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The Best Episodes of Endeavour

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

The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.


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The best episode of "Endeavour" is "Deguello", rated 9.2/10 from 1612 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Deguello" aired on 3/3/2019 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Exeunt".

  • Deguello
    9.2/10 1,612 votes

    #1 - Deguello

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-03-03

    When a librarian is gruesomely murdered at the Bodleian, Endeavour and Thursday have little to go on besides a set of muddy boot prints. With the two main suspects having their own motives for killing the librarian, Endeavour digs deeper into their backgrounds, tracking a trail that appears to connect to seemingly innocent college bequest.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Exeunt
    9.2/10 1,290 votes

    #2 - Exeunt

    Season 9 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-03-12

    A series of death notices in the Oxford Mail, each with a cryptic message, provides clues to Endeavour’s final investigation, while Thursday’s past catches up with him.

    Director: Kate Saxon

    Writer: Russell Lewis

  • Neverland
    8.9/10 1,482 votes

    #3 - Neverland

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-04-20

    As 1966 draws to a close, the body of a disreputable journalist found in mysterious circumstances threatens to expose past horrors. As the investigation deepens, Endeavour and Thursday face corruption in Oxford's corridors of power.

    Director: Geoffrey Sax

    Writer: N/A

  • Coda
    8.8/10 1,299 votes

    #4 - Coda

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-01-24

    Morse is recruited by an old college mentor to look into the safety of his estranged wife.

    Director: Olly Blackburn

    Writer: N/A

  • Icarus
    8.7/10 1,180 votes

    #5 - Icarus

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-03-11

    After the mysterious disappearance of a teacher, Endeavour finds himself investigating the dark and secret world of a public school.

    Director: Gordon Anderson

    Writer: Russell Lewis

  • Fugue
    8.6/10 1,608 votes

    #6 - Fugue

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-04-21

    There is a new kind of killer haunting the Oxford twilight. Endeavour and Thursday find the city's dreaming spires giving way to waking nightmare.

    Director: Tom Vaughan

    Writer: Colin Dexter, Russell Lewis

  • Uniform
    8.6/10 743 votes

    #7 - Uniform

    Season 9 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-03-05

    Endeavour suspects a connection between a woman's disappearance and her past employer but another missing persons case demands his attention. This time, it's a notable artist, whose work adorns the covers of a series of paperback mysteries.

    Director: Nirpal Bhogal

    Writer: Russell Lewis

  • Nocturne
    8.5/10 1,439 votes

    #8 - Nocturne

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-04-06

    A murder investigation sends Endeavour and DI Thursday to a girls' school which is haunted by memories of an atrocity committed a hundred years earlier.

    Director: Giuseppe Capotondi

    Writer: N/A

  • Sway
    8.5/10 1,278 votes

    #9 - Sway

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-04-13

    As a multiple murderer haunts the city strangling married women with a silk stocking, Endeavour and DI Thursday's emotional lives are turned upside down.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: N/A

  • Pylon
    8.5/10 1,274 votes

    #10 - Pylon

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-02-10

    With the Cowley team scattered across Oxfordshire, Endeavour finds himself policing a lonely country patch, and back in uniform. His day job is a monotonous investigation of missing livestock and stolen tractors. But when he discovers the dead body of a missing schoolgirl, it opens this quiet backwater to the roar of Castle Gate CID – now staffed by Thursday and an old adversary, the newly promoted DCI Ronnie Box, alongside sidekick DS Alan Jago.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Home
    8.4/10 1,345 votes

    #11 - Home

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-05-05

    A hit and run accident claims the life of an eminent Classics Professor forcing Endeavour and Thursday to each face their past. Not every story has a happy ending.

    Director: Colm McCarthy

    Writer: N/A

  • Harvest
    8.4/10 1,089 votes

    #12 - Harvest

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-01-29

    When a body is found in Bramford Mere, a marshland outside of Oxford, everyone assumes they are the remains of Dr Matthew Laxman, an Oxford botanist who mysteriously disappeared near the site five years earlier.

