For the People

10 Worst Episodes of For the People

Brand new lawyers work for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 02, 2022.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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For the People - S1E9

#10 - Extraordinary Circumstances (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Sandra goes the extra mile for a client when she goes up against the FBI and ends up in one of the most unexpected and compromising situations of her young career. Meanwhile, Roger assigns Kate, Seth and Leonard to work on a highly sensitive case after receiving a tip alleging that the governor of New York is trying to illegally sell a seat in the Senate.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 359 votes.

For the People - S2E6

#9 - You Belong Here (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Leonard takes on one of the country’s best and most prolific litigators in a case that leads him to grapple with his personal feelings related to race and privilege in America. Back at the public defender’s office, Jay takes on his first drug case, but things heat up when he has to work with a rather unconventional lawyer. Elsewhere, Sandra tries to prove she’s not a workaholic and bonds with Ted over boxing to let off some much-needed steam.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 252 votes.

For the People - S1E4

#8 - The Library Fountain (Season 1 - Episode 4)

After Seth learns that the people of his hometown and former elementary school in Lincoln, Nebraska, have become seriously ill due to groundwater contamination, he becomes invested in seeking justice, potentially jeopardizing the future of his career. Sandra, Jay and Allison assist Jill with a potential murder case, but as they grow skeptical of their client, Jill only grows more passionate.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 434 votes.

For the People - S1E8

#7 - Flippity-Flop (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Jill and Roger’s complicated friendship is tested when they finally square off over a DEA raid that left an inmate clinging to life. Meanwhile, Kate is assigned to an animal smuggling case involving the death of an endangered panda; and Jay’s emotions are thrust into a case when he learns his trusting father was a victim in a pyramid scheme.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 376 votes.

For the People - S1E3

#6 - 18 Miles Outside of Roanoke (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Sandra and Kate go head-to-head on a high-profile case involving a young woman accused of leaking classified information, but they learn to find common ground in their fight for justice and pursuit of the common good. Allison struggles to make a case for her client as the courts look to new technology to avoid bias, and Leonard seeks professional legitimacy at the cost of a personal relationship.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 429 votes.

For the People - S1E7

#5 - Have You Met Leonard Knox? (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Leonard is forced to confront some longstanding insecurities when his new high-stakes case leads him to question what is right and what is wrong. Sandra goes head-to-head with Seth who files charges against a daring comedian accused of threatening a U.S. president’s life; and Jay defends a tennis player accused of intentionally throwing a match to help his coach win a bet he placed against him.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 363 votes.

For the People - S1E6

#4 - Everybody's a Superhero (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Allison defends a man accused of stealing supplies intended for victims of a devastating island hurricane and goes up against Celia Chavez, a tough Assistant U.S. Attorney for whom losing is not an option. Sandra defends a peculiar client accused of assault, but with an altered view of reality and on the other side, Kate is being sought after by an ATF agent in need of legal advice for an unlikely suspect.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 397 votes.

For the People - S2E3

#3 - Minimum Continuing Legal Education (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Seth becomes committed to taking an immune international diplomat to trial so he can get out of general crime and onto a more senior unit. Sandra works on a kidnapping case and is convinced the kidnapping was an accident. Meanwhile, Jay is certain that taking a different route to work will determine how successful he will be in the courtroom.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 258 votes.

For the People - S1E2

#2 - Rahowa (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The six young lawyers are determined to bring home wins during their second round of cases; Jay must set aside his personal feelings as he defends a client with controversial beliefs; Sandra's idealism leads to an important lesson from Ms. Krissman.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 480 votes.

For the People - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


The series premiere of the drama about six talented young lawyers who work on opposite sides of the law and handle the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 559 votes.

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