The BEST episodes of Luther
Every episode of Luther ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Luther!
A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
#1 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/23/2013
Marwood makes his vendetta personal - targeting Luther and those closest to him, raining destruction on everything he touches. Stark and Gray arrive just in time to hurry Mary to a secret place, but is her safety really Stark's priority, or is she just a pawn in his game to lure Luther to him?
#4 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/16/2013
In what looks like a gangland crime - two hoodies are shot at close range. But an un-connected crime sees Luther make a un-connected connection that might provide the real answer to what happened.
#5 - Episode 4
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/5/2011
Luther's personal and professional life spirals out of control as he tries to cover up Toby's death and appease a suspicious Baba. He must also protect Jenny from any further harm. At work there's also a killer at large whose actions are ruled by his dice. How do you stop a man who sees life and death as a game and whose actions can't be predicted?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#6 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/21/2011
Luther must rescue Ripley, abducted by Cameron, in time to prevent Cameron's final murderous set piece. But Jenny's ruthless and vengeful boss is demanding compensation for stealing her protege. Luther is torn; will his visionary mind provide the team with the tools to save Ripley and the killer's intended victims, or will his focus be compromised?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#8 - Episode 3
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/28/2011
As Luther's affection for Jenny grows, so does his determination to protect her and help her back on her feet. Baba, however, is determined to keep Luther on a tight leash. To add to Luther's difficulties, he is called in to investigate a man whose brutal and escalating murders seem to have no motive, leaving Jenny alone and vulnerable.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#9 - Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/2/2013
Luther investigates the case of a fetishist who is murdering women in a manner similar to an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team attempt to catch the copycat killer, whose murderous spree has only just started.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#10 - Episode 1
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/15/2015
On a leave of absence from the police force, Luther is laying low in a rundown cottage on the edge of England. But a visit from his old colleagues at the Met brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. Meanwhile, a gruesome serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes. With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Schenk and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for the police, outsmarting them at every step. It's not long before Luther is back in the bullpen, determined to steal a march on the killer before another mutilated body joins the mounting pile.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#11 - Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/14/2011
Still plagued by the death of his ex-wife, Luther returns to work to face a surreal and nightmarish case of a masked murderer determined to enter into folklore. As the body count rises, Luther must use all his skills to stop the killer, at the same time trying to rescue an old acquaintance's daughter from the dangerous world of prostitution.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#12 - Episode 3
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/3/2019
With his friend in peril and a young woman kidnapped by the relentless serial killer, can Luther protect the innocent while preventing Cornelius's violent revenge from consuming him? Who is Luther willing to save, and who can't he bear to lose?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#13 - Episode 4
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/4/2019
Reeling from the death of his friend, Luther races to save the others from Cornelius's terrible retribution. With Luther's increasing absence from the case, Halliday heads the hunt for a killer on the loose - a killer determined to complete his final macabre masterpiece.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#16 - Episode 1
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/1/2019
A new spate of nightmarish murders brings DCI John Luther to once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London. As the body count rises, and gangster George Cornelius applies his own pressure, Luther must catch a killer to save his own neck.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#17 - Episode 2
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/2/2019
Luther must confront a demon from his past, as both the police and Cornelius converge on his home. With Halliday convinced that the body in the morgue isn't their killer, can Luther put his own troubles to one side and find the true murderer before he strikes again?Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#18 - Episode 2
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/22/2015
On the trail of a horrifying cannibalistic killer, Luther is dogged at every step by ghosts from his past. Isolated and on edge, it takes every fibre of Luther's being to keep it together. Can a cold case help unlock a mystery that's tormenting him to distraction? Meanwhile, the serial killer is still on the loose. Benny's hacking skills have revealed a list of hundreds of potential victims but, with a rapidly escalating number of crime scenes, Luther must use all his ingenuity to work out where the killer is headed next. Discovering it's all part of a macabre endgame, Luther is forced to put himself and his new colleague Emma into the heart of danger to try and stop the murdering madness.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#19 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/4/2010
Luther returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius's parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, unable to find evidence to convict, he becomes embroiled in a battle of wits with the suspect - who has set her sights on him and his estranged wife.
#20 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/11/2010
A gunman begins murdering uniformed police officers, prompting the detective to taunt the killer on TV in the hope of inspiring him to turn his anger on him and come out into the open. To his horror, Luther also learns that Alice Morgan has been investigating his past - and is threatening to tell Zoe what she has discovered.