The BEST Episodes of Viper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2019

Network: NBC

In the near future, an organized crime group known as the "Outfit" has become a major force in America. Engineer Julian Wilkes develops a high-tech crime-fighting vehicle called the Viper, which is intended to be a "flagship" in a new crackdown on crime. The Viper needs a driver, so when Outfit driver Michael Payton is injured and captured, his memory is erased, and he is given a new identity as Joe Astor, MetroPol employee. The Outfit discredits the Viper project, but when it is canceled, Joe and Julian steal the Viper and strike out on their own private war against crime.

The Best Couple

#1 - The Best Couple

Season 3 - Episode 3

A simple background check on Westlake's friend's new husband turns up information suggesting that the groom may not be what he seems.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: David L. Newman
Regarding Catlett

#2 - Regarding Catlett

Season 3 - Episode 15

After an attempt on Catlett's life, Cole and Frankie must find the insider responsible.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Jeff Stein
Writers: Tom Fudge

#3 - MIG-89

Season 2 - Episode 2

Cameron uncovers an illegal arms-smuggling ring---but not before Allie and a visiting scientist are kidnapped and forced to develop a highly advanced fighter jet.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Joe Napolitano
Writers: Howard Chaykin
Getting MADD

#4 - Getting MADD

Season 3 - Episode 9

Cole's niece must live with the consequences of a fatal drunken driving accident; Frankie, Catlett and Cole uncover a drug ring at a local club.

star 8.67
3 votes
Echo of Murder

#5 - Echo of Murder

Season 2 - Episode 17

Cole's investigates the death of his friend, an investigative reporter, but his only clue is a holgram of a movie star who committed suicide long ago.

star 8.50
2 votes
Out from Oblivion

#6 - Out from Oblivion

Season 3 - Episode 5

When Cole discovers an old CIA buddy living on the streets, he's again led into a world of espionage and intrigue.

star 8.50
2 votes
Cold Warriors

#7 - Cold Warriors

Season 3 - Episode 7

Westlake's mother is captivated by a secret agent.

star 8.50
2 votes
Internal Affair

#8 - Internal Affair

Season 3 - Episode 21

After an undercover assignment goes awry, Westlake is abducted by mercenaries bent on detonating a bomb -- with her help.

star 8.50
2 votes
Once a Thief ...

#9 - Once a Thief ...

Season 1 - Episode 2

Joe faces a terrifying choice when the doctor who performed memory-altering surgery on him offers to restore his criminal identity.

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Darrell Fetty

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

The ultimate weapon against crime, the Viper Defender is the city's only hope to stop a crime syndicate, the 'Outfit', from destroying the city. However, the Viper is just too fast and too powerful for all the police officers recruited to drive it. City Commissoner Strand (Jon Polito) is desperate to get the Viper on the road. He plans on using the Viper's crime-fighting abilities to bolster support for his campaign to become mayor. After stealing a satellite, Michael Payton (James McCaffrey) flips his black Dodge Stealth in a spectacular crash. Strand hears about the accident and has Payton pronounced dead at the scene. Payton is the best getaway driver the Outfit had. Commissoner Strand orders that Payton's memory be erased and his appearance altered. When Payton awakes, he is told that he is a police officer named Joesph Payne Astor. Once Joe gets behind the wheel of the Viper, it is obvious he has the skill to handle driving the car. Under the supervision of the Viper designer, Jul

star 8.04
23 votes
Directors: Danny Bilson
Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo

#11 - Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 3

Joe's former partner in crime (Jason Carter) is sprung from prison by the Outfit in order to locate the Viper.

star 8.00
8 votes
On a Roll

#12 - On a Roll

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Viper team and their superior are accused of treason after following a Government command to steal a lethal weapon.

star 8.00
1 votes
Street Pirates

#13 - Street Pirates

Season 2 - Episode 10

A band of weapons thieves plans to take the Defender next.

star 8.00
1 votes
Breakdown on Thunder Road

#14 - Breakdown on Thunder Road

Season 2 - Episode 11

A scientist fears his runaway son may be behind the theft of an extremely combustible rocket fuel, which the boy is using to power racing cars.

star 8.00
2 votes

#15 - Manhunt

Season 2 - Episode 12

A scientist's invention saves his life but turns him into a killer cyborg.

star 8.00
1 votes
Turf Wars

#16 - Turf Wars

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Viper team is assigned to stop a gang war between two rival factions, and a 13-year-old gets caught in the middle of the fighting.

star 8.00
2 votes

#17 - Forget-me-Not

Season 2 - Episode 14

A scientist is brainwashed into stealing nerve gas to be used in an attack on the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

star 8.00
2 votes

#18 - Wheelman

Season 2 - Episode 15

An escaped con looking for revenge happens to be Cole's former mentor.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Danny Bilson

#19 - Shutdown

Season 2 - Episode 16

The city is terrorized by a criminal who is driving around in a clever imitation of the Viper.

star 8.00
2 votes
Thieves Like Us

#20 - Thieves Like Us

Season 2 - Episode 18

The Viper team is accused of treason after their new boss tells them to steal a weapon that creates spontaneous human combustion.

star 8.00
2 votes
Cold Storage

#21 - Cold Storage

Season 2 - Episode 19

A charismatic mass-murderer in cryogenic suspension manages to escape to rejoin his followers.

star 8.00
2 votes
Whistle Blower

#22 - Whistle Blower

Season 2 - Episode 20

An autistic man is the only witness to the murder of his brother.

star 8.00
1 votes
Black Box

#23 - Black Box

Season 2 - Episode 21

A murdered software designer leaves artificial intelligence to his girlfriend.

star 8.00
2 votes
The List

#24 - The List

Season 2 - Episode 22

Westlake witnesses Cole's death, only to learn that he's alive and well---and working as an informant for a powerful crime family.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mick MacKay
Writers: David Newman
Hidden Agenda

#25 - Hidden Agenda

Season 3 - Episode 4

An arson killing rings a bell for Cole, who investigated similar cases years ago and suspects they're related. His only lead is a mysterious woman who was on the scene.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Mick MacKay
Writers: Howard Chaykin