The BEST Episodes of Police Woman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2021
Sergeant Pepper Anderson was an undercover agent for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Working with her on the Vice Squad were Detectives Joe Styles and Pete Royster. Pepper posed undercover from mob girl to prostitute, and the team reported directly to Lieutenant Bill Crowley.
#1 - Smack
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 6, 1974
Pepper goes undercover at a high school as a teacher to hunt down a group of drug pushers.
#2 - Nothing Left to Lose
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 14, 1975
Larue Collins a police informer is pursued relentlessly by the mob. The song 'Me and Bobby McGee' is the theme used for this episode, which most describe as the best Police Woman episode.
#3 - The Company
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 21, 1975
#5 - The Loner
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 14, 1975
#6 - Guns
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 1977
Pepper acts as a target by offering Congressional testimony against an international gun-running operation.
#7 - Merry Christmas, Waldo
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 14, 1977
In this remake of a "Police Story" episode from that show's first season (but with a different outcome), an old pensioner celebrates the Christmas season by robbing banks through trickery, usually donning a Santa suit and passing a note claiming he has an armed partner (or, in one case, getting a sidewalk Santa to stand by while he robs the bank in civilian clothes). The old man lives very quietly, except that he's a forceful advocate for the elderly. Pepper and Crowley begin to suspect that he's not pulling the robberies for himself, but to benefit other old people.
#8 - A Shadow on the Sea
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 8, 1978
Pepper, a waterfront cop and an old sea dog go after two boat hijackers who murdered a honeymooning couple and seem willing to steal and kill more to set up a smuggling operation.
#9 - Seven-Eleven
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 1974
Pepper goes undercover and impersonates an airline stewardess who is a link in a complex heroin smuggling chain.
#10 - The End Game
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 13, 1974
The police are after a gang of bank robbers made up of 3 men and 2 women. The gang has been very successful and done very little to identify themselves. They have very few leads until Pepper uncovers a clue which leads them to Las Vegas where they believe the gang is from. Soon Pepper, Crowley and other officers are undercover staking out various banks in the hopes of being inside when they strike next.
#11 - No Place to Hide
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 31, 1975
#12 - Bloody Nose
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 7, 1975
#13 - Flowers of Evil
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 8, 1974
Pepper goes undercover as a nurse-on-the-run to gain employment at an old folks' home where the female patients are being knocked off for their checks by a trio of homicidal lesbians. Eventually obtaining a confession from one of the culprits, Pepper confesses that her female college roommate had a crush on her, and, therefore, "I know what a love like yours can do to a person" - Pepper's relationship left intentionally ambiguous.
#14 - The Stalking of Joey Marr
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 1974
#15 - Requiem for Bored Wives
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 29, 1974
Bob Crane plays a freewheeling disk jockey with a chat-show atmosphere in his studio (which he had in real life). The disk jockey's wife is found fatally shot with his gun, and the DJ himself is the prime suspect, since he knew of her affair with another man. The audience saw the dead woman and her lover wrestling over the gun and a shot being fired, but the film editor took a few extra frames off the film immediately after the shot being fired -- a crucial plot point later on when the cornered lover claims the bullet went wild and didn't hit anybody. So if the struggle didn't result in the wife's killing ... what did? An eerie precursor to the scandal that arose over Bob Crane's sex-crazed life which most people believe led to his murder (depicted in the movie "Auto Focus," with Greg Kinnear as Crane). Features a high-octane powerboat chase in Los Angeles Harbor ending in a spectacular crash.
#16 - Blast
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 24, 1975
#17 - The Trick Book (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 1976
When Madame DeSalle is found murdered, and the 'trick book' goes missing, Pepper Anderson and Bill Crowley are called in to investigate.
#18 - Tennis Bum
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 1976
#19 - The Death of a Dream
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 1976
#20 - Father to the Man
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 1976
#21 - Once a Snitch
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 4, 1977
Pepper poses as a prostitute to learn why an attempt was made on the life of the new chief of police.