The BEST episodes of Outlier

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

In the middle of the night, far north in Norway at Finnmarksvidda, the Sami teenager Elle Jannok is on her way home from a party, when she finds a cell phone ringing. The phone belongs to a missing girl, Sofie. A couple of days later, the local police discover Sofie’s body in a caravan three hours south of Finnmark.

Last Updated: 4/22/2024Network: HBO NordicStatus: Ended
Old Tracks
20 votes

#1 - Old Tracks

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/27/2020

Maja's theory of a possible serial killer is finally heard by the police, who permit her to join the investigation despite their doubts. She begins to dig into old cases in the archives, searching for a pattern.

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16 votes

#2 - Setback

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/27/2020

Maja is reduced to the sidelines and is close to giving up. But information about Maja's own family sheds new light on the murder. Could the killer have been a part of Maja's inner circle.

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Wrong Man
21 votes

#3 - Wrong Man

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/27/2020

Maja defies all warnings and begins to investigate on her own accord. And she grows increasingly confident in her theory - the police are wrong.

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13 votes

#4 - Breakdown

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/27/2020

Despite all the warnings about dragging her private trauma into the case, Maja decides to try one last time to talk to her demented mother.

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23 votes

#5 - Contexts

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/27/2020

Maja and the other investigators are looking for connections between several murders and missing person cases. They discover that the pattern much more extensive than first thought.

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13 votes

#6 - Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/27/2020

Maja's confrontation with her father has major consequences. The day after their feud, he is found dead at home having taken his own life. The shock of the loss of her father sends Maja even closer to the tipping point.

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The Killing
23 votes

#7 - The Killing

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/27/2020

A teenage girl, Sofie, disappears on her way home from a party in Kautokeino. A friend reports her missing to the police, but the case is not taken seriously. Not until Sofie is found murdered in a village a few hours away.

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The Showdown
14 votes

#8 - The Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/27/2020

After going down what turns out to be a blind alley, the suspicion falls on a man who was close to Maja's family in his youth. The police strike, but he escapes and disappears.

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