The BEST Episodes of In the Dark (2019)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2020

Network: The CW

Murphy is a flawed and irreverent woman who just happens to be blind and is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend, Tyson. When the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Guiding Hope, the guide-dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

The Last Dance

#1 - The Last Dance

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 18, 2020

Murphy and Felix attempt to execute the plan to end their arrangement with Nia; finding himself in dire circumstances, Dean seeks the help of a former colleague.

star 8.20
106 votes
Writers: Chelsea Taylor
It's Always Been You

#2 - It's Always Been You

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 27, 2019

In the season 1 finale, things begin to take an interesting turn between Murphy and Dean.

star 8.01
124 votes
Writers: Corinne Kingsbury

#3 - Tyson

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 9, 2019

Murphy, unable to deal with things, begins to push everyone away, including Max. Meanwhile, Murphy and Jess have a heart-to-heart.

star 7.91
140 votes
Directors: Ryan McFaul
Writers: David Babcock
The Truth Hurts

#4 - The Truth Hurts

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 21, 2020

Murphy seeks to help Max out of a life-or-death situation, while Dean leverages them against each other in an attempt to fix his own bad circumstances. Felix finds difficulty juggling his dating life with his dealing life, while Jess is happily distracted by a new romance. Darnell tries a new gig, but his loyalty to Murphy and Max keeps him entangled in Nia's web.

star 7.86
120 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Malarie Howard
My Pride and Joy

#5 - My Pride and Joy

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 9, 2020

In the shocking season finale, betrayal runs deep, and the consequences are devastating.

star 7.82
103 votes
Writers: Yael Zinkow
Mommy Issues

#6 - Mommy Issues

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2019

After Murphy’s latest one night stand calls her “Mommy,” she develops a rather unexpected lead in Tyson’s case; Tyson’s mother. Her lead provides rather daunting results so she tracks down Tyson’s cousin Darnell and encounters his “business associate” Max who is immediately smitten with Murphy. Meanwhile, Chloe thinks it’s time for her father Dean to start a dating profile. Lastly, Murphy helps Jess pick out a special gift for her girlfriend Vanessa.

star 7.77
172 votes
Directors: Brian Dannelly
Writers: Amy Turner
Bad People

#7 - Bad People

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 25, 2020

With stakes high for everyone, Murphy, Jess, Felix, Max and Dean must each contend with the fallout following an attempt to cut off Nia's supply and take her down.

star 7.74
100 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Daniel Rogers
Where Have You Ben?

#8 - Where Have You Ben?

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 2, 2020

With Nia's entire shipment missing and the Guiding Hope crew under the gun to deliver it, Murphy, Jess, Felix and Max will stop at nothing to sniff out the stash. In the meantime, Dean has his own plans for the misplaced goods, while Gene visits Darnell and uncovers some shocking information.

star 7.72
97 votes
Directors: Brian Dannelly
Writers: Karine Rosenthal
The One That Got Away

#9 - The One That Got Away

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 16, 2019

While hanging out with Max in his food truck, Murphy is shocked to hear a familiar voice screaming outside; Murphy offers to watch Chloe so Dean can go on a date, but things get a little crazy after she does the one thing he asks her not to do. Lastly, Murphy's worlds of Max and Darnell and Guiding Hope begin to collide.

star 7.72
129 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Ryan Knighton
Deal or No Deal

#10 - Deal or No Deal

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 30, 2019

With Jess focusing all of her attention on Vanessa, Murphy begins to feel neglected. To make matters worse, tensions begin to rise between her and Max. Meanwhile, Jules is forced to make a quick decision.

star 7.72
127 votes
Writers: Kara Brown
Bait and Switch

#11 - Bait and Switch

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 6, 2019

Murphy and Jess are both going through similar situations, but they are handling things very differently. Meanwhile, Felix and Jess share a beautiful moment together.

star 7.70
127 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Louisa Levy
Codependence Day

#12 - Codependence Day

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 4, 2020

Murphy convinces Jess to help with a drug mission; Felix finds himself in a legal predicament; Dean's partner Gene begins showing some real talent on the job, giving Dean a lead that could unravel Murphy's plans.

star 7.68
117 votes
Writers: Amy Turner
Jessica Rabbit

#13 - Jessica Rabbit

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 23, 2019

Murphy finally starts opening up to Max. Meanwhile, Murphy, Max and Darnell tep up to help Jess. Lastly, Felix makes an interesting decision.

star 7.68
120 votes
Directors: Kyra Sedgwick
Writers: Eric Randall
Rollin' with the Homies

#14 - Rollin' with the Homies

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 20, 2019

It's Murphy's first birthday since Tyson was killed and she is feeling more isolated than ever.

