The BEST Episodes of The Protector

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020

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


#1 - Bangs

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 8, 2011

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

star 7.87
212 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin

#2 - Blood

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 2011

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

star 7.84
95 votes
Writers: Christine Roum

#3 - Safe

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 19, 2011

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 7.81
152 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Jeffrey Bell, Michael S. Chernuchin

#4 - Affairs

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 2011

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 7.78
182 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Elle Triedman

#5 - Class

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2011

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 7.71
190 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Elle Triedman

#6 - Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 12, 2011

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

star 7.68
210 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jody Worth

#7 - Wings

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 1, 2011

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

star 7.66
181 votes
Directors: Jeff Bleckner
Writers: Christine Roum

#8 - Beef

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 24, 2011

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

star 7.61
213 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Jody Worth

#9 - Rats

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2011

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

star 7.51
179 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Alison Cross, Michael S. Chernuchin

#10 - Help

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2011

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 7.50
331 votes
Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin

#11 - Revisions

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 17, 2011

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

star 7.31
186 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Alison Cross

#12 - Spoon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 10, 2011

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 7.11
214 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jeffrey Bell

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2011

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 7.06
433 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Jeffrey Bell