The Best Episodes of Nero Wolfe (2001)

Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

Motherhunt (2)

#1 - Motherhunt (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7

A baby is left on a widow's doorstep with a note implying that her late husband had been its father. The widow, Lucy Valdon, hires Wolfe and Archie to find the true mother, but soon the case turns deadly.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Alan Smithee
Prisoner's Base (1)

#2 - Prisoner's Base (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5

Archie is arrested for impersonating a police officer while investigating the death of a woman who had stayed briefly at Wolfe's brownstone. Nero comes to the aid of his headstrong assistant, and they eventually expose a scheme to steal a fortune that someone feels is worth killing for.

star 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
The Silent Speaker (1)

#3 - The Silent Speaker (1)

Season 2 - Episode 13

Wolfe and Archie investigate the murder of the Head of the Bureau of Price Regulations, who was about to speak before the National Industry Association.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Michael Jaffe
Over My Dead Body (1)

#4 - Over My Dead Body (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11

Archie Goodwin is surprised to discover Nero Wolfe has a daughter, who becomes entangled in a murder at a fencing studio. But is she really is daughter?

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Motherhunt (1)

#5 - Motherhunt (1)

Season 2 - Episode 6

A baby is left on a widow's doorstep with a note implying that her late husband had been its father. The widow, Lucy Valdon, hires Wolfe and Archie to find the true mother, but soon the case turns deadly.

star 7.88
8 votes
Directors: Alan Smithee
The Next Witness

#6 - The Next Witness

Season 2 - Episode 3

Nero has to testify in the murder trial of Leonard Ashe. Worried that his testimony will convict Ashe, Wolfe does some investigating of his own and discovers a blackmail scheme.

star 7.83
12 votes
Directors: James Tolkan
Champagne for One (1)

#7 - Champagne for One (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3

Archie is standing in for a friend at a party for unwed mothers when one of the guests drops dead. Through she had often talked about killing herself and was known to carry cyanide, Archie does not believe her death was suicide. A little digging uncovers the connection that proves his hunch, and Nero helps bring the killer to justice.

star 7.77
13 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
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Eeny Meeny Murder Moe

#8 - Eeny Meeny Murder Moe

Season 1 - Episode 7

While Archie is upstairs trying to convince Wolfe to meet with a prospective client, someone is in the office making sure she won't ever tell Nero her story.

star 7.73
11 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Christmas Party

#9 - Christmas Party

Season 1 - Episode 10

Archie Goodwin is engaged to Margot Dickey, and attends a formal get-together with her on Christmas Eve. Present is a bartender in a Santa Claus outfit, who vanishes quietly shortly afterwards.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Too Many Clients (2)

#10 - Too Many Clients (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10

After Thomas Yeager hires Archie because he believes he's being followed, he winds up dead at a construction site. Wolfe and Archie's investigations show that the victim had many lovers.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
The Doorbell Rang (2)

#11 - The Doorbell Rang (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Eccentric millionaire Rachel Bruner arrives at Wolfe's doorstep with an extraordinary offer, a disturbing story of harassment, and an FBI tail. Only after Wolfe takes the case does a murder comes to light. As the story unfolds, however, it becomes clear that the Bureau is not guilty - in this case, anyway - and their reluctant cooperation is essential to capturing a killer.

star 7.63
8 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Over My Dead Body (2)

#12 - Over My Dead Body (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12

A women arrives at the brownstone to say that Wolfe's long-lost adopted daughter has been falsely accused of robbery and needs his help. By the time Archie arrives at the scene - the fencing studio where she works - her name has been cleared in the robbery, but there is a fresh case to investigate. And another muder on the way. .

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
The Doorbell Rang (1)

#13 - The Doorbell Rang (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

Eccentric millionaire Rachel Bruner arrives at Wolfe's doorstep with an extraordinary offer, a disturbing story of harassment, and an FBI tail. Only after Wolfe takes the case does a murder comes to light. As the story unfolds, however, it becomes clear that the Bureau is not guilty - in this case, anyway - and their reluctant cooperation is essential to capturing a killer.

star 7.59
17 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Champagne for One (2)

#14 - Champagne for One (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4

Archie is standing in for a friend at a party for unwed mothers when one of the guests drops dead. Through she had often talked about killing herself and was known to carry cyanide, Archie does not believe her death was suicide. A little digging uncovers the connection that proves his hunch, and Nero helps bring the killer to justice.

star 7.58
12 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
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Death of a Doxy (1)

#15 - Death of a Doxy (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1

Orrie Cather, one of Wolfe's operatives, has been secretly seeing a wealthy man's kept mistress at her secret love nest. He is arrested when she turns up dead.

star 7.54
13 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Die Like a Dog

#16 - Die Like a Dog

Season 2 - Episode 4

After Wolfe refuses Richard Meegan's request to find his runaway wife, Archie finds a body at Meegan's home. A dog follows Archie home after being at the scene of the crime. Can this hold the key to the puzzle?

star 7.50
10 votes
Directors: James Tolkan
Death of a Doxy (2)

#17 - Death of a Doxy (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

Orrie Cather, one of Wolfe's operatives, has been secretly seeing a wealthy man's kept mistress at her secret love nest. He is arrested when she turns up dead.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Disguise for Murder

#18 - Disguise for Murder

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Manhattan Flower Club's next visit to the brownstone proves fatal for one of the members. Fortunately, she talked to Archie just before she died, and one clue from their conversation proves critical.

star 7.40
10 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Poison a la Carte

#19 - Poison a la Carte

Season 2 - Episode 8

A lecherous producer is killed at a dinner prepared by Fritz. The suspects include the five waitresses, but no one knows who gave him his food.

star 7.37
8 votes
Cop Killer

#20 - Cop Killer

Season 2 - Episode 15

Two illegal aliens flee a barbershop when a New York City cop begins asking questions. When the cop turns up dead, Wolfe must clear the two of his murder.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: John R. Pepper
Too Many Clients (1)

#21 - Too Many Clients (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9

After Thomas Yeager hires Archie because he believes he's being followed, he winds up dead at a construction site. Wolfe and Archie's investigations show that the victim had many lovers.

star 7.29
7 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Door to Death

#22 - Door to Death

Season 1 - Episode 9

Wolfe needs a new orchid man, and goes on an adventure to find him. Only to find a murder scene at his destination and no way of retrieving the horticulturalist without first solving the mystery.

star 7.25
8 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Prisoner's Base (2)

#23 - Prisoner's Base (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6

Archie is arrested for impersonating a police officer while investigating the death of a woman who had stayed briefly at Wolfe's brownstone. Nero comes to the aid of his headstrong assistant, and they eventually expose a scheme to steal a fortune that someone feels is worth killing for.

star 7.20
10 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Help Wanted, Male

#24 - Help Wanted, Male

Season 2 - Episode 12

After Nero turns down a request for help, the man is murdered. More troubling than that is that now Wolf is the one being threatened. In order to buy some time Nero hires a body double, but will that be enough to keep him safe until he finds the killer?

star 7.17
6 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Murder is Corny

#25 - Murder is Corny

Season 2 - Episode 5

A model frames Archie for the murder of a delivery boy, who was supposed to bring him Wolf's specially picked corn, and Archie doesn't have an alibi. Who killed the delivery boy and why?

star 6.89
9 votes