The BEST episodes of Mystery Road

Every episode of Mystery Road ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mystery Road!

Detective Jay Swan takes on a grisly case in a new town, a coastal community where the desert meets the ocean and secrets past and present run deep. Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy. Spin-off from Ivan Sen’s films 'Mystery Road' and 'Goldstone'.

Last Updated: 2/29/2024Network: ABC (AU)Status: Ended
The Truth
214 votes

#1 - The Truth

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

In a race against time, Jay and Emma have to prove who really murdered Reese—or Marley will be gaoled for the crime.

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The Waterhole
220 votes

#2 - The Waterhole

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/24/2018

Reese’s murder sends Jay on a desperate journey to clear Marley's name before it's too late, which leads Emma to uncover a far greater crime.

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231 votes

#3 - Silence

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/17/2018

Marley's safe return has brought relief and elation to the town and his family—but where is Reese? And what is Marley hiding?

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Chasing Ghosts
247 votes

#4 - Chasing Ghosts

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

As time runs out to find the missing boys, pressure mounts on Shevorne to reveal what she knows.

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What You Do Now
93 votes

#5 - What You Do Now

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/24/2020

Jay is lured into a trap to rescue Mary and an epic gun battle erupts. Fran finally gets answers about Zoe and some closure, but it won't be in the form she expects.

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Blood Ties
173 votes

#6 - Blood Ties

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/3/2018

Two unannounced visitors in town cause chaos for Jay and Emma as they try to uncover what happened to the two missing young men.

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284 votes

#7 - Gone

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

When there is a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station, Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate. Working with local cop, Emma James, Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Directors: Rachel Perkins
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94 votes

#8 - Broken

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/10/2020

With the case apparently solved Jay is being encouraged to leave town, but something isn't adding up. Jay begins to question the motives of all those around him. Fran is dealt another blow in the search for justice for Zoe.

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To Live with the Living
91 votes

#9 - To Live with the Living

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/17/2020

Now in danger, Mary must lean into Jay for help. Jay struggles to keep Mary safe as the threat closes in on both of them. Fran feels betrayed as she digs deeper into Zoe's disappearance.

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94 votes

#10 - Artefacts

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/3/2020

Struggling with Mary's new relationship, Jay reluctantly uses Simon's help to narrow in on the drugs and murder investigation. With the discovery of the bones, Fran is determined to reopen Zoe's case on her own.

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The Flare
105 votes

#11 - The Flare

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/26/2020

Jay and Fran have Dylan on the hook, until a local businessman steps in and bails him out. Jay takes matters into his own hands to rectify the situation. Fran's world comes crashing down as a long-held fear suddenly surfaces.

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The Road
112 votes

#12 - The Road

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/19/2020

A decapitated body washes up in the mangroves, drawing Jay Swan to the furtive township of Gideon. It seems drug-related but is it also familiar? Partnered with local cop, Fran, Jay must unlock what the community knows.

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