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The Best Episodes of Clarice

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

In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.


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The best episode of "Clarice" is "Ugly Truth", rated 7.4/10 from 529 user votes. It was directed by Wendey Stanzler and written by William Harper. "Ugly Truth" aired on 4/8/2021 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Achilles Heel".

  • Ugly Truth
    7.4/10 529 votes

    #1 - Ugly Truth

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-04-08

    Clarice and Ardelia team up to investigate a deeply twisted cold case after the body of a missing teenager is found entombed in concrete. Also, Clarice wrestles with the knowledge that Krendler may know the man who attacked her while she was held captive.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: William Harper

  • Achilles Heel
    7.3/10 345 votes

    #2 - Achilles Heel

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2021-06-10

    Clarice zeroes in on the entity behind the River Murders, Alastor Pharmaceuticals. When Julia informs ViCAP of the impending sale of the company, ViCAP rushes to Alastor to prevent the purging of any incriminating evidence. Also, Clarice questions Alastor CEO Nils Hagen, who quickly changes the subject to Clarice’s relationship with his son, Tyson.

    Director: Christopher J. Byrne

    Writer: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Lydia Teffera

  • Father Time
    7.3/10 333 votes

    #3 - Father Time

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2021-06-17

    As ViCAP finally gets the green light to raid Alastor Pharmaceuticals, Clarice punches another FBI agent in a moment of rage, then willingly turns in her badge and gun. Also, the rest of the ViCAP team uncovers the whole truth about the River Murders, and Clarice unwittingly puts herself in mortal danger.

    Director: DeMane Davis

    Writer: Kenneth Lin

  • Family Is Freedom
    7.3/10 337 votes

    #4 - Family Is Freedom

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2021-06-24

    On the heels of ViCAP uncovering the secrets behind the River Murders case, Clarice is imprisoned in an abandoned animal testing facility where she finds trafficked women being held captive. As Clarice attempts to break from her captors and rescue all the women, ViCAP and Ardelia team up to locate her.

    Director: DeMane Davis

    Writer: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet

  • Are You Alright?
    7.2/10 746 votes

    #5 - Are You Alright?

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-02-25

    In order to prove to Krendler and the VICAP team that she is fit for duty, Clarice must find the psychological key that will unlock a confession from the suspect in the three river murders.

    Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

    Writer: William Harper

  • Ghosts of Highway 20
    7.1/10 886 votes

    #6 - Ghosts of Highway 20

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-02-18

    Clarice Starling and the VICAP team are deployed to Tennessee where the FBI is laying siege against a fringe militia group called “The Statesmen,”

    Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

    Writer: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Kenneth Lin

  • The Silence Is Over
    7.0/10 1,208 votes

    #7 - The Silence Is Over

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-02-11

    A year after rescuing Catherine Martin from the horror of Buffalo Bill’s basement, FBI Agent Clarice Starling gets an urgent assignment from Catherine’s mother, Attorney General Ruth Martin, to join the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) in the investigation of three serial killings.

    Director: Maja Vrvilo

    Writer: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet

  • How Does It Feel to Be So Beautiful?
    7.0/10 527 votes

    #8 - How Does It Feel to Be So Beautiful?

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-04-01

    Sidelined because of her harrowing ordeal with Marilyn Felker, Clarice goes to Ruth Martin to be reinstated and gets roped into having dinner at the Martin residence.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: Kenneth Lin, Celena Cipriaso

  • Add-a-Bead
    7.0/10 439 votes

    #9 - Add-a-Bead

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-05-06

    Clarice feels an emotional tie to the victim when ViCAP investigates what appears to be the suicide of a medical student in the United States on a foreign visa. Also, Krendler secretly collects a DNA sample from the man he suspects attacked Clarice at Woodhaven.

    Director: Deborah Kampmeier

    Writer: N/A

  • Motherless Child
    6.9/10 367 votes

    #10 - Motherless Child

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-06-03

    Catherine Martin escapes to Carneys Point, N.J., to confront Buffalo Bill’s mother, Lila Gumb. When Ruth recruits Krendler and ViCAP to track her down, Clarice volunteers to be the one to find Catherine before she commits a vile act and becomes a monster herself. Also, Julia continues to assist the ViCAP team’s investigation despite the huge personal risk.

    Director: Christopher J. Byrne

    Writer: William Harper

  • You Can't Rule Me
    6.8/10 702 votes

    #11 - You Can't Rule Me

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-03-04

    Following the assassination of a suspect, Clarice and VICAP are investigated by Krendler’s rival at the Bureau, SA Anthony Herman. When Ardelia is recruited to assist him, it causes friction between the two friends.

    Director: Chloe Domont

    Writer: Gabriel Ho, Lydia Teffera

  • Get Right With God
    6.6/10 648 votes

    #12 - Get Right With God

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-03-11

    Clarice is drugged and confined to a hospital bed by a serial killer in the medical profession, causing her to experience intense hallucinations.

    Director: Chloe Domont

    Writer: Tess Leibowitz

  • Silence Is Purgatory
    6.2/10 529 votes

    #13 - Silence Is Purgatory

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-05-13

    After ViCAP links the River Murders to a pharmaceutical company, Clarice seeks help from Julia Lawson, the corporate accountant for the company, who refuses to work with the FBI, and with Clarice specifically. Also, Catherine goes outside for the first time since her rescue from Buffalo Bill, and Ardelia and Agent Garrett connect with a lawyer they hope will take on the Black Coalition's case against the FBI.

    Director: Deborah Kampmeier

    Writer: N/A