The Best Episodes of American Vandal

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

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

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 8.07
183 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus
Clean Up

#2 - Clean Up

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.03
438 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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Climax

#3 - Climax

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.90
421 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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Sh*t Storm

#4 - Sh*t Storm

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 7.86
165 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Jess Meyer
Gag Order

#5 - Gag Order

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.71
432 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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Premature Theories

#6 - Premature Theories

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.70
447 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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All Backed Up

#7 - All Backed Up

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 7.65
167 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Jaboukie Young-White
The Brownout

#8 - The Brownout

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.50
218 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
Wiped Clean

#9 - Wiped Clean

Season 2 - Episode 5

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
173 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Amy Pocha, Seth Cohen
Growing Suspicion

#10 - Growing Suspicion

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.45
455 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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Sh*t Talk

#11 - Sh*t Talk

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.44
183 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Mark Stasenko
Nailed

#12 - Nailed

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.42
492 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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A Limp Alibi

#13 - A Limp Alibi

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.42
552 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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Leaving a Mark

#14 - Leaving a Mark

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.37
191 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus
#2

#15 - #2

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.35
203 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Lagana
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Hard Facts: Vandalism and Vulgarity

#16 - Hard Facts: Vandalism and Vulgarity

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.32
713 votes
Directors: Tony Yacenda
Writers: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda
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