The BEST episodes of Cleverman

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

Set in the near future, Cleverman focuses on a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans’ inferiority complexes make us want to silence, exploit and kill them. It is also a story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight for their own survival.

Last Updated: 10/4/2023Network: ABC (AU)Status: Ended
282 votes

#1 - Bindawu

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/5/2017

Waruu takes a position in government for the Inclusion Initiative. Koen vows to do whatever he can to help the Hairy people.

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257 votes

#2 - Muya

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/19/2017

Koen fears his powers are diminishing; Darana is appalled by Jarli's actions; Waruu learns vital information about the nulla nulla.

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Dark Clouds
271 votes

#3 - Dark Clouds

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/12/2017

Koen grows in power and understanding as he spends time with Uncle Jimmy. Meanwhile, Waruu discovers a dangerous new creature and is led by an old story to a substance he believes can vanquish the Cleverman.

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315 votes

#4 - Revival

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/28/2017

Koen must unite the hairy and human people of the Zone, who have scattered and disappeared across the City after the demolishing of their home.

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Terra Nullius
320 votes

#5 - Terra Nullius

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/2016

As the Containment Authority prepares to clear the city of Hairypeople, Koen must finally face his destiny as a Cleverman.

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216 votes

#6 - Skin

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/26/2017

Koen targets Waruu's power base and confronts him, demanding he close the Inclusion Clinic. Waruu is unintimidated as he believes he has a very special weapon. Slade has Waruu's hair DNA tested and is stunned by the results.

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Borrowed Time
205 votes

#7 - Borrowed Time

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/2/2017

Allegiances are tested when Jarli takes action in the city. Waruu possesses the one thing that can kill Koen.

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A Man of Vision
322 votes

#8 - A Man of Vision

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/29/2016

Koen seeks help from Aunty Linda to try to restore Kora to her own dimension, while Slade persuades Charlotte to have one last attempt at IVF, but appears to be hiding something.

Directors: Wayne Blair
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Sun and Moon
358 votes

#9 - Sun and Moon

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2016

The Hairies are blamed for the continuing deaths. As tensions mount, Waruu demands Koen use his Cleverman powers to halt the murders.

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517 votes

#10 - Containment

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/8/2016

Koen is mystified by his strange new powers. Looking for answers, he heads into The Zone. Aunty Linda realizes there is a new Cleverman.

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A Free Ranger
376 votes

#11 - A Free Ranger

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/15/2016

Problems at the Containment Center create further panic; while both Waruu and Koen reject Slade’s offer to help in a mysterious laboratory.

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First Contact
760 votes

#12 - First Contact

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/2016

A series of unexplained violent attacks in the city are blamed on the newly discovered 'Hairypeople', who have been living and passing amongst us, without our knowledge.

Directors: Wayne Blair
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