The BEST Episodes of Nightwatch

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Network: A&E

In the historic city of New Orleans, police officers, firefighters and EMTs working the overnight shift answer as many as a thousand emergency calls a night. "Nightwatch" follows multiple sets of partners in the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services unit who cover the intense and unpredictable period from 8 PM to 4 AM as they battle time and circumstance to save lives. The skills, dedication and determination that these critical and dangerous jobs require are on full display nightly while each new traumatic call comes in. As the city's heroes, one thing remains clear - the job of an emergency responder in NOLA is not only about saving lives, it's being there as a support system for the community of people in this diverse and inspiring city.

Heroes Among Us

#1 - Heroes Among Us

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 29, 2016

Not all tragedies are created equal and tonight, when the men and women of New Orleans get word that one of their own has been seriously injured, they all reflect on the risks they take. Other calls during the night mirror that reality. A small party was thrown into chaos by armed intruders and a bar fight ended with a good samaritan getting seriously wounded trying to break up the fight.

star 8.22
153 votes

#2 - Katrina

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 4, 2016

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina everyone in New Orleans and on the Nightwatch recall their experiences with the storm and reflect upon the significance it still holds in their lives. Amid the remembrances, the city still needs its first responders. Over the course of a busy run of calls for EMT's, the police SWAT team looks to execute a high risk raid. The people on Nightwatch will do anything to protect their city.

star 8.16
111 votes
Saints and Sinners

#3 - Saints and Sinners

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 28, 2016

Like any dad, Titus wants the best for his son. As an EMT he sees just how dire life can get. From drug addicts desperate to kick their problems, to assault victims, to a teenager who drove his car into a tree, nights in New Orleans reveal the struggles of life in this city. Police officers continue to work tirelessly to get guns off the street which makes the city a safer place to live.

star 8.07
83 votes
Teenage Wasteland

#4 - Teenage Wasteland

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 6, 2017

Chaos erupts when shots are fired and a teenager is wounded while Will and Dimitri are on patrol at a high school football game. Meanwhile, Mayville and Stokes are on the scene when multiple bomb threats are made in Ybor City. Later, the ROC Squad are on the move when they chase down a teenager on a joyride with his parents' car.

star 8.07
126 votes
United We Stand

#5 - United We Stand

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 17, 2015

On the Fourth of July in New Orleans, the heat seems to trigger havoc in the streets. Holly, Nick and Keeley arrive at a bloody scene where a woman could lose her arm after a bar fight. Then at the scene of a car accident, a first responder is assaulted while trying to tend to the victims. As fireworks explode across the city, police officers Randy and Devin catch a teenage bike thief and offer some tough love to get his life back on track.

star 8.07
99 votes
Thin Blue Line

#6 - Thin Blue Line

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 20, 2017

Like the saying goes, "If you stay ready, you never have to get ready" and that is a code Tampa's first responders live by. Robb and Bethany rush to the scene where a man was shot by police. Meanwhile, Tony and Dave have to think quickly to treat a stabbing victim. Later Stokes and Mayville rush to put out a grocery store fire.

star 8.06
109 votes
We Give Thanks

#7 - We Give Thanks

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 22, 2016

Every night, the members of the Nightwatch are reminded in new ways to be thankful for what they have. Titus and Dan resuscitate an overdosing drug user just before all hope is lost. Brooke and Landon tend to a young girl with congenial heart failure. Later, a team of firefighters contain a fire before it can wreck havoc. Things get a little bit lighter when Titus and Dan learn that a familiar patient is also a secret admirer of Holly.

star 7.99
148 votes

#8 - Brotherhood

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 26, 2017

As anyone in New Orleans could tell you, when times are tough, family and friends are more important than anything in the world. Those bonds shine when the brother of a paramedic gets sucker punched and a pair of best friends are both in an accident. After one of the newer members of the Nightwatch comforts a suicidal patient, he reflects on the bonds he's forged in his first year in New Orleans.

star 7.99
110 votes
The End is Just the Beginning

#9 - The End is Just the Beginning

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 2, 2017

Each and every call on the Nightwatch can go in one of two directions. But, when calls come from every direction, the New Orleans EMTs rely on skill, experience and luck to save their patients. From gunshot victims to seizures or a moped rider playing Pokemon Go, they see everything on one more busy night before they can celebrate the end of the summer.

star 7.95
111 votes
New Beginnings

#10 - New Beginnings

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 1, 2016

The team celebrates the opening of its new headquarters after 10 years of working out of trailers. Titus has received his paramedic license and his long time partner, Dan, must adjust to their new shared roles in a variety of calls. New to the team, Arcady and Ted, get to know each other's styles in their first shifts together.

star 7.94
170 votes
Mardi Gras

#11 - Mardi Gras

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 5, 2015

It's the week of Mardi Gras and it's the busiest time of the year for our first responders. Working the parade route comes with its own challenges and unique cases. Keeley treats man who impaled his hand on a fence. Meanwhile, Titus and Dan have to navigate a flood of people to treat a man stabbed in the face. But most of the drama happens off the parade route. Titus and Dan race to save an 18 year old shot in the head through and through. Randy & his partner Devin, search for suspects in an armed robbery, which leads to a high speed chase.

star 7.93
138 votes
105 and Rising

#12 - 105 and Rising

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 12, 2017

On a hot and humid New Orleans night, there's no escaping the temperatures as tempers rise and violence swells. The police chase two armed carjacking suspects, while Keeley tends to an injured young family in a car accident. Titus and Dan answer a call from a woman who was formerly a Playboy bunny.

