The District

The District

2000 - 2004, Crime
Police Chief Jack Mannion tries to clean the streets of Washington, D.C.
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Episode Guide

  • The District - Something Borrowed, Something Bruised (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Something Borrowed, Something Bruised

    Mannion investigates the murder of two women, one of whom is identified as Debreno's sometimes girlfriend.

  • The District - Open Season (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Open Season

    Noland is shot and critically wounded when his battle against gangs puts him in the line of fire.

  • The District - Ten Thirty-Three (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Ten Thirty-Three

    Mannion discovers a car theft operation while investigating the murder of a young illegal immigrant.

  • The District - Passing Time (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Passing Time

    A woman shoots a doctor at point-blank range, claiming he quickened her mother's death after being named sole beneficiary in her will.

  • The District - The Black Widow Maker (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    The Black Widow Maker

    Mannion gets involved in a murder investigation when he goes to a small town to protest a warrant for his arrest; an armored truck disappears from the company that Temple works for part time.

  • The District - Family Values (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Family Values

    Mannion, Regan and Debreno race to find a 6-year-old girl who was snatched from a playground.

  • The District - On Guard (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    On Guard

    Mannion's fencing teacher says she killed her husband in self-defense, but the evidence at the crime scene is inconclusive.

  • The District - DC Confidential (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    DC Confidential

    Mannion probes the death of Ella's long-lost uncle, who was once a prime suspect in the unsolved murder of a jazz singer.

  • The District - AKA (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:


    When a crime lord's henchman targets a former stripper (Markie Post), Mannion must protect her from the same fate as a murdered trial witness.

  • The District - Party Favors (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Party Favors

    Mannion probes the apparent suicide of a congressional lobbyist who was about to break open a scandal involving the exchange of sexual favors for votes.

  • The District - Breath of Life (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Breath of Life

    Mannion suspects a policeman did not attempt mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to save a gay officer who was hit by a car during a traffic stop.

  • The District - The Voice Inside (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Voice Inside

    Mannion calls in a former hostage-crisis negotiator to get through to an autistic girl who witnessed the murder of her parents.

  • The District - Hollow Spaces (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Hollow Spaces

    Mannion must determine if the young man who received Ella's heart is guilty of a fatal gas-station robbery.

  • The District - In God We Trust (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    In God We Trust

    A vision of the Virgin Mary on the side of Mannion's building prompts a thief to distribute his loot to needy neighbors.

  • The District - Acceptable Losses (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Acceptable Losses

    When Ella's son is hospitalized for taking ecstasy, Mannion vows to stamp out drug trafficking in Washington, D.C.

  • The District - A House Divided (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    A House Divided

    When a man is murdered during a Civil War re-enactment, Mannion discovers an ancient resentment might have played a part in the crime.

  • The District - Jupiter for Sale (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Jupiter for Sale

    Mannion investigates a murder that is strikingly similar to those committed by a serial killer nearly 20 years ago.

  • The District - Blind Eye (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Blind Eye

    A community creates its own underground form of street justice after getting fed up with the judicial system; Mannion tracks down the person who received Ella's heart.

  • The District - The Kindness of Strangers (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Kindness of Strangers

    The team searches for Noland's niece when an Internet predator convinces her to run away from home.

  • The District - Free Byrd (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Free Byrd

    Mannion begs his ex-wife (Jean Smart) to come work for him; a parolee's murder spurs Mannion to action; Temple sets a trap for officers he suspects of police brutality.

  • The District - The Devil You Know (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Devil You Know

    Mannion sees a chance to get his job back when the new police chief orders a drug raid that results in the death of an elderly woman.

  • The District - Jack's Back (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Jack's Back

    Mannion returns to Washington, D.C. to get his job back and moves into a building slated for demolition; Mannion works outside the system to clear Temple of a murder charge.

  • The District - Into the Sunset (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Into the Sunset

    New evidence from an unsolved crime comes to light as Mannion tries to begin a new life without Ella or his job.

  • The District - Ella Mae (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Ella Mae

    Mannion attends Ella's funeral, where he decides to leave the capital for good; Temple and Debreno hunt for an elusive killer.

  • The District - Rage (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:


    The mayor seeks to fire Mannion when alleged police brutality causes people to riot in the streets of Washington, D.C.

