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The Best Episodes of Outer Banks

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

A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.

Genres:Action & AdventureDramaMystery
Network:Netflix

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Outer Banks" is "My Druthers", rated 8.7/10 from 1424 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "My Druthers" aired on 7/30/2021 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Coastal Venture".

  • My Druthers
    8.7/10 1,424 votes

    #1 - My Druthers

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-07-30

    John B bristles when Sarah reconnects with a former flame. Ward's web of lies starts to unravel. Pope discovers a shocking family secret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Coastal Venture
    8.7/10 1,651 votes

    #2 - The Coastal Venture

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-07-30

    John B, Pope, JJ and Kiara brace for a showdown on board the ship, while Sarah realizes the harsh truth of her distressing family situation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Darkest Hour
    8.6/10 1,349 votes

    #3 - The Darkest Hour

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-07-30

    JJ cooks up a risky plan to help out John B. Pope hunts down information about the key. Kiara and Sarah both deal with family fallout over the Pogues.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Secret of the Gnomon
    8.5/10 1,184 votes

    #4 - Secret of the Gnomon

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-02-23

    The Pogues' search for El Dorado brings them deep into the jungle, where John B and Sarah face the ultimate test of their courage and family bonds.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Runway
    8.4/10 1,610 votes

    #5 - The Runway

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-04-15

    John B finally learns the truth about his dad — and sets off a chain of events that jeopardizes everything he and his friends have fought to accomplish.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Homecoming
    8.3/10 1,324 votes

    #6 - Homecoming

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-07-30

    Low on gas and strapped for cash, John B and Sarah run into trouble. Pope's appointment in Charleston takes an ominous turn over a proposed trade.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Parcel 9
    8.2/10 1,561 votes

    #7 - Parcel 9

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-04-15

    A spooky island legend, a broken friendship and John B’s new living situation keep the crew on their toes as they search high and low for the treasure.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Phantom
    8.2/10 1,658 votes

    #8 - The Phantom

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-04-15

    An island crawling with law enforcement and a looming tropical storm are just two of the obstacles facing John B as he tries to make his escape.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Cross
    8.2/10 1,228 votes

    #9 - The Cross

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-07-30

    Armed with new clues, the group braves perilous roads and swampland as they race to keep part of Pope's history from falling into the wrong hands.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Trapped
    8.2/10 1,239 votes

    #10 - Trapped

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-07-30

    The Pogues deal with a slew of setbacks — a medical emergency, a nosy neighbor, parental ultimatums — as they attempt to save Pope's family legacy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Welcome to Kitty Hawk
    8.2/10 911 votes

    #11 - Welcome to Kitty Hawk

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-02-23

    With their ride to Orinoco waiting on the tarmac, Kiara and JJ run into several complications. Rafe has a change of heart.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Spy Games
    8.1/10 1,656 votes

    #12 - Spy Games

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-04-15

    When John B's supervision-free home life catches up to him, he receives a well-timed assist — and some spiffing up — from the last person he expects.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dead Calm
    8.0/10 1,466 votes

    #13 - Dead Calm

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-04-15

    JJ's reckless behavior ramps up when the friends try to score some quick cash. Meanwhile, John B grows closer to Sarah — and makes her dad suspicious.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bell Tower
    8.0/10 1,511 votes

    #14 - The Bell Tower

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-04-15

    With his options dwindling and enemies closing in, John B looks for an exit plan. Sarah feels pressured to pick a side. Pope lets his emotions out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Midsummers
    7.9/10 1,530 votes

    #15 - Midsummers

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-04-15

    John B believes he's made a breakthrough in the hunt for the gold, but his desire to include Sarah in the quest causes friction among the friends.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Gold
    7.9/10 1,505 votes

    #16 - The Gold

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-07-30

    John B tries to evade capture as he zeroes in on the gold, but a promise to Sarah could derail his plans. Back home, his friends face life without him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Prayers
    7.9/10 1,322 votes

    #17 - Prayers

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-07-30

    A desperate scramble for help lands John B and Sarah in questionable surroundings. Pope receives a mysterious summons to an out-of-town meeting.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Heists
    7.8/10 869 votes

    #18 - Heists

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-02-23

    Sarah convinces an old friend to help with a high-risk, high-reward mission. Looking to access a museum collection, John B and his dad get creative.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Heist
    7.7/10 1,465 votes

    #19 - The Heist

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-07-30

    With time running out, John B and Sarah strike an uneasy bargain, while Kiara, JJ and Pope search for evidence that could implicate Ward and Rafe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Happy Anniversary
    7.7/10 835 votes

    #20 - Happy Anniversary

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-02-23

    With Singh on the move, John B and JJ scramble to catch him. Pope makes a breakthrough. Sarah questions where her loyalties lie.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tapping the Rudder
    7.7/10 809 votes

    #21 - Tapping the Rudder

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-02-23

    Rafe lays his cards on the table and Sarah calls in two favors. JJ's unorthodox plan to get to South America lands John B in hot water.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Forbidden Zone
    7.5/10 1,577 votes

    #22 - The Forbidden Zone

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-04-15

    As the gang hatches an illicit scheme to get to the bottom of the deep-sea mystery, John B confronts Sarah while Pope jumps at the chance for revenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bonfire
    7.5/10 1,234 votes

    #23 - The Bonfire

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-07-30

    Reeling from Ward's actions, Sarah finds her loyalties to John B and the Pogues put to the test. At the annual bonfire, jealousies and tempers flare.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Poguelandia
    7.5/10 1,229 votes

    #24 - Poguelandia

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-02-23

    An unexpected rescuer takes the Pogues from a remote island to Barbados, where they encounter a powerful treasure hunter with his own agenda.

    Director: Jonas Pate

    Writer: Shannon Burke, Jonas Pate, Josh Pate

  • Pilot
    7.4/10 2,117 votes

    #25 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-04-15

    After a hurricane, John B, JJ, Pope and Kiara plunge headlong into danger and adventure when they find a mysterious sunken wreck.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A