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The Best Episodes of Ripper Street

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

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Genres:DramaMysteryCrime

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Ripper Street" is "Edmund Reid Did This", rated 9.1/10 from 338 user votes. It was directed by Anthony Byrne and written by Richard Warlow. "Edmund Reid Did This" aired on 2/19/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Peace of Edmund Reid".

  • Edmund Reid Did This
    9.1/10 338 votes

    #1 - Edmund Reid Did This

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-02-19

    The walls close in on Reid as a secret from his past threatens to destroy his future in Whitechapel.

    Director: Anthony Byrne

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • The Peace of Edmund Reid
    8.9/10 414 votes

    #2 - The Peace of Edmund Reid

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-12-26

    When an American journalist is killed in Whitechapel, his story threatens the peace.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • A Last Good Act
    8.7/10 252 votes

    #3 - A Last Good Act

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-12

    With Reid locked in the cells it seems that all hope is lost, but is there time for one last roll of the dice?

    Director: Ashley Way

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Our Betrayal (2)
    8.6/10 420 votes

    #4 - Our Betrayal (2)

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-12-16

    Death and violence comes to Whitechapel once again. Some decayed and murdered bodies are discovered in a slum tenement, and the advanced stages of the police divisional boxing championship reveals the vengeful ferocity to be seen within the ranks of the police force.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • The Beating of Her Wings
    8.6/10 457 votes

    #5 - The Beating of Her Wings

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-11-14

    A murder inquiry in a curiosity shop reveals a secret dungeon and signs of a captive girl.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay

  • Your Father, My Friend
    8.6/10 388 votes

    #6 - Your Father, My Friend

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-11-28

    Ghosts of Whitechapel's past come alive, setting our heroes on a path of destruction.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • A Man of My Company
    8.5/10 572 votes

    #7 - A Man of My Company

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-02-17

    International haulage tycoon TP Swift arrives in town to acquire an ailing shipping line, accompanied by a team of private detectives, who proceed to cut a violent swathe through the borough on a mission of vengeance. As Reid focuses on the murder of an engine inventor, Jackson and Susan's past comes back to haunt them, bringing their future in Whitechapel - and their very lives - into question.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • What Use Our Work?
    8.5/10 571 votes

    #8 - What Use Our Work?

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-02-24

    Reid is adrift, his team in pieces and Leman Street shaken to its foundations following recent events. A kidnapping offers him cause to assemble his men and tackle the white slavery ring operating in their midst. But Reid is gripped by a growing obsession that this leads back to the terrible secret from his own past.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • No Wolves in Whitechapel
    8.4/10 265 votes

    #9 - No Wolves in Whitechapel

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-02-12

    Drake's life unravels as he questions whether he sent an innocent man to the gallows.

    Director: Anthony Byrne

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • The Dreaming Dead
    8.4/10 241 votes

    #10 - The Dreaming Dead

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-12

    Thatcher discovers a fresh lead of a double murder committed by Nathaniel, giving Reid cause for hope.

    Director: Nick Rowland

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay

  • Am I Not Monstrous?
    8.3/10 489 votes

    #11 - Am I Not Monstrous?

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-11-04

    A young woman is found murdered at the London Hospital and the only clue to her identity is an unusual deformity. The hunt for her killer takes Reid and the team into the shadowy netherworld of the freakshows, where they must seek the help of Joseph Merrick, aka the Elephant Man. Reinforcements for H-Division arrive in the form of DC Albert Flight.

    Director: Tom Shankland

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Our Betrayal (1)
    8.2/10 397 votes

    #12 - Our Betrayal (1)

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-12-09

    A valuable symbol of the British Empire’s wealth shows up in the form of an uncut diamond. It is a jewel ‘freed’ from the diamond monopoly of De Graal by one Daniel Judge, Captain Jackson’s untrustworthy older brother. Reid and Flight find themselves being drawn to the plight of a local craftsman defrauded of his work and income by a scam that is set to return H Division to the malign influence of Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Whitechapel Terminus
    8.2/10 440 votes

    #13 - Whitechapel Terminus

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-11-14

    Reid and Long Susan are set on a collision course after a locomotive disaster.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • The Strangers' Home
    8.2/10 341 votes

    #14 - The Strangers' Home

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-01-15

    Reid must return to Whitechapel to covertly re-investigate a case made by Drake and Jackson.

    Director: Kieron Hawkes

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • Some Conscience Lost
    8.2/10 297 votes

    #15 - Some Conscience Lost

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-01-22

    Reid struggles to adapt on his first day back at H Division under Drake’s command.

    Director: Luke Watson

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Rachel Bennette

  • All The Glittering Blades
    8.2/10 266 votes

    #16 - All The Glittering Blades

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-10-12

    The serial killer - Nathaniel Dove - is hid in the Hackney Marshes, but how long can he stay out of trouble?

    Director: Nick Rowland

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay

  • The Weight of One Man's Heart
    8.1/10 646 votes

    #17 - The Weight of One Man's Heart

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-01-27

    A string of brilliantly masterminded robberies keeps Reid and his team busy and leads to a blast from the past for Drake when he is confronted by his former army colonel. As the net closes in on the robbers, the sergeant finds his loyalties put to the test.

    Director: Colm McCarthy

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay

  • Live Free, Live True
    8.1/10 352 votes

    #18 - Live Free, Live True

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-12-19

    The murder of a chemist lifts the lid on a backstreet abortion racket.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Rachel Bennette

  • Men of Iron, Men of Smoke
    8.1/10 279 votes

    #19 - Men of Iron, Men of Smoke

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-02-05

    When a footballer is brutally murdered, a key suspect is a man close to Drake's heart.

    Director: Luke Watson

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Matt Delargy

  • Become Man
    8.0/10 436 votes

    #20 - Become Man

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-11-11

    The abduction of a prominent member of the London County Council introduces Reid to Councilor Jane Cobden, the first woman appointed to the LCC - because it appears the kidnappers are radical supporters of Cobden's aims. Long Susan is taken by force to the gang's hideout, and she soon finds herself growing sympathetic to her captors' lives and aims.

    Director: Christopher Menaul

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Marnie Dickens

  • A Stronger Loving World
    8.0/10 429 votes

    #21 - A Stronger Loving World

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-12-02

    Churches and synagogues are being burnt and desecrated in Whitechapel and Reid suspects the same hand behind the various attacks. Meanwhile, the all-too-brief domestic happiness that Sergeant Drake has enjoyed is disrupted by the arrival of a friend from his wife Bella's past, the mysterious and charismatic scholar, Gabriel Cain.

    Director: Kieron Hawkes

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Toby Finlay

  • Heavy Boots
    8.0/10 337 votes

    #22 - Heavy Boots

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-12-05

    A destructive gang of youths unleash hell upon the streets, but it's not until daylight breaks that the true horror of their brutal work is revealed. The trail leads the team of H Division into the heartland of one of the city's oldest trades - the London Breweries - where conflicted loyalties reign, and grief and anger create a potent concoction.

    Director: Anthony Byrne

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Rob Green

  • The Incontrovertible Truth
    8.0/10 370 votes

    #23 - The Incontrovertible Truth

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-12-12

    The recovering Reid finds the unconscious Lady Vera Montacute in Whitechapel next to the corpse of a flower seller.

    Director: Anthony Byrne

    Writer: Richard Warlow

  • A White World Made Red
    8.0/10 275 votes

    #24 - A White World Made Red

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-01-29

    Jackson feels the heat when a double murder throws light upon his recent illicit activities.

    Director: Luke Watson

    Writer: Richard Warlow, Justin Young

  • Closed Casket
    8.0/10 259 votes

    #25 - Closed Casket

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-12

    Reid - on the run from the police - must find a way to bring down Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove.

    Director: Daniel Nettheim

    Writer: Richard Warlow