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The Best Episodes of The Dropout

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

The story of Elizabeth Holmes, the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos. Lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation and once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people's health in grave danger.


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Dropout" is "Heroes", rated 8.1/10 from 867 user votes. It was directed by Erica A. Watson and written by Liz Heldens. "Heroes" aired on 3/31/2022 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Iron Sisters".

  • Heroes
    8.1/10 867 votes

    #1 - Heroes

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-03-31

    Under intense scrutiny from the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth and Sunny double down on defense. Tyler and Erika face a difficult choice.

    Director: Erica A. Watson

    Writer: Liz Heldens

  • Iron Sisters
    7.9/10 867 votes

    #2 - Iron Sisters

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-03-24

    Fresh out of college and newly employed by Theranos, Tyler Schultz and Erika Cheung discover shocking truths about Elizabeth and the company. Richard and Phyllis work with John Carreyrou to build a case against Elizabeth.

    Director: Francesca Gregorini

    Writer: Wei-Ning Yu

  • Old White Men
    7.8/10 973 votes

    #3 - Old White Men

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-03-10

    Walgreens is enticed by Elizabeth to seal the deal on a new partnership with Theranos. Ian tries to investigate what’s going on behind closed doors.

    Director: Michael Showalter

    Writer: Dan LeFranc

  • Lizzy
    7.8/10 841 votes

    #4 - Lizzy

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-04-07

    In the wake of the Wall Street Journal article, Elizabeth and Sunny face a reckoning.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Green Juice
    7.6/10 974 votes

    #5 - Green Juice

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-03-03

    As Theranos rapidly expands, Elizabeth’s technology struggles to keep pace and members of the board become increasingly wary of her secretive behavior. Sunny considers joining the company.

    Director: Michael Showalter

    Writer: Hilary Bettis

  • Flower of Life
    7.6/10 880 votes

    #6 - Flower of Life

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-03-17

    With the Walgreens deadline looming, Elizabeth and Sunny scramble to find solutions to their technological failures. Ian is drawn into Elizabeth’s lawsuit against Richard.

    Director: Francesca Gregorini

    Writer: Liz Hannah

  • Satori
    7.5/10 1,024 votes

    #7 - Satori

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-03-03

    In need of money, Elizabeth brings her fledgling technology to the venture capitalists of Silicon Valley. In Switzerland, she is forced to make a difficult decision.

    Director: Michael Showalter

    Writer: Matt Lutsky

  • I'm in a Hurry
    7.3/10 1,177 votes

    #8 - I'm in a Hurry

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-03-03

    Elizabeth Holmes, an optimistic and determined young woman, drops out of Stanford to found a promising new blood testing startup.

    Director: Michael Showalter

    Writer: Elizabeth Meriwether