  • The District - Criminally Insane (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Criminally Insane

    A victim dies while in police custody, jeopardizing Mannion's career.

  • The District - Bloodlines (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    A series of murders points to someone opposed to interracial relationships.

  • The District - Where There's Smoke (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Where There's Smoke

    Following a serious accident, Mannion challenges his counterpart in the Department of Roads and Highways; Temple and Debreno search for missing documents relating to a corporate fraud trial.

  • The District - Last Waltz (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Last Waltz

    Mannion's uncle (Ernest Borgnine) witnesses the murder of a jeweler and pushes his nephew to pursue all possible leads.

  • The District - Back in the Saddle (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Back in the Saddle

    Debreno is assigned to protect a popular singer (Lee Ann Womack) who has received multiple death threats.

  • The District - Blindsided (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:


    Mannion and Vanessa get carjacked while visiting Los Angeles.

  • The District - Sacrifices (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:


    Police headquarters is quarantined when a man in custody appears to have an unknown infectious virus.

  • The District - Untouchable (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:


    Debreno and Temple must find hard evidence when a killer recants a confession.

  • The District - Good-Bye, Jenny (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Good-Bye, Jenny

    Mannion tries to finish an AIDS rally for a friend dying of the disease.

  • The District - Small Packages (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Small Packages

    Detectives suspect three elves of robbing a Salvation Army truck before Christmas; Mannion plays Santa Claus.

  • The District - Return of the King (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Return of the King

    Former heavyweight champion and native son Atticus King returns to Washington, D.C., for a title bout, but he is arrested after his wife is found murdered in their penthouse.

  • The District - Free-Fire Zone (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Free-Fire Zone

    A reporter asserts Mannion gave an order to kill 18 civilians during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

  • The District - The Second Man (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Second Man

    Noland comes under investigation when he is present at a crime committed in a convenience store.

  • The District - Old Wounds (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Old Wounds

    An ex-convict's body is found in a crashed BMW containing $180,000 in the trunk.

  • The District - Faith (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:


    Mannion hunts for the shooter responsible for harming Kevin's brother at a funeral.

  • The District - Drug Money (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Drug Money

    Stolen pharmaceuticals link to a series of carjackings and robberies.

  • The District - Explicit Activities (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Explicit Activities

    Child-pornography cases inspire Mannion to seek changes in legislation dealing with the crime.

  • The District - Oil and Water (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Oil and Water

    Mannion hunts for the man who tried to kill him.

  • The District - Resurrection (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    The precinct team searches for Mannion, who is feared dead.

  • The District - Payback (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    Mannion's life is threatened when the police department gets caught in the middle of a gang war.

  • The District - Convictions (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:


    Debreno's integrity is on trial when a defense lawyer makes him take a stand as a key witness in a drug case.

  • The District - The Killing Point (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Killing Point

    Mannion and his team try to exonerate a man on death row who was convicted of murder.

  • The District - Shell Game (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Shell Game

    Mannion and the team investigate the murder of a CIA agent.

  • The District - Shades of Glory (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Shades of Glory

    When Mannion decides to fire a popular and respected police commander whose recent performance statistics are below average, pressure from within the precinct and from the community forces him to rethink the decision.

  • The District - Still Life (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Still Life

    Cahill and Debreno team to investigate the theft of a Picasso painting from a museum.

  • The District - The Greenhouse Effect (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    The Greenhouse Effect

    Mannion turns to restaurateur Teddy Reed (Joanna Cassidy) for eyewitness testimony regarding the killing of a congressman, but her flawed story leads him to suspect she is lying.

  • The District - Daughter for Daughter (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Daughter for Daughter

    Putin (Michael Ironside) returns and kidnaps Mannion's daughter.

  • The District - Wasteland (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:


    A teacher holds members of the board of education at gunpoint.

  • The District - This Too Shall Pass (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    This Too Shall Pass

    Temple and Debreno investigate the murder of a television reporter.

  • The District - Twist of Hate (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Twist of Hate

    The vandalization of a mosque has the team investigating a string of hate crimes.

  • The District - Russian Winter (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Russian Winter

    The woman whose husband killed McGregor tells Mannion that Dimitri Putin is trying to kill her.

