The BEST Episodes of Rectify

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: SundanceTV

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.

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All I'm Sayin'

#1 - All I'm Sayin'

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 14, 2016

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 8.70
606 votes
Directors: Ray McKinnon
Writers: Ray McKinnon

#2 - Unhinged

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 21, 2014

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 8.50
652 votes
Writers: Kate Powers, Ray McKinnon
A House Divided

#3 - A House Divided

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 26, 2016

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

star 8.31
682 votes
Directors: Patrick Cady
Writers: Ray McKinnon
Until You're Blue

#4 - Until You're Blue

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 14, 2014

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 8.29
624 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Scott Teems, Victoria Morrow
Happy Unburdening

#5 - Happy Unburdening

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 7, 2016

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 8.27
601 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Kate Powers, Ray McKinnon
The Source

#6 - The Source

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2015

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

star 8.26
600 votes
Directors: Ray McKinnon
Writers: Ray McKinnon
The Future

#7 - The Future

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2015

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

star 8.22
591 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
Writers: Kate Power, Ray McKinnon
The Great Destroyer

#8 - The Great Destroyer

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 7, 2014

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

star 8.20
677 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Ray McKinnon, Scott Teems
Pineapples In Paris

#9 - Pineapples In Paris

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 23, 2016

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

star 8.18
620 votes
Directors: Scott Teems
Writers: Coleman Herbert, Scott Teems
Jacob's Ladder

#10 - Jacob's Ladder

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 20, 2013

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 8.16
811 votes
Directors: Ray McKinnon
Writers: Ray McKinnon

#11 - Physics

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 2016

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

star 8.11
595 votes
Writers: Coleman Herbert, Scott Teems
Go Ask Roger

#12 - Go Ask Roger

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 16, 2016

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

star 8.02
600 votes
Writers: Ray McKinnon
Weird as You

#13 - Weird as You

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 31, 2014

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

star 8.01
603 votes
Directors: Sanaa Hamri
Writers: Coleman Herbert
Mazel Tov

#14 - Mazel Tov

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 24, 2014

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

star 7.97
653 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Chad Feehan
Girl Jesus

#15 - Girl Jesus

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2015

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 7.97
593 votes
Directors: Scott Teems
Writers: Scott Teems
Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice

#16 - Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 2016

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 7.96
604 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
Writers: Ray McKinnon
Charlie Darwin

#17 - Charlie Darwin

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 3, 2014

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 7.95
777 votes
Writers: Coleman Herbert
Donald the Normal

#18 - Donald the Normal

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 10, 2014

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 7.94
635 votes
Directors: David Lowery
Writers: Kate Powers, Ray McKinnon
Sleeping Giants

#19 - Sleeping Giants

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 26, 2014

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 7.93
717 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Scott Teems
Drip, Drip

#20 - Drip, Drip

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 13, 2013

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 7.93
889 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Ray McKinnon
Sown With Salt

#21 - Sown With Salt

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2015

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

star 7.90
562 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Coleman Herbert
Running with the Bull

#22 - Running with the Bull

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2014

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 7.87
764 votes
Writers: Ray McKinnon
Act as If

#23 - Act as If

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 17, 2014

Daniel meets Lezley, an unusual local entrepreneur who makes Daniel an unlikely offer. Amantha struggles to adapt to a challenging new environment. Ted, Jr. bonds with Tawney, only to learn she's made a surprising decision. Ted, Sr.'s patience is tested as he copes with the aftermath of Daniel's disastrous new project, but when he tries to address the situation, Janet curtly shoots him down. Daniel explores a little-known side of Paulie while Amantha reconnects with Jon Stern.

star 7.87
664 votes
Writers: Victoria Morrow

#24 - Yolk

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 2, 2016

Back in Paulie, the Holden/Talbot family adjusts to daily life without Daniel's influence and Janet frets over Daniel's life away from home.

star 7.87
617 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Ray McKinnon

#25 - Hoorah

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2015

Surprise and dismay spread in the aftermath of Daniel’s confession. DA Sondra Person has some questions. Sheriff Daggett finds George Melton.

star 7.81
653 votes
Writers: Ray McKinnon