The Commish

The Commish

1991 - 1996, Crime
The life of a top cop in suburban Eastbridge.

Episode Guide

  • The Commish - Redemption - Part Two (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Redemption - Part Two

    Clues seem to implicate a police commissioner's father-in-law in a string of warehouse fires.

  • The Commish - Redemption - Part One (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Redemption - Part One

    Clues seem to implicate a police commissioner's father-in-law in a string of warehouse fires.

  • The Commish - Father Image -  Part Two (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Father Image - Part Two

    Terry (Darren McGavin) arrests the Eastbridge serial killer; Tony fears the evidence against the man may not be legitimate.

  • The Commish - Father Image - Part One (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Father Image - Part One

    Tony's Brooklyn mentor (Darren McGavin) arrives for a visit and becomes involved in Tony's investigation of a high-profile serial-murder case.

  • The Commish - In the Shadow of the Gallows - Part One (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    In the Shadow of the Gallows - Part One

    A death-row inmate claims another man was executed for murders he committed.

  • The Commish - In the Shadow of the Gallows - Part Two (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    In the Shadow of the Gallows - Part Two

    A death-row inmate claims another man was executed for murders he committed.

  • The Commish - Off Broadway - Part One (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Off Broadway - Part One

    Tony and Connie Muldoon close in on the serial killer; Connie's daughter might be the next victim.

  • The Commish - Off Broadway - Part Two (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Off Broadway - Part Two

    A hardened New York police officer (Lisa Vidal) aids Tony's murder investigation of his friend's daughter.

  • The Commish - The Kid (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Kid

    Tony and Paulie befriend a homeless teen who steals a gun from Paulie that is later used in a murder.

  • The Commish - Letting Go (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Letting Go

    The Scalis await results of Rachel's breast-cancer tests; Tony and Paulie rig an elaborate sting to trap a phony investment counselor.

  • The Commish - Brooklyn (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:


    Tony and Paulie return to their Brooklyn neighborhood to investigate the 12-year-old murder of a policeman friend.

  • The Commish - Cry Wolfe (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Cry Wolfe

    Tony must rely on a con man (Dick O'Neill) for help in solving a major gold robbery.

  • The Commish - The Trial (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The Trial

    A deranged man holds a mock trial; Tony dreams a film noir mystery.

  • The Commish - Accused (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:


    An attractive computer technician (Tracy Scoggins) accuses Tony of sexual harassment.

  • The Commish - The Golden Years (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Golden Years

    Tony's father (George Kennedy) is the prime suspect in the murder of a gangster (James Karen) Tony's mother (Carol Lawrence) was dating.

  • The Commish - The Johnny Club (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Johnny Club

    Tony learns an accident victim was deeply in debt to a loan shark and was a bigamist; David is caught shoplifting.

  • The Commish - Hidden (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:


    Tony helps a man find his wife and son, protected witnesses to a gang slaying, not realizing a mob boss is watching.

  • The Commish - A Christmas Story (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    A Christmas Story

    An old friend (Ernest Borgnine) finds his life reinvigorated by a retirement-hotel resident (Barbara Barrie).

  • The Commish - Ghost (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:


    Forced to suspend a cop for the unprovoked killing of an elusive thief, Tony sees the thief alive.

  • The Commish - The Lady Vanishes (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Lady Vanishes

    Rachel's ex-student hints that he witnessed his stepmother commit murder.

  • The Commish - Head Case (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Head Case

    Tony is drugged and held in a psychiatric clinic after uncovering a plot to frame an innocent man for a patient's death.

  • The Commish - Revenge (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:


    A corrupt ex-officer (Kevin Dobson) that Tony imprisoned seeks revenge upon his release.

  • The Commish - Nancy With the Laughing Face (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Nancy With the Laughing Face

    A top aide gets too close to an embezzlement/kidnapping case involving an ex-girlfriend.

  • The Commish - The Commish (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Commish

    A top aide gets too close to an embezzlement/kidnapping case involving an ex-girlfriend.

  • The Commish - Who Do You Trust? (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Who Do You Trust?

    Tony suspects an officer posing as a corrupt cop to expose a crime ring may be the genuine article.

  • The Commish - Born in the USA (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Born in the USA

    A friend and his wife are exposed as illegal aliens after Tony persuades him to testify against a mobster.

  • The Commish - Working Girls (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Working Girls

    Tony arrests an old friend's daughter during a prostitution sting.

  • The Commish - Against the Wind - Part Two (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Against the Wind - Part Two

    A surprise suspect emerges in the murder of one of Tony's men; Tony's assistant gets a better job offer.

  • The Commish - Against the Wind - Part One (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Against the Wind - Part One

    Frustrated Tony's slow recovery from a shooting impedes his ability to investigate an officer's murder.

