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The Best Episodes of Under the Banner of Heaven

Every episode of Under the Banner of Heaven ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Under the Banner of Heaven!

A devout detective's faith is tested as he investigates a brutal murder that seems to be connected to an esteemed Utah family's spiral into LDS fundamentalism and their distrust in the government.


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The best episode of "Under the Banner of Heaven" is "Blood Atonement", rated 8.1/10 from 965 user votes. It was directed by Thomas Schlamme and written by Dustin Lance Black, Brandon Boyce. "Blood Atonement" aired on 6/2/2022 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "One Mighty and Strong".

  • Blood Atonement
    8.1/10 965 votes

    #1 - Blood Atonement

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-06-02

    As the details of the murders become clear, Pyre and Taba embark on an interstate manhunt, hoping to catch the killers before they complete their list of those to be "blood atoned."

    Director: Thomas Schlamme

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black, Brandon Boyce

  • One Mighty and Strong
    7.9/10 1,029 votes

    #2 - One Mighty and Strong

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-05-19

    With evidence now pointing squarely toward fundamentalist Mormonism, Pyre turns to LDS Church leaders for guidance but is met with roadblocks. Undeterred, he discovers a list of names Brenda's killers plan to murder next.

    Director: Dustin Lance Black

    Writer: Brandon Boyce

  • Surrender
    7.7/10 1,125 votes

    #3 - Surrender

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-05-05

    The ongoing investigation leads Pyre and Taba into untrod woods where they unearth information that challenges Pyre's own faith, and draw more Laffertys into suspicion and custody.

    Director: Courtney Hunt

    Writer: N/A

  • Revelation
    7.7/10 955 votes

    #4 - Revelation

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-05-26

    New details emerge about Brenda's attempt to reckon with some of the Lafferty family's most extreme members and beliefs, as Pyre and Taba hunt for those who killed Brenda before they can kill again.

    Director: Isabel Sandoval

    Writer: N/A

  • Church and State
    7.6/10 1,006 votes

    #5 - Church and State

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-05-12

    The investigation intensifies after Pyre uncovers details of the Lafferty family's fundamentalist beliefs, sparking a search for missing Lafferty brothers, Ron and Dan, and putting Pyre at odds with his own church leaders.

    Director: Courtney Hunt

    Writer: Gina Welch

  • When God Was Love
    7.5/10 1,552 votes

    #6 - When God Was Love

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-04-28

    Detectives Jeb Pyre and Bill Taba investigate the brutal, sinister murders of an LDS woman, Brenda Wright Lafferty and her baby daughter in Utah’s typically serene Salt Lake Valley in 1984.

    Director: David Mackenzie

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black

  • Rightful Place
    7.5/10 1,291 votes

    #7 - Rightful Place

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-04-28

    With a lead suspect in custody, the investigation uncovers more ominous questions than answers as the hidden history of the once admired Lafferty family is exposed.

    Director: David Mackenzie

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black