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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

GOLDEN BOY is a drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who one day will become the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, and the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it. After only three years as a beat cop, Clark’s heroics on the job make him bold enough to ask for and receive the unheard-of promotion to homicide detective, angering some members of his new department who are eager to see him fail. Clark is partnered with and mentored by experienced veteran Detective Don Owen, just two years shy of retirement. Immediately, Clark comes into conflict with First Grade Detective Christian Arroyo, the alpha dog in the squad who’s just as ambitious as Clark, but without a moral center. Arroyo’s partner is Detective Deborah McKenzie, a tough third-generation cop and the only female detective in the unit. Also on the team is Detective Joe Diaco, well-connected with tremendous resources which Clark might find useful. Though laser-focused on moving up the ladder, Clark’s soft spot is serving as the sole caregiver and supporter of his sister, Agnes, a teenager demonstrating increasingly dangerous behavior, whom Clark must serve as much a parent as a brother. Keenly observant and politically savvy, the Golden Boy often bases his career decisions solely on his need to succeed as quickly as possible, and he’ll find that his epic journey will be filled with unexpected consequences.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ron Yuan as Lt. Peter Kang | Tuffy Questell as Ronnie | Al Sapienza as Police Commissioner | Nora Armani as Terrified Woman | Jake Choi as Gunman | Danielle Duboise as Girl | Shabazz Ray as Bouncer | Pat Kiernan as Newscaster | Chris Santangelo as Reporter | Nick Kowalczyk as Jackson Dell | D.K. Bowser as Jacob Clay | Roe Hartrampf as Oliver Esten | Amanda Setton as Gemma Bar-Lev | Raul Casso as Benito Gaez | Richard Kind as Paul Daly | Chance Kelly as Deputy Commissioner Baia | Alano Miller as Deaundre | Alesandra Assante as Melody | Sharon Washington as Rosemary Clay

2 :01x02 - The Price of Revenge

To avoid being arrested, a petty thief leads Clark to a murdered, drugaddicted young woman with a missing daughter. Meanwhile, Clark and Arroyo continue to butt heads.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Nicolette Pierni as Abgail Brunell | Subhash Mandal as Damon Moore | James Biberi as Robert Kilgore | Robbie Collier Sublett as Frank Kilgore | Cheryl Wills as Newscaster | Brandon Gill as Aide | McCaleb Burnett as Brad Knopfler | Samantha Buck as Tara Brunell | Stephanie Brait as Natasha | Odette Annable as ADA O'Connor | Ron Yuan as Lt. Peter Kang
Director: Jace Alexander

3 :01x03 - Young Guns

Clark investigates an incident in the projects that left a gangbanger dead and a teenager injured. Meanwhile, Arroyo threatens to go public with the wire tape exposing Clark giving a criminal informant confiscated money.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jeanette Dilone as Bernadette | Lizan Mitchell as Genevieve | Corey Antonio Hawkins as Evander | Turron Kofi Alleyne as Marcus | Ian Blackman as Principal Fletcher | Don Guillory as Whitney Markinson | Valarie Pettiford as Maxine | Sheryl McCallum as Angry Resident 2 | Michael Basile as EMT | Elijah Boothe as Michael Dupray | Ron Yuan as Lt. Peter Kang | Odette Annable as ADA O'Connor | Stephanie Brait as Natasha | Blaze Mancillas as Young Rookie | Alexandra Vino as Gina | Dominic Marcus as Angry Resident | James Heaphy as Uniform 2 | Chinasa Ogbuagu as Kendra
Director: Mike Listo
Writer: Phil Klemmer

4 :01x04 - Role Models

When a police officer who worked with Owen and Arroyo is killed while moonlighting for a rap mogul, Clark is called to investigate. Meanwhile, Clark threatens to expose Arroyo and McKenzie's relationship

