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The Best Episodes of The Tunnel

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

The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. They later learn that the killer—who comes to be nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist"—is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process

Genres:Action & AdventureCrimeDramaMystery

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Tunnel" is "Episode 4", rated 8.5/10 from 297 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Episode 4" aired on 3/14/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 7".

  • Episode 4
    8.5/10 297 votes

    #1 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-03-14

    Karl and Elise receive a tip-off from a woman they believe knows Robert Fournier's whereabouts. But can she be trusted?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.3/10 263 votes

    #2 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-03-28

    The team are forced to strike a deal with Vanessa. Meanwhile, someone tries to warn Karl off the case and Elise crosses a line she may quickly come to regret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.3/10 280 votes

    #3 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-03-28

    A lethal attack is launched and Elise and Karl's lives are thrown into jeopardy as the second series of the gripping crime drama ends in a nail-biting showdown.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    8.3/10 352 votes

    #4 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-01-18

    In the final episode, Karl and Elise face a tense and gripping showdown with the Pied Piper, while the truth about the Moreau abduction is revealed at last.

    Director: Gilles Bannier

    Writer: Emilia di Girolamo

  • Episode 6
    8.2/10 268 votes

    #5 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-03-21

    An anonymous package gives Karl his biggest breakthrough in the case yet. Plus, the investigating team receive a clear and violent warning.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 9
    8.1/10 301 votes

    #6 - Episode 9

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-12-09

    In the cross-Channel crime thriller's penultimate instalment, events take a nasty turn for Karl as police get within a hair's breadth of catching the killer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.1/10 363 votes

    #7 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-03-07

    Elise Wasserman and Karl Roebuck investigate when a couple are abducted from the Channel Tunnel in front of their young daughter. Events take a dramatic turn when a plane crashes into the Channel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.1/10 291 votes

    #8 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-03-07

    The hunt for Madeleine becomes a matter of international urgency but Elise's investigation slows as she is forced to keep new evidence from Karl. Further links between the abduction and plane clash are discovered.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.1/10 273 votes

    #9 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-03-14

    As the investigation continues and terrorists plan a further attack in France, a man comes forward with links to Robert. Elise uncovers disturbing facts about Eryka's past and Karl follows a hunch.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.0/10 297 votes

    #10 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-12-02

    French police capture but then lose the prime suspect before Elise mysteriously disappears. As Karl searches Danny's flat, things start to fall into place.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 10
    8.0/10 335 votes

    #11 - Episode 10

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-12-09

    The tense crime drama comes to an unmissable climax as Karl falls apart when the Truth Terrorist's change of direction becomes too much to bear.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.0/10 264 votes

    #12 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-03-21

    An unexpected revelation threatens to turn Karl's life upside-down. Meanwhile, Eryka reaches out to Elise and Rosa offers the team a cryptic clue.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.0/10 314 votes

    #13 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-12-14

    A burning fishing boat found on the Channel turns into a new case for Karl and Elise in the third and final chapter of the series.

    Director: Anders Engström

    Writer: Emilia di Girolamo

  • Episode 3
    8.0/10 243 votes

    #14 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-12-28

    The investigation steps up when Winnie is sent a live rat in a box, with a set of co-ordinates leading to the Pied Piper’s latest victim. Meanwhile, Karl’s disapproval turns to concern when he learns the extent of Elise’s distress over the Moreau case. In English and French

    Director: Anders Engström

    Writer: Jamie Crichton

  • Episode 5
    8.0/10 230 votes

    #15 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-01-11

    Karl makes a foreboding discovery at Elise’s apartment, and the pattern of missing people continues.

    Director: Gilles Bannier

    Writer: Emilia di Girolamo

  • Episode 7
    7.9/10 304 votes

    #16 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-11-27

    Police think they may finally have a lead as the serial killer's actions escalate in his fifth and final 'truth', inciting mob violence in England and France.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    7.8/10 300 votes

    #17 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-11-20

    As the killer's incendiary fourth truth begins, Karl and Elise's suspicions fall on Stephen Beaumont. A manhunt begins, but is he the correct suspect?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    7.8/10 256 votes

    #18 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-12-21

    A shocking discovery is made at an immigration removal centre alongside a sinister animation containing a hidden message.

    Director: Anders Engström

    Writer: Louise Ironside

  • Episode 4
    7.8/10 243 votes

    #19 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-01-04

    As a young mother-to-be helps Karl and Elise with their enquiries a new development threatens to tear the pair's partnership apart.

    Director: Gilles Bannier

    Writer: John Jackson

  • Episode 3
    7.7/10 336 votes

    #20 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-30

    The police face a race against time to identify and capture the killer as he steps up his campaign, targeting a further elderly victim in his 'moral' crusade.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    7.7/10 317 votes

    #21 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-11-06

    Karl and Elise battle to locate an elderly soldier before he freezes to death at the hands of the killer. Meanwhile, runaway teen Sophie puts her trust in Benji.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    7.6/10 438 votes

    #22 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-10-16

    British and French detectives are brought together when a body is discovered inside the Channel Tunnel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    7.6/10 354 votes

    #23 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-10-23

    While the killer's second 'truth' unfolds, Stephen Beaumont crosses the paths of Karl and Elise once more.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    7.6/10 312 votes

    #24 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-11-13

    The Truth Terrorist's third truth begins as Benji carries out his Samurai mission. The police hope to use teenage runaway Sophie to help trap the killer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A