The Best Episodes of Third Watch

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

Third Watch tells the stories of the members of the 55th Squad - police, firefighters & paramedics who work the "third watch" between 3 pm & 11 pm in New York City.

Goodbye to Camelot

#1 - Goodbye to Camelot

Season 6 - Episode 22

The series concludes with the gangbangers taking out their assault on the 55th Precinct. After some grenade explosions, the precinct is destroyed. Cruz knows that Marcel Hollis is behind the attack, and she takes his life, as well as her own. Carlos proposes to Holly, and they are married. Everyone receives their reassignments, and Sully retires. In the last few moments, Sully narrates a look into the future.

star 8.87
31 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Monsters

#2 - Monsters

Season 5 - Episode 22

Faith begs Fred to return home, but he refuses for a reason that infuriates his wife; Bosco turns a cold shoulder to Maritza's attempts to offer her condolences; Carlos is spectacularly unsuccessful in his attempts to hit on Grace; on the day of his son's funeral, Donald Mann exacts his revenge with the help of a dirty cop by planting bombs designed to kill the police officers he holds responsible for the death of his son; after Mann's lieutenants force a man to crash a car carrying a live bomb into the funeral home where Mikey's wake is being held, Grace takes charge and goes out of protocol to save Rose's life, and Dr. Fields later swears to have her job for it; Kim's decision not to enter the funeral home while the bomb is still live stems not from cowardice, but from maternal instincts; when Mann discovers that some of his intended targets survived the bombings, he sends machine-gun wielding minions into the hospital to finish off the job.

star 8.65
23 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
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More Monsters

#3 - More Monsters

Season 6 - Episode 1

After a fierce gun battle and some hand-to-hand combat, Mann's gunmen are finally subdued by the members of the 55 in the E.R., but not before Orland is murdered and Bosco is critically injured; after Kim heroically puts herself in the line of fire to save Holly and a little girl, she realizes that her days as a paramedic are over, and that her future lies in being a wife to Jimmy and a mother to their children; Grace and Dr. Fields patch up their differences and come to an understanding about her out-of-protocol field procedures; Maritza uncovers the traitor in their midst, who leads her to Mann; Faith steps over the line to avenge her partner.

star 8.38
39 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Alone Again, Naturally

#4 - Alone Again, Naturally

Season 6 - Episode 2

After she realizes that telling the truth will mean and prison sentence and never seeing her children again, Faith reluctantly agrees to go along with Maritza's cover story that she shot Mann as he was trying to stab Maritza; Yoshi slips out of the cuffs and into the wind; Sasha and Ty hook up; Maritza gets a tough new boss who's been charged with keeping her on a very short leash to curb her renegade ways; Faith goes ballistic when Fred has her served her with divorce papers at the station house; Swersky shuffles the partnerships, and assigns Faith to ride with Sully and Sasha to ride with Ty; Maritza gets an anonymous call that there's an I.A.B. plant in the house who's after her, and she immediately suspects that it's her new boss; Faith decides to turn down the promotion to detective that she's offered for saving Maritza's life until Sully reminds her that the new assignment will improve her chances of getting custody of her children; Bosco's surgeon gives Faith a devastating progn

star 8.27
30 votes
Writers: Janine Sherman Barrois
The Truth and Other Lies

#5 - The Truth and Other Lies

Season 5 - Episode 1

Although Dade encourages him to keep quiet, Bosco tells Swersky everything that transpired with Maritza, Noble, the death of Willie G, and the shootout in Noble's hotel room, and confesses that he killed Noble after Noble pulled out a gun, Faith was shot by Maritza, and that he grazed Maritza's head with a bullet to keep her from killing Faith; wracked with grief that his wife has a bullet next to her spine, Fred attacks Bosco and threatens to kill him when he discovers that Faith became injured while she was helping her partner out of yet another jam; a critically injured Lt. Johnson, in excruciating pain and with only hours to live, begs Jimmy and Doc to ease his suffering; overwhelmed at the sight of Lt. Johnson's wife lashing out in heartbreak and anger, and her husband's horrific suffering and imminent death, Doc sadly helps out his boss one last time; Swersky has Maritza arrested when she refuses to tell him what happened during the shootout; Bosco learns that Noble was working f

star 8.26
31 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
End of Tour

#6 - End of Tour

Season 6 - Episode 21

Faith negotiates the end of a live on TV hostage situation. The leader of a vampire cult holds Emily hostage until Bosco saves the day. Cruz attempts to negotiate a deal with a gangbanger to end the war on the 55th Precinct, but instead, he organizes his troops to attack.

