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

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Genres:DramaCrimeMystery
Network:TNT

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The best episode of "The Alienist" is "Requiem", rated 8.4/10 from 1728 user votes. It was directed by Jamie Payne and written by N/A. "Requiem" aired on 3/19/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Psychopathia Sexualis".

  • Requiem
    8.4/10 1,728 votes

    #1 - Requiem

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-03-19

    Kreizler mourns the loss of a friend. Sara pushes the team to forge ahead. Moore warns his friend the killer will strike again. Cyrus seeks revenge.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: N/A

  • Psychopathia Sexualis
    8.3/10 1,785 votes

    #2 - Psychopathia Sexualis

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-03-12

    Kreizler and Moore travel to Washington D.C., Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth. Lucius tells Marcus a secret. Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: N/A

  • Gilded Cage
    8.3/10 1,195 votes

    #3 - Gilded Cage

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-07-26

    The clock is ticking for the team to locate baby Ana. Sara worries about her young undercover detective Bitsy Sussman. William Randolph Hearst hosts a lavish ball celebrating his goddaughter Violet's engagement to Moore.

    Director: Clare Kilner

    Writer: N/A

  • Ascension
    8.1/10 1,797 votes

    #4 - Ascension

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-02-26

    The team hatches a plan to catch the killer. Moore checks in on a friend. Kreizler faces his own self-doubt about the investigation. Roosevelt attends an event with the city’s elite. Sara looks into Kreizler’s past. Connor acts on impulse.

    Director: Paco Cabezas

    Writer: N/A

  • Last Exit to Brooklyn
    8.1/10 1,051 votes

    #5 - Last Exit to Brooklyn

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-08-09

    Sara, Kreizler and Moore travel to Brooklyn in search of clues. Byrnes plans to double-cross the team as the killer's behavior becomes unhinged. Sara and Moore's feelings for each other force them to confront difficult choices.

    Director: David Caffrey

    Writer: N/A

  • Belly of the Beast
    8.0/10 1,100 votes

    #6 - Belly of the Beast

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-08-02

    After the horrific murder of a Lying-In Hospital employee, the team are now hot on the heels of the murderer. Sara enlists the help of Joanna to tail their prime suspect. Sara, Kreizler and Moore try and put the pieces together.

    Director: Clare Kilner

    Writer: N/A

  • Better Angels
    8.0/10 1,165 votes

    #7 - Better Angels

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-08-09

    While Sara, Moore and Kreizler struggle with decisions about their future paths, New York is in the grips of an all-out manhunt for the killer, and the team must overcome the wrath of the police and an underworld gang on the rampage.

    Director: David Caffrey

    Writer: N/A

  • These Bloody Thoughts
    7.9/10 1,858 votes

    #8 - These Bloody Thoughts

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-02-12

    Kreizler and Sara discuss the capacity to kill. Moore goes on a date. Byrnes and Captain Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect. Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: N/A

  • Hildebrandt's Starling
    7.9/10 1,759 votes

    #9 - Hildebrandt's Starling

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-02-19

    The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

    Director: James Hawes

    Writer: N/A

  • Castle in the Sky
    7.9/10 1,750 votes

    #10 - Castle in the Sky

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-03-26

    Kreizler confronts the demons of his past. Moore tells Sara the truth. Connor takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: N/A

  • Silver Smile
    7.8/10 1,917 votes

    #11 - Silver Smile

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-02-05

    Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case is missing. Kreizler and Moore interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the Brothel. Sara attempts to live in a world outside the investigation. Kreizler challenges them to look within themselves.

    Director: Jakob Verbruggen

    Writer: N/A

  • Ex Ore Infantium
    7.8/10 1,404 votes

    #12 - Ex Ore Infantium

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-07-19

    New York City. 1897. Sara Howard has opened a pioneering private detective agency. She reunites with formidable alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and New York Times journalist John Moore to find the kidnapped infant daughter of a Spanish dignitary.

    Director: David Caffrey

    Writer: N/A

  • Something Wicked
    7.8/10 1,209 votes

    #13 - Something Wicked

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-07-19

    Sara uncovers a clue at the Siegel Cooper Department Store that leads her into dangerous territory. Moore struggles to balance his personal and professional life as he investigates a link to New York's criminal underworld.

    Director: David Caffrey

    Writer: N/A

  • Memento Mori
    7.8/10 1,040 votes

    #14 - Memento Mori

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-08-02

    Sara and Moore return to the killer's abandoned house in search of new information about their suspect. Kreizler faces ruin after a tragic incident at the Institute. Sara and the team are enlisted to rescue another missing child.

    Director: David Caffrey

    Writer: N/A

  • A Fruitful Partnership
    7.7/10 2,120 votes

    #15 - A Fruitful Partnership

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-01-29

    Sara finds a clue and Kreizler tries to connect the evidence left behind by the serial killer. Kreizler takes Moore, Sara, Marcus and Lucius to Delmonico's in New York and informs them they're working together to catch the killer.

    Director: Jakob Verbruggen

    Writer: N/A

  • Many Sainted Men
    7.7/10 1,686 votes

    #16 - Many Sainted Men

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-03-05

    Kreizler and Moore follow a lead. Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past. Cyrus, Kreizler’s carriage driver, recovers from his injuries. Byrnes and Connor plot against the team.

    Director: Paco Cabezas

    Writer: N/A

  • Labyrinth
    7.7/10 1,137 votes

    #17 - Labyrinth

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-07-26

    All is not what it seems at the Lying-In Hospital as Sara persuades a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors. Kreizler is convinced that hypnosis might unlock the traumatic memories of Senora Linares.

    Director: Clare Kilner

    Writer: N/A

  • The Boy on the Bridge
    7.6/10 2,615 votes

    #18 - The Boy on the Bridge

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-01-22

    A young boy prostitute is butchered on the Williamsburg Bridge, alienist Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore, secretary Sara Howard & police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt investigate outside the law to find a serial killer.

    Director: Jakob Verbruggen

    Writer: N/A