    Director: Jim Loach

    Writer: N/A

  • Passenger
    8.4/10 1,077 votes

    #13 - Passenger

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-02-18

    The railway takes centre stage as Endeavour investigates the disappearance of a local woman - with initial fears linking it to the unsolved murder of a teenager, killed several years earlier.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Quartet
    8.4/10 1,094 votes

    #14 - Quartet

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-03-04

    An assassination attempt at an international sporting event opens a new case for Endeavour and Thursday, but their investigation is quickly brought to an unexpected end.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Trove
    8.3/10 1,297 votes

    #15 - Trove

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-03-30

    A baffling suicide, an anguished father searching for his missing daughter and the robbery of medieval treasures strain the talents of DC Endeavour Morse.

    Director: Kristoffer Nyholm

    Writer: N/A

  • Zenana
    8.3/10 1,186 votes

    #16 - Zenana

    Season 7 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-23

    Endeavour uncovers a potential link between a series of peculiar accidents leading him to an all-women Oxford college determined to eschew co-education.

    Director: Kate Saxon

    Writer: Russell Lewis

  • Girl
    8.2/10 1,626 votes

    #17 - Girl

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-04-14

    The sudden death of a secretarial student and the shooting of a doctor appear unconnected despite Morse's theories. Chief Superintendent Bright, the new commanding officer of the Oxford City Police, unimpressed with Morse's zeal, protests to Thursday that the bagman's position is a Detective Sergeant's job and the young constable is too inexperienced. Following the shooting of a vicar, Morse is reduced to general duties for dismissing a beautiful, but mentally unstable girl as a suspect and must continue his investigations alone despite warnings of possible dismissal from his superiors.

    Director: Edward Bazalgette

    Writer: Colin Dexter, Russell Lewis

  • Muse
    8.2/10 1,237 votes

    #18 - Muse

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-02-04

    The newly promoted Detective Sergeant Morse investigates when a famous international thief tries to steal a Faberge egg from an auction. The case leads to the gruesome murders of an academic and a gangster, and Morse is convinced the deaths are the work of the same man. As he struggles with his new responsibilities, he finds himself forced to mentor a younger partner.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Prelude
    8.2/10 839 votes

    #19 - Prelude

    Season 9 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-02-26

    Endeavour's return to duty at Castle Gate with a newfound sobriety coincides with a gruesome discovery in a college garden linked to an Oxford orchestra.

    Director: Shaun Evans

    Writer: Russell Lewis

  • Rocket
    8.1/10 1,388 votes

    #20 - Rocket

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-04-28

    When a worker at a missile factory is murdered, Bright wants the case resolved quickly, but Endeavour remains unconvinced that the crime is such an open-and-shut case.

    Director: Craig Viveiros

    Writer: N/A

  • Arcadia
    8.1/10 1,158 votes

    #21 - Arcadia

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-01-10

    The shock death of an artist in a house fire leaves Oxford city police baffled.

    Director: Bryn Higgins

    Writer: N/A

  • Game
    8.1/10 1,158 votes

    #22 - Game

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-01-08

    As Endeavour and Thursday deal with the heartbreak of Joan's departure, a death at East Cowley Slipper Baths hurls Oxford's Finest into their darkest adventure.

    Director: Ashley Pearce

    Writer: N/A

  • Colours
    8.1/10 1,062 votes

    #23 - Colours

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-02-25

    A photo-shoot on an army base turns sinister when one of the models is found dead. But the investigation is complicated when Sam Thursday is revealed to be involved.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Confection
    8.1/10 1,092 votes

    #24 - Confection

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-02-24

    The murder of a chocolate factory owner during a local hunt leads Endeavour to the sleepy village of Chigton Green. When he learns of a vicious campaign of gossip and rumour, it seems likely that two murders are connected. One of the targets, a beautiful, single mother, captures Endeavour's attention, giving him food for thought about the future.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ride
    8.0/10 1,380 votes

    #25 - Ride

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-01-03

    A vanishing bus conductress and a raucous funfair draw DC Endeavour Morse back to duty.

    Director: Sandra Goldbacher

    Writer: N/A