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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Part Seventeen of Your Honor was an incredible rollercoaster of emotions. Michael's pursuit of the truth leads him and Nancy Costello down a dangerous path. His investigation culminates in an intense bus ride during which Michael breaks down in tears. This episode is directed by Carrie Preston, adding to its already stellar production quality. The audacity of the show's season finale also left viewers stunned and amazed. It's no wonder that this episode is being hailed as one of the best of the entire show.
The episode was rated 7.92 from 478 votes.
Michael exposes shocking information that impacts everyone. A startling revelation pushes Fia to make a life-altering decision. Big Mo proposes a deal with Jimmy Baxter. Gina manipulates her father Carmine to make a move of her own.
The episode was rated 7.81 from 155 votes.
Part Sixteen of Your Honor was an intense episode filled with drama and suspense. Michael and Elizabeth pursued a lead in Robin's murder case, while the Baxters made arrangements to silence Eugene. Pushed by Gina and Carmine, Jimmy entered into a dangerous alliance. All this led to a tragic overdose that caused a major rift with the trusted lieutenants of Big Mo. Fans of the show were surely at the edge of their seat during this episode as the tension between characters and the consequences of their actions rose to a fever pitch. Even Breaking Bad fans were impressed, as this episode got one fan's son hooked on the show and rating it highly. This episode was truly one that no one should miss.
The episode was rated 7.78 from 501 votes.
Prompted by Olivia, Michael goes to see Jimmy Baxter, who makes him an unexpected offer. Shifting loyalties in Big Mo’s crew force her hand. Lee urges Michael for help.
The episode was rated 7.78 from 364 votes.
In Part Fourteen of Your Honor, Michael gets closer to the Baxter family when he is invited to Jimmy Baxter’s 50th birthday party. His presence at the party brings a surprise guest, Carmine Conti, the father of Gina. Eugene is determined to do something kind for Little Mo in return for his kindness, but his good intentions could expose a corruption scandal in the city of New Orleans.
The tension between Michael and Jimmy is palpable in this episode, especially when Michael and Fia share an affectionate moment. Jimmy’s expressions and reactions to their interactions are truly priceless. It’s clear that Jimmy’s heart is really aching over his daughter’s relationship with Michael, and with the judge. The drama between Jimmy and the judge only intensifies this episode, as the audience can feel the pain in Jimmy’s chest.
The episode was rated 7.68 from 570 votes.
In Your Honor Part Fifteen, Michael Desiato's life is in danger when Jimmy Baxter's birthday party is interrupted. After this life-threatening event, Michael decides to no longer aid Olivia. Michael's warning goes to Charlie, who makes an unexpected move in response. Eugene gets help from Little Mo, but this puts him in the bad graces of Big Mo. Nancy is determined to get to the bottom of the murder of Michael's wife, Robin Desiato, and takes on a lead she hopes will provide answers.
Viewers of Your Honor have been eagerly awaiting Part Fifteen as they hope to get answers to questions that were left unanswered in Season 1. This episode promises to bring suspense and action as Michael and Charlie face life-threatening events and Nancy pursues her investigation of Robin's murder. Tune in to see if these characters will get the answers they seek in Part Fifteen!
The episode was rated 7.67 from 543 votes.
In Part Eighteen of Your Honor, Eugene finds himself in another dangerous situation after narrowly avoiding the last one. Meanwhile, Olivia is getting frustrated with Michael and turns her attention to an unexpected source of help. Big Mo's opening night celebration is overshadowed by a sudden and unexpected darkness. Gina Baxter's character is a force to be reckoned with, as Hope Davis manages to make her both terrifying and captivating.
The episode was rated 7.66 from 433 votes.
Your Honor's Part Eleven episode begins with the aftermath of a tragic accident, and Michael Desiato is in a state of grief. He is soon aided by helpful strangers, including the new Mayor Charlie Figaro, Big Mo, and the police. Jimmy Baxter is looking to expand his criminal activities, while Gina Baxter is trying to cope with her son's death. The arrival of Assistant U.S. Attorney Olivia Delmont will drastically change Michael's life in ways he can't even imagine.
Despite some negative comments, this episode was well-received by many viewers. Even though some people didn't feel that a second season was necessary, the first season ended well and many are looking forward to seeing how the story progresses in the second season. With the introduction of new characters and a thrilling plot, this episode is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
The episode was rated 7.64 from 680 votes.
In Part Thirteen of the show, Your Honor, Michael Desiato is pushed by Olivia Delmont to exploit a newfound connection despite his initial hesitation. Meanwhile, Little Mo's deal goes wrong, and it's up to Eugene to fix the situation. The episode culminates in a tense face-off between Michael and Jimmy, resulting in an unexpected confession.
The scene between Michael and Jimmy standing side by side and gazing at their grandson was a moment of pure emotion. The tension between them was palpable, and the audience could feel the impact of the confession that came out of this intense confrontation. It was truly a moment that left everyone shocked and amazed, as this episode of Your Honor had taken a wild turn.
The episode was rated 7.54 from 573 votes.
In Part Twelve of Your Honor, Michael Desiato discovers a shocking secret, forcing him to make a difficult decision. Olivia Delmont takes advantage of the situation to push Michael to make a dangerous decision. Little Mo and others from the Desire Crew come up with a desperate business plan that puts Eugene in danger, while Elizabeth shelters Michael from the consequences. Meanwhile, Big Mo's ambitious plans puts Gina in the crosshairs.
The audience comments suggested that they felt the episode was a step up from Season 1. However, one commenter noted their discomfort with the number of gay couples depicted in the show. They believed that it felt forced and that not every show needs to include this representation. It was also mentioned that it is harder to watch gay men in television shows than gay women.
The episode was rated 7.49 from 637 votes.
Last updated: mar 24, 2023
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