The BEST Episodes of Sharp Objects

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2020

Network: HBO

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.


#1 - Milk

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 2018

Concerned for the safety of Amma, Camille puts her own life in jeopardy as she gets closer to the truth behind the shocking mysteries surrounding the Wind Gap killings.

star 8.25
1,454 votes
Writers: Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon

#2 - Falling

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 19, 2018

Camille crosses a line in her investigation of the prime suspect. Richard coaxes Jackie to offer up info about Marian Preaker’s death. Adora takes pains to keep an ailing Amma under her roof and in her care.

star 7.93
1,381 votes
Writers: Gillian Flynn, Scott Brown

#3 - Ripe

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 29, 2018

Camille shows Richard some of Wind Gap’s crime scenes, opening up old wounds. Alan confronts Adora about her sharing confidences with Chief Vickery, who is concerned about the Crellins hosting the annual “Calhoun Day” attended by Wind Gap’s youth. John shares off-the-record revelations with Camille that raise fresh concerns for her.

star 7.67
1,398 votes
Writers: Vince Calandra

#4 - Closer

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 5, 2018

Despite a potential serial killer on the loose in the community, Wind Gap residents gather for Calhoun Day, an annual southern-pride festival hosted by Adora on the grounds of her house. As Amma and her friends act out a traditional play depicting the sacrifices made by the wife of a Confederate soldier, Adora shares confidences with Richard that may impact his relationship with Camille.

star 7.62
1,348 votes
Writers: Scott Brown

#5 - Fix

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2018

Camille relives a recent tragedy as she struggles to piece together the murders in Wind Gap. Richard grows frustrated with Chief Vickery’s assumptions regarding potential suspects. A defiant Amma shows off her wild side to Camille, while Adora admonishes Camille for meddling in the investigation and a town in mourning.

star 7.61
1,497 votes
Writers: Alex Metcalf

#6 - Cherry

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 12, 2018

Adora provides Chief Vickery with a key piece of evidence in the Ann Nash murder case. Richard probes for details about Camille’s dark past. John’s girlfriend, Ashley, looks to make news for herself. Amma bonds with Camille during and after a wild party.

star 7.52
1,323 votes
Writers: Ariella Blejer, Dawn Kamoche

#7 - Dirt

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2018

Camille searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap’s latest victim, and clashes with her mother over Camille’s presence in the town. Richard finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion about the murderer’s profile. Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery about why he ignored the boy’s claim.

star 7.43
1,628 votes
Writers: Gillian Flynn

#8 - Vanish

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 8, 2018

Camille Preaker, a reporter for the St. Louis Chronicle, is sent to her rural hometown of Wind Gap by her editor, Curry, to file a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. The assignment, which reunites Camille with her overbearing mother, Adora, stepfather, Alan Crellin, and half-sister, Amma, brings back traumatic childhood memories, including the death of Camille’s younger sister, Marian, when both were schoolgirls. Tormented by her past and seeking refuge through alcohol, Camille joins Detective Richard Willis and Chief of Police Vickery in following leads around town that might shed light on the fate of the most recent missing girl.

star 7.40
1,950 votes
Writers: Marti Noxon