Your Honor

10 Best Episodes of Your Honor - Season 1

Showtime’s Your Honor is a gripping drama series that follows the life of New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, as he faces a moral dilemma when his son is involved in a hit and run. Since its first episode aired in December 2020, the show has received a great deal of praise. With two seasons now available, viewers are starting to rank the best episodes from the series.

The best episodes of Your Honor are often those that explore the moral and ethical implications of Desiato’s decisions as he navigates his situation with his son. While there are plenty of suspenseful and thrilling moments, the show excels in its exploration of the complexity of making difficult choices in a morally ambiguous world.

So which episodes should be at the top of your list? We’ve ranked the best episodes of Your Honor according to viewers, critics, and industry professionals. Read on to find out more.

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Your Honor - S1E10

#1 - Part Ten (Season 1 - Episode 10)

In the tenth and final episode of Your Honor, Adam is left reeling from new information about his mother’s death. His father, Michael, and Adam are all in danger of having their secrets revealed. Meanwhile, Eugene is desperately trying to find justice for his family. Finally, Carlo’s trial comes to a close, leading to a satisfying and unexpected conclusion for the show.

The season finale brings the story full circle, with it all starting from an accident and ending in an accident. While some viewers may be left wanting more, the poetic justice of the finale was the perfect way to cap off the show. The ending was unexpected, but it was the perfect way to wrap up the season.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 1295 votes.

Your Honor - S1E1

#2 - Part One (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Your Honor's premiere episode, Part One, starts off with a tragic accident involving Judge Michael Desiato's teenage son Adam. This event puts the judge in an impossible situation that will affect the dynamics of his family, his oldest friend Charlie, and Adam's secret relationship with his girlfriend Frannie. Coincidentally, crime lord Jimmy Baxter and his wife Gina Baxter's birthday present results in their son Rocco getting involved in a similar situation.

Despite some minor issues, such as detectives not retrieving the inhaler from the crime scene and a questionable moment involving a dog and a rag, the show's pilot episode was well-received by viewers. Many were impressed with the intensity of the episode and the promise of more to come in the later episodes. This premiere episode is an excellent start to what seems to be a promising show.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1778 votes.

Your Honor - S1E7

#3 - Part Seven (Season 1 - Episode 7)

In the seventh episode of Your Honor, Michael attempts to solve his blackmail dilemma, only to discover that it comes with a more serious cost. Meanwhile, Eugene finds a new family amongst Big Mo's crew, and Adam's secret is at risk of being revealed due to a problematic relationship.

The court scene in this episode was certainly captivating, with a judge who is as cold as ice. It is clear that there is no line that he won't cross to get the job done. For viewers, it was a great scene that proved to be full of suspense and intrigue. However, viewers were left disappointed by the way Cranston's role was diminished throughout the episode, as it felt like his character was being pushed to the backburner.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1281 votes.

Your Honor - S1E9

#4 - Part Nine (Season 1 - Episode 9)


In episode nine of the show "Your Honor", Michael is faced with the pressure of keeping Carlo out of prison. To achieve this, Michael finds an answer. Charlie, who is helping Adam with his relationship troubles, makes a shocking discovery.

The episode leaves viewers with many questions, particularly around a scene featuring photos that wasn't included in the previous episodes. This surprise scene has left viewers confused and wondering what it could mean. Many fans have gone as far as to go through the subtitle files of all the previous episodes to try and find any dialogue associated with the scene, but it was nowhere to be found.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1207 votes.

Your Honor - S1E2

#5 - Part Two (Season 1 - Episode 2)

In Part Two of Your Honor, Judge Michael Desiato and his son Adam create an alibi on the anniversary of his wife's death. This brings two of his close friends and colleagues, Charlie and Lee, into a web of deception. Kofi is also approached about a job. The episode was intense, but some viewers found it dragged on a bit. Despite the four episodes so far, viewers are still not sure what the purpose of D'jango and the other canine characters is, or what they may be up to.

