The BEST Episodes of Underground
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021
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.
#1 - The White Whale
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 11, 2016
Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives.
#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.
#3 - Auld Acquaintance
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 26, 2017
Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond.
#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.
#5 - Soldier
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 10, 2017
The road to freedom is paved in blood.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - 28
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 19, 2017
Rosalee and Noah learn that family betrayal cuts the deepest.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Citizen
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 3, 2017
Noah struggles with his new reality; Elizabeth lets fear take control.
#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.
#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.
#15 - Whiteface
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 5, 2017
Cato tempts fate; Ernestine takes on a new apprentice.
#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.
#17 - Ache
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2017
Unbearable complications threaten to break both Ernestine and Rosalee’s will to live.
#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.
#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.