The Best Episodes of Mr. Mercedes

Last Updated: May 17, 2019

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, "Mr. Mercedes", "Finders Keepers" and "End of Watch". Season 1: Two years ago, a psychopathic killer drove a stolen Mercedes into a crowd, killing 16. The recently-retired detective who headed the unsolved case suddenly begins receiving mysterious messages containing unreleased information and decides to start his own, unofficial investigation. Season 2: A year after his thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio, Brady Hartsfield remains hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is nagged by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner

#1 - Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 10

When another murder victim is discovered, suspicions about Brady are confirmed. As the police prepare for another massacre, Hodges fears for the safety of those he loves.

star 8.08
1,292 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane, Sophie Owens-Bender
Fell On Black Days

#2 - Fell On Black Days

Season 2 - Episode 7

Hodges and Donna look toward a new future. Jerome contemplates his place in the world. Under pressure from Cora and Vitalta, Babineau performs brain surgery on Brady. Montez and Hodges effort to get Brady transferred out of Mercy General.

star 7.90
495 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
Fade to Blue

#3 - Fade to Blue

Season 2 - Episode 10

The community reels from recent news about Brady, and the Mercedes Killer's future lands in the hands of the few people who have survived him.

star 7.88
484 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro
Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream

#4 - Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream

Season 1 - Episode 9

Jerome and Holly tell Hodges their concerns about the Mercedes Killer. Tensions continue to escalate between Brady and Robi. As details about the investigation emerge, Hodges, Pete, and Izzy close in on their suspect.

star 7.88
1,378 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Bryan Goluboff, Sophie Owens-Bender
Nobody Puts Brady in a Crestmore

#5 - Nobody Puts Brady in a Crestmore

Season 2 - Episode 8

After Hodges suffers an attack, Ida, Holly, and Jerome rally around him, but Donna is reminded of her deepest fears. As support of Babineau's treatment methods dwindle, Babineau goes over Montez's head.

star 7.79
492 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane, Mike Batistick, Samantha Stratton
Willow Lake

#6 - Willow Lake

Season 1 - Episode 7

As Hodges helps Janey through a difficult time, their connection deepens. Realizing he still needs their help, Hodges brings Jerome and Holly back into the investigation. Deborah confronts Brady with her concerns.

star 7.76
1,437 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
From the Ashes

#7 - From the Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 8

A critical error puts Brady in the center of a crisis of his own making. Holly and Jerome make a pivotal discovery. After a tragedy sends Hodges reeling, he goes to visit his daughter, Allie.

star 7.75
1,353 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: Sophie Owens-Bender
Ándale

#8 - Ándale

Season 2 - Episode 5

Eager to prosecute Brady, Montez turns up the heat on Dr. Babineau. Holly feels betrayed when Hodges' meddling threatens the future of Finders Keepers. When violence hits close to home, Montez seeks help from Hodges.

star 7.68
518 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Alexis Deane, Sophie Owens-Bender
Proximity

#9 - Proximity

Season 2 - Episode 6

A visit from Lou elicits an unprecedented response from Brady, and Dr. Babineau pushes him to communicate. Holly begins to come around to Hodges' thinking about Brady. Armed with new intel, Hodges reaches out to Babineau and Cora

star 7.67
498 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: Alexis Deane, Bryan Goluboff
Gods Who Fall

#10 - Gods Who Fall

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ida is hurt as Hodges and Janey's relationship intensifies. Lou is disturbed by an interaction with a customer. Deborah takes Brady to the cemetery and the two reflect on their difficult past.

star 7.63
1,675 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
Walk Like a Man

#11 - Walk Like a Man

Season 2 - Episode 9

Babineau divulges the details of Brady's treatment, confirming Hodges' worst fears. As news about Brady spreads, Hodges faces intense scrutiny, and Babineau and Cora find themselves in jeopardy.

star 7.63
477 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Dennis Lehane
On Your Mark

#12 - On Your Mark

Season 1 - Episode 2

As Hodges struggles to maintain his sanity, both Pete and Ida take notice. Deborah worries about Brady, who gives her a window into his latest work. Hodges connects with Olivia Trelawney's sister Janey, who hires him as a private detective.

star 7.63
1,936 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley
The Suicide Hour

#13 - The Suicide Hour

Season 1 - Episode 5

The cat and mouse game between Hodges and Brady escalates. Hodges has an upsetting conversation with Janey's mother. Deborah's drinking almost causes an accident at the Hartsfield home.

star 7.62
1,551 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Bryan Goluboff, Sophie Owens-Bender
Pilot

#14 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Two years after retiring, former homicide detective Bill Hodges is still haunted by his last case. When the demented culprit begins to torment Hodges, he embarks on a crusade to bring the killer to justice.

star 7.60
2,265 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley
Motherboard

#15 - Motherboard

Season 2 - Episode 4

Hodges is rattled by the death of a hospital staff member. Jerome offers help in Hodges's quest to uncover the truth. Brady works to master the limitations of his newfound ability. Already struggling to cope, Lou suffers additional setbacks.

star 7.58
553 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Samantha Stratton
Cloudy, with a Chance of Mayhem

#16 - Cloudy, with a Chance of Mayhem

Season 1 - Episode 3

Hodges and Janey dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding Olivia's death. Hodges uses Debbie's Blue Umbrella to turns the tables on Brady. Jerome's father intervenes in his relationship with Hodges.

star 7.57
1,740 votes
Directors: John Coles
Writers: A. M. Homes
You Can Go Home Now

#17 - You Can Go Home Now

Season 2 - Episode 3

Brady welcomes a visitor from his past. Sensing Holly's growing frustration, Hodges includes her in his unofficial investigation. Cora continues to apply pressure to Babineau.

star 7.54
562 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Mike Batistick
People in the Rain

#18 - People in the Rain

Season 1 - Episode 6

Hodges struggles with the past as it concerns his daughter, Allie. As Deb attempts to make a change for the better, Brady interferes. Robi continues pressuring Brady to impress their bosses. Hodges connects with Janey's niece, Holly.

star 7.51
1,457 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
Let’s Go Roaming

#19 - Let’s Go Roaming

Season 2 - Episode 2

Hodges struggles with his cases at Finders Keepers, putting him at odds with a concerned Holly. Sadie senses a shift in Brady's medical state and informs Dr. Babineau. Jerome arrives home from Harvard for the summer.

star 7.49
641 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley
Missed You

#20 - Missed You

Season 2 - Episode 1

With Brady hospitalized, Hodges and Holly rebuild, opening private investigative agency Finders Keepers. Brady's care falls to Dr. Babineau, an ambitious neurosurgeon, with input from his brilliant wife, Cora.

star 7.44
677 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane