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The Best Episodes of Rectify

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

After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. Daniel is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his homecoming reignites the fears of a small town and threatens to shatter his family’s fragile peace. Daniel’s alleged crime divided a community. Will his freedom tear it in half?


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The best episode of "Rectify" is "All I'm Sayin'", rated 9.4/10 from 695 user votes. It was directed by Ray McKinnon and written by Ray McKinnon. "All I'm Sayin'" aired on 12/14/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Unhinged".

  • All I'm Sayin'
    9.4/10 695 votes

    #1 - All I'm Sayin'

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-12-14

    Daniel begins to appreciate his progress as he realizes what his new life may look like, while the old life is quickly disappearing for Teddy. Jon debriefs Janet and Amantha on what he has learned about Daniel's case.

    Director: Ray McKinnon

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Unhinged
    9.2/10 636 votes

    #2 - Unhinged

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-08-21

    Daniel has a problem accepting Jon Stern's advice, while Tawney rethinks her options. Meanwhile, Ted, Jr. seeks a favor, and Amantha comes clean to Jon Stern.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Ray McKinnon, Kate Powers

  • A House Divided
    9.2/10 651 votes

    #3 - A House Divided

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-26

    Daniel is navigating the complicated dynamics of group living at The New Canaan Project and learning to cope with his new normal.

    Director: Patrick Cady

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • The Source
    9.1/10 578 votes

    #4 - The Source

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-08-13

    Janet and Daniel take a road trip. Tawney returns home. Jon regrets not helping Daniel more. Amantha has dinner with an unexpected companion.

    Director: Ray McKinnon

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Until You're Blue
    8.9/10 575 votes

    #5 - Until You're Blue

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-08-14

    Recent events frustrate Ted Jr., while Ted Sr. attempts to protect the family. Meanwhile, Daniel is faced with a tough decision, and Amantha tries to sort some things out and lets off some steam.

    Director: Seith Mann

    Writer: Victoria Morrow, Scott Teems

  • The Future
    8.9/10 472 votes

    #6 - The Future

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-08-06

    Daniel tries to repair the pool. Daggett reveals a surprising theory about George Melton’s death. Tawney visits her former foster mother.

    Director: Nicole Kassell

    Writer: Ray McKinnon, Kate Powers

  • Pineapples In Paris
    8.9/10 448 votes

    #7 - Pineapples In Paris

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-11-23

    Daniel has a confrontation in group therapy that makes him question the possibility of adjusting to normal life.

    Director: Scott Teems

    Writer: Coleman Herbert, Scott Teems

  • Happy Unburdening
    8.8/10 388 votes

    #8 - Happy Unburdening

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-12-07

    Daniel worries that his life has gotten a little too real. Janet is loosening her grip on the past while Teddy opens up to Ted, Sr. about his future.

    Director: Billy Gierhart

    Writer: Ray McKinnon, Kate Powers

  • Jacob's Ladder
    8.7/10 787 votes

    #9 - Jacob's Ladder

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-05-20

    As the town's anger hits the boiling point, Daniel's family goes on alert. Foulkes presses the D.A. for a retrial. Ted Jr. & Tawney recover from disturbing encounters. Trey Willis searches for the missing George Melton. Daniel must decide his future.

    Director: Ray McKinnon

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Donald the Normal
    8.6/10 563 votes

    #10 - Donald the Normal

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-07-10

    A recovered Daniel explores Atlanta and enjoys a taste of big-city anonymity, while Amantha starts packing up her apartment. Tawney grows frustrated with Ted, Jr.’s ever-shifting moods, forcing him to seek understanding from an unexpected quarter.

    Director: David Lowery

    Writer: Ray McKinnon, Kate Powers

  • Physics
    8.6/10 399 votes

    #11 - Physics

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-11-30

    Ted Sr. seeks his own bliss. Janet and Daniel attempt to be honest with one another about what's between them.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Coleman Herbert, Scott Teems

  • Drip, Drip
    8.5/10 752 votes

    #12 - Drip, Drip

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-05-13

    Daniel begins to lose his grip on reality as he struggles to adjust to life on the outside; Ted Jr. starts to question Daniel's innocence.

    Director: Romeo Tirone

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Weird as You
    8.5/10 512 votes

    #13 - Weird as You

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-07-31

    Daniel continues to seek answers. Stern meets with the DA. Sen. Foulkes undertakes a disreputable task, and Amantha and a coworker bond.

    Director: Sanaa Hamri

    Writer: Coleman Herbert

  • The Great Destroyer
    8.5/10 516 votes

    #14 - The Great Destroyer

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-08-07

    A reluctant Daniel seeks help, unsettling news leads to an intense debate at the Talbots and CJ Pickens bears some startling news.

    Director: Billy Gierhart

    Writer: N/A

  • Girl Jesus
    8.5/10 453 votes

    #15 - Girl Jesus

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-07-30

    Daniel struggles to follow the terms of his probation. Teddy pushes Tawney into making a painful confession. Janet loses her temper with Ted, Sr.

    Director: Scott Teems

    Writer: Scott Teems

  • Running with the Bull
    8.4/10 632 votes

    #16 - Running with the Bull

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-06-19

    Daniel’s family fears he won’t recover from his injuries and his attackers will escape justice. Judy Dean shows Bobby some unexpected affection. Ted, Jr. hides a shameful secret from his wife. Sheriff Daggett investigates Daniel’s beating.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Mazel Tov
    8.4/10 520 votes

    #17 - Mazel Tov

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-07-24

    Daniel heads out on a strange errand and mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, the family surprises Janet with unexpected birthday presents.

    Director: Jim McKay

    Writer: Chad Feehan

  • Hoorah
    8.4/10 498 votes

    #18 - Hoorah

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-07-09

    Surprise and dismay spread in the aftermath of Daniel’s confession. DA Sondra Person has some questions. Sheriff Daggett finds George Melton.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Sown with Salt
    8.3/10 462 votes

    #19 - Sown with Salt

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-07-23

    Daniel discovers some new, unpleasant restrictions on his life. Daggett investigates George’s death. Amantha endures Thrifty Town management training.

    Director: Billy Gierhart

    Writer: Coleman Herbert

  • Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice
    8.3/10 396 votes

    #20 - Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-11-09

    Daniel continues to adjust to group living which is further complicated by his new roommate. Meanwhile, Amantha continues to reexamine her past by reconnecting with a former high school classmate.

    Director: Keith Boak

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Go Ask Roger
    8.3/10 390 votes

    #21 - Go Ask Roger

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-11-16

    Daniel gets temporary respite from the grind of the halfway house when he and Chloe set out on an adventure. Meanwhile, Amantha is intrigued by an invitation from Billy while Tawney invests a little too personally in one of her patients.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Thrill Ride
    8.2/10 450 votes

    #22 - Thrill Ride

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-07-16

    Daniel must adapt to his new circumstances. Amantha faces overwhelming personal and professional changes. Teddy tries to connect with Tawney.

    Director: Lawrence Trilling

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Always There
    8.1/10 1,000 votes

    #23 - Always There

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-04-22

    After 19 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is released due to new DNA evidence. He returns with his family to his childhood home, struggling to adjust to life on the outside. Meanwhile, the Senator who prosecuted him plots to reopen the case.

    Director: Keith Gordon

    Writer: Ray McKinnon

  • Sleeping Giants
    8.1/10 556 votes

    #24 - Sleeping Giants

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-06-26

    Amantha dreads the worst as she prepares for Daniel to awaken from his induced coma. Teddy’s business plans are thwarted by his dad, and he gets some unwelcome news from Tawney. Jared learns more about his older brother and the late Hanna Dean.

    Director: Dennie Gordon

    Writer: Scott Teems

  • Charlie Darwin
    8.1/10 534 votes

    #25 - Charlie Darwin

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-07-03

    Still recovering from his injuries, Daniel makes a startling decision. Amantha is outraged by Daniel’s choice and hurt when Janet takes his side. Teddy asks Janet for help and ends up forced into an awkward situation with Tawney. Bobby Dean has an unexpected conversation with Sheriff Daggett. Jon Stern gains a valuable, but disturbing insight into a client's case and Daniel bends a few rules.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Coleman Herbert