The BEST Episodes of FBI

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Network: CBS

Procedural drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the FBI, bringing to bear all the Bureau's skills, intellect and mind-blowing technology to keep New York and the country safe.

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#1 - Closure

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2019

A woman with information about the death of Maggie’s husband is abducted, leading OA and the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined. Also, Dana puts her career in jeopardy when she stands by and allows Maggie to work on this case that has such a personal connection to her.

star 7.84
997 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Rick Eid
Straight Flush

#2 - Straight Flush

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired May 25, 2021

When five prominent men are killed at a trendy New York City restaurant, the team’s investigation brings them into contact with a lieutenant in Antonio Vargas’ cartel, triggering a long-awaited showdown between Isobel and Vargas.

star 7.82
485 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Claire Demorest, Heather Michaels, Joe Halpin, Rick Eid

#3 - Hacktivist

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2021

Maggie, OA and the team must stop a hacker who is disabling life-saving equipment in several New York City hospitals, while demanding a full investigation into the recently deceased patients of a local psychiatric facility. With Jubal’s son waiting for important surgery at one of the impacted hospitals, Jubal’s adamant about remaining involved in the case despite Isobel’s reservations.

star 7.80
400 votes
Writers: Claire Demorest
All That Glitters (1)

#4 - All That Glitters (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2021

After a young woman is killed on her way home from a lavish yacht party, the team investigates who she was and how she came to be at the event, which was attended by some of the most influential people in the world. Also, Maggie brings Crosby into the investigation after a murder suspect is identified as a veteran who had been on several Army operations with Crosby. The crossover continues on FBI: Most Wanted S03E01 “Exposed (2)” and FBI: International S01E01 “Pilot (3).”

star 7.80
462 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Dick Wolf, Rick Eid
Safe Room

#5 - Safe Room

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 18, 2020

After the police ignore a desperate father’s plea for help, he abducts a billionaire’s daughter and holds her hostage in a near-impenetrable safe room until his own missing child is returned to him. Jubal puts his hostage negotiation skills to the test.

star 7.80
775 votes
Directors: Carlos Bernard
Writers: Joe Halpin, Rick Eid
Emotional Rescue

#6 - Emotional Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 31, 2020

The FBI team investigates a drug deal gone bad after the body of a college student is found. Detective Hailey Upton temporarily joins the team and finds her usual investigative methods clash with the Bureau’s more buttoned-up environment.

star 7.79
767 votes
Directors: Monica Raymund
Writers: Joe Halpin, Rick Eid
American Dreams (1)

#7 - American Dreams (1)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 24, 2020

Part 1 of a crossover with FBI: Most Wanted. Jess LaCroix and his team come to help OA find a fugitive LaCroix arrested years ago after a bus with 26 students goes missing—and he’s the main suspect.

star 7.78
715 votes
Directors: Terry Miller
Writers: David Amann
Unreasonable Doubt

#8 - Unreasonable Doubt

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 24, 2020

The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake. Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims.

star 7.78
630 votes
Writers: Tom Szentgyorgyi

#9 - Payback

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2020

When the son of a well-known retired FBI agent is taken just blocks from their home in what appears to be a revenge kidnapping, the team must uncover if it's tied to the agent's past or trouble the son has gotten into on his own. Isobel must make a hard call when information from the past comes to light.

star 7.77
794 votes
Directors: Monica Raymund
Writers: David Amann, Mo Masi
Liar's Poker

#10 - Liar's Poker

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2020

When the leader of a drug cartel and one of the world’s most wanted men, Antonio Vargas, is apprehended by the team, the entire FBI headquarters is put at risk when his henchmen unveil a terroristic threat to free him. During the turmoil, Isobel must make the difficult decision whether to sacrifice her conscience or her career.

star 7.76
610 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Joe Halpin
Checks and Balances

#11 - Checks and Balances

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 6, 2021

The team must track down two assailants who wear animal masks while committing armed robberies, with the latest leaving an off-duty 26 Fed security guard dead. Tiffany and Scola butt heads on whether or not to accept the local NYPD’s offer to help in the investigation.

star 7.75
540 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Claire Demorest, Tamara Jaron

