The BEST Episodes of Stumptown

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 8, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Based on the graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios – 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.

The Past and the Furious

#1 - 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 7.73
444 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Louisa Levy
Family Ties

#2 - 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 7.73
675 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Deirdre Shaw
Dex Education

#3 - 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 7.72
482 votes
Directors: Lily Mariye
Writers: Nicholas Wootton
Bad Alibis

#4 - 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 7.71
622 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Jordan Heimer, Manuel Figueroa
The Other Woman

#5 - 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 7.70
515 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Heidi Cole McAdams
At All Costs: The Conrad Costas Chronicles

#6 - 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 7.70
358 votes
Writers: Nicholas Wootton
The Dex Factor

#7 - 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 becomes close to a fellow veteran support group member. Ansel struggles to maintain order at Bad Alibi and enlists Tookie's help.

star 7.68
411 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Jason Richman, Matt Olmstead
All Quiet on the Dextern Front

#8 - 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 7.68
221 votes
Rip City Dicks

#9 - 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 7.67
713 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Zahir McGhee
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 7.67
433 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Jason Richman, Matt Olmstead
Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

#11 - 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 7.62
564 votes
Missed Connections

#12 - 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 7.57
806 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Jason Richman, Matt Olmstead, Mike Weiss
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 7.56
376 votes
Directors: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Heidi Cole McAdams, William Jehu Garroutte
Reality Checks Don't Bounce

#14 - 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 7.55
462 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Zahir McGhee
November Surprise

#15 - 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 7.54
509 votes
Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown.

#16 - 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 7.54
1,007 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Jason Richman