Best TV Episodes Best To Worst

by hajure | created - 15 Aug 2016 | updated - 06 Jan 2018 | Public

Ranking all TV episodes I've rated 90-100 from best to worst:

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 109,192

S5E14

Best Episode Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 5

99

2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Battle of the Bastards (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 183,075

S6E9

2nd Best Episode Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 6

97

3. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (2017)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 4,100

S3E7

3rd Best Episode Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3

97

4. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Winds of Winter (2016)

TV-MA | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Cersei and Loras Tyrell stand trial by the gods. Daenerys prepares to set sail for Westeros. Davos confronts Melisandre. Sam and Gilly arrive in the Citadel. Bran discovers a long-kept secret. Lord Frey has an uninvited guest.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington

Votes: 127,119

S6E10

2nd Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 6 Season Finale

97

5. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Mizumono (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Jack devises a plan to apprehend Hannibal, while Hannibal prepares for his departure. Will makes his decision, and it results in devastating consequences.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 14,292

S2E13

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2 Season Finale

97

6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen

Votes: 85,179

S3E9

3rd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3

96

7. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Victory (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 6,743

S3E10

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3 Series Finale

96

8. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: If-Then-Else (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, leaving the team with no choice but to embark on a possible suicide mission in a desperate attempt to stop a global economic catastrophe.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 10,253

S4E11

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 4

96

9. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: To'hajiilee (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse and Hank come up with an idea to take Walt down. Walt hires Todd's uncle to kill Jesse.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 28,932

S5E13

2nd Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 5

96

10. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 78,956

S5E16

3rd Best Episode of the series 3rd Best Episode of Season 5 Series Finale

96

11. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Constant (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 9,502

S4E5

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 4

96

12. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Bicameral Mind (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

Director: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 24,759

S1E10

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 1 Season Finale

95

13. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: I Live Here Now (2015)

TV-MA | 73 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The tensions between Kevin and John reach a climax, as the fourth anniversary of the Departure brings an unsettling threat to Miracle.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 5,696

S2E10

2nd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2 Season Finale

95

14. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Blackwater (2012)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 38,841

S2E9

4th Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2

95

15. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Day the World Went Away (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Finch's number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan's operatives.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,297

S5E10

2nd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 5

95

16. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Faith (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

Hardman prepares his takeover of the firm, Jessica appears to be on her way out, and Harvey is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Mike turns to the church to come up with a solution for his dilemma with Rachel.

Director: Anton Cropper | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 7,734

S5E10

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 5

95

17. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: End Times (2011)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The DEA is putting Hank and his family in protective custody; however, Walt refuses and awaits his fate in his house. Meanwhile, Brock has fallen terribly ill and Jesse suspects Walt may be behind it.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,284

S4E12

4th Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 4

95

18. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: The Getaway (2009)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 9,864

S4E12

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 4 Season Finale

95

19. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Hardhome (2015)

TV-MA | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 85,848

S5E8

6th Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 5

94

20. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Devil's Share (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team seeks justice for Carter's murder, but Finch realizes that one person may go too far in the battle against HR. Meanwhile, NYPD officer Patrick Simmons' number comes up.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,055

S3E10

3rd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3

94

21. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Self Defense (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

Jessica and Harvey try to convince Mike not to represent himself at trial, but Anita Gibbs blindsides them again at the last minute. Louis is concerned about his own culpability after he finds out that Sheila's secret location is found.

Director: Patrick J. Adams | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,080

S5E14

2nd Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 4

94

22. Mr. Robot (2015– )
Episode: eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot faces off with Mr. Robot; Dom gets tired of the red tape; Tyrell has a new plan.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 6,124

S3E6

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3

94

23. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Through the Looking Glass (2007)

TV-14 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson

Votes: 9,121

S3E22

2nd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3 Season Finale

94

24. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Book of Nora (2017)

TV-MA | 72 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Nora wishes to step into Dr. Eden and Dr. Bekker's machine. But, what are the consequences?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka

Votes: 5,150

S3E8

3rd Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 3 Series Finale

94

25. Mr. Robot (2015– )
Episode: eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00 (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot tries to piece everything together and stop Stage 2 as chaos quickly unfolds at E Corp; Angela tries to do a job intended for Elliot while avoiding imminent threats; Darlene brings Elliot up to speed and tells him the truth.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 6,698

