The BEST Episodes of American Vandal

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 26, 2020

Network: Netflix

A high school is rocked by an act of vandalism, but the top suspect pleads innocence and finds an ally in a filmmaker. A satirical true crime mystery.

The Dump

#1 - The Dump

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

Who is the Turd Burglar, and why did they do it? Are Peter and Sam still chasing the truth, or has it been right under their nose the whole time?

star 8.11
258 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus
Clean Up

#2 - Clean Up

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

Peter is forced to reckon with his actions and attempts to learn lessons in the aftermath of the documentary. But the investigation might not be over.

star 8.00
488 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Climax

#3 - Climax

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

Peter and Sam follow a lead that could reveal the vandal’s primary target, and a new theory gives them hope that they may finally solve the case.

star 7.89
471 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Sh*t Storm

#4 - Sh*t Storm

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

A student's sudden lack of cooperation slows the investigation, but an incident in the school parking lot sends Peter and Sam down a new path.

star 7.84
236 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Jess Meyer
Premature Theories

#5 - Premature Theories

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

After the documentary goes viral, Peter deals with publicity and sorts through various fan theories. Video evidence from a party provides new clues.

star 7.68
495 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Gag Order

#6 - Gag Order

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

As Peter and Sam continue to gather information, they run afoul of the school administration and could lose access. Dylan prepares for his trial.

star 7.66
480 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
All Backed Up

#7 - All Backed Up

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

An interview with a former St. Bernardine student gives the guys confidence that they're on the right track with their most recent theory.

star 7.62
235 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Jaboukie Young-White
Wiped Clean

#8 - Wiped Clean

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

A former janitor becomes a potential key witness, but Peter and Sam struggle to track him down. Meanwhile, they examine a student trip to Costa Rica.

star 7.50
241 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Amy Pocha, Seth Cohen
Sh*t Talk

#9 - Sh*t Talk

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

As Sam and Peter comb through digital clues, they hope a technology glitch might open up some new leads. But a low-tech discovery leaves them reeling.

star 7.46
246 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Mark Stasenko
The Brownout

#10 - The Brownout

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

Peter and Sam travel to a prestigious private high school in Bellevue, Washington, to document the story of a filthy vandal called the "Turd Burglar."

star 7.45
296 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Growing Suspicion

#11 - Growing Suspicion

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

Peter takes a close look at the "Morning Show Nine," a group of students -- including Peter and Sam -- who had access to the missing security footage.

star 7.42
507 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Nailed

#12 - Nailed

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

Peter scrutinizes the motives of Ms. Shapiro, the Spanish teacher who testified against Dylan. Another teacher makes a surprising accusation.

star 7.39
545 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Leaving a Mark

#13 - Leaving a Mark

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

As Peter learns more about basketball star DeMarcus Tillman, he uncovers evidence of athletes getting preferential treatment at St. Bernardine.

star 7.39
259 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus
A Limp Alibi

#14 - A Limp Alibi

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

Key witness Alex Trimboli's account of the incident comes under fire when other students doubt his boasts of drunkenness and sexual exploits.

star 7.38
606 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
#2

#15 - #2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 2018

Peter and Sam highlight Kevin McClain and his friendships as they start to break down the version of events supported by the school and police.

star 7.37
269 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Lagana
Hard Facts: Vandalism and Vulgarity

#16 - Hard Facts: Vandalism and Vulgarity

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2017

When senior class clown Dylan Maxwell is expelled for vandalism, sophomore Peter Maldonado begins an investigation that questions Dylan's guilt.

star 7.28
781 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda