The BEST Episodes of Dark

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2020

Network: Netflix

When two children go missing in a small German town, its sinful past is exposed along with the double lives and fractured relationships that exist among four families as they search for the kids. The mystery-drama series introduces an intricate puzzle filled with twists that includes a web of curious characters, all of whom have a connection to the town's troubled history -- whether they know it or not. The story includes supernatural elements that tie back to the same town in 1986.

The Paradise

#1 - The Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

Claudia reveals to Adam how everything is connected — and how he can destroy the knot.

star 8.82
1,101 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese
Endings and Beginnings

#2 - Endings and Beginnings

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

On the day of the apocalypse, Clausen executes a search warrant at the power plant as Jonas and Claudia use the time machine to connect past and future.

star 8.64
1,616 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Daphne Ferraro, Jantje Friese
Between the Time

#3 - Between the Time

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

Across three centuries, Winden's residents continue their desperate quest to alter their fate and save their loved ones.

star 8.46
993 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese
An Endless Cycle

#4 - An Endless Cycle

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

Armed with a plan to prevent the apocalypse, Jonas travels to 2019. During the Nielsens' anniversary party, Ulrich sneaks off with Hannah.

star 8.45
1,572 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Martin Behnke
The Travelers

#5 - The Travelers

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

Jonas meets an ominous figure. While the kids comb the cave for answers, the adults gather in the bunker to share what they know about the travelers.

star 8.37
1,581 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Martin Behnke
Alpha and Omega

#6 - Alpha and Omega

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

Peter gets a shock. Jonas learns the truth about his family, but there are more surprises still to come. Helge makes a sacrifice.

star 8.35
2,681 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Ronny Schalk
Lost and Found

#7 - Lost and Found

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

In 1987, Ulrich seizes an opportunity. The kids return to the cave with the time machine, and Jonas learns of a loophole that could change the future.

star 8.32
1,537 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Ronny Schalk
Life and Death

#8 - Life and Death

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

In 2020, a visitor delivers a warning to Claudia. The day before the apocalypse, Jonas begins to question Eva's motives.

star 8.25
992 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese
The White Devil

#9 - The White Devil

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

Martha meets the Stranger and learns his true identity. Claudia tries to prevent Egon's death in 1987. Hannah travels to 1954 to see Ulrich.

star 8.23
1,514 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
Light and Shadow

#10 - Light and Shadow

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

Adam holds Martha captive in 2020. On the day of the apocalypse, an increasingly frantic Martha begs Bartosz for his help.

star 8.19
977 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
As You Sow, so You Shall Reap

#11 - As You Sow, so You Shall Reap

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

In 1953, the disfigured bodies of two boys are exhumed at a construction site, the future location of Winden's nuclear power plant.

star 8.17
2,665 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Martin Behnke
Sic Mundus Creatus Est

#12 - Sic Mundus Creatus Est

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

Ulrich looks to the past for answers and dredges up disturbing family secrets. Armed with new tools, Jonas probes the cave's murky depths.

star 8.15
2,740 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Ronny Schalk
Deja-vu

#13 - Deja-vu

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

In 2019, Jonas emerges from the cave into a strange but familiar world: the town of Winden, reeling from the recent disappearance of a young boy.

star 8.12
1,232 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese
Ghosts

#14 - Ghosts

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

In 1954, a missing Helge returns, but he'll only speak to Noah. In 1987, Claudia brings the time machine to Tannhaus, and Egon questions Ulrich again.

star 8.11
1,588 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
Truths

#15 - Truths

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

Hannah takes her obsession with Ulrich too far. The stranger asks Regina to deliver an important package. Martha is torn between Jonas and Bartosz.

star 8.10
2,757 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Martin Behnke
The Origin

#16 - The Origin

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

Martha and Jonas travel to 2052 and get a glimpse of a grim future. In 1954, two residents of Winden go missing, and Hannah receives surprising news.

star 8.09
1,016 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese
Everything Is Now

#17 - Everything Is Now

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

Ulrich runs afoul of the law, Helge tries to dodge Egon Tiedemann, Claudia harnesses the cave's powers, and Katharina lashes out at Hannah.

star 8.06
2,589 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
Dark Matter

#18 - Dark Matter

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

Clausen and Charlotte interview Regina. The Stranger takes Hannah to 1987, where Claudia has an unnerving encounter and Egon visits an old nemesis.

star 8.06
1,635 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Ronny Schalk
Crossroads

#19 - Crossroads

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

Ulrich questions a frail and frightened Helge in the nursing home. Jonas searches for Mikkel, but the stranger warns him about meddling with the past.

star 8.02
2,627 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
The Survivors

#20 - The Survivors

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

Martha travels to 1888 to warn her friends about the 2020 disaster. Winden residents past and present search for their missing loved ones.

star 7.98
1,100 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
Beginnings and Endings

#21 - Beginnings and Endings

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2019

Six months after the disappearances, the police form a task force. In 2052, Jonas learns that most of Winden perished in an apocalyptic event.

star 7.95
1,807 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Daphne Ferraro, Jantje Friese
Adam and Eva

#22 - Adam and Eva

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 27, 2020

Charlotte and Ulrich try to piece together what happened in the bunker. In different times and worlds, Jonas and Martha work to gain each other's trust.

star 7.91
1,059 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese
Past and Present

#23 - Past and Present

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

It's 1986, and Ulrich's brother, Mads, has been missing for a month. Confusion reigns as past and present intertwine.

star 7.84
2,952 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Marc O. Seng
Double Lives

#24 - Double Lives

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

Bizarre occurrences give Charlotte a sense of déjà vu, and she suspects Peter is hiding something. Franziska snaps when Magnus confronts her.

star 7.73
2,745 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Martin Behnke
Lies

#25 - Lies

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 1, 2017

When a grim discovery leaves the police baffled, Ulrich seeks a search warrant for the power plant. A mysterious stranger checks into the hotel.

star 7.68
3,137 votes
Directors: Baran bo Odar
Writers: Jantje Friese, Ronny Schalk