The BEST episodes of Outer Banks

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

On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance.

Last Updated: 3/20/2023Network:Netflix
Secret of the Gnomon
104 votes

#1 - Secret of the Gnomon

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/23/2023

The Pogues' search for El Dorado brings them deep into the jungle, where John B and Sarah face the ultimate test of their courage and family bonds.

The Coastal Venture
252 votes

#2 - The Coastal Venture

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/30/2021

John B, Pope, JJ and Kiara brace for a showdown on board the ship, while Sarah realizes the harsh truth of her distressing family situation.

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The Phantom
399 votes

#3 - The Phantom

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/15/2020

An island crawling with law enforcement and a looming tropical storm are just two of the obstacles facing John B as he tries to make his escape.

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Parcel 9
370 votes

#4 - Parcel 9

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/15/2020

A spooky island legend, a broken friendship and John B’s new living situation keep the crew on their toes as they search high and low for the treasure.

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The Runway
394 votes

#5 - The Runway

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2020

John B finally learns the truth about his dad — and sets off a chain of events that jeopardizes everything he and his friends have fought to accomplish.

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388 votes

#6 - Midsummers

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/15/2020

John B believes he's made a breakthrough in the hunt for the gold, but his desire to include Sarah in the quest causes friction among the friends.

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My Druthers
259 votes

#7 - My Druthers

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/30/2021

John B bristles when Sarah reconnects with a former flame. Ward's web of lies starts to unravel. Pope discovers a shocking family secret.

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The Darkest Hour
268 votes

#8 - The Darkest Hour

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/30/2021

JJ cooks up a risky plan to help out John B. Pope hunts down information about the key. Kiara and Sarah both deal with family fallout over the Pogues.

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The Bell Tower
380 votes

#9 - The Bell Tower

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/15/2020

With his options dwindling and enemies closing in, John B looks for an exit plan. Sarah feels pressured to pick a side. Pope lets his emotions out.

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Dead Calm
383 votes

#10 - Dead Calm

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/15/2020

JJ's reckless behavior ramps up when the friends try to score some quick cash. Meanwhile, John B grows closer to Sarah — and makes her dad suspicious.

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The Cross
258 votes

#11 - The Cross

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2021

Armed with new clues, the group braves perilous roads and swampland as they race to keep part of Pope's history from falling into the wrong hands.

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Welcome to Kitty Hawk
112 votes

#12 - Welcome to Kitty Hawk

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/23/2023

With their ride to Orinoco waiting on the tarmac, Kiara and JJ run into several complications. Rafe has a change of heart.

254 votes

#13 - Trapped

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/30/2021

The Pogues deal with a slew of setbacks — a medical emergency, a nosy neighbor, parental ultimatums — as they attempt to save Pope's family legacy.

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Spy Games
419 votes

#14 - Spy Games

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/15/2020

When John B's supervision-free home life catches up to him, he receives a well-timed assist — and some spiffing up — from the last person he expects.

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262 votes

#15 - Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/30/2021

Low on gas and strapped for cash, John B and Sarah run into trouble. Pope's appointment in Charleston takes an ominous turn over a proposed trade.

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Welcome to Poguelandia
164 votes

#16 - Welcome to Poguelandia

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/23/2023

An unexpected rescuer takes the Pogues from a remote island to Barbados, where they encounter a powerful treasure hunter with his own agenda.

The Forbidden Zone
406 votes

#17 - The Forbidden Zone

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/15/2020

As the gang hatches an illicit scheme to get to the bottom of the deep-sea mystery, John B confronts Sarah while Pope jumps at the chance for revenge.

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The Bells
143 votes

#18 - The Bells

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/23/2023

As her friends mount a rescue attempt, Kiara agrees to an uneasy truce with Rafe. A familiar sound grabs John B's attention.

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Tapping the Rudder
111 votes

#19 - Tapping the Rudder

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/23/2023

Rafe lays his cards on the table and Sarah calls in two favors. JJ's unorthodox plan to get to South America lands John B in hot water.

269 votes

#20 - Prayers

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/30/2021

A desperate scramble for help lands John B and Sarah in questionable surroundings. Pope receives a mysterious summons to an out-of-town meeting.

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The Heist
266 votes

#21 - The Heist

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/30/2021

With time running out, John B and Sarah strike an uneasy bargain, while Kiara, JJ and Pope search for evidence that could implicate Ward and Rafe.

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120 votes

#22 - Heists

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/23/2023

Sarah convinces an old friend to help with a high-risk, high-reward mission. Looking to access a museum collection, John B and his dad get creative.

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Fathers and Sons
129 votes

#23 - Fathers and Sons

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/23/2023

Big John and John B pick up where they left off - for better or worse. Cleo and Pope form a new club. Rafe reconnects with Ward.

Watch Now:Amazon
Happy Anniversary
117 votes

#24 - Happy Anniversary

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/23/2023

With Singh on the move, John B and JJ scramble to catch him. Pope makes a breakthrough. Sarah questions where her loyalties lie.

The Dark Forest
125 votes

#25 - The Dark Forest

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/23/2023

Secrets threaten to drive a wedge between John B and his friends. Sarah revisits a past life. Pope reaches a breaking point.

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