The BEST Episodes of Mr. Mercedes

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 28, 2020

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 - Aired Oct 11, 2017

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 8.07
1,465 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane, Sophie Owens-Bender
Burning Man

#2 - Burning Man

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

Hodges gets an unexpected call. Pete has a plan, and Morris starts to feel the heat.

star 7.93
393 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Crunch Time

#3 - Crunch Time

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

Hodges and Jerome have a breakthrough in the Rothstein case; Holly gets a strange inheritance; Morris makes a frightening discovery.

star 7.91
395 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Fade to Blue

#4 - Fade to Blue

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 24, 2018

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 7.90
640 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro
Fell On Black Days

#5 - Fell On Black Days

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 3, 2018

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 7.89
652 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream

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

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 4, 2017

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 7.87
1,582 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Bryan Goluboff, Sophie Owens-Bender
The End of the Beginning

#7 - The End of the Beginning

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 22, 2019

Jerome discovers a connection between Alma and Rothstein. After an attempt by Morris fails, Alma pays a visit to Second Story Books. Hodges visits the Saubers family and confirms their worst fears about Pete. Lou learns her fate.

star 7.80
408 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Nobody Puts Brady in a Crestmore

#8 - Nobody Puts Brady in a Crestmore

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 10, 2018

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 7.80
656 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane, Mike Batistick, Samantha Stratton
Willow Lake

#9 - Willow Lake

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 20, 2017

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 7.79
1,646 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
From the Ashes

#10 - From the Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 27, 2017

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 7.74
1,547 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: Sophie Owens-Bender
No Good Deed

#11 - No Good Deed

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 2019

The murder of iconic local author John Rothstein devastates Hodges. When unpublished works of Rothstein's are suspected to be stolen from his home, Hodges launches an investigation.

star 7.72
537 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley
Ándale

#12 - Ándale

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

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 7.69
688 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Alexis Deane, Sophie Owens-Bender
Walk Like A Man

#13 - Walk Like A Man

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 17, 2018

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 7.68
630 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Dennis Lehane
Bad to Worse

#14 - Bad to Worse

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

Alma gives Pete a scare and instructs Morris to do the same.Pete revisits the local bookstore. Hodges and Jerome fear for Holly ahead of her taking the stand.Finkelstein tells Lou that she must silence Brady. Holly and Lou deliver powerful testimony.

star 7.68
412 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Great Balls of Fire

#15 - Great Balls of Fire

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 2019

Lou's trial continues in earnest. Bill is called as a hostile witness for the prosecution and complicates matters. Holly and Finkelstein draw closer together whilst Morris closes in on Peter. Alma destroys her incriminating evidence. Both Lou and Bill converse with their respective personal ghosts.

star 7.68
449 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Love Lost

#16 - Love Lost

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 2019

Holly visits Lou ahead of her psych evaluation. Jerome accesses Rothstein's records and uncovers an unexpected connection to Ida. Hodges and Montez look into the death of Stan McNair. Morris and Alma are caught in the act.

star 7.66
459 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Jonathan Shapiro
Proximity

#17 - Proximity

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 26, 2018

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 7.65
663 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: Alexis Deane, Bryan Goluboff
The Suicide Hour

#18 - The Suicide Hour

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 6, 2017

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 7.65
1,789 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Bryan Goluboff, Sophie Owens-Bender
Mommy Deadest

#19 - Mommy Deadest

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

Holly takes on a questionable roommate; after receiving an unexpected visitor, Ida seeks advice from Hodges; Alma and Morris decide they need more leverage.

star 7.64
400 votes
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Gods Who Fall

#20 - Gods Who Fall

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 30, 2017

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
1,917 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Dennis Lehane
On Your Mark

#21 - On Your Mark

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2017

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 7.61
2,199 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley
Trial and Terror

#22 - Trial and Terror

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

Alma and Morris zero in on a suspect. Jerome continues to make strides in the Rothstein case. Hodges shares his guilt over Lou's current situation with Ida. Lou's trial officially begins, and she has some suggestions for Finkelstein.

star 7.60
454 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Motherboard

#23 - Motherboard

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 12, 2018

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 7.59
719 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Samantha Stratton
Madness

#24 - Madness

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 2019

As she is evaluated for mental competency, Lou continues to be haunted by Brady. Morris and Alma hatch a plan to recover their spoils.

star 7.58
502 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro
Pilot

#25 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 9, 2017

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 7.57
2,569 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: David E. Kelley