The BEST Episodes of The Night Of

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 15, 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

Stone finds himself in the spotlight as Naz's trial reaches an unexpected climax.

star 8.39
4,597 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Ordinary Death

#2 - Ordinary Death

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 21, 2016

Naz's trial moves to the defense phase; Stone tails a suspicious family member; Freddy loses a pawn.

star 8.15
4,597 votes
Directors: Nicolas Duval
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 8.11
5,442 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
The Art of War

#4 - The Art of War

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 31, 2016

Naz weighs the pros and cons of copping a plea as Stone opens a window to Andrea's past.

star 8.10
4,594 votes
Directors: James Marsh
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
The Season of the Witch

#5 - The Season of the Witch

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 7, 2016

Stone takes on a commission; Naz vents his frustrations; Box and Helen gather evidence.

star 8.03
4,674 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Samson and Delilah

#6 - Samson and Delilah

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 14, 2016

Stone follows an intriguing new lead; Naz's trial begins with opening statements from the prosecution and defense.

star 8.02
4,563 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
A Dark Crate

#7 - A Dark Crate

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2016

As Naz learns the survival rules in Rikers, his parents are tempted by a counteroffer for their son's defense.

star 7.99
4,816 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Subtle Beast

#8 - Subtle Beast

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2016

Stone warns Naz to keep quiet. Box meets with the victim's stepfather and, later, prosecutor Helen Weiss.

star 7.96
4,996 votes
Directors: Steven Zaillian
Writers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian