7.3
22 votes
Father Dowling Mysteries

Father Dowling Mysteries

NBC 1989

The show began as an NBC Made for TV Movie in 1987 and the show was to have begun weekly in 1988 though because of a writer's strike in 1988 it didn't begin weekly until 1989. After it's 1st season the show left NBC and ABC took the show from 1990 until 1991. First Telecast: November 30, 1987Last Telecast: May 2, 1991 Episodes: 1 TV Movie, 42 Episodes

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The 10 Best Episodes of Father Dowling Mysteries

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E2

#1 - The Medical Mystery

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 2

The local hospital is the scene of some 'extra' deaths when Father Dowling and Sister Steve uncover a string of mystery murders. Father Prestwick insists on helping out and almost becomes the next victim.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E3

#2 - The Devil & the Deep Blue Sea Mystery

10.00

Season 3 - Episode 3

When most people look at Harry Deil they see one of the most powerful men in underworld crime. Father Dowling sees something else, something even more sinister: The devil. Now Father Dowling must beat him at his own game in order to save Sister Steve.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S2E11

#3 - The Solid Gold Headache Mystery

9.50

Season 2 - Episode 11

Sister Steve knows better than to look a gift horse in the mouth, but why would anyone name her as administrator of a six million dollar trust fund? And if you think she is puzzled, the family of the dearly departed are just a tad upset themselves. In fact they are willing to do just about anything to keep Sister Steve away from the fund. And just to show they are serious, they've kidnapped Father Dowling's trusty housekeeper. They've offered to let her go, as soon as someone coughs up mere six million dollars.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E7

#4 - The Murder Weekend Mystery

9.50

Season 3 - Episode 7

It's man against machine when a hired killer uses computer technology to conceal his crime during a weekend retreat for mystery writers. A series of traps further complicate the investigation and one of them almost costs Sister Steve her life.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E10

#5 - The Christmas Mystery

9.50

Season 3 - Episode 10

There's a murder attempt on a woman who has left her son in the temporary care of St. Michael's and the search for the culprit leads to a department store on Christmas Eve.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E6

#6 - The Undercover Nun Mystery

9.00

Season 3 - Episode 6

Sister Steve's return to her Mother's house to celebrate the convent's Silver Jubilee ceremonies should be a time of great joy for everyone. But shortly after arriving the Sister discovers a nun with a gun. Not quite what she expected. And her worst fears are indeed realized when another visiting nun is murdered.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E5

#7 - The Movie Mystery

8.67

Season 3 - Episode 5

Everyone is enjoying the slice of Hollywood as a movie crew uses St. Michael's as a location, until a series of unexplained, and life-threatening, accidents put a damper on the mood. Father Dowling and Sister Steve are enlisted to assist in the investigation while Father Prestwick decides to make his screen debut...as a stand in.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 3 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E9

#8 - The Vanishing Victim Mystery

8.50

Season 3 - Episode 9

Father Dowling stumbles into a kidnapping plot when he befriends a young woman who is about to disappear. Fearing the worst, Sister Steve signs on as the family's new maid to try and find out what happened to the girl.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S1E1

#9 - The Missing Body Mystery (1)

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 1

Father Dowling lands on the wrong side of the FBI after a dying man falls at his feet. Father Dowling puts the church in a bad light when he insists on tracking down the killer. While doing so, he seems to have helped botch a FBI sting operation!

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 3 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S1E2

#10 - The Missing Body Mystery (2)

8.00

Season 1 - Episode 2

Father Dowling lands on the wrong side of the FBI after a dying man falls dead at his feet. Father Dowling puts the church in a bad light when he insists on tracking down the killer. While doing so, he seems to have helped botch a FBI sting operation!

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 5 votes.

#11 - The Man Who Came to Dinner Mystery
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 4

A witness to a murder is pursued by the killer and he takes refuge in St. Michael's, enlisting the help of a woman he once almost married--Sister Steve.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 3 votes.

#12 - The Mafia Priest Mystery (1)
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 5

Father Dowling finds himself caught in a bizarre mystery when he attempts to prove a fellow priest innocent of murder. Dowling and Sister Steve get more than they bargained for when they discover the young priest's family is indeed connected--to organized crime!

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

#13 - The Pretty Baby Mystery
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 8

Father Dowling and Sister Steve find themselves in the most unlikely role of parents when an abandoned baby is discovered at the rectory. When they attempt to reunite mother and child they learn that the mother is being chased by violent kidnappers.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 3 votes.

#14 - The Visiting Priest Mystery
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 1

Father Dowling and Sister Steve are taken in by a fake priest. It turns out "Father" Damon is actually a hit man sent to kill aging gang-leader, Victor Malko. Father Dowling tries to warn Malko, but he won't take Dowling's warnings seriously. And now the real Father's life might be in jeopardy.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 4 votes.

#15 - The Exotic Dancer Mystery
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 2

Sister Steve heads undercover as a crooked card dealer at a high stakes poker game. It turns out the game is really nothing more than a ploy to cover up a robbery. Meanwhile, Father Dowling has his work cut out for him. He has to expose the crime, solve the murder of the exotic dancer and rescue Sister Steve before the card sharks find out her true identity.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

#16 - The Sanctuary Mystery
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 3

Sister, Father and a brother find themselves in a life and death situation when Sister Steve's younger brother, Mark, finds himself in the middle of a street gang battle. Someone ends up dead and Mark is the one charged with murder. He points the finger at the real killer, Police Captain Edward Hayton, and then finds himself leading candidate in the role of next potential victim. Father Dowling throws his hat into the ring and finds a case that involves not only murder, but smugglers trafficking in precious gems.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

#17 - The Legacy Mystery
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 12

Father Dowling has always enjoyed fine art, but someone is going overboard in their role as freelance art critic. A mystery thief is methodically stealing the art treasures that once belonged to the wealthy Cabot family. And Father Dowling has an inkling the thief might be the surviving son, Jonathan. The only question is why would a rich businessman take the risk of stealing the paintings when he could easily afford to buy them outright? And Cabot has perfect alibis for each theft. It looks like it's time for some of Father Dowling's old-fashioned digging for clues.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

#18 - The Passionate Painter Mystery
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 13

Suffering for the sake of one's art is one thing, but this temperamental artist's talent might soon be hidden beneath a sad addiction to drugs and alcohol. And that's just the start of his problems. He's just discovered that someone is also trying to kill him.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

#19 - The Royal Mystery
8.00
Season 3 - Episode 1

It looks like a royal mess when Sister Steve find herself trapped in a Royal scandal. The Sister trades places with a frisky British noblewoman in order to infiltrate a trade delegation. Father Dowling has his hands full riding shotgun, trying to keep an eye open for the Sister's Royal killer.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

#20 - What Do You Call a Call Girl Mystery
7.60
Season 1 - Episode 3

Father Dowling comes to the aid of a man when his fiancée is murdered just as she was about to confess to being a prostitute. A search leads to three powerful clients, none of whom want to be involved in a scandal. And even the police are trying to discourage Father Dowling from continuing his investigation.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 5 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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