The BEST Episodes of Making a Murderer
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 1, 2021
Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America's heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear.
#3 - The Last Person to See Teresa Alive
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 18, 2015
As Steven's trial begins, his attorneys argue that law enforcement officials framed him and were negligent in not pursuing other leads in the case.
#5 - Trust No One
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Kathleen makes two of the biggest discoveries of the case. Brendan's lawyers take his case to the next level.
#7 - The Great Burden
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 18, 2015
After two long days of closing arguments, the jury deliberates. Steven's fate hinges on whether the jury believes police misconduct may have occurred.
#9 - Lack of Humility
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 18, 2015
Steven's trial is over, but a new one is just beginning. Will the jury find the suspect's confession or his conflicting statements more believable?
#10 - Friday Nite
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
A witness comes forward with new information about Teresa's car. Kathleen attempts to build the timeline of what happened to Teresa on Oct. 31, 2005.
#11 - Turning the Tables
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 18, 2015
As Steven starts creating a new life for himself, he pursues a lawsuit against Manitowoc County law enforcement officials for corruption in his case.
#13 - Special Care
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Kathleen uncovers evidence about one of the State's star witnesses. Brendan's case takes another unexpected turn.
#14 - Words and Words Only
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Brendan's lawyers work to prove his conviction was based on a coerced confession. Kathleen tests Steven in new ways and visits the alleged crime scene.
#15 - Item FL
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Kathleen runs new tests on the bullet believed to have killed Teresa Halbach and tracks Teresa's movements on the day she disappeared.
#16 - A Legal Miracle
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Kathleen's forensic experts review the evidence found in Steven's burn pit. A 1996 statute limits Brendan’s chances of success in federal court.
#17 - What + Why = Who
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Searching for evidence of tampering, Kathleen visits Steven’s trailer. A new twist in Brendan's case sends his family on an emotional roller coaster.
#18 - Number 18
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Powerhouse lawyer Kathleen Zellner offers to take Steven's case. Brendan's postconviction lawyers fight in federal court to try to get him released.
#19 - Everything Takes Time
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Kathleen obtains access to some of the original physical evidence from the case. The former prosecutor holds a press conference.
#20 - Welcome to Wisconsin
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2018
Cautiously optimistic, Brendan and his family wait to hear important news about his case. Kathleen files a motion for new scientific testing.