The BEST Episodes of The Pinkertons

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Network: Syndication

Long before the FBI and the Secret Service, the Pinker­ton’s National Detective Agency was the most feared law enforcement organization in the land. Experts of undercover operative and masters of disguise, no one ever saw them coming. Set in a young America still reeling from the Civil War, The Pinkertons is an action-adventure detective series that follows Allan PInkerton, his son, William, and America’s first female detective, Kate Warne, as they solve crimes throughout the “Wild West” of the 1860s.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature

#1 - The Better Angels of Our Nature

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 16, 2015

A reading of an incendiary biography of famed Confederate spy Rose Greenhow by her daughter includes scandalous allegations about Allan Pinkerton. When the book’s publisher turns up dead, Will and Kate must find the killer – and clear Allan’s good name.

star 8.20
5 votes
Forever Free

#2 - Forever Free

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 18, 2015

Will and Kate investigate the disappearance of a member of the Buffalo Soldiers, a recently-formed regiment of black soldiers.

star 8.00
3 votes
Think of the Children

#3 - Think of the Children

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 25, 2015

When a childrens’ charity administrator is found murdered on the eve of a benefit dinner, the Pinkertons go undercover in Kansas City high society.

star 8.00
3 votes
Murder on the Western Express

#4 - Murder on the Western Express

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 2, 2015

Kate and Will take on a case where client and victim are one and the same, after the coach bringing their new employer to Kansas City arrives with a gruesome cargo – a trio of bodies, the victims of foul play.

star 8.00
2 votes
To The Death

#5 - To The Death

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 23, 2015

Panic erupts when a mysterious sniper begins killing the residents of Kansas City one by one. Will and Kate race to catch the shooter, unaware that the gunman has his sights set on the very heart of the Pinkerton Agency.

star 8.00
5 votes
The Devil's Trade

#6 - The Devil's Trade

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 14, 2015

When a medium’s prediction of murder comes true, Kate and Will are hired by a troupe of spiritualists for a case that will test their deductive skills – and challenge their beliefs.

star 7.75
4 votes
To the Sunset

#7 - To the Sunset

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2015

When a member of the Chippewa Tribe is murdered in town, Will and Kate must unlock the truth from the only witness – a 12-year-old Sioux boy who doesn’t speak English – before a race war breaks out in Kansas City.

star 7.57
7 votes
The Case of the Dead Dog

#8 - The Case of the Dead Dog

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 17, 2015

An investigation that begins with a dead dog quickly spirals out of control when Will and Kate find themselves in the middle of a dangerous feud between local farmers, and the railroad barons who want their land.

star 7.50
2 votes
In Marm's Way

#9 - In Marm's Way

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 2015

The Pinkertons get more than they bargained for when a peddler from New York City goes missing, and a blast from John Bell’s past threatens his freedom.

star 7.50
4 votes
Frontier Desperados

#10 - Frontier Desperados

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 28, 2015

A young woman’s husband is abducted and the Pinkertons are hired to negotiate his release, but when the ransom drop goes wrong, the race is on to save the man before it’s too late.

star 7.50
4 votes
The Sweet Science

#11 - The Sweet Science

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 7, 2015

Will grows jealous when an old friend of Kate’s comes to town with a traveling boxing league. But when her friend is accused of murder, Kate will have to choose between her feelings for the man and her duty to the Pinkertons

star 7.40
5 votes

#12 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 21, 2015

Will and Kate investigate a murder involving four former Civil War nurses who are bound together by a terrible secret.

star 7.40
5 votes

#13 - Review

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 9, 2015

Robert Pinkerton is in Kansas City to conduct Will and Kate’s annual performance review. When Robert raises questions about their partnership, Will and Kate’s loyalties will be tested.

star 7.40
5 votes
Kansas City

#14 - Kansas City

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2014

William (Will) Pinkerton has been assigned to investigate a series of bank robberies in and around booming Kansas City. When thieves rob a train (the first time a train has been robbed!) and kill a Union Army sharpshooter on his way home from the just-ended Civil War, it becomes clear there is more going on here than meets the eye. Allan Pinkerton calls in his best agent, Kate Warne, to take over his son’s investigation. Initially appalled by the idea of working for a woman, Will soon finds Kate to be smart, resourceful and brave. Not to mention attractive. Still, these are two headstrong people and they will rarely agree on how to get a case solved… even in a case like this which threatens to upend the fragile post-Civil War peace.

star 7.17
23 votes
On Account of Huckleberries

#15 - On Account of Huckleberries

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 14, 2015

The Pinkertons tackle their first cold case after a skeleton turns up on the outskirts of Kansas City. When the search for a suspect leads them to Logan’s doorstep, Will and Kate must face the possibility that the Sheriff is a killer.

star 7.00
3 votes
Mudd and Clay

#16 - Mudd and Clay

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 11, 2015

The Pinkertons are tasked to protect a notorious criminal housed at the Dubois while awaiting trial. But when a brutal snowstorm traps them in the hotel and the locals get wind of the monster in their midst, Kate and Will find themselves facing a dangerous mob.

star 7.00
2 votes
The Fourth Man

#17 - The Fourth Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2014

It’s a trail of murder, mystery and revenge as Kate and Will step into an international case between America and Japan.

star 6.67
9 votes
The Play's the Thing

#18 - The Play's the Thing

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2014

Will and Kate get more drama than they bargained for when an actor dies during a performance of “Hamlet”, and Will is forced to go undercover as a member of a traveling theater troupe.

star 6.58
12 votes
Lines of Betrayal

#19 - Lines of Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 2014

Will and Kate uncover a mystery that hits too close to home when a fellow Pinkerton Agent is murdered, and Allan returns to Kansas City to oversee the investigation.

star 6.50
2 votes
Double Shot

#20 - Double Shot

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2014

When a whiskey magnate is found stabbed to death in a brothel, the Pinkertons are hired by the dead man’s widow to find the prostitute she suspects robbed, then murdered, her wealthy husband. Clashing with Kansas City’s Sheriff, Kate and Will begin to suspect that the now-missing prostitute may have been framed. Their suspicions turn out to be well founded when the prostitute is murdered… while in police custody. Suspicions turn to the dead man’s business partner when he’s found to be cooking the books, but the truth turns out to have more to do matters of the heart than the bottom line.

star 6.27
11 votes
The Hero of Liberty Gap

#21 - The Hero of Liberty Gap

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2014

When a young, idealistic Civil War hero is attacked during a campaign speech, the Pinkertons are pulled into an even dirtier world than they’re used to — politics.

star 6.00
4 votes
Old Pap

#22 - Old Pap

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 7, 2015

A murder coincides with the arrival of notorious Confederate General Sterling Price in Kansas City. As the Pinkertons investigate, Kate finds herself in grave danger when she comes face to face with an old enemy.

star 6.00
4 votes