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The Best Episodes of The Exorcist

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

Follow the lives of two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.

Genres:MysteryDrama
Network:FOX

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The best episode of "The Exorcist" is "Darling Nikki", rated 8.6/10 from 944 user votes. It was directed by Jason Ensler and written by Franklin jin Rho. "Darling Nikki" aired on 11/10/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault".

  • Darling Nikki
    8.6/10 944 votes

    #1 - Darling Nikki

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-11-10

    A visit to the foster home carries deadly consequences, as Marcus and Father Tomas attempt to draw the demon out of hiding. Rose finds herself the target of the demon's wrath. And no one suspects that a new danger may be lurking in the woods, waiting for its moment to strike. Meanwhile, Father Bennett and Mouse take the fight directly to the conspiracy as they attempt to hunt down an old adversary.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: Franklin jin Rho

  • Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault
    8.5/10 1,688 votes

    #2 - Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-21

    The exorcism begins; Father Tomas and Father Marcus engage the demon in spiritual welfare, but the demon has a few secrets of its own, as the manipulations begin to drive a wedge between the Rance family.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: David Grimm

  • Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers
    8.5/10 1,418 votes

    #3 - Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-11-18

    Tomas, Marcus and Mother Bernadette race against time to defeat the demon, and the Rance family find themselves drawn into the conflict.

    Director: Louis Shaw Milito

    Writer: Marcus Gardley

  • Chapter Nine: 162
    8.5/10 1,222 votes

    #4 - Chapter Nine: 162

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-12-09

    On the eve of Pope Sebastian's visit to Chicago, Marcus and his companions race to avert a potential tragedy. Tomas is offered a life-changing opportunity, but will the sins of the past endanger his future within the church? Meanwhile, as the Rance family attempts to recover from their most recent ordeal, a new problem threatens to tear them apart.

    Director: Bill Johnson

    Writer: Franklin jin Rho

  • Chapter Ten: Three Rooms
    8.4/10 1,236 votes

    #5 - Chapter Ten: Three Rooms

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-12-16

    Forty years ago, the demon was denied its prize. Now it will stop at nothing to destroy Angela Rance and her family.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: Jeremy Slater

  • One for Sorrow
    8.3/10 942 votes

    #6 - One for Sorrow

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-10-20

    Andy's foster home receives a surprising new addition as he confronts the strange incidents occurring on the island. Meanwhile, Bennett's uneasy partnership with the enigmatic Mouse takes a dark turn.

    Director: So Yong Kim

    Writer: Rebecca Kirsch

  • Unworthy
    8.2/10 802 votes

    #7 - Unworthy

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-12-15

    Everything has led to this moment. As one priest fights for his life in the hospital, another is forced to confront the ghosts of his past. With time running out to save Andy's life, one of the exorcists must make the ultimate sacrifice.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: Jeremy Slater

  • Chapter Three: Let ’Em In
    8.1/10 1,552 votes

    #8 - Chapter Three: Let ’Em In

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-10-07

    Kat struggles to confront the realization that her friend, Julia, is dead. Shopping for a dress to wear to Julia’s memorial service, Casey is given a sexy, expensive and slightly inappropriate dress by a salesman at the store. Seeking permission to conduct an exorcism, Marcus and Tomas take footage from the Rance home to papal emissaries, only to be met with shocking news that will change Marcus' life forever

    Director: Michael Nankin

    Writer: Ryan Drescher

  • Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee
    8.0/10 2,030 votes

    #9 - Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-09-23

    Something is wrong in the Rance household. Angela Rance suspects demonic possession and enlists the help of two priests: the progressive, but naive Father Tomas Ortega and the broken holy warrior, Father Marcus Keane. Together they will be drawn into a nightmare beyond imagination.

    Director: Rupert Wyatt

    Writer: Jeremy Slater

  • Unclean
    8.0/10 846 votes

    #10 - Unclean

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-10-13

    Marcus and Tomas travel to Seattle where they find a young girl targeted by a force of pure evil. Meanwhile, Father Bennett tracks down a rogue church operative named Mouse who is waging a one-woman crusade against the demonic conspiracy.

