The BEST episodes of Defending Jacob

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

The series follows Massachusetts lawyer Andy Barber in the aftermath of his 14-year-old son, Jacob, being accused of murder. The allegations have a major impact on Andy’s family, and he must reevaluate what he thinks he knows about his child.

Last Updated: 12/14/2023Network: Apple TV+Status: Ended
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Job
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8.05
1164 votes

#1 - Job

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/2020

As the trial begins, Jacob’s fate hangs in the balance.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon
After
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7.74
1157 votes

#2 - After

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/29/2020

The trial comes to an end, but with unexpected consequences.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon
Wishful Thinking
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7.68
1155 votes

#3 - Wishful Thinking

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/15/2020

Andy and Klein explore two last-ditch efforts to prove Jacob’s innocence.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Everything Is Cool
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7.64
1236 votes

#4 - Everything Is Cool

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/24/2020

When new evidence is discovered, Andy is taken off the case.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon
Poker Faces
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7.61
1187 votes

#5 - Poker Faces

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/2020

Andy admits a family secret to Laurie before it becomes public.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon
Damage Control
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7.56
1179 votes

#6 - Damage Control

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/2020

Andy takes matters into his own hands. Laurie reexamines the life she knew.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon
Visitors
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7.55
1163 votes

#7 - Visitors

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/8/2020

Andy visits his father, and learns some troubling information from Jacob’s friends Derek and Sarah.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon
Pilot
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7.53
1366 votes

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/24/2020

Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is assigned as the lead prosecutor in the case of his son's murdered classmate.

Directors: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Mark Bomback
Watch Now:Amazon