Code Black

10 Worst Episodes of Code Black

Inspired by the award-winning documentary, this medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff confront a challenged system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 18, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Code Black - S1E6

#10 - In Extremis (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Leanne struggles with whether to treat a police officer who helped her during an accident or his shooter, who has more serious injuries. Meanwhile, Malaya's pregnant ex-girlfriend arrives at the hospital with pain in her arm, and Malaya is shocked by her MRI results.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 757 votes.

Code Black - S3E2

#9 - Better Angels (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Angus and Mario treat a patient who is a self-proclaimed psychic and envisions the staff singing and dancing, seeing beauty amid the chaos at Angels Memorial. Also, Willis and Rox put their lives in danger to rescue a congressman and his staffer from a multi-car accident.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 592 votes.

Code Black - S1E16

#8 - Hail Mary (Season 1 - Episode 16)

Christa becomes insecure in her new relationship with Neal when his ex-girlfriend, Dr. Grace Adams, returns to Angels Memorial after spending a year volunteering in Haiti. Also, New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. comes to the ER to convince his stubborn high school football coach, Pete Delaney, to have life-saving surgery.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 730 votes.

Code Black - S1E17

#7 - Love Hurts (Season 1 - Episode 17)


Christa and Grace deal with a teenager who claims to have been abused at a camp. Angus begins to take ADHD medication to remain focused. Leanne deals with a VIP patient who had embryos implanted in her without her husband's acknowledgement. Christa feels at odds with Grace.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 775 votes.

Code Black - S3E7

#6 - Step Up (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Rox decides to make amends with her former step coach when she arrives to Angels Memorial with the local high school step team after a pyramid stunt goes wrong. Also, Noa pleads with Leanne and Campbell to try any other method before performing an emergency hysterectomy on a young teenage girl experiencing complications after giving birth.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 561 votes.

Code Black - S2E8

#5 - 1.0 Bodies (Season 2 - Episode 8)


The doctors treat cult members who unwillingly survived a mass suicide attempt, and Mario decides to connect with his late father’s girlfriend.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1021 votes.

Code Black - S3E10

#4 - Change of Heart (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Elliot fears the worst after hearing the emotional testimony by Detective Gomez’s wife at his malpractice trial, but hopes footage Diego shot for his documentary will change her mind. Also, Rox attempts to connect with Willis but he pushes her away, and Leanne attempts to comfort Ariel in the wake of a devastating loss.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 545 votes.

Code Black - S1E3

#3 - Pre-Existing Conditions (Season 1 - Episode 3)


The doctors work 36 consecutive hours in code black and must deal with a distraught mother of two sons who were in a devastating car accident. Mario bullies Angus into performing an unnecessary operation and lets Angus take the blame when Leanne finds out.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 774 votes.

Code Black - S1E1

#2 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Dr. Leanne Rorish puts her new first-year residents right to work at Angels Memorial Hospital, Home to the nation's busiest ER.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1109 votes.

Code Black - S1E2

#1 - We Plug Holes (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Christa saves a woman's life and then pleads with Neal to perform a surgery that will save the patient's reproductive future.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 865 votes.

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