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The Best Episodes of Secrets and Lies

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

Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.


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The best episode of "Secrets and Lies" is "The Lie", rated 8.5/10 from 567 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Lie" aired on 5/3/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Mother".

  • The Lie
    8.5/10 567 votes

    #1 - The Lie

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-05-03

    Ben thinks he can finally relax, until a shocking discovery changes everything.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Mother
    8.4/10 397 votes

    #2 - The Mother

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-04-26

    Ben fights to keep his kids from being used as pawns in his dissolving marriage while new suspects emerge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Son
    8.3/10 377 votes

    #3 - The Son

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-04-19

    Ben reexamines his actions the night of Tom’s murder and an alternative theory emerges along with a stunning discovery.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Brother
    8.1/10 197 votes

    #4 - The Brother

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-12-04

    Everywhere Eric turns, people are lying to him. One long-held secret and years of deceit leads to an explosive revelation that will change the Warner family forever. As the situation reaches a fever pitch, Eric makes a tragic admission about his past. And even though he claims not to know who killed Kate, it is becoming increasing clear to Detective Cornell who the murderer is, as the evidence mounts toward an arrest.

    Director: Liz Friedlander

    Writer: Noah Wilder

  • The Truth
    8.1/10 232 votes

    #5 - The Truth

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-12-04

    Patrick grapples with his new reality, as Detective Cornell closes in on Kate’s killer, and the murderer is finally exposed. Meanwhile, Danny frantically continues his search for his daughter, hoping to get one more chance to be a real dad.

    Director: Adam Arkin

    Writer: Judith McCreary, Barbie Kligman

  • The Racket
    7.9/10 179 votes

    #6 - The Racket

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-11-27

    Eric is stunned as one by one the dominoes fall around him, and the secrets surrounding the mysterious house at 8686 Mint Hill Drive are revealed. The circumstances force him to take drastic action in an attempt to stop the demise of SEG and his family. Meanwhile, Detective Cornell inches closer to finding Kate’s killer, and Eric enlists Danny’s help in unlocking Kate’s second iPad, and the information it provides leads him to THE very last person he expected.

    Director: Nicole Rubio

    Writer: Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, Noah Nelson

  • The Trail
    7.7/10 580 votes

    #7 - The Trail

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-03-01

    Ben becomes the prime suspect in a murder after finding the body of his neighbor's young son, and he and his family are engulfed in a media firestorm after a detective's routine questioning.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Father
    7.7/10 455 votes

    #8 - The Father

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-03-01

    Ben starts to conduct his own investigation after learning shocking news about the murder case from Detective Cornell, and the deceased boy's mother suspects his estranged father may be responsible for his death.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Confession
    7.7/10 380 votes

    #9 - The Confession

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-03-29

    When his stalker ups the ante, Ben accepts Detective Cornell's offer of protection for his family.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Cop
    7.7/10 363 votes

    #10 - The Cop

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-04-12

    Ben visits a prison inmate who provides information that might prove Detective Cornell is pushing the boundaries of the law. As he attempts to bring Cornell down, an anonymous tip puts the spotlight back on Ben as the prime suspect, and the Crawford family finally collapses under the strain.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Affair
    7.6/10 404 votes

    #11 - The Affair

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-03-08

    Ben struggles to keep his family together after a damaging revelation is made public right before the holidays, but he also discovers a shocking piece of evidence that could tie him to Tom's murder.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Sister
    7.6/10 400 votes

    #12 - The Sister

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-03-15

    Ben’s paranoia spreads to his neighbors, the Richardsons, with disastrous consequences.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Parent
    7.6/10 194 votes

