The BEST Episodes of The Purge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019

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.

A Nation Reborn

#1 - A Nation Reborn

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.71
487 votes
Writers: Nick Snyder, Jeremy Robbins, James DeMonaco
I Will Participate

#2 - I Will Participate

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 7.57
493 votes
Writers: Nick Snyder
The Giving Time Is Here

#3 - The Giving Time Is Here

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

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

#4 - Lovely Dark and Deep

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.54
543 votes
Writers: Mick Betancourt, Krystal Houghton Ziv, James DeMonaco
The Forgotten

#5 - The Forgotten

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.50
586 votes
Writers: Jeremy Robins
Rise Up

#6 - Rise Up

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.45
615 votes
Directors: Julius Ramsey
Writers: Jamie Chan
The Urge to Purge

#7 - The Urge to Purge

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.39
750 votes
Writers: Mick Betancourt
Take What's Yours

#8 - Take What's Yours

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.39
828 votes
Writers: Thomas Kelly
What is America?

#9 - What is America?

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.33
1,003 votes
Writers: James DeMonaco
Release the Beast

#10 - Release the Beast

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.32
695 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Krystal Houghton Ziv