The BEST Episodes of Nero Wolfe (2001)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Network: A&E

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

Motherhunt (2)

#1 - Motherhunt (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 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.

star 8.81
36 votes
Directors: Alan Smithee
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Motherhunt (1)

#2 - Motherhunt (1)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.

star 8.73
41 votes
Directors: Alan Smithee
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
The Next Witness

#3 - The Next Witness

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.58
45 votes
Directors: James Tolkan
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
The Silent Speaker (2)

#4 - The Silent Speaker (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 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.

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

#5 - The Silent Speaker (1)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.03
35 votes
Directors: Michael Jaffe
Writers: Michael Jaffe
Over My Dead Body (1)

#6 - Over My Dead Body (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 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?

star 8.02
41 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Champagne for One (1)

#7 - Champagne for One (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.98
47 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Cop Killer

#8 - Cop Killer

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.97
37 votes
Directors: John R. Pepper
Writers: Jennifer Salt
Death of a Doxy (2)

#9 - Death of a Doxy (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.97
36 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Too Many Clients (1)

#10 - Too Many Clients (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.95
41 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Writers:
The Doorbell Rang (2)

#11 - The Doorbell Rang (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.95
39 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers:
Too Many Clients (2)

#12 - Too Many Clients (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.94
36 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Writers:
Over My Dead Body (2)

#13 - Over My Dead Body (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 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. .

star 7.94
35 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Champagne for One (2)

#14 - Champagne for One (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 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.

star 7.93
74 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Poison a la Carte

#15 - Poison a la Carte

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 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.

star 7.90
41 votes
Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Death of a Doxy (1)

#16 - Death of a Doxy (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.89
46 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Before I Die

#17 - Before I Die

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.69
39 votes
Directors: John L'Ecuyer
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
The Doorbell Rang (1)

#18 - The Doorbell Rang (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.62
82 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers:
Prisoner's Base (1)

#19 - Prisoner's Base (1)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.

star 7.32
44 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Christmas Party

#20 - Christmas Party

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.29
42 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Eeny Meeny Murder Moe

#21 - Eeny Meeny Murder Moe

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.24
42 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Prisoner's Base (2)

#22 - Prisoner's Base (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.

star 7.20
44 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Die Like a Dog

#23 - Die Like a Dog

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 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?

star 7.15
41 votes
Directors: James Tolkan
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle
Immune to Murder

#24 - Immune to Murder

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.14
35 votes
Disguise for Murder

#25 - Disguise for Murder

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.12
41 votes
Directors: Timothy Hutton
Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle