The BEST episodes of Betrayal

Every episode of Betrayal ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Betrayal!

A chance meeting leads photographer Sara Hadley and Attorney Jack McAllister to an undeniable instant attraction. Sara’s husband Drew is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations. Jack is married to Elaine the daughter of his boss Thacher Karsten. When Karsten's brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten’s son T.J. Jack, the company’s lead council, will have to defend him. For Sara’s prosecutor husband Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack’s affair is starting, the lovers will find themselves in an impossible situation–on opposite sides of a murder investigation.

Last Updated: 3/13/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth...
115 votes

#1 - Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth...

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/12/2014

Old habits are hard to break for Sara and Drew, but Jack and Elaine struggle with a turbulent time with their kids. Meanwhile, Drew and Jack form an unlikely alliance to work together against Karsten.

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A Better Place
89 votes

#2 - A Better Place

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/19/2014

Sara's survival is in doubt after being shot, which forces intense reflection by her family and Jack's as they ponder what comes next.

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Number 16
120 votes

#3 - Number 16

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2013

Elaine and Aidan struggle to define their relationship; Jack moves forward with Sara; Drew's renewed interest in the case yields shocking results.

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Nice Photos
129 votes

#4 - Nice Photos

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2013

Sara and Jack's secret trysts cause Jack to make an effort at home and Sara to blossom with a new sense of self-confidence. Meanwhile, T.J.’s new friend, Rodney, finds a crucial piece of evidence in Uncle Lou's murder investigation. As Drew's case of corruption and bribery is crumbling, he tries to coerce Brandy in a last-ditch attempt to trap Karsten.

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The Things That Drive Men Crazy
127 votes

#5 - The Things That Drive Men Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/3/2013

Sara's concern about Jack's and her relationship being exposed intensifies. Jack makes a difficult confession that leaves him vulnerable and exposed, but brings him closer to Sara than ever. Meanwhile, Drew obsessively tries to find out what his wife's been up to.

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The Karsten Way
119 votes

#6 - The Karsten Way

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/2014

The truth about Lou's murder becomes clearer in the wake of Jack's confession, which shocks the McAllister and Karsten families with the fear that he might go to prison. Meanwhile, Sara searches for evidence to clear her lover's name by revisiting their past.

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One More Shot
122 votes

#7 - One More Shot

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/2013

T.J. becomes reckless after a traumatic event leaves him unable to cope. His predicament forces Karsten to confront his past and take drastic measures in the present. Meanwhile, as Valerie and Victor celebrate their birthday, Jack realizes he's become disconnected from his family. Sara and Drew struggle with the new dynamic at home and how it impacts their son.

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That Is Not What Ships Are Built For
108 votes

#8 - That Is Not What Ships Are Built For

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2013

Drew confronts Sara about her recent whereabouts, but does he already know about Jack? And with the hold on his kingdom beginning to slip, Karsten resorts to unsavory tactics in an attempt to stay in power. Meanwhile, T.J. tries to find his independence, even if it means running with the wrong crowd.

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This road isn’t even on the map…
120 votes

#9 - This road isn’t even on the map…

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/8/2013

Jack whisks Sara away for a romantic road trip, even as the FBI is tracking him down. As T.J. is unable to cope with Brandy’s death or find his place at Karsten Allied, his reckless behavior turns dangerous. Karsten decides to settle the score with Jack by making a deal with an unlikely ally.

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... We're Not Going to Bailey's Harbor
153 votes

#10 - ... We're Not Going to Bailey's Harbor

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/2013

Neither Sara nor Jack's families will ever be the same after Drew's discovery of the affair. As Sara and Jack attempt to navigate their newly fractured relationships with their spouses and children, Elaine seeks support from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, a despondent Drew discovers information that could reopen Lou Mrozek‘s murder investigation, and Zarek, anxious to please Karsten, resorts to drastic measures to deal with Brandy.

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Except When The Bear Is Chasing You
231 votes

#11 - Except When The Bear Is Chasing You

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2013

Sara recommits to her marriage to Drew after learning who Jack really is. Meanwhile, Jack and Drew are now adversaries as the investigation of the murder that has rocked the Karsten family proceeds.

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341 votes

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2013

In this drama's opener, a photographer begins an affair with a lawyer for a powerful family, but their secret's in jeopardy when her ambitious husband is the prosecutor in a high-profile murder case in which her paramour is defending the prime suspect.

Directors: Patty Jenkins
Writer: David Zabel
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If You Want The Fruit ...
168 votes

#13 - If You Want The Fruit ...

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2013

Hot, heart-racing fantasies throw Sara off balance as she attempts to resist the powerful pull of her affair with Jack. Meanwhile, as Drew tries to get to the bottom of Lou's murder, he has a heated face off against Jack in court for T.J.'s bail hearing.

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