The BEST Episodes of Tommy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: CBS

A former high-ranking NYC police officer becomes the first female LAPD Chief of Police and uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national security issues that comes with law enforcement.

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Cause of Death

#1 - Cause of Death

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 6, 2020

Tommy and her inner circle fight back against an LAPD and city government conspiracy to have her removed as police chief.

star 7.96
243 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Chris Kappel, Tom Szentgyorgyi
Packing Heat

#2 - Packing Heat

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 23, 2020

Tommy is accused of professional impropriety when her relationship with sports agent Kiley Mills intersects with the LAPD's arrest of a local sports phenom found possessing an illegal firearm.

star 7.81
248 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Stephen Belber
This Is Not a Drill

#3 - This Is Not a Drill

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 29, 2020

Tommy launches an informal investigation into a possible LAPD and city government-related conspiracy just as she prepares to fight for her job in front of an ethics committee

star 7.78
237 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Carl Capotorto, Lucy Teitler
Lifetime Achievement

#4 - Lifetime Achievement

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 19, 2020

Gray asks Tommy to personally oversee the investigation when a Hollywood producer is attacked during a party at his home by a woman who claims he tried to sexually assault her first. Tommy prepares for the LAPD recertification process to demonstrate her fitness for her position.

star 7.75
315 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Jill E. Blotevogel
Free to Go

#5 - Free to Go

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

Tommy tries to help a young woman who intentionally gets arrested to buy time for her political asylum request to be approved; a reporter friend of Blake's asks her about the prison murder of Mayor Gray's former campaign donor.

star 7.69
255 votes
Writers: Jill E. Blotevogel

#6 - Vic

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

Tommy faces a political powder keg when racial tension arises between the LAPD and the African American community, following the murder of a notable community activist. While the victim's death initially looks to be a gang-related hit connected to his past, his death soon seems linked to a local dispute over highly coveted real estate.

star 7.65
248 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Margaret Rose Lester
The Ninth Girl

#7 - The Ninth Girl

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2020

Mayor Gray puts added pressure on Tommy to quickly solve a high-profile kidnapping when a baby is taken from a prominent local businessman, capturing the attention of the citizens of L.A.

star 7.60
292 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Carl Capotorto
The Swatting Game

#8 - The Swatting Game

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 8, 2020

Tommy and the LAPD race to find an online 'swatter', a criminal who makes fake 911 calls. As Tommy deploys the department's full resources to the search, the perpetrator threatens to reveal private information about members of the police force.

star 7.60
256 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Christina Anderson
To Take a Hostage

#9 - To Take a Hostage

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 4, 2020

When a concert promoter who is accused of defrauding his customers and vendors takes hostages in a restaurant, Tommy sends Cooper and Diaz to manage the situation until she can arrive. Tommy must navigate the politics of the L.A. City Council when two members refuse to sign on to her new budget proposal.

star 7.58
282 votes
Directors: Brendan Walsh
Writers: Lucy Teitler
19 Hour Day

#10 - 19 Hour Day

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 26, 2020

Tommy must decide how to deploy the LAPD's resources when a 'climate change' protest brings riots and a bomb threat—at the same time as a mudslide shuts down a major freeway.

star 7.56
285 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Stephen Belber
There Are No Strangers Here

#11 - There Are No Strangers Here

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 12, 2020

Tommy works to keep her officers in line when one of their own turns up dead, and some want to take extreme measures to find the perpetrator. Mayor Buddy Gray and Deputy Mayor Doug Dudik are concerned about what damaging information Arturo Lopez, a recently arrested acquaintance of Buddy’s, may have on him.

star 7.53
334 votes
Directors: P.J. Pesce
Writers: Tom Szentgyorgyi
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

#12 - In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 5, 2020

Tommy becomes the first female police chief of Los Angeles.

star 7.49
388 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: Paul Attanasio