S.W.A.T. (2017)

The BEST episodes of S.W.A.T. (2017)

Every episode of S.W.A.T. (2017) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of S.W.A.T. (2017)!

Los Angeles S.W.A.T. Lieutenant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson is assigned to lead a highly-skilled unit in the community where he grew up. Torn between loyalty to the streets where the cops are sometimes the enemy, and allegiance to his brothers in blue, he strategically straddles these two worlds. Hondo encourages his team to rely on communication and respect over force and aggression, but when a crisis erupts, these unflinching men and women are prepared to put their tactical training to the test.

Last Updated: 8/6/2022Network: CBS
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School
star
8.04
1028 votes

#1 - School

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/3/2019

The SWAT team faces difficult reminders of a past school shooting when they receive a warning that a copycat plans to re-enact the crime. As the team races to stop the new threat, they flash back to the day of the tense first mission.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Kangaroo
star
7.95
953 votes

#2 - Kangaroo

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/16/2019

The SWAT team goes in pursuit again of the militant group The Emancipators when the criminals hold a live stream kangaroo court to publicly execute city politicians. Also, Hondo fights to lift Darryl’s spirits; Deacon feels unworthy as he prepares to receive one of the LAPD’s highest honors; and Street catches a break in the search for his missing parolee mother, Karen Street.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Good Cop
star
7.95
782 votes

#3 - Good Cop

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/22/2020

Hondo and the SWAT team rally to support Street when he puts his life on the line to help Nate break away from a drug ring.

Directors: Guy Ferland
Watch Now:Amazon
Invisible
star
7.93
986 votes

#4 - Invisible

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/18/2019

The abduction of Luca and Street’s neighbor sends the SWAT team in pursuit of a home invasion crew targeting domestic workers to gain entry into upscale homes. Also, the SWAT division prepares to help Mumford mark a major career milestone.

Directors: John Terlesky
Watch Now:Amazon
Stigma
star
7.90
721 votes

#5 - Stigma

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/8/2020

Hondo and the team race to save Buck, their former unit leader, when he goes off grid and they fear he plans to harm himself. Flashbacks reveal the search for Buck, which coincides with one of the team’s most brutal missions, as each team member receives counseling and discusses the untold mental and emotional difficulties inherent to working in SWAT.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Bad Cop
star
7.90
793 votes

#6 - Bad Cop

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/15/2020

Street is caught between his duty to SWAT and his commitment to his foster brother, Nate, when Nate is ensnared in a criminal enterprise that could ruin them both. The team goes after a ruthless crew that uses deadly force while stealing from card casinos. Buck approaches Deacon to partner on a private security opportunity.

Watch Now:Amazon
Immunity
star
7.88
868 votes

#7 - Immunity

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2019

Deacon’s family gets caught in the crosshairs of a drug cartel when he and the SWAT team aim to bring down its leader, a former foreign rebel force leader running drugs in plain sight via a local flower market. Also, Hondo receives troubling news regarding his father, and Tan is forced to go before an internal review board due to his girlfriend’s indiscretion.

Directors: Jann Turner
Watch Now:Amazon
Day of Dread
star
7.88
953 votes

#8 - Day of Dread

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/2/2019

The SWAT team finds itself under internal investigation after a civilian is killed as they attempted to bring in the city’s most wanted criminal. As the mission details are revealed, the force’s internal affairs team calls Hondo’s leadership into question.

Directors: Alrick Riley
Watch Now:Amazon
Madrugada (2)
star
7.87
458 votes

#9 - Madrugada (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2021

Still in Mexico, Hondo teams up with a local cop for a dangerous rescue mission, only to find himself with a target on his back. Hicks considers disbanding the team for good.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Farewell
star
7.86
362 votes

#10 - Farewell

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/22/2022

When control of a university chemistry lab is seized, the SWAT team races to thwart a devastating terror attack.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Crisis Actor
star
7.86
459 votes

#11 - Crisis Actor

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/2021

When armed gunmen storm the set of a controversial cable news show that promotes conspiracy theories, the team races to prevent a hostage situation from escalating on live TV. Also, Chris supports Street as he prepares for his mother’s funeral.

Directors: Cherie Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Hunted
star
7.86
1146 votes

#12 - Hunted

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/10/2018

Hondo and Deacon must apply all their SWAT training and skills to evade a gang of armed mercenaries hunting them in the Angeles Mountains following an ambush. Also, Chris oversteps in an attempt to help a female SWAT trainee she suspects isn’t being evaluated fairly.

