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The Best Episodes of FBI

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

The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.

Genres:CrimeAction & AdventureDrama
Network:CBS

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "FBI" is "Apex", rated 8.2/10 from 606 user votes. It was directed by Jean de Segonzac and written by Andrew Wilder. "Apex" aired on 3/26/2019 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Unfinished Business".

  • Apex
    8.2/10 606 votes

    #1 - Apex

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-03-26

    Maggie and Dana struggle to find justice for victims murdered by a serial killer who left a ghoulish mark on all of his victims, while the mayor limits the investigation in order to prevent economical loss.

    Director: Jean de Segonzac

    Writer: Andrew Wilder

  • Unfinished Business
    8.2/10 422 votes

    #2 - Unfinished Business

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-12-14

    After Rina is critically wounded while heading to work with Jubal, the team makes the chilling discovery that a vengeful Vargas orchestrated the shooting from behind bars and continues to target the rest of their team and their loved ones.

    Director: Alex Chapple

    Writer: Joe Halpin, J.F. Halpin

  • Ring of Fire
    8.2/10 93 votes

    #3 - Ring of Fire

    Season 6 Episode 13 - Aired 2024-05-21

    The Somalian terrorist group behind the death of Agent Hobbs resurfaces, sending the team on a chase to take them down for good.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Closure
    8.0/10 533 votes

    #4 - Closure

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-14

    A woman with information about the death of Maggie’s husband is abducted, leading OA and the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined. Also, Dana puts her career in jeopardy when she stands by and allows Maggie to work on this case that has such a personal connection to her.

    Director: Nicole Rubio

    Writer: Rick Eid

  • Codename: Ferdinand
    8.0/10 461 votes

    #5 - Codename: Ferdinand

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-11-19

    A car crash results in the death of a photographer; Maggie sympathizes with his widow when she notices similarities with her own husband's death.

    Director: Alex Zakrzewski

    Writer: David Amann

  • Legacy
    8.0/10 404 votes

    #6 - Legacy

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2020-02-11

    After a truck filled with armour-piercing rifles is hijacked, the team works to discover who stole it, and what they have planned for the stolen weapons. A friend from OA's past returns to help with the case, but OA isn't sure he can trust him.

    Director: Carl Seaton

    Writer: Claire Demorest

  • Safe Room
    8.0/10 444 votes

    #7 - Safe Room

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2020-02-18

    After the police ignore a desperate father's plea for help, he abducts a billionaire's daughter and holds her hostage in a near-impenetrable safe room until his own missing child is returned to him. Also, Jubal puts his hostage negotiation skills to the test.

    Director: Carlos Bernard

    Writer: Rick Eid, Joe Halpin

  • American Dreams (I)
    8.0/10 464 votes

    #8 - American Dreams (I)

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2020-03-24

    Jess LaCroix and his team come to help OA find a fugitive LaCroix arrested years ago after a bus with 26 students goes missing and he's the main suspect. The crossover continues on FBI: Most Wanted S01E09 Reveille (II).

    Director: Terry Miller

    Writer: David Amann

  • Emotional Rescue
    8.0/10 462 votes

    #9 - Emotional Rescue

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2020-03-31

    The FBI team investigates a drug deal gone bad after the body of a college student is found. Also, Detective Hailey Upton temporarily joins the team and finds her usual investigative methods clash with the Bureau's more buttoned-up environment.

    Director: Monica Raymund

    Writer: Rick Eid, Joe Halpin

  • Unreasonable Doubt
    8.0/10 445 votes

    #10 - Unreasonable Doubt

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-11-24

    The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake, and Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims.

    Director: Jean de Segonzac

    Writer: Tom Szentgyorgyi

  • Liar's Poker
    8.0/10 533 votes

    #11 - Liar's Poker

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-12-08

    When the leader of a drug cartel and one of the world's most wanted men, Antonio Vargas, is apprehended by the team, the entire FBI headquarters is put at risk when his henchmen unveil a terroristic threat to free him. During the turmoil, Isobel must make the difficult decision whether to sacrifice her conscience or her career.

    Director: Alex Chapple

    Writer: Joe Halpin

  • All That Glitters (I)
    8.0/10 512 votes

    #12 - All That Glitters (I)

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-09-21

    After a young woman is killed on her way home from a lavish yacht party, the team investigates who she was and how she came to be at the event, which was attended by some of the most influential people in the world. Also, Maggie brings Crosby into the investigation after a murder suspect is identified as a veteran who had been on several Army operations with Crosby. The crossover continues on FBI: Most Wanted S03E01 Exposed (II) and FBI: International S01E01 Pilot (III).

