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The Best Episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles

Updated February 11, 2018 155 votes 25 voters22 items

There are so many good episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Sylmar" the best, or is "Angel's Knoll" your favorite episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles are, let's rank every Law & Order: LA episode from best to worst.

Law & Order: Los Angeles was the fifth iteration of the Law & Order franchise. As with the original series, Law & Order: LA, which premiered on September 29, 2010, combined the police procedural with the courtroom drama. Skeet Ulrich originally starred, but his character, LAPD Detective Rex Winters, was killed off as part of a creative reboot. Terrence Howard was brought on as Deputy District Attorney Jonah Dekkier, but ultimately, nothing could save the series. NBC canceled Law & Order: LA after one season. The series isn't serialized, so don't be afraid to pick and choose which episodes to watch based on our rankings. 

Vote up your favorite episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Law & Order: Los Angeles episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. 

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  • 1
    Season 1 Episode 4: A meth lab explosion sends the detectives in an unexpected direction.
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    Season 1 Episode 13: Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a dangerous bank robbery.
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    Season 1 Episode 18: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a kidnapping gone wrong.
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    Season 1 Episode 9: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a shooting at a birthday party.
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    Season 1 Episode 1: FAME FOR SALE -- When a group of thieves target the homes of young Hollywood, Detectives Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) soon discover there is more to the crimes than meets the eye.
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    Season 1 Episode 2: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the vicious stabbing death of a murederous cult member.
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    Season 1 Episode 3: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) comb the beach to investigate the murder of a pro surfer.
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    Season 1 Episode 5: Detective Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the hit-and-run of a pregnant woman that was left for dead.
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    Season 1 Episode 6: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the murder of an oilrig worker.
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    Season 1 Episode 7: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the stabbing of a maintenance worker.
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    Season 1 Episode 8: Trouble on the links when a pro golfer turns up murdered.
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    Season 1 Episode 10: Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a serial rapist.
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    Season 1 Episode 11: Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the murder of a city worker.
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    Season 1 Episode 12: Detectives Morales and Jaruszalski investigate the mysterious murder of a Hollywood stylist - When successful Hollywood stylist Lily Walker is gunned down while driving, the seemingly random murder sends shock-waves throughout the city. Following leads, the detectives uncover an unlikely twist that forces them to delve deep into Lily's past for clues to help solve the murder. Meanwhile, DDA's Dekker and Rubirosa must navigate their way through the details in hopes of bringing the real culprit to justice.
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    Season 1 Episode 14: Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the murder of a college co-ed.
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    Season 1 Episode 15: Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a shooting rampage at a rally.
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    Season 1 Episode 16: The scene of an arson investigation turns deadly when Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) make a startling discovery.
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    Season 1 Episode 17: Detectives Morales (Alfred Molina) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the murder of a casino worker - Victor Garber guest stars.
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    Season 1 Episode 19: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate the murders of a political operative and his girlfriend -- Isaiah Washington and Charles Dutton guest star.
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    Season 1 Episode 20: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a shooting spree at a mortgage brokerage firm which sparks controversy.
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    Season 1 Episode 21: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a massacre -- Bob Saget guest stars.
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    Season 1 Episode 22: Detectives Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) investigate a murder that destroys two families -- Tony Plana guest stars.
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