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The Best Episodes of Absentia

Every episode of Absentia ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Absentia!

A missing FBI agent reappears six years after being declared dead.


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The best episode of "Absentia" is "Committed", rated 7.9/10 from 444 user votes. It was directed by Kasia Adamik and written by Milla Bell-Hart. "Committed" aired on 5/28/2019 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Accomplice".

  • Committed
    7.9/10 444 votes

    #1 - Committed

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-05-28

    The FBI closes in on the person who had chosen the victims of the Fentanyl Killer. Emily is once again, confronted by evil touching her family. Nick & Alice try to resolve the problems they have been suffering, but Nick is going to make a horrifying discovery.

    Director: Kasia Adamik

    Writer: Milla Bell-Hart

  • Accomplice
    7.9/10 471 votes

    #2 - Accomplice

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-06-04

    Emily hits a dead end. Despite this, she follows the remaining shreds of evidence to a wrenching revelation!

    Director: Kasia Adamik

    Writer: Julia Cooperman

  • Tenebris
    7.9/10 346 votes

    #3 - Tenebris

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Nick works to free the refugees and Cal finally confronts Armstrong. When Gunnarsen and Crown go to arrest Deputy Director Webb, they discover something deadly. Meanwhile, Emily tries to get to the bottom of Elliot’s operation and goes to extreme lengths to protect her family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Child's Play
    7.8/10 682 votes

    #4 - Child's Play

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-11-13

    Emily is able to retrieve more information from Charles and hopes that this will be a breakthrough in her research. Will this lead to Flynn? Will she discover the identity of who is after her? Will Tommy and Nick catch Emily and end the case that consumed the former agent’s life?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Kate Powers

  • Nobody's Innocent
    7.7/10 713 votes

    #5 - Nobody's Innocent

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-10-23

    Emily avoids arrest and finds another trace of the investigation. But with the disturbing new evidence, Emily begins to suspect one of her loved ones. Unfortunately, he is the only person who can help Emily figure out the case. Could it be just a little paranoia from Emily, or does she not have anyone to turn to?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Matthew Cirulnick

  • Brave Boy
    7.7/10 672 votes

    #6 - Brave Boy

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-11-06

    Alice and Flynn are abducted by a mysterious person. Nick suspects that Emily was the one who kidnapped his family and desperately tries to find them. A reporter assaults Jack every time she wants to get exclusive information. Emily tries to get answers from Charles, but has to flee when Nick tries to arrest her. How will the couple act when they meet again?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Elaina Perpelitt

  • Original Sin
    7.7/10 705 votes

    #7 - Original Sin

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-11-20

    Tommy makes a new discovery that puts a new light on the investigation. Emily's past faces the present when she finally meets her captor, and will be like the mouse and the cat. When Nick gets hurt, Emily has to face several situations to save the ones she wants.

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Gaia Violo, Matthew Cirulnick

  • Nosce Inimicum
    7.7/10 360 votes

    #8 - Nosce Inimicum

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Disoriented and drugged into a paralytic state, Nick wakes up in a dark and confined location. Meanwhile, without a body as proof, Emily refuses to accept that Nick is dead and makes a deal to get him back, only to find that Dawkins has laid a trap and everyone is in danger.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Liberavit
    7.7/10 333 votes

    #9 - Liberavit

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Emily makes a final attempt to trade the stolen files for Nick and demands proof that he is alive, unaware that Nick has escaped from his captors in a thrilling chase. Nick makes contact with the FBI, and Emily makes a bold decision to confront Cal about his past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Veritas Aequitas
    7.7/10 333 votes

    #10 - Veritas Aequitas

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Emily and Nick devise a plan to infiltrate the refugee camp, and Cal poses as a Meridian guard in hopes of finding Armstrong and bringing him to justice. Meanwhile, Crown and Gunnarsen narrow in on Meridian’s mole and an unexpected visitor arrives at the farm.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Iterum Nata
    7.7/10 383 votes

    #11 - Iterum Nata

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Emily and Nick are finally reunited with Flynn back in Boston, but the threat of Elliot’s bioweapon still looms large. Emily resorts to drastic measures and make a dangerous choice to ensure her family’s safety.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Comeback
    7.6/10 1,052 votes

    #12 - Comeback

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-25

    After years of assuming FBI Agent Emily Byrne was a possible victim of serial killer Conrad Harlow, she is miraculously returned to her family. Emily, however, has to struggle with the mysteries of her captivity and the fact that everyone has moved on without her. Investigating Emily’s disappearance, her husband Nick Durand detects a connection between Emily and a sex trafficker Robert Semerov, who has negative feelings about Emily. When the FBI traces the sex trafficker, suspicion suddenly moves to Emily. Is she still the same person they knew?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Gaia Violo

