The BEST Episodes of The Sinner

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020

Network: USA Network

A young mother is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” -- but the “why” -- as an investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.

Part VIII

#1 - Part VIII

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 20, 2017

Cora's fate is determined.

star 7.95
3,064 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Jesse McKeown, Tom Pabst
Part VII

#2 - Part VII

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 13, 2017

Cora journeys into the past, finally remembering the night in question.

star 7.84
3,286 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Liz W. Garcia
Part I

#3 - Part I

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 6, 2020

Detective Ambrose investigates a tragic yet suspicious car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester.

star 7.75
248 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Derek Simonds
Part III

#4 - Part III

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 15, 2018

Heather makes a startling realization about Marin. Vera and Julian are dealt a hard blow.

star 7.74
1,385 votes
Writers: Bradford Winters
Part IV

#5 - Part IV

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 23, 2017

With Ambrose's help, Cora struggles to recover missing memories, which lead Ambrose to a new suspect.

star 7.73
3,580 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Liz W. Garcia
Part V

#6 - Part V

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 30, 2017

The discovery of a body in the woods leads to more questions for everyone.

star 7.72
3,453 votes
Directors: Cherien Dabis
Writers: Jesse McKeown
Part VII

#7 - Part VII

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 12, 2018

Heather and Ambrose search for Julian.

star 7.70
1,222 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Jesse McKeown
Part I

#8 - Part I

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 1, 2018

After a startling double murder, Heather Novack, a young detective, calls on Ambrose for guidance.

star 7.69
1,605 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Derek Simmonds
Part III

#9 - Part III

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 2017

Ambrose unearths a startling secret about Cora that changes the course of the investigation. Mason takes matters into his own hands.

star 7.67
3,732 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Derek Simonds
Part VI

#10 - Part VI

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 6, 2017

When Ambrose begins to waver, Cora convinces him to take a risk for the case.

star 7.65
3,307 votes
Directors: Judy Lee Lipes
Writers: Tom Pabst
Part II

#11 - Part II

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 8, 2018

Ambrose and Heather begin to unravel where Julian is from. Julian is thrust into a new world.

star 7.65
1,406 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Ellen Fairey
Part IV

#12 - Part IV

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 22, 2018

Ambrose returns to Mosswood to confront Vera about the commune's work.

star 7.63
1,338 votes
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
Writers: Jesse McKeown
Part VIII

#13 - Part VIII

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

Heather and Ambrose continue their search for Julian as Marin's past is unraveled.

star 7.61
1,169 votes
Writers: Bradford Winters
Part II

#14 - Part II

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 9, 2017

Cora tries to block Ambrose's continuing investigation. Mason struggles to come to terms with secrets from Cora's past.

star 7.61
4,018 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Derek Simonds
Part VI

#15 - Part VI

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 5, 2018

Vera reveals Mosswood's past to Ambrose, leading to a turn in Julian's case.

star 7.60
1,259 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Nina Braddock
Part I

#16 - Part I

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 2, 2017

An unassuming housewife stabs a beachgoer to death, which sparks an investigation and creates confusion in a small town.

star 7.55
4,613 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Derek Simonds
Part V

#17 - Part V

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 29, 2018

As Ambrose zeroes in on a new suspect, a rift develops between him and Heather.

star 7.44
1,274 votes
Directors: Cherien Dabis
Writers: Samir Mehta