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The Best Episodes of Altered Carbon

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

After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.

Genre:Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Altered Carbon" is "Force of Evil", rated 8.4/10 from 5185 user votes. It was directed by Alex Graves and written by Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner. "Force of Evil" aired on 2/2/2018 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Rage in Heaven".

  • Force of Evil
    8.4/10 5,185 votes

    #1 - Force of Evil

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-02-02

    Tortured by his captor, Kovacs taps into his Envoy training to survive. Ortega springs a surprise on her family for Día de los Muertos.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner

  • Rage in Heaven
    8.4/10 4,346 votes

    #2 - Rage in Heaven

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-02-02

    After a devastating rampage, Kovacs and his allies hatch a bold -- and very risky -- scheme to infiltrate Head in the Clouds.

    Director: Peter Hoar

    Writer: Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner

  • The Killers
    8.4/10 4,760 votes

    #3 - The Killers

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-02-02

    As a cornered Kovacs braces for a final showdown in the sky, a new hero emerges and more buried secrets come to light.

    Director: Peter Hoar

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Nevin Densham

  • The Wrong Man
    8.2/10 4,527 votes

    #4 - The Wrong Man

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-02-02

    After learning his sleeve's identity, Kovacs demands the full story from Ortega. A tip from Poe leads to a major breakthrough in the Bancroft case.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: Nevin Densham

  • Man with My Face
    8.2/10 4,407 votes

    #5 - Man with My Face

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-02-02

    With Ortega's fate hanging in the balance, Kovacs drops a bombshell on the Bancrofts. Later, he comes face to face with an unsettling opponent.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: Steve Blackman

  • Nora Inu
    8.2/10 4,637 votes

    #6 - Nora Inu

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-02-02

    As Kovacs reconnects with a figure from his past, his tangled history with the Protectorate, the Uprising and Quell plays out in flashbacks.

    Director: Andy Goddard

    Writer: Nevin Densham, Casey Fisher

  • Clash by Night
    8.2/10 4,217 votes

    #7 - Clash by Night

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-02-02

    His world rocked, Kovacs requests a dipper to help him sew up the Bancroft case quickly. Ortega races to identify the mystery woman from Fight Drome.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: Brian Nelson

  • In a Lonely Place
    7.9/10 4,830 votes

    #8 - In a Lonely Place

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-02-02

    Kovacs recruits an unlikely partner to watch his back during a banquet at the Bancroft home, where Ortega oversees the night's grisly entertainment.

    Director: Nick Hurran

    Writer: Brian Nelson

  • Out of the Past
    7.8/10 6,448 votes

    #9 - Out of the Past

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-02-02

    Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.

    Director: Miguel Sapochnik

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Nevin Densham, Richard Morgan

  • Fallen Angel
    7.7/10 5,207 votes

    #10 - Fallen Angel

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-02-02

    While Kovacs tracks down a man who sent Bancroft a death threat, Lt. Ortega bends the rules to keep tabs on his whereabouts.

    Director: Nick Hurran

    Writer: Steve Blackman

  • Bury Me Dead
    7.1/10 2,598 votes

    #11 - Bury Me Dead

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-02-27

    As Quell reconnects to her past at Stronghold, she leads the clone into an underground chamber teeming with secrets. Gov. Harlan shows her true colors.

    Director: Jeremy Webb

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Cori Uchida, Alison Schapker, Adam Lash

  • Nightmare Alley
    6.8/10 2,872 votes

    #12 - Nightmare Alley

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-27

    Kovacs contends with ghosts from his past as he's tortured by Carrera. Poe seeks help from a fellow AI. Trepp gets a lead on the man she's after.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Michael R. Perry, Alison Schapker

  • Experiment Perilous
    6.7/10 2,491 votes

    #13 - Experiment Perilous

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-02-27

    When Quell's sleeve begins to shut down, Poe and Ms. Dig send her into VR, where Kovacs finally learns the truth about her deadly rampages.

    Director: Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Alison Schapker

  • Broken Angels
    6.7/10 2,830 votes

    #14 - Broken Angels

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-02-27

    With the fate of the whole planet on the line, Kovacs, Quell and team race to find Konrad Harlan and stop a catastrophic blast of Angelfire.

    Director: Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Alison Schapker

  • Shadow of a Doubt
    6.6/10 2,660 votes

    #15 - Shadow of a Doubt

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-27

    While the planet celebrates Harlan's Day, Kovacs hatches an escape plan, Quell pieces together fragments of her life, and Poe faces a reckoning.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Alison Schapker

  • Payment Deferred
    6.5/10 3,065 votes

    #16 - Payment Deferred

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-02-27

    As Col. Carrera takes charge of the murder investigation, Kovacs sets out to find Axley's bounty hunter, and Poe's memory glitches worsen.

    Director: Ciaran Donnelly

    Writer: Sarah Nicole Jones

  • I Wake Up Screaming
    6.5/10 2,564 votes

    #17 - I Wake Up Screaming

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-02-27

    Carrera sends his secret weapon on a deadly mission. Kovacs and Trepp smuggle Quell out of the city. Poe takes a risky trip into virtual reality.

    Director: Jeremy Webb

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Alison Schapker

  • Phantom Lady
    6.4/10 3,675 votes

    #18 - Phantom Lady

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-27

    Thirty years after the Bancroft case, a Meth tracks down Kovacs to offer him a job, a high-tech sleeve and a chance to see Quellcrist Falconer again.

    Director: Ciaran Donnelly

    Writer: Laeta Kalogridis