The BEST Episodes of Prison Playbook

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Network: tvN

With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.

Episode 12

#1 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

While deciding which team he'll play for, Je-hyeok sets a condition that is very unlike him. Meanwhile, Crony continues his plan for payback.

star 8.50
10 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 16

#2 - Episode 16

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 18, 2018

Even for a man as patient and steadfast as Je-hyeok, sometimes life in prison just gets to be too much, which leads him to come to a drastic decision.

star 8.44
9 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 6, 2017

After the big announcement that broke the hearts of many, Je-hyeok starts showing interest in other career paths. Jean Valjean is soon to be released.

star 8.33
12 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 29, 2017

After he's transferred to a new facility, Je-hyeok shares a cell with an interesting group of inmates and begins working at a prison woodshop.

star 8.31
16 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 7, 2017

The arrival of the new inmate has everyone on edge. Various competitions are being held with boxes of ramen -- and something else -- up for grabs.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 14

#6 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 11, 2018

Things finally seem to be looking up for Je-hyeok until another calamity strikes. Meanwhile, Looney and Jung-woo continue to bicker like preschoolers.

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 8

#7 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 14, 2017

Dr. Ko needs a medical exam for his abdominal pain, but with the upcoming audit, Captain Na is pickier than ever in giving out authorizations.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 10

#8 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 21, 2017

Captain Yoo's chance at a retrial depends completely on a witness's willingness to testify. One inmate from Je-hyeok's cell prepares to say goodbye.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 7

#9 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 13, 2017

No one seems to know what kind of person Captain Yoo really is. Meanwhile at the woodshop, there's growing discontent toward the new chief.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 11

#10 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 3, 2018

Led by Min-chul, Je-hyeok's cellmates are on a mission to protect Je-hyeok from the newest inmate, who's plotting to take revenge.

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 4

#11 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 30, 2017

With a big prize at stake for the winner of a singing contest, the inmates get busy practicing. Je-hyeok needs permission to get outside medical care.

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 23, 2017

Je-hyeok's appeal is a week away, and everyone seems sure he'll win the case. Seagull demands that the Errand Boy sneak him a knife.

star 8.00
19 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 9

#13 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 20, 2017

New inmates, including one with particularly troubling behavior, get assigned to Joon-ho's wing. Min-chul seeks to find out what's worrying Dr. Ko.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 22, 2017

Baseball pitcher Kim Je-hyeok gets slapped with a completely unexpected prison sentence only days before his flight to Boston to join the Red Sox.

star 7.90
21 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 15

#15 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 17, 2018

Someone is plotting to make Je-hyeok's remaining months in prison as unpleasant as possible. Min-chul anxiously awaits the decision on his parole.

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung
Episode 13

#16 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 2018

Je-hyeok needs to talk to Ji-ho while he has phone privileges, but time is running out. Je-hyeok's cellmates share surprising details of their pasts.

star 7.56
9 votes
Directors: Shin Won-ho
Writers: Jung Bo-Hoon, Lee Woo-Jung