563 votes


ABC 2019

Dex Parios is a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Stumptown

Stumptown - S1E7

#1 - November Surprise


Season 1 - Episode 7

Dex goes undercover after she is hired by a local politician to dig up dirt on his political opponent. Meanwhile, Grey and Liz’s romance continues, and Dex celebrates Friendsgiving with the group.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Stumptown from 638 votes.

Stumptown - S1E1

#2 - Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown.


Season 1 - Episode 1

Dex Parios - a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of - works as a PI in Portland, Oregon. With only herself to rely on, she solves other people's messes with a blind eye toward her own, finding herself at odds with the police and in the firing line of criminals.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Stumptown from 1148 votes.

Stumptown - S1E2

#3 - Missed Connections


Season 1 - Episode 2

Dex is hired by a wealthy man to search for a woman whom he recently met, but she quickly learns that the task is not as simple as it seems. Meanwhile, Dex and Grey’s history unfolds.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Stumptown from 930 votes.

Stumptown - S1E10

#4 - Reality Checks Don't Bounce


Season 1 - Episode 10

Dex is hired by a famous TV judge to help find his prodigal brother but soon finds that she is not the only one looking for him. Elsewhere, after a carjacking under his watch, Hoffman enlists Grey’s help in tracking down the carjackers. Back at home, Dex isn’t prepared for Ansel’s unexpected news.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Stumptown from 588 votes.

Stumptown - S1E6

#5 - Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll


Season 1 - Episode 6

When Dex’s ex Fiona, a famous musician, comes into town for a performance, Dex must protect her from a stalker. Meanwhile, Grey continues to receive the cold shoulder from Dex, and Tookie and Lieutenant Cosgrove develop a new friendship.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Stumptown from 694 votes.

Stumptown - S1E14
#6 - Til Dex Do Us Part
Season 1 - Episode 14

Dex is hired to investigate a bride's fiancé after suspicions arise regarding the motives behind the hurried nuptials. Dex asks Hoffman for help with the case and discovers there's more to this couple than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Hoffman goes head-to-head with his father when he learns that he will be representing a suspect in Hoffman's case. Back at The Bad Alibi, Tookie and Ansel propose a new business idea to a reluctant Grey.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Stumptown from 537 votes.

Stumptown - S1E13
#7 - The Dex Factor
Season 1 - Episode 13

Dex goes under cover as a potential buyer to help Hoffman and Grey with the next phase of their drug case. Dex gets close to a fellow veteran support group member. Ansel struggles to maintain order at Bad Alibi and enlists Tookie's help.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Stumptown from 556 votes.

Stumptown - S1E3
#8 - Rip City Dicks
Season 1 - Episode 3

In hopes of becoming a certified private investigator, Dex seeks mentorship from veteran PI Artie Banks. Meanwhile, Hoffman grows suspicious of Grey after evidence proves that he has a connection to a victim in his case.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Stumptown from 830 votes.

Stumptown - S1E12
#9 - Dirty Dexy Money
Season 1 - Episode 12

Dex becomes fast friends with a new client, the owner of a male strip club who has been mysteriously losing money. Grey continues to help Hoffman and his new partner on the carjacking case.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Stumptown from 569 votes.

Stumptown - S1E8
#10 - The Other Woman
Season 1 - Episode 8

Dex is confronted with unresolved feelings from her past when she is hired by Sue Lynn to investigate a case with the widow of Dex’s former flame. Meanwhile, Dex and Grey’s friendship is put to the test by his new romance with Liz.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Stumptown from 641 votes.

Last updated: mar 21, 2021



(Initial impression) This was the new show I was most interested in. Fortunately, the pilot was so much better than the promos. Codie Smulders is the draw and she fills out the role. The writing is full of wit and thrills. (The mixed tape was a nice touch.) The supporting cast was a pleasant surprise. I'm going to enjoy this. I give this a 7.5 (good start) out of 10. [PI Drama]


It was appealing, at first, mostly due to being a new show, but as episodes went by, the characters and everything else grown accustomed to, that initial level of engagement that was once had, had faded. It wasn't maintained. And eventually, I wasn't that into it with each episode. It was just another show alongside other shows that were airing at the same time that I watched each week, and that became the reason why I was watching it. That investment into something new was gone now that it wasn't new. I couldn't get invested anymore. But I kept watching, all the way. Unfortunately, it never came back. Maybe the number of episodes had something to do with it, making watching each episode after they air as an inevitable way to lose interest. It could've possibly been better to wait until it was over, then binge-watched all of it, I don't know. It's too late for that, now. If you love it, which I'm sure some of you do, good for you. Me, I'm indifferent about it, if anything. But there is a part of me that has me inwardly, almost subconsciously glad that the show is over, whether for good or for the first season, who knows.


Very strong start! Good plot, interesting characters, good dialog and direction. Let's see if it tanks by the third episode (like every other new show I've seen lately).


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