The Best Episodes of The Dresden Files

Last Updated: Oct 5, 2018

HARRY DRESDEN -- WIZARD Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the only wizard who advertises in the Chicago yellow pages. And he's the real deal. Charms. Potions. Spells even. Dresden is a haunted man (in more ways than one) who has sinned and been sinned against. But in the darkness of his past, he finds an inner strength and a driving desire to set things right. Armed with his trusty staff (okay, it's a hockey stick) and winning personality (if you don't mind the snarky sense of humor), and aided and abetted by his annoying spiritual advisor, Bob (doomed soul, expert in magic, noodge), Dresden champions the underdog against all manner of supernatural threats -- for five hundred dollars a day. Plus expenses. Dresden doesn't do parties and he doesn't do love potions. But if the hocus starts to pocus, if the going gets... strange, if the things that go bump in the night start packing a punch, call him. He's in the book. Based on the best-selling novels by Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files has been described as being a lot like Harry Potter... if Harry Potter had been written by the illegitimate love child of Raymond Chandler and Douglas Adams.

Second City

#1 - Second City

Season 1 - Episode 12

Dresden and Murphy must work together to solve the mystery of a former gang member who drowns on dry land, miles from the nearest lake. Meanwhile, Murphy's father is in town, and he doesn't have a very high opinion of his daughter's freelance consultant.

star 8.14
113 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Barry M. Schkolnick
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Bad Blood

#2 - Bad Blood

Season 1 - Episode 5

After a failed hit on her life, Bianca, Chicago's most powerful vampire, calls upon Harry Dresden. In debt to her for saving his life years before, he agrees to help her find the mastermind behind the plan to take her down.

star 7.94
150 votes
Directors: Rick Rosenthal
Writers: Jack Bernstein
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Things That Go Bump

#3 - Things That Go Bump

Season 1 - Episode 11

Morgan and Ancient Mai must come to Harry for protection and shelter from powerful enemies of Mai's. They make it to the relative safety of Dresden's place, but suddenly find that they are all trapped by a powerful spell. Now Harry must work with them to find a way out before the spell turns deadly.

star 7.91
122 votes
Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
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What About Bob?

#4 - What About Bob?

Season 1 - Episode 10

Things seem to be going well between Harry and his new flame until she walks out on him... and takes Bob's skull. Now Dresden must find Bob and rescue him from the clutches of an old enemy. But will Bob want to be rescued?

star 7.90
123 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: David Simkins
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Storm Front

#5 - Storm Front

Season 1 - Episode 8

We are introduced to Harry Dresden, private detective and practicing wizard. When he tries to help the Chicago Police Department solve a grisly murder, he finds himself the target of a homicidal magician. And as if that isn't bad enough, the High Council of wizards begins to think that he is falling to the dark side, so he must elude them as well. Now he must stop the murderer and clear his name before his time runs out.

star 7.88
129 votes
Directors: David Carson
Writers:
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The Other Dick

#6 - The Other Dick

Season 1 - Episode 9

When Chicago PI Jim Brennan is murdered by supernatural means, Harry must team up with Brennan's assistant to find the murderer.

star 7.80
131 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: George Mastras
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Soul Beneficiary

#7 - Soul Beneficiary

Season 1 - Episode 6

An otherwise healthy man experiencing premonitions of his own demise seeks Harry's help but ends up croaking right in his office. As the dark circumstances surrounding his death are revealed, Harry finds himself in the crosshairs of a dangerous magic-user; meanwhile, the crime that got Bob condemned to living in his own skull for all eternity finally comes to light.

star 7.71
134 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: Peter Egan (III)
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Hair of the Dog

#8 - Hair of the Dog

Season 1 - Episode 3

A series of ritualistic murders starts to look a lot like werewolves so Harry, of course, gets dragged in. Thing is, it looks like the lycanthropes aren't the killers... they're the victims.

star 7.70
169 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Laurence Walsh
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Rules of Engagement

#9 - Rules of Engagement

Season 1 - Episode 4

A beautiful young woman asks Harry to help her recover some stolen money. Before long, Dresden discovers a connection between this case and a dark, supernatural evil, and that his lovely client has been hiding something.

star 7.64
154 votes
Writers: Curtis Kheel
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Birds of a Feather

#10 - Birds of a Feather

Season 1 - Episode 1

A young boy wants to hire Harry because he believes that monsters are after him and his mom. Harry doesn't want to take the kid's money, but he also knows from his own experience that a child's monsters are often all too real.

star 7.61
262 votes
Writers: Peter Egan (III)
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Walls

#11 - Walls

Season 1 - Episode 7

Harry investigates the death of a college student which leads him to a most unusual ring of thieves. A group of students is using magick to commit a series of impossible thefts, and Harry must stop them quickly. Not only because what they are doing is wrong, but also because the magick will eventually kill them all.

star 7.54
144 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Hans Beimler, Robert Hewitt Wolfe
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The Boone Identity

#12 - The Boone Identity

Season 1 - Episode 2

A grieving father asks Harry to help put his daughter's spirit to rest. This should be easy. All Dresden has to do is track down the killer and make sure that justice has been done. There's only one catch: the killer died only hours after the murder.

star 7.48
196 votes
Writers: George Mastras
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