The BEST Episodes of Shark

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2020

Network: CBS

Sebastian Stark, a charismatic, supremely self-confident defense attorney who, after a shocking outcome in one of his cases and a personal epiphany, brings his cutthroat tactics to the prosecutor's office as the head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's High Profile Crime Unit. A group of young prosecutors are about to have the learning experience of a lifetime because, though Stark is seeking to redeem himself, he has no intention of cooling his underhanded approach to cases just because he's now working for the "good guys."

Blind Trust

#1 - Blind Trust

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 22, 2007

Sebastian discovers the body of a 25-year-old woman when he is called to a penthouse suite by a close friend. Sebastian hestitantly agrees when his friend asks him for help. He subsequently regrets assisting his friend when the woman's body is discovered in a ravine the next day. In the meantime, Julie tries to muster the courage to tell her father she has been arrested for drunk driving.

star 9.11
71 votes
Directors: Marcos Siega
Writers: Devon Greggory
Starlet Fever

#2 - Starlet Fever

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 8, 2007

When a popular 21-year-old actress is killed when her car is run off the road and crashes into a canyon below Mulholland Drive, an investigation reveals she and another Hollywood socialite had fought at a club before the crash. She also had ended a long-term and secret relationship with a man the same night. Meanwhile, Julie doesn't tell Sebastian about her attending a Hollywood party with Neal.

star 8.93
45 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Jacob Epstein
Backfire

#3 - Backfire

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 29, 2007

After two cops are implicated in a controversial shooting that kills an upstanding black teen and also hurts his drug-dealing cousin, Sebastian is put in charge of the case. To find the answers to his questions, he must use an accusatory approach toward the two officers, but it doesn't take long for Isaac to disapprove of Stark's way of doing things.

star 8.81
47 votes
Writers: Ted Humphrey
Wayne's World

#4 - Wayne's World

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2007

Sebastian's new case seems to be the easiest one he could get. He's prosecuting a suspected serial killer accused of murdering five women and seriously injuring a sixth who was lucky enough to escape from his house. But the victim is reluctant to testify when she learns that the killer will be interrogating her.

star 8.79
76 votes
Writers:
Here Comes The Judge

#5 - Here Comes The Judge

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 15, 2007

The wife of an ultraconservative judge known for giving harsh sentences, who had also tried to have Sebastian disbarred twice, is murdered in an apparent robbery attempt at LAX. The judge becomes Sebastian's prime suspect when he learns the judge's marriage had been in trouble and he had been anticipating confirmation to the Federal Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, Julie plans a fancy dinner to say goodbye to Neal when she discovers he will no longer be her bodyguard.

star 8.70
69 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Ken Woodruff
Teacher's Pet

#6 - Teacher's Pet

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2007

Sebastian prosecutes the murder billionaire real estate developer who was making tabloid-headlines because of problems with his young second wife, Sonja. Both she and resentful 16-year-old son, Dylan, are the prime suspect of the case.Meanwhile, fearing for Julie's safety in the wake of his last case, Sebastian hires a bodyguard to shadow her whenever she leaves their home.

star 8.65
74 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Kevin Falls, Bill Chais
Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark

#7 - Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 3, 2007

An old friend of Stark is back. But this time, Stark gets a second chance at justice when he puts Wayne Callison on trial for another murder. Because of the exact same wounds as the previous victim, Callison is accused of murdering another young woman.

star 8.57
46 votes
Wayne's World 3: Killer Shark

#8 - Wayne's World 3: Killer Shark

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired May 20, 2008

In the second season finale, Stark's nemesis, Wayne Callison, has escaped prison with one mission in mind: revenge against Stark through any means necessary.

star 8.41
69 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Ian Biederman
Bar Fight

#9 - Bar Fight

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 29, 2008

Stark faces a formal disbarment hearing, and while he awaits the verdict a back-room deal with the State Attorney's office may save him if he and his team can put away the people responsible for Sarah Belkin's 1996 murder.

star 8.26
101 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Bill Chais, Ian Biederman
Every Breath You Take

#10 - Every Breath You Take

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 2007

A prisoner, recently released from prison after a five year stay, stalks and then murders a female tennis star. Jessica is guilt ridden for the death since she didn't get the conviction upheld.

star 8.00
71 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Ted Humphrey
Shaun of the Dead

#11 - Shaun of the Dead

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 9, 2007

Stark has difficulty investigating the murder of a groupie when the singer and his group not only peddle their stories to the tabloids, but actively work against finding the truth.

star 8.00
125 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Gary Glasberg, Ken Woodruff
The Wrath of Khan