star 7.65
123 votes
Directors: Brian Dannelly
Writers: Flint Wainess, Yael Zinkow
The Feels

#15 - The Feels

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2019

Jess reluctantly agrees to let Murphy go alone with Max on a day trip. While traveling, Murphy has flashback of memories of Tyson. Meanwhile, Jess and Joy realize they may have more in common than they thought.

star 7.65
144 votes
Writers: Deagan Fryklind
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying

#16 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 11, 2020

When Murphy and Felix concoct a new plan to destroy Nia, Murphy's friendship with Josh proves to be more beneficial than she expected; Jess makes a bold move with Sterling. Dean runs into issues at work, and Max gets an unexpected visitor.

star 7.64
103 votes
Directors: Clara Aranovich
Writers: Anna Fisher
Son of a Gun

#17 - Son of a Gun

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 2020

Murphy is forced to turn her attention from Max when Guiding Hope's monetary surplus puts them on the radar of IRS agent Josh. Meanwhile, Jess's interest is piqued by a new employee and Felix decides to take matters into his own hands. Dean gets closer to information he can use against Nia and Darnell explores his options.

star 7.62
133 votes
Directors: Ryan McFaul
Writers: Flint Wainess
The Unusual Suspects

#18 - The Unusual Suspects

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 14, 2020

Murphy's choices plunge the Guiding Hope crew deeper into Nia's game, as Jess continues to grow suspicious of the closed-door meetings between Felix and Murphy. Dean tries to keep Chloe away from Murphy lest she discover the truth about her dad. Pressure mounts as Darnell fails to deliver on his commitment, and Max realizes escaping his prior life is even harder than he thought.

star 7.62
121 votes
Writers: Adrian Cruz
The Graduate

#19 - The Graduate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 25, 2019

Murphy discovers she may not have known Tyson as well as she thought she did. Meanwhile, it's puppy graduation day at Guiding Hope, and one of the foster's is having a hard time letting go.

star 7.61
153 votes
Writers: Yael Zinkow
The Big Break

#20 - The Big Break

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 18, 2019

Murphy enlists an unwitting Felix to help locate Tyson's girlfriend, Kira; Murphy and Felix their first heart-to-heart under the bleachers and Dean does his best to be there for Chloe as she experience's a rite of passage.

star 7.60
159 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Lindsay Golder
Cross My Heart And Hope To Lie

#21 - Cross My Heart And Hope To Lie

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 23, 2020

Murphy gets a surprise visit; Felix, Jess and Murphy work on a plan to cover up their new "business"; Darnell's visit to Nia takes an unexpected turn; Dean gets a new mission.

star 7.60
136 votes
Directors: Brian Dannelly
Writers: Yael Zinkow
Deal Me In

#22 - Deal Me In

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 7, 2020

Murphy seeks to help Max out of a life-or-death situation, while Dean leverages them against each other in an attempt to fix his own bad circumstances. Felix finds difficulty juggling his dating life with his dealing life, while Jess is happily distracted by a new romance. Darnell tries a new gig, but his loyalty to Murphy and Max keeps him entangled in Nia's web.

star 7.56
125 votes
Directors: Jeff Chan
Writers: Ryan Knighton
The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back

#23 - The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 28, 2020

Murphy’s preoccupation with helping Max – whose luck continues to spiral – forces her to take more extreme risks. Felix is forced to contend with issues at Guiding Hope, while Jess struggles as all her relationships are tested. Meanwhile, Chloe meets Dean’s new partner, Gene, who shares information that feeds into her growing suspicions about her father.

star 7.52
118 votes
Directors: Gandja Monteiro
Writers: Jess Burkle
I Woke Up Like This

#24 - I Woke Up Like This

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 13, 2019

Murphy and Jess borrow the Guiding Hope van to search for Max, leaving Felix in a precarious position. Meanwhile, Dean receives some surprising news.

star 7.48
127 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Chelsea Taylor, Sarah Link

#25 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twenty-something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She’s also blind. Murphy lives with her supportive best friend, Jess, and—more reluctantly—her trusty guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her parents, Hank and Joy, own a guide dog school, a venture they opened hoping it would give Murphy a job with some purpose. Murphy’s closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson, whose kindness and intelligence are currently going to waste as he deals drugs on the street for his older cousin, Darnell. Murphy’s life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk with Pretzel, she stumbles upon what she’s sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment. But when the police arrive, including a salt-of-the-earth detective named Dean, there is no body to be found—and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren’t especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is devastated, and the only thing holding her back from spiraling downward even further is her resolve to learn what happened to Tyson.

star 7.45
209 votes
Directors: Brian Dannelly
Writers: Amy Turner