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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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#15 - Broadway Danny Gurgs (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Gurgs asks Dan to defend a disgraced Broadway producer he despises. Abby helps Olivia mourn the death of her fake doorman.

The episode was rated 7.15 from 100 votes.

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#14 - 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 CEOโ€™s history of fraud in a sealed file, can she warn her friends without breaking the law?

The episode was rated 7.17 from 141 votes.

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#13 - A Crime of Fashion (Season 2 - Episode 7)

It's Fashion Week in New York as Abby gets caught in a whirlwind romance with a famous fashion designer. A high-profile defendant offers to make Dan's dreams come true, but it comes at a cost to Olivia.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 101 votes.

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


Neilโ€™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 7.20 from 152 votes.

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#11 - The Roz Affair (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Dan helps Roz with an investigation that goes awry as they find themselves pleading their case in front of Abby. Gurgs regales the court with stories of her London adventures. Olivia tries to establish a side gig as a sports agent.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 124 votes.

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#10 - Taught and Bothered (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace. Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 95 votes.

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#9 - A Night Court Before Christmas (Season 2 - Episode 1)

It's Christmastime at Night Court. Abby enlists Dan on her quest to track down a little girl's letter to Santa. Gurgs' gift for Dan isn't what she expected. Olivia is haunted by a witness who believes herself to be the Ghost of Christmas Present.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 138 votes.

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


With Abbyโ€™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 werenโ€™t expecting.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 229 votes.

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#7 - 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 7.28 from 207 votes.

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#6 - Chips Ahoy (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Dan weasels his way into a legendary underground Navy poker game during Fleet Week. Abby makes things complicated for Wyatt when she rules against the ruthless PTA president of his kids' school.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 98 votes.

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#5 - 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 7.33 from 297 votes.

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#4 - 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 7.36 from 250 votes.

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#3 - 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 7.37 from 190 votes.

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#2 - 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 7.38 from 128 votes.

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#1 - Wheelers of Fortune (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Surprises are in store for Dan when the Wheelers return to court after more than 30 years. Abby seeks a psychic in hopes of ending an argument she had with her late father.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 96 votes.

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