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The Best Episodes of Aquarius

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

In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.


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The best episode of "Aquarius" is "I Will", rated 8.1/10 from 244 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "I Will" aired on 9/10/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Can You Take Me Back?".

  • I Will
    8.1/10 244 votes

    #1 - I Will

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-09-10

    A newly "retired" Hodiak tracks down the serial killer who has been tormenting him for months, without the protection and authority of his police position. Manson sends Tex, Sadie, Emma and Patty to 10050 Cielo Drive, where they are swept up in one of the most infamous crimes in the country's history. (Season Finale)

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Can You Take Me Back?
    7.9/10 209 votes

    #2 - Can You Take Me Back?

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-09-03

    Changes within the police department land Hodiak back in hot water with Internal Affairs, which forces him to adjust to a neutered role in the precinct. Meanwhile, the Manson family's misfortune seems to take a turn for the better when Terry Melcher arrives and wants to record Charlie's music.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
    7.8/10 231 votes

    #3 - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-06-30

    Internal affairs turns up the heat on Hodiak, but a tragedy interrupts the investigation. Meanwhile, Dennis Wilson's courtship with Emma ignites jealousy in Manson. Dennis takes Emma and Manson to meet a record producer who lives at 10050 Cielo Drive- the future home of the Tate family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Why?
    7.7/10 392 votes

    #4 - Why?

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-07-18

    Charmain's first ride-along ends when her fellow officers are gunned down, the first in a series of cop killings.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Helter Skelter
    7.7/10 271 votes

    #5 - Helter Skelter

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-06-16

    Hodiak receives some disturbing fan mail as Charmain takes a dangerous plunge undercover and Brian discovers Roy's true intentions. Ken takes aim at Hal as Charlie fears an old prison mate is back to collect a debt.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Happiness Is a Warm Gun
    7.7/10 250 votes

    #6 - Happiness Is a Warm Gun

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-06-16

    Charlie cooks up a plan for Ralph and his crew; Hal wakes to a nightmare; and Hodiak gets leverage for his son.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Revolution 1
    7.7/10 232 votes

    #7 - Revolution 1

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-06-23

    On the day of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Hodiak must investigate a murder in a black neighborhood while trying to prevent an imminent riot. In the midst of the crisis in the black community, Kristin's involvement with the Black Panthers drives a wedge between her and Shafe's marriage. Meanwhile, Charmain brings the drug case to a close and discovers the full cost of undercover work.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • (Please Let Me Love You And) It Won't Be Wrong
    7.6/10 359 votes

    #8 - (Please Let Me Love You And) It Won't Be Wrong

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-08-08

    Emma's absence is felt when the Manson family makes a documentary; Hodiak makes a deal with Ken Karn to save his son.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Sera Gamble

  • Old Ego Is a Too Much Thing
    7.6/10 360 votes

    #9 - Old Ego Is a Too Much Thing

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-08-22

    Season 1 finale! Emma returns just as Mary goes into labor; Hodiak's deal for Walt goes south; a murder investigation has unforeseen consequences.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Why Don't We Do It in the Road
    7.6/10 246 votes

    #10 - Why Don't We Do It in the Road

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-06-16

    Charlie bonds with a Beach Boy, while "Tex" joins the Manson Family. Hodiak and Grace tread familiar territory as Brian takes a stab at a killer and gets rewarded for his sharp work.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Revolution 9
    7.6/10 215 votes

    #11 - Revolution 9

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-07-07

    While Shafe's addiction problems mount, Hodiak helps an old war buddy find his blackmailer. Meanwhile, Karn gathers information to use against Bobby Kennedy and Grace finds a new love for politics.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Blackbird
    7.6/10 206 votes

    #12 - Blackbird

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-09-03

    Ken and Emma reconcile but Emma wants to find Charlie. At the expense of Charmain's career, Hodiak is determined to find the truth behind Bunchy's murder. Meanwhile, Shafe sees an old friend at rehab.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Piggies
    7.5/10 208 votes

