The BEST Episodes of The Outsider

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: HBO

Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

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Fish in a Barrel

#1 - Fish in a Barrel

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 12, 2020

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, eyewitnesses and physical evidence convincingly points to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. Detective Ralph Anderson makes a very public arrest but is perplexed when Terry produces an ironclad alibi.

star 8.02
1,997 votes
Directors: Jason Bateman
Writers: Richard Price
Tigers and Bears

#2 - Tigers and Bears

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 1, 2020

After obscuring their true purpose in town from local police, Ralph and Yunis interview witnesses from the cave festival, while Holly and Andy visit the scene. Later, the group considers its next move as Claude deals with the weight of his role.

star 7.89
1,883 votes
Writers: Dennis Lehane

#3 - Roanoke

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 12, 2020

During a surreptitious late-night visit with Terry, Ralph admits to being baffled by conflicting physical evidence. The next day, an unexpected tragedy throws the investigation into a tailspin, and ornery detective Jack Hoskins is forced to cut his hunting trip short to return to work and pick up the slack. Glory tries to soothe her daughter Jessa, who says she's been visited by a strange man in her room at night.

star 7.81
1,838 votes
Directors: Jason Bateman
Writers: Richard Price

#4 - Foxhead

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 23, 2020

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother in Tennessee. Holly, Ralph, Yunis and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill. A visiting family avoids danger.

star 7.78
1,909 votes
Directors: J.D. Dillard
Writers: Richard Price
Dark Uncle

#5 - Dark Uncle

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2020

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the confounding circumstances surrounding the night of the murder. Frustrated by their lack of progress, Ralph and GBI detective Yunis Sablo meet with Alec and Howie, who suggest bringing in unorthodox PI Holly Gibney. Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Glory deals with fallout at her daughters' school and with Jessa's increasingly concerning nightmares.

star 7.73
1,705 votes
Writers: Richard Price
The One About the Yiddish Vampire

#6 - The One About the Yiddish Vampire

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2020

Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. Jeannie’s attempt to include Glory in their group of concerned citizens backfires.

star 7.73
1,667 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
Writers: Jessie Nickson-Lopez

#7 - Must/Can't

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 8, 2020

The group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Coco.

star 7.68
1,822 votes
Writers: Richard Price
Que Viene el Coco

#8 - Que Viene el Coco

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2020

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation in Dayton, Ohio, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic.

star 7.67
1,708 votes
Writers: Richard Price
In the Pines, In the Pines

#9 - In the Pines, In the Pines

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

Holly makes a calculated attempt to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are tracked by Ralph and Alec. After she's confronted by town gossip on her first day back at work, Glory considers Howie's suggestion on how to secure her family's financial future.

star 7.64
1,868 votes
Directors: Daina Reid
Writers: Dennis Lehane

#10 - Tear-Drinker

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2020

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case. Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph. Jack is put on the defensive at Tamika’s baby shower.

star 7.48
1,594 votes
Directors: Igor Martinovic
Writers: Richard Price