Dark Winds

10 Worst Episodes of Dark Winds

This psychological thriller follows two Navajo police officers, Leaphorn and Chee, in the 1970s Southwest as their search for clues in a grisly double murder case forces them to challenge their own spiritual beliefs and come to terms with the trauma of their pasts.

Written by Sophie and last updated on aug 14, 2023.

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#9 - Antigonish (Season 2 - Episode 3)

After facing off with a dangerous man, Chee strikes out on his own. Leaphorn and Manuelito partner with the sheriff’s department, leading Leaphorn to identify a vital clue.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 55 votes.

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#8 - HózhóoNaasháa (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito descend on the hiding place of the Buffalo Society, only to be confronted with hard decisions that could change the outcome of the rest of their lives.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 588 votes.

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#7 - The Male Rain Approaches (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Leaphorn and Chee interview the surviving witness to the Big Rock Motel murders. Chee meets with the coroner but the cause of death remains a mystery. Sgt. Manuelito makes a chilling discovery of her own.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 686 votes.

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#6 - Na'niłkaadii (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Navajo Tribal Policeman Joe Leaphorn investigates the death of a man involved in a mysterious cult, while Jim Chee, moonlighting as a PI, works a case of his own. When their investigations collide, Leaphorn and Chee find themselves in grave danger.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 258 votes.

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#5 - Hooghandi (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Leaphorn suspects all of the crimes on the reservation are related. There is a big break in the case. Leaphorn invites Chee over for dinner. Manuelito makes a discovery of her own.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 601 votes.

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#4 - Wonders of the Unknown (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Leaphorn explores personal ties to an increasingly mysterious case. Chee is questioned by a reluctant Sgt. Manuelito. The discovery of a body sends Leaphorn and Manuelito in pursuit of a child in danger.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 183 votes.

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#3 - Ha'íínlni (Season 1 - Episode 5)

With a major suspect in custody, Leaphorn discovers that there is more to this crime than he would have ever imagined. Manuelito faces her worst fears. Chee must make a choice between his career and his people.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 596 votes.

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#2 - K'e (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Leaphorn’s niece celebrates her Kinaaldá as Leaphorn retrieves the bodies of the murder victims. Manuelito and Chee investigate the whereabouts of the missing Mormon family.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 619 votes.

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#1 - Monster Slayer (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Navajo Tribal Policeman Joe Leaphorn must solve a series of crimes. He partners with new deputy, Jim Chee, who is back on the reservation for the first time since he was a child, and together they face down evil forces both earthly and supernatural.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 765 votes.

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