The BEST Episodes of The Good Guys (2010)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Network: FOX

Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago.


#1 - Partners

Season 1 - Episode 20

Jack's former partner George Jenkins, who is now the department deputy chief, gets involved when Liz's informant against a member of the mafia is murdered and it is believed a corrupt cop was involved. Dan's former partner Frank Savage also aids in the investigation.

star 8.48
21 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Ben Wexler
Dan on the Run

#2 - Dan on the Run

Season 1 - Episode 13

After the ex-governor’s son, who was rescued by Dan and his former partner 25 years ago, is kidnapped by drug dealers, Dan is framed for the crime and forced into hiding. With Dan on the lam, Jack must find the real kidnappers and prove his partner’s innocence, while Dan, out of options, must turn to an old partner, the legendary Frank Savage for help

star 8.32
19 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Rick Muirragui
Common Enemies

#3 - Common Enemies

Season 1 - Episode 11

Jack and Dan go off on their own, yet again, after they are assigned to help a forensic specialist with a burglary case. Weary of the specialist's superiority complex, the duo breaks free only to be tangled up in another case entirely. They must get help from an unlikely source to save Liz when she gets in trouble working a high-profile prostitution sting.

star 8.30
20 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Adam Barr, Matt Nix
The Dim Knight

#4 - The Dim Knight

Season 1 - Episode 4

A string of poisonings leads Jack & Dan to a deadly visitor.

star 8.21
24 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Tamara Becher

#5 - Vacation

Season 1 - Episode 10

Jack and Dan are suspended for their carelessness, so Dan "borrows" from the Narcotics Division to fund an off-the-books sting. When the unauthorized activities accidentally end up financing a prison break, Jack and Dan must capture the prisoners before they get too far and anyone finds out.

star 8.13
16 votes
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre
The Whistleblower

#6 - The Whistleblower

Season 1 - Episode 15

Jack and Dan investigate a spurious inspection report at a corrupt oil company only to discover that they might have actually stumbled onto a deadly criminal conspiracy with Liz’s boyfriend Kyle stuck right in the middle.

star 8.13
16 votes
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre
Silvio's Way

#7 - Silvio's Way

Season 1 - Episode 8

Dan enters the world of organized crime to catch mobsters who eluded him years ago. Things go awry though, when his undercover sting operation brings out two brand new groups of criminals. Dan will need Jack's help and a whole lot more to deal with so many dangerous mobsters and ultimately put the original ones behind bars.

star 8.11
18 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Zach Estrin

#8 - $3.52

Season 1 - Episode 5

Dan's police interrogation techniques come back to burn him when it is ruled by the court that his interrogation of a drug smuggler was illegal. As a result, the felon busted by Jack and Dan months before is set free. Without access to any department resources, Dan vows to put away the entire drug smuggling ring with just his pocket money. Along the way, the partners find themselves trapped in a truck full of scented candles, Jack is reprimanded in front of his ex, and Jack and Dan get stuck in the middle of yet another shoot out.

star 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Steven Surjik
Writers: Matt Nix
Broken Door Theory

#9 - Broken Door Theory

Season 1 - Episode 3

Jack and Dan are assigned to investigate a damaged vending machine at an upscale hotel. When the case leads them to a high-class prostitution ring and a grisly murder, the detectives suddenly find themselves in the middle of a homicide investigation.

star 8.08
25 votes
Writers: Kyle Long
Bait & Switch

#10 - Bait & Switch

Season 1 - Episode 2

While investigating a vandalism case, Jack and Dan discover a pattern of stolen vintage cars around the city. Unable to set up a sting operation using a department "bait car," Jack and Dan must go on their own to pursue the elusive car thieves.

star 8.00
35 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Rick Muirragui
Don't Tase Me, Bro

#11 - Don't Tase Me, Bro

Season 1 - Episode 9

Dan goofs up when he accidentally outs a witness in the Witness Protection Program. While a hitman from a dangerous crime family searches for the witness to keep the testimony buried, Jack and Dan team up with a U.S. Marshal to protect the innocent and stop the bad guys' nefarious plot.

star 8.00
18 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Kyle Long
Cop Killer

#12 - Cop Killer

Season 1 - Episode 19

Dan is investigated by an arrogant Internal Affairs agent with a personal axe to grind. Meanwhile, Julius is hunted down by the guys he snitched on thanks to the IA agent letting them go.

star 8.00
20 votes
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre

#13 - Supercops

Season 1 - Episode 18

While following up on a stolen truck investigation, Jack and Dan wind up uncovering a major heist involving a shipment of high-profile diamonds. Meanwhile, tensions rise when Dan discovers Jack is interviewing for a position on an elite police unit.

star 7.94
17 votes
Directors: Matt Nix
Writers: Matt Nix, Tamara Becher
The Getaway

#14 - The Getaway

Season 1 - Episode 17

Liz and Jack's romantic getaway goes awry when Jack becomes suspicious of a bed-and-breakfast owner and Dan comes out to join the investigation.

star 7.87
15 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Rick Muirragui

#15 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Old-school cop Dan Stark and modern-day detective Jack Bailey expose the big picture of small crime. Pursuing a routine investigation of a stolen humidifier, Jack and Dan are inadvertently thrust into a much larger case involving drug smugglers, hired assassins and a stolen green golf bag. Reminded of the way he busted punks back in the good old days, Dan convinces Jack to go along for the ride, and in their reckless pursuit of justice, the two wind up risking their lives, breaking a flurry of department regulations and reminding their boss, Lieutenant Ana Ruiz, and Jack's ex-girlfriend, Assistant District Attorney Liz Traynor, why these good guys will be spending many more days investigating seemingly minor crimes.

star 7.79
57 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Matt Nix
Small Rooms

#16 - Small Rooms

Season 1 - Episode 6

Dan's attempt to enliven a boring work day has chilling effects. Reusing evidence from a cold case file to jumpstart his auto investigation, Dan puts himself and Jack in the midst of a huge gun-running ring. Not only guns are discovered as a murder from 10 years ago surfaces.

star 7.77
22 votes
Writers: Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre
Hunches & Heists

#17 - Hunches & Heists

Season 1 - Episode 7

A bank heist is in the works, but no one can seem to find the alleged thieves. As the Dallas PD searches the big city, Jack and Dan go out on their own in the opposite direction. They are running counter to their entire department, based mainly on intuition and a theory that the bank drama is just a decoy for a much bigger job on the other side of the city.

star 7.76
17 votes
Writers: Ben Wexler
Old Dogs

#18 - Old Dogs

Season 1 - Episode 14

Jack’s uncle, Nate, a deceitful con man, witnesses an arson and goes to see Jack and Dan with information about the people behind it. With the Nate as the only witness, the investigation forces Jack to work alongside his uncle, a man he barely knows or trusts.

star 7.63
16 votes
Directors: Tate Donovan
Writers: Adam Barr
Little Things

#19 - Little Things

Season 1 - Episode 12

Jack and Dan get a tip from a neighborhood kid about a lowlife stealing mail. During the investigation, they come across two identity thieves forging documents for a murderous pair of Mexican drug-runners, killing their way to better lives in America

star 7.58
19 votes
Writers: Greg Hart, Matt Nix
Silence of the Dan

#20 - Silence of the Dan

Season 1 - Episode 16

While investigating a stolen painting at a doctor's house, Dan faints, and is restricted to desk duty until he recovers. Despite the handicap, Jack and Dan must find and capture the mysterious art thief, who may have left more at the crime scene than he intended.

star 7.38
16 votes
Directors: Jonathan Frakes
Writers: Kyle Long