The BEST Episodes of The Protector

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019

Network: Lifetime

"The Protector" centers on divorced mother Gloria Sheppard, who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an intuitive LAPD homicide detective while raising two boys with the help of her troubled younger brother Davey. Series Canceled by LifeTime on September 9th, 2011

Safe

#1 - Safe

Season 1 - Episode 13

Detectives Sheppard and Dulcett investigate the murder of a book store owner; Rush considers revealing his feelings to Michelle; Gloria second guesses her decision to invite Detective Brennan over for dinner.

star 7.88
17 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Jeffrey Bell, Michael S. Chernuchin
Class

#2 - Class

Season 1 - Episode 3

A prestigious private school is rocked when a beloved college advisor is found stabbed to death in her apartment. During the course of their investigation, Gloria and Michelle discover a world where parents, students and professors will do anything for an Ivy league acceptance letter. When Gloria's son, Nick, gets a high score in a statewide exam and is thought to be gifted, Gloria must decide whether she wants to send her son into the high stress world of a private school.

star 7.76
28 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Elle Triedman
Beef

#3 - Beef

Season 1 - Episode 6

Gloria and Michelle investigate the murder of the owner of a popular food truck; Davey helps set up the PTA's online auction.

star 7.72
24 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Jody Worth
Bangs

#4 - Bangs

Season 1 - Episode 8

Gloria and Michelle investigate the death of an elite hairstylist; Gloria tries to discover why Davey has been sneaking out at night.

star 7.67
23 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin
Rats

#5 - Rats

Season 1 - Episode 10

Gloria and Michelle investigate the death of a lab researcher; Nick catches Davey kissing Nora.

star 7.65
17 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Alison Cross, Michael S. Chernuchin
Affairs

#6 - Affairs

Season 1 - Episode 9

Gloria, Michelle and Valdez investigate one of their own when a woman known for dating cops is murdered; Davey grows popular with the women of the neighborhood.

star 7.64
20 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Elle Triedman
Ghosts

#7 - Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 12

Detectives Duclett and Rush investigate the robbery of a high-stakes poker game; Gloria waits to testify for the district attorney.

star 7.52
21 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jody Worth
Pilot

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

LAPD Detective Gloria Sheppard and her partner Michelle investigate what looks to be a mugging gone wrong. But when Gloria uncovers evidence that links the victim to a psychic, it appears that it may have been a targeted murder. At home, Gloria's life as a divorced mom, raising two boys with the help of her younger brother Davey, has its own challenges, especially when her youngest son wants an elaborate homemade costume for his school play.

star 7.51
55 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Help

#9 - Help

Season 1 - Episode 2

Gloria and Michelle investigate the brutal murder of a controversial fashion titan and question whether this is an isolated incident. Meanwhile, Davey begins dating the babysitter, Nora, much to Gloria's dismay.

star 7.49
34 votes
Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin
Revisions

#10 - Revisions

Season 1 - Episode 5

Gloria and Michelle dig through a long list of suspects to catch the murderer of a plastic surgeon; Gloria's ex-husband returns.

star 7.41
24 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Alison Cross
Wings

#11 - Wings

Season 1 - Episode 7

A murder investigation leads Gloria and Michelle into a world of sex parties; Gloria and Davey's mother makes an unexpected visit.

star 7.27
19 votes
Directors: Jeff Bleckner
Writers: Christine Roum
Spoon

#12 - Spoon

Season 1 - Episode 4

When two young lovers, known as the "Newlywed Bandits", are found dead in their honeymoon suite on the morning they were to report to jail, all signs point to a double suicide. However, Gloria and Michelle uncover some evidence that may prove otherwise. The duo delves further into the romantic lives of the couple, leading to some interesting conversations about love and relationships. Back at home, Gloria deals with her son, Nick, who is obsessively texting with a girl.

star 7.19
25 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jeffrey Bell
Blood

#13 - Blood

Season 1 - Episode 11

A bartender's murder leads Gloria and Michelle to a family-owned Mexican restaurant; Gloria's mother wears out Davey and the boys.

star 6.93
14 votes
Writers: Christine Roum