The BEST Episodes of The Purge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2020

Network: USA Network

In an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, The Purge is a 12-hour period every year when all crime - including murder - is legal. As the clock winds down to the start of this year’s Purge, several seemingly unrelated characters in a small city are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.

This Is Not a Test

#1 - This Is Not a Test

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

Four interconnected characters navigate the aftermath of the Purge over the ensuing year.

star 7.79
410 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Krystal Houghton Ziv
7:01am

#2 - 7:01am

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2019

As Purge Night rages on, Esme, Ryan, Marcus and Ben fight for their lives and their loved ones.

star 7.72
242 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Krystal Houghton Ziv, Nick Zigler
Before the Sirens

#3 - Before the Sirens

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 3, 2019

Purge Night looms. Ryan and Esme put a plan in motion. Marcus readies for a showdown. Ben spirals.

star 7.70
263 votes
Directors: Patrick Lussier
Writers: James Roland, Lindsey Villarreal
A Nation Reborn

#4 - A Nation Reborn

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 6, 2018

Penelope takes charge. Miguel and Pete grapple with an unexpected enemy.

star 7.70
541 votes
Writers: James DeMonaco, Jeremy Robbins, Nick Snyder
Hail Mary

#5 - Hail Mary

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2019

People risk it all to settle scores and do what's right on Purge Night. If only they can survive.

star 7.67
249 votes
Writers: John Herrera, Nina Fiore
Blindspots

#6 - Blindspots

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

The residual effects of Purge Night infect the lives of Ryan, Marcus, and Esme.

star 7.63
333 votes
Writers: Jeremy Robbins
Everything Is Fine

#7 - Everything Is Fine

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 22, 2019

The city cleans up last night's Purge, but Ryan, Marcus, Esme and Ben can't shake its effects.

star 7.60
356 votes
Directors: Jessica Lowrey
Writers: James Roland
Should I Stay or Should I Go

#8 - Should I Stay or Should I Go

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

Marcus' family makes a tough decision. Esme and Ryan risk it all. Ben destroys someone he loves.

star 7.57
284 votes
Directors: Darren Grant
Writers: Nick Zigler
House of Mirrors

#9 - House of Mirrors

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

In the world of The Purge, Ryan, Marcus, Esme, and Ben learn that some lines can't be un-crossed.

star 7.56
255 votes
Writers: Lindsey Villarreal
I Will Participate

#10 - I Will Participate

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 30, 2018

Joe debates the Purge with Jane. Miguel teams up with Pete to rescue Penelope.

star 7.56
543 votes
Writers: Nick Snyder
Happy Holidays

#11 - Happy Holidays

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

Marcus sinks into darkness. Esme is on the run. Ben returns home. Ryan gets an unexpected visitor.

star 7.55
267 votes
Directors: Jen McGowan
Writers: John Herrera, Nina Fiore
The Giving Time Is Here

#12 - The Giving Time Is Here

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 23, 2018

Lila grapples with rejection. Miguel and Penelope seek the safety of the Cantina.

star 7.55
594 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Thomas Kelly
Lovely Dark and Deep

#13 - Lovely Dark and Deep

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 16, 2018

Miguel and Penelope hike the forest. Jane must endure David's party. Rick doubts Lila's intentions.

star 7.53
590 votes
Writers: James DeMonaco, Krystal Houghton Ziv, Mick Betancourt
Grief Box

#14 - Grief Box

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

Marcus confronts his past. Esme learns the truth. Ryan changes his plan. Ben seeks understanding.

star 7.52
286 votes
Directors: Jaime Reynoso
Writers: Desta Tedros Reff
The Forgotten

#15 - The Forgotten

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 9, 2018

Joe remembers the past while Miguel confronts Henry. Jane learns a dark truth about David Ryker.

star 7.47
672 votes
Writers: Jeremy Robins
Rise Up

#16 - Rise Up

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 2, 2018

Catalina warns Jenna. Henry torments Penelope. Jane goes on a ride along with the Matron Saints.

star 7.40
697 votes
Directors: Julius Ramsey
Writers: Jamie Chan
The Urge to Purge

#17 - The Urge to Purge

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 2018

Penelope prepares for her sacrifice. Rick and Jenna weigh the cost of closing their business deal.

star 7.40
866 votes
Writers: Mick Betancourt
Take What's Yours

#18 - Take What's Yours

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 2018

Jane considers the morality of Purge while Miguel searches for Pete the Cop.

star 7.38
948 votes
Writers: Thomas Kelly
What is America?

#19 - What is America?

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 2018

Once a year, any and all crime -- including murder -- is legal in America for a period of 12 hours.

star 7.33
1,111 votes
Writers: James DeMonaco
Release the Beast

#20 - Release the Beast

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 25, 2018

Jane must leave the office while Lila consoles Jenna. Penelope is thrust into the Carnival of Flesh.

star 7.28
799 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Krystal Houghton Ziv