The BEST Episodes of 13 Reasons Why

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2020

Network: Netflix

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Tape 7, Side A

#1 - Tape 7, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 31, 2017

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

star 8.40
3,739 votes
Writers: Brian Yorkey
Tape 6, Side B

#2 - Tape 6, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.18
3,493 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Elizabeth Benjamin
Tape 6, Side A

#3 - Tape 6, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.17
3,649 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Diana Son
Tape 5, Side B

#4 - Tape 5, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.00
3,471 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Nathan Jackson
Tape 5, Side A

#5 - Tape 5, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.97
3,484 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Hayley Tyler
Bryce and Chloe

#6 - Bryce and Chloe

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 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.

star 7.95
1,262 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Marissa Jo Cerar, Thomas Higgins
The Box of Polaroids

#7 - The Box of Polaroids

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 18, 2018

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

star 7.94
1,232 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Brian Yorkey, Hayley Tyler
Tape 4, Side A

#8 - Tape 4, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 31, 2017

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

star 7.88
3,587 votes
Directors: Gregg Araki
Writers: Elizabeth Benjamin
And Then the Hurricane Hit

#9 - And Then the Hurricane Hit

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.88
617 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Allen MacDonald, Hayley Tyler, Helen Shang, M.K. Malone, Thomas Higgins, Trevor Marti Smith
The Missing Page

#10 - The Missing Page

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 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.

star 7.84
1,248 votes
Directors: Kat Candler
Writers: Rohit Kumar
Tape 4, Side B

#11 - Tape 4, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.80
3,613 votes
Directors: Gregg Araki
Writers: Kirk A. Moore
Tape 1, Side A

#12 - Tape 1, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.76
4,945 votes
Directors: Tom McCarthy
Writers: Brian Yorkey
Tape 2, Side B

#13 - Tape 2, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.75
3,760 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Thomas Higgins
Smile, Bitches

#14 - Smile, Bitches

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 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.

star 7.75
1,218 votes
Directors: Kat Candler
Writers: Kirk A. Moore
Tape 3, Side A

#15 - Tape 3, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.73
3,710 votes
Writers: Nic Sheff
Tape 1, Side B

#16 - Tape 1, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.73
4,278 votes
Directors: Tom McCarthy
Writers: Brian Yorkey
In High School, Even on a Good Day, It's Hard to Tell Who's on Your Side

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

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.72
627 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Felischa Marye
Tape 3, Side B

#18 - Tape 3, Side B

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.70
3,598 votes
Writers: Nic Sheff
Tape 2, Side A

#19 - Tape 2, Side A

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.70
3,962 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Diana Son
The Smile at the End of the Dock

#20 - The Smile at the End of the Dock

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.

star 7.68
1,320 votes
Directors: Eliza Hittman
Writers: Julia Bicknell
There Are a Few Things I Haven't Told You

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

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.64
601 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Helen Shang
Bye

#22 - Bye

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 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.

star 7.62
1,280 votes
Writers: Brian Yorkey
The Little Girl

#23 - The Little Girl

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 18, 2018

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

star 7.61
1,269 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Felischa Marye
The World Closing In

#24 - The World Closing In

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.58
614 votes
Directors: Aurora Guerrero
Writers: Allen MacDonald, Brian Yorkey, Hayley Tyler, Rohit Kumar, Thomas Higgins
Graduation

#25 - Graduation

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 5, 2020

Strengthened by the struggles they've endured, the friends say goodbye to high school and look toward the future in an emotional series finale.

star 7.56
395 votes
Directors: Brian Yorkey
Writers: Brian Yorkey