The BEST Episodes of Police Woman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2021

Network: NBC

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.

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Smack

#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.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: John Newland
Writers: Pat Fielder, Richard Bluel
Nothing Left to Lose

#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.

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: Douglas Benton, Edward DeBlasio
The Company

#3 - The Company

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 21, 1975

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Gregory K. Scott
Ice

#4 - Ice

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 28, 1975

star 8.00
2 votes
Writers: David Moessinger
The Loner

#5 - The Loner

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 14, 1975

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: John Newland
Writers: Burton Armus
Guns

#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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Burton Armus
Merry Christmas, Waldo

#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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: E. Arthur Kean
Writers: E. Arthur Kean
A Shadow on the Sea

#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.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Jack M. Casey
Seven-Eleven

#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.

star 7.67
3 votes
Writers: Frank Telford
The End Game

#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.

star 7.50
4 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Mark Rodgers
No Place to Hide

#11 - No Place to Hide

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 31, 1975

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Leonard J. Horn
Writers: Sean Baine
Bloody Nose

#12 - Bloody Nose

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 7, 1975

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Leonard J. Horn
Writers: Shimon Wincelberg
Flowers of Evil

#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.

star 7.00
3 votes
Writers: John W. Bloch
The Stalking of Joey Marr

#14 - The Stalking of Joey Marr

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 1974

star 7.00
2 votes
Writers: Irving Gainor Neiman
Requiem for Bored Wives

#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.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Irving Elman
Blast

#16 - Blast

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 24, 1975

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Chester Krumholtz
The Trick Book (2)

#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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Tennis Bum

#18 - Tennis Bum

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 1976

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Gregory K. Scott
The Death of a Dream

#19 - The Death of a Dream

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 1976

star 7.00
1 votes
Father to the Man

#20 - Father to the Man

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 1976

star 7.00
1 votes
Once a Snitch

#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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Alvin Ganzer
Writers: Sean Baine
Banker's Hours

#22 - Banker's Hours

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 18, 1977

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: John Newland
Writers: Dan Ullman
Disco Killer

#23 - Disco Killer

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 25, 1977

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Ernie Pintoff
Writers: Stanley Roberts
Shadow of a Doubt

#24 - Shadow of a Doubt

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 1, 1977

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Alf Kjellin
Writers: Dan Ullman
Shark

#25 - Shark

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 15, 1977

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: John Newland
Writers: Rudolph Borchert