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The Best Episodes of Luther

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

A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Genres:CrimeDramaMystery
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Luther" is "Episode 6", rated 9/10 from 3629 user votes. It was directed by Stefan Schwartz and written by Neil Cross. "Episode 6" aired on 6/8/2010 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 5".

  • Episode 6
    9.0/10 3,629 votes

    #1 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-06-08

    Luther, suspected of murder, goes on the run to try and prove his innocence. With Alice's assistance, they set out together to exact revenge on the real killer.

    Director: Stefan Schwartz

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 5
    8.9/10 3,523 votes

    #2 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-06-01

    When a wealthy couple are taken hostage, Luther must try to avert a disastrous chain of events. However, what he doesn't know is that it will soon become very personal.

    Director: Stefan Schwartz

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 4
    8.9/10 3,054 votes

    #3 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-07-23

    Marwood makes his vendetta personal - targeting Luther and those closest to him, raining destruction on everything he touches. Stark and Gray arrive just in time to hurry Mary to a secret place, but is her safety really Stark's priority, or is she just a pawn in his game to lure Luther to him?

    Director: Farren Blackburn

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 4
    8.8/10 2,858 votes

    #4 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-07-05

    Luther's personal and professional life spirals out of control as he tries to cover up Toby's death and appease a suspicious Baba. He must also protect Jenny from any further harm. At work there's also a killer at large whose actions are ruled by his dice. How do you stop a man who sees life and death as a game and whose actions can't be predicted?

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 3
    8.8/10 2,750 votes

    #5 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-07-16

    In what looks like a gangland crime - two hoodies are shot at close range. But an un-connected crime sees Luther make a un-connected connection that might provide the real answer to what happened.

    Director: Farren Blackburn

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 4
    8.3/10 3,266 votes

    #6 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-05-25

    When a serial killer goes on the rampage, Luther must put his personal life aside and delve inside the murderer's mind to discover what is driving him to kill so many girls, and why.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 3
    8.3/10 2,644 votes

    #7 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-06-28

    As Luther's affection for Jenny grows, so does his determination to protect her and help her back on her feet. Baba, however, is determined to keep Luther on a tight leash. To add to Luther's difficulties, he is called in to investigate a man whose brutal and escalating murders seem to have no motive, leaving Jenny alone and vulnerable.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 1
    8.2/10 2,871 votes

    #8 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-06-14

    Still plagued by the death of his ex-wife, Luther returns to work to face a surreal and nightmarish case of a masked murderer determined to enter into folklore. As the body count rises, Luther must use all his skills to stop the killer, at the same time trying to rescue an old acquaintance's daughter from the dangerous world of prostitution.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 2
    8.2/10 2,701 votes

    #9 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-06-21

    Luther must rescue Ripley, abducted by Cameron, in time to prevent Cameron's final murderous set piece. But Jenny's ruthless and vengeful boss is demanding compensation for stealing her protege. Luther is torn; will his visionary mind provide the team with the tools to save Ripley and the killer's intended victims, or will his focus be compromised?

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 2
    8.2/10 2,489 votes

    #10 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-07-09

    Luther's date with Mary, and the promise of romance, is interrupted by the news of another murder. The killer has struck again - the number of victims is escalating fast.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 3
    8.2/10 1,786 votes

    #11 - Episode 3

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-01-03

    With his friend in peril and a young woman kidnapped by the relentless serial killer, can Luther protect the innocent while preventing Cornelius's violent revenge from consuming him? Who is Luther willing to save, and who can't he bear to lose?

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 2
    8.1/10 3,410 votes

    #12 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-05-11

    A gunman begins murdering uniformed police officers, prompting the detective to taunt the killer on TV in the hope of inspiring him to turn his anger on him and come out into the open. To his horror, Luther also learns that Alice Morgan has been investigating his past - and is threatening to tell Zoe what she has discovered.

    Director: Brian Kirk

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 1
    8.1/10 2,721 votes

    #13 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-07-02

    Luther investigates a the case of a fetishist who is murdering women which is similar to an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team attempt to catch the copycat killer, whose murderous spree has only just started.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 1
    8.1/10 2,477 votes

    #14 - Episode 1

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-12-15

    Away from the police force, Luther receives a visit from Detective Chief Inspector Theo Bloom and Detective Sergeant Emma Lane. They bring him some new evidence that will draw him back to London to find the truth. The team tracks a cannibalistic serial killer.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 1
    8.0/10 3,934 votes

    #15 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-05-04

    Luther returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius's parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, unable to find evidence to convict, he becomes embroiled in a battle of wits with the suspect - who has set her sights on him and his estranged wife.

    Director: Brian Kirk

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 1
    8.0/10 2,208 votes

    #16 - Episode 1

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-01-01

    A new spate of nightmarish murders brings DCI John Luther to once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London. As the body count rises, and gangster George Cornelius applies his own pressure, can Luther catch the killer and save his own neck?

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 3
    7.9/10 3,173 votes

    #17 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-05-18

    John Luther must catch a Satanic occult killer accused of kidnap and murder. However, with a young mother's life at stake, Luther must use all his skills to build an airtight case.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 2
    7.9/10 1,838 votes

    #18 - Episode 2

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-01-02

    Luther must confront a demon from his past, as both the police and Cornelius converge on his home. With Halliday convinced that the body in the morgue isn't their killer, can Luther put his own troubles to one side and find the true murderer before he strikes again?

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 4
    7.9/10 2,037 votes

    #19 - Episode 4

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-01-04

    Reeling from the death of his friend, Luther races to save the others from Cornelius's terrible retribution. With Luther's increasing absence from the case, Halliday heads the hunt for a killer on the loose - a killer determined to complete his final macabre masterpiece.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Neil Cross

  • Episode 2
    7.7/10 2,231 votes

    #20 - Episode 2

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-12-22

    On the trail of a horrifying killer, Luther finds himself haunted by ghosts from his past.

    Director: Sam Miller

    Writer: Neil Cross