The WORST Episodes of S.W.A.T. (2017)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2021
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.
#1 - 3 Seventeen Year Olds
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 2020
Hondo, his father Daniel Sr. and his teen charge, Darryl confront the history of racial tension in Los Angeles between law enforcement and the Black community, through flashbacks to the city in 1992 following the Rodney King verdict. The team pursues El Diablo’s scattered drug cartel hiding in the city and a Jihadist group detonating bombs in coordinated attacks
#2 - Fences
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 1, 2018
Hondo and Jessica’s secret relationship comes to a crossroads when Michael Plank, the president of the police commission, discovers their affair. Also, when Hondo and the team assist with the federal investigation to bring in an undocumented fugitive, they find themselves at the center of a citywide immigration debate.
#3 - Patrol
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 19, 2018
Hondo confronts his long-held resentment towards his ailing father, Daniel Harrelson, Sr., when he and his sister, Briana, try to convince their dad he’s no longer well enough to live alone. Also, when the SWAT team works as patrol officers for a day, Chris is partnered with Mumford, who intends to make her a surprising offer.
#4 - Los Huesos
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 10, 2019
Jessica and Chris go undercover in Mexico, alone and without back-up, to save a Mexican federal agent kidnapped by a drug-dealing gang that Jessica helped bring to justice years before. Also, Hondo’s mother, Charice, worries he’s under emotional strain when he engages in a series of small home renovation projects in her home.
#5 - Imposters
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 30, 2017
When a series of home invasions are committed by SWAT imposters in an upscale neighborhood, Hondo and the team suspect the burglarized families are all hiding something. Also, when Deacon and Luca are assigned to protect a visiting professional hockey player who is receiving death threats, his penchant for trouble becomes a complication.
#6 - Source
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 2018
Jim Street debates whether or not his mother, Karen, should live with him upon her prison release after Hondo and Chris warn him against it. Also, Hondo and the team are assigned to protect Irina Zemanova, a high-profile Russian journalist visiting Los Angeles, from being assassinated.
#7 - Buried
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 3, 2021
As the SWAT team helps the LAPD search for the prime suspect in a woman’s disappearance, they’re joined in the field by a new team member. The personal strain between Chris and Street comes to a head as both await Hicks’ decision on who the winner is of a prestigious leadership competition.
#8 - Hopeless Sinners
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2020
Chris brings the team to help a teenager girl from a predatory religious cult. Hondo receives bad news about Darryl. Tan's wedding plans hit a snag.
#9 - Local Heroes
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired May 5, 2021
The team tries to track down a media-savvy crew of bank robbers who consider themselves a band of modern-day Robin Hoods, funneling stolen cash back into their struggling neighborhood, before the mission turns deadly. Also, Hondo and Deacon clash over how to deal with a group of cops' racist views.
#10 - Blindspots
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 4, 2018
When a misconduct complaint filed against Hondo gets him taken off active duty, Deacon steps up to lead the team in finding a robbery crew that is hitting marijuana dispensaries. Also, when Tan notices a similarity between the current robberies and a case from his time with Hollywood LAPD, he asks for help from an informant with whom he has a complicated history.
#11 - West Coast Offense
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2021
When the team responds to a home invasion call, they uncover a murderous plot against a famous pro football quarterback. Also, Hicks gets a long-awaited lead on a Jane Doe case he worked 20 years ago.
#12 - Contamination
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 2018
Hondo and the SWAT team join forces with the FBI on a manhunt to find members of a militia group planning a domestic terror attack by weaponizing cyanide. Also, as Jessica’s new police initiatives with Michael Plank, president of the police commission, move forward, she braces herself for the negative impact the plans could have on her relationships within the department.
#13 - Sins of the Fathers
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 7, 2021
The team works together to hunt down a deadly band of mercenaries hired by a wealthy CEO trying to leave the country before he's arrested for running a massive Ponzi scheme. Hondo is forced to confront his changing relationship with Darryl.
#14 - Ghosts
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 8, 2018
Hondo and the team go on the hunt for a serial killer who escaped justice two years prior by faking his death. Also, Hondo worries that Buck Spivey, the team’s former leader, is spiraling into depression in the aftermath of being fired from the department, on S.W.A.T.
#15 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 2017
A locally born SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, is newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.
#16 - Stakeout
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 11, 2020
The SWAT team acts as a domestic surveillance unit for the CIA to confirm whether an international crime lord has resurfaced in Los Angeles after being off-grid for years. Tan’s mother is a victim of racial discrimination. Hondo encounters his ex-girlfriend for the first time since their breakup.
#17 - Day Off
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2018
When the SWAT team is called in to work on their day off to end a hostage situation, they discover one of the captives is a wanted felon. Also, when Hondo saves his sister, Brianna, after she’s been roofied at a nightclub, he uses his day off to hunt a serial rapist.
#18 - Miracle
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 21, 2017
Hondo and the SWAT team are forced to work over their Christmas vacation when a drug cartel is out for blood after their cache of gold bars is stolen. Also, Jessica draws the attention of Michael Plank, president of the Police Commission, when she approaches him with her ideas on how to improve the SWAT division.
#19 - Memento Mori
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 25, 2020
The SWAT team searches for a rogue member of an extremist group planning to attack the memorial service of a famous musician who was outspoken about police brutality. Also, tension mounts between Hondo and Leroy, Darryl's father, when Leroy is released from prison early.
#20 - Fracture
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 9, 2020
Hondo is conflicted when asked to be the face of a campaign for the LAPD to reach out to the black community. The team searches for a lone bomber which triggers childhood flashbacks for Tan.
#21 - Homecoming
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 14, 2017
When Hondo’s imprisoned childhood friend asks him to protect his son from gang violence, the favor brings SWAT into contact with a new local crime outfit. Also, when Luca’s grandfather, a SWAT legend, passes away, he struggles with his grief and a painful family secret.
#22 - Sentinel
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2021
As the team races to stop a violent band of armed robbers, the search is complicated by civilians using a public safety app that encourages vigilantism. Street receives difficult news that alters his future.
#23 - Pamilya
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 16, 2017
Newcomer Jim Street jeopardizes his spot on Hondo’s team when he agrees to do a favor for his incarcerated mother that endangers his SWAT career. Also, the SWAT team searches for the ruthless mastermind behind a drug trafficking ring that forces immigrants to be mules.
#24 - Octane
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 7, 2017
Hondo puts aside his misgivings about Jim Street’s recklessness and allows the newbie to go undercover as a broker in a luxury car theft ring to bust a ruthless trafficker. Also, Hondo visits Raymont Harris, the teenager recently shot by a former member of the SWAT team, who is dealing with PTSD.
#25 - Gasoline Drum
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2018
The SWAT team works together with their former member Jim Street to find a woman and her son who are running from an international drug cartel. Also, Hondo makes a distressing discovery about his incarcerated friend’s teen son, and Luca mulls over a government program that allows officers to buy homes in the at-risk neighborhoods they police.