The BEST Episodes of Underground

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Network: WGN America

Underground centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

The White Whale

#1 - The White Whale

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 11, 2016

Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives.

star 8.35
761 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Contraband

#2 - Contraband

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2017

The remaining members of the Macon 7 have made it North, but they've learned that freedom is not as simple as crossing a line.

star 8.27
836 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Auld Acquaintance

#3 - Auld Acquaintance

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 26, 2017

Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond.

star 8.24
530 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Black & Blue

#4 - Black & Blue

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 4, 2016

Rescuing a member of the Macon 7 turns into a deadly mission; John and Elizabeth challenge each other's choices.

star 8.22
747 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Soldier

#5 - Soldier

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 10, 2017

The road to freedom is paved in blood.

star 8.21
466 votes
Troubled Water

#6 - Troubled Water

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 2016

The road takes its toll on August; at the same time, the runners are trapped in a floating coffin; and Ernestine struggles to maintain her influence.

star 8.18
773 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Jason Wilborn, Jennifer Yale
Run & Gun

#7 - Run & Gun

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 2016

The Macon 7’s unexpected flight from the Macon Plantation is marked with danger at every turn. The already strained dynamic begins to pit every man and woman against the other, while Ernestine, Pearly Mae, Sam and the other slaves left behind face new, strict sanctions of their own. Out in the woods, Cato takes drastic measures to ensure his own safety while simultaneously putting one of the Macon 7 in harm’s way of the slave catchers. August Pullman and his son Ben continue their search for the runaways as John and Elizabeth Hawkes, still recovering from their ordeal with Josey, officially launch their Underground Railroad station stop. Meanwhile, Tom Macon is worried that the Macon 7’s escape will affect Reverend Willowset’s upcoming visit to vet him for his senate campaign. And Pearly Mae receives a life-changing offer that is threatened by Ernestine’s calculated move.

star 8.16
776 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Things Unsaid

#8 - Things Unsaid

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 15, 2017

Rosalee, desperate to discover who took Noah, finds herself pursued by a new threat.

star 8.15
735 votes
28

#9 - 28

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

Rosalee and Noah learn that family betrayal cuts the deepest.

star 8.09
545 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Cradle

#10 - Cradle

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 20, 2016

Innocence is lost when children are forced to face the harsh realities of the world.

star 8.06
751 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Citizen

#11 - Citizen

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 3, 2017

Noah struggles with his new reality; Elizabeth lets fear take control.

star 8.05
495 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
The Lord's Day

#12 - The Lord's Day

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 23, 2016

The timetable for escape is agreed upon; and Rosalee is tasked with the most important part of the plan.

star 8.05
818 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Firefly

#13 - Firefly

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 30, 2016

A notorious slave hunter tracks the runners as John and Elizabeth face a lethal predicament.

star 8.05
830 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Nok Aaut

#14 - Nok Aaut

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

Cato and Noah must face the choices they've made to get where they are.

star 8.04
630 votes
Whiteface

#15 - Whiteface

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

Cato tempts fate; Ernestine takes on a new apprentice.

star 8.04
598 votes
Graves

#16 - Graves

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 27, 2016

When Noah risks death, Rosalee and Cato have to team up and come up with a plan. At the Macon house, Tom Macon has to deal with another slave on the run.

star 8.03
765 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Ache

#17 - Ache

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2017

Unbearable complications threaten to break both Ernestine and Rosalee’s will to live.

star 8.03
695 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
War Chest

#18 - War Chest

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 16, 2016

At the same time John and Elizabeth step into a strange new world, a plantation dance becomes the perfect distraction for a heist.

star 7.94
861 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
The Macon 7

#19 - The Macon 7

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2016

In 1857, a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation make the dangerous decision to journey 600 miles north for the promise of freedom.

star 7.89
1,050 votes
Writers: Joe Pokaski, Misha Green
Minty

#20 - Minty

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2017

Harriet Tubman reflects on a life lived with conviction, compassion, and courage.

star 7.79
519 votes
Writers: