The Best Episodes Directed by Barry Jenkins

Chapter 9: Indiana Winter

#1 - Chapter 9: Indiana Winter

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 9

Cora’s presence as a fugitive ignites tensions amongst the Valentine community. Just as she was beginning to make this her home, chaos reigns.

star 8.06
36 votes
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Chapter V

#2 - Chapter V

Dear White People Season 1 - Episode 5

Friends drag Reggie out on the town to stop him from brooding over the revolution and Sam's new beau. But the night takes a harrowing turn.

star 8.03
499 votes
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Chapter 1: Georgia

#3 - Chapter 1: Georgia

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 1

When Caesar convinces Cora to escape from Randall plantation in Georgia their lives are irrevocably changed. They discover the impossible in an underground railroad which takes them on an unexpected journey and reveals the true face of America.

star 7.75
138 votes
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Chapter 5: Tennessee - Exodus

#4 - Chapter 5: Tennessee - Exodus

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 5

Captured by Ridgeway, Cora is forced to travel across the barren inferno of Tennessee. She shares the perilous journey with Jasper, a noble runaway filled with inner-strength.

star 7.65
51 votes
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Chapter 3: North Carolina

#5 - Chapter 3: North Carolina

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 3

Cora reaches a dangerous small town in North Carolina where she must secret away in an abolitionist’s attic while putting everyone’s lives in danger.

star 7.62
77 votes
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Chapter 2: South Carolina

#6 - Chapter 2: South Carolina

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 2

Griffin, South Carolina – a seeming paradise of progress and racial harmony that hides dark secrets, especially the secrets of “Bessie" and "Christian." Meanwhile, bounty hunter Arnold Ridgeway begins his pursuit of Cora.

star 7.62
103 votes
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Chapter 10: Mabel

#7 - Chapter 10: Mabel

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 10

In this tale of motherhood, the beginning is the end is the beginning... for both mother and daughter.

star 7.60
35 votes
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Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn

#8 - Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 8

Royal brings Cora to Valentine Farm, a thriving Black community and vineyard on the bountiful Indiana frontier. Carrying the scars of her journey, Cora struggles to find peace in this new home.

star 7.54
35 votes
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Chapter 4: The Great Spirit

#9 - Chapter 4: The Great Spirit

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 4

A young Arnold Ridgeway comes of age while testing his belief in The Great Spirit.

star 7.34
61 votes
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Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs

#10 - Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 7

Let the fire burn.

star 7.32
38 votes
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Chapter 6: Tennessee - Proverbs

#11 - Chapter 6: Tennessee - Proverbs

The Underground Railroad Season 1 - Episode 6

For Arnold Ridgeway, a journey home reveals that "the past is not past." And a chance encounter with a freedman named Royal gives Cora new hope.

star 7.30
44 votes
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