The BEST Episodes of Those Who Kill (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Network: A&E

Based on the Danish TV crime series inspired by bestselling author Elsebeth Egholm, "Those Who Kill" stars Chloë Sevigny as Catherine Jensen, a brilliant police detective who tracks down serial killers. Jensen is also investigating her stepfather, who may be a serial killer, while searching for her missing brother. She enlists the help of Thomas Schaffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychiatrist, to help her understand the minds of serial killers, all the while luring Schaffer into her own personal investigation. Both characters possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killers' victims and to the killers themselves.


#1 - Surrender

Season 1 - Episode 10

Thomas and Bisgaard try to keep Catherine calm after Molbeck is attacked; Catherine and Thomas face their greatest foes.

star 8.07
110 votes

#2 - Untethered

Season 1 - Episode 9

As Catherine comes to terms with the death of her mother, Thomas struggles to keep her under his control. The killer who is abducting people, continues to abduct couples.

star 7.94
111 votes
A Safe Place

#3 - A Safe Place

Season 1 - Episode 7

Catherine takes on a unlikely role when she looks at Thomas' profile and the killer strikes another family.

star 7.88
120 votes

#4 - Souvenirs

Season 1 - Episode 5

Thomas' decision to stop working on active cases causes Catherine to investigate his past, leading her to an unexpected family history. Catherine takes Thomas to the scene of her childhood trauma where she finally reveals all the details that still haunt her.

star 7.69
137 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Detective Catherine Jensen teams with college professor Thomas Schaeffer to catch a serial killer. Both have troubled histories, and, although brilliant, their flaws may outweigh the positives as they try to track down the killer before he strikes again.

star 7.65
294 votes
Directors: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Glen Morgan
Always After

#6 - Always After

Season 1 - Episode 6

Catherine dives into a new case to distract herself from the revelation she heard from Thomas regarding her mother's knowledge. Meanwhile, Thomas ventures too deeply into the mind of a killer.

star 7.63
129 votes
Directors: Stefan Schwartz
Writers: Jeff Eckerle, Marilyn Osborn

#7 - Insomnia

Season 1 - Episode 8

Thomas becomes obsessed about an ominous letter that puts his career and family in serious jeopardy. Catherine works to overcome a personal loss.

star 7.57
108 votes
Directors: John Coles
Writers: Andrew Wilder

#8 - Sunday

Season 1 - Episode 4

Catherine is forced go to Howard for more information on the case, while Thomas has a real conversation with John about getting inside the minds of murderers. Using Thomas' narrowing profile, Catherine closes in on the killer.

star 7.52
145 votes
Writers: Glen Morgan
Rocking the Boat

#9 - Rocking the Boat

Season 1 - Episode 3

As the killing escalates, Catherine uses the investigation of the two victims to push Thomas to research her allegations further.

star 7.42
149 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Chris Levinson
The Way Home

#10 - The Way Home

Season 1 - Episode 2

While Catherine waits to be cleared for duty by the D.A.'s office, and Thomas secretly investigates Catherine's past, a brutal murder and a John Doe suicide are discovered.

star 7.32
190 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Glen Morgan