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The Best Episodes of Code Black

Every episode of Code Black ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Code Black!

Inspired by the award-winning documentary, this medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff confront a challenged system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.


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The best episode of "Code Black" is "Fallen Angels", rated 9.4/10 from 1215 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Fallen Angels" aired on 2/8/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Unfinished Business".

  • Fallen Angels
    9.4/10 1,215 votes

    #1 - Fallen Angels

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-02-08

    The doctors work with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to find an antidote to the deadly viral outbreak at Angels Memorial. Also, Leanne makes a life-changing decision, and Jesse welcomes a new batch of residents.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Unfinished Business
    9.3/10 1,330 votes

    #2 - Unfinished Business

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-01-11

    Guthrie becomes the hospital's new chaplain and considers undergoing a risky surgery to treat his Parkinson's. Meanwhile, the doctors treat patients involved in an apartment fire.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Business of Saving Lives
    9.3/10 476 votes

    #3 - The Business of Saving Lives

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-07-18

    Angels Memorial descends into chaos when a plane crashes into the 8th floor. Also, Noa has a car accident and it is up to Mario to save her life. Also, Willis admits to Rox that he needs her in his life and the doctors gather in court to support Leanne for her custody hearing.

    Director: Rob Bowman

    Writer: Mike Weiss

  • Diagnosis of Exclusion
    9.2/10 1,170 votes

    #4 - Diagnosis of Exclusion

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2016-02-03

    After a violent incident inside the hospital results with some grave injuries, the doctors are questioned. Christa and Neal admit their relationship to human resources.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Devil's Workshop
    9.2/10 1,171 votes

    #5 - The Devil's Workshop

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2017-02-01

    The ER is quarantined when a viral outbreak jeopardizes the lives of the doctors and patients at Angels Memorial. Also, Ariel, the young girl Leanne bonded with a year ago when she lost her father, returns to Angels.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Son Rises
    9.1/10 1,212 votes

    #6 - The Son Rises

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-11-25

    When the lead actor of the musical “The Lion King” tour arrives at Angels Memorial with a throat infection, Leanne gives him a diagnosis that puts both his career and life in jeopardy. Also, the doctors and the cast of “The Lion King” help a 17-year-old boy deal with the difficult decision of taking his father off life support,

    Director: Andrew Bernstein

    Writer: N/A

  • Cardiac Support
    9.1/10 1,148 votes

    #7 - Cardiac Support

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-12-02

    Leanne becomes rattled at the thought of losing Jesse, as he fights for his life after suffering a massive heart attack. Meanwhile, Mario asks the residents to cover for him so he can search the city for a patient’s son, which goes against Neal’s direct order not to leave the hospital

    Director: Oz Scott

    Writer: N/A

  • Hero Complex
    9.1/10 1,100 votes

    #8 - Hero Complex

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-11-09

    Malaya must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she's the victim of a rape. Meanwhile, Willis and Campbell butt heads over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms; and a comedian is treated after he collapses on stage during a performance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Black Tag
    9.0/10 1,162 votes

    #9 - Black Tag

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-12-09

    Heavy fog at the scene of a massive multi-vehicle accident puts the doctors in danger; Jesse's confidence has taken a hit; Carla's condition turns critical.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Only Human
    9.0/10 389 votes

    #10 - Only Human

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-06-20

    Max is brought to Angels Memorial with breathing difficulty, and Ariel tells him she loves him. Also, Rox accompanies Willis and Martin to the funeral of an army buddy of Willis' brother, and Willis decides to get to the bottom of what happened to his brother's unit.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Doctors with Borders
    8.9/10 1,174 votes

    #11 - Doctors with Borders

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-10-28

    Neal clashes with his neurosurgeon father over how to treat his gravely ill mother, whose mysterious symptoms force Angels Memorial to quarantine Trauma One.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ave Maria
    8.9/10 1,059 votes

    #12 - Ave Maria

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-12-07

    A 13-year-old girl arrives at Angels Memorial following a seizure caused by spina bifida and the doctors are shocked to learn she is Campbell's daughter. Meanwhile, a workaholic deaf patient and her translator are treated after their car rolls into the Los Angeles River.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Third Year
    8.9/10 1,121 votes

    #13 - Third Year

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-04-25

    The doctors must race to save a girl caught in the crossfire of a shoot-out; Willis shifts his focus to field medicine, choosing to work primarily on an ambulance with his new partner, paramedic Rox; Leanne begins her journey to adopt Ariel.

    Director: Rob Bowman

    Writer: Michael Seitzman

  • One of Our Own
    8.9/10 385 votes

    #14 - One of Our Own

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2018-07-04

    While rescuing an injured firefighter, Rox is hit by a drunk driver and rushed to Angels Memorial. Willis begins to realize his feelings for Rox and goes to great lengths to help her. Also, Leanne is excited to tell Ariel good news about her adoption.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • As Night Comes and I'm Breathing
    8.9/10 378 votes

    #15 - As Night Comes and I'm Breathing

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-07-11

    Willis continues to tend to Rox's medical needs in San Diego and Leanne and Max's father go searching for Ariel. Also, when Noa reveals to Mario she wants to take a job offer in Philadelphia, and Campbell offers Mario the attending position at Angels, they realize their career choices will mean ending their relationship.

    Director: Thomas J. Wright

    Writer: Jessica Ball

  • The Fifth Stage
    8.8/10 1,099 votes

    #16 - The Fifth Stage

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2016-01-27

    Leanne visits a prison to finally confront the drunk driver who killed her family. Meanwhile, Malaya begins to feel uncomfortable around her patient.

    Director: Oz Scott

    Writer: N/A

  • Demons and Angels
    8.8/10 1,081 votes

    #17 - Demons and Angels

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-26

    On Halloween night, Willis, Noa and Elliott rush to the scene of a fire at a haunted theater, where Dr. Nolan and her boyfriend’s son are trapped,

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Exodus
    8.8/10 1,060 votes

    #18 - Exodus

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-12-21

    A code black at Angels Memorial takes a turn for the worse when a city- wide blackout leaves the hospital without power or back-up generators. As Campbell and Leanne divert high-risk patients to a nearby care center, Elliot and Heather are trapped in an elevator with a woman in labor, and Willis and Dr. Nolan try to help a 92-year-old woman who thinks it’s 1942.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • In Extremis
    8.7/10 1,148 votes

    #19 - In Extremis

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-04

    Leanne must deal with the difficult decision of whether to save Tom Moreno (Michael Trucco), the police officer who helped her during her family's accident, or his shooter, who has more serious injuries. Also, when Malaya's pregnant ex-girlfriend, Carla Niven (Shiri Appleby), arrives at the hospital with pain in her arm, Malaya is shocked by her MRI results.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • First Date
    8.7/10 1,115 votes

    #20 - First Date

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-01-20

    Angus' older brother, an "all-star" ER doctor, tries to secure a position at Angels Memorial. Meanwhile, Christa's romantic feelings towards Neal begin to grow; and Malaya deals with a patient who is obsessed with her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cabin Pressure
    8.7/10 406 votes

    #21 - Cabin Pressure

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-05-30

    Over the radio, Leanne and Jesse talk a young girl through how to use the supplies on board a small plane to build a makeshift defibrillator when her mom, the pilot, loses consciousness mid-flight. Also, Rox and Willis are taken hostage at gunpoint while on their way to meet the plane at the landing site.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hell's Heart
    8.7/10 403 votes

    #22 - Hell's Heart

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-30

    Willis and Rox are called to the scene of a wildfire in the mountains of Los Angeles to tend to the injured firefighters, and they choose to stay to look for a missing young boy who was separated from his father in the chaos.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pre-Existing Conditions
    8.6/10 1,173 votes

    #23 - Pre-Existing Conditions

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-14

    The doctors work 36 consecutive hours in code black and must deal with a distraught mother of two sons who were in a devastating car accident. Meanwhile, Mario bullies Angus into performing an unnecessary operation and lets Angus take the blame when Leanne finds out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Fog of War
    8.6/10 1,105 votes

    #24 - The Fog of War

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-01-13

    As the doctors treat patients from the chaotic multi-vehicle accident, a love triangle begins to build between Mario, Angus and Heather. Also, when Malaya learns that Carla is at the hospital, she goes against Carla's wishes and stays by her side during the delivery of her baby. Shiri Appleby guest stars.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Life and Limb
    8.6/10 1,090 votes

    #25 - Life and Limb

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-10-05

    Willis must help a promising soccer player make a life-altering decision after he's seriously injured, and another patient's hesitation to share that she's transgender makes it difficult for the doctors to diagnose her severe abdominal pain.

    Director: Lee Rose

    Writer: David Marshall Grant