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The Best Episodes of The Diplomat

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

In the midst of an international crisis, a career diplomat lands in a high-profile job she’s unsuited for, with tectonic implications for her marriage and her political future.


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The best episode of "The Diplomat" is "The James Bond Clause", rated 8.6/10 from 1991 user votes. It was directed by Alex Graves and written by Debora Cahn. "The James Bond Clause" aired on 4/20/2023 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Lambs in the Dark".

  • The James Bond Clause
    8.6/10 1,991 votes

    #1 - The James Bond Clause

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-04-20

    In London, Hal's actions cause friction as Kate heads to Paris with Dennison to get a handle on the Lenkov situation, which soon takes a shocking turn.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: Debora Cahn

  • Lambs in the Dark
    8.2/10 1,520 votes

    #2 - Lambs in the Dark

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-04-20

    At Winfield, President Rayburn's plans in the Gulf have the staff on edge as tensions between a determined Hal and a strong-willed Kate come to a head.

    Director: Andrew Bernstein

    Writer: Debora Cahn

  • He Bought a Hat
    8.0/10 1,315 votes

    #3 - He Bought a Hat

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-04-20

    As Rayburn's rep takes a hit, Kate drops in on Dennison's private meeting at the UK Foreign Office and learns startling information about the attack.

    Director: Andrew Bernstein

    Writer: Amanda Johnson-Zetterström

  • Keep Your Enemies Closer
    8.0/10 1,179 votes

    #4 - Keep Your Enemies Closer

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-04-20

    After a sit-down with a Russian ambassador leads to new intel and mixed messages, Kate takes a trip to the Oval Office and reconnects with an old friend.

    Director: Alex Graves

    Writer: Peter Noah

  • Some Lusty Tornado
    7.9/10 1,192 votes

    #5 - Some Lusty Tornado

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-04-20

    To appease Trowbridge, Kate seeks Hal's help with a high-profile visitor and consults an informed source in secret as complicated feelings begin to grow.

    Director: Liza Johnson

    Writer: Anna Hagen

  • The Dogcatcher
    7.8/10 1,251 votes

    #6 - The Dogcatcher

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-04-20

    Tempers flare at Chevening House, where an unexpected guest's arrival sends Kate and Dennison scrambling for a resolution. Hal makes a new connection.

    Director: Liza Johnson

    Writer: N/A

  • Don't Call It a Kidnapping
    7.7/10 1,504 votes

    #7 - Don't Call It a Kidnapping

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-04-20

    As new details about the bombing emerge, Kate struggles to see eye-to-eye with Hal. Prime Minister Trowbridge's fiery remarks at a funeral cause a stir.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Peter Noah

  • The Cinderella Thing
    7.6/10 1,765 votes

    #8 - The Cinderella Thing

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-04-20

    After a hostile attack on a British vessel, seasoned diplomat Kate Wyler assumes a new role in the UK that puts her skills — and marriage — to the test.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Debora Cahn