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The Best Episodes of Love & Death

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

Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore — two churchgoing couples — enjoy their small town Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe.

Genres:CrimeDrama
Networks:HBO MaxMax

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Love & Death" is "Ssssshh", rated 8.3/10 from 1792 user votes. It was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and written by N/A. "Ssssshh" aired on 5/25/2023 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Do No Evil".

  • Ssssshh
    8.3/10 1,792 votes

    #1 - Ssssshh

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-05-25

    Despite Don’s concerns about her mental clarity, Candy testifies that she feared for her life. As they await the verdict, Pat tells Candy their lives will never be the same.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: N/A

  • Do No Evil
    8.2/10 1,649 votes

    #2 - Do No Evil

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-05-04

    Following a grisly struggle, Candy attempts to go about her day as normal, while Allan grows concerned when his repeated calls to Betty go unanswered.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: N/A

  • The Arrest
    8.1/10 1,559 votes

    #3 - The Arrest

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-05-11

    After detectives intensify their questioning, Candy retains Don Crowder as her attorney. Later, Allan admits his affair to Betty’s relatives, and Pat becomes frustrated over being kept in the dark about the case.

    Director: Clark Johnson

    Writer: N/A

  • The Big Top
    8.0/10 1,505 votes

    #4 - The Big Top

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-05-18

    1980. As the trial gets underway, Allan’s testimony about Betty’s state of mind rankles her father, while Candy gets a visit from an incensed Pastor Jackie.

    Director: Clark Johnson

    Writer: N/A

  • Stepping Stone
    7.7/10 1,672 votes

    #5 - Stepping Stone

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-04-27

    A sense of normalcy returns after Candy is forced to take stock of her own marriage, but Pat soon makes a discovery that leads him to seek answers from Sherry.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: N/A

  • Encounters
    7.4/10 1,709 votes

    #6 - Encounters

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-04-27

    As their affair continues, Candy fears that she and Allan are at risk of breaking their first rule – no feelings. Later, Candy bristles at news that Allan and Betty have signed up for a Christian marriage retreat.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: N/A

  • The Huntress
    7.3/10 1,947 votes

    #7 - The Huntress

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-04-27

    After a surprisingly charged moment at a church volleyball match, Candy proposes that she and Allan have an affair. Though he initially refuses, the pair soon begin strategizing their secret arrangement.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: N/A