    #13 - Piggies

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-07-14

    Manson and the Family receive two surprises: one a blessing, one a threat. As Hodiak tries to investigate a new clue in the case of the photographer killer, a series of roadblocks forces him to take a proactive measure. Meanwhile, Grace makes plans for Emma. A shootout between the Black Panthers and LAPD reverberate in Shafe and Kristin's marriage.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    7.5/10 206 votes

    #14 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-08-27

    Shafe, alone at the bloody Tate crime scene, is confronted by his own demons. As Manson searches for a missing Emma, he ends up on Hodiak's doorstep. Meanwhile, Ken Karn goes to new levels for international diplomacy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sexy Sadie
    7.5/10 204 votes

    #15 - Sexy Sadie

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-08-27

    Sharon Tate begs for her life but Sadie has no mercy. Manson tries to track down Dennis Wilson. Meanwhile Hodiak finds Emma in a sanatorium, but will need help to get her out. While, an unemployed Ken Karn reunites with an old friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mother Nature's Son
    7.5/10 202 votes

    #16 - Mother Nature's Son

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-09-10

    Hodiak decides to take matters into his own hands and shows up on the doorstep of the mysterious serial killer who has been sending him obscene pictures. Meanwhile, Manson sends Bobby, Mary and Sadie to go to extreme measures to get money from Gary Hinman.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sick City
    7.4/10 389 votes

    #17 - Sick City

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-07-09

    Karn buries secrets. Failing to impress a record producer, Manson takes his disappointment out on his family. Shafe catches a tough break. Hodiak loses an old friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    7.4/10 363 votes

    #18 - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-07-25

    Charlie tests Emma's loyalty. Shafe passes Guapo's test. After his first acid trip, courtesy of Manson, Hodiak helps a fellow detective with a secret.

    Director: John Dahl

    Writer: N/A

  • Your Mother Should Know
    7.4/10 359 votes

    #19 - Your Mother Should Know

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-08-01

    Trust is an issue when Bunchy asks Hodiak to find his brother's killer; the Hodiak family comes together to help Walt; Charlie's mom visits.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Whiter Shade of Pale
    7.3/10 426 votes

    #20 - A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-06-25

    Charlie recovers. Charmain finds a case. Hodiak seeks the man who's been harassing Shafe's family. Shafe helps Hodiak get a message to his son.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Everybody's Been Burned
    7.2/10 739 votes

    #21 - Everybody's Been Burned

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-05-28

    LAPD Detective Sam Hodiak and undercover officer Brian Shafe begin the search for a missing teenage girl, Emma Karn, who has fallen under the spell of infamous cult leader Charles Manson.

    Director: Jonas Pate

    Writer: John McNamara

  • The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
    7.2/10 597 votes

    #22 - The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-05-28

    Hodiak and Shafe investigate a complicated murder case amidst rising racial tensions. Meanwhile, Manson forces Emma's father, Ken Karn, to introduce him to an executive in the music business.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Never Say Never to Always
    7.2/10 493 votes

    #23 - Never Say Never to Always

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-06-04

    A drug dealer is murdered, and the prime suspect is Shafe's snitch. Meanwhile, Shafe and rookie Charmain Tully go undercover into the Manson family in a mission that comes with serious consequences.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Home Is Where You're Happy
    7.2/10 452 votes

    #24 - Home Is Where You're Happy

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-06-11

    Hodiak investigates Art Gladner's murder through his late wife Lucille, who runs a burlesque club. Manson hides Emma but Hodiak, under pressure from Grace, ultimately finds her and brings her home.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Sera Gamble

  • A Change Is Gonna Come
    7.2/10 436 votes

    #25 - A Change Is Gonna Come

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-06-18

    A South Central murder investigation ratchets up tension with the Black Panthers. Emma runs away from home in the midst of the chaos and Hodiak pays Manson a visit and gives him a near-fatal beating.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A