star 8.21
29 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Angela Amato Velez
No More, Forever

#7 - No More, Forever

Season 5 - Episode 15

Steeper continues his by-the-books command style and goes head-to-head with Kim when Doc doesn't report for duty on time; Sasha can't find her off-duty weapon the morning after Doc's party; Faith returns to duty at the front desk despite Fred's wanting her to remain on disability, and discovers that Bosco has lied to her about Swersky's not allowing them to be partners; a panicky Nardo kidnaps Rose and then Bosco in a futile attempt to prove that he wasn't a rat, and makes a shocking choice when he realizes that his days as a mobster have come to an end; to the horror of the squads, Doc takes extreme measures to prevent Steeper from closing the house, and forces Carlos and Kim to risk their lives to do the right thing; Sully returns a favor by reaching out and saving his friend's life in Doc's hour of greatest need.

star 8.17
29 votes
Writers: John Ridley
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Superheroes (1)

#8 - Superheroes (1)

Season 3 - Episode 13

Bosco, still angry with Yokas for expressing concerns that got him forced into therapy, gets a new partner, Ross, who advises him what to tell the therapist so that the sessions can come to a speedy conclusion. Yokas is partnered up with Gusler, who is still overwhelmed and intimidated by the job. Tatiana's son Sergei is almost beaten to death by Russian mobsters who kill five of his friends. Yokas and Gusler get the call, and Yokas skillfully manages to get the cooperation of a neighbor who witnessed the murders and is willing to identify the perps. On the basis of his statement, they are able to obtain warrants and set off to make the arrests. When Sully finds out what has happened to Sergei and who is responsible, he is outraged, and sets off with Davis to make an arrest, without calling for the backup Davis thinks is necessary. The Russian mobsters have also killed several members of a rival gang in a drive-by. When Bosco and Ross arrive at the scene, Bosco sees a familiar drug de

star 8.15
33 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
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After Time

#9 - After Time

Season 3 - Episode 2

It's September 21, 2001 and the squads continue to battle through their emotions and their misgivings about their hero status, while working double shifts and spending every free moment at "the pile" searching for the missing; Kim returns to work and teams up with Doc, which allows an emotionally frayed Alex to return to paramedic duty; an exhausted Sully attempts to co-exist with his prospective in-laws while he waits for an opportunity to marry Tatiana.

star 8.14
29 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells
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The Price of Nobility

#10 - The Price of Nobility

Season 4 - Episode 22

Maritza's reckless pursuit of Buford triggers a horrific car accident that leads to multiple injuries to motorists, and triggers an explosion that severely injures Lt. Johnson and kills Alex Taylor; Doc and Kim get to the top of the promotion list; Maritza hangs Bosco and Nunez out to dry over the murder Noble committed; Doc's overwhelming guilt and grief over Alex's death leads him to a career decision; Maritza discovers that Faith has agreed to help Bosco clear Nunez by getting Noble's gun, and goes to Noble's place to intercept her, followed by Bosco and Noble; when Bosco insists on arresting Noble and Faith refuses to turn over the gun, Maritza draws on Faith, Bosco and Faith draw on Maritza, and three shots ring out.

star 8.12
34 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero, Brooke Kennedy
Rat Bastard

