The BEST Episodes of Alcatraz

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2021

Network: FOX

In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with re-capturing them.

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Tommy Madsen

#1 - Tommy Madsen

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 26, 2012

Revealing doors are opened and lives hang in the balance as Rebecca will stop at nothing in pursuit of the man who killed her partner.

star 7.86
3,529 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Daniel Pyne, Jennifer Johnson
Guy Hastings

#2 - Guy Hastings

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2012

Guy Hastings, an Alcatraz guard, reappears. Although a good man, Hastings is being asked to do bad things and will come face-to-face with an old acquaintance.

star 7.77
4,540 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lilien
Garrett Stillman

#3 - Garrett Stillman

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 26, 2012

Doc and Rebecca close in on a man who may be the key to revealing the secrets behind all the returning criminals. Meanwhile, Hauser makes a discovery beneath the halls of Alcatraz that brings him ever closer to the truth.

star 7.67
3,642 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Coleman Herbert, Leigh Dana Jackson
Paxton Petty

#4 - Paxton Petty

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 13, 2012

When Hauser, Madsen, and Soto track former inmate Paxton Petty, a landmine bomber who has returned and is placing bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to the present.

star 7.67
4,290 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Jennifer Johnson
Clarence Montgomery

#5 - Clarence Montgomery

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 12, 2012

Clarence Montgomery was the only innocent man in Alcatraz, but he's returned and is committing crimes.

star 7.67
3,449 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Leigh Dana Jackson
Webb Porter

#6 - Webb Porter

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 19, 2012

Rebecca, Doc, and Hauser set out to capture musically-inclined serial killer Webb Porter, an unknown ’63 that returns more violent than ever.

star 7.67
3,580 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lilien
Pilot

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 16, 2012

Years ago when the most dangerous prisoners of Alcatraz mysteriously disappeared, they resurface in the present day as part of a larger conspiracy, leaving a police detective, an expert on Alcatraz and an FBI agent to track them down.

star 7.67
6,451 votes
Directors: Danny Cannon
Writers: Bryan Wynbrandt, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien
Cal Sweeney

#8 - Cal Sweeney

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 2012

When a bank robbing criminal returns from the past and things go wrong in the present, Rebecca has to break him out of the hostage-filled bank before people can find out who he is.

star 7.66
4,713 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Robert Hull
The Ames Brothers

#9 - The Ames Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 2012

Herman and Pinky Ames, who almost escaped in 1963, return to Alcatraz in the present day and find something strangely wrong.

star 7.59
2,990 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Robert Hull
Sonny Burnett

#10 - Sonny Burnett

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 5, 2012

Sonny Burnett, a man with a dark side, who became extremely violent while at Alcatraz reappears.

star 7.58
3,713 votes
Kit Nelson

#11 - Kit Nelson

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 23, 2012

When child killer Kit Nelson, a terrifying kidnapper who always returns his victims home - after he's killed them - reappears from the past, the team is in a race against time to catch the man before he kills again.

star 7.56
5,210 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Jennifer Johnson
Ernest Cobb

#12 - Ernest Cobb

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 16, 2012

When a sniper begins targeting young victims, the team is forced to retrace the steps of the past in order to solve this modern day mystery.

star 7.55
5,270 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Alison Balian
Johnny McKee

#13 - Johnny McKee

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 20, 2012

Madsen and Hauser hunt down Johnny McKee, a former Alcatraz inmate and vicious killer with a background in chemistry. It’s a race against time before McKee horrifically poisons more innocent victims. Meanwhile, more details emerge about Madsen’s grandfather.

star 7.45
4,399 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Toni Graphia