The BEST Episodes of Prime Suspect (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2021

Network: NBC

A look inside a New York City homicide department. Tough-as-nails NYPD homicide Detective Jane Timoney is an outsider who has just transferred to a new squad where her new colleagues already dislike her. Jane is confident and focused—and also rude, abrupt and occasionally reckless. She has her vices, and rumors about how she got the job follow her everywhere—but at the end of the day, she is an instinctively brilliant cop who can not be distracted from the only important thing: the prime suspect. The series allows us to plunge into the life of Jane Timoney as we also investigate New York crimes and uncover intriguing mysteries.

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#1 - Underwater

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

Jane and Reg are taken out of the city when parents of a young girl are found murdered in a hotel room. Jane has a hard time convincing the young girl to speak with her about the man that killed her parents. Meanwhile, Reg and Jane find themselves in harms way.

star 8.59
470 votes
Writers: Roberto Patino
Stuck in the Middle With You

#2 - Stuck in the Middle With You

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 22, 2012

Jane and the team find out a jailed hit man may be responsible for the latest drive by at local store. Sweeney orders 24 hour a day security when a hit is ordered on one of their own. Meanwhile, Jane is a third wheel on an uncomfortable date.

star 8.40
354 votes
Directors: Bart Freundlich
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham
Gone to Pieces

#3 - Gone to Pieces

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2011

When a hit-and-run case looks unsolvable, Duffy tries to hand it off to Jane. Clues point to a porn king as the suspect in a case that Jane and Evrard are working. Sweeney receives some advice from Duffy.

star 7.96
381 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: Ron Fitzgerald
Ain't No Sunshine

#4 - Ain't No Sunshine

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 21, 2012

Duffy and Calderon have the unpleasant task of telling a grandmother that her young granddaughter was raped and murdered. Jane and Augie are on the ritzy Upper East Side when a woman is found mysteriously shot during the night. Meanwhile, Jane has a heart to heart with Matt.

star 7.95
382 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Eli Bauman

#5 - Bitch

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2011

While helping out at her father's bar, Jane finds herself without her gun when she confronted with a robber. Calderon and Jane get assigned to solving the murder of a woman found in a dumpster. Meanwhile, Carolina Rivera tries to befriend Jane while working on her father's robbery case but gets the cold shoulder.

star 7.95
595 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Liz Heldens
Carnivorous Sheep

#6 - Carnivorous Sheep

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 29, 2011

Jane is called into Duffy's homicide and kidnapping case after Sweeney calls for all hands on deck. Duffy gets irritated with Jane after she suggests talking with the deceased woman's employees.

star 7.91
669 votes
Directors: Jonas Pate
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham
The Great Wall of Silence

#7 - The Great Wall of Silence

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 22, 2011

Jane and Evrard go to Chinatown to investigate a murder during a game of mahjong. Jane and Evrard can't seem to get a break on the case when a big shot lawyer seems to make all the witnesses disappear. Meanwhile, Reg lets Matt in on a little secret about Jane.

star 7.88
405 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Mike Sheehan
Great Guy, Yet: Dead

#8 - Great Guy, Yet: Dead

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2011

When a good-looking stockbroker is killed mysteriously, Jane automatically suspects his wife. Meanwhile, Jane enlists the help of a hypnotist to fight her addiction to smoking. Elsewhere, Matt is furious when his ex-wife suggests Jane shouldn't attend their son's birthday party.

star 7.84
532 votes
Directors: Jonas Pate
Writers: John McNamara
A Gorgeous Mosaic

#9 - A Gorgeous Mosaic

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

When a Jewish diamond dealer is found dead, Jane looks for answers from his wife. Blando and Jane investigate some rappers in Brooklyn after getting a strong lead. Meanwhile, Matt gets a huge job and surprises Jane with a celebration.

star 7.79
380 votes
Writers: Kevin J. Hynes

#10 - Shame

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 2011

Jane and Duffy are on the case of a middle-aged man found robbed and dead in a hotel. After watching surveillance tapes Jane searches for a wig-changing prostitute. Meanwhile, Duffy manages to get under Jane's skin after making comments about her relationship with Costello.

star 7.73
316 votes
Directors: Jonas Pate
Writers: Nichole Beattie, Tyler Bensinger
Wednesday's Child

#11 - Wednesday's Child

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

When a young boy is found dead at an upscale preschool, Jane and Calderon work to find out if it was an accident or homicide. Rivera calls on Duffy to keep her company while working a robbery case. Meanwhile, Jane uses a personal experience from her past to solve the crime.

star 7.71
470 votes
Directors: Jonas Pate
Writers: Nichole Beattie

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 2011

Jane gets a rough start in her new New York homicide squad when she questions her new colleagues' work on a mysterious murder case. After complaining to her lieutenant about not getting cases, Jane manages to find a unique angle to help solve a crime. Meanwhile, Jane goes to her father for advice.

star 7.58
724 votes
Directors: Peter Berg
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham
Regrets, I've Had a Few

#13 - Regrets, I've Had a Few

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2011

When a young woman shows up dead in the park, Jane immediately goes to Lt. Sweeney to ask for manpower. Duffy and Evrard feverishly search for the murdered woman's stepfather after he suddenly disappears. Meanwhile, Jane and her father celebrate an important anniversary together.

star 7.39
534 votes
Writers: Randy Huggins