The BEST Episodes of Manhunt

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2020

Network: Spectrum

Inspired by actual events, this true crime anthology series takes a deep dive into the dark, twisted minds of terrorists and follows the brave souls who hunt them down.

USA vs Theodore J. Kaczynski

#1 - USA vs Theodore J. Kaczynski

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 12, 2017

When Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty.

star 7.99
1,125 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Andrew Sodroski
Lincoln

#2 - Lincoln

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 5, 2017

FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald is under the gun to amass the evidence needed to secure a search warrant for Ted Kaczynski’s cabin. Why the extreme sense of urgency? Because the plan was originally for a small surveillance team on the ground in Montana to build a case for a warrant over months, but after CBS News learns that the Unabomber has been identified, the FBI has just 24 hours until the network reports it. Now it’s up to Fitz to find a linguistic “smoking gun” that will tie Kaczynski to the Manifesto in the eyes of a Federal judge.

star 7.85
1,071 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Jim Clemente, Nick Schenk, Tony Gittelson
Ted

#3 - Ted

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 29, 2017

In a letter to his brother, Ted recounts the key events from his past that informed his decision to engage in terrorist activities.

star 7.83
1,116 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Andrew Sodroski
Open Season

#4 - Open Season

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

Eric, starving and bereft of allies, is finally captured. But as his day in court—and Richard's exoneration—approaches, he has another dangerous secret in store for law enforcement.

star 7.81
70 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Allison Moore
Abri

#5 - Abri

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 22, 2017

Fitz receives linguistic proof that Ted is the Unabomber. He tracks down Ted's brother David, who is astonished at the accuracy of Fitz's profile.

star 7.76
1,132 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Jim Clemente, Steven Katz, Tony Gittelson
Publish or Perish

#6 - Publish or Perish

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 15, 2017

The Unabomber will stop bombing if his Manifesto is published. Fitz pushes for publication with S.A.C. Ackerman, who presents Fitz's argument to Attorney General Janet Reno.

star 7.71
1,177 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Nick Towne
Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

#7 - Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 8, 2017

Linguist Natalie Rogers helps Fitz find clues about the Unabomber's identity in the Manifesto, but their findings face skepticism at the UTF. In 1997, Ted claims he can invalidate all of the evidence against him.

star 7.68
1,244 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Max Hurwitz
Pure Wudder

#8 - Pure Wudder

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 1, 2017

When the elusive Unabomber threatens to blow up a jetliner, Fitz must determine if the threat is real. In 1997, Fitz confronts Ted for the first time.

star 7.62
1,230 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Andrew Sodroski, Jim Clemente, Tony Gittelson
UNABOM

#9 - UNABOM

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 1, 2017

In 1995, FBI profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald joins the Unabom Task Force. Fitz recommends new methods of profiling but finds no allies among the agents in charge. In 1997, Fitz is tasked with confronting Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.

star 7.58
1,457 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Andrew Sodroski
Unabubba

#10 - Unabubba

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

When the media gets wind of the FBI's "hero-bomber" theory, a media firestorm erupts, engulfing Richard and his family. Meanwhile, ATF agents raise doubts as bombings continue.

star 7.49
104 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Andrew Sodroski
Run Rudolph Run

#11 - Run Rudolph Run

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

The FBI identifies serial bomber Eric Rudolph and gives chase, but Eric escapes into the forest. Richard and Watson discover powerful evidence that could exonerate Richard and contemplate turning to the press for help.

star 7.46
99 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Nick Towne
Eric

#12 - Eric

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

Eric manipulates locals, militia, and FBI alike as he plans a major counterattack. Meanwhile, Richard appears on "60 Minutes" in a high-stakes gamble to save his reputation once and for all.

star 7.46
90 votes
Directors: Ali Selim
Writers: Andrew Sodroski
Army of God

#13 - Army of God

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

Viewing him as a freedom fighter under siege, local militias rally around Eric and attack the FBI. As Embry continues to investigate, he learns that Eric is not who he claims to be.

star 7.42
96 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Nick Schenk
Centbom

#14 - Centbom

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

Security guard Richard Jewell saves hundreds of lives when he discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. But his heroic act quickly comes under the scrutiny of law enforcement as pressure mounts to catch the killer.

star 7.39
131 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Andrew Sodroski
Land of the Noonday Sun

#15 - Land of the Noonday Sun

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

The FBI search for Eric spins out of control as anti-government locals and Eric's family push back. Meanwhile, Richard must confront his inner demons as he prepares for a pivotal press conference.

star 7.37
98 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Allison Moore
Join or Die

#16 - Join or Die

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

FBI agent Brennan realizes he needs to change course radically to catch Eric and allies with Embry to do so. In Atlanta, Kathy Scruggs comes face to face with Richard for the first time ever.

star 7.36
86 votes
Directors: Ali Selim
Writers: Nick Towne
Bombingham

#17 - Bombingham

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

While Richard fights back against the FBI and the media, ATF Agent Embry investigates a serial bomber terrorizing the Southeast and discovers a crucial link to the Olympic bomb.

star 7.36
98 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Denise Harkavy
Don't Tread on Me

#18 - Don't Tread on Me

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

Risking everything, Brennan and Embry appeal to a powerful local militia leader with the truth about Eric, and a call for unity and moral courage.

star 7.31
80 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Nick Schenk