The Best Episodes of Rectify

Last Updated: Jul 19, 2018

Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden upon his release from jail after serving nineteen years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the State's original case. Holden, who was only eighteen years of age when convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal rape and murder of a sixteen year old girl, returns to his family and to his hometown where the murder occurred and where many still believe he is guilty. Daniel spent all of his adult life waiting to die. Now he must learn how to live again or decide if he even wants to while others choose whether or not he will have that chance.

All I'm Sayin'

#1 - All I'm Sayin'

Season 4 - Episode 8

As he begins to realize what his new life may entail, Daniel starts to appreciate the progress he's made. Janet bonds with someone unexpected.

star 8.58
497 votes
Directors: Ray McKinnon
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#2 - Unhinged

Season 2 - Episode 10

Daniel has a problem accepting Jon Stern's advice, while Tawney rethinks her options. Ted Jr seeks a favor. Amantha comes clean to Jon Stern.

star 8.36
493 votes
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Jacob's Ladder

#3 - Jacob's Ladder

Season 1 - Episode 6

As the town's anger hits the boiling point, Daniel's family goes on alert. Foulkes presses the D.A. for a retrial. Ted Jr. & Tawney recover from disturbing encounters. Trey Willis searches for the missing George Melton. Daniel must decide his future.

star 8.20
576 votes
Directors: Ray McKinnon
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A House Divided

#4 - A House Divided

Season 4 - Episode 1

Daniel is navigating the complicated dynamics of group living at The New Canaan Project and learning to cope with his new normal.

star 8.18
568 votes
Directors: Patrick Cady
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The Source

#5 - The Source

Season 3 - Episode 6

Janet and Daniel take a road trip. Tawney returns home. Jon regrets not helping Daniel more. Amantha has dinner with an unexpected companion.

star 8.17
469 votes
Directors: Ray McKinnon
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Until You're Blue

#6 - Until You're Blue

Season 2 - Episode 9

Recent events frustrate Ted Jr., while Ted Sr. attempts to protect the family. Daniel is faced with a tough decision. Amantha tries to sort some things out and lets off some steam.

star 8.17
465 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
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The Future

#7 - The Future

Season 3 - Episode 5

Daniel tries to repair the pool. Daggett reveals a surprising theory about George Melton’s death. Tawney visits her former foster mother.

star 8.16
463 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
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Happy Unburdening

#8 - Happy Unburdening

Season 4 - Episode 7

Daniel worries that his life has gotten a little too real. Janet is loosening her grip on the past while Teddy opens up to Ted, Sr. about his future.

star 8.09
492 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Pineapples In Paris

#9 - Pineapples In Paris

Season 4 - Episode 5

Daniel has a confrontation in group therapy that makes him question the possibility of adjusting to normal life.

star 8.01
511 votes
Directors: Scott Teems
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Drip, Drip

#10 - Drip, Drip

Season 1 - Episode 5

Daniel begins to lose his grip on reality as he struggles to adjust to life on the outside; Ted Jr. starts to question Daniel's innocence.

star 8.00
576 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
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The Great Destroyer

#11 - The Great Destroyer

Season 2 - Episode 8

A reluctant Daniel seeks help. Unsettling news leads to an intense debate at the Talbots. CJ Pickens bears some startling news.

star 7.98
470 votes
Directors: Bill Gierhart
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#12 - Physics

Season 4 - Episode 6

Ted Sr. seeks his own bliss. Janet and Daniel attempt to be honest with one another about what's between them.

star 7.93
490 votes
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Mazel Tov

#13 - Mazel Tov

Season 2 - Episode 6

Daniel heads out on a strange errand and mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, the family surprises Janet with unexpected birthday presents.

star 7.89
465 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
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Go Ask Roger

#14 - Go Ask Roger

Season 4 - Episode 4

Daniel gets a temporary respite from the grind of the halfway house when he and Chloe set out on an adventure.

