The BEST Episodes of The Code

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2020

Network: CBS

The military's brightest minds take on the United States' toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator - and a Marine. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, these active-duty Marines are attorneys who have chosen to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and abroad, often having to put aside their ideals for the sake of the truth.

Legit Bad Day

#1 - Legit Bad Day

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 22, 2019

Abe's colleagues must defend – and reluctantly prosecute – him when he is arrested and court-martialed for mutiny in regard to a 2010 mission in Afghanistan where he was one of the only survivors.

star 7.86
232 votes
Directors: Craig Sweeny
Writers: Craig Sweeny
Above the Knee

#2 - Above the Knee

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 20, 2019

Harper gets caught in a firefight when she, Abe and Maya travel to Syria to investigate a Marine accused of desertion. Also, Col. Turnbull travels to Germany to be with her wounded son, Adam.

star 7.74
279 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Anthony Swofford
Back on the Block

#3 - Back on the Block

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 29, 2019

When a dying Marine confesses his involvement in covering up the murder of an Iraqi civilian more than a decade ago, Abe and Trey are assigned to prosecute the accused killer – a sitting U.S. congressman. Also, Maya helps her brother prepare for his state senate race.

star 7.72
336 votes
Writers: Michael Angeli

#4 - Lioness

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2019

Abe and Harper travel to Afghanistan to investigate when an Afghan commander is killed on a U.S. base. When a Marine is accused of the crime, Trey and Maya join their colleagues to defend him in an on-base hearing. Also, Col. Turnbull and her husband, Asa, disagree about how to handle their son Adam’s physical therapy.

star 7.69
264 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Hope Mastras
1st Civ Div

#5 - 1st Civ Div

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2019

Abe and Harper try to track down a website owner who is inciting violence by having Marines confront and expose civilians who are publicly pretending to serve in the Corps. Also, Abe’s relationship with Alex becomes more complicated; Rami faces a crisis of conscience when he and his wife, Nazil, go for their citizenship test; and Col. Turnbull anxiously awaits word on her son’s status after she approves an overseas airstrike.

star 7.62
288 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Josh Fialkov
Don and Doff

#6 - Don and Doff

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 15, 2019

Abe and Harper’s investigation into the accidental overdose of a Marine takes a turn when they can’t find any fingerprints – even the deceased’s – on the pill bottle, leading them to believe he was murdered. Also, Abe receives a warning about testifying in a lawsuit against the Corps, and Maya is concerned that her brother does not have his mental illness under control.

star 7.62
248 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Michael Angeli
Secret Squirrel

#7 - Secret Squirrel

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 8, 2019

When a Marine is accused of helping a terrorist escape from Guantanamo Bay, Abe and Harper believe that they have an open-and-shut case until they are mysteriously denied access to key evidence without explanation. Also, Trey and Maya attempt to get Rami reassigned back to their office,

star 7.57
250 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: Jovan Robinson
Maggie's Drawers

#8 - Maggie's Drawers

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2019

When two Marines are accidentally killed in a weapons test, Abe and Harper square off against Trey as prosecution and defense for the soldier who is accused of tampering with the system. Also, Abe helps out his best friend’s widow, Alex, and Col. Turnbull gives Maya an important assignment.

star 7.56
303 votes
Directors: John Polson
Writers: Nathan Alexander
Molly Marine

#9 - Molly Marine

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2019

Major Ferry and Lt. Li are assigned to find out who leaked information about a Marine who was set to become the Corps’ first female Infantry Captain, which may have led to her attack. Also, Capt. Abraham is approached by his best friend’s widow, Alex, who is considering suing the Corps for her husband’s wrongful death and may ask him to testify.

star 7.55
316 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Kendall Sherwood

#10 - P.O.G.

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2019

Captains John Abraham and Maya Dobbins head to a war zone when they are assigned to opposite sides of the courtroom in the case of Marine charged with abandoning his post during combat, resulting in the deaths of three soldiers. Also, Major Trey Ferry must iron out a diplomatic spat, and Lt. Harper Li works to balance her duties to the Corps with planning her wedding.

star 7.55
369 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Craig Sweeny
Blowed Up

#11 - Blowed Up

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2019

When a soldier in Afghanistan kills his commanding officer, Judge Advocates Capt. John “Abe” Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins are assigned to the case as prosecution and defense lawyers by their commanding officer, Col. Glenn Turnbull.

star 7.42
462 votes
Directors: Marc Webb
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Craig Turk

#12 - Smoke-Pit

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 1, 2019

Abe and Harper’s investigation into a Marine recruiter’s alleged misconduct may be derailed when the key witness refuses to testify.

star 7.38
244 votes
Directors: Ron Fortunato
Writers: Kaycee Felton-Lui