The BEST Episodes of Mystery Road

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2021

Network: ABC (AU)

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'.

The Truth

#1 - The Truth

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.

star 8.09
175 votes
What You Do Now

#2 - What You Do Now

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.

star 7.65
48 votes
To Live with the Living

#3 - To Live with the Living

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.

star 7.63
48 votes

#4 - Broken

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 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.

star 7.57
51 votes
The Waterhole

#5 - The Waterhole

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.53
180 votes

#6 - Silence

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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?

star 7.46
192 votes
Chasing Ghosts

#7 - Chasing Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 10, 2018

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

star 7.45
207 votes
Blood Ties

#8 - Blood Ties

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.45
132 votes

#9 - Gone

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.43
231 votes
Directors: Rachel Perkins
The Flare

#10 - The Flare

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.27
56 votes

#11 - Artefacts

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.26
50 votes
The Road

#12 - The Road

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.05
59 votes