The BEST episodes directed by Barry Jenkins

Chapter V
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8.04
501 votes

#1 - 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.

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Chapter 9: Indiana Winter
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7.85
131 votes

#2 - 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.

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Chapter 1: Georgia
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7.43
260 votes

#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.

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Chapter 3: North Carolina
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7.42
166 votes

#4 - 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.

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Chapter 2: South Carolina
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7.41
207 votes

#5 - 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.

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Chapter 10: Mabel
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7.35
119 votes

#6 - 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.

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Chapter 5: Tennessee - Exodus
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7.34
146 votes

#7 - 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.

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Chapter 6: Tennessee - Proverbs
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7.17
145 votes

#8 - 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.

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Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn
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7.13
125 votes

#9 - 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.

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Chapter 4: The Great Spirit
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6.94
155 votes

#10 - 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.

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Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs
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6.83
132 votes

#11 - Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs

The Underground Railroad - Season 1 - Episode 7

Let the fire burn.

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