The episode has left many viewers hanging, wondering what will happen next. Will the characters be able to keep up the web of lies, or will the truth be revealed? Will Kofi take the job he was offered? Will D'jango and the other canine characters play a larger role in the show? Will the show pick up pace and become even more intense? These are all questions viewers have been left with as they wait for the next episode to come out.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1526 votes.

Your Honor - S1E6

#6 - Part Six (Season 1 - Episode 6)


In part six of Your Honor, Adam has a dangerous new love interest, while Michael searches for his blackmailer. Lee is determined to get justice for Kofi’s case. The episode is filled with tension and excitement, though the on-screen chemistry between Adam and Fina may leave something to be desired. The episode ends on a gripping note, with Walter White-esque intensity, though some viewers are not thrilled with Adam's decision making.

The ending of part six proved to be the highlight of the episode, as it left viewers at the edge of their seats. Bryan's decision to kill the man from the boat was met with mixed reactions, with some viewers being taken aback by the sudden change in Bryan's character. Despite this, the ending was praised by many viewers, who found it thrilling and intense.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1256 votes.

Your Honor - S1E5

#7 - Part Five (Season 1 - Episode 5)

In Part Five of Your Honor, Michael attempts to return to business as usual until he discovers that someone is blackmailing him. Jimmy Baxter and Gina Baxter, determined to avenge their son's death, are still on the case. With the police knowing whose car it was and Little Mo knowing where it was to be stolen from, the list of suspects is easily narrowed down to two people. Despite the convoluted plot, viewers are able to enjoy Bryan Cranston's return to his Breaking Bad character.

The episode takes a shocking turn when it is revealed that Adam's photo was next to the kid's, causing viewers to question why exactly this was the case. Adam's character is also intensifying, leading viewers to suspect that he might end up dead or in jail. With the mystery of Adam's photo looming, Part Five of Your Honor leaves viewers with more questions than answers, and they are sure to be on the edge of their seats for the following episodes.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1306 votes.

Your Honor - S1E3

#8 - Part Three (Season 1 - Episode 3)


In Part Three of the show Your Honor, Michael continues to use his power to obscure the details of the accident, while crime lord Jimmy Baxter and his wife Gina scheme to seek their revenge. Meanwhile, Lt. Nancy Costello is struggling to piece together her investigation. Adam, the protagonist, makes a bold move in response to bad advice, whilst Gina strikes a deal for her son Carlo.

The episode has been met with mixed reviews, with some viewers finding Adam's attitude dumb and self-sabotaging. Others criticize his decision to take matters into his own hands rather than go to the authorities. The one rule he was given - to not tell anyone - has been broken, and many viewers feel he needs to see a psychiatrist to deal with his self-sabotage syndrome.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1451 votes.

Your Honor - S1E4

#9 - Part Four (Season 1 - Episode 4)

In Part Four of Your Honor, Adam is complicit in multiple deceptions and tortured by guilt. As the tension rises, Elizabeth steps in to protect her grandson. A family dinner at the Desiatos' home is marred by secrets and lies.

The intense atmosphere at the dinner scene is so palpable that it feels like one could cut it with a knife. The actors deliver convincing performances that further reinforce the tension, which is also exemplified by the clever writing. The ending of the episode is satisfying, despite Adam and Old Heg's irritating personalities. Unfortunately, the episode also marks the end for the beloved Pretty Volvo, a loss that is sure to be felt by viewers.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 1319 votes.

Your Honor - S1E8

#10 - Part Eight (Season 1 - Episode 8)


In Part Eight of Your Honor, Jimmy puts pressure on Michael regarding Carlo’s trial. At a family dinner, Adam announces his future plans and Nancy and Lee discover that some of the cops are not what they seem. This episode leaves viewers with mixed feelings, as some are done with Adam’s story line, while others express their opinion that the show didn’t need to include the COVID-19 pandemic.

The episode brings a sense of tension and suspense as the audience is left to wonder what Adam’s future plans are and if the cops are trustworthy. Despite this, some viewers feel the need to distance themselves from Adam’s story and to ignore the COVID-19 subplot. The inclusion of the virus within the show is seen as unnecessary and detracts from the overall plot.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 1254 votes.

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