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The Best Episodes of Vigil

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

The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.

Genres:DramaCrime
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Vigil" is "Episode 5", rated 8/10 from 870 user votes. It was directed by Isabelle Sieb and written by N/A. "Episode 5" aired on 9/19/2021 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 1".

  • Episode 5
    8.0/10 870 votes

    #1 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-09-19

    Vigil is forced into lockdown as disaster strikes. With communication lost, Kirsten desperately hunts for clues to the source of the threat to Vigil.

    Director: Isabelle Sieb

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    7.8/10 1,223 votes

    #2 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-08-29

    When a crew member is found dead aboard the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, Detective Amy Silva is flown out to investigate.

    Director: James Strong

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 2
    7.8/10 971 votes

    #3 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-08-30

    With Vigil in danger, Amy must fight to continue her investigation. Meanwhile, Kirsten’s enquiries lead to tragedy.

    Director: James Strong

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 3
    7.7/10 871 votes

    #4 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-09-05

    Kirsten’s investigation takes her into the heart of Scottish politics, but when she unearths a navy cover-up, it leaves Amy questioning who she can trust on Vigil.

    Director: James Strong

    Writer: Ed MacDonald

  • Episode 4
    7.6/10 869 votes

    #5 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-09-12

    Kirsten closes in on the killer, but their capture reveals the grave threat that Vigil faces. On the submarine, Amy makes a terrifying discovery.

    Director: Isabelle Sieb

    Writer: Chandni Lakhani

  • Episode 6
    7.6/10 843 votes

    #6 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-09-26

    Amy is trapped and running out of time, but will assistance arrive too late? On land, Kirsten chases down the traitor’s accomplice. When the traitor on Vigil puts their plans into action, the crew are forced to fight for their lives.

    Director: Isabelle Sieb

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    7.4/10 471 votes

    #7 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-12-10

    When a weapons test turns deadly, with allies from the Middle East among the dead, all eyes are on DCI Amy Silva, who tries to ignore the politics to get to the truth.

    Director: Andy de Emmony

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 5
    7.3/10 322 votes

    #8 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-12-18

    In the aftermath of a brutal rescue mission, Amy is questioning everything. Kirsten begs her to come home, but Amy can’t let go of her suspicions.

    Director: Andy de Emmony

    Writer: Ryan O’Sullivan, Matilda Wnek

  • Episode 2
    7.2/10 382 votes

    #9 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-12-11

    After Amy and Kirsten battle for their lives against an armed killer, Amy follows a new lead to the Middle East. She discovers someone on the airbase was complicit in the attack.

    Director: Andy de Emmony

    Writer: Tom Edge

  • Episode 3
    7.2/10 355 votes

    #10 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-12-12

    When an officer is stabbed on base, Eliza warns Amy to get control of her investigation. Meanwhile, Kirsten uncovers key evidence linking a squadron member to the attack.

    Director: Joss Agnew

    Writer: James Smythe

  • Episode 4
    7.2/10 342 votes

    #11 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-12-17

    Amy and Eliza are held hostage by the dissidents at the heart of the investigation, who demand their help to infiltrate the base. Kirsten will do anything to find Amy.

    Director: Andy de Emmony

    Writer: Maryam Hamidi

  • Episode 6
    7.2/10 339 votes

    #12 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-12-19

    Amy finally discovers the full scale of the conspiracy, and she must decide if she is prepared to risk everything to find those responsible.

    Director: Joss Agnew

    Writer: Tom Edge