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The Best Episodes of Manhattan

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

Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

Genres:DramaWar & Politics
Network:WGN America

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The best episode of "Manhattan" is "The Gun Model", rated 8.5/10 from 258 user votes. It was directed by Daniel Attias and written by Lila Byock. "The Gun Model" aired on 10/12/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Perestroika".

  • The Gun Model
    8.5/10 258 votes

    #1 - The Gun Model

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-10-12

    Akley becomes vulnerable when he tries to fix Thin Man's shortcomings.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Lila Byock

  • Perestroika
    8.5/10 270 votes

    #2 - Perestroika

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-10-19

    Frank is offered a life-changing opportunity. At the same time, the U.S. Army put Charlie on the hot seat.

    Director: Thomas Schlamme

    Writer: Sam Shaw

  • Jupiter
    8.5/10 219 votes

    #3 - Jupiter

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-12-15

    A new era is ushered in with the first test of an atomic weapon.

    Director: Thomas Schlamme

    Writer: Sam Shaw

  • Brooklyn
    8.1/10 178 votes

    #4 - Brooklyn

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-12-08

    Days before the world's first nuclear explosion, everyone races to secure their place in history.

    Director: Michael Uppendahl

    Writer: Dustin Thomason

  • The Second Coming
    8.0/10 236 votes

    #5 - The Second Coming

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-09-14

    Both Charlie and Frank face serious questions as to the future of their projects.

    Director: Daniel Stern

    Writer: Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason

  • Tangier
    8.0/10 239 votes

    #6 - Tangier

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-10-05

    A development overseas re-invigorates the hunt for a spy on The Hill. Charlie and Abby make a sacrifice when the plan with Frank is threatened.

    Director: Julie Anne Robinson

    Writer: Scott Brown

  • Last Reasoning of Kings
    7.9/10 268 votes

    #7 - Last Reasoning of Kings

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-08-17

    The arrival of a high-profile guest shakes things up. Frank is haunted by his past.

    Director: Paris Barclay

    Writer: Tom Spezialy, Gideon Yago

  • Damnatio Memoriae
    7.9/10 226 votes

    #8 - Damnatio Memoriae

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-13

    Charlie is forced into a new leadership role in the race to build the world’s first atomic bomb.

    Director: Thomas Schlamme

    Writer: Sam Shaw

  • Fatherland
    7.9/10 211 votes

    #9 - Fatherland

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-10-20

    Frank discovers the real reason he's been taken captive.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Scott Brown

  • Spooky Action at a Distance
    7.8/10 226 votes

    #10 - Spooky Action at a Distance

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-09-21

    Frank and Charlie hatch a plan.

    Director: Andrew Bernstein

    Writer: Mark Lafferty

  • The Understudy
    7.8/10 237 votes

    #11 - The Understudy

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-09-28

    An unexpected visitor arrives on the Hill.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Tom Spezialy

  • The Prisoner's Dilemma
    7.7/10 323 votes

    #12 - The Prisoner's Dilemma

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-08-03

    Frank attempts to save his team, and pays the price; at the same time, the wives get creative trying to make life on the Hill more interesting.

    Director: Thomas Schlamme

    Writer: Sam Shaw

  • A New Approach to Nuclear Cosmology
    7.7/10 271 votes

    #13 - A New Approach to Nuclear Cosmology

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-08-24

    Frank clashes with Charlie to protect Babbit, who has become the subject of an investigation.

    Director: Bill D'Elia

    Writer: Mark Lafferty, Noelle Valdivia

  • Acceptable Limits
    7.7/10 254 votes

    #14 - Acceptable Limits

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-08-31

    Frank seeks medical answers; Charlie and Helen travel to survey an off-site reactor.

    Director: Michael Uppendahl

    Writer: Dustin Thomason

  • The Threshold
    7.7/10 197 votes

    #15 - The Threshold

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-27

    Liza faces off against Darrow as Abby learns a secret about Oppenheimer.

    Director: Andrew Bernstein

    Writer: Lila Byock, Vinnie Wilhelm

  • Behold The Lord High Executioner
    7.7/10 177 votes

    #16 - Behold The Lord High Executioner

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-11-24

    The hunt for a Soviet spy turns deadly.

    Director: Jennifer Getzinger

    Writer: Lila Byock, Vinnie Wilhelm

  • Human Error
    7.7/10 165 votes

    #17 - Human Error

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-12-01

    As the project falters, Charlie turns to an unlikely partner for help.

    Director: Julie Anne Robinson

    Writer: Mark Lafferty

  • The Hive
    7.6/10 276 votes

    #18 - The Hive

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-08-10

    The loss of one of their own leaves the community reeling; and new security measures interfere with the work being performed by the scientists.

    Director: Christopher Misiano

    Writer: Nathaniel Halpern, Lisa Melamed

  • The New World
    7.6/10 252 votes

    #19 - The New World

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-09-07

    Helen and Charlie deal with a crisis; Abby embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

    Director: Rosemary Rodriguez

    Writer: Lila Byock, Dustin Thomason

  • Overlord
    7.6/10 190 votes

    #20 - Overlord

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-11-03

    Oppenheimer puts Charlie in a precarious position.

    Director: Christopher Misiano

    Writer: Alexander Woo

  • The World of Tomorrow
    7.6/10 177 votes

    #21 - The World of Tomorrow

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-11-10

    Frank attempts to navigate his new place on the Hill.

    Director: Daniel Stern

    Writer: Mark Lafferty

  • 33
    7.6/10 179 votes

    #22 - 33

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-17

    The scientists and the Army battle for control of the bomb.

    Director: Kimberly Peirce

    Writer: Scott Brown, Megan Ferrell Burke

  • You Always Hurt the Ones You Love
    7.5/10 404 votes

    #23 - You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-07-27

    A drama about the clandestine race to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M., centers on a self-destructive professor who is commissioned to help lead the Manhattan Project in the series opener.

    Director: Thomas Schlamme

    Writer: Sam Shaw