The BEST Episodes of Wisdom of the Crowd

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Network: CBS

A Silicon Valley tech icon takes crowdsourcing to the next level. Driven by trying to find his daughter’s killer, he creates a platform for people around the world to submit and evaluate evidence for criminal investigations. He launches a new company with a staff of specialists, passionate experts who sometimes work outside the confines of the law, ultimately revolutionizing crime solving in the Bay Area.

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Root Directory

#1 - Root Directory

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 7, 2018

Carlos Ochoa, the man convicted of killing Mia, awakens from his coma and provides Tanner and Cavanaugh with new details on their unknown suspect, including where to find a photo of him.

star 7.79
518 votes
Directors: Liz Friedlander
Writers: Joshua Hale Fialkov
In the Wild

#2 - In the Wild

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 2017

A user of Sophe, the cutting-edge crowdsourcing platform, uploads new footage of Jeffrey Tanner's daughter, Mia, being strong-armed by an unknown man five months prior to her murder. Also, Tanner enlists Sophe to help with Cavanaugh's case of a missing teenager.

star 7.75
1,038 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Ted Humphrey
The Tipping Point

#3 - The Tipping Point

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 14, 2018

Cavanaugh investigates the murder of a top Sophe user who filled his basement with conspiracy theory evidence. Also, Alex attends the release hearing for Carlos Ochoa, the man convicted of killing Mia.

star 7.73
465 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Andrew Dettmann, Patrick Moss
Trojan Horse

#4 - Trojan Horse

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2017

Cavanaugh needs Sophe’s help to locate the source of a deadly online challenge that’s targeting vulnerable teenagers. Also, Alex’s connection to Tanner’s former company may be a personal and political issue.

star 7.73
657 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Andrew Dettmann, Joshua Hale Fialkov
Trade Secrets

#5 - Trade Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2017

After Sophe users uncover recent security footage of a domestic terrorist missing for 20 years, they daringly track his every move, even as federal agents threaten to shut the platform down. Also, Tanner’s former company files an injunction against Sara forbidding her to work with Sophe or communicate with the staff.

star 7.70
652 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Matthew Lau
Pilot

#6 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2017

Visionary tech innovator Jeffrey Tanner creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing platform to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process.

star 7.70
1,211 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Ted Humphrey
Live Stream

#7 - Live Stream

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2017

The team utilizes Sophe to track a killer who is targeting online celebrities and broadcasting their final moments on a live streaming platform. Also, within 24 hours, Sara will know if she is legally allowed to work with Tanner and Sophe or forever banned from the platform.

star 7.70
565 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: David Appelbaum
Machine Learning

#8 - Machine Learning

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 2017

After the team puts publicly available crime data into Sophe, the platform exposes a serial killer plaguing Silicon Valley and the Bay Area by connecting previously unrelated murders.

star 7.70
928 votes
Directors: Jon Amiel
Writers: Aiyana White, Matthew Lau
Alpha Test

#9 - Alpha Test

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 2017

Tariq has a personal case for Sophe after his childhood friend is the target of a violent stalker. Also, Tanner desperately tries to locate a recently deported individual that a Sophe user identified as a key witness in Mia’s murder case.

star 7.67
551 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Erica Saleh
Proof of Concept

#10 - Proof of Concept

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2017

Tanner is offered new evidence in Mia’s case if Sophe can prove someone is innocent of murder. Also, Tanner and Sara begin depositions with AllSourcer for the rights to Sara’s work and Sophe’s code.

star 7.65
570 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Aiyana White
Denial of Service

#11 - Denial of Service

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2017

While the team is assisting the San Francisco Police Department on a tech-based murder case, a cyber-criminal attacks Sophe and cripples the platform.

star 7.64
610 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Kim Shumway
Clear History

#12 - Clear History

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 2017

Tanner’s previous company claims Sophe was created using their copyrighted codes and legally threatens to shut down the organization. Also, Cavanaugh works with Tanner to solve the murder of a retired detective after his boss removes him from the case due to a personal connection with the family.

star 7.63
759 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: David Appelbaum, Erica Saleh
User Bias

#13 - User Bias

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2017

The San Francisco P.D. comes to Tanner to get Sophe’s help on a politically charged murder case following a rally in the city.

star 7.60
874 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Kim Shumway, Patrick Moss