The BEST Episodes of FBI

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020

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.


#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
930 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Rick Eid
Emotional Rescue

#2 - 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 7.81
625 votes
Directors: Monica Raymund
Writers: Joe Halpin, Rick Eid

#3 - 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 7.81
684 votes
Directors: Monica Raymund
Writers: David Amann, Mo Masi
Safe Room

#4 - 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 7.78
660 votes
Directors: Carlos Bernard
Writers: Joe Halpin, Rick Eid
American Dreams (1)

#5 - 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
590 votes
Directors: Terry Miller
Writers: David Amann

#6 - 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
665 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Claire Demorest

#7 - 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 7.73
979 votes
Writers: Andrew Wilder

#8 - 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 7.73
838 votes
Directors: Charles Carroll
Writers: Clare Demorest, Rick Eid
Ties That Bind

#9 - 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
719 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Claire Demorest

#10 - 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 7.72
734 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Rick Eid

#11 - 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
995 votes
Directors: Charles Carroll
Writers: Joe Halpin
Broken Promises

#12 - 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 7.71
651 votes
Directors: Olivia Newman
Writers: Tamara Jaron
Studio Gangster

#13 - Studio Gangster

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 28, 2020

When a U.S. attorney is found dead steps away from the body of a private escort, the team must piece together what connected the two seemingly random victims. Jubal’s connection with one of the victims makes finding the killer much more personal.

star 7.70
707 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Rick Eid
Hard Decisions

#14 - Hard Decisions

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 14, 2020

A bank hold-up leads the team to a safe deposit box, the contents of which have the potential to destroy national security. Although Kristen is eager to get back into field work, other team members still have their concerns.

star 7.70
697 votes
Writers: Joe Halpin

#15 - 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
695 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: David Amann

#16 - Outsider

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

After a Wall Street investor is murdered, the team is led to an insider-trading ring that uses unconventional methods to gain information. OA struggles to maintain confidence in his budding relationship with Mona

star 7.69
782 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: David Amann, Rick Eid
Codename: Ferdinand

#17 - 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
740 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: David Amann
What Lies Beneath

#18 - What Lies Beneath

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 30, 2019

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 7.69
905 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: David Amann
An Imperfect Science

#19 - An Imperfect Science

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

After a shooting at a nightclub, it appears that the FBI may have ignored previous threats from a local white supremacist group. Also, Kristen wrestles with her commitment to the Bureau and her responsibility to her community.

star 7.67
840 votes
Writers: Erica Shelton Kodish
Most Wanted

#20 - Most Wanted

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 2, 2019

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 7.66
978 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: René Balcer
Conflict of Interest

#21 - Conflict of Interest

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 16, 2019

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 7.66
963 votes
Writers: Nick Santora
The Lives of Others

#22 - The Lives of Others

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

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 7.66
862 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: David Amann

#23 - Prey

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2018

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 7.64
1,389 votes
Directors: Norberto Barba
Writers: Andrew Wilder

#24 - Appearances

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 7, 2019

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 7.64
897 votes
Writers: Joe Halpin
The Armorer’s Faith

#25 - The Armorer’s Faith

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 2018

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 7.64
1,102 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Andrew Wilder