The Best Episodes of Nash Bridges

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2019

Nash Bridges is an American television police drama that was created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two detectives with the San Francisco Police Department. Nash Bridges (Johnson) is Captain of the Special Investigations Unit (with offices aboard a siezed boat), a man-about-town, who drives around in a distinctive yellow 1971 Plymouth Barracuda ('The Cuda'). He has two ex-wives, many girlfriends and a young daughter (who eventually joins the police force) to keep him busy. Joe Dominguez (Marin), Nash's partner and best friend is a affable Mexican-American, firmly under the thumb of his Swedish wife Inger, and always on the look out for ways to make money on the side. In fact the two set up their own Private Detective agency, while still working for SFPD.

Get Bananas

#1 - Get Bananas

Season 5 - Episode 8

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 8.78
9 votes
Directors: Scott Brazil
Writers: John Wirth
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Girl Trouble

#2 - Girl Trouble

Season 5 - Episode 4

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 8.73
11 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: John Wirth
Quack Fever

#3 - Quack Fever

Season 6 - Episode 18

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 8.67
9 votes
Writers: Reed Steiner
El Diablo

#4 - El Diablo

Season 5 - Episode 14

A married woman is murdered by her lover and his wife. Evan is beaten up trying to free his girlfriend/hooker from the clutches of a pimp. Joe takes Evan in, but Evan attempts suicide. Boz Bishop asks for a promotion at the detective agency.

star 8.60
10 votes
Writers: Reed Steiner, Jed Seidel
Bombshell

#5 - Bombshell

Season 3 - Episode 10

Sultry criminal and Nash's ex-girlfriend Tamara VanZant resurfaces, this time as a player in a plot to sell stolen plutonium. Joe plans to make a mint by marketing a secret-recipe salsa that's been in his family for generations. Robert Rodriguez stars as Joe's commercial director.

star 8.53
15 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Andrew Dettman, Daniel Truly
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Hit and Run

#6 - Hit and Run

Season 5 - Episode 15

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 8.50
6 votes
Writers: Shawn Ryan
Crosstalk

#7 - Crosstalk

Season 5 - Episode 9

Nash and the SIU discover the Cell Phone Killer's intentions are to kill his doctor. Lonely Joe keeps having erotic dreams about Caitlin. Evan gets fired from his bartender job.

star 8.50
12 votes
Directors: Steve DeJarnatt
Writers: Alan Ormsby
Skin Trade

#8 - Skin Trade

Season 5 - Episode 12

Lowlife Frankie Dwyer returns, this time importing Vietnamese women as sex slaves, as Caitlin goes undercover as the seller. Nash has a tooth ache and refers to Caitlin by his first wife's name. Joe is aggressively pursued by bodybuilder Spike; Evan bumps into Cassidy in his job as a parking lot attendant.

star 8.45
11 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Reed Steiner, Jed Seidel
Cop Out

#9 - Cop Out

Season 5 - Episode 16

Wearing his brother's uniform as a motorcycle cop and impersonating a police officer, a deranged man imagines and talks to his dead brother. Nash adjusts to his break-up with Caitlin; Nick fails his driving test; Cassidy asks Evan for help to move back into a Berkeley apartment.

star 8.45
11 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: John Wirth, Jed Seidel
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Cat Fight

#10 - Cat Fight

Season 6 - Episode 21

A famous mystery writer offers Joe $350,000 for ""Mr. Woody"", while he waits it out (hoping to get more money) meanwhile Harvey stumbles onto a robbery durring a Phil Lesh concert at the Fillmore pulled off by 2 women (Jill Ritchie & Vanessa Dorman)and all Nash and The SIU Team have to go on is that the getaway Harley has a unique design on the side. Finally getting the papers to send Betty Ann on her way, Joe presents them to Nash for his signiture, but before he can sign it and get her outta there, she uncovers that she's found some.....curious irregularites in the SIU files, and it seems that the SIU has a mole. and also Boz (Christian J. Meoli) and Antwon do some P.I. leg work for Nash and Joe to find who stole a demo tape from Dickie Lerner (Rickey Medlocke), a record producer, and it is Rachel's birthday. The last episode i remember seeing out in the west coast.

