The BEST Episodes of Home Before Dark

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2021

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When a young girl and her family move back to the small town her father left behind, her pursuit of the truth leads to the unearthing of a long-buried cold case.

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The Smoking Gun

#1 - The Smoking Gun

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 13, 2021

Matt and Hilde finally get answers. The Liskos struggle to convince the town to join their fight.

star 8.20
152 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Chloé Durkin, Dana Fox
Bigger Than All of Us

#2 - Bigger Than All of Us

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Significant new evidence is dredged up from a nearby lake. Hilde discovers that it's the beginning of a much larger mystery.

star 8.01
381 votes
The Biggest Life

#3 - The Biggest Life

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 6, 2021

Tragedy strikes the Lisko family. Hilde loses her paper. Izzy takes a stand.

star 7.98
150 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Joe Hortua
Superhero Monster Slayer

#4 - Superhero Monster Slayer

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

A break in the Richie Fife case results in a surprise arrest. Matt and Hilde take a road trip to learn more about the suspect.

star 7.82
365 votes
What's Out There

#5 - What's Out There

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 16, 2021

When they venture to a remote island, Hilde and Matt make a troubling discovery in the surrounding lake.

star 7.81
161 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Molly Nussbaum
The Future is Female

#6 - The Future is Female

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Hilde creates a movement to root out corruption in Erie Harbor. Matt and Bridget try to mend their relationship.

star 7.80
385 votes
The Green Bike

#7 - The Green Bike

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Convinced that the wrong person was convicted in the Richie Fife case 30 years ago, Hilde sets out to prove it.

star 7.80
382 votes
The Bird, Man

#8 - The Bird, Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Hilde, Donny, and Spoon track down Birdman, a mysterious outcast who may have crucial information about the Richie Fife case.

star 7.80
395 votes
88 Miles an Hour

#9 - 88 Miles an Hour

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

As the ’80s dance looms, Hilde and Matt find a promising new lead in the investigation. Frank breaks rank to get to the root of the case.

star 7.78
360 votes
Sting Like a Bee

#10 - Sting Like a Bee

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Chasing down a dangerous lead brings Hilde face-to-face with a potential suspect. Matt’s run- in with an old friend spirals out of control.

star 7.70
413 votes
Just a Bird

#11 - Just a Bird

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 23, 2021

Hilde and her friends face the consequences of their actions. The Liskos try to help Sylvester jog his memory.

star 7.69
162 votes
Directors: Karen Moncrieff
Writers: Joe Hortua
Search Party

#12 - Search Party

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

When Hilde goes missing, Matt is forced to confront his worst nightmare.

star 7.68
368 votes
The Black Box

#13 - The Black Box

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 9, 2021

The black box recordings shock Hilde. Matt realizes that he didn't really know much about his father.

star 7.67
159 votes
Directors: Myron Kerstein
Writers: Krystle Drew, Russel Friend
Never Be The Same

#14 - Never Be The Same

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Hilde learns more about Erie Harbor’s secrets. Her father, Matt, is forced to face his past and reconnect with his own father.

star 7.65
454 votes
Dark Rooms

#15 - Dark Rooms

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 2, 2021

Hilde follows the money trail and is drawn to the most powerful company in Erie Harbor. Somebody comes back into Izzy's life completely unexpectedly.

star 7.64
166 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Christine Roum, Garrett Lerner, Russel Friend
The Bad Guy

#16 - The Bad Guy

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 30, 2021

As Hilde tries to make amends with Donny and Spoon, Grant closes in. Spirit Week brings up old fears for Izzy.

star 7.63
154 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Adam Starks, Molly Nussbaum
Magic Hour

#17 - Magic Hour

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Young reporter Hilde Lisko and her family are settling into their new life in a small town—until a shocking event changes everything.

star 7.54
583 votes
Directors: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Dana Fox, Dara Resnik
Not Giving Up

#18 - Not Giving Up

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 11, 2021

Hilde struggles to let the mystery of Richie Fife go, even as a mysterious explosion leads her to new secrets buried in Erie Harbor’s past.

star 7.53
219 votes
Directors: Kat Candler
Writers: Dana Fox, Dara Resnik
Fighting His Ghost

#19 - Fighting His Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 25, 2021

Hilde follows a lead in hopes of saving her grandfather. Matt and Bridget struggle with parenting a newly rebellious Izzy.

star 7.40
173 votes
Writers: Chloé Durkin, Garrett Lerner
I Believe You

#20 - I Believe You

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 18, 2021

A blackout complicates Hilde’s investigation. Matt and Bridget discover that Wott Management is not what it seems.

star 7.37
186 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Hillary Cunin, Russel Friend