The BEST Episodes of The Chicago Code

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 5, 2019

Network: FOX

Jarek Wysocki is a local legend and larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Like the city of Chicago, Jarek is razor blades and brass knuckles wrapped in politeness and egoless charm - a man who throws away partners the way others throw away tissues. Teresa Colvin arrived at the pinnacle of the Chicago Police Department in a short period of time. She's determined to implement changes before the mud that is Chicago politics clogs her office. As a result of Teresa's difficult choices, she has made some powerful enemies along the way, including two street gangs, the police officers' union and a city alderman who proves to be a dangerous adversary.

Mike Royko's Revenge

#1 - Mike Royko's Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 13

FBI Special Agent Cuyler returns to see Superintendent Colvin; Jarek deals with family issues that have haunted him for years; and the case against Alderman Gibbons comes to a conclusion.

star 8.26
98 votes
Writers: Shawn Ryan
Greylord & Gambat

#2 - Greylord & Gambat

Season 1 - Episode 12

The case against Alderman Gibbons escalates when Colvin, Wysocki and Evers scramble to locate a star witness. Meanwhile, as Liam rushes to collect more evidence, he is forced to take matters into his own hands.

star 8.02
99 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Virgil Williams
St. Valentine's Day Massacre

#3 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Season 1 - Episode 9

After five people are shot in Lincoln Park, the mayor blames Colvin for her lack of police work. Colvin puts Wysocki and Evers on the case to put her image to the public in a better light. Also, Isaac and Vonda are asked to look into an old domestic-abuse case.

star 8.01
91 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Christal Henry
Bathhouse & Hinky Dink

#4 - Bathhouse & Hinky Dink

Season 1 - Episode 10

While Teresa and Jarek set the stage for their case against Alderman Gibbons, their effort to clean up Chicago takes an unexpected turn when a deadlocked jury acquits a corrupt city official. Suspicious, the two mount an investigation, only to discover that jury tampering is just the tip of the iceberg.

star 8.01
98 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Wild Onions

#5 - Wild Onions

Season 1 - Episode 8

During a heatwave, Wysocki and Evers investigate a homicide where the son actually saw his father's murder. In the meantime, Colvin gets a new driver. And Gibbons reaches out to Liam to help him with his constituents.

star 7.99
100 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Shawn Ryan
The Gold Coin Kid

#6 - The Gold Coin Kid

Season 1 - Episode 6

When Superintendent Colvin calls upon Detectives Wysocki and Evers to locate a drug supplier who sent the son of an influential couple into a drug-induced coma, they uncover a more elaborate murder case. As the evidence stacks up, a downtown club where rich men and pretty women mix becomes the focal point of the case. Meanwhile, Teresa has her eyes set on securing funding to buy the department new radios.

star 7.87
116 votes
Writers: Heather Mitchell

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series premiere, Teresa Colvin, Chicago’s city’s first female superintendent, lobbies for a city corruption task force to investigate city politician Alderman Ronin Gibbons. Meanwhile, Colvin’s ex-partner and larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department, Jarek Wysocki investigates a suspicious murder in Grant Park alongside his new partner, Caleb Evers. Also in Jarek’s charge are his niece, Vonda Wysocki; her hotshot partner, Isaac Joiner; and low-life Liam Hennessey, an Irish thug who blends in with the gritty world of local crime. Together, these cops stop at nothing navigating the Windy City’s underbelly to fight crime and bring down Alderman Gibbons’ empire of corruption.

star 7.87
172 votes
Writers: Shawn Ryan, Tim Minear
Black Sox

#8 - Black Sox

Season 1 - Episode 11

Following a murder that appears to be a hate crime, Teresa risks tipping Gibbons off to her big-picture plan by boldly taking on the Chicago Police Department's corrupt "meritorious" promotion system. Meanwhile, Jarek is forced to face his own reality when Vonda receives an anonymous package that reveals more about the Wysocki family

star 7.86
99 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Heather Mitchell, Kevin Townsley
Gillis, Chase & Babyface

#9 - Gillis, Chase & Babyface

Season 1 - Episode 3

Jarek and Caleb arrive first on the scene at a bank robbery and chase the thief through the streets of Chicago only to find he has met a gruesome end. As the Chicago Police Department pieces together the clues of the robber, Superintendent Colvin conducts a critical meeting with Alderman Gibbons about a key construction site. Duplicitous politicking raises the stakes and further exposes the depth of corruption in the city.

star 7.82
132 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Davey Holmes
Blackhand and the Shotgun Man

#10 - Blackhand and the Shotgun Man

Season 1 - Episode 7

The detective duo of Jarek Wysocki and Caleb Evers investigates an international drug dealer whose family is in jeopardy. FBI Division Chief Cuyler intervenes, complicating the high-profile case. While visiting grieving families with Alderman Gibbons, undercover cop Liam Hennessey becomes increasingly vulnerable when he feels the pain of victims. The family drama follows Jarek home when he visits his ex-wife, and wedding bells continue to ring for his fiancé.

star 7.80
104 votes
Directors: Bill Gierhart
Writers: Davey Holmes
Cabrini Green

#11 - Cabrini Green

Season 1 - Episode 4

After a bomber blows up a city building, additional targets and innocent people remain in danger. Teresa handles the escalating crisis, as Jarek and Caleb race against time to track down the suspect who might have ties to the Chicago Liberation Army. Meanwhile, Alderman Gibbons takes matters into his own hands when an armed teenage robber threatens him, which triggers a reflection on his own youth and upbringing when he was more of an idealist.

star 7.78
118 votes
Writers: Tim Minear, Jon Worley
Hog Butcher

#12 - Hog Butcher

Season 1 - Episode 2

Following the shocking events related to a fallen officer, Teresa and Jarek vow to bring whoever is responsible to justice. In the meantime, Alderman Gibbons pays a visit to the victim’s family to offer his condolences and plant a few seeds of betrayal, implicating members of the Chicago Police Department. As every officer in the city hits the streets to avenge this cop killer, Jarek and Caleb follow up on some of Liam’s leads, while Vonda and Isaac are promoted to the organized-crime task force.

star 7.62
145 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Patrick Massett, John Zinman
O'Leary's Cow

#13 - O'Leary's Cow

Season 1 - Episode 5

Detective Wysocki and Evers encounter uncooperative locals while investigating the death of a teenager in Chinatown; Teresa's brother-in-law gets involved with a shady business deal; Liam goes deeper under cover.

star 7.47
119 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Kevin Townsley