    Director: Ti West

    Writer: Manny Coto

  • Chapter Six: Star of the Morning
    7.9/10 1,278 votes

    #11 - Chapter Six: Star of the Morning

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-11-04

    The Rance family is engulfed in a firestorm of publicity; Father Tomas finds himself unexpectedly thrusted into the public spotlight, as his search leads him into a terrifying underbelly of the city.

    Director: Jennifer Phang

    Writer: Laura Marks

  • Safe as Houses
    7.9/10 887 votes

    #12 - Safe as Houses

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-10-06

    Tomas and Marcus attempt to finish Cindy's exorcism and escape the wrath of her family. Rose conducts her inspection of Andy Kim's household.

    Director: Deran Sarafian

    Writer: Adam Stein

  • Help Me
    7.9/10 817 votes

    #13 - Help Me

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-11-17

    As the exorcism begins, the fate of the foster home hangs in the balance. This is an adversary unlike anything Marcus and Tomas have ever faced, and in order to save this family, the two of them must journey into the mouth of madness itself.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: N/A

  • Ritual & Repetition
    7.9/10 711 votes

    #14 - Ritual & Repetition

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-12-08

    As the exorcism reaches a critical juncture, Tomas engages the demon in a desperate battle to save Andy's soul. Meanwhile, Marcus and Rose attempt to get the foster children off the island, but the demon has other plans. As the storm of the century descends upon the island, salvation may come from an unlikely source.

    Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Two: Lupus In Fabula
    7.8/10 1,635 votes

    #15 - Chapter Two: Lupus In Fabula

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-30

    When Bishop Egan denies Tomas permission to perform the exorcism on Angela's daughter, Father Marcus breaks out of Saint Aquinas and joins forces with Tomas, though he urges him to get his ex, Jessica, out of his life and heart. The Rance family's relationship with the demon deepens and when Marcus catches Angela stealing holy water, he instructs her on how to use it. On Chicago's south side, a series of bizarre ritual killings begin taking place.

    Director: Michael Nankin

    Writer: Heather Bellson

  • Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast
    7.8/10 1,419 votes

    #16 - Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-14

    Angela grows restless as her daughter's condition continues to deteriorate, and the demon turns its attention toward innocent victims. While Father Tomas is paid a visit by a familiar face from his past, Marcus journeys to an unexpected destination and receives guidance from a most unlikely source. With time quickly running out, the two priests must decide whether to defy the church by performing an unsanctioned exorcism.

    Director: Craig Zisk

    Writer: Adam Stein

  • There but for the Grace of God, Go I
    7.8/10 895 votes

    #17 - There but for the Grace of God, Go I

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-11-03

    As Tomas and Marcus continue to investigate the strange incidents at the foster home, the demon finally makes its presence known. Meanwhile, Andy and Rose take the children on an overnight camping trip, setting them on a collision course with the supernatural presence on the island.

    Director: Alex Garcia Lopez

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter Seven: Father of Lies
    7.7/10 1,207 votes

    #18 - Chapter Seven: Father of Lies

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-11-11

    Casey's disappearance takes a toll on her family; Father Marcus asks for assistance from Mother Bernadette, while dealing with the fallout from the public reveal of Casey's possession; Father Bennett's investigations leads him into danger.

    Director: Tinge Krishnan

    Writer: Charise Castro Smith

  • Janus
    7.7/10 1,037 votes

    #19 - Janus

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-29

    Six months after leaving Chicago, Father Tomas and Marcus Keane's travels lead them to a troubled young woman in rural Montana. On a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle, Andy Kim runs a group home for at-risk foster children, whose lives are disrupted when the state sends a social worker.

    Director: Jason Ensler

    Writer: Heather Bellson

  • A Heaven of Hell
    7.7/10 750 votes

    #20 - A Heaven of Hell

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-12-01

    As Father Bennett and Mouse head west to rendezvous with Marcus and Tomas, new details about Mouse's tragic past comes to light. With time running out to finish the exorcism, one of the foster children is faced with a difficult choice. But the demon has other plans.

    Director: Meera Menon

    Writer: N/A