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The Best Episodes of The Sinner

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

In a small New York town, a haunted detective hunts for answers about perplexing crimes while wrestling with his own demons.

Genres:CrimeDrama
Network:USA Network

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The best episode of "The Sinner" is "Part VII", rated 8.6/10 from 3512 user votes. It was directed by Tucker Gates and written by Liz W. Garcia, Derek Simonds. "Part VII" aired on 9/13/2017 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Part VIII".

  • Part VII
    8.6/10 3,512 votes

    #1 - Part VII

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-13

    Cora finally remembers the night in question.

    Director: Tucker Gates

    Writer: Liz W. Garcia, Derek Simonds

  • Part VIII
    8.4/10 3,281 votes

    #2 - Part VIII

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-09-20

    Cora's fate is determined.

    Director: Tucker Gates

    Writer: Derek Simonds, Jesse McKeown

  • Part I
    8.0/10 4,147 votes

    #3 - Part I

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-08-02

    An unassuming housewife stabs a beachgoer to death, which sparks an investigation and creates confusion in a small town.

    Director: Antonio Campos

    Writer: Derek Simonds

  • Part III
    8.0/10 3,035 votes

    #4 - Part III

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-08-16

    Ambrose unearths a startling secret about Cora that changes the course of the investigation; Mason takes matters into his own hands.

    Director: Antonio Campos

    Writer: Derek Simonds

  • Part IV
    8.0/10 2,956 votes

    #5 - Part IV

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-08-23

    With Ambrose's help, Cora struggles to recover missing memories, which lead Ambrose to a new suspect.

    Director: Brad Anderson

    Writer: Liz W. Garcia, Derek Simonds

  • Part II
    7.9/10 3,256 votes

    #6 - Part II

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-08-09

    Cora tries to block Ambrose's continuing investigation, while Mason struggles to come to terms with secrets from Cora's past.

    Director: Antonio Campos

    Writer: Derek Simonds

  • Part V
    7.9/10 2,863 votes

    #7 - Part V

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-08-30

    After a body is discovered in the woods, the investigation into Cora's past deepens.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Jesse McKeown, Derek Simonds

  • Part VI
    7.8/10 2,830 votes

    #8 - Part VI

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-09-06

    When Ambrose begins to waver, Cora convinces him to take a risk for the case.

    Director: Jody Lee Lipes

    Writer: Tom Pabst, Derek Simonds

  • Part I
    7.8/10 2,496 votes

    #9 - Part I

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-08-01

    A troubled detective returns to his hometown to investigate why a young boy would kill his parents.

    Director: Antonio Campos

    Writer: Derek Simonds

  • Part VII
    7.8/10 1,007 votes

    #10 - Part VII

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-11-24

    Unsure whom to trust, Ambrose hunts down his pursuers.

    Director: Batan Silva

    Writer: Mia Chung

  • Part II
    7.7/10 2,030 votes

    #11 - Part II

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-08-08

    Ambrose and Heather begin to unravel where Julian is from. Julian is thrust into a new world.

    Director: Antonio Campos

    Writer: Ellen Fairey

  • Part VII
    7.7/10 1,741 votes

    #12 - Part VII

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-09-12

    Heather and Ambrose search for Julian.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Part I
    7.7/10 1,652 votes

    #13 - Part I

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-10-13

    Ambrose visits the town of Clark Harbor for a getaway and finds himself at the center of a tragedy.

    Director: Derek Simonds

    Writer: Derek Simonds

  • Part VIII
    7.7/10 1,316 votes

    #14 - Part VIII

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-12-01

    Ambrose exposes the secret that threw Percy's life off course, setting off widespread consequences.

    Director: Monica Raymund

    Writer: Nina Braddock

  • Part III
    7.6/10 1,882 votes

    #15 - Part III

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-08-15

    Heather makes a startling realization about Marin. Vera and Julian are dealt a hard blow.

    Director: John David Coles

    Writer: Bradford Winters

  • Part VI
    7.6/10 1,735 votes

    #16 - Part VI

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-09-05

    Vera reveals Mosswood's past to Ambrose, leading to a turn in Julian's case.

    Director: Brad Anderson

    Writer: Nina Braddock

  • Part IV
    7.5/10 1,834 votes

    #17 - Part IV

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-08-22

    Ambrose returns to Mosswood to confront Vera about the commune's work.

    Director: Jody Lee Lipes

    Writer: Jesse McKeown

  • Part VI
    7.5/10 999 votes

    #18 - Part VI

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-11-17

    A shocking new crime further rattles the town of Clark Harbor; Ambrose and Meg team together.

    Director: Batan Silva

    Writer: Gerald Cuesta

  • Part VIII
    7.4/10 2,003 votes

    #19 - Part VIII

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-09-19

    Heather and Ambrose continue their search for Julian as Marin’s past is unraveled.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Part II
    7.4/10 1,156 votes

    #20 - Part II

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-10-20

    A new suspect leads the investigation into an ongoing feud between the Lams and the Muldoons.

    Director: Adam Bernstein

    Writer: Jonathan Caren

  • Part III
    7.4/10 1,089 votes

    #21 - Part III

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-10-27

    Ambrose heads to the mainland to learn more about Percy's past and uncovers dark family secrets.

    Director: Adam Bernstein

    Writer: Jenny Zhang

  • Part IV
    7.4/10 1,041 votes

    #22 - Part IV

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-11-03

    When the Muldoons push to close the investigation, Ambrose refuses, pushing Sonya to the brink.

    Director: Radium Cheung

    Writer: Piero S. Iberti

  • Part V
    7.3/10 1,747 votes

    #23 - Part V

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-08-29

    As Ambrose zeroes in on a new suspect, a rift develops between him and Heather.

    Director: Cherien Dabis

    Writer: Samir Mehta

  • Part I
    7.3/10 2,377 votes

    #24 - Part I

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-02-06

    Detective Ambrose investigates a tragic yet suspicious car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester.

    Director: Adam Bernstein

    Writer: Derek Simonds

  • Part V
    7.2/10 1,045 votes

    #25 - Part V

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-10

    Ambrose discovers the source of Percy's ritualistic practices and dives deeper into her past.

    Director: Haifaa al-Mansour

    Writer: Kate Roche