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The Best Episodes of Franklin & Bash

Every episode of Franklin & Bash ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Franklin & Bash!

When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they're ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.


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The best episode of "Franklin & Bash" is "Good Lovin'", rated 8.2/10 from 103 user votes. It was directed by David Grossman and written by Bill Chais, Jay Shore. "Good Lovin'" aired on 6/26/2013 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Dead and Alive".

  • Good Lovin'
    8.2/10 103 votes

    #1 - Good Lovin'

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-06-26

    When Peter’s mother is arrested on prostitution charges it’s up to the boys to prove her methods are purely therapeutic. But when Jared’s sexually demanding fling with the opposing DA renders him exhausted and useless, Peter must single handedly confront his mother on the stand and distill her true motive. Meanwhile, Damien attempts to woo a judge with hopes to gain endorsement for his bench after he retires.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Bill Chais, Jay Shore

  • Dead and Alive
    8.1/10 108 votes

    #2 - Dead and Alive

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-06-19

    The gang moves into Infeld’s beach house and Peter is quick to pursue their beautiful neighbor Charlie. Jared and Peter must prove a veteran is alive after a clerical error wrongfully pronounced him deceased and he is poised to lose his house. Karp is increasingly concerned about Infeld’s erratic behavior, which comes to a head when he befriends a Ukrainian drive-through worker and plans to marry her for a visa extension so she can pursue the American dream.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • 6:50 to SLC
    8.0/10 118 votes

    #3 - 6:50 to SLC

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-08-14

    When Jared's father, Leonard Franklin attempts to buy the firm from Stanton Infeld, Peter and Jared fight to save it. Peter also comes to the rescue of an old high school friend who is running for governor and wants to drop out of the race due to a scandal.

    Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

    Writer: N/A

  • Coffee and Cream
    8.0/10 122 votes

    #4 - Coffee and Cream

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-06-19

    After legal heavyweight Rachel King humiliates Franklin & Bash on national television, Stanton hires her to help run the firm. Peter and Jared represent a famous magician after a bracelet vanishes and never reappears. Damien intentionally re-releases an embarrassing viral video with hopes to expedite his judicial appointment. Pindar finds a termite in his bed and has the house tented, but staying on the outside proves too difficult and results in the Man Cave’s destruction.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Gone in a Flash
    8.0/10 84 votes

    #5 - Gone in a Flash

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-08-14

    A subpoena of Pindar’s computer unearths evidence that he may have been responsible for the destruction of the Man Cave. An insurance fraud investigation is spearheaded which ultimately implicates the entire F&B gang. Karp finally gets his shot before a judicial selection committee but quickly finds they know way too much about his past, and Peter and Charlie plan one last "montage" before she leaves for San Francisco and their summer of love comes to an end. Infeld is finally able to make peace with his old foe.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Kevin Falls

  • Waiting on a Friend
    7.9/10 118 votes

    #6 - Waiting on a Friend

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-07-31

    Peter and Jared must clear their name when a former client is arrested for skipping trial, only to accuse her two lawyers of paying her to disappear. This promotes an internal, misconduct, investigation at Infeld-Daniels against the pair that could cost them their job. Jared meets an unexpected love interest when some New York associates show up in LA to investigate the claims. In this episode we also see how the dynamic legal duo of Franklin and Bash came to be.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • By the Numbers
    7.9/10 97 votes

    #7 - By the Numbers

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-07-10

    Peter and Jared represent a brilliant actuary who buys a dying woman’s life insurance policy for pennies on the dollar and then is accused of her murder. Damien and Infeld work with a Venice Beach beekeeper, and Peter makes headway with Charlie, but is surprised to learn she has a daughter.

    Director: Arlene Sanford

    Writer: Jamie Pachino

  • Captain Johnny
    7.8/10 83 votes

    #8 - Captain Johnny

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-07-03

    A wager is made between Rachel and the boys as to whose case will garner better PR for the firm -- Jared and Peter’s defense of a fisherman in which they invoke "Pirate Law" or Rachel’s case, a wrongful termination involving a self-proclaimed psychic. Meanwhile, Peter and Jared acquire a "discarded" curbside sofa, which Pindar discovers is a certain celebrity. This renews a feud between the star and their landlord, Stanton.

    Director: Richie Keen

    Writer: Matt McGuinness, Nicki Renna

  • Freck
    7.8/10 82 votes

    #9 - Freck

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-07-17

    Jared and Peter come to the aid of their friend Robbie who’s been charged with murdering his long-time practical joke adversary. The boys must cast aside their instincts as lawyers and channel their inner prankster to draw out the truth. Damien handles a case for Infeld’s foundation; a turf war for shelf space between a supermarket and a non-profit that employs rehabilitated criminals. Peter finally gets to meet Charlie’s daughter who takes a shine to Pindar.

    Director: Colin Bucksey

    Writer: Kevin Falls, Richard Hewett

  • Shoot to Thrill
    7.8/10 84 votes

    #10 - Shoot to Thrill

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-08-07

    Peter and Jared defend a bounty hunter who’s been charged with excessive use of force, resulting in an F&B-style courtroom demonstration that literally blows up in their face. Jared tries to cheer Peter up by bringing him along on a double date. Karp takes a Franklin and Bash approach to life after some good news, and Pindar’s stalking of their famous neighbor turns ugly when he crashes a drone onto his deck and finds Peter’s girlfriend Charlie in his company.