star 7.92
132 votes
Southern Comfort

#13 - Southern Comfort

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 5, 2017

As Titus says "When one of us gets hurt, we feel like all of us hurt." In New Orleans on the Nightwatch, every call isn't just about a victim whose life is in danger, or even a criminal who is breaking the law. It's about serving people. In many calls, from a restaurant in the French Quarter to a car accident uptown, bystanders help out the first responders. Also, a tourist has to be coaxed to the hospital and a rapper whose spotless record belies his style. In every case, the members of the Nightwatch offer southern hospitality, New Orleans style.

star 7.92
144 votes
Dreams and Nightmares

#14 - Dreams and Nightmares

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 21, 2016

The best people on the job never stop looking for ways to do more better. For police officer Justin, the objective is joining the SWAT team and he takes a big step by leading a raid with the SWAT officers. Meanwhile, the first responders deal with a rash of scary calls, a man suffers from amnesia after getting hit by a car and a woman who fell off a roof. And after a man survives a suicide attempt, Arkady forges a bond with him by sharing the story of her mother's own suicide.

star 7.87
119 votes
Fallen Brother

#15 - Fallen Brother

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 3, 2015

The city is in mourning after a beloved Police Officer is shot and killed on duty. Vic and P chase a suspect that following an altercation with another officer. The dangers of the job become real when Vic and P are called to assist other officers who were shot at by a suspect while serving a warrant. Titus and Dan deal with a tough patient who takes a swing at Titus. Holly and Nick treat a woman who has her leg mangled in a bicycle accident.

star 7.87
117 votes
The Ties That Bind

#16 - The Ties That Bind

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 15, 2016

Working together for years has turned Titus and Dan into great friends. On their shift, they come across people who are the victims of crimes perpetuated by those close to them. On calls like these, when they become more than just emergency medical technicians, they are counselors and therapists. They will do everything possible to steer some troubled people in the right direction.

star 7.87
131 votes
Trust the Ones You're With

#17 - Trust the Ones You're With

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 19, 2015

It's all about new partnerships and life lessons. Gavin returns from work offshore and is assigned to a new partner, Ted. Together they treat a woman on a busy Bourbon Street with a badly broken ankle. The SWAT guys head out to serve high risk warrant while Holly, Nick and Keeley respond to a flipped car where the driver's arm is cut to the bone. Later in the night, we return to Ted and Gavin who work to rescue a man who has fallen off a ladder and landed on a roof. Justin is assigned to a new partner and tries to maintain his track record of 100%.

star 7.87
122 votes
100 Percent, Every Time

#18 - 100 Percent, Every Time

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2015

Justin and Randy pursue a suspected car thief; both EMT teams race to help children in distress.

star 7.86
92 votes
Dumb Luck

#19 - Dumb Luck

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 2, 2017

Mark and Austin find themselves conflicted when a man stabbed multiple times angrily refuses treatment. Jerry and Chase are involved in a car chase that results in a foot chase when an armed suspect bails from the vehicle into a parking lot.

star 7.85
133 votes
Animal Instinct

#20 - Animal Instinct

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 9, 2017

Police Officers Robb and Bethany are helped by the K9 Unit to grab a suspect who took off running after a car chase. Fire Rescue's Rush and Rutledge struggle to convince a man with heart problems to go to the hospital. Mayville and Doug are called in when a car careens off a bridge and the driver can't be found.

star 7.84
126 votes
Triumph & Tragedy

#21 - Triumph & Tragedy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 7, 2016

On Nightwatch you can't save everyone, but you try. New partners Tommy and Arkady join a desperate search for a victim who went under in the river. Holly and Nick rush to a motorcyclist to the hospital with devastating injuries. Titus and Dan assist a pedicab driver who has a nasty leg injury. Randy and Devin search for a drug dealer hiding in a dangerous neighborhood.

star 7.82
94 votes
When Work Becomes Family

#22 - When Work Becomes Family

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 19, 2015

Police and EMS teams in New Orleans deal with armed robberies and shootings on New Year's Eve; Gavin returns to work.

star 7.81
80 votes
Dark Side of the City

#23 - Dark Side of the City

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 14, 2016

For the men and women on the Nightwatch, two things never stop: the calls and questions. How can someone shoot an eight year old boy? How do you stop the drug epidemic in the worst parts of New Orleans? How do you get guns off the street? As the first responders do everything they can do to save the victims of several shootings, a drug overdose and more; the police officers chase suspects who end up having illegal firearms. They all find themselves asking these questions and only wishing they had the answers.

star 7.81
90 votes
In the Blink of an Eye

#24 - In the Blink of an Eye

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 12, 2015

Swat officers J. and Alley come face to face with the violence in the city after a high speed chase turns into a shootout with their suspect. The violence takes a bizarre turn when Keeley gets called to a woman whose eyeball has been bitten out in a fight. Titus and Dan head to one of the most dangerous projects in the city in order to treat a shooting victim. Towards the end of the shift, Keeley joins Holly and Nick as they try to piece together what happened between two Spanish speaking men involved in a bloody knife fight.

star 7.81
145 votes
Needle in a Haystack

#25 - Needle in a Haystack

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 23, 2017

Officers Roni and Cooper engage in a foot chase following a stabbing at a nightclub; Fire Rescue's Doug and Stokes try to save the life of a man shot in the throat; the hunt for a carjacker leads Will and Dimitri to the roof of an apartment complex.

star 7.79
147 votes