10 Best Episodes of Boss

Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.

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Boss - S2E2

#15 - Through and Through (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Kane uses personal tragedy to further his agenda, poaches his nemesis's aide, Mona, and hires ambitious newcomer Ian - but will they be enough to fill the void that Stone left behind?

The episode was rated 7.99 from 121 votes.

Boss - S1E3

#14 - Swallow (Season 1 - Episode 3)


With Zajac's campaign gathering steam, Kane needs to adjust to his health situation; Miller digs deep to come up with some embarrassing dirt on Gov. Cullen.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 140 votes.

Boss - S2E3

#13 - Ablution (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Kane's increasing infatuation with his new aide Mona leads him to get swept up in her enthusiasm for a housing-redevelopment project.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 115 votes.

Boss - S2E1

#12 - Louder Than Words (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Tom Kane cements his mayoral legacy with a lavish ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of the new modernized O'Hare terminals. Now Kane looks to the future, setting his sights on reviving a subsidized housing project. While his political future seems bright, Kane continues to battle for control over his disease.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 128 votes.

Boss - S2E4

#11 - Redemption (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Kane attempts to clean house and deep-sixes longtime political cronies, while at home, Meredith and Emma want no part of a family reunion with him.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 106 votes.

Boss - S1E6

#10 - Spit (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Kane takes an unannounced break from City Hall as his political image hits an all-time low. The election looms and he'll need to enlist the help of others to weather this storm. Kitty, at an emotional impasse, makes a bold move while Meredith, increasingly suspect of Kane's behavior, seeks opportunities of her own.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 117 votes.

Boss - S1E5

#9 - Remembered (Season 1 - Episode 5)

After long-buried information resurfaces, Kane and his camp find themselves battling the media for control of public perception. With the primary just around the corner, they'll have to pull out all the stops to contain the situation and keep the upper hand.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 124 votes.

Boss - S1E4

#8 - Slip (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Kane finds himself starting to lose control, both politically and personally, as his supporters begin to question their confidence in him. Zajac ventures into uncharted territory while campaigning as Miller continues to dig for answers.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 124 votes.

Boss - S2E7

#7 - The Conversation (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Kane's alternative treatment seems to have worked and he is back in control of his city. Now he must remedy his public perception, even if it means making an old friend collateral damage.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 91 votes.

Boss - S2E5

#6 - Mania (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Kane's corruption sweep threatens his political hold over the City Council. His mental symptoms begin to spiral out of control - Kane can no longer tell what is a hallucination and what is reality.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 102 votes.

Boss - S2E10

#5 - True Enough (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Miller publishes a story that could destroy Kane, but Kane's biggest threat is Kitty's alliance with Doyle. As Meredith forms a new relationship, Kane goes to the greatest lengths yet to stay on top.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 97 votes.

Boss - S2E8

#4 - Consequence (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Kane reluctantly enters an alliance with a longtime foe on City Council, but he soon realizes that more serious measures must be undertaken to stave off bankruptcy.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 94 votes.

Boss - S2E9

#3 - Clinch (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Chicago's bankruptcy crisis means a loss of power for Kane as emergency measures are put in place, but threats by his enemies to expose him could be of even greater concern.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 104 votes.

Boss - S1E8

#2 - Choose (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Election Day. The race is close, and while the candidates campaign, Kane and Stone must do their part to turn the gears of the political machine. Emma's world is turned upside-down while Meredith must go to great lengths to prove her allegiance to Kane.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 122 votes.

Boss - S1E7

#1 - Stasis (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Just days away from the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall. Though a swift political move will help identify his adversaries, will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time?

The episode was rated 8.63 from 123 votes.

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