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The Best Episodes of Strike

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

A war veteran turned private detective operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving complex crimes that have baffled the police. Based on the bestselling novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Genres:CrimeDramaMystery
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Strike" is "Episode 4", rated 8.6/10 from 660 user votes. It was directed by Susan Tully and written by Tom Edge. "Episode 4" aired on 9/13/2020 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 3".

  • Episode 4
    8.6/10 660 votes

    #1 - Episode 4

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-09-13

    Robin admits the truth to Strike, and a valuable clue helps them solve the case. Season finale.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 3
    8.3/10 496 votes

    #2 - Episode 3

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-09-06

    Robin discovers a startling truth close to home. The government minister’s blackmailer becomes the prime suspect in the case, but Robin and Strike believe there was an accomplice.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 2
    8.2/10 544 votes

    #3 - Episode 2

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-08-31

    A startling discovery seems to confirm the story of the strangled child, but the team are forced to leave the scene before they can properly investigate. Fearing their witness is in danger, they redouble their efforts to find him.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 3
    8.1/10 1,136 votes

    #4 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-09-03

    Long-buried secrets are revealed, putting Strike and Robin in danger as they close in the killer.

    Director: Michael Keillor

    Writer: Ben Richards

  • Episode 1
    8.1/10 742 votes

    #5 - Episode 1

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-08-30

    Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are at odds following Robin’s wedding to Matthew, but there’s no time to mull over the new distance within their professional relationship, as a frightening visit from a potential client puts a new case on the table - and Robin and Strike set to work looking into reports of a strangled child.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 1
    8.0/10 935 votes

    #6 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-10

    War veteran turned private investigator Cormoran Strike investigates the disappearance of a provocative author. Robin is caught between Strike and Matthew's hopes.

    Director: Kieron Hawkes

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 2
    8.0/10 877 votes

    #7 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-09-17

    Delving deeper into the hidden meanings and concealed secrets of Bombyx Mori, Strike and Robin scour all corners of London's literary world to unmask the killer.

    Director: Kieron Hawkes

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 2
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #8 - Episode 2

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-12-12

    The investigation takes a dangerous turn as a disturbing piece of evidence leads Robin and Strike into London’s underworld. Robin risks her life by pursuing a vicious suspect.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 4
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #9 - Episode 4

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-12-19

    Strike realises that Margot’s killer is responsible for many other murders that have gone undetected, and lays a trap.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 1
    7.9/10 1,622 votes

    #10 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-08-27

    Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, and secretary Robin Ellacott seek the truth surrounding the mysterious death of supermodel Lula Landry.

    Director: Michael Keillor

    Writer: Ben Richards

  • Episode 2
    7.9/10 1,189 votes

    #11 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-08-28

    Strike makes a breakthrough. Robin is offered a permanent job in HR but is reluctant to take it.

    Director: Michael Keillor

    Writer: Ben Richards

  • Episode 1
    7.9/10 854 votes

    #12 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-02-25

    A dismembered leg sent to Strike's office sends both his and Robin's lives into disarray, forcing them to confront spectres from their pasts.

    Director: Charles Sturridge

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 2
    7.8/10 686 votes

    #13 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-03-04

    Strike and Robin's partnership reaches breaking point as Robin's wedding approaches, and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children.

    Director: Charles Sturridge

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 3
    6.0/10 1 votes

    #14 - Episode 3

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-12-18

    Spurred on by the father of a young woman who also went missing in the 1970s, the detectives attempt to outwit an incarcerated serial killer who may hold the key to the case.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 1
    4.5/10 2 votes

    #15 - Episode 1

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-12-11

    Strike is approached by a woman asking for help to find her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing in 1974 when a psychopathic serial killer stalked the streets.

    Director: Susan Tully

    Writer: Tom Edge