The BEST Episodes of NYC 22

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Network: CBS

NYC 22 follows six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. The new trainees include Jennifer "White House" Perry, a former college volleyball star and Marine MP in Iraq with a take-charge attitude; Ray "Lazarus" Harper, the oldest rookie and a former police news reporter with better sources than most seasoned cops; Tonya Sanchez, who comes from a family with a criminal history; Ahmad Kahn, an Afghani native who fought his way to freedom; Kenny McClaren, a fourth-generation police officer with great instincts but qualms about joining the force; and Jayson "Jackpot" Toney, a young basketball legend who squandered his opportunity in the NBA. Their demanding Field Training Officer, Daniel "Yoda" Dean, is a case-hardened, unsentimental veteran of the force who emphasizes basics and holds each cop accountable for their actions. Rounding out the team is Sergeant Terry Howard, a no-nonsense plainclothes officer from the Gang Intel Unit, who trains the rookies on how to keep the gangbangers at bay. With unique backgrounds, personalities and reasons for being on the force, the new cops will make their share of rookie mistakes while they figure out how to relate to their boss, each other and the people they swore to protect.


#1 - Jumpers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 28, 2012

White House and Jackpot try to talk a jumper down from the ledge of a building. Meanwhile, Lazarus and Tonya must locate the parents of a minor involved in a hate crime. Also, a missing dog's owner causes headaches for Kenny and Ahmad.

star 8.23
96 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Ken Sanzel

#2 - Samaritans

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 4, 2012

Lazarus digs deeper when an anonymous Good Samaritan who helped him save a boy from a burning building disappears. Meanwhile, Tonya and Ahmad work undercover on a drug deal, and Kenny and Jackpot find themselves trapped by a live alligator.

star 8.01
68 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: David Rambo
Crossing the Rubicon

#3 - Crossing the Rubicon

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2012

Ahmad makes a quick decision when he and other off-duty cops are trapped inside a bar when robbers hold the place up.

star 7.87
100 votes
Directors: Ken Sanzel
Writers: Richard Price
Playing God

#4 - Playing God

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 21, 2012

Jackpot and White House are first on the scene after a car crash leaves a pregnant woman and her husband trapped. Meanwhile, a plum assignment with a veteran detective isn't what it seems for Kenny and Ahmad, and Lazarus and Tonya guard a raided PCP lab.

star 7.79
154 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Robert David Port
Block Party

#5 - Block Party

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2012

Kenny and Ahmad search for a suspected rapist among the chaos of a Harlem block party. Meanwhile, White House and Jackpot discover human remains which were dug up from a backyard.

star 7.74
97 votes
Writers: Lorraine Adams
Self-Cleaning Oven

#6 - Self-Cleaning Oven

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 7, 2012

Yoda's reminded of his days as a rookie when a drug lord he helped put away is paroled. Tony and Kenny find themselves raiding a house of prostitution. Ahmad and White House come to the aid of a charming con man who's on the run from a loan shark.

star 7.72
127 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Richard Price
Turf War

#7 - Turf War

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 11, 2012

Lazarus and Tonya must convince tenants to evacuate their condemned building before the wrecking ball arrives. Meanwhile, Kenny and Ahmad try to find a pickpocket among a group of vendors, and Jackpot and White House patrol a street ball tournament.

star 7.67
95 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Carter Harris

#8 - Ransom

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 4, 2012

Kenny and Ahmad investigate when a bodega owner shoots two men accused of kidnapping his daughter. Meanwhile, recent muggings at a local prep school hit close to home for Lazarus, and White House and Jackpot escort an injured prisoner to the hospital.

star 7.44
126 votes
Writers: Richard Price
Lost and Found

#9 - Lost and Found

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 6, 2012

A teenage boy creates a bomb and puts it in his backpack, which is switched with a teenage girl's, with Lazarus and McLaren on the case. Sanchez and White House come across a missing child case involving a woman who was once a drug addict wanting back the custody of her son, who is now under the care of a wealthy woman (Samantha Mathis). Jackpot and Ahmad are in charge of a prison transfer, until their transfer vehicle runs out of gas.

star 7.44
209 votes
Directors: David Platt
Writers: Robert David Port

#10 - Schooled

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 2012

Kenny and Ahmad discover there's more to the story when an Ivy League student robs the man who's been mentoring him. Meanwhile, Jackpot and White House are befriended by a young boy, and Lazarus and Tonya try to stop teens from harassing a couple.

star 7.35
124 votes
Writers: Diana Son
Thugs and Lovers

#11 - Thugs and Lovers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 29, 2012

White House and Jackpot investigate a man (Richard Kind) who thwarted a bank robbery and uncover more things about the man's life. McLaren's father (Robert John Burke) visits the precinct and discourages him from dating Michelle, T-Rex's sister. Lazarus finally apprehends the wanted man with the shamrock tattoo on his neck, but fears he may face the consequences for not reporting him when he saw him days earlier.

star 7.34
188 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: David Rambo

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2012

Field Training Officer Daniel "Yoda" Dean supervises six rookie cops as they navigate through their first day at upper Manhattan's 22nd Precinct.

star 7.04
364 votes
Directors: James Mangold
Writers: Richard Price

#13 - Firebomb

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 22, 2012

The rookies are assigned their first midnight tour and investigate an explosion that destroyed a neighborhood house where a dope dealer lives. Meanwhile, a rapper shadows Jayson to learn about being a cop for an upcoming movie role.

star 6.92
250 votes
Directors: Félix Alcalá
Writers: Talicia Raggs