    Director: Alex Chapple

    Writer: Rick Eid, Dick Wolf

  • One Night Stand
    8.0/10 339 votes

    #13 - One Night Stand

    Season 4 Episode 17 - Aired 2022-04-12

    When a young couple is found murdered in a New York City park after returning from vacation, the team searches for a suspect linked to the drug trade. Also, Scola turns over a new leaf when it comes to his relationships.

    Director: Alex Chapple

    Writer: Rick Eid, Joe Halpin

  • Fear Nothing
    8.0/10 382 votes

    #14 - Fear Nothing

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2022-04-19

    OA is forced to confront one of his biggest fears when the team discovers that deadly sarin gas may have been sold to terrorists.

    Director: Jon Cassar

    Writer: Rick Eid, Joe Halpin

  • Ghost from the Past
    8.0/10 319 votes

    #15 - Ghost from the Past

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2022-05-10

    The murder of a TSA agent leads the team to hunt down a killer who is using drug mules to exploit airport security checkpoints. Also, OA struggles to cope with the aftermath of the sarin gas exposure and the 10th anniversary of his army friend's death in Afghanistan.

    Director: Heather Cappiello

    Writer: Rick Eid, Joe Halpin

  • Heroes
    8.0/10 335 votes

    #16 - Heroes

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2023-01-10

    The team jumps into action when analyst Kelly Moran is taken hostage.

    Director: Milena Govich

    Writer: Rick Eid, Joe Halpin

  • Sins of the Past
    8.0/10 290 votes

    #17 - Sins of the Past

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2023-04-18

    When a trucker is gunned down after a routine trip from Canada, all signs point the team to a noted criminal on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. Also, Jubal gets to work with an old friend and colleague, Detective Jack Lombardo.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Best Laid Plans
    8.0/10 189 votes

    #18 - Best Laid Plans

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2024-04-16

    When a retired FBI agent is tortured and killed while working a security job, Scola and Nina go undercover as a married couple deep in the diamond game as the team tries to find out who is responsible. During the course of his and Nina's dangerous assignment, Scola is plagued by the possibility that their son Doug could end up parentless.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Compromised
    7.9/10 673 votes

    #19 - Compromised

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-12-04

    After a key witness and a U.S. marshal are ambushed and killed, Maggie and OA must track down a man who leaked the information that led to their murders.

    Director: Edward Ornelas

    Writer: Katie Swain

  • Exposed
    7.9/10 600 votes

    #20 - Exposed

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-02-19

    After an investigative journalist is murdered, the team uncovers information linking the suspect to past cases. The victim’s death also strikes a chord with Maggie, leaving her desperate for answers in regard to a traumatic event in her personal life.

    Director: Norberto Barba

    Writer: David Amann

  • Conflict of Interest
    7.9/10 530 votes

    #21 - Conflict of Interest

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-04-16

    An American diplomat is killed while being used as a pawn in a dangerous drug ring, and the team must work together to bring them down. Also, Jubal and OA try to help friends from their past fight off their inner demons.

    Director: Christine Swanson

    Writer: Nick Santora

  • Ties That Bind
    7.9/10 433 votes

    #22 - Ties That Bind

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-12-17

    A former kidnapping victim is linked to a series of murders that includes the daughter of an NYPD detective. Also, Kristen begins to doubt her ability as an agent after a training exercise leaves her shaken.

    Director: Stephen Surjik

    Writer: Claire Demorest

  • Hard Decisions
    7.9/10 415 votes

    #23 - Hard Decisions

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-01-14

    A bank holdup leads the team to a safe deposit box, the contents of which have the potential to destroy national security; Kristen is eager to get back into field work while other team members still have their concerns.

    Director: Emile B. Levisetti

    Writer: Joe Halpin

  • Payback
    7.9/10 415 votes

    #24 - Payback

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-01-21

    The son of a retired FBI agent is kidnapped, and the team must investigate if it's an act of revenge; Isobel must make a hard call when information from the past comes to light.

    Director: Monica Raymund

    Writer: David Amann, Mo Masi

  • Straight Flush
    7.9/10 379 votes

    #25 - Straight Flush

    Season 3 Episode 15 - Aired 2021-05-25

    When five prominent men are killed at a trendy New York City restaurant, the team’s investigation brings them into contact with a lieutenant in Antonio Vargas’ cartel, triggering a long-awaited showdown between Isobel and Vargas.

    Director: Alex Chapple

    Writer: Claire Demorest, Heather Michaels