The BEST Episodes of Nash Bridges

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 4, 2021

Network: CBS

Fun-loving San Francisco Police Department investigator Nash Bridges is part of the elite Special Investigations Unit. He tackles crime using his keen sense of humor and charm. Joe Dominguez comes out of retirement to become Bridges' wisecracking yet more rule-abiding partner.

Quack Fever

#1 - Quack Fever

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 6, 2001

Nash begins to believe that a 17-year-old boy involved in the Southeast Asian drug trade may be his missing brother's son; Cassidy starts dating a plastic surgeon and considers getting breast implants.

star 9.80
61 votes
Writers: Reed Steiner
Hit and Run

#2 - Hit and Run

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 18, 2000

Frankie Dwyer returns again, putting out a contract on Nash's life while smuggling heroin inside of tofu containers. Nash and Caitlin's relationship is strained; Inger sets up Nick with her mother Ulla; Evan is born again in a baptism.

star 9.75
44 votes
Writers: Shawn Ryan

#3 - Revelations

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 1997

When a reporter is murdered while covering the new ""French Connection"", Nash comes face-to-face with a startling revelation - his brother, a Vietnam MIA, thought dead for the last 24 years, may be alive and in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Lisa's sister, Lynette, arrives to house-sit at Lisa's indefinitely.

star 9.66
64 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: John Wirth
Danger Zone

#4 - Danger Zone

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 17, 1998

Nash and Joe are on the trail of a ruthless gang of thieves threatening to release the lethal nerve gas over downtown San Francisco unless the area is evacuated. Once the area is cleared of people, the criminals plan to move in and rob the banks in the area. Racing against time to capture the criminal mastermind behind this scheme, Nash is surprised to discover that the gang leader is Pamela Smith, a beautiful, brilliant chemist who created the deadly gas. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman appears who claims to be Joe's daughter from a college fertility experiment in which he participated years earlier.

star 9.64
66 votes
Writers: John Wirth
Wild Card

#5 - Wild Card

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 25, 1997

Nash solves murders in Chinatown and helps out an old friend, Cedrick Hawks played by Phillip Michael Thomas (Rico Tubbs from Miami Vice), a professional gambler who is in San Francisco to clear up a bad debt. Also guest stars Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong) as Barry Chen.

star 9.54
68 votes
The Tourist

#6 - The Tourist

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 1998

Nash and Joe are on the trail of a renowned assassin who has come to San Francisco to kill FBI special agent David Katz. Lisa Bridges returns from Paris and announces she's engaged to marry a famous French chef named Henri, but there's a problem; Nash and Lisa's divorce was never finalized--they're still married. The new S.I.U. is introduced.

star 9.47
68 votes
Directors: Michael Solomon
Writers: Lynne Litt
Apocalypse Nash

#7 - Apocalypse Nash

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 1998

Nash and Joe are arrested for the murder of three SFPD Investigators. Told in a non-linear style, we slowly unravel a conspiracy trying to frame Nash and Joe. Caitlin Cross is introduced, the newest member of the SIU and Nash's evolving love interest.

star 9.33
39 votes

#8 - Payback

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 1997

Willie Nelson plays Earl Dobbs, a convict who gets a furlough from San Quentin to help Nash and Joe catch his former crime partner.

star 9.32
44 votes
Writers: John Wirth

#9 - Superstition

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 12, 1999

Nash protects a beautiful rock star who's blood is coveted by a group of modern-day vampires. Boz Bishop buys a new car for Joe at a police auction unaware that drugs are hidden in it. While dog-sitting for Harvey, Evan discovers the dog park is a babe magnet and uses King to score dates.

star 9.13
24 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Jed Seidel, Reed Steiner
The Great Escape

#10 - The Great Escape

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1996

A busload of San Quentin prisoners on their way to court is hi-jacked in downtown San Francisco. Nash has to track down two dangerous escapees, including a paramilitary activist who seeks bitter revenge on Nash.

star 9.04
45 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Michael Norell
Gimme Shelter

#11 - Gimme Shelter

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 1999

An ex-60's radical uses runaway kids to commit a rash of crimes. Joe goes undercover as a shoe salesman to clear Maria of shoplifting charges. Caitlin accompanies Nash to a ritzy ball.

star 9.00
20 votes
Directors: Pat Duffy
Writers: Glen Mazzara, Shawn Ryan
Get Bananas

#12 - Get Bananas

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 1999

Evan puts himself under suspicion after he takes $40,000 of drug money during a bust; Nash and the SIU take down a drug dealer. Nash and Joe guard a chimpanzee, while Jake Cage goes undercover as an animal extremist.

star 8.92
85 votes
Directors: Scott Brazil
Writers: John Wirth
Girl Trouble

#13 - Girl Trouble

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 1999

Cassidy finds an apartment, only to be mistaken for the previous renter who has stolen money from drug dealers. Lonely Joe carries on an online romance, but the other ""woman"" turns out to be Pepe. Evan bottoms out in his broken relationship with Cassidy

star 8.91
87 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: John Wirth
Fair Game

