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The Best Episodes of Dopesick

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

The story of how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. Look into the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one percenter" Big Pharma Manhattan.


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Dopesick" is "Black Box Warning", rated 8.9/10 from 1753 user votes. It was directed by Danny Strong and written by Danny Strong, Beth Macy. "Black Box Warning" aired on 11/10/2021 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Whistleblower".

  • Black Box Warning
    8.9/10 1,753 votes

    #1 - Black Box Warning

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-11-10

    Richard Sackler and Purdue work the system to prevent their drug from being reigned in, Bridget has a breakthrough in her mission, Betsy has hit rock-bottom while Finnix explores new avenues, and Rick and Randy ready their criminal case.

    Director: Danny Strong

    Writer: Danny Strong, Beth Macy

  • The Whistleblower
    8.7/10 1,710 votes

    #2 - The Whistleblower

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-10-27

    With OxyContin abuse spreading across the country, Bridget brings the fight to Purdue while Rick and Randy seek to find a whistleblower within Purdue to tie their case together.

    Director: Patricia Riggen

    Writer: Danny Strong, Benjamin Rubin

  • The People vs. Purdue Pharma
    8.7/10 1,620 votes

    #3 - The People vs. Purdue Pharma

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-11-17

    Rick and Randy’s criminal investigation now threatens Richard Sackler’s empire, activists take action against Purdue, and Finnix tries to heal his beloved community that’s been ravaged by addiction.

    Director: Danny Strong

    Writer: Danny Strong

  • Pseudo-Addiction
    8.5/10 1,780 votes

    #4 - Pseudo-Addiction

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-10-20

    Sky-high OxyContin sales are threatened by reports of abuse, prosecutors investigate a claim central to OxyContin marketing, and Finnix begins to question the safety of the drug.

    Director: Michael Cuesta

    Writer: Jessica Mecklenburg

  • Hammer the Abusers
    8.5/10 1,642 votes

    #5 - Hammer the Abusers

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-11-03

    Richard Sackler faces a catastrophic challenge to Purdue’s bottom line, Bridget takes her fight to the FDA, Finnix reassesses his life as Betsy struggles to kick her addiction, and Rick and Randy find a bombshell piece of evidence.

    Director: Patricia Riggen

    Writer: Danny Strong, Eoghan O'Donnell

  • The 5th Vital Sign
    8.4/10 1,789 votes

    #6 - The 5th Vital Sign

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-10-13

    Doctor Finnix begins to taper Betsy off OxyContin, Bridget sees the toll the drug is taking on communities, Rick and Randy investigate the world of “pain societies”, and with sales climbing, Richard Sackler makes bigger plans for his new drug.

    Director: Michael Cuesta

    Writer: Danny Strong, Beth Macy

  • Breakthrough Pain
    8.2/10 1,878 votes

    #7 - Breakthrough Pain

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-10-13

    OxyContin is on the market but faces a potential threat, Purdue’s vast influence reaches the town of Finch Creek, Bridget steps outside her DEA authority, and the criminal investigation of OxyContin begins.

    Director: Barry Levinson

    Writer: Danny Strong

  • First Bottle
    8.0/10 2,157 votes

    #8 - First Bottle

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-10-13

    Richard Sackler begins to launch a powerful new painkiller, a rural doctor is introduced to the drug, a coal miner plans her future, a DEA Agent learns of blackmarket pills, and federal prosecutors decide to open a case into OxyContin.

    Director: Barry Levinson

    Writer: Danny Strong