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

This quick-witted spy drama follows a dysfunctional team of MI5 agents—and their obnoxious boss, the notorious Jackson Lamb—as they navigate the espionage world’s smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces.

Genres:CrimeDramaComedy
Network:Apple TV+

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Slow Horses" is "Negotiating with Tigers", rated 8.7/10 from 1356 user votes. It was directed by Saul Metzstein and written by Will Smith. "Negotiating with Tigers" aired on 12/6/2023 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Cleaning Up".

  • Negotiating with Tigers
    8.7/10 1,356 votes

    #1 - Negotiating with Tigers

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-12-06

    Marcus and Shirley face Lamb's wrath. River discovers revenge is a dish best served cold.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Cleaning Up
    8.7/10 1,274 votes

    #2 - Cleaning Up

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-12-20

    Taverner and Tearney face off for control of MI5. River and Louisa find themselves caught in the crossfire.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood

  • Boardroom Politics
    8.6/10 1,429 votes

    #3 - Boardroom Politics

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-12-23

    Lamb orders his Slow Horses to walk into traps. River believes something alarming is heading toward London.

    Director: Jeremy Lovering

    Writer: Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood

  • Old Scores
    8.6/10 1,537 votes

    #4 - Old Scores

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-12-30

    Lamb and Katinsky go head-to-head. Ho finds himself trapped on a train with a Russian assassin.

    Director: Jeremy Lovering

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Footprints
    8.6/10 1,372 votes

    #5 - Footprints

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-12-27

    The Slow Horses fight for their lives. Lamb shares some devastating truths with Catherine.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Hard Lessons
    8.4/10 1,278 votes

    #6 - Hard Lessons

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-11-29

    River has to steal something out of the Park to save a life. Lamb realizes a stranger game is afoot.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Uninvited Guests
    8.4/10 1,176 votes

    #7 - Uninvited Guests

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-12-13

    Tearney makes a bold move. The Slow Horses assist the Tiger Team, unaware of their hidden agenda. Lamb and Ho take a road trip.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood

  • Follies
    8.3/10 1,792 votes

    #8 - Follies

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-04-29

    Taverner and the Slow Horses attempt different approaches to locate the kidnappers and Hassan. Ho makes a shocking discovery about Sid.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Drinking Games
    8.3/10 1,390 votes

    #9 - Drinking Games

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-12-09

    River gets cozy in the Cotswolds while searching for a sleeper agent. Min discovers Russian drinking games are the most brutal of all.

    Director: Jeremy Lovering

    Writer: Morwenna Banks

  • Cicada
    8.3/10 1,364 votes

    #10 - Cicada

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-12-16

    Louisa makes her move on Pashkin. Catherine makes moves of a different kind when she plays high-stakes chess with a sinister stranger.

    Director: Jeremy Lovering

    Writer: Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood

  • Strange Games
    8.3/10 1,402 votes

    #11 - Strange Games

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-11-29

    A romantic relationship in Istanbul ends badly. Lamb hits the panic button when one of his Slow Horses fails to show up for work.

    Director: Saul Metzstein

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Bad Tradecraft
    8.2/10 1,895 votes

    #12 - Bad Tradecraft

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-04-08

    Slough House is the unlikely venue for a secret romance, but events take a dark turn when a dangerous encounter becomes deadly.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Fiasco
    8.2/10 1,730 votes

    #13 - Fiasco

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-04-22

    The Slow Horses must disappear to avoid capture by MI5. Lamb and River head to The Park to outwit Taverner.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood

  • Visiting Hours
    8.0/10 1,752 votes

    #14 - Visiting Hours

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-04-15

    Taverner sends the Dogs to hunt down Lamb and the Slow Horses. River holds the secret to saving the gang.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Morwenna Banks

  • Last Stop
    8.0/10 1,542 votes

    #15 - Last Stop

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-12-02

    Jackson Lamb is on high alert after a former spy is found dead. Min and Louisa are tempted by an offer from outside Slough House.

    Director: Jeremy Lovering

    Writer: Will Smith

  • From Upshott with Love
    7.9/10 1,386 votes

    #16 - From Upshott with Love

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-12-02

    Lamb liaises with a Russian defector who may hold a clue to sleeper agents. River is on the trail of a ruthless assassin.

    Director: Jeremy Lovering

    Writer: Morwenna Banks

  • Work Drinks
    7.7/10 2,002 votes

    #17 - Work Drinks

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-04-01

    River and Sid join forces. A misfired gun has dire consequences.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Will Smith

  • Failure’s Contagious
    7.5/10 2,288 votes

    #18 - Failure’s Contagious

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-04-01

    River Cartwright is ousted from MI5 and finds himself in a place worse than purgatory: Slough House, dumping ground for failed spies.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: Will Smith