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The Best Episodes of Alcatraz

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

A unique team, consisting of a federal agent, a police officer and a conspiracy theory novelist, investigate the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners, fifty years after they supposedly vanished.

Genres:MysteryAction & AdventureDrama

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Alcatraz" is "Tommy Madsen", rated 8.1/10 from 596 user votes. It was directed by Aaron Lipstadt and written by Jennifer Johnson. "Tommy Madsen" aired on 3/26/2012 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Paxton Petty".

  • Tommy Madsen
    8.1/10 596 votes

    #1 - Tommy Madsen

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-03-26

    Revealing doors are opened and lives hang in the balance as Rebecca will stop at nothing in pursuit of the man who killed her partner.

    Director: Aaron Lipstadt

    Writer: Jennifer Johnson

  • Paxton Petty
    7.8/10 595 votes

    #2 - Paxton Petty

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-02-13

    When Hauser, Madsen, and Soto track former inmate Paxton Petty, a landmine bomber who has returned and is placing bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to the present.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jennifer Johnson

  • Garrett Stillman
    7.8/10 496 votes

    #3 - Garrett Stillman

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-03-26

    Doc and Rebecca close in on a man who may be the key to revealing the secrets behind all the returning criminals. Meanwhile, Hauser makes a discovery beneath the halls of Alcatraz that brings him ever closer to the truth.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Guy Hastings
    7.7/10 593 votes

    #4 - Guy Hastings

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-02-06

    Guy Hastings, an Alcatraz guard, reappears. Although a good man, Hastings is being asked to do bad things and will come face-to-face with an old acquaintance.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt

  • The Ames Brothers
    7.7/10 515 votes

    #5 - The Ames Brothers

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-03-05

    Herman and Pinky Ames, who almost escaped in 1963, return to Alcatraz in the present day and find something strangely wrong.

    Director: Nick Copus

    Writer: N/A

  • Jack Sylvane
    7.5/10 1,148 votes

    #6 - Jack Sylvane

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-01-16

    Years ago when the most dangerous prisoners of Alcatraz mysteriously disappeared, they resurface in the present day as part of a larger conspiracy, leaving a police detective, an expert on Alcatraz and an FBI agent to track them down.

    Director: Danny Cannon

    Writer: Steven Lilien, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Bryan Wynbrandt

  • Sonny Burnett
    7.5/10 492 votes

    #7 - Sonny Burnett

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-03-05

    Sonny Burnett, a man with a dark side, who became extremely violent while at Alcatraz reappears.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Toni Graphia

  • Clarence Montgomery
    7.5/10 522 votes

    #8 - Clarence Montgomery

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-03-12

    Clarence Montgomery was the only innocent man in Alcatraz, but he's returned and is committing crimes.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: N/A

  • Webb Porter
    7.5/10 509 votes

    #9 - Webb Porter

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-03-19

    Rebecca, Doc, and Hauser set out to capture musically-inclined serial killer Webb Porter, an unknown ’63 that returns more violent than ever.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt

  • Ernest Cobb
    7.4/10 879 votes

    #10 - Ernest Cobb

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-01-16

    When a sniper begins targeting young victims, the team is forced to retrace the steps of the past in order to solve this modern day mystery.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Alison Balian

  • Kit Nelson
    7.3/10 750 votes

    #11 - Kit Nelson

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-01-23

    When child killer Kit Nelson, a terrifying kidnapper who always returns his victims home - after he's killed them - reappears from the past, the team is in a race against time to catch the man before he kills again.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Jennifer Johnson

  • Cal Sweeney
    7.3/10 643 votes

    #12 - Cal Sweeney

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-01-30

    When a bank robbing criminal returns from the past and things go wrong in the present, Rebecca has to break him out of the hostage-filled bank before people can find out who he is.

    Director: Brad Anderson

    Writer: N/A

  • Johnny McKee
    7.3/10 559 votes

    #13 - Johnny McKee

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-02-20

    Madsen and Hauser hunt down Johnny McKee, a former Alcatraz inmate and vicious killer with a background in chemistry. It’s a race against time before McKee horrifically poisons more innocent victims. Meanwhile, more details emerge about Madsen’s grandfather.

    Director: Brad Turner

    Writer: Toni Graphia