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The Best Episodes of UnREAL

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

Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.

Genres:DramaComedy
Networks:LifetimeHulu

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The best episode of "UnREAL" is "Future", rated 8.3/10 from 340 user votes. It was directed by Peter O'Fallon and written by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Jordan Hawley. "Future" aired on 8/3/2015 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Friendly Fire".

  • Future
    8.3/10 340 votes

    #1 - Future

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-08-03

    Season 1 ends with an unwanted guest returning to the set. Meanwhile, Rachel is betrayed; and Adam makes a decision that changes his life forever.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Jordan Hawley

  • Friendly Fire
    8.3/10 274 votes

    #2 - Friendly Fire

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-08-08

    An unexpected turn could foil Quinn's plans. Rachel stands up to Coleman as his plans to expose Everlasting begin to unfold.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ambush
    8.1/10 260 votes

    #3 - Ambush

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-07-18

    Quinn interferes with Rachel and Coleman's new relationship, Darius decides to take a break from the show with Romeo and Rachel makes a decision with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor stops by the set.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Espionage
    8.0/10 219 votes

    #4 - Espionage

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-08-01

    Coleman tries to convince Rachel to destroy Quinn and Everlasting, but Rachel has an alternative plan. Darius and Jay team up to secure the final contestants. Quinn receives news that changes her perspective.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Truth
    7.9/10 329 votes

    #5 - Truth

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-06-29

    The crew heads to Mississippi for Faith’s hometown date with Adam. Rachel makes a startling discovery about Faith, and enlists the help of Adam to protect her. Jeremy and Rachel take the first step towards mending their friendship. Meanwhile, Quinn sues Chet and Shia takes drastic measures to boost a girl’s popularity.

    Director: Peter Werner

    Writer: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

  • Fly
    7.9/10 314 votes

    #6 - Fly

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-07-06

    Adam gets the chance to meet Mary's family after the show sets up their one-on-one date.

    Director: Peter Werner

    Writer: Alex Metcalf

  • War
    7.9/10 300 votes

    #7 - War

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-06-06

    Quinn promotes Rachel to produce Season 14 of "Everlasting" and she then attempts to change history by casting the first African-American suitor. Chet attempts to reclaim control of the show and sways the suitor's opinion to agree with his vision.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: N/A

  • Casualty
    7.9/10 229 votes

    #8 - Casualty

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-07-11

    Chet supports Rachel as she copes with a traumatic experience. Quinn pursues a new relationship. Rachel makes a shocking discovery about one of the contestants. Darius makes an unexpected decision.

    Director: Shiri Appleby

    Writer: Vince Calandra

  • Princess
    7.8/10 281 votes

    #9 - Princess

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-07-27

    Quinn and Rachel question their future; the final three contestants return to Adam's vineyard.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: Stacy Rukeyser

  • Fugitive
    7.8/10 209 votes

    #10 - Fugitive

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-07-25

    Rachel struggles in the aftermath of an incident with Darius. Quinn works hard to balance everything as things go awry on the set. Chet gets attention from an unlikely source.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Oath
    7.8/10 208 votes

    #11 - Oath

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-02-26

    Quinn brings Rachel back from self-imposed "exile" in a desperate attempt to keep "Everlasting" afloat following the PR nightmare of the previous season; Silicon Valley mogul Serena becomes the new season's female "suitress."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Gestalt
    7.8/10 148 votes

    #12 - Gestalt

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-03-26

    Quinn and Jay's new show pitch to Gary does not go as planned. Rachel confronts her father about her past and rescues him from her mother's control. Serena learns a contestant's secret. Jay's arrangement with Alexi becomes even riskier than before.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • No Limit
    7.8/10 141 votes

    #13 - No Limit

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-07-16

    Quinn's maternal instinct is tested when Chet brings his son to work. The well-being of contestants, their producers, and the show is put at stake as Rachel takes things too far on the set of Everlasting.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Savior
    7.7/10 292 votes

    #14 - Savior

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-07-13

    After a tragedy hits the set, the contestants and everybody behind the scenes are affected.

    Director: Lev L. Spiro

    Writer: Jordan Hawley

  • Two
    7.7/10 284 votes

    #15 - Two

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-07-20

    As the final elimination ceremony approaches, Adam is offered an interesting proposal.

    Director: Lev L. Spiro

    Writer: Elizabeth Benjamin, Alex Metcalf

  • Infiltration
    7.7/10 234 votes

    #16 - Infiltration

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-07-04

    Coleman invites Rachel to the Impact Awards. Quinn is introduced to the new owner of the network. Darius must make a big decision. Jeremy's relationship with Rachel continues to cause problems on the set.

    Director: Janice Cooke

    Writer: Alex Taub

  • Shield
    7.7/10 172 votes

    #17 - Shield

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-03-05

    After a poker game with the contestants leaves Serena the sore winner, Chet decides to teach her how to be the woman that all men want to marry. Quinn makes a connection with one of the contestants after meeting Chet's new swimsuit model girlfriend.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Commitment
    7.7/10 145 votes

    #18 - Commitment

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-04-23

    A life-changing offer from Serena and a shocking discovery about Dr. Simon drive Rachel to strongly question her future at Everlasting. Chet makes an astonishing confession while Quinn takes one final swing at Gary

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Return
    7.6/10 490 votes

    #19 - Return

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-06-01

    A young staffer at a dating competition show is tasked with manipulating relationships among the contestants in order to get dramatic footage for the show.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: N/A

  • Wife
    7.6/10 309 votes

    #20 - Wife

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-06-22

    The girls get upset when a tabloid exposes news about Adam's past. Rachel produces a romantic date at Adam's vineyard. Quinn revisits an old relationship when she realizes she will always be the "other woman" in Chet's life. Jeremy receives a promotion.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: Ariana Jackson

  • Insurgent
    7.6/10 253 votes

    #21 - Insurgent

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-06-13

    Quinn and Chet begin producing two different versions of the show, forcing the crew to choose sides. Rachel fears her new promotion could be at stake, so she takes matters into her own hands and ends up yielding unexpected results.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: Stacy Rukeyser

  • Guerilla
    7.6/10 240 votes

    #22 - Guerilla

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-06-20

    Chet is allowed to produce a more male-skewing version of the show. Quinn decides to prove her own value. Rachel begins to suspect that Darius is hiding a secret. Chet struggles in a custody battle over his son.

    Director: Adam Kane

    Writer: Alex Metcalf

  • Confront
    7.6/10 160 votes

    #23 - Confront

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-03-19

    Rachel is forced to come clean to Serena. Quinn approves Jay's idea for a new show, but must make a potentially dangerous deal with one of the contestants. Rachel revisits a trauma from her dark past and uncovers distressing news.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bluff
    7.6/10 132 votes

    #24 - Bluff

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-07-16

    Rachel and Quinn go head to head as the betrayals pile up and the contestants become fed up.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Relapse
    7.5/10 377 votes

    #25 - Relapse

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-06-08

    A family tragedy strikes one of the girls while Quinn continues to push boundaries and Rachel's old laptop falls into the wrong hands.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: Elizabeth Benjamin