The BEST Episodes of Altered Carbon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Network: Netflix

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.

The Killers

#1 - The Killers

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.25
3,979 votes
Directors: Peter Hoar
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Nevin Densham
Man with My Face

#2 - Man with My Face

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.08
4,154 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Nevin Densham
Rage in Heaven

#3 - Rage in Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 2, 2018

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

star 8.04
3,929 votes
Directors: Peter Hoar
Writers: Garrett Lerner, Russell Friend
The Wrong Man

#4 - The Wrong Man

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.04
4,377 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Nevin Densham
Clash by Night

#5 - Clash by Night

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.03
4,025 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Brian Nelson
Nora Inu

#6 - Nora Inu

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.94
4,068 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Casey Fisher, Nevin Densham
Broken Angels

#7 - Broken Angels

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.94
1,355 votes
Writers: Alison Schapker, Elizabeth Padden
Force of Evil

#8 - Force of Evil

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.92
4,477 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Garrett Lerner, Russel Friend
Bury Me Dead

#9 - Bury Me Dead

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.84
1,374 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Adam Lash, Cori Uchida
Experiment Perilous

#10 - Experiment Perilous

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.78
1,333 votes
Writers: Nevin Densham
In a Lonely Place

#11 - In a Lonely Place

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.74
4,652 votes
Directors: Nick Hurran
Writers: Brian Nelson
Nightmare Alley

#12 - Nightmare Alley

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.66
1,492 votes
Directors: M.J. Bassett
Writers: Michael R. Perry
Out of the Past

#13 - Out of the Past

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.64
5,958 votes
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis
Fallen Angel

#14 - Fallen Angel

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.64
5,068 votes
Directors: Nick Hurran
Writers: Steve Blackman
Shadow of a Doubt

#15 - Shadow of a Doubt

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.58
1,426 votes
Directors: M.J. Bassett
Writers: Sang Kyu Kim
I Wake Up Screaming

#16 - I Wake Up Screaming

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.50
1,404 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Cortney Norris
Payment Deferred

#17 - Payment Deferred

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 27, 2020

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

star 7.49
1,550 votes
Phantom Lady

#18 - Phantom Lady

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.32
1,796 votes
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis