The BEST Episodes of Absentia

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Network: AXN

While hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, an FBI agent disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.


#1 - Accomplice

Season 2 - Episode 10

Emily hits a dead end. Despite this, she follows the remaining shreds of evidence to a wrenching revelation!

star 7.91
225 votes
Directors: Kasia Adamik
Writers: Julia Cooperman

#2 - Committed

Season 2 - Episode 9

Emily learns that Rex was working for someone connected to both her past and her present. Later, Emily is forced to resort to desperate measures.

star 7.79
216 votes
Directors: Kasia Adamik
Writers: Milla Bell-Hart
Original Sin

#3 - Original Sin

Season 1 - Episode 10

Tommy makes a new discovery that puts a new light on the investigation. Emily's past faces the present when she finally meets her captor, and will be like the mouse and the cat. When Nick gets hurt, Emily has to face several situations to save the ones she wants.

star 7.75
453 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Gaia Violo, Matthew Cirulnick
Brave Boy

#4 - Brave Boy

Season 1 - Episode 8

Alice and Flynn are abducted by a mysterious person. Nick suspects that Emily was the one who kidnapped his family and desperately tries to find them. A reporter assaults Jack every time she wants to get exclusive information. Emily tries to get answers from Charles, but has to flee when Nick tries to arrest her. How will the couple act when they meet again?

star 7.65
447 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Elaina Perpelitt

#5 - Boom

Season 2 - Episode 7

Emily and Cal venture off the grid as they track Rex Wolfe deep into lawless territory. Back in the States, Nick struggles to swallow a massive lie.

star 7.65
233 votes
Directors: Adam Sanderson
Writers: Brendan Kelly
Child's Play

#6 - Child's Play

Season 1 - Episode 9

Emily is able to retrieve more information from Charles and hopes that this will be a breakthrough in her research. Will this lead to Flynn? Will she discover the identity of who is after her? Will Tommy and Nick catch Emily and end the case that consumed the former agent’s life?

star 7.65
441 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Kate Powers

#7 - Aggression

Season 2 - Episode 8

Emily is forced to deal with another devastating loss. However, her grief soon transforms into drive when she realises Rex Wolfe was only the tip of the iceberg.

star 7.64
216 votes
Directors: Kasia Adamik
Writers: Logan Slakter
Nobody's Innocent

#8 - Nobody's Innocent

Season 1 - Episode 6

Emily avoids arrest and finds another trace of the investigation. But with the disturbing new evidence, Emily begins to suspect one of her loved ones. Unfortunately, he is the only person who can help Emily figure out the case. Could it be just a little paranoia from Emily, or does she not have anyone to turn to?

star 7.60
470 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Matt Cirulnick
Me You Him Me

#9 - Me You Him Me

Season 1 - Episode 4

The evidence against Emily is too much for the FBI and Boston Police Department to ignore, so they ask her to turn herself in. In the midst of chaos, old feelings come to the surface between Nick and Emily. Emily decides she would rather flee and try to solve the mystery that is ruining her life. Can Emily save her relationship with Flynn? Is it possible for agent Adam Radford to solve this mystery? Can Nick trust Emily anymore?

star 7.57
532 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Antoinette Stella

#10 - Cover

Season 2 - Episode 6

Emily and Cal travel to Moldova to track down the Fentanyl Killer - a task that proves to be more dangerous than anticipated. Meanwhile, Nick is given an order that challenges his moral code.

star 7.56
234 votes
Directors: Adam Sanderson
Writers: Samantha Corbin-Miller
A & B

#11 - A & B

Season 1 - Episode 7

Jack helps save Emily’s life and finds a startling connection with Emily’s childhood. Emily discovers secrets from the past that relate to a childhood friend, Charles. Meanwhile, Tommy arrests Jack for helping Emily. Alice confronts Nick, which puts both her and Flynn in danger.

star 7.54
469 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Antoinette Stella

#12 - Bolo

Season 2 - Episode 5

While investigating the home of the most recent Fentanyl Killer victim, Emily obtains a critical piece of evidence. Meanwhile, Nick's work with a high-profile prisoner turns deadly.

star 7.54
246 votes
Directors: Adam Sanderson
Writers: Julia Cooperman

#13 - Dig

Season 1 - Episode 5

When Detective Gibbs and Nick find an FBI agent who appears to have been murdered by Emily, the hunt for her goes up to a new level. With the help of a clue given to her by Adam Radford, Emily tries to tie all the threads while evading arrest. Nick tries to reconcile with Alice's betrayal. Can Emily save herself? Can Nick keep his family together?

star 7.52
510 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Kate Powers

#14 - Offenders

Season 2 - Episode 4

Emily and Cal's investigation into the Fentanyl Killer points them toward some dangerous and highly skilled suspects. Elsewhere, Nick's manhunt for the Federal Annex attacker heats up.

star 7.52
261 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Milla Bell-Hart
The Emily Show

#15 - The Emily Show

Season 1 - Episode 3

When the testifying witness against Emily is murdered, all signs suggest that the murder was committed by Emily. While Tommy Gibbs and the Boston Police Chief are accusing Emily, she and Nick look for an FBI agent who forced the witness to lie. For Emily, there is suspicion that this agent is the one responsible for her abduction.

star 7.50
564 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Elaina Perpelitt

#16 - Comeback

Season 1 - Episode 1

After years of assuming FBI Agent Emily Byrne was a possible victim of serial killer Conrad Harlow, she is miraculously returned to her family. Emily, however, has to struggle with the mysteries of her captivity and the fact that everyone has moved on without her. Investigating Emily’s disappearance, her husband Nick Durand detects a connection between Emily and a sex trafficker Robert Semerov, who has negative feelings about Emily. When the FBI traces the sex trafficker, suspicion suddenly moves to Emily. Is she still the same person they knew?

star 7.47
773 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Gaia Violo

#17 - Madness

Season 2 - Episode 2

Stunned by new revelations from her past, Emily intensifies her search for the truth. Tensions mount at the FBI as Nick and Julianne race to profile the Federal Annex terrorist.

star 7.45
295 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Brendan Kelly

#18 - Reset

Season 1 - Episode 2

Emily’s alleged serial killer, Conrad Harlow, is being released from jail, and Emily has not come close to solving the mystery of her kidnapping and time in captivity. As Emily struggles to return to normal life, a witness turns up and reinforces the suspicions of Emily. Emily denies the suspicions and is sure the witness is lying and was forced into making a false statement, maybe by someone in the FBI. Will Emily and Nick be able to find out the truth before Emily is again torn from her family?

star 7.44
628 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Matt Cirulnick

#19 - Casualties

Season 2 - Episode 1

Emily Byrne struggles to make sense of her time in captivity and her tumultuous past. Meanwhile, a deadly terrorist attack rocks the heart of Boston.

star 7.42
338 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Samantha Corbin-Miller

#20 - Guilty

Season 2 - Episode 3

Reeling from a shocking loss, Emily returns to the FBI to get answers. Meanwhile, Nick and Julianne fear the terrorist may be ramping up for his next attack.

star 7.38
262 votes
Directors: Oded Ruskin
Writers: Logan Slakter