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Marc Webster as Brooklyn South Detective | Jermel Howard as Kyle Burton | Andrea Navedo as Lorraine Arroyo | Patrick Murney as Portis Walker | Joshua Torrez as Remy Hyde | Alison Bartlett as Jeannie Novak | Nick Chinlund as Madrid | William Sadler as Dowdell | Ron Yuan as Lt. Kang
Director: Matthew Penn

5 :01x05 - Vicious Cycle

Owen takes the lead on a murder investigation involving the brother of his former criminal informant who was killed a few years before. Meanwhile, Clark struggles with whether or not to let his recently sober mother back into his and Agnes’ life.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Kyle Anderson as Uniform Officer | Mario D'Leon as Muscle Head | Brandon Gill as Aide | Ryan Woodle as Pete Hawley | Danny Heriquez as Landis Murphy | Michael Aronov as Dominic Quinlan | Susan Kelechi Watson as April McGee | Polly Draper as Nora Clark | Valarie Pettiford as Maxine Owen | Ron Yuan as Lt. Kang
Writer: Andi Bushell

6 :01x06 - Just Say No

Clark and Owen investigate the murder of a wealthy philanthropist who is also the daughter-in-law of a shipping mogul. Meanwhile, Clark’s mother asks for help with a loan shark who is harassing.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joey Auzenne as Edward Rodrigue | Grant Monohon as Louie | Curtiss Cook as Lyle Creasman | Jason Furlani as Steve "Bratty" Kudsinowski | Paul Urcioli as Paul Klemmer | Rachel Barrer as Claudia Drexler | Parisa Fitz-Henley as Andrea Gunderson | Paul Fitzgerald as Nathan Drexler | Ron Yuan as Lt. Kang | Andrea Navedo as Lorriane Arroyo | Polly Draper as Nora Clark | Brandon Gill as Philip Cole | James Naughton as Marvin Drexler
Director: Paul McCrane

7 :01x07 - McKenzie on Fire

McKenzie seeks justice for her family when bullets found at the scene of a subway shooting match the same gun that killed her brother several years earlier. Meanwhile, Owen has reservations about retiring in two years.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Deep Katdare as Ballistic Tech | Arthur Gerunda as George Riddle | Vanessa Rubio as Julie Bellocq | Tobias Segal as Ronan Burke | Kevin O'Donnell as Devlin Lehane | Elizabeth Alderfer as Angie McGuire | Brandon Gill as Philip Cole | John Finn as Ed McKenzie | Valarie Pettiford as Maxine | Ron Yuan as Lt. Kang

8 :01x08 - Scapegoat

Arroyo competes with Owen to make a key arrest after finding out they are both up for promotions

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Stephen Lord (1) as Zelichnok | Audrey Esparza as Lucy Barrone | David Shih as Reporter #1 | Robyn Payne as Reporter #2 | Joe Urban as Bartender | Sean Ringgold as Hood #1 | Jim R. Coleman as Gary Carson | Ryan Michael Jones as Eddie Thorne | Ron Yuan as Lt. Kang | Polly Draper as Nora Clark | Trieste Dunn as Margot Dixon | Rey Lucas as DCPI | Andrew Stewart Jones as Tyler Neville | Tamara Tunie as Lydia Neville
Director: Jamie Babbit

9 :01x09 - Atonement

While trying to track down the person responsible for killing a priest, clues lead them to Natasha, a criminal informant from a previous case, who looks good for the crime. Meanwhile, Agnes sets out to find her mother after she goes missing.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Susan Kim as EMT | Finn Alexander as Boy | Julian Rutherford as Juri Henley-Cohn | Hisham Tawfiq as Father Steven Truitt | Andhy Mendez as Miguel Montez | Joseph Parks as Pookie Babic | Alex Cendese as Drazen Babic | Trieste Dunn as Margot Dixon | Polly Draper as Nora | Ron Yuan as Lt. Kang
Director: Vincent Misiano

10 :01x10 - Sacrifice

Clark and the unit hunt for the murderer of an aspiring young model found floating in the bay. Meanwhile, Clark becomes a suspect when someone from inside the investigation leaks information about the latest case to Margot Dixon, a reporter Clark has been secretly seeing

