The BEST episodes of The Brink

Every episode of The Brink ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Brink!

An epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Larson; Alex Talbot, a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Tilson, an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War III.

Last Updated: 12/2/2023Network: HBOStatus: Ended
There Will Be Consequences
677 votes

#1 - There Will Be Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/23/2015

There is a looming global crisis, which Walter tries to avert with other heads of state via videoconferencing. Zeke and Glenn end up in a compromised state. Alex attempts to make a personal connection with Zaman.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Just a Little Crazy Talk
766 votes

#2 - Just a Little Crazy Talk

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/16/2015

Walter seeks to make a deal with Zaman's highest-ranking general. A grounded Zeke and Glenn find a way to pass the time. Rafiq's translation helps Alex determine how to go about implementing Walter's "Plan B".

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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Who's Grover Cleveland?
697 votes

#3 - Who's Grover Cleveland?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/9/2015

Alex makes amends. Zeke is forced to face the women in his life. Walter urges caution in the Situation Room.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Wes Jones
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Sticky Wicket
728 votes

#4 - Sticky Wicket

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/2/2015

Alex plans an escape for some Pakistani schoolgirls. Zeke is challenged to a fight. Walter fakes a medical emergency.

Directors: Scott Winant
Writer: Aasif Mandvi
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I'll Never Be Batman
822 votes

#5 - I'll Never Be Batman

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/12/2015

Alex gets advice from Walter before his crucial rendezvous with Raja. Walter works around a medical emergency and interference from above to cut a deal with India's foreign minister. Zeke realizes he's promised more than he can deliver to the women in his life.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Baghdad My Ass
866 votes

#6 - Baghdad My Ass

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/5/2015

Alex needs to get to the U.S. embassy to send a message to Walter. Zeke and Glenn land in the brig to await their disciplinary hearing. Walter's desperate flight to India could be in jeopardy due to a medical emergency.

Directors: John Poll
1140 votes

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/21/2015

An unlikely trio try to prevent World War III: the U.S. secretary of state in Washington, D.C., a low-level diplomat in Islamabad, and a stressed-out Navy fighter pilot on an aircraft carrier in the Red Sea.

Directors: Jay Roach
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Tweet Tweet Tweet
800 votes

#8 - Tweet Tweet Tweet

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/26/2015

Walter runs into Joanne in Tel Aviv and tries to use her new position to his advantage. Zeke and Glenn, who are being held hostage by Martin and Vanessa, agree to participate in role-playing games in hopes of being released. Kittredge shares a revolutionary dream with Alex.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Sam Forman
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913 votes

#9 - Half-Cocked

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/28/2015

Alex is captured by Zaman's soldiers and subjected to intense interrogation when they suspect he's working for the CIA. Walter begs the president to delay the air strikes until he can reach someone in the Pakistani government. Zeke and Glenn continue their high-stakes mission under extreme circumstances.

Directors: Tim Robbins
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Swim, Shmuley, Swim
798 votes

#10 - Swim, Shmuley, Swim

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/19/2015

Zeke and Glenn are rescued by an eccentric English couple after escaping their armed captors. Alex and Rafiq find Fareeda hiding at her school with a group of female students who have nowhere to go. Walter defies the president by flying to Israel to meet with the prime minister.

Directors: J. Michael Muro
Writer: Jack Kukoda
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