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The Best Episodes of Chernobyl

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

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Genre:Drama
Network:HBO

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Chernobyl" is "Vichnaya Pamyat", rated 9.8/10 from 62927 user votes. It was directed by Johan Renck and written by Craig Mazin. "Vichnaya Pamyat" aired on 6/3/2019 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Please Remain Calm".

  • Vichnaya Pamyat
    9.8/10 62,927 votes

    #1 - Vichnaya Pamyat

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-06-03

    Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

    Director: Johan Renck

    Writer: Craig Mazin

  • Please Remain Calm
    9.6/10 52,352 votes

    #2 - Please Remain Calm

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-05-13

    With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

    Director: Johan Renck

    Writer: Craig Mazin

  • Open Wide, O Earth
    9.5/10 49,011 votes

    #3 - Open Wide, O Earth

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-05-20

    Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination. Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

    Director: Johan Renck

    Writer: Craig Mazin

  • 1:23:45
    9.4/10 55,454 votes

    #4 - 1:23:45

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-05-06

    April 26, 1986, Ukrainian SSR. Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

    Director: Johan Renck

    Writer: Craig Mazin

  • The Happiness of All Mankind
    9.3/10 46,281 votes

    #5 - The Happiness of All Mankind

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-05-27

    Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris, while Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

    Director: Johan Renck

    Writer: Craig Mazin