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Timothy Adams as David Reed | Hilary Michael Thompson as Reporter #1 | Shaun Woodland as Reporter #2 | Kyle Anderson as UNI Cop | Sandra Mills Scott as Parole Board Member | James Heaphy as UNI Cop #2 | Carman M. Lacivita as Spencer Amano | Harper Carroll as Shana Taylor | Eric Morris (2) as Carlton Holbrook | Polly Draper as Nora Clark | Trieste Dunn as Margot Dixon | Christopher Evan Welch as Neil Jacobs | Anastasia Barzee as Linda Taylor | Jeb Brown as Hank Taylor
Director: Matthew Penn

11 :01x11 - Longshot

When the family of a star basketball player who was found murdered ignites a high-profile investigation, the case unearths Clark’s feelings about his family struggles. Meanwhile, McKenzie threatens to end her partnership with Arroyo after she finds out he lied to her.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Juan Carlos Hernandez as Manolito Villalobos | Jennifer Sorika Horng as Cindy Cho | Kealys Vargas as Elena Arroyo | Christopher Vega as TJ Arroyo | Maria-Christina Oliveras as Reporter #1 | Kevin Howard Jr. as Reporter #2 | Marc Webster as Uni Cop | Marcus Carl Franklin as Older Joey/Valedictorian | Jay Horton as Quinlan Reed | Glenn Fleary as Vince Cole | Maliq Johnson as Joey Olsen | Polly Draper as Nora Clark | Eric Morris (2) as Carlton Holbrook | Andrea Navedo as Lorraine Arroyo | Trieste Dunn as Margot Dixon | Albert Jones as Martin Olsen | Charles Malik Whitfield as Darrell Reed | Michelle Hurd as Louise Reed | Montego Glover as Brandy Olsen
Director: Nick Gomez

12 :01x12 - Beast of Burden

When a high-end call girl is found dead, Clark learns that his archenemy, Deputy Mayor Holbrook, was her last client. Meanwhile, Diaco struggles with the decision to put his father in a nursing home.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Briana Marin as Monique Weathers | Dipti Mehta as Kate Mckenna | Jamil Mena as Uniform Cop | Aaron Berg as Biker | Michael Basile as Paramedic | Jessica Perez as Talia Price | Gary Tacon as Sarven Minassian | Rosa Arredondo as Lisa Harris | Lola Glaudini as Colleen Norris | Eric Morris (2) as Carlton Holbrook | Trieste Dunn as Margot Dixon | Richard Kind as Paul Daly | Michael Madson as Walter Clark Sr. | Dan Hedaya as Francis Diaco | Thaddeus Daniels as Chief of Detectives | Brian Avers as Jordan Wiser
Director: Karen Gaviola

13 :01x13 - Next Question

When Clark is relegated to desk duty, he delves into Owen's cold case in which the murder investigation of a construction worker was compromised by the events of 9/11. Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Holbrook pulls a gun on Clark and Margot, Agnes drives away with her father and Owen gets his long-deserved promotion

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Kersti Bryan as Cecylia Dworaczyk | April Wilkner as Jasmine | Peter Scanavino as Eddie Roque | Jimmy Palumbo as Lieutenant Walsh | Margot Bingham as Uniform #2 | Brandon Goins as Uniform #3 | Sebastian Martinez as Kid | Alexis Suarez as Uniform | Chinaza Uche as Maceo Figueroa | Michael Madsen as Walter Clark Sr. | William Sadler as Commissioner Jack Dowdell | Richard Kind as Paul Daly | Valarie Pettiford as Maxine Owen | Andrea Navedo as Lorraine Arroyo | Eric Morris (2) as Carlton Holbrook | Trieste Dunn as Margot Dixon | Erik Todd Dellums as Pablo Vega
Director: Jace Alexander
Warning: Golden Boy guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 26, 2013
Episode Order: 13
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