star 7.87
496 votes
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Weird as You

#15 - Weird as You

Season 2 - Episode 7

Daniel continues to seek answers. Stern meets with the DA. Sen. Foulkes undertakes a disreputable task. Amantha and a coworker bond.

star 7.85
445 votes
Directors: Sanaa Hamri
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Girl Jesus

#16 - Girl Jesus

Season 3 - Episode 4

Daniel struggles to follow the terms of his probation. Teddy pushes Tawney into making a painful confession. Janet loses her temper with Ted, Sr.

star 7.85
462 votes
Directors: Scott Teems
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Donald the Normal

#17 - Donald the Normal

Season 2 - Episode 4

A recovered Daniel embarks on a day trip to explore Atlanta and enjoy a taste of big-city anonymity, but even in a crowd, Daniel draws attention. He returns to Paulie, troubled by the way his past follows him. Taking her mother's advice, Amantha begins packing up her apartment, in anticipation of moving back to Atlanta. On a quest for moving supplies, Amantha confronts the depressing realities of a small town and realizes that she needs more in her life than just her brother's legal troubles. Tawney and Ted, Jr. enjoy a fun and somewhat boozy afternoon entertaining their friends Kent and Joon Benny. After their guests leave, Teddy tries to reconnect with his wife, only to be pushed away by a frustrated and overwhelmed Tawney. Stung and humiliated, Ted, Jr. seeks understanding from an unexpected quarter.

star 7.84
473 votes
Directors: David Lowery
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Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice

#18 - Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice

Season 4 - Episode 3

Daniel continues to adjust to group living which is further complicated by his new roommate. Meanwhile, Amantha continues to reexamine her past by reconnecting with a former high school classmate.

star 7.81
497 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
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Running with the Bull

#19 - Running with the Bull

Season 2 - Episode 1

Daniel's family fears he won't recover from his injuries and his attackers will escape justice. Judy Dean shows Bobby some unexpected affection. Ted, Jr. hides a shameful secret from his wife. Sheriff Daggett investigates Daniel’s beating.

star 7.80
551 votes
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Charlie Darwin

#20 - Charlie Darwin

Season 2 - Episode 3

Still recovering from his injuries, Daniel makes a startling decision. Amantha is outraged by Daniel’s choice and hurt when Janet takes his side.Teddy asks Janet for help and ends up forced into an awkward situation with Tawney. Bobby Dean has an unexpected conversation with Sheriff Daggett. Jon Stern gains a valuable, but disturbing insight into a client's case and Daniel bends a few rules.

star 7.79
488 votes
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Sleeping Giants

#21 - Sleeping Giants

Season 2 - Episode 2

Amantha dreads the worst as she prepares for Daniel to awaken from his induced coma. Teddy's business plans are thwarted by his dad, and he gets some unwelcome news from Tawney. Jared learns more about his older brother and the late Hanna Dean.

star 7.79
507 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
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Plato's Cave

#22 - Plato's Cave

Season 1 - Episode 4

Janet's day in town with Daniel turns into a media circus; Sheriff Daggett questions Trey Willis about a missing witness.

star 7.76
608 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
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Modern Times

#23 - Modern Times

Season 1 - Episode 3

Daniel retreats from the stress of recent events; Tawney reaches out to Daniel, unbeknownst to her husband; Amantha fears that the town's anger could erupt at any moment.

star 7.76
646 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
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Sown With Salt

#24 - Sown With Salt

Season 3 - Episode 3

Daniel discovers some new, unpleasant restrictions on his life. Daggett investigates George’s death. Amantha endures Thrifty Town management training.

star 7.75
434 votes
Directors: Bill Gierhart
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Sexual Peeling

#25 - Sexual Peeling

Season 1 - Episode 2

Daniel explores the town while Amantha worries about his safety; Ted Jr. fears for the future of the family business; tension run high at Daniel's welcome home party.

star 7.71
722 votes
Directors: Bill Gierhart
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