S.W.A.T. (2017)

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

Every episode of S.W.A.T. (2017) ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 9/24/2022Network: CBS
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3 Seventeen Year Olds
star
7.52
643 votes

#1 - 3 Seventeen Year Olds

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2020

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

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Family
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7.57
384 votes

#2 - Family

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/24/2022

When Hicks witnesses the assassination of his longtime friend, a prominent judge, the team races to find the shooter and determine why he was targeted. Also, Luca struggles with how to help his brother, Terry, after he’s arrested.

Directors: Alrick Riley
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Fences
star
7.57
1480 votes

#3 - Fences

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/1/2018

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.

Directors: Alex Graves
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Patrol
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7.59
1330 votes

#4 - Patrol

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/19/2018

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.

Directors: Norberto Barba
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Cry Foul
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7.59
399 votes

#5 - Cry Foul

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/17/2022

When a series of deadly explosions hits oil derricks across Los Angeles, SWAT teams up to hunt down an activist-turned-terrorist. Also, Deacon and his wife, Annie, work to free a reformed drug dealer who they believe was sent away for a murder he didn’t commit.

Directors: Oz Scott
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Los Huesos
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7.59
991 votes

#6 - Los Huesos

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/10/2019

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.

Directors: Alex Kalymnios
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Sins of the Fathers
star
7.60
464 votes

#7 - Sins of the Fathers

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/7/2021

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.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Buried
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7.60
512 votes

#8 - Buried

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/3/2021

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.

Directors: Paul Bernard
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Local Heroes
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7.60
450 votes

#9 - Local Heroes

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/5/2021

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.

Directors: Jann Turner
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Source
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7.61
1250 votes

#10 - Source

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/26/2018

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.

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Imposters
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7.61
1905 votes

#11 - Imposters

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/30/2017

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.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Quandary
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7.62
384 votes

#12 - Quandary

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/8/2022

When SWAT discovers an illegal weapons dealer has sold stock to someone targeting a high-level politician, the team rushes to stop a deadly ambush.

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Hopeless Sinners
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7.63
553 votes

#13 - Hopeless Sinners

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/16/2020

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.

Directors: Cherie Gierhart
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Contamination
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7.63
1519 votes

#14 - Contamination

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/1/2018

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.

Directors: Elodie Keene
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Blindspots
star
7.64
1642 votes

#15 - Blindspots

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/4/2018

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.

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Ghosts
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7.64
1381 votes

#16 - Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/8/2018

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.

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Day Off
star
7.65
1004 votes

#17 - Day Off

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/2018

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.

Directors: Lexi Alexander
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Pilot
star
7.65
2439 votes

#18 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/2/2017

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.

Directors: Justin Lin
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Miracle
star
7.66
1643 votes

#19 - Miracle

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/21/2017

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.

Directors: Holly Dale
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Memento Mori
star
7.66
579 votes

#20 - Memento Mori

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/25/2020

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.

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Short Fuse
star
7.66
407 votes

#21 - Short Fuse

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/13/2022

When a terminally ill inmate escapes from a hospital determined to settle old scores before he dies, SWAT must team up with a longtime rival of Hicks to protect the fugitive’s targets. Also, Nichelle faces a life-changing event that affects her relationship with Hondo.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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Stakeout
star
7.66
584 votes

#22 - Stakeout

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/11/2020

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.

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Homecoming
star
7.67
1703 votes

#23 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/14/2017

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.

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Fracture
star
7.67
565 votes

#24 - Fracture

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2020

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.

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1000 Joules
star
7.67
994 votes

#25 - 1000 Joules

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/6/2018

The SWAT team sets out to recover dozens of DNA evidence kits stolen from an LAPD crime lab and bring in the crew responsible, after a close friend of Captain Hicks is harmed during the theft. Also, financial strain at home makes it difficult for Deacon to focus on his role as leader of the SWAT division’s annual holiday toy drive.

Directors: David Rodriguez
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