The BEST Episodes of I May Destroy You

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Network: HBO

After being sexually assaulted in a nightclub, her life changes irreversibly and Arabella is forced to reassess everything: her career, her friends, even her family. As Arabella struggles to come to terms with what has happened, she begins a journey of self-discovery.

…It Just Came Up

#1 - …It Just Came Up

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 6, 2020

A tumultuous day finds Arabella reassessing a sexual encounter with Zain and, following a promising new lead in the investigation, opening up to Biagio about her assault. Later, after a meeting with Susy Henny, Arabella threatens to break the internet when she goes off script at a writing summit. Meanwhile, Kwame's prompted to report his own assault to the police.

star 7.95
98 votes
Writers: Michaela Coel
Someone is Lying

#2 - Someone is Lying

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 14, 2020

Disturbed by what little she remembers of the previous night, Arabella attempts to retrace her steps, but Simon seems reluctant to help her. Meanwhile, Terry has a lousy audition.

star 7.78
136 votes
Directors: Sam Miller
Writers: Michaela Coel
Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect

#3 - Social Media Is a Great Way to Connect

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 3, 2020

Arabella's bloated social media presence finds her more glued to her phone than ever, perpetually internalizing the stress of her followers. At a Halloween "paint and wine" organized by Terry, Kwame opens up to the girls about his recent sexual experiment – and Arabella's reaction lands her in an emergency session with Carrie.

star 7.70
43 votes
Writers: Michaela Coel
Line Spectrum Border

#4 - Line Spectrum Border

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 27, 2020

Reeling from a demoralizing development in the investigation, Arabella hatches a risky plan to "spark joy" – and convinces an adverse Terry to bankroll it. Still navigating the fallout of his own assault, Kwame challenges himself to explore the full spectrum of his sexuality.

star 7.68
73 votes
Writers: Michaela Coel
The Alliance

#5 - The Alliance

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 13, 2020

Much to Terry's disapproval, Arabella attends a support group for rape and sexual assault survivors run by their high school acquaintance, Theo. In a flashback to 2004, teenage Arabella and Terry intervene when a resourceful, troubled young Theo attempts to flip the narrative on consensual sex gone sideways.

star 7.65
89 votes
Writers: Michaela Coel
That Was Fun

#6 - That Was Fun

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 29, 2020

Back in London and two months after the incident, Arabella meets with a therapist who encourages her to find relaxing and creative ways to cope with her trauma. Still anticipating the first draft of Arabella's book, her agents assign another client, Zain (Karan Gill), to help her with the writing process. Kwame introduces his modest new love interest, Damon, to a stranger he met online.

star 7.65
105 votes
Writers: Michaela Coel
Happy Animals

#7 - Happy Animals

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 20, 2020

Strapped for cash and still unable to produce a draft of her book, Arabella takes a job working alongside Theo at a vegan delivery start-up. Birthday girl Terry takes covert measures to ensure Simon won't make a surprise appearance at her party. The festivities find Kwame avoiding reminders of his assault while Terry airs her suspicions about Theo.

star 7.58
85 votes
Writers: Michaela Coel
Don't Forget the Sea

#8 - Don't Forget the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 22, 2020

Three months earlier, Terry visits Arabella in Ostia, Italy, where she's living large on her agents' dime. After procuring party favors, Arabella and Terry each have a wild night of their own.

star 7.56
121 votes
Directors: Sam Miller
Writers: Michaela Coel
Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes

#9 - Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2020

After visiting her aspirational long-distance boyfriend in Italy, writer Arabella returns to London, where she is greeted by a deluge of frantic messages from her literary agents. With a matter of hours left to finish a draft of her second book, she plans to pull an all-nighter - but is soon tempted to join a friend on a night out.

star 7.34
158 votes
Directors: Sam Miller
Writers: Michaela Coel