The BEST Episodes of The Terror

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2019

Network: AMC

A chilling anthology drama series inspired by true historical events.

We Are Gone

#1 - We Are Gone

Season 1 - Episode 10

The expedition's epic journey reaches its climax as men find themselves in a final confrontation with the Inuit mythology they've trespassed into.

star 7.85
1,391 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: David Kajganich
Terror Camp Clear

#2 - Terror Camp Clear

Season 1 - Episode 8

Deaths under mysterious circumstances create paranoia among the men, and some of the crew may be considering mutiny.

star 7.84
1,450 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: David Kajganich
The C, the C, the Open C

#3 - The C, the C, the Open C

Season 1 - Episode 9

Hope comes in strange forms, and the question of what the men are willing to do to survive begins to be settled in both noble and horrifying ways.

star 7.72
1,409 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Soo Hugh
Infamy: Taizo

#4 - Infamy: Taizo

Season 2 - Episode 6

A story of the past provides insight into the present evil that stalks the Terminal Islanders; Chester returns home to his family; Henry and Asako are faced with a difficult decision.

star 7.72
314 votes
The Ladder

#5 - The Ladder

Season 1 - Episode 3

With something now stalking the ships, the captains debate their options, testing their loyalty to one another against their duty to their crews.

star 7.70
2,037 votes
Writers: Gina Welch
Horrible from Supper

#6 - Horrible from Supper

Season 1 - Episode 7

As the men make new attempts to find rescue, a series of shocking events underscores how vulnerable and exposed their situation has become.

star 7.69
1,524 votes
Directors: Tim Mielants
Writers: Andres Fischer-Centeno
A Mercy

#7 - A Mercy

Season 1 - Episode 6

With the end of their provisions in sight, officers contemplate a tough, risky strategy while struggling to raise the men's worsening spirits.

star 7.67
1,549 votes
Writers: Vinnie Wilhelm
Infamy: Shatter Like a Pearl

#8 - Infamy: Shatter Like a Pearl

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Japanese Americans are forced to undertake a humiliating exercise that divides the community; Chester comes face to face with a man who forces him to question his very nature; Luz, stricken by grief, is forced to make an important choice.

star 7.62
327 votes
Infamy: The Weak Are Meat

#9 - Infamy: The Weak Are Meat

Season 2 - Episode 4

Chester, in search of a better life, is treated with hostility by his fellow Americans; Luz hopes to be accepted by Henry and Asako in their new home as the Japanese American community celebrates Obon, a festival to commemorate the dead.

star 7.61
354 votes
Directors: Lily Mariye
Writers: Naomi Iizuka
Infamy: Into the Afterlife

#10 - Infamy: Into the Afterlife

Season 2 - Episode 10

Henry and Asako look to the past to provide answers to their current turmoil; Chester and Luz grapple with their identities in hopes of saving those who are dearest to them; Amy and Yamato-san struggle to once again assimilate into American life.

star 7.60
192 votes

#11 - Gore

Season 1 - Episode 2

After a long winter trapped in the ice, scouting parties are sent out in search of open water; one of the teams makes a frightening discovery.

star 7.60
2,239 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: Soo Hugh
First Shot a Winner, Lads

#12 - First Shot a Winner, Lads

Season 1 - Episode 5

A strange illness begins to show itself while another more familiar one jeopardizes the expedition's most valuable resource - its captain's judgment.

star 7.58
1,637 votes
Writers: Josh Parkinson
Punished, as a Boy

#13 - Punished, as a Boy

Season 1 - Episode 4

A series of cunning attacks on the ships proves to the men they are not battling an ordinary bear.

star 7.52
1,807 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: David Kajganich
Go for Broke

#14 - Go for Broke

Season 1 - Episode 1

The Royal Navy on a mission to find the Northwest Passage in 1847 is stalked by a mysterious predator. Two ships with brave captains and their crews of royal marines, all battle the elements and unknown adventure while remembering home and mission beginnings. An accident at sea cripples a Royal Navy expedition 200 miles from finding the Northwest Passage, forcing its captains to make a dire choice.

star 7.51
2,618 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: David Kajganich
Infamy: My Perfect World

#15 - Infamy: My Perfect World

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Nakayamas have been torn apart; Chester searches for the person he believes can help, by any means necessary; an outbreak in the community forces Amy to act, though she's caught between doing what she's told and doing what's right.

star 7.49
286 votes
Infamy: All the Demons Are Still in Hell

#16 - Infamy: All the Demons Are Still in Hell

Season 2 - Episode 2

After Pearl Harbor, the Terminal Islanders are evicted from their homes and must find shelter elsewhere. Separated from his family, Henry faces injustice at the hands of the government, while Chester engages in a paranoid search for answers.

star 7.48
445 votes
Writers: Tony Tost
Infamy: A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest

#17 - Infamy: A Sparrow in a Swallow's Nest

Season 2 - Episode 1

Individuals of Japanese descent encountering a cultural monster during the Japanese internment camps of WW2 (1941).

star 7.47
576 votes
Writers: Alexander Woo
Infamy: Come and Get Me

#18 - Infamy: Come and Get Me

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Terminal Islanders return home to find that things have changed since they left; the Nakayamas, still tense from the pain they've inflicted on one another, must come together to battle the spirit that threatens their future.

star 7.43
216 votes
Infamy: My Sweet Boy

#19 - Infamy: My Sweet Boy

Season 2 - Episode 8

Chester and Luz have reached a turning point in their relationship; Amy must take matters into her own hands as she's tormented by a powerful nemesis; Chester meets a boy who gives him answers.

star 7.42
254 votes
Infamy: Gaman

#20 - Infamy: Gaman

Season 2 - Episode 3

As the Terminal Islanders adjust to their new surroundings, Chester tries to provide for his family, while fending off the evil that follows him; Henry reels from the trauma of his imprisonment; Asako sees bad omens; Amy takes up a new job.

star 7.37
391 votes
Directors: Michael Lehmann
Writers: Shannon Goss