The BEST Episodes of Clarice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2021

Network: CBS

FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice's bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man's world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.

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Family Is Freedom

#1 - Family Is Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 24, 2021

On the heels of ViCAP uncovering Alastor's secrets, Clarice is imprisoned in an animal testing facility where she finds trafficked women being held captive.

star 7.87
430 votes
Directors: DeMane Davis
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet
Father Time

#2 - Father Time

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2021

As ViCAP finally gets the green light to raid Alastor Pharmaceuticals, Clarice punches another FBI agent in a moment of rage, then willingly turns in her badge and gun. The rest of the ViCAP team uncovers the whole truth about the River Murders. Clarice unwittingly puts herself in mortal danger.

star 7.76
442 votes
Directors: DeMane Davis
Writers: Kenneth Lin
Are You Alright?

#3 - Are You Alright?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2021

In order to prove to Krendler and the VICAP team that she is fit for duty, Clarice must find the psychological key that will unlock a confession from the suspect in the three river murders.

star 7.69
728 votes
Writers: William Harper
You Can't Rule Me

#4 - You Can't Rule Me

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2021

Following the assassination of a suspect, Clarice and VICAP are investigated by Krendler’s rival at the Bureau, SA Anthony Herman. When Ardelia is recruited to assist him, it causes friction between the two friends.

star 7.61
714 votes
Directors: Chloe Domont
Writers: Gabriel Ho, Lydia Teffera
Ugly Truth

#5 - Ugly Truth

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 8, 2021

Clarice and Ardelia team up to investigate a deeply twisted cold case after the body of a missing teenager is found entombed in concrete. Clarice wrestles with the knowledge that Krendler may know the man who attacked her while she was held captive.

star 7.60
585 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: William Harper
Motherless Child

#6 - Motherless Child

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 3, 2021

Catherine Martin escapes to Carneys Point, N.J., to confront Buffalo Bill’s mother. When Ruth recruits Krendler and ViCAP to track her down, Clarice volunteers to be the one to find Catherine before she commits a vile act and becomes a monster herself. Julia continues to assist the ViCAP team’s investigation despite the huge personal risk.

star 7.60
477 votes
Writers: William Harper
Achilles Heel

#7 - Achilles Heel

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 10, 2021

Clarice zeroes in on the entity behind the River Murders, Alastor Pharmaceuticals. When Julia informs ViCAP of the impending sale of the company, ViCAP rushes to Alastor to prevent the purging of any incriminating evidence.

star 7.60
456 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Lydia Teffera
Add-a-Bead

#8 - Add-a-Bead

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 6, 2021

Clarice feels an emotional tie to the victim when ViCAP investigates what appears to be the suicide of a medical student in the United States on a foreign visa. Krendler secretly collects a DNA sample from the man he suspects attacked Clarice at Woodhaven.

star 7.57
508 votes
Writers: Boo Killebrew
How Does It Feel to Be So Beautiful

#9 - How Does It Feel to Be So Beautiful

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 1, 2021

Sidelined because of her harrowing ordeal with Marilyn Felker, Clarice goes to Ruth Martin to be reinstated and gets roped into having dinner at the Martin residence. Clarice sees Catherine Martin for the first time since rescuing her from Buffalo Bill and must endure an uncomfortable evening with this fractured family. Also, Ardelia and the ViCAP team try to identify the man who aided Marilyn, but they hit a wall when they realize their DNA sample matches a file that's been erased from the Bureau's database.

star 7.54
619 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Celena Cipriaso, Kenneth Lin
The Silence is Over

#10 - The Silence is Over

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2021

A year after rescuing Catherine Martin from the horror of Buffalo Bill’s basement, FBI Agent Clarice Starling gets an urgent assignment from Catherine’s mother, Attorney General Ruth Martin, to join the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) in the investigation of three serial killings.

star 7.54
936 votes
Directors: Maja Vrvilo
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet
Ghosts of Highway 20

#11 - Ghosts of Highway 20

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 2021

Clarice Starling and the team are deployed to Tennessee where the FBI is laying siege against a fringe militia group called, The Statesmen.

star 7.53
804 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Kenneth Lin
Get Right with God

#12 - Get Right with God

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 11, 2021

Clarice is drugged and confined to a hospital bed by a serial killer in the medical profession, causing her to experience intense hallucinations.

star 7.49
704 votes
Directors: Chloe Domont
Writers: Tess Leibowitz
Silence Is Purgatory

#13 - Silence Is Purgatory

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 13, 2021

After ViCAP links the River Murders to a pharmaceutical company, Clarice seeks help from the corporate accountant for the company, who refuses to work with the FBI—and with Clarice specifically. Catherine goes outside for the first time since her rescue from Buffalo Bill. Ardelia and Agent Garrett connect with a lawyer they hope will take on the Black Coalition’s case against the FBI.

star 7.39
505 votes
Writers: Eleanor Jean