Hand of God

10 Best Episodes of Hand of God

A morally corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him, compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 22, 2022.

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#15 - Contemplating the Body (Season 1 - Episode 3)

With KD under police surveillance and the Brooks deal hanging by a thread, Pernell must pass a psych evaluation, apologize on the record, and get his hands dirtier than he ever has before. Jocelyn's grief has taken on a dangerous ritual, just as Crystal pressures the lawyer to drop her daughter-in-law's case. At Hand of God chapel, Alicia and Paul prepare a high-profile meal for the homeless.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 404 votes.

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#14 - He So Loved (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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Pernell is torn when a vision convinces him to betray someone close to him to get answers about who hurt Jocelyn. Crystal is frustrated when Pernell refuses to take a prescription, and recruits her weed dealer, April, to spy inside Hand of God. Tessie's estranged brother reaches out and convinces her to get answers from Bobo about the family's eviction - and whether it's tied to the Brooks deal.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 367 votes.

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#13 - I See That Now (Season 2 - Episode 5)

After KD's startling confession, Chief Toby and the police make a move. Crystal and Bobo encourage Pernell to go to the media to clear his name. Against Dr. Olonari's wishes Pernell seeks out a dangerous medication to stop his hallucinations. Crystal teams up with a hacker to find Bathwater as Jocelyn confronts her past in therapy.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 206 votes.

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#12 - A Bird in Hand (Season 1 - Episode 7)

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With Pernell close to fulfilling his mission, he dispatches KD to serve justice. Paul and Alicia train with the televangelists to become picture-perfect TV Christians - still contending with Alicia's secret. Crystal finds damning evidence of Pernell's extramarital affairs, and debates what to do about it. Jocelyn goes public with her own personal burden in an attempt to finally heal.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 317 votes.

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#11 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

After the attempted suicide of his only son, PJ, Judge Pernell Harris believes he can hear the voice of God, and the voice is telling him to find out who raped PJ's wife Jocelyn -- the reason PJ tried to end his life - and bring him to justice. Spurred on by a questionable pastor named Reverend Paul, he teams up with KD, a zealot and violent ex-con, and sets out on a vigilante mission.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 640 votes.

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#10 - Welcome the Stranger (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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KD goes to jail to find out who ordered Jocelyn's rape. Pernell joins Bobo at a men's-only retreat to convince the DWP chair to help with the Brooks plan. Pernell struggles to reconcile his new faith with his love for a call girl, just as he must compete for Tessie's affection. Paul and Alicia audition for a powerful televangelist, while friends from Paul's past threaten his success.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 327 votes.

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#9 - When You Pull the Trigger (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Isolated and disillusioned, Pernell takes drastic measures to relieve his suffering. KD betrays Tessie to deliver a message to Pernell. Jocelyn sheds light on one of Pernell's visions. Crystal finds refuge with her sister in Stockton and discovers what happened to Wilson. Toby puts the squeeze on Paul and Bobo, whose friendship with Pernell is on the brink.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 191 votes.

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#8 - For the Rain to Gather (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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When KD returns with new clues, Pernell's call girl Tessie agrees to go undercover to follow the trail. Pernell enlists the church to stage a prayer vigil for PJ, interrupting Jocelyn's plans. April bonds with Alicia and gets wind of a potentially explosive secret. Pernell realizes Crystal may have crossed the line while trying to help him. And Bobo risks losing his dignity - and his son's respect.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 333 votes.

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#7 - Not Writing a Love Letter (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Still hiding his medical treatment from Olonari, Pernell attempts to reconnect with his wife. But Crystal is busy using her new position as Anne Wu's replacement to further investigate Bathwater. Paul and Alicia face the fallout of Alicia's accident, reawakening Paul's faith. Tessie enlists KD's help to secure her dream house. KD takes matters with the Caldwell trial into his own hands.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 215 votes.

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#6 - What Do You Hear? (Season 2 - Episode 6)

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San Vicente authorities turn up the heat with a round of subpoenas, but an unexpected visitor offers Pernell a clue that could turn the tables. Pernell helps Crystal and Wilson in a dangerous quest to find PJ's software. But when he runs into trouble with Crystal, Pernell lashes out in public--going toe-to-toe with Paul. Tessie and KD become closer.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 198 votes.

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#5 - A Flower That Bees Prefer (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Pernell struggles to suppress his intensifying hallucinations, as the legal battle with Jocelyn over PJ's life comes to a dramatic conclusion. Alicia is faced with a difficult decision that could affect both Paul and the future of Hand of God. KD unravels as he questions whether he placed his faith in a false prophet.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 297 votes.

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#4 - What a Man Can Be (Season 2 - Episode 9)

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With Pernell's trial looming, he and KD must leverage new evidence in a bargain with Chief Toby. Crystal convinces Jocelyn that PJ's last note might contain a hidden message. Bobo aligns loyalty with Nathan Brooks. Tessie discovers the truth about her assets.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 201 votes.

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#3 - The Last Thing Left (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Belief restored, Pernell seeks to mend relationships with Tessie and Paul and makes shocking discoveries about his trial. KD keeps watch on Chief Toby, and makes enemies with Raymond Kelly in the process. Crystal begins to trust Pernell again. Under pressure from the police, Bobo seeks out a new backer and takes decisive action against Pernell.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 202 votes.

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#2 - He Must Be (Season 2 - Episode 10)

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Pernell teams with KD to mete out their own brand of justice to San Vicente's dirty cops, confronts Bobo about his betrayal, and faces the man he now believes is responsible for tearing his family apart. Jocelyn joins Crystal on a journey to protect PJ's legacy, as Paul considers a new alliance with Pernell. Tessie tries to convince KD that Pernell cannot be trusted.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 187 votes.

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#1 - The Tie That Binds (Season 1 - Episode 10)

With newfound evidence and renewed conviction, Pernell believes he's finally uncovered the truth of PJ's suicide and who was behind Jocelyn's rape. Crystal intervenes, fearing her husband is suffering a relapse that may have serious consequences. Bobo must confront what he's sacrificed for the Brooks deal. Paul and Alicia receive news that could destroy everything they've been working for.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 326 votes.

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