The BEST Episodes of Dirty John

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2021

Network: USA Network

A true-crime anthology that exposes the dark underbelly of romantic relationships gone terribly wrong.

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The Twelfth of Never

#1 - The Twelfth of Never

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 30, 2020

Betty faces Dan in divorce court and is crushingly defeated, sending her past a point of no return.

star 7.72
180 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: Kevin J. Hynes
More To It Than Fun

#2 - More To It Than Fun

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 2020

Dan gaslights Betty until the truth comes out and she sees her life has been a sham for years.

star 7.54
182 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham, Katherine B. McKenna
This Young Woman Fought Like Hell

#3 - This Young Woman Fought Like Hell

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 13, 2019

John and Debra's relationship comes to a head in an unexpected way.

star 7.54
233 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham
One Shoe

#4 - One Shoe

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 30, 2018

Debra makes a decision about John. In Ohio, John captures the attention of Detective Dennis Luken.

star 7.54
237 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Kevin J. Hynes
Scream Therapy

#5 - Scream Therapy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 23, 2020

Fighting her new reality, Betty goes on the offense, hurting everyone—but most of all, herself.

star 7.48
178 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Aaron Carew
The Shillelagh

#6 - The Shillelagh

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 7, 2020

Having lost her sense of identity, Betty can only see her own pain—and turn it outward.

star 7.45
177 votes
Writers: Lex Edness
Remember It Was Me

#7 - Remember It Was Me

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 9, 2018

Debra discovers John’s criminal record. In the past, John starts his first family.

star 7.45
278 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Diana Son
Chivalry

#8 - Chivalry

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 6, 2019

A look at how John operates while Debra tries to move forward.

star 7.44
232 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham, Lex Edness
Perception is Reality

#9 - Perception is Reality

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 2020

Empathy from strangers allows Betty to avoid facing what she's done, until she can't any more.

star 7.42
183 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham
Red Flags and Parades

#10 - Red Flags and Parades

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 2018

Debra and John revel secretly in their newlywed bliss, as Veronica, Terra, and Toby hatch a plan to prove their suspicions about their mother's new man.

star 7.33
257 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Evan Wright
Marriage Encounter

#11 - Marriage Encounter

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 9, 2020

A worried Betty takes a desperate step to save her marriage, and it works. Until it doesn't.

star 7.25
201 votes
Directors: Kat Candler
Writers: Juliet Lashinsky-Revene
The Turtle and the Alligator

#12 - The Turtle and the Alligator

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 2, 2020

Through med school and law school and many pregnancies, Betty supports Dan until he hits it big.

star 7.22
212 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Stacy A. Littlejohn
Lord High Executioner

#13 - Lord High Executioner

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 23, 2018

John gets clean for Debra. Terra learns John's back. John puts his sister through the ringer.

star 7.21
229 votes
Shrapnel

#14 - Shrapnel

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 16, 2018

Debra confronts John in the present, while we learn more about Arlane's past.

star 7.19
248 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham, Sinead Daly
Approachable Dreams

#15 - Approachable Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 25, 2018

Debra Newell has a seemingly perfect life: she’s successful, beautiful and lives in one of California’s most desirable coastal cities, Newport Beach. The only thing missing is love. So when Debra finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan, she’s quickly swept into a whirlwind romance, much to her daughters’ dismay.

star 7.16
311 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham
No Fault

#16 - No Fault

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 2, 2020

Betty thinks she can't be divorced by her rich lawyer husband Dan without her consent. She's wrong.

star 7.05
247 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Alexandra Cunningham