#12 - Legacy

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 11, 2020

After a truck filled with armor-piercing rifles is hijacked, the team works to discover who stole it, and what they have planned for the stolen weapons. A friend from OA’s past in the military intelligence unit returns to help with the case, but OA isn’t sure he can trust his judgement.

star 7.75
784 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Claire Demorest
Never Trust a Stranger

#13 - Never Trust a Stranger

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2020

The team welcomes a new member, Special Agent Tiffany Wallace, as they search for killers who orchestrated a mass shooting at a media company. OA’s personal connection with the case threatens to cloud his judgement.

star 7.72
647 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Rick Eid
Ties That Bind

#14 - Ties That Bind

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2019

A former kidnapping victim is linked to a series of murders that includes the daughter of an NYPD detective. Kristen begins to doubt her ability as an agent after a training exercise leaves her shaken.

star 7.72
812 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Claire Demorest

#15 - Crossroads

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2019

A loving husband and father of two, Jim Russo, is kidnapped after accidentally getting involved in illegal dealings far beyond what he imagined. Also, Jubal must make a difficult decision regarding his family and their future.

star 7.72
923 votes
Directors: Charles Carroll
Writers: Claire Demorest, Rick Eid
Fathers and Sons

#16 - Fathers and Sons

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 4, 2021

The team rushes to track down two doctors abducted by a desperate father willing to do anything to save his son. Jubal’s uncertainty in his family life affects his judgement during the hostage situation.

star 7.72
514 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Joe Halpin, Rick Eid
Short Squeeze

#17 - Short Squeeze

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 11, 2021

When the CEO of a major brokerage firm is shot and killed while surrounded by protesters, the team looks into who had the most to lose from his company’s perceived manipulations. Scola’s previous Wall Street career and the reasons he left come to light as the financial details of the case begin to unfold.

star 7.72
486 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Joe Halpin, Rick Eid

#18 - Apex

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 26, 2019

Maggie and Dana struggle to find justice for victims murdered by a serial killer who left a ghoulish mark on all of his victims, while the mayor limits the investigation in order to prevent economical loss.

star 7.71
1,043 votes
Writers: Andrew Wilder

#19 - Invisible

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 12, 2019

When the daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped in an attempt to gain notorious internet fame, Maggie and OA discover the kidnapper’s plans go far beyond abduction in order to never be forgotten.

star 7.71
1,064 votes
Directors: Charles Carroll
Writers: Joe Halpin

#20 - Salvation

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

After an altercation with a student, teacher Patrick Miller goes missing, leading the team to investigate everyone who might have had a grudge against him. A key witness in the case steps up to help. Maggie does whatever she can to ensure their safety.

star 7.71
820 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Rick Eid

#21 - Leverage

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 16, 2021

When a political reporter is kidnapped and held without a ransom demand, the team must dig into her past relationships in order to pin down her assailant’s motive. Isobel’s relationship comes under fire when the case makes a connection to her boyfriend.

star 7.71
568 votes
Directors: John Polson
Writers: Erica Meredith

#22 - Trauma

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2021

After the team finds a connection between bombings at government agencies and a private veterans’ club in New York City, Isobel tells OA to recruit his former Army buddy, Chris, for intel since he spends time at the club. However, knowing the difficulty soldiers like Chris often face returning to civilian life, OA is reluctant to follow orders.

star 7.70
386 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Joe Webb
Broken Promises

#23 - Broken Promises

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 10, 2020

When the team is called to the scene of a murder, they quickly suspect political motivation, but when another murder occurs, they work to uncover a common thread before more bodies pile up. Maggie contemplates a decision that could affect her entire career.

star 7.70
772 votes
Directors: Olivia Newman
Writers: Tamara Jaron
Codename: Ferdinand

#24 - Codename: Ferdinand

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

When the team digs into the circumstances surrounding a car crash that resulted in the death of a photographer, they realize there is more than meets the eye. Maggie sympathizes with his widow when she notices similarities with her own husband’s death

star 7.69
836 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: David Amann

#25 - Fallout

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 7, 2020

After a businessman with a history of harassment claims against him is killed, the team suspects it may be one of his many accusers.

star 7.69
792 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: David Amann