The BEST Episodes of Deception (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Magician Cameron Black's career may have been ruined by scandal, but he's found another place to put his skills of deception, influence and illusion to use: the FBI. As a consulting illusionist, Cameron uses every trick at his disposal - inventing new ones as necessary - to help the government catch the world's most elusive criminals and solve crimes that seem to defy all explanation. In doing so, he feeds his ego by staging the biggest illusions of his career.

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Multiple Outs

#1 - Multiple Outs

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 29, 2018

The FBI works with the Deception group to help stop the Mystery Woman from successfully committing one of the largest jewel heists in history. And, for the first time this season, viewers will have their perspective reversed and see how Cameron Black performs his greatest deception yet.

star 7.84
776 votes
Directors: Glen Winter
Writers: Bryan Malone
Transposition (2)

#2 - Transposition (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 27, 2018

The team goes up against the mystery woman in a battle of dueling deceptions. Just when Cameron thinks he finally has the upper hand, the mystery woman unleashes her most game-changing twist yet.

star 7.84
654 votes
Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writers: Chris Fedak, Elizabeth Peterson
Sacrifice 99 to Fool One

#3 - Sacrifice 99 to Fool One

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 24, 2018

When the Mystery Woman kidnaps Cameron, the FBI calls on Jonathan Black to help find him – and stop the Mystery Woman from committing her next crime.

star 7.83
801 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: John A. Norris
Code Act (1)

#4 - Code Act (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 27, 2018

The mystery woman approaches Jonathan and asks for his help after revealing that Cameron chose Kay over Jonathan. Meanwhile, Dina considers telling the FBI that she stole Mike's badge.

star 7.80
667 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Brynn Malone, Sam Sklaver
Getting Away Clean

#5 - Getting Away Clean

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 6, 2018

The Deception team gets an unexpected partner, while Gunter makes a discovery that will change the team's lives forever.

star 7.74
756 votes
Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writers: Joe Peracchio
The Unseen Hand

#6 - The Unseen Hand

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 13, 2018

Cameron and Kay investigate a secret society where they learn that one of them has a close family connection.

star 7.72
716 votes
Writers: Cesar Mazariegos
Loading Up

#7 - Loading Up

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 20, 2018

The team is called on to help stop a spy from stealing top-secret military information. Cameron is frustrated when someone from Kay's past comes back into the picture.

star 7.71
658 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: John A. Norris, Nelson Greaves

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 11, 2018

When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion – the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career.

star 7.59
1,357 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: Chris Fedak
Forced Perspective

#9 - Forced Perspective

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 18, 2018

As Cameron continues to focus on helping his brother, he and Kay get to work on a case that has unknowing tourists participating in a reality show – yet it’s anything but real, it’s deadly.

star 7.58
1,091 votes
Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writers: Chris Fedak

#10 - Divination

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 1, 2018

When a psychic is murdered, Kay and Cameron investigate only to learn she had a partner who’s now on the run. Enlisting her help, Cameron and the team take down an international arms dealer.

star 7.57
891 votes
Writers: Kai Yu Wu

#11 - Masking

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 8, 2018

When a church's stained glass window is stolen while a famous street artist is painting a mural nearby, Cam and the team's investigation leads them to the criminal.

star 7.56
907 votes
Directors: Silver Tree
Writers: Nelson Greaves

#12 - Escapology

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 25, 2018

When an art museum docent is held hostage, Kay enlists Cameron and his team to help rescue her using the art of escapology.

star 7.51
1,005 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Elizabeth Peterson
Black Art

#13 - Black Art

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

When Cameron's ex-girlfriend is robbed during Fashion Week, he insists on helping Kay with the investigation. The team finds themselves in the middle of a high-speed, dangerous chase.

star 7.49
815 votes
Directors: Rob Seidenglanz
Writers: Sam Sklaver