star 8.44
9 votes
Writers: Reed Steiner, Damon Lindelof
Aloha, Nash

#11 - Aloha, Nash

Season 1 - Episode 7

On the day that Nash plans to take a belated honeymoon to Hawaii with Kelly, a high priority police case unravels, putting him on the trail of the betting book of San Francisco's most notorious bookie and a renegade FBI officer who's #9 on the Most Wanted List.

star 8.42
19 votes
Directors: Jim Manera
Writers: Jed Seidel
Payback

#12 - Payback

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 8.42
19 votes
Writers: John Wirth
Curveball

#13 - Curveball

Season 5 - Episode 6

An embezzler with a twin, along with bumbling Rick Bettina, confound the efforts of Nash and the SIU to recover stolen city funds. Caitlin tosses Nash's baseball out the window after they miss their flight to Jamaica.

star 8.42
12 votes
Directors: Paul Abascal
Writers: Glenn Mazzara, Shawn Ryan
The Partner

#14 - The Partner

Season 6 - Episode 16

Nash hunts for a vigilante who claims he's helping solve crimes by murdering deadly criminals, including a serial rapist; Nash's distant and eccentric cousin, who is also a cop, visits from Scotland.

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Alan Ormsby
Fair Game

#15 - Fair Game

Season 6 - Episode 22

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 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: John Wirth
Danger Zone

#16 - Danger Zone

Season 3 - Episode 20

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 8.40
15 votes
Writers: John Wirth
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Most Wanted

#17 - Most Wanted

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 8.39
18 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Jed Seidel
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Cuda Gráce

#18 - Cuda Gráce

Season 3 - Episode 18

Nash and Joe investigate several brutal drug-related gangland murders and follow a complicated trail of clues to a surprising suspect -- Bruce Sutcliffe, a multi-millionaire from a well-respected San Francisco family. When Nash discovers that Sutcliffe has been a major drug kingpin for years, he risks his job and his life to expose the magnate's secret life. Meanwhile, Evan and Bettina go undercover in a transgender beauty pageant to trap a blackmailing murderess who pretends to be a man impersonating a woman.

star 8.39
18 votes
Directors: Scott Brazil
Writers: Reed Steiner, Jed Seidel
Skin Deep

#19 - Skin Deep

Season 3 - Episode 16

Nash and Joe team up with a tough-talking NYPD Special Crimes Detective (Penny Marshall) in order to track down a famous fashion model's deadly stalker. Meanwhile, Harvey helps Evan track down his lost badge before Nash finds out. A shopping trip doesn't turn out the way Nick and Lynette had planned.

star 8.38
16 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Reed Steiner
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Hardball

#20 - Hardball

Season 4 - Episode 10

Nash and Joe have to babysit Mickey Tripp (Paul Gleason), a motormouth shockjock, after a body armor-wearing assassin tries to kill him. Their search for the assassin is compounded by the fact that Nick has hired them on an off-duty case to find his softball team's star pitcher - a Salvadoran defector named Chus (Jose Canseco), who's on the run from the INS (Karl Malone). Caitlin babysits her roommate's kids.

star 8.38
16 votes
Writers: John Wirth
Kill Switch

#21 - Kill Switch

Season 5 - Episode 10

A juror becomes a vigilante avenging murder victims. Caitlin and Joe go in on a donut business venture. Evan is arrested and calls Cassidy; Cassidy finds a new boyfriend.

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Lewis Teague
Writers: Shawn Ryan
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Liar's Poker

#22 - Liar's Poker

Season 5 - Episode 13

Nash goes undercover as a hitman for a drug cartel. Nick's poker buddies plan a bank heist; Inger returns from Sweden with her mother; Evan gets his engagement ring back from Cassidy.

star 8.36
11 votes
Writers: John Wirth
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Kill Joy

#23 - Kill Joy

Season 6 - Episode 19

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 8.36
11 votes
Directors: John Rubinstein
Writers: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson
Found Money

#24 - Found Money

Season 3 - Episode 11

Rick Bettina returns as the head of the S.I.U. Joe is accused of stealing 3 million dollars from a suspect. Harvey has a torrid affair with a woman he once arrested.

star 8.33
18 votes
Writers: Shawn Ryan
End Game

#25 - End Game

Season 6 - Episode 7

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 8.33
12 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Reed Steiner