The BEST Episodes of Secrets and Lies (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

Ben Garner is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect, after he discovers the body of his neighbor's young son in the woods. As Detective Andrea Cornell digs for the truth, the secrets and lies of this town come to the surface and no one is above suspicion.

The Truth

#1 - The Truth

Season 2 - Episode 10

Patrick grapples with his new reality, as Detective Cornell closes in on Kate’s killer, and the murderer is finally exposed. Meanwhile, Danny frantically continues his search for his daughter, hoping to get one more chance to be a real dad. However, in the end, it is Cornell that faces a devastating surprise.

star 8.19
304 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Barbie Kligman, Judith McCreary
The Lie

#2 - The Lie

Season 1 - Episode 10

Certain that he is not responsible for Tom's death, Ben tries to finally relax and enjoy the Christmas that he missed with his family -- until a shocking discovery changes his plans. Meanwhile, with the evidence having been re-tested, Cornell puts all the pieces together and prepares to make an arrest. But in the stunning conclusion, Ben makes a decision that will change his family's life forever. The nightmare is only just starting.

star 8.18
501 votes
Writers: Barbie Kligman, Judith McCreary
The Brother

#3 - The Brother

Season 2 - Episode 9

Everywhere Eric turns, people are lying to him. One long-held secret and years of deceit leads to an explosive revelation that will change the Warner family forever. As the situation reaches a fever pitch, Eric makes a tragic admission about his past. And even though he claims not to know who killed Kate, it is becoming increasing clear to Detective Cornell who the murderer is, as the evidence mounts toward an arrest.

star 8.15
556 votes
Directors: Liz Friedlander
Writers: Barbie Kligman, Andrew Wilder
The Racket

#4 - The Racket

Season 2 - Episode 8

Eric is stunned as one by one the dominoes fall around him, and the secrets surrounding the mysterious house at 8686 Mint Hill Drive are revealed. The circumstances force him to take drastic action in an attempt to stop the demise of SEG and his family. Meanwhile, Detective Cornell inches closer to finding Kate's killer, and Eric enlists Danny's help in unlocking Kate's second iPad, and the information it provides leads him to THE very last person he expected.

star 8.06
665 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Barbie Kligman, Noah Nelson, Chitra Elizabeth Sampath
The Statement

#5 - The Statement

Season 2 - Episode 7

Eric and his father need to resolve their differences immediately, as Patrick’s secret sins and major transgressions come home to roost, blindsiding Eric and putting the whole Warner family and SEG in danger. Eric also uncovers evidence of a deadly surprise about his father. Meanwhile, Detective Cornell, along with her ex-husband, Ethan, wrestle with their guilt over their daughter Jennifer.

star 7.97
690 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Pamela Davis
The Mother

#6 - The Mother

Season 1 - Episode 9

Ben’s discovery in the attic further exacerbates his tension with Christy, who, to make matters worse, continues to keep the kids away from him. When Ben finally does get some much needed father-daughter time with Abby at the Christmas fair, an unwelcome guest changes the course of the evening. Meanwhile, after the leak in the crime lab left most of the forensic evidence in Tom’s case unusable, Det. Cornell refuses to sit idly by and wait for everything to be re-tested. She returns to the crime scene, hoping to find something new to drive her towards an arrest.

star 7.97
472 votes
Directors: Matt Penn
Writers: Pamela Davis, Judith McCreary
The Parent

#7 - The Parent

Season 2 - Episode 6

A mysterious visitor, who had a secret connection to Kate, turns up in Eric’s office and leads him to a startling discovery. The more indiscretions and lies are revealed, the more Eric questions who he can trust – especially his brother, Patrick. Meanwhile, the second anniversary of her partner’s unsolved murder has Detective Cornell frustrated and on edge. Her ex-husband, Ethan, turns up unannounced to share some difficult news. Tensions build between Cornell and Danny, threatening to thwart each of their plans, and she continues to simultaneously bait and butt heads with Eric.

star 7.91
663 votes
Directors: Tommy Lohmann
Writers: Barbie Kligman, Judy McCreary
The Detective

#8 - The Detective

Season 2 - Episode 4

Eric discovers that he and Danny have more in common than he first believed. The two get closer to finding Liam, but they aren’t the only ones who have been hot on his trail. At work, things begin to unravel when Patrick fails to cover for Eric at a big meeting and then gets swept up in Detective Cornell’s web of interrogation. And just when Eric begins to get some answers, he is confronted by a huge betrayal, leaving him speechless,

star 7.91
697 votes
The Son

#9 - The Son

Season 1 - Episode 8

All alone on Christmas Eve, Ben must face the fact that Detective Cornell has uncovered damning video evidence that practically guarantees he will be charged with Tom's death -- unless he can remember what happened that fateful night. Along with Dave, a desperate Ben retraces his steps, searching for any clue that might jog his memory and clear his name. Meanwhile, the Crawford's marriage is falling into total disarray, and Natalie and Abby are caught in the crossfire of Christy and Ben's increasingly nasty verbal battles. Ben's lawyer, John Garner, comes up with an alternative theory of the murder, which leads to a shocking discovery and more secrets and lies from those closest to Ben.

