List of Shark episodes

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The following is an episode list for the television drama Shark. The program premiered on September 21, 2006 and ended on May 20, 2008 in the United States on CBS.

A total of 38 episodes have aired over two seasons.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally
DVD release
1 22 20062007 October 2, 2007
2 16 20072008 TBA


Season 1: 2006–2007[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 "Pilot" Spike Lee Ian Biederman September 21, 2006 (2006-09-21) 1AMK79
After a shocking outcome in one of his cases and a personal epiphany, Sebastian Shark decides to leave his job as a defense attorney. Now looking for a new job, he has been offered the position of director of the Los Angeles DA's high-profile crime unit, but with a twist—he will have to train a new team of inexperienced lawyers.
2 "LAPD Blue" Rod Holcomb Ian Biederman September 28, 2006 (2006-09-28) 1AMK01
Shark has a new case, the murder of an undercover narcotics detective by a drug dealer. He will have to deal with the murdered cop's partners, who are hesitant to trust or help him because he often used questionable means to win acquittals for his often-guilty clients when he was a defense attorney.
3 "Dr. Feelbad" John Showalter Keith Eisner October 5, 2006 (2006-10-05) 1AMK02
A heart surgeon is accused of murdering his missing wife. The fact that Shark doesn't have any proof, or even a body, doesn't stop him. He asks his team to find creative means to secure evidence from Dr. Mitchell Sterling's home and obtain testimony from his eight-year-old son, Ethan.
4 "Russo" Ron Lagomarsino Kevin Falls October 12, 2006 (2006-10-12) 1AMK03
A couple is shot to death in a Malibu beach house, which they rented from a private investigator who knows dirty secrets about almost everyone in Hollywood - including Shark. The PI is under investigation by a grand jury and Shark uses that threat to squeeze information from him. Back at home, Julie helps a guy on whom she has a crush research a term paper while she lets her own studies fall behind.
5 "In the Grasp" Steven DePaul Devon Greggory October 19, 2006 (2006-10-19) 1AMK04
Stark prosecutes three college football players accused of raping a female student at a campus athletic house. One of the players is the team's starting quarterback and is considered a high first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The case takes a hit when Shark learns the victim was in a relationship with the quarterback. Back at home, Julie tells her dad she is being suspended from school because she's been accused of plagiarism.
6 "Fashion Police" Arvin Brown Bill Chais November 2, 2006 (2006-11-02) 1AMK05
Four Latino women are killed in a garment-factory fire and the police rule it an accident, but Martin leaks false information to the press to force the DA's office to investigate. Sebastian isn't happy about it and says the case can't be won, but he gets pumped up when he learns his rival, Elliott Dasher is defending the fashion company his office is going after. The probe reveals the company supports sweatshops and may be liable for the fire. Also, Julie gets readmitted to school.
7 "Déjà Vu All Over Again" Rod Holcomb Michael Oates Palmer November 9, 2006 (2006-11-09) 1AMK06
After an 8-year-old girl is kidnapped from a park and murdered, Shark believes this new case could be linked to a similar crime committed 15 years ago. In the former case, the main suspect had been defended by Shark himself and prosecuted by Jessica Devlin, and the man had been convicted of the murder. Meanwhile, a young man tells Julie he believes his late father and her mother had an affair while she was still married to Shark.
8 "Love Triangle" John Showalter Story by: Mimi Schmir
Teleplay by: Ian Biederman
November 16, 2006 (2006-11-16) 1AMK07
A 16-year-old black girl is run down by a car and killed just after she left a party. The school the victim went to is mostly attended by rich, white kids, including Shark's daughter, Julie. Shark fears a racial war could break out over the crime but when the investigation is completed, it reveals a totally different story.
9 "Dial M for Monica" Steve Gomer Ian Biederman November 23, 2006 (2006-11-23) 1AMK08
An assistant district attorney is gunned down along with a high-priced hooker in the prostitute's car. The investigation reports the victim had wanted to prosecute narcotics cases and not domestic disputes, and he may have been working the call girl on targeting a drug dealer with whom she had a relationship. Meanwhile, Julie considers going to the next step with Eddie.
