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The Best Episodes of Locke & Key

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

Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDramaMystery

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The best episode of "Locke & Key" is "Past is Prologue", rated 8/10 from 1173 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Past is Prologue" aired on 10/22/2021 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Cliffhanger".

  • Past is Prologue
    8.0/10 1,173 votes

    #1 - Past is Prologue

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Gabe insinuates himself into Tyler's search for the Memory Key as Kinsey resolves to find out what's going on with Eden. Bode visits an old friend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cliffhanger
    7.9/10 1,268 votes

    #2 - Cliffhanger

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Escalating threats and a devastating loss lead the Lockes into a ferocious showdown with Dodge. Back at Keyhouse, Bode confronts a shocking visitor.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Small World
    7.8/10 1,188 votes

    #3 - Small World

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Amid Duncan's unease over a new houseguest, Gabe tries to drive a wedge between Kinsey and Scot, Bode finds an unusual key, and Nina bonds with Josh.

    Director: Mairzee Almas

    Writer: N/A

  • The Maze
    7.8/10 1,141 votes

    #4 - The Maze

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-10-22

    At the annual Winterfest celebration, Kinsey tries to play it cool around Gabe while a key found by Bode and Duncan may offer a way to take down Dodge.

    Director: Mairzee Almas

    Writer: N/A

  • Head Games
    7.7/10 2,278 votes

    #5 - Head Games

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-07

    Locating a powerful new key sends Bode's spirit soaring. Tyler's simmering rage boils over. Kinsey realizes just how much her fear is holding her back.

    Director: Tim Southam

    Writer: Meredith Averill

  • Ray of F**king Sunshine
    7.7/10 1,979 votes

    #6 - Ray of F**king Sunshine

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-02-07

    Tyler and Kinsey feel torn when they figure out why Nina is acting strangely. Bode meets Rufus and Ellie's houseguest. Dodge zeroes in on the Omega Key.

    Director: Dawn Wilkinson

    Writer: Carlton Cuse, Vanessa Rojas

  • Alpha & Omega
    7.7/10 1,061 votes

    #7 - Alpha & Omega

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-10-22

    While Tyler works on a way to help Jackie, Gabe gives Kinsey a deadline to meet his demands, Eden manipulates Josh, and a shaken Nina reaches out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Crown of Shadows
    7.6/10 2,200 votes

    #8 - Crown of Shadows

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-02-07

    The battle over the Omega Key leads to decisions that can't be undone — and a dangerous door that promises plenty of trouble ahead.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill

  • Irons in the Fire
    7.6/10 1,080 votes

    #9 - Irons in the Fire

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-10-22

    As the origins of the Locke family magic come to light, Tyler and Kinsey look to protect their loved ones from Gabe's expanding collection of pawns.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Keepers of the Keys
    7.5/10 2,124 votes

    #10 - The Keepers of the Keys

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-07

    Sporting a new hairdo and attitude, Kinsey takes a chance with Scot by sharing what's going on inside her head. Tyler tries to impress his crush.

    Director: Tim Southam

    Writer: Carlton Cuse, Mackenzie Dohr

  • Dissection
    7.5/10 2,209 votes

    #11 - Dissection

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-02-07

    The Locke family faces their worst nightmare when the person responsible for shattering their lives resurfaces and demands one of the keys.

    Director: Dawn Wilkinson

    Writer: Carlton Cuse, Michael D. Fuller

  • Echoes
    7.5/10 2,047 votes

    #12 - Echoes

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-02-07

    As pieces begin to click into place for the Locke siblings, Ellie opens up about her connection to Dodge, and Kinsey comes clean with her friends.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Liz Phang, Meredith Averill

  • Welcome to Matheson
    7.4/10 2,835 votes

    #13 - Welcome to Matheson

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-07

    After the Lockes move into Keyhouse, Bode makes a new acquaintance — and a startling discovery. Tyler and Kinsey try to start over at a new high school.

    Director: Michael Morris

    Writer: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez

  • Family Tree
    7.4/10 2,073 votes

    #14 - Family Tree

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-02-07

    Kinsey uses a key to seek vengeance on a school bully. A troubled Nina finds a sympathetic ear. A long-buried memory casts Rendell in a new light.

    Director: Mark Tonderai

    Writer: Carlton Cuse, Andres Fischer-Centeno

  • Trapper / Keeper
    7.3/10 2,385 votes

    #15 - Trapper / Keeper

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-02-07

    While Nina uncovers details about Rendell's past, Kinsey helps out the Savini Squad, Tyler falls in with a bad crowd, and Bode finds another key.

    Director: Michael Morris

    Writer: Liz Phang, Carlton Cuse

  • The Black Door
    7.3/10 2,024 votes

    #16 - The Black Door

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-02-07

    Kinsey explores the sea cave with the Savini Squad in tow, Nina confronts Ellie over Joe, and Tyler sabotages his relationship with Jackie.

    Director: Mark Tonderai

    Writer: Brett Treacy, Dan Woodward

  • The Head and the Heart
    7.3/10 1,193 votes

    #17 - The Head and the Heart

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Tyler grows concerned over Jackie's memory loss, Gabe probes the Lockes for information about the keys, and Nina meets a mansplainer at her new job.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Forget Me Not
    7.3/10 1,133 votes

    #18 - Forget Me Not

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-10-22

    With Duncan's emotional state deteriorating, Gabe confronts one of the Lockes, Tyler surprises Jackie on her birthday, and Kinsey faces up to her fears.

    Director: Mairzee Almas

    Writer: N/A

  • Best Laid Plans
    7.3/10 1,156 votes

    #19 - Best Laid Plans

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Kinsey puts her acting skills to the test when the Lockes and their friends set a magical trap at Keyhouse. Josh fumes over his missing artifact.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Farewell
    7.2/10 847 votes

    #20 - Farewell

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-08-10

    With Gideon hell-bent on acquiring the Creation Key, the Lockes race to stop him, leading to a vicious clash — and a decision that changes everything.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Snow Globe
    7.1/10 1,001 votes

    #21 - The Snow Globe

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-08-10

    A mysterious snow globe unleashes a double dose of trouble at Keyhouse, leaving Bode out in the cold as Kinsey and Nina try to retrieve a stolen key.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Curtain
    7.1/10 710 votes

    #22 - Curtain

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-08-10

    Gideon forces Ellie to take him to the missing key, putting an old classmate's life on the line. Nina and Bode attempt to unlock the Harlequin Chest.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Siege
    7.0/10 728 votes

    #23 - Siege

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-08-10

    Suspicions about Bode's behavior come to a head after an unsettling discovery, while Gideon's patience runs out in his plot to possess the keys.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Free Bird
    6.9/10 718 votes

    #24 - Free Bird

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-08-10

    Gideon's henchman grabs leverage to use against the Lockes as Tyler and Kinsey look for a way to help Bode, who's devising a clever plan of his own.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Premiere
    6.8/10 1,459 votes

    #25 - The Premiere

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-10-22

    Gabe forges an unholy alliance with Eden. Kinsey prepares for the premiere of the Savini Squad's horror film. Duncan arrives at Keyhouse with big news.

    Director: Mark Tonderai

    Writer: Carlton Cuse, Meredith Averill