The BEST Episodes of Stumptown

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Dex Parios is a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

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All Hands on Dex

#1 - All Hands on Dex

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 25, 2020

To get justice, Dex takes matters into her own hands after finding herself at the forefront of a murder investigation where she's the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Hoffman struggles to remain impartial in the investigation and could lose everything if he continues to help Dex. Elsewhere, Grey attempts to work on his budding relationship with his estranged father while a familiar face from the past makes a surprise visit.

star 7.80
554 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Derek Jennings, Jason Richman
All Quiet on the Dextern Front

#2 - All Quiet on the Dextern Front

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 4, 2020

Dex takes on a case helping a mother who has lost custody of her children, which triggers parallels to her time in Afghanistan; Dex spirals and must face the reasons behind Benny's death; Grey and Tookie coach Ansel on how to ask a girl out.

star 7.73
546 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Louisa Levy, Woody Strassner
The Dex Files

#3 - The Dex Files

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2020

Dex's former client Jeremy introduces her to Major Elders who has intel on Benny's death. Dex, suspicious of the information and looking for answers, investigates a potential cover up involving Benny's unit in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, Hoffman and his partner, Lee, work closely on a sting operation which shockingly involves a familiar face. Meanwhile, Grey's newfound relationship with his father is tested.

star 7.71
527 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Ariel Hall, Nicholas Wootton
At All Costs: The Conrad Costas Chronicles

#4 - At All Costs: The Conrad Costas Chronicles

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 19, 2020

Dex and Grey venture to Los Angeles to help a client who believes her Hollywood script has been plagiarized by a former classmate. Reluctantly, Grey leaves Ansel and Tookie in charge of The Bad Alibi, and against his wishes, Tookie hosts a birthday party at the bar. Panic sets in when they discover a valuable is missing.

star 7.67
585 votes
Writers: Nicholas Wootton
The Past and the Furious

#5 - The Past and the Furious

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2020

With Sue Lynn's help, Dex works to find a fellow veteran's birth parents after he discovers that he's adopted. Meanwhile, Ansel creates a birthday bucket list for turning twenty-one and enlists Grey's help to complete each item. Elsewhere, Grey continues to work with Hoffman and goes undercover to infiltrate a car ring operation.

star 7.67
611 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Louisa Levy
Bad Alibis

#6 - Bad Alibis

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2019

Despite being ordered by Lieutenant Cosgrove to take time off, Hoffman enlists Dex's help to investigate a case. Meanwhile, Tookie's culinary skills come in handy at Bad Alibi, and Dex stresses over an interview to become a certified PI.

star 7.66
783 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Jordan Heimer, Manuel Figueroa
Family Ties

#7 - Family Ties

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2019

Dex faces off against Artie Banks to take down wealthy real estate mogul Randall Tapper. Meanwhile, Detective Cosgrove leads an investigation to find Wallace Kane, a prisoner on the loose.

star 7.65
822 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Deirdre Shaw
The Other Woman

#8 - The Other Woman

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 4, 2019

Dex is confronted with unresolved feelings from her past when she is hired by Sue Lynn to investigate a case with the widow of Dex’s former flame. Meanwhile, Dex and Grey’s friendship is put to the test by his new romance with Liz.

star 7.65
674 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Heidi Cole McAdams
Dex Education

#9 - Dex Education

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 11, 2019

Dex goes undercover as a high school substitute teacher after an old classmate of hers enlists her help to find out who planted drugs on her daughter. Meanwhile, Dex and Liz’s relationship gets too close for comfort.

star 7.65
636 votes
Directors: Lily Mariye
Writers: Nicholas Wootton
Dirty Dexy Money

#10 - Dirty Dexy Money

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

Dex becomes fast friends with a new client, the owner of a male strip club who has been mysteriously losing money. Grey continues to help Hoffman and his new partner on the carjacking case.

star 7.64
602 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Jason Richman, Matt Olmstead
Rip City Dicks

#11 - Rip City Dicks

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

In hopes of becoming a certified private investigator, Dex seeks mentorship from veteran PI Artie Banks. Meanwhile, Hoffman grows suspicious of Grey after evidence proves that he has a connection to a victim in his case.

star 7.63
863 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Zahir McGhee
The Dex Factor

#12 - The Dex Factor

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 5, 2020

Dex goes under cover as a potential buyer to help Hoffman and Grey with the next phase of their drug case. Dex gets close to a fellow veteran support group member. Ansel struggles to maintain order at Bad Alibi and enlists Tookie's help.

star 7.62
586 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Jason Richman, Matt Olmstead
Til Dex Do Us Part

#13 - Til Dex Do Us Part

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 12, 2020

Dex is hired to investigate a bride's fiancé after suspicions arise regarding the motives behind the hurried nuptials. Dex asks Hoffman for help with the case and discovers there's more to this couple than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Hoffman goes head-to-head with his father when he learns that he will be representing a suspect in Hoffman's case. Back at The Bad Alibi, Tookie and Ansel propose a new business idea to a reluctant Grey.

star 7.58
571 votes
Directors: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Heidi Cole McAdams, William Jehu Garroutte
Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

#14 - Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

When Dex’s ex Fiona, a famous musician, comes into town for a performance, Dex must protect her from a stalker. Meanwhile, Grey continues to receive the cold shoulder from Dex, and Tookie and Lieutenant Cosgrove develop a new friendship.

star 7.57
726 votes
Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown.

#15 - Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown.

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2019

Dex Parios - a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of - works as a PI in Portland, Oregon. With only herself to rely on, she solves other people's messes with a blind eye toward her own, finding herself at odds with the police and in the firing line of criminals.

star 7.53
1,183 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Jason Richman
Missed Connections

#16 - Missed Connections

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2019

Dex is hired by a wealthy man to search for a woman whom he recently met, but she quickly learns that the task is not as simple as it seems. Meanwhile, Dex and Grey’s history unfolds.

star 7.53
968 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Jason Richman, Matt Olmstead, Mike Weiss
Reality Checks Don't Bounce

#17 - Reality Checks Don't Bounce

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 8, 2020

Dex is hired by a famous TV judge to help find his prodigal brother but soon finds that she is not the only one looking for him. Elsewhere, after a carjacking under his watch, Hoffman enlists Grey’s help in tracking down the carjackers. Back at home, Dex isn’t prepared for Ansel’s unexpected news.

star 7.52
618 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Derek Jennings, Zahir McGhee
November Surprise

#18 - November Surprise

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

Dex goes undercover after she is hired by a local politician to dig up dirt on his political opponent. Meanwhile, Grey and Liz’s romance continues, and Dex celebrates Friendsgiving with the group.

star 7.49
669 votes