10 "Sins of the Mother" Robert Lieberman Yolanda Lawrence December 7, 2006 (2006-12-07) 1AMK09
A married socialite, who is one of Jessica's best friends, fatally shoots her ex-con lover but claims it was in self-defense. Also, Sebastian gives Julie the silent treatment after she stays overnight with her boyfriend.
11 "The Wrath of Khan" Kate Woods Keith Eisner January 4, 2007 (2007-01-04) 1AMK10
Stark goes after a millionaire arms broker who is supplying explosives to L.A. gangs that have caused three car bombings and nine fatalities over the past five months. Making things more difficult is the FBI, which wants to take over the case, but Sebastian won't allow it because Casey has been kidnapped and may be killed if the broker escapes the country. Martin dies tragically while trying to save a little girl.
12 "Wayne's World" Chris Misiano Story by: Bill Chais
Teleplay by: Ian Biederman
January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18) 1AMK11
Sebastian's new case seems to be the easiest one he could get. He's prosecuting a suspected serial killer accused of murdering five women and seriously injuring a sixth who was lucky enough to escape from his house. But the victim is reluctant to testify when she learns that the killer will be interrogating her.
13 "Teacher's Pet" Rod Holcomb Bill Chais & Kevin Falls February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01) 1AMK12
Shark and the HPCU take on the murder of a billionaire real estate developer whose marriage to his second wife is in trouble. The billionaire's son and wife are both suspects in the bizarre killing.
14 "Starlet Fever" Adam Davidson Jacob Epstein February 8, 2007 (2007-02-08) 1AMK13
A popular young actress is killed after being run off of trendy Mulholland Drive, and the paparazzi who follow her every move are immediately suspect. The starlet, however, has more in her life than just nagging photographers including fights with fellow actresses and a secret relationship.
15 "Here Comes the Judge" Steve Gomer Ken Woodruff February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15) 1AMK14
Not only is the wife of a popular and ultraconservative judge murdered, the grieving spouse and Stark have an unpleasant history. Shark soon finds himself buried in the middle of another political hotbed, as the judge has a secret that threatens to ruin his judicial career.
16 "Blind Trust" Marcos Siega Devon Greggory February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22) 1AMK15
Sebastian Shark puts his job on the line when he answers to the pleas of an old friend not to alert law enforcement that he found the body of one of his firm's interns.
17 "Backfire" Anthony Hemingway Ted Humphrey March 29, 2007 (2007-03-29) 1AMK16
After a controversial shooting that killed an upstanding black youth and injuring his drug dealing cousin. Sebastian accuses a highly decorated black law enforcement officer and his white partner for the murder.
18 "Trial by Fire" Paul Holahan Ian Biederman April 5, 2007 (2007-04-05) 1AMK17
Sebastian, deputy DA Raina Troy, a convicted serial murderer they are trying to give the death penalty, and the courtroom audience are taken hostage by a distraught man who is to be sentenced for a robbery he claims he did not commit.
19 "Porn Free" Martha Coolidge Keith Eisner & Mimi Schmir April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) 1AMK18
Sebastian faces an uphill battle in court when the respected head of a women's shelter creates a positive "vigilante justice" media buzz for the killing of a predatory porn producer.
20 "Fall From Grace" Terrence O'Hara Steve Sharlet April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19) 1AMK19
Sebastian goes up against his sly, sexy former legal protege when he prosecutes the case of a young professor who was pushed to his death from the balcony of his wife's ultra wealthy college boyfriend's apartment.
21 "Strange Bedfellows" Paul Holahan Michael Oates Palmer April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26) 1AMK20
Sebastian has to convince a jury that a kidnapper was not simply saving a child from abusive parents, and D.A. Devlin faces election day. This episode is similar to the Shawn Hornbeck/Ben Ownby kidnapping case.
22 "Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark" Adam Davidson Ian Biederman May 3, 2007 (2007-05-03) 1AMK21
Shark goes on the warpath to bring down the infamous acquitted serial killer Wayne Robert Callison after the alarming discovery of another young woman found murdered. After losing the election, D.A. Devlin plans on going to private practice, until Shark makes her an offer. The episode ends with a surprising twist.

