10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 18, 2022.

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Boss - S1E5

#10 - 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 - S1E6

#9 - 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 - S2E4

#8 - 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 - S2E1

#7 - 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 - S2E3

#6 - 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 - S1E3

#5 - 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 - S2E2

#4 - 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 - S1E1

#3 - Listen (Season 1 - Episode 1)


After being diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane must set aside his personal issues as he attempts to run the city with an iron fist, while also dealing with the upcoming gubernatorial primary.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 229 votes.

Boss - S1E2

#2 - Reflex (Season 1 - Episode 2)

With a new, powerful entry in the race, Kane and his people flex their political muscles to maintain their hold. Meanwhile, a worried Meredith suspects her husband is keeping something from her.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 151 votes.

Boss - S2E6

#1 - Backflash (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Kane's moves with the housing project escalate tensions from unrest to rioting and looting. As Chicago burns, Kane secretly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic, where his past haunts him.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 104 votes.

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