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The Best Episodes of Russian Doll

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

Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop -- and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.


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The best episode of "Russian Doll" is "Ariadne", rated 8.5/10 from 2865 user votes. It was directed by Natasha Lyonne and written by Natasha Lyonne. "Ariadne" aired on 2/1/2019 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Way Out".

  • Ariadne
    8.5/10 2,865 votes

    #1 - Ariadne

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-02-01

    Nadia and Alan look for each other and finally cross paths at the deli. Something's not right -- but they're not giving up on each other.

    Director: Natasha Lyonne

    Writer: Natasha Lyonne

  • The Way Out
    8.2/10 2,569 votes

    #2 - The Way Out

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-02-01

    As the present begins to unravel, Nadia's troubled past comes back to haunt her, and Alan worries they're running out of time.

    Director: Leslye Headland

    Writer: Allison Silverman, Leslye Headland

  • Reflection
    8.0/10 2,478 votes

    #3 - Reflection

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-02-01

    Nadia and Alan try to figure out how they're connected. Alan can't remember his first death, so Nadia follows him over the course of his night.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Flora Birnbaum

  • Alan's Routine
    7.7/10 2,588 votes

    #4 - Alan's Routine

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-02-01

    Meticulous as always, Alan steadies himself for a rendez-vous with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Nadia's latest discovery sends her reeling.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Cirocco Dunlap, Leslye Headland

  • Superiority Complex
    7.7/10 2,458 votes

    #5 - Superiority Complex

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-02-01

    Perturbed by the changes in his routine, Alan shows up at Nadia's birthday party. Nadia tries to make amends to John, and Alan confronts Mike.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Jocelyn Bioh

  • Schrödinger's Ruth
    7.6/10 1,131 votes

    #6 - Schrödinger's Ruth

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-04-20

    After the weirdest subway ride yet, Nadia navigates a puzzling predicament. Meanwhile, Alan desperately tries to find Nadia.

    Director: Alexander Buono

    Writer: Cirocco Dunlap

  • A Warm Body
    7.5/10 2,619 votes

    #7 - A Warm Body

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-02-01

    Nadia's hunt for clues leads her to a Yeshiva school -- but she needs John's help. Out searching for Oatmeal, Nadia befriends a homeless man.

    Director: Leslye Headland

    Writer: Allison Silverman

  • The Great Escape
    7.4/10 2,815 votes

    #8 - The Great Escape

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-02-01

    Confused and hung over, Nadia tries to piece together what happened the night before. She tracks down Wardog, the drug dealer with the Israeli joints.

    Director: Leslye Headland

    Writer: Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler

  • Matryoshka
    7.4/10 1,323 votes

    #9 - Matryoshka

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-04-20

    On Nadia's birthday, she and Alan reunite in a familiar place. But they clash over how to handle the future (and the past).

    Director: Natasha Lyonne

    Writer: Natasha Lyonne

  • Exquisite Corpse
    7.3/10 1,104 votes

    #10 - Exquisite Corpse

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-04-20

    Nadia tracks down the stolen valuables and formulates a plan to secure her family's future. But she comes to a grim realization.

    Director: Alexander Buono

    Writer: Allison Silverman

  • Nothing in This World Is Easy
    7.2/10 3,309 votes

    #11 - Nothing in This World Is Easy

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-02-01

    On the night of her 36th birthday, Nadia meets an untimely end ... then suddenly finds herself back at the party her friends threw for her.

    Director: Leslye Headland

    Writer: N/A

  • Nowhen
    7.2/10 1,521 votes

    #12 - Nowhen

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-04-20

    Nadia's 40th birthday is a few days away, and she's planning to celebrate it quietly with Alan. Then something really strange happens.

    Director: Natasha Lyonne

    Writer: Natasha Lyonne

  • Brain Drain
    7.1/10 1,189 votes

    #13 - Brain Drain

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-04-20

    Nadia learns an intriguing fact about the family fortune that sends her on a quest for clues — and her situation takes a bizarre new turn.

    Director: Natasha Lyonne

    Writer: Alice Ju

  • Station to Station
    7.1/10 1,120 votes

    #14 - Station to Station

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-04-20

    Alan gets in touch with his roots in Berlin. On a trip to Budapest, Nadia and Maxine wind up at a mind-bending house party.

    Director: Alexander Buono

    Writer: Natasha Lyonne, Alice Ju, Lizzie Rose

  • Coney Island Baby
    7.0/10 1,288 votes

    #15 - Coney Island Baby

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-04-20

    While hopping around the city searching for missing Krugerrands, Nadia runs into a familiar face who lends her a hand.

    Director: Alexander Buono

    Writer: Allison Silverman, Zakiyyah Alexander