The BEST episodes of Altered Carbon

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

After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.

Last Updated: 12/15/2023Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
The Killers
4026 votes

#1 - The Killers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/2/2018

As a cornered Kovacs braces for a final showdown in the sky, a new hero emerges and more buried secrets come to light.

Directors: Peter Hoar
Watch Now:Amazon
Man with My Face
4161 votes

#2 - Man with My Face

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/2/2018

With Ortega's fate hanging in the balance, Kovacs drops a bombshell on the Bancrofts. Later, he comes face to face with an unsettling opponent.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Watch Now:Amazon
Rage in Heaven
3973 votes

#3 - Rage in Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/2/2018

After a devastating rampage, Kovacs and his allies hatch a bold -- and very risky -- scheme to infiltrate Head in the Clouds.

Directors: Peter Hoar
Watch Now:Amazon
The Wrong Man
4371 votes

#4 - The Wrong Man

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/2/2018

After learning his sleeve's identity, Kovacs demands the full story from Ortega. A tip from Poe leads to a major breakthrough in the Bancroft case.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Watch Now:Amazon
Clash by Night
4064 votes

#5 - Clash by Night

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/2/2018

His world rocked, Kovacs requests a dipper to help him sew up the Bancroft case quickly. Ortega races to identify the mystery woman from Fight Drome.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writer: Brian Nelson
Watch Now:Amazon
Nora Inu
4097 votes

#6 - Nora Inu

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/2/2018

As Kovacs reconnects with a figure from his past, his tangled history with the Protectorate, the Uprising and Quell plays out in flashbacks.

Directors: Andy Goddard
Watch Now:Amazon
Force of Evil
4470 votes

#7 - Force of Evil

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/2018

Tortured by his captor, Kovacs taps into his Envoy training to survive. Ortega springs a surprise on her family for Día de los Muertos.

Directors: Alex Graves
Watch Now:Amazon
Broken Angels
1653 votes

#8 - Broken Angels

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/2020

With the fate of the whole planet on the line, Kovacs, Quell and team race to find Konrad Harlan and stop a catastrophic blast of Angelfire.

Watch Now:Amazon
Bury Me Dead
1652 votes

#9 - Bury Me Dead

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/27/2020

As Quell reconnects to her past at Stronghold, she leads the clone into an underground chamber teeming with secrets. Harlan shows her true colors.

Directors: Jeremy Webb
Watch Now:Amazon
In a Lonely Place
4632 votes

#10 - In a Lonely Place

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/2/2018

Kovacs recruits an unlikely partner to watch his back during a banquet at the Bancroft home, where Ortega oversees the night's grisly entertainment.

Directors: Nick Hurran
Writer: Brian Nelson
Watch Now:Amazon
Experiment Perilous
1608 votes

#11 - Experiment Perilous

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/27/2020

When Quell's sleeve begins to shut down, Poe and Ms. Dig send her into VR. Kovacs finally learns the truth about her deadly rampages.

Out of the Past
5896 votes

#12 - Out of the Past

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/2/2018

Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
Watch Now:Amazon
Fallen Angel
5042 votes

#13 - Fallen Angel

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/2/2018

While Kovacs tracks down a man who sent Bancroft a death threat, Lt. Ortega bends the rules to keep tabs on his whereabouts.

Directors: Nick Hurran
Watch Now:Amazon
Nightmare Alley
1784 votes

#14 - Nightmare Alley

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/27/2020

Kovacs contends with ghosts from his past as he's tortured by Carrera. Poe seeks help from a fellow AI. Trepp gets a lead on the man she's after.

Directors: M.J. Bassett
Shadow of a Doubt
1705 votes

#15 - Shadow of a Doubt

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/27/2020

While the planet celebrates Harlan's Day, Kovacs hatches an escape plan. Quell pieces together fragments of her life. Poe faces a reckoning.

Directors: M.J. Bassett
Writer: Sang Kyu Kim
I Wake Up Screaming
1691 votes

#16 - I Wake Up Screaming

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/27/2020

Carrera sends his secret weapon on a deadly mission. Kovacs and Trepp smuggle Quell out of the city. Poe takes a risky trip into virtual reality.

Directors: Jeremy Webb
Payment Deferred
1853 votes

#17 - Payment Deferred

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/27/2020

Carrera takes charge of the murder investigation. Kovacs sets out to find Axley's bounty hunter. Poe's memory glitches worsen.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
Watch Now:Amazon
Phantom Lady
2134 votes

#18 - Phantom Lady

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/27/2020

Thirty years after the Bancroft case, a Meth tracks down Kovacs to offer him a job, a high-tech sleeve and a chance to see Quellcrist Falconer again.

Directors: Ciaran Donnelly