Night Court

10 Best Episodes of Night Court

Unapologetically optimistic judge Abby Stone, the daughter of the late Harry Stone, follows in her father's footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding.

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#1 - The Honorable Dan Fielding (2) (Season 1 - Episode 16)

Abby is on trial and she and Dan are fighting for her professional life. District Attorney Jeff Dewitt returns and forces Olivia to choose sides. Abby and Rand find their relationship at a crossroads.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 103 votes.

Night Court - S1E8

#2 - Blood Moon Binga (Season 1 - Episode 8)


A blood moon brings out some of the weirdest cases New York has to offer along with a surprise visitor: Abby's mom, who's carrying some secrets. Gurgs suspects Dan knows more than he's letting on. Olivia and Neil stumble on the truth.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 162 votes.

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#3 - Just Tuesday (Season 1 - Episode 3)

After Abby makes a mistake in the courtroom, she decides to adopt an all-business approach to get things back on track, but her new style catches everyone off guard.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 220 votes.

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#4 - The Nighthawks (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Abby pushes Dan Fielding to embrace his new role as public defender. Neil gets on board with Abby's quest to improve the courtroom and quickly realizes why trying is for the birds.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 265 votes.

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#5 - The Apartment (Season 1 - Episode 5)

In desperate need of a new apartment, Abby turns to Gurgs and her unconventional real estate skills. Dan helps Olivia prepare for the biggest case of her career and a shot at redemption.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 180 votes.

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#6 - Dan v. Dating (Season 1 - Episode 4)


With Abby’s encouragement, Dan attempts to venture back into the dating world, but reigniting his love life proves more complicated than he anticipated. Gurgs and Olivia search for a new office and find something they weren’t expecting.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 199 votes.

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#7 - When Abby Met Gabby (Season 1 - Episode 14)

Neil’s crush on Abby is making things uncomfortable for everyone, but Abby sees a way out when she meets an unrequited love from his past who just happens to be newly available. Meanwhile, Gurgs fails to protect Dan from an unruly member of the gallery and vows never to let him down again.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 123 votes.

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#8 - Past Apps (Season 1 - Episode 13)


A tech entrepreneur in court has Dan and the gang seeing a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next billion-dollar idea. When Abby stumbles on the young CEO’s history of fraud in a sealed file, can she warn her friends without breaking the law?

The episode was rated 7.11 from 117 votes.

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#9 - DA Club (Season 1 - Episode 12)

When Abby lands a meeting with the New York City district attorney to talk about her ideas for reform, Dan invites himself along to share his expertise in the art of “backroom dealing.” Gurgs teaches Neil a lesson in confidence.

The episode was rated 7.07 from 129 votes.

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#10 - Two Peas on a Pod (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Abby tries to get the court featured on a popular podcast, but the host only has eyes for Dan, who soon learns that being the center of attention can have its downsides.

The episode was rated 7.05 from 144 votes.

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#11 - The Honorable Dan Fielding (1) (Season 1 - Episode 15)

Dan ponders his future after being offered the opportunity of a lifetime. Abby can’t find time for her fiancé, Rand, and her heart lands her in some trouble. Olivia makes it a personal mission to help Gurgs pass the bailiff supervisor exam.

The episode was rated 7.01 from 113 votes.

Night Court - S1E1

#12 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Judge Abby Stone follows in the footsteps of her late father Judge Harry Stone as she takes over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court. When the court finds itself in need of a public defender, Abby sees potential in an unlikely candidate from her father’s past: former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding.

The episode was rated 7.01 from 354 votes.

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#13 - Ready or Knot (Season 1 - Episode 11)

When the court is overrun with cases from a wedding expo gone awry, the team looks to help Abby plan her wedding. A wedding planner shows Dan the finer things in life. Olivia and Gurgs wrestle over who will serve as maid of honor.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 141 votes.

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#14 - Justice Buddies (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Gurgs’s tween nephew and some of his fellow students visit the court for a school project. Things get out of hand for Abby, Dan and the night court team when the kids reveal their true motive is to grind the wheels of justice to a halt.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 181 votes.

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#15 - Train Court (Season 1 - Episode 7)

When a train delay causes issues, Abby sees an opportunity to serve underground justice. Gurgs tries to stall the proceedings so Abby can meet her favorite celebrities, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, but Dan has dinner reservations he won't give up.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 173 votes.

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#16 - Marathon-thon-thon-thon-thon (Season 1 - Episode 10)


When Abby's fiancé, Rand, learns she's struggling to connect with Olivia, he encourages Abby to embrace a side of herself she rarely shows. Dan and Gurgs team up to save his favorite thing in the courthouse: a bench.

The episode was rated 6.83 from 144 votes.


Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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