The BEST Episodes of Trial & Error

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2019

Network: NBC

Josh, a bright-eyed, young New York defense lawyer, relocates to the small town of East Peck, S.C., where he and the local oddballs that make up his team of investigators take on delightfully absurd murder cases from their makeshift law office in the back of the town's taxidermy shop.

The Verdict

#1 - The Verdict

Season 1 - Episode 13

The trial is over and the verdict is finally announced. A key piece of evidence is found that answers the question, "Who killed Margaret Henderson".

star 8.10
452 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jeff Astrof
The Defense Rests

#2 - The Defense Rests

Season 1 - Episode 12

As Josh focuses on making his final case before closing arguments, he takes a huge gamble by putting Larry on the stand. Despite hiring the best witness coach in the South to train him, Larry's testimony leads to a shocking discovery about Larry's past that may be too difficult to overcome.

star 7.89
455 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Bill Callahan, Jeff Astrof
Right-Hand Man

#3 - Right-Hand Man

Season 1 - Episode 5

A new piece of evidence emerges that leads Josh an unlikely, and dangerous, new suspect: Larry's brother-in-law, Jeremiah Jefferson Davis. Meanwhile, the case takes another turn when the search for the murder weapon leads Dwayne to find a dismembered human arm.

star 7.82
543 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Craig Gerard, Matthew Zinman
A Big Break

#4 - A Big Break

Season 2 - Episode 9

Josh and his team continue to find themselves at literal dead ends in their casework until they unearth game-changing evidence with the help of Jesse Ray Beaumont. Meanwhile, in court, Carol Anne tries to finish the case before she has the baby.

star 7.82
159 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jeff Astrof

#5 - Barcelona

Season 2 - Episode 10

As Jesse Ray Beaumont's trial begins, the team struggles to keep him under control while they discover more of Lavinia's secrets. Now that the baby is born and awaiting the DA election results, Carol Anne discovers who is the baby's father.

star 7.81
152 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jeff Astrof
A Change in Defense

#6 - A Change in Defense

Season 1 - Episode 8

With the trial now getting national attention, Josh's boss, Mr. Mankiewicz has decided to take over the case, throwing the team into turmoil. Meanwhile, when Mankiewicz suggests Larry plead insanity, Josh and Carol Anne Keane must work together to convince Larry to stand trial.

star 7.76
488 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Kassia Miller, Michael Levin, Patrick Kang
Unusual Suspect

#7 - Unusual Suspect

Season 1 - Episode 11

After the prosecution presents its case for 28 grueling days, Josh's defense suffers a major setback when Summer turns into a suspect. When Larry forbids Josh from putting Summer on the stand, Josh must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to get Larry his freedom.

star 7.76
433 votes
Directors: Ryan Case
Writers: Craig Gerard, Matthew Zinman
A Family Affair

#8 - A Family Affair

Season 2 - Episode 7

With Jesse Ray Beaumont's retrial looming, the team looks into Lavinia's past to gain fresh insight into the case.

star 7.74
154 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Craig Gerard, Matthew Zinman
Secrets & Lies

#9 - Secrets & Lies

Season 1 - Episode 6

As Josh focuses on his new suspect, Larry insists on taking a lie-detector test to help prove his innocence, but the results drop a bombshell on the case and the family. Dwayne briefly becomes a hometown celebrity as the man who found an arm in the lake, and the team gets a surprising new benefactor.

star 7.73
512 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Ellen Kreamer, Sherry Bilsing
The Case Gets Big

#10 - The Case Gets Big

Season 1 - Episode 7

As Josh prepares for trial, his boss, Mr. Mankiewicz comes down from New York to check up on him and reveals a gigantic hole in Josh's case. Meanwhile, Larry, unsettled by his rift with his daughter and Josh's boss being in town, takes matters into his own hands, with deadly consequences.

star 7.72
507 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Amy Aniobi
A Hostile Jury

#11 - A Hostile Jury

Season 1 - Episode 10

Josh tries to show the hostile jury the real Larry when they visit the crime scene inside the Henderson home before they hear the devastating testimony of Larry's former lover, Alfonzo. Meanwhile, Anne and Dwayne search for Margaret's missing cell phone.

