The BEST Episodes of American Rust

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Network: Showtime

Explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. When the woman he truly loves sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he's willing to do to protect him.

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#1 - Denmark

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 7, 2021

Harris finally finds the anonymous eyewitness. Lee decides not to return to New York. Billy is returned to the general prison population to face the consequences of his actions. The D.A. may be forced to drop the case.

star 7.94
159 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Dan Futterman
Blue Mountains

#2 - Blue Mountains

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 2021

Billy gets in with a questionable crowd. Isaac travels alone. Harris’ investigation into the anonymous eyewitness continues as a high school football player ODs.

star 7.84
151 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Jaquen Castellanos
Jojo Ameri-Go

#3 - Jojo Ameri-Go

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2021

Harris races the clock in his search for the anonymous eyewitness. Lee seeks professional advice about whom to protect. Harris’ old Pittsburgh PD partner pays him a visit.

star 7.79
164 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Jaquen Castellanos
St. Sebastian

#4 - St. Sebastian

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 2021

Isaac is taken in by a kind stranger. Grace's union drive is put to the test. Billy fires his public defender. Harris realizes what he has to do.

star 7.78
147 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Adam Rapp
My Name Is Billy

#5 - My Name Is Billy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 2021

Isaac befriends someone who teaches him the rules of the road. The sheriff searches for evidence in Billy and Grace’s trailer. Billy tells Lee what happened in the steel mill.

star 7.67
189 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Álvaro Rodríguez
Debt Collection

#6 - Debt Collection

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 2021

Alejandro learns of Lee's history with Billy. Isaac turns his first trick solo. Harris travels back to Pittsburgh with his old partner to repay a debt.

star 7.64
172 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Charly Evon Simpson
Happy Returns

#7 - Happy Returns

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2021

Harris’ investigation continues. Isaac leaves town. Billy and Lee reunite as Buell celebrates a shotgun wedding.

star 7.61
228 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Adam Rapp
Forgive Us Our Trespasses

#8 - Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 2021

Grace enlists help in her effort to unionize the dressmakers. The sheriff gets an anonymous tip about the murder in the steel mill.

star 7.54
195 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Céline C. Robinson
The Mill

#9 - The Mill

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 2021

In a small rust belt town in southwest Pennsylvania, Chief of Police Del Harris investigates after a dead body turns up in an abandoned steel mill.

star 7.43
276 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Dan Futterman