The BEST Episodes of Barry

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 29, 2020

Network: HBO

After following his intended target to an acting class, a hitman finds himself intrigued and decides to become an actor and change his life.

ronny/lily

#1 - ronny/lily

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 28, 2019

An encounter that Barry never could have predicted has surprising effects.

star 8.46
981 votes
Directors: Bill Hader
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader
berkman > block

#2 - berkman > block

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 19, 2019

Barry is out for vengeance. Noho Hank faces the looming threat of being sent home. Sally makes a split-second decision on the night of the acting class' big performance. Fuches turns to an unexpected source for help.

star 8.30
854 votes
Directors: Bill Hader
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader
Chapter Eight: Know Your Truth

#3 - Chapter Eight: Know Your Truth

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 13, 2018

Barry vows to give up his life of crime, once and for all. Pazar enlists Vacha's replacement to take care of Fuches. Moss and her team close in on a major arrest with hopes of finally cracking the Madison case. Season Finale

star 8.21
1,296 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader
Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going

#4 - Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 6, 2018

After a deadly shootout at the airstrip, Barry must make a difficult decision to evade capture. Pazar blames Fuches for convincing him to declare war on Cristobal Sifuentes, a ruthless yet civilized Bolivian drug lord. Sally fears her performance in the class production of “Macbeth” will be compromised, ruining her chance to impress another top Hollywood agent.

star 8.11
1,303 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Liz Sarnoff
The Audition

#5 - The Audition

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 12, 2019

Barry prepares for his first audition under Gene's guidance. Sally takes a stand in a meeting with a major TV producer. Noho Hank bares all.

star 8.10
829 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff
What?!

#6 - What?!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 21, 2019

Barry's patience is put to the test when a figure from Sally's past arrives in LA. Gene gets a pleasant surprise and encourages Barry to believe that change is possible.

star 8.05
895 votes
Directors: Liza Johnson
Writers: Duffy Boudreau
The Truth Has a Ring to It

#7 - The Truth Has a Ring to It

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2019

Barry works with Gene to get into character. Sally embraces her truth. Fuches goes on a mission.

star 7.83
857 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Emily Heller
Chapter Six: Listen with Your Ears, React with Your Face

#8 - Chapter Six: Listen with Your Ears, React with Your Face

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 29, 2018

Barry tries to fly solo at a remote airstrip, but Taylor still wants in. Vacha looks to exact revenge on the man who killed his brother, despite Pazar’s hands-off orders. Moss tries to end her association with Gene, but finds herself drawn to his classroom at a critical juncture. Sally lobbies for a major acting challenge.

star 7.80
1,302 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Emily Heller
Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday

#9 - Past = Present x Future Over Yesterday

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 14, 2019

As part of a class project, Gene tasks Barry with revisiting his past, and Sally reflects on her own personal history. Barry offers to provide training to NoHo Hank's men. Fuches finds Barry in an unexpected location.

star 7.78
876 votes
Directors: Minkie Spiro
Writers: Jason Kim
Chapter Five: Do Your Job

#10 - Chapter Five: Do Your Job

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

Barry looks to hit the reset button with Sally, but a scene from “Macbeth” triggers a reaction that pushes them farther apart. Moss moves to interrogate members of Gene’s acting class after a shooting video surfaces. Barry finds himself in a quandary after teaming up with Taylor, a reckless new acquaintance, in a dangerous mission to wipe out a group of Bolivians.

star 7.77
1,348 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Ben Smith
The Show Must Go On, Probably?

#11 - The Show Must Go On, Probably?

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 31, 2019

Barry tries to convince Sally and the class to go ahead with a performance despite the absence of Cousineau, who's grief-stricken after the disappearance of Detective Moss. With Goran gone, NoHo Hank and Cristobal's new partnership faces growing pains and some jealousy issues. Back in Cleveland, Fuches learns that replacement hitmen don't come easy.

star 7.75
989 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader
The Power of No

#12 - The Power of No

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 7, 2019

star 7.64
916 votes
Directors: Hiro Murai
Writers: Taofik Kolade
Chapter One: Make Your Mark

#13 - Chapter One: Make Your Mark

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 25, 2018

Barry is a disillusioned hitman from the Midwest. His handler, Fuches, sends him to LA to execute a hit for the Chechen mob, led by Goran Pazar and his right-hand man, NoHo Hank. Barry’s target: an aspiring actor who is having an affair with Pazar’s wife. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class taught by beloved teacher/guru Gene Cousineau, and is instantly drawn to the group of students, especially Sally. Barry wants to start a new life in the class, but the criminal world won’t let him walk away so easily.

star 7.57
2,087 votes
Directors: Bill Hader
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader
Chapter Three: Make the Unsafe Choice

#14 - Chapter Three: Make the Unsafe Choice

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 8, 2018

A frustrated Barry misses an acting class to honor an obligation. Detectives Moss and Loach try to piece together a murder puzzle. Gene presses Barry to take more risks. Sally is thrown for a loop during an audition, and turns to Barry for comfort. The Chechens rejoice when a legendary assassin arrives.

star 7.52
1,545 votes
Directors: Bill Hader
Writers: Duffy Boudreau
Chapter Four: Commit... to YOU

#15 - Chapter Four: Commit... to YOU

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 15, 2018

Barry finds that distancing himself from Fuches and the Chechens might be harder than he thought. Sally is dismayed to learn that an audition arranged by a prospective agent has strings attached. Gene promises Moss a bombshell, but only over dinner. Barry invites a Marine buddy and his two pals to a party given by his classmate Natalie, where Zach, a rising actor, threatens Barry’s claim on Sally.

star 7.47
1,397 votes
Directors: Maggie Carey
Writers: Sarah Solemani
Chapter Two: Use It

#16 - Chapter Two: Use It

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 1, 2018

In the wake of shocking news, Gene encourages his students to channel their feelings into their work. Resolved to quit his job and put the past behind him, Barry tries not to get pulled back in by Fuches and the Chechens. Sally tries to crack the nut that is Barry.

star 7.39
1,740 votes
Directors: Bill Hader
Writers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader