The BEST Episodes of FBI

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2019

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.

Closure

#1 - Closure

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 7.88
754 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Rick Eid
Apex

#2 - Apex

Season 1 - Episode 17

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 7.80
804 votes
Writers: Andrew Wilder
The Lives of Others

#3 - The Lives of Others

Season 2 - Episode 2

After the son of a prominent Mommy blogger is kidnapped, the team must sweep through her two million followers to find the culprit. Kristen continues to adjust to life as a field agent with her new partner.

star 7.79
459 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: David Amann
What Lies Beneath

#4 - What Lies Beneath

Season 1 - Episode 20

When a controversial senior leader from Egypt comes to New York for a heart transplant, OA struggles to balance his personal opinion with his professional duty when he is assigned to the security detail.

star 7.77
737 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: David Amann
Most Wanted

#5 - Most Wanted

Season 1 - Episode 18

OA and Maggie team up with members of the FBI’s Fugitives Department to track down a person wanted for murder who is also on America’s top 10 most wanted list.

star 7.75
799 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: René Balcer
Conflict of Interest

#6 - Conflict of Interest

Season 1 - Episode 19

An American diplomat is killed while being used as a pawn in a dangerous drug ring, and the team must work together to bring them down. Also, Jubal and OA try to help friends from their past fight off their inner demons.

star 7.75
787 votes
Writers: Nick Santoro
Invisible

#7 - Invisible

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.75
825 votes
Directors: Charles Carroll
Writers: Joe Halpin
Little Egypt

#8 - Little Egypt

Season 2 - Episode 1

After a bomb detonates at a restaurant in Queens, the case becomes personal for OA, who grew up eating there. But what initially seems like a terrorist attack reveals itself to be more complex, and OA goes undercover to prevent another incident.

star 7.71
581 votes
Writers: Rick Eid
Appearances

#9 - Appearances

Season 1 - Episode 21

After a decorated FBI agent is murdered, the team investigates and uncovers the man led a double life. Also, Maggie struggles with what information she should reveal to the agent’s widow, who is also her personal friend.

star 7.71
716 votes
Writers: Joe Halpin
The Armorer’s Faith

#10 - The Armorer’s Faith

Season 1 - Episode 10

When an illegal arms broker turned informant is assassinated, OA assumes his identity and goes undercover to stop the sale of dangerous weapons, with help from Maggie and their former FBI instructor, Rowan Quinn.

star 7.70
887 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Andrew Wilder
Family Man

#11 - Family Man

Season 1 - Episode 6

After a senator’s daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom, the FBI is called in to assist with finding the little girl before their time limit expires. However, in order to do so, they must dig into the senator’s past for clues to who did this to his family.

star 7.70
1,018 votes
Writers: Barbie Kligman
Prey

#12 - Prey

Season 1 - Episode 3

Special Agent Maggie Bell, Special Agent OA Zidan and the team investigate the murders of 18 young women with help from a survivor associated with the deceased.

star 7.68
1,121 votes
Directors: Norberto Barba
Writers: Andrew Wilder
American Idol

#13 - American Idol

Season 2 - Episode 3

After a front-running female presidential candidate, Valerie Caldwell, is targeted with a car bomb, OA and Maggie must hurry to track down the bomber before they strike again. The case leads them to wonder whether this person is targeting Caldwell for her political aspirations or something else.

star 7.68
154 votes
Directors: Milena Govich
Writers: Mo Masi
Exposed

#14 - Exposed

Season 1 - Episode 14

After an investigative journalist is murdered, the team uncovers information linking the suspect to past cases. The victim’s death also strikes a chord with Maggie, leaving her desperate for answers in regard to a traumatic event in her personal life.

star 7.67
798 votes
Directors: Norberto Barba
Writers: David Amann
Partners in Crime

#15 - Partners in Crime

Season 1 - Episode 13

Maggie and OA are on a mission to find a couple who are behind a spree of violent armed robberies that resulted in the death of an off-duty police officer.

star 7.66
819 votes
Writers: Claire Demorest
Scorched Earth

#16 - Scorched Earth

Season 1 - Episode 15

A serial bomber appears to be targeting Wall Street’s elite. Maggie and OA search for a suspect who seems dead-set on revenge, while Dana deals with Spencer Briggs, a cocky profiler brought in to consult on the case.

star 7.66
812 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Brian Anthony, Rick Eid
Cops and Robbers

#17 - Cops and Robbers

Season 1 - Episode 7

Maggie and OA hunt down a ruthless group of robbers who are posing as NYPD officers to target armored trucks.

star 7.62
961 votes
Writers: Hadi Nicholas Deeb
Doomsday

#18 - Doomsday

Season 1 - Episode 5

Special Agents Maggie Bell and OA Zidan investigate the death of a safety inspector and its possible connection to a leak at a nuclear power plant.

star 7.62
1,031 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Judith McCreary
Compromised

#19 - Compromised

Season 1 - Episode 9

After a key witness and a U.S. marshal are ambushed and killed, Maggie and OA must track down a man who leaked the information that led to their murders.

star 7.61
908 votes
Directors: Ed Ornelas
Writers: Katie Swain
This Land Is Your Land

#20 - This Land Is Your Land

Season 1 - Episode 8

Maggie and OA lead the search for an abducted former biological weapons chemist.

star 7.61
954 votes
Writers: Claire Demorest
Green Birds

#21 - Green Birds

Season 1 - Episode 2

After eight people are fatally poisoned at a deli in New York City, special agents Maggie Bell and OA Zidan trace the crime to an unlikely culprit and conduct a sting operation to prevent further attacks.

star 7.60
1,199 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Aaron Fullerton
A New Dawn

#22 - A New Dawn

Season 1 - Episode 12

When an alt-right provocateur is murdered after giving a speech at a university in New York City, Maggie and OA investigate the school’s more extreme political groups and rely on OA’s sister, Amira, a student, for help.

star 7.57
890 votes
Directors: Terry Miller
Writers: Brian Anthony
Identity Crisis

#23 - Identity Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 11

When a judge and her daughter are murdered after she sentenced a man to life in prison, Maggie and OA search for the killer behind a possible retaliation. Dana has a vested interest in this case as she has a history with the victim.

star 7.57
921 votes
Directors: Norberto Barba
Writers: Rick Eid
Crossfire

#24 - Crossfire

Season 1 - Episode 4

Special Agents Maggie Bell and OA Zidan rush to track down an active sniper with an elusive motive as the body count continues to rise.

star 7.50
1,090 votes
Directors: Arthur Forney
Writers: Brian Anthony
Pilot

#25 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

After a bomb explosion devastates a residential apartment building, special agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigate a possible war between rival gangs – that is, until their prime suspects are discovered brutally murdered.

star 7.40
1,406 votes
Writers: Craig Turk