The BEST Episodes of Viper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2020

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 - Aired Oct 7, 1997

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
28 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: David L. Newman
Regarding Catlett

#2 - Regarding Catlett

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 1998

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

star 9.00
28 votes
Directors: Jeff Stein
Writers: Tom Fudge
Echo of Murder

#3 - Echo of Murder

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 1, 1997

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 8.97
29 votes
Out from Oblivion

#4 - Out from Oblivion

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 1997

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

star 8.97
29 votes
Cold Warriors

#5 - Cold Warriors

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 1997

Westlake's mother is captivated by a secret agent.

star 8.97
29 votes
Internal Affair

#6 - Internal Affair

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 1998

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

star 8.97
29 votes
Diamond in the Rough

#7 - Diamond in the Rough

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 1996

A disgruntled former security officer decides to become a jewel thief.

star 8.80
30 votes
Directors: Oscar Costo
Writers: John Vorhaus
MIG-89

#8 - MIG-89

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 1996

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 8.10
31 votes
Directors: Joe Napolitano
Writers: Howard Chaykin
Once a Thief ...

#9 - Once a Thief ...

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 7, 1994

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
Getting MADD

#10 - Getting MADD

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 1997

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 8.07
30 votes
Ghosts

#11 - Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 14, 1994

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
Writers:
On a Roll

#12 - On a Roll

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1996

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

star 8.00
28 votes
Street Pirates

#13 - Street Pirates

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 1996

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

star 8.00
28 votes
Breakdown on Thunder Road

#14 - Breakdown on Thunder Road

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 11, 1997

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
29 votes
Manhunt

#15 - Manhunt

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 1997

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

star 8.00
28 votes
Turf Wars

#16 - Turf Wars

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 1997

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
29 votes
Forget-me-Not

#17 - Forget-me-Not

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 8, 1997

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

star 8.00
29 votes
Wheelman

#18 - Wheelman

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 15, 1997

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

star 8.00
29 votes
Directors: Danny Bilson
Writers:
Shutdown

#19 - Shutdown

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 22, 1997

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

star 8.00
29 votes
Thieves Like Us

#20 - Thieves Like Us

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 22, 1997

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
29 votes
Cold Storage

#21 - Cold Storage

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 1997

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

star 8.00
29 votes
Whistle Blower

#22 - Whistle Blower

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 3, 1997

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

star 8.00
28 votes
Black Box

#23 - Black Box

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 1997

A murdered software designer leaves artificial intelligence to his girlfriend.

star 8.00
29 votes
The List

#24 - The List

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 1997

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
28 votes
Directors: Mick MacKay
Writers: David Newman
Hidden Agenda

#25 - Hidden Agenda

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 1997

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
29 votes
Directors: Mick MacKay
Writers: Howard Chaykin