Season 2: 2007–2008[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
23 "Gangster Movies" Adam Davidson Ian Biederman September 23, 2007 (2007-09-23) 2AMK01
After the prime witness to the murder of a film distribution executive is killed in a bus explosion, Sebastian, along with Danny Reyes (Kevin Alejandro) enlists Jessica's help in finding a new witness and bringing down a Russian mobster.
24 "For Whom the Skel Rolls" Paul Holahan Gardner Stern September 30, 2007 (2007-09-30) 2AMK02
When new information about the murder of Isaac's former fiance surfaces, Sebastian and the team investigate without telling Isaac.
25 "Eye of the Beholder" Marcos Siega Ted Humphrey October 7, 2007 (2007-10-07) 2AMK03
After the body of a 22-year-old surgically enhanced aspiring actress turns up, the team begins working on identifying and convicting the killer. But the investigation leads to the discovery of one of the worst kind of exploitation there is in this industry: Sebastian's team uncovers that the victim's plastic surgeon was exchanging sex for surgery with her.
26 "Dr. Laura" Kate Woods Jacob Epstein October 14, 2007 (2007-10-14) 2AMK04
Jessica finds herself in trouble when her friend, Medical Examiner Laura Fields, is caught tampering with evidence in their murder case. When confronted in court, she accuses Jessica of having pressured her into giving false testimony and arranging the evidence to gain a conviction when Jessica was the D.A.
27 "Student Body" Seith Mann Story by: Bill Chais
Teleplay by: Ian Biederman & Gardner Stern
October 21, 2007 (2007-10-21) 2AMK05
The search for the bomber on a school campus and the killer of a co-ed leads to a young chemical engineering student who has been sending incriminating letters about exacting revenge on his condescending peers. When the case is ready to go to trial, Danny is convinced that the student is innocent and he convinces Sebastian to let him search for another suspect.
28 "No Holds Barred" Paul McCrane Ken Woodruff October 28, 2007 (2007-10-28) 2AMK06
After a popular ultimate fighter commits suicide, an investigation reveals he had been the third fighter in the league to commit suicide and the league CEO had been pushing steroids on the players. Following the results of the investigation, Sebastian charges the CEO with murder.
29 "In Absentia" Adam Davidson Kim Clements November 4, 2007 (2007-11-04) 2AMK07
Sebastian and Danny travel to Mexico to attempt to retrieve a defendant who left the country to avoid being prosecuted for murdering his business partner/mistress.
30 "In the Crosshairs" Paul Holahan Keith Eisner November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11) 2AMK08
The mayor places undue pressure on Sebastian and his team to identify, locate, and convict a serial freeway sniper who is causing city-wide panic in Los Angeles.
31 "Burning Sensation" James Frawley Devon Greggory November 18, 2007 (2007-11-18) 2AMK09
Sebastian's team learns the victim of a serial arsonist had been murdered and dumped at the site of a fire.
32 "Every Breath You Take" Dean White Ted Humphrey November 25, 2007 (2007-11-25) 2AMK10
Five years after helping imprison a tennis star's stalker for her stabbing, Jessica is guilt-ridden when the tennis pro is fatally stabbed days after Jessica's failed attempt to uphold the man's conviction during his retrial.
33 "Shaun of the Dead" Terrence O'Hara Story by: Gary Glasberg & Ken Woodruff
Teleplay by: Ken Woodruff
December 9, 2007 (2007-12-09) 2AMK11
When Shaun Mason, a member of star musician Justin Bishop’s entourage, is found dead in a hotel suite registered to Justin, Shark discovers how far members of the entourage will go to make a buck or protect their own.
34 "Partners in Crime" David Miller Story by: Bill Chais
Teleplay by: Ian Biederman
January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27) 2AMK12
Dark secrets from Sebastian's past surface after the fatal shooting of his long-time friend and former law firm partner is determined to have been a failed attempt to kill Sebastian.
35 "Bar Fight" Adam Davidson Story by: Bill Chais
Teleplay by: Ian Biederman
April 29, 2008 (2008-04-29) 2AMK13
Sebastian builds a case against an underworld kingpin as part of a covert deal initiated by the State Attorney General's office that could save Sebastian from being disbarred for having covered up the murderous act of a client in 1996.
36 "Leaving Las Vegas" Paul Holahan Keith Eisner May 6, 2008 (2008-05-06) 2AMK14
After being disbarred in California, Sebastian's Las Vegas gambling spell is soon sidelined by a notoriously crooked casino owner and former client who convinces Sebastian to make use of his Nevada law license to defend him in a murder trial.
37 "One Hit Wonder" Steven Robman Ted Humphrey May 13, 2008 (2008-05-13) 2AMK15
An abusive record producer is the prime suspect in the murder of an up-and-coming singer after leaving a party at the Playboy Mansion. However, another motive and suspect soon emerge, and Danny's actions put the case in jeopardy.
38 "Wayne's World 3: Killer Shark" Adam Davidson Ian Biederman May 20, 2008 (2008-05-20) 2AMK16
Shark's nemesis, Wayne Callison, has escaped prison with one mission in mind: revenge against Shark through any means necessary.

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