13 Reasons Why

The BEST episodes of 13 Reasons Why

Every episode of 13 Reasons Why ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 13 Reasons Why!

After his classmate and crush Hannah Baker commits suicide, high schooler Clay Jensen discovers a collection of thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah, detailing why she was driven to end her life.

Last Updated: 11/14/2022Network:Netflix
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Tape 7, Side A
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8.41
3293 votes

#1 - Tape 7, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah seeks help from Mr. Porter, the school counselor. Clay plays the new tape for Tony and weighs what to do next.

Writer: Brian Yorkey
Watch Now:Amazon
Tape 6, Side A
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8.19
3192 votes

#2 - Tape 6, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/31/2017

Clay and Hannah grow closer. While Clay spends a heartbreaking night listening to his tape with Tony, tensions boil over at Bryce's house.

Directors: Jessica Yu
Writer: Diana Son
Watch Now:Amazon
Tape 6, Side B
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8.18
3087 votes

#3 - Tape 6, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah winds up at a party after an argument with her parents. The students are served with subpoenas, and Justin wrestles with conflicting loyalties.

Directors: Jessica Yu
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Tape 5, Side B
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8.00
3062 votes

#4 - Tape 5, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/31/2017

A distraught Hannah gets a ride home from the party. Jessica's behavior grows increasingly erratic, and Clay learns the truth behind a tragedy.

Directors: Carl Franklin
Watch Now:Amazon
Tape 5, Side A
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7.98
3058 votes

#5 - Tape 5, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah witnesses a traumatic event at a summertime party. Clay tries to reason with Justin, and Marcus warns him that the worst is yet to come.

Directors: Carl Franklin
Writer: Hayley Tyler
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Bryce and Chloe
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7.93
1275 votes

#6 - Bryce and Chloe

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/18/2018

Chaos erupts at school in the aftermath of Bryce's testimony. Jessica tells Chloe about the clubhouse. Alex's memories come rushing back.

Directors: Jessica Yu
Watch Now:Amazon
The Box of Polaroids
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7.91
1244 votes

#7 - The Box of Polaroids

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/18/2018

Threats against Clay and the others escalate. Tyler faces disciplinary action. Justin testifies about Bryce, putting his own future at risk.

Directors: Jessica Yu
Watch Now:Amazon
Tape 4, Side A
star
7.90
3174 votes

#8 - Tape 4, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/31/2017

Another student sabotages Hannah during a class project. Clay's nightmares about Hannah spill over into the daytime.

Directors: Gregg Araki
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The Missing Page
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7.85
1254 votes

#9 - The Missing Page

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/18/2018

Tyler goes out with Cyrus's sister. Chloe confronts Bryce about the tapes. Jess wonders if she's ready to date again. Mr. Porter wrestles with regret.

Directors: Kat Candler
Writer: Rohit Kumar
Watch Now:Amazon
And Then the Hurricane Hit
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7.82
701 votes

#10 - And Then the Hurricane Hit

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/23/2019

The pressure of Clay’s arrest leads his friends to make risky decisions, and the full story of the brawl that erupted at homecoming emerges.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Tape 4, Side B
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7.81
3165 votes

#11 - Tape 4, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/31/2017

Inspired by a friend's poetry reading, Hannah pours her heart out. Tony confides in Clay about the night of Hannah's death.

Directors: Gregg Araki
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Tape 1, Side A
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7.77
4334 votes

#12 - Tape 1, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2017

As the school mourns the death of Hannah Baker, her friend Clay receives a box of tapes with messages she recorded before she committed suicide.

Directors: Tom McCarthy
Writer: Brian Yorkey
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Tape 2, Side B
star
7.77
3310 votes

#13 - Tape 2, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah thinks someone is stalking her and sets a trap. Hannah's mother confronts the principal and Clay strikes back at someone who wronged Hannah.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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Tape 3, Side A
star
7.74
3267 votes

#14 - Tape 3, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah and Clay connect at the school dance, but a crass rumor ruins the mood. Clay takes Courtney to visit Hannah's grave.

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Tape 1, Side B
star
7.74
3713 votes

#15 - Tape 1, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah makes friends with Jessica and Alex, two other new students. Justin doesn't show up at school, and Hannah's mother finds something troubling.

Directors: Tom McCarthy
Writer: Brian Yorkey
Watch Now:Amazon
Smile, Bitches
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7.73
1233 votes

#16 - Smile, Bitches

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/18/2018

Tony opens up about his past. Sheri devises a plan to get into the clubhouse. Mr. Porter tries to help Justin. Zach and Bryce butt heads.

Directors: Kat Candler
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Tape 3, Side B
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7.71
3183 votes

#17 - Tape 3, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/31/2017

Hannah's date on Valentine's Day doesn't go as planned. Alex gets in a big fight at school and has to face the honor board.

Writer: Nic Sheff
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Tape 2, Side A
star
7.70
3499 votes

#18 - Tape 2, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/31/2017

Jealousy and gossip take a toll on Hannah's relationships. As Alex struggles with feelings regret, the guys pressure Clay into getting drunk.

Directors: Helen Shaver
Writer: Diana Son
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The Smile at the End of the Dock
star
7.67
1330 votes

#19 - The Smile at the End of the Dock

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/18/2018

Clay tries to figure out where the Polaroids were taken. Justin shows up at school. Zach's revelation about Hannah takes everyone by surprise.

Directors: Eliza Hittman
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In High School, Even on a Good Day, It's Hard to Tell Who's on Your Side
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7.66
720 votes

#20 - In High School, Even on a Good Day, It's Hard to Tell Who's on Your Side

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/23/2019

Mr. Porter interviews students about Clay, who pleads his innocence to Mrs. Walker. Learning Porter counseled Bryce, Clay and Ani question his motives.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Bye
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7.63
1299 votes

#21 - Bye

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/18/2018

One month later, Hannah's loved ones celebrate her life and find comfort in each other. Meanwhile, a brutal assault pushes one student over the edge.

Writer: Brian Yorkey
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The Little Girl
star
7.59
1269 votes

#22 - The Little Girl

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/18/2018

When Hannah's parents come under scrutiny, Jessica reaches out to Mrs. Baker. Justin struggles to stay clean. Clay reconnects with Skye.

Directors: Michael Morris
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There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You
star
7.57
697 votes

#23 - There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/23/2019

As the cops close in on Clay -- their main suspect -- violent confrontations at the homecoming game expose that everyone had a reason to kill Bryce.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writer: Helen Shang
The Third Polaroid
star
7.54
1299 votes

#24 - The Third Polaroid

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2018

Alex blows up at Bryce. Someone blackmails Marcus. Clay testifies about a night he and Hannah spent together. Jessica experiences a flashback.

Directors: Michael Morris
Writer: Brian Yorkey
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The World Closing In
star
7.51
709 votes

#25 - The World Closing In

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/23/2019

Hannah's mother returns to town. Urging Clay to protect himself, she reveals that there was more to Tony and Bryce's relationship than Clay knew.

Directors: Aurora Guerrero
Watch Now:Amazon

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