The Commish

The BEST episodes of The Commish

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's easygoing manner and clever intellect are much more useful to him than weapons or brute force in his fight against crime.

Last Updated: 4/15/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Hero
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#1 - Hero

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/1993

The Scalis babysitter is raped by the local football hero and then harassed and threatened by his fans.

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Bank Job
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#2 - Bank Job

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/26/1994

Tony and Rachel have a fight, and Tony begins throwing himself into his job. When Rachel is taken hostage in a bank robbery and also forced to go on the road, Tony tries his best to get her back, but the FBI soon assumes jurisdiction over the case, leaving Tony out of the loop.

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Father Image (2)
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#3 - Father Image (2)

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/14/1995

Terry plants a fake murder weapon in Emily's kitchen to speed up the case, but Tony refuses to take shortcuts.

Redemption (1)
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2 votes

#4 - Redemption (1)

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/11/1996

A clothing manufacturer's sweatshop is burned down. The Jewish Temple is vandalized. An Asian storeowner is harassed.

In the Shadow of the Gallows (2)
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1 votes

#5 - In the Shadow of the Gallows (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/30/1995

Redemption (2)
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2 votes

#6 - Redemption (2)

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/11/1996

The Iceman Cometh (2)
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4 votes

#7 - The Iceman Cometh (2)

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/14/1994

The force must rally themselves after Stan's death in a car explosion. Tony feels particularly bad, because he can't forget that he was the one who assigned Stan to work on the Ross case in the first place. After promising Stan's parents that he will find the man who killed their son, Tony launches a full-scale war on Terry Ross, not realising that Ross has hired someone to take care of the Scali family once and for all.

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Working Girls
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9.50
2 votes

#8 - Working Girls

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/1994

While investigating an armed robbery, Tony goes undercover and hires an escort to get some important information. He is shocked to see his friend Ralph's daughter, who is barely 18, show up, preparing to spend the night with him. Tony convinces her to get out of drugs and prostition and promises not to tell her father, but when tragedy strikes, Tony has no choice.

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The Trial
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2 votes

#9 - The Trial

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/16/1995

Tony must protect an aggressive defense lawyer whose methods he doesn't like.

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Father Image (1)
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2 votes

#10 - Father Image (1)

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/7/1995

A woman with multiple personality disorder kills three older men, starting at the mayor's fundraiser.

Who Do You Trust?
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3 votes

#11 - Who Do You Trust?

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/1994

Tony believes an officer posing as a corrupt cop to expose a crime ring may actually be the genuine article.

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Off Broadway (1)
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3 votes

#12 - Off Broadway (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/13/1995

While investigating the murder of his friend's daughter, Tony gets help from a New York police officer.

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Burned Out Case
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4 votes

#13 - Burned Out Case

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/1993

A drug dealer who was responsible for a girl's death is release by Tony.

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Father Eddie
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2 votes

#14 - Father Eddie

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/12/1994

When a young Puerto Rican is found next to the corpse of his former girlfriend, he is arrested and charged with her murder.

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Against the Wind (2)
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5 votes

#15 - Against the Wind (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/1994

Tony's attempts at physical therapy are proving unsuccessful, and despite the love and support of his family he is beginning to lose hope that he will ever walk again, and is preparing to spend the rest of his life in the wheelchair. Cyd has the chance to take a job out of Eastbridge, but doesn't want to leave Tony in a noose. While she considers her decision, she continues to work on the Joe Ratowski murder case, which is looking more and more like an 'inside job'.

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Nancy with the Laughing Face
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#16 - Nancy with the Laughing Face

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/1994

While working on an embezzlement and a kinapping case Paulie starts to becomes to emotionally involved.

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Revenge
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3 votes

#17 - Revenge

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/1994

A corrupt ex-officer that Tony imprisoned seeks revenge upon his release.

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Hidden
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4 votes

#18 - Hidden

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/7/1995

Tony works to reunite a father with his estranged family who are in witness protection.

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The Johnny Club
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4 votes

#19 - The Johnny Club

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/14/1995

David is caught shoplifting. Meanwhile Tony finds out that an accident victim was in debt to a loan shark.

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In the Shadow of the Gallows (1)
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2 votes

#20 - In the Shadow of the Gallows (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/30/1995

Tony faces the biggest challenge of his career when a murder case from his past resurfaces.

Benny
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4 votes

#21 - Benny

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/15/1994

Rachel's cousin Benny is a used car salesman, and Tony doesn't know what to believe when a case involving the murder of a young woman leads him right back to Benny's used car lots. When Tony realises that Benny is involved in drug smuggling, he gives Benny one last chance to explain himself.

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Ghost
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4 votes

#22 - Ghost

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/1994

Tony was forced to suspend a cop when the cop was found guility for the unprovoked killing of a thief. Things gets stranger when Tony sees the thief alive.

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The Golden Years
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8.75
4 votes

#23 - The Golden Years

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/2/1995

A gangster who Tony's mother was dating is found killed. The main suspect is Tony's father.

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Cry Wolfe
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8.75
4 votes

#24 - Cry Wolfe

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/2/1995

While trying to solve a major gold robbery, Tony must answer a cry for help from a con man.

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Letting Go
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4 votes

#25 - Letting Go

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/23/1995

Tony and Rachel are in emotional turmoil awaiting results of Rachel's breast cancer test results.

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