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The Best Episodes of Humans

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

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDramaMystery
Network:Channel 4

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The best episode of "Humans" is "Episode 8", rated 8.6/10 from 727 user votes. It was directed by Mark Brozel and written by Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent. "Episode 8" aired on 12/18/2016 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 7".

  • Episode 8
    8.6/10 727 votes

    #1 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-12-18

    The acclaimed drama concludes. In the aftermath of the Silo tragedy Karen feels she and Sam have no future and takes matters into her own hands. Niska and Astrid prepare to return to Berlin, but can Niska really walk away from her family? Joe leaves Laura shell-shocked with a frank admission. Hester seeks revenge and will stop at nothing to hurt Leo.

    Director: Mark Brozel

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 7
    8.5/10 660 votes

    #2 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-12-11

    When Mattie reveals that the Synths are planning to break into the Silo, Laura is determined to find Niska and ask for her help. Mattie asks Max to help save Leo from Hester's influence. Toby receives a disturbing message from Renie. Karen seeks out Athena's expertise and makes a life-altering decision. Mia and Hester break into the Silo, but things don't go according to plan.

    Director: Mark Brozel

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 8
    8.5/10 604 votes

    #3 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-07-05

    In a dramatic showdown, humans and Synths go head-to-head - but will Mia and Max's peaceful protest cost them their lives? Laura, Niska and Mattie face major decisions.

    Director: Richard Senior

    Writer: Lars Lundström, Daisy Coulam

  • Episode 4
    8.3/10 1,189 votes

    #4 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-07-05

    Laura insists the family take Anita for testing when Mattie tells her that she's seen Anita acting strangely, while Hobb is on Niska's trail.

    Director: Daniel Nettheim

    Writer: Joe Barton, Emily Ballou

  • Episode 6
    8.3/10 1,135 votes

    #5 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-07-19

    Things are at the lowest possible ebb for the fractured Hawkins family. With Joe in exile and the kids tired of their parents' lies, Laura decides it's time to tell the truth

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 7
    8.3/10 1,054 votes

    #6 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-07-26

    Rejected and alone, Karen sets out to George's house to find Niska. Meanwhile Pete is determined to find out who Karen really is. The hunted Synths take refuge at the Hawkins.

    Director: China Moo-Young

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 3
    8.2/10 1,212 votes

    #7 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-06-28

    Laura is begrudgingly forced to keep Anita when she saves Toby from a road accident. George is planning an escape with Odi and Pete's hot temper earns him a suspension from work.

    Director: Daniel Nettheim

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 6
    8.2/10 496 votes

    #8 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-06-21

    Laura discovers a shocking truth that threatens her life and those around her. Niska continues on her mysterious journey, and must defy all her instincts to survive.

    Director: Ben A. Williams

    Writer: Lars Lundström, Daisy Coulam

  • Episode 5
    8.1/10 1,084 votes

    #9 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-07-12

    Killer Synth is the breaking news story, and public panic is growing. Karen is hot on Niska's tail, but are her motives for finding her more personal than professional?

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Emily Ballou

  • Episode 7
    8.1/10 439 votes

    #10 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-06-28

    Laura reels from her heartbreaking decision. Niska's journey takes an unexpected turn. And Leo races to be by Max's side, but walks into danger.

    Director: Richard Senior

    Writer: Lars Lundström, Melissa Iqbal

  • Episode 6
    8.0/10 594 votes

    #11 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-12-04

    Athena challenges Milo's ethics and is shocked when he reveals his real plan. Mia's surprise return has ramifications for the Hawkins family. Mattie finds Leo but can she trust him with her secret? Max resolves to begin a new community of Synths; when he learns how far Leo is prepared to go to complete his mission, he takes matters into his own hands.

    Director: Francesca Gregorini

    Writer: Joe Barton

  • Episode 1
    7.9/10 1,593 votes

    #12 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-06-14

    The Hawkins, a loving but troubled family decide to buy a 'Synth' called Anita, but they start to suspect there's something unusual about her...

    Director: Sam Donovan

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 2
    7.9/10 1,264 votes

    #13 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-06-21

    Laura feels increasingly threatened by the presence of Synth Anita, and Leo's quest for information takes him to dangerous places.

