The Red Line

The BEST episodes of The Red Line

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A heart-in-your-throat drama, The Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds from the perspective of each of the families connected to the tragedy. It's a then-and-now meets us-and-them tale about the often-personal politics of crime.

Last Updated: 5/10/2022Network: CBS
We Raise Our Voices Louder Than a Mother's Cry
55 votes

#1 - We Raise Our Voices Louder Than a Mother's Cry

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2019

Daniel fears for Jira’s safety after receiving a threatening phone call warning her to stop speaking out about the shooting. Also, Jira rallies her classmates to walk out of school to march against police brutality.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
We Need Glory for a While
72 votes

#2 - We Need Glory for a While

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/5/2019

Tia finds herself making enemies after she gives a powerful speech against Paul Evans and the Chicago Police Department. Also, Paul’s life takes an upturn after he performs a heroic act that makes him a momentary hero.

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This Victory Alone Is Not the Change We Seek
52 votes

#3 - This Victory Alone Is Not the Change We Seek

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/19/2019

Tia receives a financial windfall from an unlikely source, putting her back in the race for alderman against Nathan Gordon. Also, Paul makes a profound and life-changing revelation about himself.

Directors: Thomas Carter
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One Day We May Be More Than a Body
58 votes

#4 - One Day We May Be More Than a Body

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/12/2019

Daniel, reeling over disturbing information he discovered about Harrison, seeks comfort from his colleague – and Jira’s teacher – Liam Bhat. Also, Jira causes waves when she speaks up in defense of Tia during Tia’s debate with incumbent Alderman Nathan Gordon.

Directors: Sheelin Choksey
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For We Meet by One or the Other
86 votes

#5 - For We Meet by One or the Other

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/5/2019

After hearing Paul’s testimony about Harrison’s shooting, Daniel has an angry outburst that puts his lawsuit against Paul at risk. Also, Jira’s first meeting with her birth mother, Tia, doesn’t go as she expected.

Directors: Aurora Guerrero
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I Must Tell You What We Have Inherited
53 votes

#6 - I Must Tell You What We Have Inherited

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/19/2019

Tia’s campaign for alderman is in jeopardy after it is revealed that Jira is her daughter, whom she gave up for adoption. Also, in order to help indict Paul, Daniel tries to find the anonymous sender of the security tape that shows him shooting Harrison.

Directors: DeMane Davis
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We Must All Care
137 votes

#7 - We Must All Care

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/28/2019

Three very different Chicago families journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy causes them all to consider how race and racial biases affect their lives.

Directors: Victoria Mahoney
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We Are Each Other's Harvest
89 votes

#8 - We Are Each Other's Harvest

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/28/2019

Grieving widower Daniel Calder files a civil suit against Officer Paul Evans, the cop who shot his unarmed husband. Also, Daniel’s adopted daughter, Jira, tries to connect with her birth mother, Tia Young, who is conflicted about meeting her daughter, and Paul is assigned a new partner on the force, Officer Diego Carranza.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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