The BEST Episodes of The Five (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2020

Network: Sky1

A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five year old boy goes missing, 20 years later his DNA shows up at a crime scene.

Episode 5

#1 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2016

Slade’s life is turned upside down when he receives some devastating news. Danny insists that Mark leave the investigation to the police but another murder scene is soon unearthed. Pru starts to question the woman that she has become and looks to Mark for assistance.

star 8.00
84 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Danny Brocklehurst
Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 6, 2016

Pru puts herself in danger when she hits rock bottom and finally realises it’s time to sort out her life before it’s too late. Elsewhere, Mark is unnerved when he comes face to face with the evidence that will finally reveal the truth about Jesse’s disappearance.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Mick Ford
Episode 1

#3 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2016

In 1995 five year old Jesse Wells disappeared whilst playing with friends including older brother Mark. Twenty years later one of those friends, policeman Danny is investigating a woman's murder and finds Jesse's DNA at the crime scene. He informs Mark, now a lawyer and the other two friends, doctor Pru and Slade, who runs a homeless shelter. Paedophile Jakob Marosi had admitted to killing Jesse and sticks to his story when Mark visits him in prison. Slade encounters a young girl, Gemma Morgan, who has been missing for five years and claims to have been held with other children, her presence disturbing Slade's colleague Brit. Afterwards Slade goes to a meeting in a hotel room whilst Danny pursues the murder suspect who may or may not be Jesse.

star 7.50
56 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Danny Brocklehurst
Episode 10

#4 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 13, 2016

In a dramatic final episode, the tangled web of events unravels into a shocking conclusion that will keep viewers guessing until the very end. Mark, Danny, Pru and Slade have each endured their own personal battles as the decades old mystery has unravelled but things come to a head in a thrilling conclusion. One thing’s for sure, the lives of them and their families will never be the same again.

star 7.50
56 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Danny Brocklehurst
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2016

Danny brings in a suspect that could lead him to Jesse and calls on Mark for help. But he is shocked when a horrifying new lead lands at his door.

star 7.00
56 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Danny Brocklehurst
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2016

Danny and Ally make a shocking discovery and begin to wonder just what kind of a man Jesse may have become. Pru reaches a crossroad when Slade offers her an interesting proposition and a young man comes to Mark in search of help. But Mark is thrown into turmoil when he realises his closest friends have been lying to him.

star 7.00
56 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Dan Sefton
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2016

Pru helps Mark dig for information and ends up unearthing some dark secrets. Elsewhere, Danny and Ally are perplexed when they find another body while, at the shelter, someone’s past is about to catch up with them.

star 7.00
84 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Mick Ford
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2016

Mark’s head is sent into a spin when Slade reveals a very dark secret. Danny makes a breakthrough in the case after finding some missing evidence but is forced to question his own part in Jesse’s disappearance when he receives a few home truths.

star 7.00
56 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: John Jackson
Episode 7

#9 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 6, 2016

Julie and Alan’s relationship is put to the test when an intruder breaks into their house and steals some old family photographs. Mark sets out to track him down, but soon begins to question himself. Meanwhile, Danny is forced to make a difficult decision in order to save his marriage.

star 7.00
56 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Mick Ford
Episode 9

#10 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 13, 2016

The nerve-shredding penultimate episode enters a dark world of devastating secrets as the mystery surrounding Jesse takes another earth-shattering turn.Danny and Mark go it alone. But just as they think they're getting close to the truth, Mark discovers some devastating news that makes him question everything.

star 7.00
28 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Danny Brocklehurst