Have You Heard About Vanessa?

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 24, 1977

After a model commits suicide, Mac investigates her lonely life.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: James Sheldon
Writers: Leonard Kantor
The Face of Murder

#24 - The Face of Murder

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 5, 1972

A phiz for the fuzz. Sally becomes the prey of a jewel thief out to dispose of witnesses.

star 6.75
4 votes
Directors: Hy Averback
Writers: Oliver Hailey
The Fine Art of Staying Alive

#25 - The Fine Art of Staying Alive

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 1973

Sally is kidnapped at an art museum. The ransom: a priceless painting owned by Spain that they are unwilling to relinquish. Mac's only clue takes him back to the day he proposed to Sally.

star 6.00
1 votes
Writers: Oliver Hailey
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