The BEST Episodes of Nash Bridges

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2020

Network: CBS

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.

Hit and Run

#1 - 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 9.74
34 votes
Writers: Shawn Ryan
Quack Fever

#2 - 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 9.68
37 votes
Writers: Reed Steiner

#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 9.46
41 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 9.44
43 votes
Writers: John Wirth
Apocalypse Nash

#5 - 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 9.37
41 votes
Wild Card

#6 - 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 9.31
45 votes

#7 - 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 9.27
41 votes
Writers: John Wirth
The Tourist

#8 - 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 9.20
45 votes
Directors: Michael Solomon
Writers: Lynne Litt

#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 8.95
20 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 8.90
39 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Carlton Cuse, Michael Norell
Internal Affairs

#11 - 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 8.76
41 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Brad Kern
Aloha, Nash

#12 - Aloha, Nash

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 3, 1996

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 8.73
26 votes
Directors: Jim Manera
Writers: Jed Seidel
Key Witness

#13 - Key Witness

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 17, 1996

Lisa witnesses a murder, but when Nash shows up to investigate there's no evidence of a crime, not even a body. Nash and Lisa team up ala ""Manhattan Murder Mystery"" to investigate.

star 8.68
28 votes
Directors: Robert Ginty
Writers: Reed Steiner
Gimme Shelter

#14 - 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 8.67
15 votes
Directors: Pat Duffy
Writers: Glenn Mazzara, Shawn Ryan
The Messenger

#15 - The Messenger

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2000

A madman guns down five people in an elevator, but leaves a young news reporter alive. Unfortunately, she's as interested in reporting the story as she is in catching the killer. Also: a woman steals Joe's car and commits a robbery using it.

star 8.63
57 votes
Writers: Alan Ormsby
Most Wanted

#16 - 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 8.49
73 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Jed Seidel
Girl Trouble

#17 - 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 8.49
63 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: John Wirth
Get Bananas

#18 - 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 8.49
61 votes
Directors: Scott Brazil
Writers: John Wirth
El Diablo

#19 - El Diablo

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 2000

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 8.47
62 votes
Writers: Jed Seidel, Reed Steiner
Cop Out

#20 - Cop Out

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 25, 2000

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 8.44
63 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: Jed Seidel, John Wirth
Cat Fight

#21 - Cat Fight

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 27, 2001

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
61 votes
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Reed Steiner

#22 - Curveball

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 1999

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 8.44
64 votes
Directors: Paul Abascal
Writers: Glenn Mazzara, Shawn Ryan
Fair Game

#23 - 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 8.44
62 votes
Directors: Jim Charleston
Writers: John Wirth
Kill Switch

#24 - Kill Switch

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 1999

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 8.43
60 votes
Directors: Lewis Teague
Writers: Shawn Ryan
Liar's Poker

#25 - Liar's Poker

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 28, 2000

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 8.43
63 votes
Writers: John Wirth