The Code

10 Best Episodes of The Code

The military's brightest minds take on the United States' toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator - and a Marine. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, these active-duty Marines are attorneys who have chosen to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and abroad, often having to put aside their ideals for the sake of the truth.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 06, 2020.

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The Code - S1E9

#12 - Smoke-Pit (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Abe and Harper’s investigation into a Marine recruiter’s alleged misconduct may be derailed when the key witness refuses to testify.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 249 votes.

The Code - S1E1

#11 - Blowed Up (Season 1 - Episode 1)


When a soldier in Afghanistan kills his commanding officer, Judge Advocates Capt. John “Abe” Abraham and Capt. Maya Dobbins are assigned to the case as prosecution and defense lawyers by their commanding officer, Col. Glenn Turnbull.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 464 votes.

The Code - S1E2

#10 - P.O.G. (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Captains John Abraham and Maya Dobbins head to a war zone when they are assigned to opposite sides of the courtroom in the case of Marine charged with abandoning his post during combat, resulting in the deaths of three soldiers. Also, Major Trey Ferry must iron out a diplomatic spat, and Lt. Harper Li works to balance her duties to the Corps with planning her wedding.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 372 votes.

The Code - S1E3

#9 - Molly Marine (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Major Ferry and Lt. Li are assigned to find out who leaked information about a Marine who was set to become the Corps’ first female Infantry Captain, which may have led to her attack. Also, Capt. Abraham is approached by his best friend’s widow, Alex, who is considering suing the Corps for her husband’s wrongful death and may ask him to testify.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 320 votes.

The Code - S1E5

#8 - Maggie's Drawers (Season 1 - Episode 5)

When two Marines are accidentally killed in a weapons test, Abe and Harper square off against Trey as prosecution and defense for the soldier who is accused of tampering with the system. Also, Abe helps out his best friend’s widow, Alex, and Col. Turnbull gives Maya an important assignment.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 307 votes.

The Code - S1E10

#7 - Secret Squirrel (Season 1 - Episode 10)


When a Marine is accused of helping a terrorist escape from Guantanamo Bay, Abe and Harper believe that they have an open-and-shut case until they are mysteriously denied access to key evidence without explanation. Also, Trey and Maya attempt to get Rami reassigned back to their office,

The episode was rated 7.57 from 253 votes.

The Code - S1E11

#6 - Don and Doff (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Abe and Harper’s investigation into the accidental overdose of a Marine takes a turn when they can’t find any fingerprints – even the deceased’s – on the pill bottle, leading them to believe he was murdered. Also, Abe receives a warning about testifying in a lawsuit against the Corps, and Maya is concerned that her brother does not have his mental illness under control.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 252 votes.

The Code - S1E6

#5 - 1st Civ Div (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Abe and Harper try to track down a website owner who is inciting violence by having Marines confront and expose civilians who are publicly pretending to serve in the Corps. Also, Abe’s relationship with Alex becomes more complicated; Rami faces a crisis of conscience when he and his wife, Nazil, go for their citizenship test; and Col. Turnbull anxiously awaits word on her son’s status after she approves an overseas airstrike.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 291 votes.

The Code - S1E8

#4 - Lioness (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Abe and Harper travel to Afghanistan to investigate when an Afghan commander is killed on a U.S. base. When a Marine is accused of the crime, Trey and Maya join their colleagues to defend him in an on-base hearing. Also, Col. Turnbull and her husband, Asa, disagree about how to handle their son Adam’s physical therapy.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 268 votes.

The Code - S1E4

#3 - Back on the Block (Season 1 - Episode 4)


When a dying Marine confesses his involvement in covering up the murder of an Iraqi civilian more than a decade ago, Abe and Trey are assigned to prosecute the accused killer – a sitting U.S. congressman. Also, Maya helps her brother prepare for his state senate race.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 340 votes.

The Code - S1E7

#2 - Above the Knee (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Harper gets caught in a firefight when she, Abe and Maya travel to Syria to investigate a Marine accused of desertion. Also, Col. Turnbull travels to Germany to be with her wounded son, Adam.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 282 votes.

The Code - S1E12

#1 - Legit Bad Day (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Abe's colleagues must defend – and reluctantly prosecute – him when he is arrested and court-martialed for mutiny in regard to a 2010 mission in Afghanistan where he was one of the only survivors.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 237 votes.

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