Instinct (2018)

The BEST episodes of Instinct (2018)

Every episode of Instinct (2018) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Instinct (2018)!

Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a gifted author, university professor and former CIA operative, is lured back to his old life by NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham to help her stop a serial killer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial.

Last Updated: 8/23/2022Network: CBS
Grey Matter
279 votes

#1 - Grey Matter

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/25/2019

A gruesome discovery in a city pond leads Dylan and Lizzie to investigate a young man's murder, while Andy rescues one of Dylan's students from a legal bind.

Directors: Michael Rauch
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Go Figure
208 votes

#2 - Go Figure

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/11/2019

Dylan and Lizzie work to uncover why an Olympic-hopeful figure skater is killed while on the ice. Also, Ryan’s case heats up and lands him and Dylan in unusual circumstances and Julian comes to understand why an old acquaintance has returned to New York.

Directors: Cherie Nowlan
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228 votes

#3 - Manhunt

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/18/2019

It’s all hands on deck to track down the Sleeping Beauty Killer when Ryan and Dylan’s biggest lead in the case takes them to a faceoff aboard a ship. Also, Dylan receives troubling news from his father.

Directors: Gus Makris
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Bye Bye Birdie
378 votes

#4 - Bye Bye Birdie

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/3/2018

When Celia Baxter, a successful author, is almost killed in her home, Dylan and Lizzie's suspect list includes several people who may have held a grudge as she rose in stature in the publishing world. Also, Lizzie gets closer to learning the truth about the death of her fiancé, who was killed while undercover.

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363 votes

#5 - Tribal

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/1/2018

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of Joan’s protégé, Kristy, uncovering long-buried secrets worth killing over. Also, Dylan and Andy apply to adopt a child, and Lizzie’s reliance on Julian’s illicitly obtained information puts a promotion in jeopardy.

Directors: Michael Rauch
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Trust Issues
240 votes

#6 - Trust Issues

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/18/2019

Dylan and Lizzie investigate deaths of three family members who were also business partners in a craft brewery. Also, Andy’s legal expertise is needed when he and Dylan confront an issue in their adoption process, and Lizzie learns some hard truths about Julian’s past.

Directors: Lee Rose
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380 votes

#7 - Heartless

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/22/2018

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of a Jane Doe, but when they realize that the victim was killed by mistake, they must identify the killer’s motive and intended target before she suffers the same fate.

Directors: Don Scardino
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Stay Gold
224 votes

#8 - Stay Gold

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/30/2019

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of a successful businesswoman who attempted to prolong the lifespan of humans. Also, Dylan and Andy look to continue their adoption search, and Detective Ryan Stock from Nebraska arrives to hunt for a potential serial killer.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
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Finders Keepers
215 votes

#9 - Finders Keepers

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2019

Lizzie and Dylan work a case that provokes deep emotions for them when a 9-year-old boy goes missing on the eve of a judge’s decision in a bitter custody battle. With Dylan’s help, Lizzie confronts some of her past childhood demons. A major advancement presents itself in Dylan and Andy’s adoption search.

Directors: Lee Rose
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Broken Record
200 votes

#10 - Broken Record

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/7/2019

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of an aspiring musician who was gunned down on a roller coaster at an amusement park. Also, Lizzie exhausts herself trying to keep up with a newly single friend, and Andy and Dylan look to broaden their options for adoption.

Directors: Alex Pillai
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215 votes

#11 - One-of-a-Kind

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/4/2019

Dylan and Lizzie investigate when a street artist’s work is found with a victim’s body in the middle of it. Also, Ryan catches a suspect in the Sleeping Beauty Killer investigation and Dylan’s new book editor, Harry Kassabian, pays him a visit.

Directors: Janice Cooke
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Ancient History
209 votes

#12 - Ancient History

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/28/2019

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the case of a prominent divorce lawyer who is found murdered in a bizarre ritual. Dylan and Andy hit a bump in their adoption process. Lizzie and Julian reach a tough point in their relationship. Ryan’s serial killer case escalates.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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343 votes

#13 - Owned

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/6/2018

Dylan and Lizzie are under pressure to deliver results when they investigate the death of Jasmine’s friend, the owner of a professional basketball team who died when her car went off a bridge

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Big Splash
204 votes

#14 - Big Splash

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/21/2019

A Sweet 16 celebration turns into a crime scene when the birthday girl’s stepmother falls to her death and the guests and staff are put under a microscope by the NYPD. Ryan finds a new lead in his investigation. Lizzie receives some positive news at the precinct.

Directors: John Behring
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Bad Actors
357 votes

#15 - Bad Actors

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/27/2018

Dylan and Lizzie work to uncover who would want to murder an acting troupe of costumed characters when two members are killed using highly sophisticated poisons. Also, Andy encourages Dylan to accept an invitation to a BBQ being thrown by Det. Fucci when he becomes concerned that Dylan isn’t fitting in with his new colleagues

Directors: Jim McKay
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Blast from the Past
346 votes

#16 - Blast from the Past

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/17/2018

Dylan and Lizzie are unable to identify a motive or connection when several average people blow themselves up using suicide bombs. Julian, concerned that Dylan could be exposing himself to past enemies, enlists Lizzie to talk him out of hiring a publicist.

Directors: Cherie Nowlan
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385 votes

#17 - Live

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/24/2018

Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of a film student whose death was broadcast for the world to see. Also, Andy and Dylan realize that parenting is tougher than they thought when they agree to look after Madison, a friend’s 12-year-old daughter.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
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Long Shot
362 votes

#18 - Long Shot

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/27/2018

When a woman is shot outside a community center, Dylan and Lizzie are challenged by the mayor to solve the case in less than 24 hours to quell pressure from the media and special interest groups.

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I Heart New York
375 votes

#19 - I Heart New York

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/8/2018

Dr. Dylan Reinhart and Det. Lizzie Needham are reassigned to a murder case in Central Park when their investigation into a chemical attack on the subway is taken over by an FBI team led by Dylan’s estranged father, Roger. However, Dylan can’t shake the feeling that the cases are related.

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After Hours
221 votes

#20 - After Hours

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/11/2019

Dylan and Lizzie go undercover in New York’s erotic underworld when they investigate the murder of a high-powered public relations rep. Also, a glamorous love from Julian’s past comes back into his life with a proposal he can’t resist.

Directors: Joe Collins
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Wild Game
451 votes

#21 - Wild Game

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/25/2018

Although Dylan has returned to teaching, Lizzie calls upon his expertise with profiling sociopaths to assist with a bizarre case in which a venture capitalist was murdered and his body ritualistically displayed.

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Secrets and Lies
407 votes

#22 - Secrets and Lies

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/1/2018

The murder of a young man who recently left his family’s religious community leads Dylan and Lizzie to a series of possible suspects, including a short-tempered photographer and a mysterious girl with amnesia. Also, Lizzie’s younger sister, Katie, unexpectedly drops by for a visit.

Directors: Peter Werner
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Flat Line
396 votes

#23 - Flat Line

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/29/2018

Dylan and Julian go undercover in a hospital when they suspect an “angel of death” is killing people with non-life-threatening ailments. Also, Lizzie asks Andy for his legal expertise when a personal trainer sues her for accidentally injuring him.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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537 votes

#24 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/18/2018

Former CIA operative Dr. Dylan Reinhart is lured back to his old life when NYPD Detective Lizzie Needham needs his help to stop a serial killer.

Directors: Marc Webb
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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