The BEST Episodes of Underground

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019

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

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

star 8.33
731 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Contraband

#2 - Contraband

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 8.29
781 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Auld Acquaintance

#3 - Auld Acquaintance

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.25
500 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Soldier

#4 - Soldier

Season 2 - Episode 10

The road to freedom is paved in blood.

star 8.22
437 votes
Black & Blue

#5 - Black & Blue

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 8.20
692 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Things Unsaid

#6 - Things Unsaid

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 8.16
681 votes
Troubled Water

#7 - Troubled Water

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.15
718 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Jason Wilborn, Jennifer Yale
Run & Gun

#8 - Run & Gun

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 8.13
722 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
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#9 - 28

Season 2 - Episode 7

Rosalee and Noah learn that family betrayal cuts the deepest.

star 8.09
516 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Whiteface

#10 - Whiteface

Season 2 - Episode 5

Cato tempts fate; Ernestine takes on a new apprentice.

star 8.08
568 votes
Nok Aaut

#11 - Nok Aaut

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.08
600 votes
Firefly

#12 - Firefly

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 8.08
749 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Graves

#13 - Graves

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.07
710 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Citizen

#14 - Citizen

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 8.05
466 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Ache

#15 - Ache

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 8.04
640 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Cradle

#16 - Cradle

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 8.03
697 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
The Lord's Day

#17 - The Lord's Day

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 8.02
764 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
War Chest

#18 - War Chest

Season 1 - Episode 2

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
806 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
The Macon 7

#19 - The Macon 7

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.88
964 votes
Writers: Misha Green, Joe Pokaski
Minty

#20 - Minty

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.68
488 votes
Writers: