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The Best Episodes of Making a Murderer

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

Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Genres:DocumentaryCrime
Network:Netflix

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The best episode of "Making a Murderer" is "Indefensible", rated 8.8/10 from 1710 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Indefensible" aired on 12/18/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Last Person to See Teresa Alive".

  • Indefensible
    8.8/10 1,710 votes

    #1 - Indefensible

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-12-18

    An unexpected confession casts doubt on Steven's role in the murder case, but the new suspect gives conflicting accounts of what occurred.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Last Person to See Teresa Alive
    8.7/10 1,570 votes

    #2 - The Last Person to See Teresa Alive

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-12-18

    As Steven's trial begins, his attorneys argue that law enforcement officials framed him and were negligent in not pursuing other leads in the case.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Plight of the Accused
    8.6/10 1,664 votes

    #3 - Plight of the Accused

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-12-18

    Steven is back in jail, charged with murder, but there are troubling questions about how he was arrested and why.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Friday Nite
    8.6/10 932 votes

    #4 - Friday Nite

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-10-19

    A witness comes forward with new information about Teresa's car. Kathleen attempts to build the timeline of what happened to Teresa on Oct. 31, 2005.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Lack of Humility
    8.5/10 1,402 votes

    #5 - Lack of Humility

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-12-18

    Steven's trial is over, but a new one is just beginning. Will the jury find the suspect's confession or his conflicting statements more believable?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Trust No One
    8.5/10 964 votes

    #6 - Trust No One

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Kathleen makes two of the biggest discoveries of the case. Brendan's lawyers take his case to the next level.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Turning the Tables
    8.4/10 1,721 votes

    #7 - Turning the Tables

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-12-18

    As Steven starts creating a new life for himself, he pursues a lawsuit against Manitowoc County law enforcement officials for corruption in his case.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Great Burden
    8.4/10 1,410 votes

    #8 - The Great Burden

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-12-18

    After two long days of closing arguments, the jury deliberates. Steven's fate hinges on whether the jury believes police misconduct may have occurred.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fighting for their Lives
    8.4/10 1,405 votes

    #9 - Fighting for their Lives

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-12-18

    In the years after Steven and Brendan's very public trials, the various members of the Avery family struggle to mend their broken lives.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Testing the Evidence
    8.3/10 1,458 votes

    #10 - Testing the Evidence

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-12-18

    Steven's attorneys cross-examine forensic experts about contaminated evidence and the absence of proof linking Steven to the crime.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Framing Defense
    8.3/10 1,427 votes

    #11 - Framing Defense

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-12-18

    As the murder trial continues, Steven's attorneys present their case that law enforcement officials planted evidence to frame him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Special Care
    8.3/10 851 votes

    #12 - Special Care

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Kathleen uncovers evidence about one of the State's star witnesses. Brendan's case takes another unexpected turn.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Eighteen Years Lost
    8.2/10 2,004 votes

    #13 - Eighteen Years Lost

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-12-18

    When Steven Avery is freed from a wrongful conviction, his search for justice raises questions about the authorities who put him behind bars.

    Director: Moira Demos, Laura Ricciardi

    Writer: N/A

  • A Legal Miracle
    8.1/10 927 votes

    #14 - A Legal Miracle

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Kathleen's forensic experts review the evidence found in Steven's burn pit. A 1996 statute limits Brendan’s chances of success in federal court.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Words and Words Only
    8.0/10 956 votes

    #15 - Words and Words Only

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Brendan's lawyers work to prove his conviction was based on a coerced confession. Kathleen tests Steven in new ways and visits the alleged crime scene.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What + Why = Who
    8.0/10 846 votes

    #16 - What + Why = Who

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Searching for evidence of tampering, Kathleen visits Steven’s trailer. A new twist in Brendan's case sends his family on an emotional roller coaster.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Item FL
    8.0/10 835 votes

    #17 - Item FL

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Kathleen runs new tests on the bullet believed to have killed Teresa Halbach and tracks Teresa's movements on the day she disappeared.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Everything Takes Time
    7.9/10 839 votes

    #18 - Everything Takes Time

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Kathleen obtains access to some of the original physical evidence from the case. The former prosecutor holds a press conference.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Number 18
    7.8/10 1,084 votes

    #19 - Number 18

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Powerhouse lawyer Kathleen Zellner offers to take Steven's case. Brendan's postconviction lawyers fight in federal court to try to get him released.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Welcome to Wisconsin
    7.8/10 890 votes

    #20 - Welcome to Wisconsin

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-10-19

    Cautiously optimistic, Brendan and his family wait to hear important news about his case. Kathleen files a motion for new scientific testing.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A