The BEST Episodes of The North Water

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Network: AMC+

The North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey with a murderous psychopath. In search of redemption, his story becomes a harsh struggle for survival in the Arctic wasteland.

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The Devils of the Earth

#1 - The Devils of the Earth

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 5, 2021

Drax has a daring opportunity to escape, but must convince Cavendish to help him. Otto's vision coming to life, Sumner hunts a bear, but strays too far into icy oblivion.

star 7.85
147 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
Homo Homini Lupus

#2 - Homo Homini Lupus

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 29, 2021

A discovery by Sumner sends Drax into a murderous rage. Cavendish proves crucial in Baxter and Brownlee's plan. An arctic storm rages and threatens the safety of the ship's crew.

star 7.78
137 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
To Live Is to Suffer

#3 - To Live Is to Suffer

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 12, 2021

After healing in a missionary cabin, Sumner returns to Hull to demand money from Baxter to start a new life. Can he outrun his demons, and has he really seen the last of Henry Drax?

star 7.76
127 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
We Men Are Wretched Things

#4 - We Men Are Wretched Things

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 22, 2021

Sumner’s adventure turns into a nightmare when one of the crew is murdered. There’s no proof, but Sumner can’t escape a feeling that Henry Drax is the true culprit.

star 7.60
151 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh
Behold the Man

#5 - Behold the Man

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 15, 2021

Hoping to escape the horrors of his past, Patrick Sumner finds himself on an ill-fated journey to the arctic that throws him into the path of brutish harpooner Henry Drax.

star 7.44
224 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Andrew Haigh