The BEST episodes of A Friend of the Family

Every episode of A Friend of the Family ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of A Friend of the Family!

The harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend.” The Brobergs — devoted to their faith, family, and community — were utterly unprepared for the sophisticated tactics their neighbor used to exploit their vulnerabilities, drive them apart, and turn their daughter against them.

Last Updated: 10/27/2023Network: PeacockStatus: Ended
141 votes

#1 - Revelation

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/10/2022

With Jan home, Bob and Mary Ann take steps toward healing, but as her 16th birthday approaches and the mission reaches its do-or-die moment, Jan prepares for the worst.

Directors: Lauren Wolkstein
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Outer Darkness
137 votes

#2 - Outer Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/3/2022

Mary Ann prepares for a high-stakes showdown; Pete works double time to find Jan, disobeying direct orders; worn down by fear and secrecy, Jan nears a breaking point.

Directors: Jamie Travis
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The Great Deceiver
145 votes

#3 - The Great Deceiver

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/27/2022

Jan goes missing again and the FBI's hands are tied, but the Brobergs press on in their search for answers; the case takes a heavy toll on Pete as he digs deeper into B.'s past; Jan learns to blend in a strange new environment.

Directors: Jamie Travis
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The Gift of Tongues
169 votes

#4 - The Gift of Tongues

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/2022

The Berchtolds and Brobergs grow closer, but as Mary Ann and the girls fall under the spell of their fun-loving neighbor, Bob sees him as a threat.

Directors: Eliza Hittman
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Son of Perdition
146 votes

#5 - Son of Perdition

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/20/2022

In Jackson Hole, Jan finds herself overwhelmed by the demands of the mission; Bob and Mary Ann organize an aggressive legal strategy to bring her home.

Directors: Steven Piet
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The Mission
192 votes

#6 - The Mission

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2022

The search for Jan escalates as the Brobergs call in the FBI; Jan is tasked with a disturbing life-or-death responsibility.

Directors: Rachel Goldberg
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The Bitter Cup
166 votes

#7 - The Bitter Cup

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/2022

When the Brobergs' marriage is thrown into jeopardy, Bob and Mary Ann must face the terrible consequences of their mistakes; B. strengthens his sinister hold over Jan.

Directors: Steven Piet
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Articles of Faith
160 votes

#8 - Articles of Faith

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/6/2022

The Brobergs fight to restore normalcy as they prepare to face B. in court; Jan's anxiety about the mission snowballs with time; Mary Ann's unanswered questions about Mexico and growing disconnect with Bob lead her to a gut-wrenching decision.

Directors: Rachel Goldberg
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Horseback Riding in American Falls
225 votes

#9 - Horseback Riding in American Falls

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2022

A trusted family friend picks up Jan after school to go horseback riding, but as nightfall looms and they're still not home, what seemed like a casual afternoon slowly turns nightmarish.

Directors: Eliza Hittman
Writer: Nick Antosca
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