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The Best Episodes of Genius

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

The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Genre:Drama

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The best episode of "Genius" is "Chapter Ten", rated 8.8/10 from 823 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Chapter Ten" aired on 6/27/2017 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Chapter Four".

  • Chapter Ten
    8.8/10 823 votes

    #1 - Chapter Ten

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-06-27

    After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Four
    8.6/10 837 votes

    #2 - Chapter Four

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-05-16

    Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Nine
    8.5/10 706 votes

    #3 - Chapter Nine

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-06-20

    Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Eight
    8.4/10 710 votes

    #4 - Chapter Eight

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-06-13

    Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Seven
    8.3/10 697 votes

    #5 - Chapter Seven

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-06-06

    In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein’s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter One
    8.2/10 1,345 votes

    #6 - Chapter One

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-04-25

    The story of Albert Einstein, seen through glimpses of his twilight years and flashbacks to his time as a student in Munich and Zürich in the 1890s.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Ten
    8.2/10 334 votes

    #7 - Chapter Ten

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-06-19

    After Françoise Gilot leaves him, Pablo finds companionship with a new woman. In near seclusion, Pablo obsesses over creating the perfect painting. Meanwhile, Françoise struggles to escape Picasso's shadow even after remarrying and moving to the US.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Two
    8.1/10 965 votes

    #8 - Chapter Two

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-05-02

    After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Three
    8.1/10 836 votes

    #9 - Chapter Three

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-05-09

    Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Five
    8.1/10 728 votes

    #10 - Chapter Five

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-05-23

    Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Six
    8.1/10 696 votes

    #11 - Chapter Six

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-05-30

    Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The American Promise
    7.9/10 44 votes

    #12 - The American Promise

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2024-02-15

    In an effort to force the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Martin and his allies attempt their biggest undertaking yet – the March on Washington. As it draws near, Martin finds himself struggling to find the right words to unite the country. When Malcolm finds himself nearly suspended from the Nation, he evaluates his relationship with Elijah, especially in light of a dramatic revelation.

    Director: Crystle Roberson

    Writer: Marta Gene Camps

  • The Sword and the Shield
    7.9/10 39 votes

    #13 - The Sword and the Shield

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2024-02-22

    After his break from the NOI, the pain of betrayal from Elijah takes a toll on Malcolm mentally, physically and emotionally. When further betrayals within the Nation come to both him and Betty, he decides to speak out. The FBI targets Martin and Coretta, causing stress and paranoia, but the passage of the Civil Rights Act gives both Martin and Malcolm hope - and the opportunity to meet each other.

    Director: Director X.

    Writer: Quran Squire

  • Can You Imagine
    7.9/10 43 votes

    #14 - Can You Imagine

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2024-02-22

    Malcolm, knowing his death is likely imminent, works hard to care for his family, reconcile with his siblings, and speak truth to power about the Nation and the best way forward, up until his final moments. In the aftermath of Malcom’s death, Martin, feeling his own mortality, decides that he can no longer remain silent on the Vietnam War. A horrifying day in Memphis shocks the world.

    Director: Director X.

    Writer: Maria Warith-Wade

  • Chapter Seven
    7.8/10 304 votes

    #15 - Chapter Seven

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-05-29

    After WWII, Picasso joins the Communist Party but struggles to align his artwork with his own political beliefs. Affected by a tragic love affair from his past, Picasso falters in his responsibilities to Françoise.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Respect
    7.8/10 397 votes

    #16 - Respect

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-03-21

    Desperate for a hit, Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album with Atlantic Records. After suffering the loss of her surrogate mother, Little Re braves her first solo in 1953, in her father’s, C.L. Franklin, church.

    Director: Anthony Hemingway

    Writer: N/A

  • No One Sleeps
    7.8/10 197 votes

    #17 - No One Sleeps

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-03-24

    Despite significant emotional losses, including a second divorce and the death of her father in 1984, Aretha pushes herself artistically and triumphs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Three
    7.7/10 376 votes

    #18 - Chapter Three

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-05-01

    Picasso meets his great love Franoise Gilot. Young Pablo begins his Blue Period after the suicide of his friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Five
    7.7/10 327 votes

    #19 - Chapter Five

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-05-15

    Picasso tries to convince Françoise to move in with him, while Young Pablo is challenged by the radical genius of Matisse.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Eight
    7.7/10 300 votes

    #20 - Chapter Eight

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-06-05

    Pablo meets his first wife, a ballerina, while designing a ballet. Older Picasso struggles to manage his complex family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Young, Gifted and Black
    7.7/10 197 votes

    #21 - Young, Gifted and Black

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-03-23

    Aretha, inspired by Angela Davis and the Soledad Brothers, records her protest album “Young, Gifted and Black” in 1970. Despite Jerry Wexler’s uncertainty, the album is a success. Barbara Franklin makes a decision that has a devastating effect on Little Re in 1951.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Protect Us
    7.7/10 56 votes

    #22 - Protect Us

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2024-02-08

    Malcolm builds space for Muslims in the Harlem community, meeting new member Betty Saunders. As romance builds between the two, a confrontation with the police puts Malcolm in the spotlight. As the Montgomery bus boycott intensifies, Martin and his new family are faced with concerns about their safety. In the end, both find themselves ascending to heights they could have never imagined.

    Director: Marta Cunningham

    Writer: Raphael Jackson Jr., Damione Macedon

  • Watch the Throne
    7.7/10 55 votes

    #23 - Watch the Throne

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2024-02-08

    After an attack leaves Martin grappling with his mortality, he must confront whether his fear is affecting his ability to lead. Malcolm sees an opportunity to grow the profile of the Nation in the form of a documentary about the NOI. However the consequences of his actions begin to bubble to the surface. All the while, Malcolm juggles a growing family as Betty finds herself feeling isolated.

    Director: Crystle Roberson

    Writer: Maria Warith-Wade

  • Chapter Six
    7.6/10 321 votes

    #24 - Chapter Six

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-22

    Picasso takes Françoise Gilot on vacation. Young Pablo starts cubism with Georges Braque, but is accused of stealing the Mona Lisa.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Unforgettable
    7.6/10 209 votes

    #25 - Unforgettable

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-03-22

    Aretha is featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1968, but she’s devastated when the article focuses on the scandalous details of her personal life. Barbara Franklin and Young C.L. Franklin struggle to establish themselves in Memphis in 1941, before Little Re is born.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A