#11 - Rat Bastard

Season 6 - Episode 10

Ty rats out Sasha to the squad after Finney refuses to transfer her out; an action star doing research for his next movie goes on a ride along with the firefighters, and Stu quickly discovers that his boyhood hero is a failing alcoholic looking for a chance to revive a dead career; Brendan offers to ride with Sasha when everyone else refuses to do so, which leaves Ty and Sully partnered again; the retired detective who gave Sasha the real I.A.B. file on the death of Ty's father is found murdered by a police-issued bullet; Sully decides to testify against Finney; in pursuit of a drug dealer who shot an eight year old girl, Sasha and Brendan are injured, but the other units in the sector fail to respond to their calls for help until Ty and Sully finally relent and come to their aid.

star 8.12
26 votes
Writers: Charles Alfrazier Murray
A Hero's Rest

#12 - A Hero's Rest

Season 2 - Episode 11

Bosco, Yokas, Sully and Davis search for a cop killer on the streets, and cope with an obnoxious new sergeant at the station house.

star 8.10
44 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
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Unfinished Business

#13 - Unfinished Business

Season 2 - Episode 16

Bobby's attempt to keep Paulie away from drugs ends tragically.

star 8.08
38 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
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Leap of Faith

#14 - Leap of Faith

Season 6 - Episode 7

Internal Affairs drops the bomb on the envelope-pushing Detective Cruz as she is taken away and struggles to survive in jail, while Captain Finney drills Detective Yokas for information that will nail Cruz - but the torn cop secretly knows that she pulled the trigger on a career criminal that frames the case against Cruz. Officer Sullivan reveals more about his running feud against Finney and his rookie son. Carlos and Levine keep getting called to help a suicidal woman. Bosco's condition changes.

star 8.07
28 votes
Writers: Karen Hall
Superheroes (2)

#15 - Superheroes (2)

Season 3 - Episode 14

The police officers sort through the carnage and count their dead in the wake of a shootout between rival gangs. While Faith tries to interrogate Fyodor Chevchenko, a ruthless Russian mobster, Sully worries about the severely wounded Ty and regrets causing the incident. Tatiana chastises Sully for hassling her injured son. Faith worries about Gusler, her ineffective, frightened rookie partner, and a weary Doc gets some unexpected good news about his medical malpractice suit.

star 8.06
33 votes
Directors: Julie Hebert
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
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Act Brave

#16 - Act Brave

Season 3 - Episode 7

Jimmy and Kim, still locked in a custody battle over Joey, meet with a court-appointed evaluator and plead their cases in a heated exchange. When Sully and Tatiana visit his mother at her nursing home, Tatiana expresses concern over the quality and cost of his mother's care. Convinced that she can do a better job of taking care of her at home, she signs her out and moves her in with them. Sully is shocked and displeased, and tells Tatiana that it will be too difficult for her to take care of his mother. Alex tries to stay busy to avoid dealing with her feelings about her father's death. Eager to fill empty hours and maintain the brave front her father insisted upon when she was growing up, she works extra shifts and even helps Carlos and Ty move into their new apartment. While Carlos is downstairs unloading the truck, Alex takes Ty up on his previous offer to talk and asks him about his father, who also died in the line of duty. She shows him a chain that she wears around her neck whic

star 8.04
26 votes
Directors: Brooke Kennedy
Writers: Scott Williams
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In Plain View

#17 - In Plain View

Season 5 - Episode 20

Tensions still run high in the Yokas household; Lester preps Bosco for Mikey's hearing, and then pulls a switch when he cross-examines him on the stand, leading to Mikey's getting RORd; Sully realizes what a toll the job has taken on him by his reaction to the deaths of three people in a robbery at the restaurant where he eats breakfast every day; Faith and Bosco answer a call which leads them to Lester's house, where they find his daughter not breathing; Sully tracks down and arrests the restaurant murderer; after Dr. Hickman tells Faith and Bosco that Lester's wife and daughter have been severely beaten, Lester is arrested; Sully gets his LSAT results; Ty and Sasha get closer.

star 8.04
26 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Angela Amato Velez
The L Word

