The BEST Episodes of The Night Of

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Network: HBO

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

The Call of the Wild

#1 - The Call of the Wild

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 28, 2016

In the series finale, Stone finds himself in the spotlight thanks to a controversy enveloping Naz's defense team.

star 8.40
4,517 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price
Ordinary Death

#2 - Ordinary Death

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 21, 2016

The trial of The State v. Nasir Khan moves to the defense phase.

star 8.16
4,528 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
The Beach

#3 - The Beach

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 10, 2016

What starts as a perfect night for Pakistani-American student Nasir “Naz” Khan becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder.

star 8.12
5,351 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price
The Art of War

#4 - The Art of War

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 31, 2016

At Rikers, an inmate named Calvin takes Naz into his confidence as Freddy continues to make protection overtures. On the outside looking in, Stone plays detective and uncovers some important information about Andrea's troubled past. Alison and Helen discuss a possible plea deal for Naz as Chandra counsels the accused.

star 8.10
4,521 votes
Directors: James Marsh
Writers: Richard Price
The Season of the Witch

#5 - The Season of the Witch

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 7, 2016

Detective Box reconstructs Naz’s whereabouts on “the night of.”

star 8.04
4,608 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Samson and Delilah

#6 - Samson and Delilah

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 14, 2016

As prosecutor Helen Weiss prepares for trial, Naz’s alliance with Freddy deepens.

star 8.02
4,488 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
A Dark Crate

#7 - A Dark Crate

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2016

Awaiting his formal arraignment at Rikers Island, Naz realizes that his survival, or perhaps his demise, rests with a particular inmate, Freddy.

star 7.99
4,743 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price
Subtle Beast

#8 - Subtle Beast

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2016

As attorney John Stone counsels Naz, lead detective Dennis Box investigates the crime.

star 7.96
4,920 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price