The BEST Episodes of The Outsider

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 3, 2020

Network: HBO

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider begins by following a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

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 convinvingly 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.

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Directors: Jason Bateman
Writers: Richard Price
Roanoke

#2 - 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.

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Directors: Jason Bateman
Writers: Richard Price
Dark Uncle

#3 - 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.

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Writers: Richard Price
Que Viene el Coco

#4 - 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.

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Writers: Richard Price
Tear-Drinker

#5 - 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.

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Directors: Igor Martinovic
Writers: Richard Price