The BEST Episodes of Harper's Island

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: CBS

Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

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#1 - Snap

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 20, 2009

An attempt to leave the island turns into a disaster. The group makes a horrifying discovery.

star 7.75
959 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Christine Roum

#2 - Seep

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2009

Still stuck inside the Candlewick Inn, everyone starts to turn against each other. However, they find a map of the tunnels underneath the hotel and are forced to come together to find the missing guest.

star 7.64
995 votes
Directors: Craig R. Baxley
Writers: Nichelle D. Tramble

#3 - Thwack

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 9, 2009

A father/daughter bike ride in the woods leads to an unexpected situation. Abby uncovers the Sheriff's secret as Trish and Henry's wedding rehearsal takes an unexpected turn.

star 7.64
1,032 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Tyler Bensinger

#4 - Gasp

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 11, 2009

As the killer's murderous rampage continues, the group starts fighting back when they discover a possible way off the island.

star 7.49
850 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Christine Roum, Robert Levine

#5 - Sploosh

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 23, 2009

With the wedding party reeling after the events at the rehearsal, Abby, Henry and J.D. decide to take the investigation into their own hands.

star 7.48
1,005 votes
Writers: Robert Levine

#6 - Splash

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 27, 2009

The group narrowly escapes the Cannery and reunites at the church thinking it's safe — until someone else goes missing.

star 7.43
875 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Dan Shotz

#7 - Bang

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 2, 2009

The groomsmen take Henry fishing for his bachelor party and make a gruesome discovery. The bridesmaids celebrate Trish's final days as a bachelorette with a psychic who has a very strong reaction to Abby.

star 7.43
1,012 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Lindsay Sturman

#8 - Gurgle

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 6, 2009

As the guests get ready to leave the island, one guest mysteriously disappears. Abby receives a phone call from someone threatening to kill the missing guest if anyone leaves the island.

star 7.39
995 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Tyler Bensinger

#9 - Ka-Blam

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 23, 2009

When a local’s death is ruled a suicide, Abby challenges her father, the Sheriff, to investigate what really happened. As the wedding approaches, Trish must come to a decision about Hunter.

star 7.34
1,217 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Jill E. Blotevogel

#10 - Whap

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2009

Abby Mills returns to Harper's Island for the wedding celebration of her best friend, Henry Dunn, and his fiance, Trish Wellington. Abby hasn't been home in seven years, since her mother and five others were murdered by John Wakefield.

star 7.30
1,682 votes
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Ari Schlossberg
Thrack, Splat, Sizzle

#11 - Thrack, Splat, Sizzle

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 30, 2009

The wedding guests begin preparing to leave the island but the Sheriff suspects that one of them is the killer. Some new information reveals an eerie connection between Abby and Wakefield.

star 7.26
1,054 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Jeffrey Bell

#12 - Crackle

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2009

The wedding party heads out on a scavenger hunt. While out, Trish meets up with an old flame, Henry. Abby talks to the locals and runs into a friend who has been haunted by John Wakefield.

star 7.13
1,260 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Bell

#13 - Sigh

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 11, 2009

In the finale, the remaining members of the group battle for survival as the truth is finally revealed.

star 6.94
970 votes
Writers: Jeffrey Bell