star 7.70
452 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff
Opening Statements

#12 - Opening Statements

Season 1 - Episode 9

As the trial officially begins, Josh's strategy of painting another suspect as the murderer takes a crucial blow. Meanwhile, Anne and Dwayne investigate why Larry's former lover, Alfonzo, isn't on the prosecution's witness list.

star 7.68
457 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Bill Callahan
An Unwelcome Distraction

#13 - An Unwelcome Distraction

Season 1 - Episode 4

When the new suspect turns up in a coma, Josh becomes sidetracked trying to solve this crime, eventually becoming a suspect himself. Meanwhile, prosecutor Carol Anne Keane presents the autopsy report, which reveals Larry's wife was struck by a blunt object, leading to a frantic search for the murder weapon.

star 7.63
586 votes
Writers: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff
A Hole in the Case

#14 - A Hole in the Case

Season 2 - Episode 4

As the trial begins, Josh and his team experience some hiccups in proving Lavinia's innocence; Carol Anne argues to test the timeline herself, leading them to uncover a hidden passageway on Lavinia's property.

star 7.63
181 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: David J. Booth
The Timeline

#15 - The Timeline

Season 2 - Episode 2

When Judge Kamiltow rules that Lavinia must stand trial for the murder of her husband, Josh and the team try to poke holes in the prosecution's timeline.

star 7.60
196 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Craig Gerard, Matthew Zinman
The Suitcase

#16 - The Suitcase

Season 2 - Episode 1

Josh Segal and Associates get their first case - Defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric first lady of East Peck, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk.

star 7.60
218 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jeff Astrof
Bad Instincts

#17 - Bad Instincts

Season 2 - Episode 8

Josh struggles with his defense for Jesse Ray Beaumont; Dwayne enjoys his new life as a Peck.

star 7.59
151 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: David J. Booth
A Change in the Team

#18 - A Change in the Team

Season 2 - Episode 5

Dwayne testifies on the prosecution's behalf and dismantles the timeline they established; Lavinia pressures Josh to fire Dwayne; Dwayne redeems himself when he stumbles on a big break in the case.

star 7.58
171 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Michael Levin, Patrick Kang
The Murder Clock

#19 - The Murder Clock

Season 2 - Episode 3

Josh's team continues to hunt for the potential murder weapon that would seal their timeline; the case takes a dramatic turn as their search leads them to two new suspects and some shocking news about Lavinia.

star 7.57
179 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Liz Astrof
A Wrench in the Case

#20 - A Wrench in the Case

Season 1 - Episode 2

In trying to find an alternate theory to Larry throwing his wife through the window, Josh and his team discover another man's DNA in the bedroom, possibly leading to another suspect. Meanwhile, Josh is concerned about Larry's lack of emotion about the murder and his strange obsession with a skate wrench.

star 7.52
770 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jeff Astrof
New Case, Old Murder

#21 - New Case, Old Murder

Season 2 - Episode 6

After winning Lavinia's case, the town finally embraces Josh; Josh agonizes over whether Lavinia may have done it and tries to open an old case.

star 7.50
164 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Melanie Boysaw, Nora Nolan
The Other Man

#22 - The Other Man

Season 1 - Episode 3

After coming up bust on a match to the DNA found in Larry's bedroom, Josh and his team discover a "sex print" on the wall that leads to a new suspect. Meanwhile, Josh gets sloppy and inadvertently gives a piece of damning evidence to the prosecution.

star 7.49
659 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Bill Callahan
A Big Crime in a Small Town

#23 - A Big Crime in a Small Town

Season 1 - Episode 1

When rollercizing poetry professor Larry Henderson is arrested for the brutal murder of his wife, bright-eyed lawyer Josh Segal comes down from New York to the quirky town of East Peck, South Carolina to defend his first big case. After meeting his eccentric client and odd-ball team, Josh quickly realizes he's in over his head.

star 7.41
1,024 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jeff Astrof, Matt Miller