The BEST Episodes of Mind Games (2014)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Clark and Ross Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients’ problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation. Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human behavior. He has a checkered history due to bipolar disorder, which sometimes results in quirky, manic episodes. His older brother, Ross, is a slick con man who spent time in prison. Each in their own way knows what makes people tick. Drawing from the most cutting edge research in psychology, they can tailor a plan to influence any situation. It’s a little bit science, a little bit con artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks. The brothers, along with their team of master manipulators, are offering clients an alternative to fate.

Asymmetric Dominance

#1 - Asymmetric Dominance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 4, 2014

The team is hired by an executive at a consulting firm who’s been overlooked for a promotion she’s next in line for in place of a younger male candidate with less experience. Meanwhile, Ross is worried that Beth can’t keep their secret from the past and hires a con-woman pal to find out Beth’s real intentions with Clark. Later, Ross tries to call a truce with Claire but she still doesn’t trust his motives.

star 7.95
265 votes
Writers: Kyle Killen
Pet Rock

#2 - Pet Rock

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 11, 2014

When a promising, bright college student unexpectedly joins a cult, her parents desperately try to get her out and turn to Edwards and Associates for their expertise. Later, Claire uncovers Ross’ deceit with Clark and feels compelled to reveal the truth. However, when she sees how happy Clark is, she faces a crossroads.

star 7.80
205 votes
As God Is My Witness

#3 - As God Is My Witness

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 30, 2014

Clark is getting ready to propose to Beth. Ross wants Clark to help him save Sam from the wrath of the embezzler she duped, but the favor includes tampering with a witness before a trial.

star 7.80
15 votes
Texts, Lies and Audiotape

#4 - Texts, Lies and Audiotape

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 15, 2014

The team is hired by an unfaithful man who wants to end his extramarital affair so he can return to his wife. Then, after Clark and Beth's car accident, their relationship is tested when Beth's parents become concerned for her safety and consequently, weary of Clark. Meanwhile, Clark desperately tries to figure out what caused the accident while a guilt-ridden Ross struggles to own up to his mistakes.

star 7.79
33 votes
Writers: Kyle Killen, Michael Jones-Morales
N.D.E

#5 - N.D.E

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 5, 2014

A nervous bride hires the team to help her not have cold feet before the wedding, so Clark and Miles come up with a very unusual method to help her relax.

star 7.56
18 votes
Pilot

#6 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 25, 2014

Clark, an expert in human behavior, and his brother Ross, a former con-artist recently out of prison, open a unique agency where they use psychological manipulation to help solve their client’s problems. In their first case, they attempt to help a mother whose young son is suffering from a heart condition by convincing the health insurance company’s head of claims to approve a previously denied experimental treatment.

star 7.51
498 votes
Writers: Kyle Killen
Embodied Cognition

#7 - Embodied Cognition

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 12, 2014

A new client is a precocious child trying to find a date for her widowed father. Reluctant to participate as a dating service, the team wants to decline, but their hearts say different.

star 7.41
17 votes
Judge Not

#8 - Judge Not

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 22, 2014

The team is approached by a desperate couple who recently adopted a baby boy, only to have the teenaged birth mother change her mind and take them to court to contest the adoption.

star 7.38
24 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Kyle Killen, Michael Jones-Morales, Rebecca Kirsch
Balloon Boy

#9 - Balloon Boy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 30, 2014

The team's latest endeavor has dramatic consequences, as it impacts their future and the rift between Clark and Ross.

star 7.27
15 votes
The Sweet Science

#10 - The Sweet Science

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 29, 2014

The team's new client is worried about her husband, a professional fighter who hasn't won in years. Sam senses that Ross is suspicious of her activities and devises a way to distract him.

star 7.26
19 votes
Apophenia

#11 - Apophenia

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 18, 2014

A newly elected congressman considers breaking one of the core promises of his campaign by voting against a bill that would make trigger locks for handguns mandatory. His change of heart deeply affects his young son, so he hires the firm to get his father to change his mind, causing Clark to work through his own father issues. Meanwhile, a cutthroat reporter looking to payback the firm for blackmailing his friend threatens the future of Edwards and Associates.

star 6.91
157 votes
Royal Fiasco

#12 - Royal Fiasco

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2014

Clark is thrilled that one of his favorite rock star drummers needs the firm's help, but the assignment may prove impossible, as the other band members want nothing to do with each other.

star 6.67
21 votes
Cauliflower Man

#13 - Cauliflower Man

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 25, 2014

The team is hired by Jim McKenna, a researcher who tried to blow the whistle on his employer for creating dangerous genetically-modified cauliflower, but in the process was fired and had his life ruined. The team enacts a plan to convince his former colleague to leak documentation to validate McKenna's claims and expose their employer. However, in the midst of the plan, Clark suffers from a meltdown that leaves him bedridden. In an effort to get him back on the case, Ross stoops to new lows. Meanwhile, Latrell struggles to find the funds to pay the company's employees as the firm's finances begin to pile up.

star 6.12
110 votes