S3E5

2nd Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 3

94

26. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: One Minute (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse ends up in the hospital after getting beaten up by Hank. Now he is threatening to press charges against the DEA. To stop him, Walt decides to bring Jesse on as his partner, once again.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,710

S3E7

5th Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3

94

27. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Reichenbach Fall (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 31,923

S2E3

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2 Season Finale

93

28. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The End (2010)

TV-14 | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sam Anderson, Naveen Andrews, L. Scott Caldwell, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 9,102

S6E17

3rd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 6 Series Finale

93

29. Suits (2011– )
Episode: 25th Hour (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

Mike takes a deal, but he has big plans for Rachel before he goes to prison. Harvey goes to the jury foreman to find out if Mike made the right choice. Robert Zane uses the deal as leverage to try to blow up Pearson Specter Litt.

Director: Anton Cropper | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,962

S5E16

3rd Best Episode of the series 3rd Best Episode of Season 5

93

30. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Spoils of War (2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys takes matters into her own hands. Arya reaches her destination. Jaime and Bronn collect the spoils from the war with the Tyrells.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 77,992

S7E4

7th Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 7

93

31. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: San Junipero (2016)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When Yorkie and Kelly visit San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town full of surf, sun and sex, their lives are changed.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Denise Burse, Raymond McAnally

Votes: 46,885

S3E4

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 3

93

32. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Deus Ex Machina (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team takes desperate action in its race to prevent Samaritan from coming online and making them its first targets. Meanwhile, the months-long battle with the anti-surveillance terrorist group Vigilance comes to a shocking conclusion.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 4,664

S3E23

4th Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 3 Season Finale

93

33. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 37,005

S4E13

6th Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 4 Season Finale

93

34. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: International Assassin (2015)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 5,998

S2E8

4th Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 2

93

35. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Prisoner's Dilemma (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Finch and Carter are trying to get Reese out of Riker's, where he is still being kept prisoner by Donnelly. Meanwhile, Fusco is working alone in the next number.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 3,006

S2E12

5th Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2

93

36. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Born Free (2006)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter races against the clock to find Debra when she is abducted by Rudy, the Ice Truck Killer, which leads the two psychopathic killers to have a fateful showdown, and who finally reveals his connection to Dexter.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 6,951

S1E12

2nd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 1 Season Finale

93

37. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Wrath of the Gods (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Spartacus and a few surviving people are trapped on top of the Vesuvius volcano. Glaber and Ashur guard the entrance.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Nick E. Tarabay

Votes: 3,482

S2E10

2nd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2 Season Finale

93

38. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Baelor (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 35,449

S1E9

8th Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 1

92

39. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Tick Tock (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

As Mike's case goes to the jury, he becomes distracted by a new case. Jessica and Harvey develop a new strategy to keep Mike in the clear, which sends Louis over the edge with his partners.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 3,197

S5E15

4th Best Episode of the series 4th Best Episode of Season 5

92

40. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: White Bear (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her, and they all seem to know something she doesn't. But what?

Director: Carl Tibbetts | Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Michael Smiley, Tuppence Middleton, Ian Bonar

Votes: 36,574

S2E2

2nd Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 2

92

41. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: YHWH (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Finch and Root race to save The Machine, which has been located by the rival AI, Samaritan.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Michael Emerson

Votes: 5,825

S4E22

6th Best Episode of the series 2nd Best Episode of Season 4 Season Finale

92

42. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Door (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sansa and Jon make plans. Arya is given another chance to prove herself. Jorah confesses a secret to Daenerys. Tyrion meets with a red priestess. Yara finds her rule tested. Bran discovers the origin of the White Walkers.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 62,697

S6E5

9th Best Episode of the series 3rd Best Episode of Season 6

92

43. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Chicanery (2017)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama

Kim and Jimmy face off with an adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his future. Jimmy loses an ally and gains another.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 9,429

S3E5

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 1

92

44. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Go (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team start the escape from the hole in Scofield's cell.

Director: Dean White | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 4,435

S1E21

Best Episode of the series Best Episode of Season 1

92

45. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Dead Freight (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller