The Best Episodes of Chernobyl

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2019

Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident — one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Vichnaya Pamyat

#1 - Vichnaya Pamyat

Season 1 - Episode 5

Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

star 9.09
3,390 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
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Please Remain Calm

#2 - Please Remain Calm

Season 1 - Episode 2

With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

star 8.66
4,274 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
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Open Wide, O Earth

#3 - Open Wide, O Earth

Season 1 - Episode 3

Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination; Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

star 8.52
3,919 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
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The Happiness of All Mankind

#4 - The Happiness of All Mankind

Season 1 - Episode 4

Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris. Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

star 8.46
3,579 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
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1:23:45

#5 - 1:23:45

Season 1 - Episode 1

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

star 8.40
4,817 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: Craig Mazin
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