    #13 - The Parent

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-11-06

    A mysterious visitor, who had a secret connection to Kate, turns up in Eric’s office and leads him to a startling discovery. The more indiscretions and lies are revealed, the more Eric questions who he can trust – especially his brother, Patrick. Meanwhile, the second anniversary of her partner’s unsolved murder has Detective Cornell frustrated and on edge. Her ex-husband, Ethan, turns up unannounced to share some difficult news. Tensions build between Cornell and Danny, threatening to thwart each of their plans, and she continues to simultaneously bait and butt heads with Eric.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Statement
    7.6/10 184 votes

    #14 - The Statement

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-11-13

    Eric and his father need to resolve their differences immediately, as Patrick’s secret sins and major transgressions come home to roost, blindsiding Eric and putting the whole Warner family and SEG in danger. Eric also uncovers evidence of a deadly surprise about his father. Meanwhile, Detective Cornell, along with her ex-husband, Ethan, wrestle with their guilt over their daughter Jennifer.

    Director: J. Miller Tobin

    Writer: Pam Davis

  • The Jacket
    7.5/10 400 votes

    #15 - The Jacket

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-03-22

    While trying to help his neighbor's son, Ben finds an piece of evidence related to Tom's murder.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Husband
    7.5/10 251 votes

    #16 - The Husband

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-10-02

    Eric’s shocking past transgression leads Detective Cornell to interrogate him, revealing the first of Kate’s many secrets. Desperate to prove that his life with Kate wasn’t just one big lie, Amanda helps him search for answers. Despite her strong objections, Eric wants to bring his new findings to Detective Cornell. However, once he sees an ex-girlfriend – one of his worst nightmares – with Cornell at the police station, his hopes of redirecting her investigation quickly fade.

    Director: Patrick R. Norris

    Writer: Joe Halpin, Judith McCreary

  • The Detective
    7.5/10 208 votes

    #17 - The Detective

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-23

    Eric discovers that he and Danny have more in common than he first believed. The two get closer to finding Liam, but they aren’t the only ones who have been hot on his trail. At work, things begin to unravel when Patrick fails to cover for Eric at a big meeting and then gets swept up in Detective Cornell’s web of interrogation. And just when Eric begins to get some answers, he is confronted by a huge betrayal, leaving him speechless.

    Director: Rob J. Greenlea

    Writer: Andrew Wilder, Chitra Elizabeth Sampath

  • The Daughter
    7.4/10 194 votes

    #18 - The Daughter

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-30

    Eric discovers that Danny is not who he appears to be, and it may cost Cornell her job. Meanwhile, Cornell reveals more of Kate’s secrets to an unsuspecting Eric, who begins to question the motives of even those closest to him. In a desperate search for answers, Eric and Patrick take a trip to visit someone from Kate’s past, who reveals an astonishing secret. Finally, Danny makes a last-ditch effort to secure Eric’s support, as he pursues his own agenda.

    Director: Michael Fields

    Writer: N/A

  • The Fall
    7.3/10 337 votes

    #19 - The Fall

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-09-25

    Eric is attending a party to honor his dad passing over the reins of the company to him, when suddenly tragedy strikes. Eric's smart and beautiful wife, Kate Warner, is found dead, and life, as he knows it, is over. Overseeing the case is the unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell. She immediately puts the grieving husband in her crosshairs, but, as always, secrets seep out about this seemingly perfect family and turn their world upside down. As Eric battles to prove his innocence and save the family’s company, he discovers that his beloved Kate and the rest of his family are not who they appeared to be.

    Director: Adam Arkin

    Writer: Barbie Kligman

  • The Liar
    7.3/10 223 votes

    #20 - The Liar

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-10-16

    Eric attempts to track down Kate’s missing assistant, Liam, only to find out that he is not at all who he said he was. But was Kate on to him or not? A secret rendezvous Kate had at a sleazy motel only poses more questions about who murdered her. Meanwhile, Cornell confronts Eric with explosive information obtained by questioning his ex-girlfriend Tina Sawyer. Finally, Eric pursues a woman who may have ties to Liam, only to find that someone has gotten there first.

    Director: Constantine Makris

    Writer: Pam Davis, Noah Nelson