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 Worst Episodes of Father Dowling Mysteries

Father Dowling Mysteries - S2E9

#1 - The Perfect Couple Mystery

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Season 2 - Episode 9

Talk about security clearance. Father Dowling and Sister Steve find themselves smack dab in the middle of a top secret security investigation when one of the parishioners is suspected of stealing confidential documents. The case revolves around a spy who really isn't a spy, a mistress who never was and a cheating husband who didn't. Add to the mix a FBI headquarters that never existed and you've got a case that's about as clear as Irish Stew.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S2E10

#2 - The Confidence Mystery

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Season 2 - Episode 10

A flim flam con-man has his eye on a valuable church receptacle that Father Prestwick is taking to Romania. He'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the monstrance, even if he has to permanently inconvenience Father Prestwick. It's up to Father Dowling and Sister Steve to put a cap on the con.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E8

#3 - The Reasonable Doubt Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 8

Father Dowling does his duty, jury duty, in a murder case that should have been open and shut. Father Dowling is not so sure and his claim of reasonable doubt ends in a deadlocked jury. While the DA angrily works toward a retrial, Father Dowling and Sister Steve conduct an investigation of their own, at the center of which is the testimony of an eyewitness who seems to keep company with some unusual sorts.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E13

#4 - The Missing Witness Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 13

Sister Steve has disguised herself as a trashy lady-of-the-evening in order to track down a witness who can clear the name of a young businessman charged with murder. But was he really framed or is he actually guilty? Father Dowling is not certain.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E14

#5 - The Prodigal Son Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 14

A blast from the past rocks Father Dowling's world when a man he's never met shows up claiming to be his son. The man disappears before Father Dowling can question him. And then his would-be son is charged with murder.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E15

#6 - The Moving Target Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 15

A hired killer has a change of heart when he discovers that Father Dowling is his intended victim. He warns the priest that someone else is certain to accept the contract. Now it's up to Father Dowling to figure out who, and why, someone is out to get him.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E16

#7 - The Priest Killer Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 16

When a rooftop sniper almost kills Father Dowling, Sister Steve goes undercover as a cab driver, hoping the flush out the would-be priest-killer.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E17

#8 - The Mummy's Curse Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 17

While visiting the Chicago Museum to take in a Pharaoh's burial chamber, Father Dowling and Sister Steve encounter an ancient Egyptian curse. Father Prestwick almost becomes a victim himself when he attempts to uncover the tomb's deadly secrets.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E18

#9 - The Monkey Business Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 18

Father Dowling and Sister Steve go out on a limb when they kidnap a chimp accused of murdering an animal activist. The killer-chimp will be put to sleep unless they can prove it has been framed.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

Father Dowling Mysteries - S3E19

#10 - The Hardboiled Mystery

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Season 3 - Episode 19

An author who used Dowling and Steve as characters in his murder mystery dies before its completion.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

#11 - The Malibu Mystery
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Season 3 - Episode 20

Father Dowling is on the trail of a runaway teen who is taking a walk on the wild side of L.A.'s night life.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

#12 - The Consulting Detective Mystery
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Season 3 - Episode 21

It is difficult to tell who is consulting with whom when Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of Father Dowling. The pair prove to be an unbeatable team as they put their powers of deduction to the supreme test as eyewitnesses to multiple murders. There's only one hitch: No one other than Dowling can actually see Mr. Holmes!

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 0 votes.

#13 - The Joyful Noise Mystery
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Season 3 - Episode 22

The local District Attorney's office is home to bullets and ballots as deadly rivals battle for power. One man is already dead and an innocent boy has been charged with murder. Father Dowling tries to expose the real killer before a political rally becomes a blood bath.

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

#14 - The Fugitive Priest Mystery
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Season 3 - Episode 11

Trouble is brewing for Father Dowling when his evil twin brother rolls into town. Blaine manages to frame his brother for a bank robbery, while protecting himself with a perfect alibi: He's been arrested for overdue parking tickets. With the help of Sister Steve, Father Dowling masquerades as his troublesome twin in order to track down his underworld associates.

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

#15 - The Showgirl Mystery
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Season 3 - Episode 4

A showy showgirl of a shady nightclub is surprised to discover that her late husband's estate consists of nothing but debts. Or is she the victim of a scam to deprive her out of a small fortune? The investigation reveals a motley crew of underworld characters as Father Dowling and Sister Steve go hunting for a suspect.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 1 votes.

#16 - The Substitute Sister Mystery
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Season 3 - Episode 12

Father Dowling and Sister Steve are caught in the middle of the battle of the bugs when warring exterminators do battle over franchise rights. The plot is further thickened by a nun who isn't, a hitman who is and a mobster who will do anything to rescue his daughter.

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

#17 - The Falling Angel Mystery
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Season 2 - Episode 8

An "angel" visits Father Dowling and Sister Steve at the parish and delivers a stern warning that big trouble is hiding just around the next corner. One of the parishioners is about to be "charged" with the "crime" of guilt by association when it is revealed that his late father was connected with the underworld.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

#18 - The Face in the Mirror Mystery
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Season 1 - Episode 7

When the good Father's evil half-brother shows up unexpectedly, Dowling suspects right away that the evil one is up to no good. After thwarting his brother's attempted diamond heist, Dowling finds himself in hot water when he discovers that the police can't tell the two brothers apart.

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

#19 - The Woman Scorned Mystery
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Season 2 - Episode 5

Is Father Dowling serving up a stew of lechery, larceny and murder? No, it's the work of his evil twin brother, Blaine, who is trying to lure lonely matrons into a phony investment scheme. Father Dowling is forced to masquerade as the wicked brother in a last-ditch effort to prove his innocence and pin the rap on the woman's real killer.

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

#20 - The Mafia Priest Mystery (2)
7.50
Season 1 - Episode 6

Undeterred by appearances, Father Dowling sets out to prove a young priest innocent of murder after he discovers the priest has been framed by a member of his own family. Nothing is ever easy, of course, and when the real assassin is himself killed, Dowling must rely on a family member who is too afraid to tell the truth. But tell it he must.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Father Dowling Mysteries from 2 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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