  • Me You Him Me
    7.6/10 758 votes

    #13 - Me You Him Me

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-10-09

    The evidence against Emily is too much for the FBI and Boston Police Department to ignore, so they ask her to turn herself in. In the midst of chaos, old feelings come to the surface between Nick and Emily. Emily decides she would rather flee and try to solve the mystery that is ruining her life. Can Emily save her relationship with Flynn? Is it possible for agent Adam Radford to solve this mystery? Can Nick trust Emily anymore?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Antoinette Stella

  • Dig
    7.6/10 722 votes

    #14 - Dig

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-10-16

    When Detective Gibbs and Nick find an FBI agent who appears to have been murdered by Emily, the hunt for her goes up to a new level. With the help of a clue given to her by Adam Radford, Emily tries to tie all the threads while evading arrest. Nick tries to reconcile with Alice's betrayal. Can Emily save herself? Can Nick keep his family together?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Kate Powers

  • A & B
    7.6/10 678 votes

    #15 - A & B

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-10-30

    Jack helps save Emily’s life and finds a startling connection with Emily’s childhood. Emily discovers secrets from the past that relate to a childhood friend, Charles. Meanwhile, Tommy arrests Jack for helping Emily. Alice confronts Nick, which puts both her and Flynn in danger.

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Antoinette Stella

  • Tabula Rasa
    7.6/10 397 votes

    #16 - Tabula Rasa

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Emily is serving out the final days of her FBI suspension while struggling to come to terms with the consequences of her actions from the last two seasons. Hyper-vigilant and distrusting of others, Emily sees threats everywhere and takes a closer look at everyone.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Capta Est
    7.6/10 366 votes

    #17 - Capta Est

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Following the deadly events, Emily must race against time to find and save Nick, with the help of his mysterious informant, Kai. Upon tracking his location, Emily realizes there is a more complex conspiracy afoot and is left to grapple with the possibility that Nick has been killed.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Alea Iacta Est
    7.6/10 350 votes

    #18 - Alea Iacta Est

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Emily’s demand for the FBI to go after Nick is met with resistance, which leads her to set in motion a risky plan that puts her face-to-face with the one man who can lead her to Nick. Meanwhile somewhere in Europe, Nick is being drugged and psychologically tortured, revealing his buried guilt and his insecurities as an FBI agent, a husband, and as a father.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Quid Pro Quo
    7.6/10 348 votes

    #19 - Quid Pro Quo

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Emily complies with Dawkins requests in order to be taken to Nick, and orchestrates a clever ruse along the way. Meanwhile, as Nick’s guilt and paranoia threaten to overwhelm him, he finally puts a rest to the personal demons that have haunted him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • In Quo Ego Vado Vos
    7.6/10 342 votes

    #20 - In Quo Ego Vado Vos

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-07-17

    Nick continues to be tortured but finds an opportunity to try to escape from his captors. Cal and Emily head off to rescue Nick and become closer along the way. When they reach the mysterious location, they find evidence that links to Nick’s case back in Boston, but there’s no sign of Nick.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Reset
    7.5/10 869 votes

    #21 - Reset

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-09-25

    Emily’s alleged serial killer, Conrad Harlow, is being released from jail, and Emily has not come close to solving the mystery of her kidnapping and time in captivity. As Emily struggles to return to normal life, a witness turns up and reinforces the suspicions of Emily. Emily denies the suspicions and is sure the witness is lying and was forced into making a false statement, maybe by someone in the FBI. Will Emily and Nick be able to find out the truth before Emily is again torn from her family?

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Matthew Cirulnick

  • The Emily Show
    7.5/10 796 votes

    #22 - The Emily Show

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-10-02

    When the testifying witness against Emily is murdered, all signs suggest that the murder was committed by Emily. While Tommy Gibbs and the Boston Police Chief are accusing Emily, she and Nick look for an FBI agent who forced the witness to lie. For Emily, there is suspicion that this agent is the one responsible for her abduction.

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Elaina Perpelitt

  • Offenders
    7.5/10 474 votes

    #23 - Offenders

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-04-16

    Emily and Cal's investigation into the Fentanyl Killer points them toward some dangerous and highly skilled suspects. Elsewhere, Nick's manhunt for the Federal Annex attacker heats up.

    Director: Oded Ruskin

    Writer: Milla Bell-Hart

  • Boom
    7.5/10 449 votes

    #24 - Boom

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-05-14

    Emily and Cal venture off the grid as they track Rex Wolfe deep into lawless territory. Back in the States, Nick struggles to swallow a massive lie.

    Director: Adam Sanderson

    Writer: Brendan Kelly

  • Aggression
    7.5/10 435 votes

    #25 - Aggression

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-05-21

    Emily is forced to deal with another devastating loss. However, her grief soon transforms into drive when she realises Rex Wolfe was only the tip of the iceberg.

    Director: Kasia Adamik

    Writer: Logan Slakter