    Director: David Paymer

    Writer: Bill Chais

  • Strange Brew
    7.7/10 162 votes

    #11 - Strange Brew

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-06-05

    In the Season 2 opener, Peter and Jared seek a promotion by trying to sign a beverage-company bigwig as a client. Elsewhere, Peter is attracted to a sightly lady police officer.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: N/A

  • Honor Thy Mother
    7.7/10 78 votes

    #12 - Honor Thy Mother

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-09-24

    Jared wakes up in bed next to Peter's mother; Peter and Jared must work together to save their beloved diner; Pindar returns with news of his engagement.

    Director: Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Writer: Breckin Meyer, Kevin Falls

  • Bachelor Party
    7.6/10 148 votes

    #13 - Bachelor Party

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-07-27

    Following the events of his bachelor party, Janie's fiancée (guest star James Van Der Beek) finds himself seeking the legal counsel of Peter Bash to get out of a precarious legal snafu. Jared heads back to his high school alma mater for a case involving a teacher charged with sleeping with her underaged student.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: N/A

  • For Those About to Rock
    7.6/10 120 votes

    #14 - For Those About to Rock

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-06-26

    Jared is ordered to serve as a small claims court judge for an outstanding contempt of court citation. When he makes a regrettable ruling that disturbs the local rock-'n'-roll community, he once again finds himself in court with his father (Beau Bridges). The two go head-to-head on a case involving an iconic, rock and roll empressario (Peter Weller). Infeld defends his spiritual advisor and life coach who was recently exposed as a fraud.

    Director: Allan Arkush

    Writer: N/A

  • Love Is the Drug
    7.6/10 74 votes

    #15 - Love Is the Drug

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-08-27

    The guys defend a taxi-service driver who's accused of stealing celebrity handbags. Meanwhile, Infeld punches a restaurateur, escalating a bitter rivalry between the two. Guest stars include Mike Tyson and John Michael Higgins.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Bill Krebs

  • Deep Throat
    7.6/10 69 votes

    #16 - Deep Throat

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-09-10

    Peter and Jared defend a high school newspaper reporter who has been accused of running a smear campaign against another student; Jared and Swattello must fill out forms detailing the nature of their relationship; Infeld sues a dry cleaner.

    Director: Colin Bucksey

    Writer: Alex Berger

  • Dance the Night Away
    7.6/10 77 votes

    #17 - Dance the Night Away

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-09-17

    Peter's mother brings the boys the case of an injured stripper; Damien Karp rejoins the firm; Peter exchanges legal services for the title of Duke in lieu of pay.

    Director: Bill Chais

    Writer: Bill Chais

  • Spirits in the Material World
    7.6/10 71 votes

    #18 - Spirits in the Material World

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-10-15

    Peter and Jared try to prove that a real estate giant knowingly deceived a retired couple.

    Director: Arlene Sanford

    Writer: Bill Chais, Patrick Sheehan

  • Go Tell It On the Mountain
    7.5/10 142 votes

    #19 - Go Tell It On the Mountain

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-08-03

    When Stanton Infeld is charged with murder, he selects Franklin and Bash to lead the defense; Damien puts his career on the line to defend his uncle; Hanna represents a wrestler.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: N/A

  • Jango and Rossi
    7.5/10 123 votes

    #20 - Jango and Rossi

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-06-19

    Peter and Jared run into the B-list version of themselves (Seth Green and Eric Mabius) while defending one of Infeld's ex-wives (Cybill Shephard), who has been accused of kidnapping a client's dog. Meanwhile, Karp is left to work with Pindar on a robbery case, but Pindar's quirks threaten to derail the partnership.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: Breckin Meyer, Kevin Falls

  • Voir Dire
    7.5/10 134 votes

    #21 - Voir Dire

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-07-10

    Peter and Jared work on a case in which a former chop-shop worker is charged with a premeditated attach. Later, they guys rumble with an all-powerful district attorney. Meanwhile, a pretty law student arrives for a summer program.

    Director: John Landis

    Writer: Kevin Falls

  • Last Dance
    7.5/10 113 votes

    #22 - Last Dance

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-07-24

    Peter and Jared help a widow retain the body of her esteemed late husband from being awkwardly immortalized as a dancer in a human body exhibit. When a stalker begins harassing Stanton Infeld, Karp thinks it may be an old client just released from prison and out for revenge. Hanna runs into an old college friend and sparks an old romance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Out of the Blue
    7.5/10 79 votes

    #23 - Out of the Blue

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-07-31

    On Rachel’s order, Peter and Jared must court a client whose business was struck by a priceless meteorite. Once the government tries to seize the artifact, the boys’ legal maneuvering steers their client toward his Indian ancestry in an effort to save it. Infeld defends Damien for the murder of a judge, subsequently revealing a few secrets of his own about that fateful day.

    Director: Jeff Bleckner

    Writer: Bill Krebs

  • Red or Black
    7.5/10 68 votes

    #24 - Red or Black

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-10-22

    A mysterious invitation beckons Infeld to Las Vegas to confront his destiny.

    Director: Richie Keen

    Writer: Bill Chais, Bill Krebs

  • Pilot
    7.4/10 270 votes

    #25 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-06-01

    Peter Bash and Jared Franklin are young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants lawyers and partners in the law firm Franklin & Bash. Their nontraditional approach to the legal profession keeps things interesting in the office and the courtroom. The duo's use of questionable legal tactics draws the attention of Stanton Infeld, partner of the prominent law firm of Infeld Daniels. He makes an offer for them to work for him with a promise of certain creative liberty. With work and play frequently intermingling, days and nights are anything but traditional when spending time with Franklin & Bash.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: Kevin Falls