star 7.80
483 votes
Directors: Laura Innes
Writers: Andrew Wilder
The Daughter

#10 - The Daughter

Season 2 - Episode 5

Eric discovers that Danny is not who he appears to be, and it may cost Cornell her job. Meanwhile, Cornell reveals more of Kate’s secrets to an unsuspecting Eric, who begins to question the motives of even those closest to him. In a desperate search for answers, Eric and Patrick take a trip to visit someone from Kate’s past, who reveals an astonishing secret. Finally, Danny makes a last-ditch effort to secure Eric’s support, as he pursues his own agenda,

star 7.78
665 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Joe Halpin, Barbie Kligman
The Husband

#11 - The Husband

Season 2 - Episode 2

Eric’s shocking past transgression leads Detective Cornell to interrogate him, revealing the first of Kate’s many secrets. Desperate to prove that his life with Kate wasn’t just one big lie, Amanda helps him search for answers. Despite her strong objections, Eric wants to bring his new findings to Detective Cornell. However, once he sees an ex-girlfriend – one of his worst nightmares – with Cornell at the police station, his hopes of redirecting her investigation quickly fade.

star 7.78
796 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Joe Halpin, Judith McCreary
The Cop

#12 - The Cop

Season 1 - Episode 7

Ben visits a prison inmate who provides information that might prove Detective Cornell is pushing the boundaries of the law. As he attempts to bring Cornell down, an anonymous tip puts the spotlight back on Ben as the prime suspect, and the Crawford family finally collapses under the strain.

star 7.76
470 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Judith McCreary
The Confession

#13 - The Confession

Season 1 - Episode 6

When his stalker ups the ante, Ben accepts Detective Cornell's offer of protection for his family.

star 7.74
477 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: Chitra Elizabeth Sampath
The Fall

#14 - The Fall

Season 2 - Episode 1

Eric is attending a party to honor his dad passing over the reins of the company to him, when suddenly tragedy strikes. Eric's smart and beautiful wife, Kate Warner, is found dead, and life, as he knows it, is over. Overseeing the case is the unflappable and formidable Detective Andrea Cornell. She immediately puts the grieving husband in her crosshairs, but, as always, secrets seep out about this seemingly perfect family and turn their world upside down. As Eric battles to prove his innocence and save the family’s company, he discovers that his beloved Kate and the rest of his family are not who they appeared to be. Detective Cornell also has cast a wide net over the whole Warner family. There’s Eric’s charming and lovable finance-magnate father, John Warner. The father of three children, he built his private equity firm on a model of honesty and morality, but Kate’s death puts his succession plans on hold, and he may find that his stunning business achievement is really a house of cards.

star 7.71
873 votes
The Liar

#15 - The Liar

Season 2 - Episode 3

Eric attempts to track down Kate’s missing assistant, Liam, only to find out that he is not at all who he said he was. But was Kate on to him or not? A secret rendezvous Kate had at a sleazy motel only poses more questions about who murdered her. Meanwhile, Cornell confronts Eric with explosive information obtained by questioning his ex-girlfriend Tina Sawyer. Finally, Eric pursues a woman who may have ties to Liam, only to find that someone has gotten there first.

star 7.68
730 votes
Writers: Pam Davis, Barbie Kligman, Noah Nelson
The Trail

#16 - The Trail

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ben becomes the prime suspect in a murder after finding the body of his neighbor's young son, and he and his family are engulfed in a media firestorm after a detective's routine questioning.

star 7.62
709 votes
Writers: Barbie Kligman
The Sister

#17 - The Sister

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ben’s paranoia spreads to his neighbors, the Richardsons, with disastrous consequences.

star 7.62
503 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: Alfonso H. Moreno
The Jacket

#18 - The Jacket

Season 1 - Episode 5

While trying to help his neighbor's son, Ben finds an piece of evidence related to Tom's murder.

star 7.61
492 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Pamela Davis
The Affair

#19 - The Affair

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ben struggles to keep his family together after a damaging revelation is made public right before the holidays, but he also discovers a shocking piece of evidence that could tie him to Tom's murder.

star 7.60
505 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Andrew Wilder
The Father

#20 - The Father

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ben starts to conduct his own investigation after learning shocking news about the murder case from Detective Cornell, and the deceased boy's mother suspects his estranged father may be responsible for his death.

star 7.48
553 votes
Writers: Barbie Kligman