    Director: Sam Donovan

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 8
    7.9/10 1,036 votes

    #14 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-08-02

    With the Synths in captivity, the devastated Hawkins' realise how much Mia and her family mean to them and are determined to help them.

    Director: China Moo-Young

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 4
    7.9/10 608 votes

    #15 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-11-20

    Mia and Ed get closer but their relationship is thrown into jeopardy when their secret is discovered. Toby gets closer to Renie but offends her when he breaks through her synthie mask. Things look bleak for Niska until Laura brings in a surprise witness. When Milo confronts Athena about her secret agenda, she persuades him her research could be mutually beneficial. Karen and Pete delve deeper into the mysterious 'seraphim' investigation. As Hester's influence over Leo becomes clear, cracks appear between him and Max.

    Director: Carl Tibbetts

    Writer: Joe Barton

  • Episode 5
    7.9/10 600 votes

    #16 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-11-27

    When Mia risks falling into the hands of a mysterious organisation, she is forced to take drastic action. Odi struggles to find meaning, while Sophie is awestruck by Renie's 'Synthie' lifestyle. As Pete recovers from his assault, Karen makes an admission that rocks their relationship. Hester and Leo stake out the Silo and track down the sniper who killed Ten. Hester agrees to deal with her peacefully, but can she be trusted? Mattie leaves home to reconnect with Leo.

    Director: Francesca Gregorini

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 4
    7.9/10 451 votes

    #17 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-06-07

    Laura leads a tense Dryden Commission on a visit to the Railyard, but will Agnes' anger threaten its success? Mia comes face to face with Ed forcing her to confront her past, while an evening out for Karen, Sam and Joe turns to tragedy.

    Director: Al Mackay

    Writer: Namsi Khan

  • Episode 1
    7.7/10 796 votes

    #18 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-30

    The Hawkins family try to get their lives back on track. Niska is driven to a fateful decision while on the run in Berlin. Leo, Max and Mia are living in hiding near a coastal town when they are threatened by a mysterious organization.

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 2
    7.7/10 685 votes

    #19 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-11-06

    Laura must decide whether to accept Niska's request, while Karen and Pete learn about a special Synth being sold for unprecedented amounts on the black market. Hester uses questionable means to gain information from her prisoner, and Leo faces a new mission. Mia takes a risk to help Ed but is her secret now in jeopardy?

    Director: Lewis Arnold

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 1
    7.7/10 568 votes

    #20 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-05-17

    When fractures within the Synth community start to appear, all hope of stability comes under threat, and both families are brought back to fight for the Green-Eyes' survival.

    Director: Jill Robertson

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 5
    7.7/10 430 votes

    #21 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-06-14

    While Sam reels from the events of Waltringham and Joe struggles to help him through it, truths are revealed and dangerous plans put into action at the Railyard.

    Director: Ben A. Williams

    Writer: Jonathan Harbottle, Lars Lundström

  • Episode 3
    7.6/10 638 votes

    #22 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-11-13

    Athena travels to the UK and her tragic secret is revealed. Niska's consciousness assessments begin. With more time at home Joe notices Sophie's increasingly eccentric behaviour. As Karen returns to work with Pete, cracks start appearing in their relationship. The Synths are forced to leave their hideout but Mia shocks them with a huge decision.

    Director: Carl Tibbetts

    Writer: Charlie Covell, Iain Weatherby

  • Episode 2
    7.5/10 478 votes

    #23 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-05-24

    A grieving Max must face the consequences of his painful decision. Laura discovers she's not being told everything at the Dryden Commission, while Joe uncovers Karen's shocking secret.

    Director: Jill Robertson

    Writer: Jonathan Brackley, Sam Vincent

  • Episode 3
    7.5/10 448 votes

    #24 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-05-31

    As Leo struggles to come to terms with being human, Mattie takes him back to the Hawkins' home, where a surprise night out allows them to confront their feelings for each other. Laura is determined to uncover the truth about the too-secret Operation Basswood and tries to enlist Dr. Neil Sommer's help, only for things to take an unexpected turn. Joe reluctantly decides to help Karen with Sam, and Niska receives a mysterious message.

    Director: Al Mackay

    Writer: Debbie O'Malley