The Best Episodes Directed by Johan Renck

Vichnaya Pamyat

#1 - Vichnaya Pamyat

Chernobyl Season 1 - Episode 5

Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

star 9.02
6206 votes
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Please Remain Calm

#2 - Please Remain Calm

Chernobyl Season 1 - Episode 2

With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

star 8.59
6720 votes
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Open Wide, O Earth

#3 - Open Wide, O Earth

Chernobyl Season 1 - Episode 3

Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination; Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

star 8.43
6362 votes
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The Happiness of All Mankind

#4 - The Happiness of All Mankind

Chernobyl Season 1 - Episode 4

Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris. Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

star 8.40
6153 votes
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#5 - 1:23:45

Chernobyl Season 1 - Episode 1

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

star 8.35
7336 votes
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#6 - Hermanos

Breaking Bad Season 4 - Episode 8

Skyler develops an unusual solution to her money troubles. Hank enlists Walt to investigate a theory. Walt’s impatience with Jesse grows.

star 8.17
11822 votes
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Trust Me

#7 - Trust Me

Bates Motel Season 1 - Episode 4

Norma deals with distractions as her suspicions grow about certain town residents.

star 8.01
2128 votes
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Close to the Metal

#8 - Close to the Metal

Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 - Episode 4

As Cameron nears completion of the BIOS, a crisis threatens the project's future and requires all hands on deck to save the machine.

star 7.98
1978 votes
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#9 - Vatos

The Walking Dead Season 1 - Episode 4

While still in search of Merle, the group tries to retrieve the bag of guns but are attacked by several living men who are also after the weapons. The group manages to grab the injured attacker; however, several of the attackers escape and take Glenn hostage. Back at camp a large group of walkers venture up the hill and take the survivors by surprise.

star 7.87
16101 votes
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#10 - Mas

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 5

Gus increases his efforts to lure Walt back into business, forcing a rift between Walt and Jesse. Skyler doubts her new relationship. Marie confides in Skyler about her concern for Hank's well-being.

star 7.81
13082 votes
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#11 - Dispossessed

Vikings Season 1 - Episode 3

A monastery in Lindesfarne is about to get a firsthand look at how the Vikings operate. In and out in a flurry of violence and terror, Ragnar and his crew raid the monastery for everything it contains, from treasure to monks who can be sold as slaves. Unable to ignore the riches this unsanctioned journey has returned, Earl Haraldson has no choice but to agree to let these warriors undertake a second trip out. The West has now been opened for the taking by Ragnar Lothbrok, and the world of the Vikings will never be the same.

star 7.71
8997 votes
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#12 - Breakage

Breaking Bad Season 2 - Episode 5

Tensions and bills mount at the White household. Hank makes progress at work, but struggles with some residual effects from his encounter with Tuco. Jesse takes charge and assembles a crew of dealers to get their product out on the streets.

star 7.71
13582 votes
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Wrath of the Northmen

#13 - Wrath of the Northmen

Vikings Season 1 - Episode 2

The stage is set for the first journey west by Ragnar Lothbrok as he gathers a crew willing to risk their lives to travel into the unknown. Earl Haraldson's paranoia reaches new heights as it becomes apparent that trust is hard to come by in this dark era.

star 7.64
9420 votes
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Rites of Passage

#14 - Rites of Passage

Vikings Season 1 - Episode 1

In 8th century Scandinavia, Ragnar Lothbrok is a warrior and a farmer who dreams of finding riches by bucking the tradition of raiding to the east. Ragnar has been working in secret on a project that will turn the Viking world on its head. But first Ragnar must convince the leader of his community, the powerful Earl Haraldson, who is none too happy to share in the renown that this journey could bring to Ragnar if it's successful.

star 7.58
11301 votes
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Part 2

#15 - Part 2

Bloodline Season 1 - Episode 2

An accident exposes old wounds, complicating the already difficult situation between Danny and his family.

star 7.43
1241 votes
Part 1

#16 - Part 1

Bloodline Season 1 - Episode 1

Trouble starts when oldest son Danny Rayburn comes home for the 45th anniversary celebration of his parents' hotel in the Florida Keys' Islamorada.

star 7.23
1593 votes