  • The Commish - The Iceman Cometh (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Iceman Cometh

    A hitman (Brian Keith) targets Tony and Rachel.

  • The Commish - Sgt. Kelly (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Sgt. Kelly

    Stan seeks a promotion and is attracted to a drug trafficker's abused wife.

  • The Commish - Letter of the Law (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Letter of the Law

    The Scalis befriend a woman hiding her young daughter whose father she claims is abusive.

  • The Commish - Dead Drunk (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Dead Drunk

    A cop's harassment of the drunken driver who killed his wife ends in murder; Rachel suspects the housekeeper of stealing.

  • The Commish - Security (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    A security guard at a beleaguered apartment building employs strong-arm tactics; Rachel's salesman dad visits.

  • The Commish - Romeo and Juliet (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Romeo and Juliet

    David defies Tony's order to stop seeing a criminal's daughter.

  • The Commish - Bank Job (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Bank Job

    Rachel is taken hostage during a bank robbery.

  • The Commish - Father Eddie (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Father Eddie

    A cleric (Gerald McRaney) who works with inner-city youth believes Tony's young murder suspect is innocent.

  • The Commish - Dog Days (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Dog Days

    Consequences await a young murder witness (Chris Burke) Tony persuaded to testify.

  • The Commish - Keeping Secrets (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Keeping Secrets

    Tony orders an officer to join a group of gay-bashers after a homosexual cop is beaten.

  • The Commish - Benny (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    Rachel's cousin is involved with a drug trafficker; Tony thinks no one cares about his 40th birthday.

  • The Commish - A Little Heart (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    A Little Heart

    A heart intended for transplant in a young girl is stolen; undercover Cyd tails a larcenous Santa.

  • The Commish - Mansion (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:


    Tony suspects a socialite was murdered by her husband or her children.

  • The Commish - All That Glitters (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    All That Glitters

    Revelations about his fiancee disturb Kelly; Rachel makes Tony diet and exercise.

  • The Commish - Dying Affection (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Dying Affection

    A would-be suitor is obsessed with Cyd; Tony learns a startling fact in the case of elderly female bank robbers.

  • The Commish - Hero (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    A high-school football star rapes the Scalis' baby sitter; a date with an assertive woman makes Stan feel inferior.

  • The Commish - Rising Sun (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Rising Sun

    Tony's city-council pal (Ernest Borgnine) won't vote for a Japanese businessman's purchase of prime Eastbridge real estate.

  • The Commish - The Set-Up (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Set-Up

    Tony's probe of a criminal network results in Rachel being framed for murder.

  • The Commish - Burned Out Case (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Burned Out Case

    Tony frees a drug dealer responsible for a girl's death; Kelly and Rose go under cover at a burger joint.

  • The Commish - Scali, P.I. (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Scali, P.I.

    Tony quits to join Rachel in Buffalo, then clashes with his replacement (Mike Connors).

  • The Commish - Suffer the Children - Part Two (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Suffer the Children - Part Two

    A runaway's remains are found in the cabin of a juvenile center's leader (Ted Shackelford).

  • The Commish - Suffer the Children - Part One (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Suffer the Children - Part One

    Tony and Madison link a young runaway's apparent suicide to the head (Ted Shackelford) of a juvenile center.

  • The Commish - Anti-Commish (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    Drug dealers die after a mysterious caller offers to help Tony; Rachel is offered a good job in Buffalo.

  • The Commish - Sight Unseen (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Sight Unseen

    A rapist preys on blind young women; Rachel makes a surprise investment in art.

  • The Commish - Eastbridge Boulevard (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Eastbridge Boulevard

    A former movie queen (Stella Stevens) is implicated in her lover's murder; a reality police-show crew visits.

  • The Commish - Blue Flu (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Blue Flu

    Crime runs rampant in Eastbridge after Tony's men call in sick during a wage dispute.

  • The Commish - The Ides of March (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Ides of March

    A man takes his ex-wife hostage; Tony imagines himself Julius Caesar, surrounded by conspirators.

  • The Commish - Out of Business (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Out of Business

    Colette (Telly Savalas) vows to kill Tony after his son dies in a shootout.

  • The Commish - Family Business (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Family Business

    A retired mobster (Telly Savalas) and his son raise Eastbridge's crime rate.

  • The Commish - Dead Cadet's Society (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Dead Cadet's Society

    The leader of militaristic preppies disappears; David's behavior gets worse after the baby arrives.

  • The Commish - The Sharp Pinch (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Sharp Pinch

    Tony and charges search for the kidnapper of a gravely ill infant.

  • The Commish - The Heart Is a Lonely Sucker (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Heart Is a Lonely Sucker

    Tony suspects a video-dating client is a homicidal thief; Stan tries to protect Carmela from a curse.

  • The Commish - Stoned (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:


    A target of car-jackers, Tony clashes with Cyd over pursuit; Tony's surgeon may be a notorious criminal.