#14 - Fair Game

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired May 4, 2001

A serial killer who picks up passengers in a cab and then murders them stalks the city; Cassidy struggles with whether she wants to continue to be a cop.

star 8.87
86 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: John Wirth
End Game

#15 - End Game

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2000

Nash tries to stop a deadly game in which participants shoot and kill each other until only one is left alive; a wealthy family's gardener is murdered and Nash starts to fall for a beautiful new investigator working the case.

star 8.85
88 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Reed Steiner
Internal Affairs

#16 - Internal Affairs

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 13, 1996

Nash investigates a judge's murder, and unwittingly triggers an Internal Affairs investigation. The Internal Affairs cops go bad, and only Nash Bridges and the SIU can stop them.

star 8.85
47 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Brad Kern

#17 - Manhunt

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2000

A drug gang knocks over a DEA evidence warehouse and proves elusive for the members of the team; Antwon has a seizure while chasing down the leader of the gang.

star 8.85
87 votes
Directors: Don Kurt
Writers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber
Recover Me

#18 - Recover Me

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 2, 2001

Rachel is accused of murdering a man who was helping the police investigate corruption in an accounting firm, but Nash is convinced she was framed; Joe tries to find a ringer to represent the department in an arm-wrestling contest.

star 8.85
87 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Reed Steiner
Most Wanted

#19 - Most Wanted

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 14, 1997

A fugitive is released from prison by mistake and seeks revenge on Michelle. Nash teams with Michelle to capture him. Meanwhile, Nash refuses to partner with Joe on an off duty case to protect a sportscaster being blackmailed, so Joe chooses Evan.

star 8.84
95 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Jed Seidel
Out of Chicago

#20 - Out of Chicago

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 28, 1997

Hot on the trail of a murderous criminal from Chicago, Nash teams up with a KAREN DECKER, a cop from the Windy City who's in every way his equal: smart, competent-and yes, sexy. Sparks fly between them as they track down the visiting villain together -until, that is, Nash learns his newfound partner is not as perfect as she's led him to believe. Joe, meanwhile, hires a pet psychologist to cure what ails Nick's racehorse, Mr. Woody.

star 8.82
40 votes

#21 - Patriots

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 6, 1998

Nash gets involved with Irish terrorists, as well as his ex-wife Kelly (Serena Scott Thomas). Meanwhile, Joe looks after a party-minded Arabian prince awaiting a heart transplant.

star 8.78
86 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: Shawn Ryan

#22 - Resurrection

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 19, 1999

Nash must stop a sniper terrorizing the city by shooting victims at random. A rat infestation forces Joe to confront his ""landlord,"" Nash, about the problem. Evan proposes to Cassidy, but in the wake of a serious traffic accident, Cassidy is left fighting for her life.

star 8.77
88 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Jed Seidel, Reed Steiner
Kill Joy

#23 - Kill Joy

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 13, 2001

Harvey becomes attracted to a fellow ""Deadhead,"" a mysterious woman who is the target of a murderous stalker; Joe is promoted to Lieutenant, but discovers that his new duties mostly involve paperwork; Nick injures his leg and makes life difficult for Nash and Cassidy, who are just trying to take care of him.

star 8.76
80 votes
Directors: John Rubinstein
Writers: Paul Jackson, Tony Blake
Goodbye Kiss

#24 - Goodbye Kiss

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 1999

Nash and Joe meet Lyle who tells them the secret location the SIU barge has been towed to. Joe returns Lyle's chihuahua Ginger who has been held hostage in return for the info. A truck deliberately rams into a van containing three prisoners. Nash and Joe arrive at the accident scene, with Nash figuring out that a phony paramedic van has taken the three prisoners in a successful escape attempt. Nash, Joe, Harvey and Evan arrive at the empty and disconnected SIU. The Mayor has granted a one week reprieve pending the Police Commission hearing. If Nash and company catch the three escaped prisoners, the SIU will be saved. Head of MCD Reuben Banks daughter Gina's immunity deal is also dependent upon the return of one of the escaped prisoners - Gina's former boyfriend, Jimmy ""Shank"" Brasher. The other two escapees are Darnell Galloway and Elliot Wong. Gina is kidnapped by Brasher. Jake Cage of Fugitive Recovery is already on the case, beating Nash to interview Mr. Footman, owner of the stolen

star 8.74
80 votes
Writers: Paul Abascal

#25 - Sniper

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 1997

A sniper terrorizes San Francisco on Halloween as a city-wide Blue Flu forces our SIU detectives to assume beat cop responsibilities. Joe tracks down a hard to find Halloween costume for Lucia.

star 8.73
89 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Shawn Ryan