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Episode Guide

  • Season 7
    • And the Winner is . . .
      4/19/86
      8.9
      Two of either Benson, the Governor, or the crooked senator will soon be out of a job. The episode, and also the series, end before the final winner is announced.
    • Friends and Enemies
      4/12/86
      9.8
      With Governor Gatling's term about to close and Benson up to run for Governor, the Governor learns that he can run for yet one more term and decides to grab it. This leads to a final competition, hurt, and quarrels between the Governor and Benson. (Part 1 of 2)
    • Three on a Mismatch
      3/29/86
      9.4
      The Governor answers a personals ad from a magazine.
    • Hi, Society
      Hi, Society
      Episode 19
      3/22/86
      9.8
      A conservation expert may help Benson and the Governor pass an important bill. But when Kraus hears of the strategy, she leaks it out to a friend who turns out to be a columnist and a major gossip.
    • Pardon Me
      Pardon Me
      Episode 18
      3/8/86
      9.4
      Benson persuades the governor to pardon a man wrongly imprisoned for 25 years. Now Benson must find housing for him. But he’d rather stay in prison.
    • The Bucks Stop Here
      3/1/86
      9.4
      Clayton has his sights on running the family fortune, until he meets his father's new, young, and pretty fiancee. Then he realizes that inheriting the fortune will be pretty challenging.
    • The Hat and the Ring
      2/22/86
      9.4
      Benson, convinced that the question Senator Hartford has for him is "the" question, runs quickly to initiate a proposal.
    • Reel Murder (2)
      Reel Murder (2)
      Episode 15
      2/15/86
      10
      With everyone's lives in danger and not much time left, they try to crack the case and survive.
    • Reel Murder (1)
      Reel Murder (1)
      Episode 14
      2/8/86
      10
      Actor George Kennedy's plan to film a movie in the Governor's mansion runs into deadly problems, and turns into a lethal murder mystery.
    • Parade Rest
      Parade Rest
      Episode 13
      2/1/86
      8.6
      A veteran is hired to retile the bathroom, but happens to disappear. Benson now has to investigate what happened.
    • Summer of Discontent
      1/25/86
      9.1
      Benson and the Governor seek advice from a conservationist in helping them pass some environmental legislation.
    • Secret Love
      Secret Love
      Episode 11
      1/18/86
      9.9
      Clayton's living arrangements create a problem in his confirmation to be Budget Director.
    • Last Man on Earth
      Last Man on Earth
      Episode 10
      1/3/86
      8.6
      After talk about Haley's comet, Kraus dreams that she and Benson are the only ones left on earth.
    • Two Boys and Their Dog
      12/13/85
      9.3
      Benson becomes involved in one of Clayton's wacky investment schemes. This one is investing in a wiener-dog to breed for puppies, but Benson grows too attached to the dog, as does also Clayton.
    • Flight of the Dodo (2)
      12/6/85
      10
      After crash landing the helicopter in the desert, Benson, the Governor, and Clayton all struggle to survive.
    • Flight of the Dodo (1)
      11/29/85
      10
      Despite warnings, on their way to fly a helicopter to play golf, Benson, the Governor, and Clayton run into disastrous problems with Clayton as their pilot.
    • $1,000,000 an Hour
      11/15/85
      10
      When a budget surplus is discovered, the Governor and Benson become exposed to political embarrassment. Governor Gatling is away, so Benson and Clayton are assigned to spend an $8 million surplus before the next fiscal year begins: just hours away.
    • We Spy
      We Spy
      Episode 5
      11/8/85
      8.6
      While Benson and Kraus go to East Germany on official business, the two are accused of being spies and get arrested.
    • The Stranger
      The Stranger
      Episode 4
      10/25/85
      8.7
      A mysterious stranger lurks around the Governor's mansion on Halloween night.
    • Uncle Jack
      Uncle Jack
      Episode 3
      10/18/85
      8.9
      Benson tries to bring the Governor and his brother Jack together after 25 years of not seeing each other.
    • Love and Politics
      10/11/85
      9.3
      When Benson revisits a relationship with Senator Hartford, the Senator changes her position on Clayton's commercial-development-of-state-parks bill. When Benson calls her on it, she flip-flops again and ultimately abstains.
    • Benson the Hero
      Benson the Hero
      Episode 1
      10/4/85
      9.1
      Benson foils an armed robbery. So the robber's attorney hits him with a civil suit.
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
  • Specials