#12 - The Wrath of Khan

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 2007

Stark goes after a millionaire arms broker who is supplying explosives to L.A. gangs that have caused three car bombings and nine fatalities over the past five months. Making things more difficult is the FBI, which wants to take over the case, but Sebastian won't allow it because Casey has been kidnapped and may be killed if the broker escapes the country.

star 7.98
44 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Keith Eisner
Strange Bedfellows

#13 - Strange Bedfellows

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 26, 2007

With the discovery of an 11-year-old boy who went missing four years ago comes one of the most confusing case for Stark. During those four years, the young boy was living with his kidnapper and was identifying himself as his son. Sebastian must disprove the kidnapper's claim that he was in fact protecting the boy from abusive parents.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Michael Oates Palmer
Dr. Laura

#14 - Dr. Laura

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2007

Jessica finds herself in trouble when her friend, Medical Examiner Laura Fields, is caught tampering with evidence in their murder case. When confronted in court, she accuses Jessica of having pressured her for a false testimony and to arrange the evidences to gain a conviction, when Jessica was the D.A.

star 7.82
128 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Jacob Epstein
Trial By Fire

#15 - Trial By Fire

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 5, 2007

While Stark and Raina are prosecuting a cold-blooded killer, a convicted armed robber from another case enters the courtroom and takes everyone hostage and hopes to reverse his conviction.

star 7.79
19 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Ian Biederman
In the Crosshairs

#16 - In the Crosshairs

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2007

The mayor places undue pressure on Sebastian and his team to identify, locate, and convict a serial freeway sniper who is causing city-wide panic in Los Angeles.

star 7.78
105 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Keith Eisner
Partners in Crime

#17 - Partners in Crime

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 27, 2008

Sebastian's life is in jeopardy when it turns out the fatal shooting of his former law partner was supposed to be a hit on him.

star 7.77
99 votes
Directors: David J. Miller
Writers: Bill Chais, Ian Biederman
Leaving Las Vegas

#18 - Leaving Las Vegas

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired May 6, 2008

Although reluctantly, Sebastian accepts a seven-figure retainer to defend a crooked casino owner who allegedly murdered the head of operations at his casino.

star 7.77
100 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Keith Eisner
Fall From Grace

#19 - Fall From Grace

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 19, 2007

In his new case, Stark goes against one of his former legal protégé. He must prosecutes the murder of a young professor who was pushed from the balcony of his wife's boyfriend's apartment.

star 7.76
17 votes
One Hit Wonder

#20 - One Hit Wonder

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired May 13, 2008

Stark comes back to work at the DA's office when a talented young female musician is found dead.

star 7.76
99 votes
Directors: Steve Robman
Writers: Ted Humphrey
Student Body

#21 - Student Body

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2007

The search for the bomber of a school campus and the killer of a co-ed leads to a young chemical engineering student who has been sending incriminating letters about exacting revenge on his condescending peers. But when the case is ready to go to trial, Danny is seduced by the student claim of innocence and convinces Sebastian to let him search for another suspect.

star 7.76
103 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Bill Chais, Gardner Stern, Ian Biederman
LAPD Blue

#22 - LAPD Blue

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2006

Stark has a new case, the murder of an undercover narcotics detective by a drug dealer. He will have to deal with the murdered cop's partners, who are hesitant to trust or help him because he often used questionable means to win acquittals for his often-guilty clients when he was a defense attorney.

star 7.75
151 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Ian Biederman
No Holds Barred

#23 - No Holds Barred

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 2007

After a popular ultimate fighter commits suicide, an investigation reveals he had been the third fighter in the league to commit suicide and the league CEO had been pushing steroids on the players. Following the results of the investigation, Sebastian charges the CEO with murder.

star 7.72
101 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Ken Woodruff
Dial M for Monica

#24 - Dial M for Monica

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2006

An assistant district attorney is gunned down along with a high-priced hooker in the prostitute's car. The investigation reports the victim had wanted to prosecute narcotics cases and not domestic disputes, and she may have been working the call girl on targeting a drug dealer with whom she had a relationship. Meanwhile, Julie considers going to the next step with Eddie.

star 7.68
22 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Michael Oates Palmer, Ian Biederman
Déjà Vu All Over Again

#25 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2006

After an 8-year-old girl is kidnapped from a park and murdered, Stark believes this new case could be linked to a similar crime committed 15 years ago. In the former case, the main suspect had been defended by Stark himself and prosecuted by Jessica Devlin, and the man had been convicted of the murder. Meanwhile, a young man tells Julie he believes his late father and her mother had an affair while she was still married to Stark.

star 7.65
23 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Michael Oates Palmer