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The Best Episodes of Manhunt

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

Inspired by actual events, this true crime anthology series takes a deep dive into the dark, twisted minds of terrorists and follows the brave souls who hunt them down.


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The best episode of "Manhunt" is "Ted", rated 8.7/10 from 2147 user votes. It was directed by Greg Yaitanes and written by Andrew Sodroski. "Ted" aired on 8/29/2017 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski".

  • Ted
    8.7/10 2,147 votes

    #1 - Ted

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-08-29

    In a letter to his brother, Ted recounts the key events from his past that informed his decision to engage in terrorist activities.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: Andrew Sodroski

  • USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski
    8.4/10 1,533 votes

    #2 - USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-09-12

    When Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: Andrew Sodroski

  • Abri
    8.2/10 1,460 votes

    #3 - Abri

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-08-22

    Fitz receives linguistic proof that Ted is the Unabomber. He tracks down Ted's brother David, who is astonished at the accuracy of Fitz's profile.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: N/A

  • Lincoln
    8.2/10 1,412 votes

    #4 - Lincoln

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-05

    Fitz races to find a linguistic connection that will secure an arrest warrant while the FBI closes in on Ted's cabin in Montana.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: N/A

  • Publish or Perish
    8.0/10 1,463 votes

    #5 - Publish or Perish

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-08-15

    The Unabomber will stop bombing if his Manifesto is published. Fitz pushes for publication with S.A.C. Ackerman, who presents Fitz's argument to Attorney General Janet Reno.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: Nick Towne

  • Bombingham
    8.0/10 382 votes

    #6 - Bombingham

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-02-03

    While Richard fights back against the FBI and the media, ATF Agent Embry investigates a serial bomber terrorizing the Southeast and discovers a crucial link to the Olympic bomb.

    Director: Jon Avnet

    Writer: Denise Harkavy

  • Fruit of the Poisonous Tree
    7.9/10 1,516 votes

    #7 - Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-08-08

    Linguist Natalie Rogers helps Fitz find clues about the Unabomber's identity in the Manifesto, but their findings face skepticism at the UTF. In 1997, Ted claims he can invalidate all of the evidence against him.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: Max Hurwitz

  • Centbom
    7.9/10 582 votes

    #8 - Centbom

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-03

    Security guard Richard Jewell saves hundreds of lives when he discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. But his heroic act quickly comes under the scrutiny of law enforcement as pressure mounts to catch the killer.

    Director: Michael Dinner

    Writer: Andrew Sodroski

  • Unabubba
    7.9/10 410 votes

    #9 - Unabubba

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-02-03

    When the media gets wind of the FBI's "hero-bomber" theory, a media firestorm erupts, engulfing Richard and his family. Meanwhile, ATF agents raise doubts as bombings continue.

    Director: Michael Dinner

    Writer: Andrew Sodroski

  • Run Rudolph Run
    7.9/10 373 votes

    #10 - Run Rudolph Run

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-03

    The FBI identifies serial bomber Eric Rudolph and gives chase, but Eric escapes into the forest. Richard and Watson discover powerful evidence that could exonerate Richard and contemplate turning to the press for help.

    Director: Jon Avnet

    Writer: Nick Towne

  • Pure Wudder
    7.8/10 1,605 votes

    #11 - Pure Wudder

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-08-01

    When the elusive Unabomber threatens to blow up a jetliner, Fitz must determine if the threat is real. In 1997, Fitz confronts Ted for the first time.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: N/A

  • Land of the Noonday Sun
    7.8/10 359 votes

    #12 - Land of the Noonday Sun

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-02-03

    The FBI search for Eric spins out of control as anti-government locals and Eric,s family push back. Meanwhile, Richard must confront his inner demons as he prepares for a pivotal press conference.

    Director: Janice Cooke

    Writer: Allison Moore

  • Eric
    7.8/10 358 votes

    #13 - Eric

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-02-03

    Eric manipulates locals, militia, and FBI alike as he plans a major counterattack. Meanwhile, Richard appears on "60 Minutes" in a high-stakes gamble to save his reputation once and for all.

    Director: Ali Selim

    Writer: Andrew Sodroski

  • Open Season
    7.7/10 372 votes

    #14 - Open Season

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-02-03

    Eric, starving and bereft of allies, is finally captured. But as his day in court—and Richard's exoneration—approaches, he has another dangerous secret in store for law enforcement.

    Director: Michael Dinner

    Writer: Allison Moore

    7.6/10 1,957 votes

    #15 - UNABOM

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-08-01

    In 1995, FBI profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald joins the Unabom Task Force. Fitz recommends new methods of profiling but finds no allies among the agents in charge. In 1997, Fitz is tasked with confronting Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.

    Director: Greg Yaitanes

    Writer: Andrew Sodroski

  • Army of God
    7.6/10 364 votes

    #16 - Army of God

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-02-03

    Viewing him as a freedom fighter under siege, local militias rally around Eric and attack the FBI. As Embry continues to investigate, he learns that Eric is not who he claims to be.

    Director: Janice Cooke

    Writer: Nick Schenk

  • Join or Die
    7.6/10 345 votes

    #17 - Join or Die

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-02-03

    FBI agent Brennan realizes he needs to change course radically to catch Eric and allies with Embry to do so. In Atlanta, Kathy Scruggs comes face to face with Richard for the first time ever.

    Director: Ali Selim

    Writer: Nick Towne

  • Don't Tread on Me
    7.6/10 353 votes

    #18 - Don't Tread on Me

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-02-03

    Risking everything, Brennan and Embry appeal to a powerful local militia leader with the truth about Eric, and a call for unity and moral courage.

    Director: Michael Dinner

    Writer: Nick Schenk