Watch Now:Amazon
Diablo
star
7.86
648 votes

#13 - Diablo

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/20/2020

The team searches for a group of drug smugglers who crash a plane and scatter after a joint mission with the DEA to stop the shipment goes awry. Hondo tries to make amends with Nichelle. Luca experiences anxiety about his return to the field.

Watch Now:Amazon
Survive
star
7.85
446 votes

#14 - Survive

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/2/2022

When Deacon enlists Chris’ help on an off-duty private security detail, they struggle to survive when they’re attacked by a drug cartel looking to kidnap their wealthy VIP client.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Wild Ones
star
7.85
688 votes

#15 - Wild Ones

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/2020

The team pursues a couple reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, when the duo goes on the run and on the hunt for a set of rare chest pieces worth millions. Hondo and Darryl are surprised when Darryl’s ex-girlfriend visits with his young son. Luca confronts his fear of failing his re-qualification to return to the field as he helps Kelly, his mentee.

Directors: Cherie Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Seizure
star
7.84
1624 votes

#16 - Seizure

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/11/2018

As the SWAT team goes inside a prison riot to rescue civilian hostages, Hondo suspects the inmates have an ulterior motive behind the uprising. Also, when Deacon’s wife, Annie, stops by headquarters to celebrate Deacon’s 10th anniversary with the SWAT division, her visit takes an unexpected turn.

Directors: Larry Teng
Watch Now:Amazon
Hoax
star
7.84
1148 votes

#17 - Hoax

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/2018

A fake 911 call puts Hondo and the SWAT team on the hunt to stop a white supremacy group from executing bombing attacks on local communities. Also, Street’s relationship with his recently paroled mother, Karen, jeopardizes his career, and Jessica is thrown a curveball by her colleague, Michael Plank, president of the police commission.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
The Fugitive
star
7.83
406 votes

#18 - The Fugitive

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/10/2022

When body cam footage left at a local news station seems to show Hondo shooting two police officers, he is forced to go on the run while the team works to clear his name.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Vice
star
7.81
683 votes

#19 - Vice

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/22/2020

The team searches for an escaped convict who plans to kill Tan and every member of law enforcement who helped put him in prison years ago. Chris comes face to face with internal corruption when she arrests a young man who is given a free pass due to his powerful father, and a surprise visit by Hondo’s sister, Winnie, puts pressure on his relationship with Nichelle.

Directors: Oz Scott
Watch Now:Amazon
Vagabundo (1)
star
7.81
510 votes

#20 - Vagabundo (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/2021

In the aftermath of his decision to speak out in the press, Hondo retreats to a quiet town in Mexico to reassess his life and professional future, only to find himself reluctantly drawn into one local family’s fight for justice.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Cash Flow
star
7.81
961 votes

#21 - Cash Flow

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/4/2019

Hondo has a tense reunion with a fellow Marine, Ruiz, when the SWAT team hunts an escaped convict who was broken out of prison by criminals using stolen military weapons. Also, Chris prepares for a difficult goodbye when her former K-9 partner becomes ill.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
Watch Now:Amazon
Veritas Vincint
star
7.81
434 votes

#22 - Veritas Vincint

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/26/2021

The bombing of a Los Angeles police station puts the city on edge, leading the team to a final showdown with a group of domestic extremists. Also, Hondo faces the fallout from a bold decision that threatens his future, and Tan takes a big step in his personal life.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
The LBC
star
7.81
833 votes

#23 - The LBC

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/2019

Street reconnects with his estranged foster brother to help a joint investigation between SWAT and the Long Beach PD when criminals steal a mass arsenal of LAPD assault rifles. Hondo finds himself at odds with his father over the elder man’s declining health. Luca is overwhelmed when the entire team reconsiders becoming investors in his food truck.

Directors: Lin Oeding
Watch Now:Amazon
Funny Money
star
7.80
894 votes

#24 - Funny Money

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2019

The SWAT team bumps heads with Lynch when she signs them up for an off-book undercover operation to take down a local gang printing counterfeit money, without giving them enough time to prepare for the mission. Tensions rise at home for Hondo as his parents’ strained relationship becomes worse.

Directors: Alrick Riley
Watch Now:Amazon
Trigger Creep
star
7.79
882 votes

#25 - Trigger Creep

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/9/2019

The SWAT team races to locate the next place a lone gunman will strike while he is at large in Los Angeles. Also, Hondo takes some time away from the team to pursue an investigation that hits close to home, and Jessica is presented with an unexpected opportunity.

Directors: Oz Scott
Watch Now:Amazon

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