  • The Commish - The Frame (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Frame

    The crime rate rises after a notorious racketeer (Telly Savalas) relocates from New York.

  • The Commish - Sleep of the Just (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Sleep of the Just

    Sleep-deprived new father Tony puzzles over a serial rapist with diplomatic immunity.

  • The Commish - The Witness (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Witness

    Rachel witnesses a robbery/murder while grocery shopping and becomes the target of the killer's threats.

  • The Commish - A Time to Be Born (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    A Time to Be Born

    A friend's (Barton Hayman) crisis keeps Tony away from Rachel, who is in labor.

  • The Commish - Escape (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    An escaped convict targets one of Tony's men, whose family harbors a secret; Rachel redecorates.

  • The Commish - The Two Faces of Ed (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Two Faces of Ed

    Tony's old friend, experiencing marital trouble, may be causing deadly incidents; with Pat Sajak.

  • The Commish - The Witches of Eastbridge (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Witches of Eastbridge

    A heart is cut from a corpse at a funeral home; town believes a recluse (Ray Walston) taints Halloween treats.

  • The Commish - The Rolodex Madame (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Rolodex Madame

    A socialite running a call-girl service is murdered; Tony is listed as a client.

  • The Commish - Guns 'n' Sons (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Guns 'n' Sons

    When his friend shoots a bully, it divides David's loyalties.

  • The Commish - Adventures of the Skin Trade (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Adventures of the Skin Trade

    Tony infiltrates a New York teen porno film ring.

  • The Commish - The Puck Stops Here (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Puck Stops Here

    Tony's friend, a high-school hockey star and recovering addict, becomes a drug suspect; the Scalis agonize over abortion.

  • The Commish - V.V. (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:


    A publicity seeker with a video camera makes Tony's life difficult; a professor is accused of beating a student.

  • The Commish - Shoot the Breeze (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Shoot the Breeze

    Tony tries to protect an informant; Kelly has a tryst with a new arrival.

  • The Commish - Judgment Day (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Judgment Day

    A judge with a secret jails Tony; an officer takes a boy on his beat to give him perspective.

  • The Commish - Sex, Lies and Kerosene (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Sex, Lies and Kerosene

    An arson case contains an apparent murder.

  • The Commish - Officer April (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Officer April

    A domestic-call shooting starts a terror campaign against Kelly; a businesswoman seeks officers for a beefcake calendar.

  • The Commish - True Believers (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    True Believers

    Several officers are implicated in a murder involving white supremacists.

  • The Commish - The Wicked Flee (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Wicked Flee

    A boy emotionally withdraws after seeing his mother murdered; Tony's son has trouble protesting his father's coaching methods.

  • The Commish - Skeletons (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    A mugging jogs a woman's memory of her brother's 35-year-old murder; Tony and a visiting detective track the suspect.

  • The Commish - Charlie Don't Surf (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Charlie Don't Surf

    Extortionists target a restaurateur; Stan poses as a pizza deliveryman to catch muggers.

  • The Commish - The Fourth Man (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Fourth Man

    Tony obsesses over finding the hijackers who struck down the chief of detectives.

  • The Commish - No Greater Gift (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    No Greater Gift

    Tony investigates an elderly woman's murder, tracks a mugger and defends a homeless woman who sleeps in a creche.

  • The Commish - The Commissioner's Ball (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Commissioner's Ball

    Tony thinks he knows who is killing homeless people; Tony must organize the commissioner's ball.

  • The Commish - Two Confessions (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Two Confessions

    Twins confess to a murder, then accuse each other; a man falls for a phone-sex operator.

  • The Commish - The Hatchet (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Hatchet

    Tony locks horns with a cop over his treatment of criminals, then clashes with a city efficiency expert.

  • The Commish - Behind the Storm Door (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Behind the Storm Door

    A terrorized woman (Kimberly Beck) sees Tony as her rescuer; to get a date, Stan fixes traffic tickets.

  • The Commish - A Matter of Life and Death (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Matter of Life and Death

    A candidate for New York police commissioner, Tony sets up a sweep for missing cops, confronts a DWI problem and deals with an extraterrestrial.

  • The Commish - Nothing to Fear But ... (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Nothing to Fear But ...

    Death threats prompt Tony to protect his unaware family with police surveillance.

  • The Commish - The Poisoned Tree (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Poisoned Tree

    Tony tries to convince Rachel her colleague is a child molester.

  • The Commish - Do You See What I See? (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Do You See What I See?

    A rapist in a Santa mask terrorizes Eastbridge; a cop's remark prompts Tony to take the graveyard shift.

  • The Commish - In the Best of Families (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    In the Best of Families

    Tony faces charges of negligence after a prominent man's son (Roark Critchlow) hangs himself in jail.