  • The District - Thursday (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    Mannion and the team reflect on a fellow officer's life after he dies saving a family whose car plunged into a river.

  • The District - Cop Hunt (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Cop Hunt

    Evidence in the search for a serial rapist points to a police officer.

  • The District - Tug of War (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Tug of War

    Mannion investigates the killing of a woman at a bus depot.

  • The District - Bulldog's Ghost (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Bulldog's Ghost

    Jack discovers the truth about the return of Vietnam prisoners of war.

  • The District - Melt Down (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Melt Down

    When a 7-year-old shoots two children, Mannion searches for the person responsible for putting the weapon in the boy's hand.

  • The District - To Serve and Protect (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    To Serve and Protect

    The team revives an old investigation when a child's body is found eight years after his disappearance.

  • The District - The Project (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Project

    Mannion moves into a dangerous housing project when the residents refuse to speak to police about a murder.

  • The District - Night Shift (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Night Shift

    The night shift turns chaotic for Mannion's team members when they discover that a fatal car-jacking may not be what it seems.

  • The District - Foreign Affair (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Foreign Affair

    Mannion and his team must stop a drug dealer who has diplomatic immunity.

  • The District - Lost and Found (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Lost and Found

    A white government worker disappears at the same time as a poor black woman with a criminal past.

  • The District - Fools Russian (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Fools Russian

    Mannion is suspended because of his dealings with the Russian mob.

  • The District - The District (Fools Russian) (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The District (Fools Russian)

    Mannion's career is at stake when he turns for help in a current investigation to a Russian mob contact from his past.

  • The District - Don't Fence Me In (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Don't Fence Me In

    Mannion sets out to quash a fencing operation.

  • The District - Running Towards Fire (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Running Towards Fire

    When a white rookie officer shoots a black undercover officer, Mannion deals with racial tension within the force.

  • The District - The Agony and the Ecstasy (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    The Agony and the Ecstasy

    Mannion discovers that his son is addicted to ecstasy.

  • The District - Night Moves (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Night Moves

    An innocent bystander is shot during a gang turf war and Mannion sets out to take back the streets.

  • The District - New World (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    New World

    Mannion and the team discover that sex slaves are being smuggled to Washington, D.C.

  • The District - A Southern Town (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    A Southern Town

    A secret from Noland's past resurfaces and the team cracks down on burglary operations.

  • The District - The Most Dangerous Job (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    The Most Dangerous Job

    Mannion crusades for the safety of the city's cabdrivers; an undercover operation threatens Temple's life.

  • The District - Rage Against the Machine (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Rage Against the Machine

    Mannion and Ella fight a corrupt foster care system for the safety of a child.

  • The District - Vigilante (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    Mannion and the team stop a vigilante who is systematically killing child molesters.

  • The District - Old Ghosts (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Old Ghosts

    McGregor is haunted by the violent past he thought he had left behind in Northern Ireland.

  • The District - The DC Strangler (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The DC Strangler

    Mannion and the team must capture a serial killer who preys on prostitutes.

  • The District - The Santa Wars (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Santa Wars

    Mannion receives a death threat; Santas threaten to go to war over the most profitable street corners for donations.

  • The District - Pot Scrubbers (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Pot Scrubbers

    Mannion and the team bring down a drug ring that poses as a messenger service.

  • The District - The Jackal (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Jackal

    Mannion and the team must find a predator who robs and kills senior citizens.

  • The District - Imperfect Victims (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Imperfect Victims

    Ricky must testify against his father for the murder of his mother.

  • The District - How They Lived (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    How They Lived

    Mannion's attempt to punish bad cops backfires when the police force retaliates with a sick-out.

  • The District - The Real Terrorist (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Real Terrorist

    Mannion must help the FBI track down a possible terrorist while trying to seize another on a killing spree.

  • The District - Surveillance (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Mannion orders senior cops to work the same hours as the criminals.

  • The District - Worst Block (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Worst Block

    Mannion vows to clean up the most crime-ridden block in Washington, D.C.

  • The District - Dirty Laundry (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Dirty Laundry

    Mannion issues a mandate to get illegal guns off the streets and uncovers the motive behind the murder of a wealthy young man.

  • The District - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Police Chief Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson) attempts to clean the streets of Washington, D.C.; a man goes on a shooting rampage at the Kennedy Center.

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