Nero Wolfe (2001)

The BEST episodes of Nero Wolfe (2001)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

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Motherhunt (2)
star
8.78
37 votes

#1 - Motherhunt (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/19/2002

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.

Directors: Alan Smithee
Motherhunt (1)
star
8.71
42 votes

#2 - Motherhunt (1)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2002

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.

Directors: Alan Smithee
The Next Witness
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8.54
46 votes

#3 - The Next Witness

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2002

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.

Directors: James Tolkan
The Silent Speaker (2)
star
8.03
34 votes

#4 - The Silent Speaker (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/21/2002

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.

Directors: Michael Jaffe
The Silent Speaker (1)
star
8.03
36 votes

#5 - The Silent Speaker (1)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/14/2002

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.

Directors: Michael Jaffe
The Doorbell Rang (2)
star
8.00
41 votes

#6 - The Doorbell Rang (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/22/2001

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
Over My Dead Body (1)
star
8.00
42 votes

#7 - Over My Dead Body (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/8/2001

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?

Directors: Timothy Hutton
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Champagne for One (1)
star
7.98
47 votes

#8 - Champagne for One (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/29/2001

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
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Cop Killer
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7.95
38 votes

#9 - Cop Killer

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/11/2002

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.

Directors: John R. Pepper
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Death of a Doxy (2)
star
7.95
37 votes

#10 - Death of a Doxy (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2002

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
Over My Dead Body (2)
star
7.94
36 votes

#11 - Over My Dead Body (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/15/2001

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. .

Directors: Timothy Hutton
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Champagne for One (2)
star
7.93
74 votes

#12 - Champagne for One (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/6/2001

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
Watch Now:Amazon
Too Many Clients (1)
star
7.93
42 votes

#13 - Too Many Clients (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/2/2002

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.

Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Too Many Clients (2)
star
7.92
37 votes

#14 - Too Many Clients (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/9/2002

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.

Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Poison a la Carte
star
7.88
42 votes

#15 - Poison a la Carte

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/26/2002

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.

Death of a Doxy (1)
star
7.87
47 votes

#16 - Death of a Doxy (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/14/2002

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
Before I Die
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7.68
40 votes

#17 - Before I Die

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/16/2002

The gangster Dazy Perrit wants to keep his daughter's identity a secret so he hires a stand in to pose as her. But when the stand in blackmails him, he turns to Wolfe and Archie for help.

Directors: John L'Ecuyer
The Doorbell Rang (1)
star
7.65
84 votes

#18 - The Doorbell Rang (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/22/2001

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
Prisoner's Base (1)
star
7.31
45 votes

#19 - Prisoner's Base (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/13/2001

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.

Directors: Neill Fearnley
Christmas Party
star
7.28
43 votes

#20 - Christmas Party

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/1/2001

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.

Directors: Holly Dale
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Eeny, Meeny, Murder, Moe
star
7.23
43 votes

#21 - Eeny, Meeny, Murder, Moe

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/3/2001

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
Prisoner's Base (2)
star
7.22
45 votes

#22 - Prisoner's Base (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/20/2001

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.

Directors: Neill Fearnley
Immune to Murder
star
7.14
35 votes

#23 - Immune to Murder

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/18/2002

Nero is asked to cook his famous baked trout for an oilman and an Eastern European ambassador. But when Archie finds a body in the trout stream, Wolfe must solve the murder first.

Die Like a Dog
star
7.14
42 votes

#24 - Die Like a Dog

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2002

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?

Directors: James Tolkan
Disguise for Murder
star
7.12
42 votes

#25 - Disguise for Murder

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/17/2001

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.

Directors: Timothy Hutton