#18 - The L Word

Season 6 - Episode 12

Everyone in the 55th Precinct faces their worst fears when terrorists are discovered to possibly be building a dirty bomb. Carlos and Levine face trouble in their relationship. Captain Finney decides to end his life, rather than surrender himself for the murder of Ty Davis Sr. Brendan and Davis try to cover it up.

star 8.04
28 votes
Directors: Charles Haid
Writers: Victor De Jesus
Too Little, Too Late

#19 - Too Little, Too Late

Season 6 - Episode 18

Monroe and Bosco deal with an angry mother on welfare who shoots up the welfare office, Davis and Finney stake out a man and take down a prostitution ring, Faith deals with Emily, Cruz and Monroe recieve bad news about their health.

star 8.04
28 votes
Writers: Janine Sherman Barrois
Higher Calling

#20 - Higher Calling

Season 5 - Episode 21

The Boscorelli family suffers a tragic loss at the hands of Donald Mann, who blames Bosco, Faith and Maritza for the death of his son in a high-speed chase; the Yokas family heads off in different directions; the Martin family splits apart into separate jail cells for the parents, and a return home for Rebecca to the mother from whom she was stolen as an infant; the paramedic family at the 55 gets a new member, Grace Foster, which makes no one involved very happy.

star 8.04
28 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Scott Williams
How Do You Spell Belief?

#21 - How Do You Spell Belief?

Season 6 - Episode 20

Finney and Davis are seriously injured in a car accident during a traffic jam, which was caused by a man trying to kill two people, and he succeeds. Emily's life is in danger when she falls in with the wrong crowd. Carlos buys an engagement ring for Holly.

star 8.04
28 votes
Directors: Skipp Sudduth
Writers: Karen Hall
Thicker Than Water

#22 - Thicker Than Water

Season 3 - Episode 15

During the investigation of the gang shootout, the officers are questioned and presented with evidence which suggests that Ross was killed by friendly fire; Carlos learns that Vangie is dead and that he might be the father of the baby her sister leaves at the firehouse; on the first anniversary of Bobby's death, Kim quarrels with Jimmy over her visitation with Joey and confronts a female gang during a call; and Doc is visited by the father of a former patient whose debilitating injury may have been caused by Doc's error during treatment.

star 8.03
29 votes
Writers: Whitney Boole Williams
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Ladies' Day

#23 - Ladies' Day

Season 4 - Episode 8

Emily discovers just what Faith's job entails and how much her mother loves her when they are taken hostage during a bank robbery, and Faith risks her life to save her daughter.

star 8.03
30 votes
Writers: Edward Allen Bernero
Purgatory

#24 - Purgatory

Season 5 - Episode 18

Distraught over losing an appeal to her suspension, Sasha gets into a car accident that claims the life of a young child; Sully and Ty take the L.S.A.T.; tensions flare between the cops and the firefighters when Maritza goes after J.D., the newbie firefighter, who turns out to be an ex-cop who ratted out Maritza's former partner for stealing drug money; Faith and Fred are still at odds over her return to work; Walsh is promoted to lieutenant; Ty watches over a devastated Sasha, who's racked with guilt over the car accident, Doc's shooting spree, and the events surrounding the deaths of Tanzi and Nardo; J.D. gives Faith and Bosco important evidence he discovered as he put out the fire resulting from Sasha's car accident, which leads the cops to uncovering the basis for the accident and exonerating Sasha.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
Writers: Charles Murray (II)
Broken

#25 - Broken

Season 6 - Episode 8

Maritza calls on her own experience to persuade a rape victim to identify his attacker and sign a complaint after she collars the perp and gets a confession; Ty's prison visit to his father's killer has devastating consequences for both of them; Faith frantically searches for her son when Fred's girlfriend reports that he's missing; the former partners come to blows after Ty accuses Sully of being part of the cover up in the death of Ty's father; both Ty and Sasha deny telling I.A.B. about the knife when Maritza questions them; Sasha uncovers further details about the conspiracy to murder Ty's father and the ensuing cover up.

star 8.00
25 votes
Writers: Janine Sherman Barrois
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