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The Best Episodes of Wallander

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

This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling books by Henning Mankell.

Genres:DramaCrimeMystery
Networks:BBC OnePBS

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The best episode of "Wallander" is "The Troubled Man", rated 7.7/10 from 699 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Troubled Man" aired on 5/22/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Firewall".

  • The Troubled Man
    7.7/10 699 votes

    #1 - The Troubled Man

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-05-22

    His memory is going to pieces and he is no longer officially on duty, but Wallander draws on all his resources to find Linda’s missing father-in-law, a former top official in the Swedish navy, obsessed with a decades-old submarine mystery. Slowly losing his grip on reality, Wallander is desperate to solve this one last case.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Firewall
    7.5/10 1,390 votes

    #2 - Firewall

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-12-07

    A body is found at a cash point, the apparent victim of a heart attack. Two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime, showing no remorse. Two open and shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing in common, but as Wallander delves deeper into the mystery of why the girls murdered the cab driver, he begins to unravel a plot much more involved complicated than he initially suspected. The two cases become one, and lead to a conspiracy that stretches beyond the borders of Sweden.

    Director: Niall MacCormick

    Writer: N/A

  • One Step Behind
    7.5/10 1,292 votes

    #3 - One Step Behind

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2008-12-14

    Three youngsters are shot dead whilst having a woodland picnic in fancy dress. The corpses are found, and a friend of the victims is also slain, having told Wallander that his workmate was really gay, and that he is a transvestite, and a wholly murderous one, who adds to his toll of dead by killing a further trio of innocents.

    Director: Philip Martin

    Writer: N/A

  • Faceless Killers
    7.4/10 1,060 votes

    #4 - Faceless Killers

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-01-03

    Wallander investigates the brutal slaying of an elderly couple at an isolated farmhouse.

    Director: Hettie Macdonald

    Writer: N/A

  • The Man Who Smiled
    7.4/10 1,013 votes

    #5 - The Man Who Smiled

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-01-10

    Wallander decides to resign from the police after killing a man in the line of duty. A solicitor-friend asks Wallander to investigate the suspicious death of his father in an apparent car accident.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: N/A

  • The Fifth Woman
    7.4/10 983 votes

    #6 - The Fifth Woman

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-01-17

    Wallander investigates the murder of an elderly bird-watcher, found impaled on sharpened bamboo poles. When another man is reported missing, Wallander realise he is looking for a serial killer.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • An Event in Autumn
    7.4/10 942 votes

    #7 - An Event in Autumn

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-07-08

    Wallander moves into a dream home with his new girlfriend. But his happiness is shattered when the skeleton of a girl is discovered in the garden. Wallander must try to get his new life back on track by finding her killer, but the case is not as cold as he thinks.

    Director: Toby Haynes

    Writer: Peter Harness

  • The Dogs of Riga
    7.4/10 904 votes

    #8 - The Dogs of Riga

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-07-15

    After two Eastern European corpses are washed ashore on a raft in Ystad, Wallander travels to Latvia on the hunt for the killers. Thrown into a cold, alien world of police surveillance and lies, Wallander soon finds himself entangled in a web of corruption with no-one to trust.

    Director: Esther Campbell

    Writer: Peter Harness

  • Sidetracked
    7.3/10 1,660 votes

    #9 - Sidetracked

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-11-30

    What connects the shocking suicide of a young woman and the vicious murder of a government minister? Inspector Kurt Wallander's investigation uncovers wrongdoing and corruption that extends to the heart of the Swedish establishment.

    Director: Philip Martin

    Writer: N/A

  • A Lesson in Love
    7.3/10 696 votes

    #10 - A Lesson in Love

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-05-15

    A woman’s knife-slashed corpse leads Wallander on a chase for the victim’s missing daughter, inciting him to a grievous oversight. In his private life, he bonds with Linda’s father-in-law, a retired naval officer, who gets a menacing birthday greeting. Convinced that something is not right with his brain, Wallander sees a doctor.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Before the Frost
    7.2/10 818 votes

    #11 - Before the Frost

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-07-22

    A friend of Wallander's daughter comes begging for his help but then disappears. Meanwhile, an elderly woman's body is found cremated in a shallow grave. Killed by a seemingly religious obsessive, Wallander must catch the culprit before he strikes again.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Peter Harness

  • The White Lioness
    7.1/10 753 votes

    #12 - The White Lioness

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-05-08

    Wallander becomes involved in the search for a missing Swedish woman while in South Africa for a police conference. At the same time, he finds himself experiencing worrisome blackouts and dizzy spells.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A