The BEST Episodes of Unforgettable

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Network: CBS

Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit after her former boyfriend and partner asks for help with solving a case. The move allows her to try to find out the one thing she has been unable to remember, which is what happened the day her sister was murdered.

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#1 - Endgame

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 1, 2012

When Carrie's obsessed admirer turns up dead, she must locate the killer while deflecting attention from the prime suspect: her.

star 8.03
1,114 votes
Directors: John Coles
Writers: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci
The Man in the Woods

#2 - The Man in the Woods

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 8, 2012

Carrie follows the trail of her sister's killer to Syracuse, where the murderer may have struck again.

star 8.00
1,032 votes
Writers: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci

#3 - D.O.A.

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 14, 2014

Carrie is unable to utilize her perfect memory when an assassin doses her with a deadly poison that attacks her brain, leaving Al on a desperate hunt for the antidote.

star 7.95
532 votes
Writers: Quinton Peeples
You Are Here

#4 - You Are Here

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 10, 2012

Carrie and Al must get inside the mind of a deranged conspiracy theorist before he sets off a series of bombs.

star 7.93
1,118 votes
Writers: Jim Adler
The Comeback

#5 - The Comeback

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 20, 2012

When Carrie’s latest case is stalled by a powerful family’s influence, she receives assistance from a lawyer who may be the mysterious caller who orchestrated a series of sniper attacks.

star 7.91
1,207 votes
Writers: Christal Henry, Michael Foley
Stray Bullet

#6 - Stray Bullet

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2014

Carrie conducts an investigation off the books when Al becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a parolee he helped put away.

star 7.90
625 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Barry Schkolnick
Throwing Shade

#7 - Throwing Shade

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 17, 2014

When one of Eliot's oldest friends, the campaign manager for a mayoral candidate, is murdered, he is forced to face his past and current demons as Carrie and Al work to uncover the killer.

star 7.89
628 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Michael Reisz
Maps & Legends

#8 - Maps & Legends

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 8, 2013

The murder of an urban explorer leads Carrie and Al to not only search for the killer, but to pick up the trail of clues the victim was following on the hunt for a treasure supposedly hidden under the streets of New York.

star 7.87
913 votes
Writers: Quinton Peeples
True Identity

#9 - True Identity

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 7, 2014

Carrie and Al investigate the murder of a high-end matchmaking service employee, but each secret they uncover in the victim's life only serves to create a new possible suspect and motive.

star 7.87
523 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Daniele Nathanson, Sean Crouch

#10 - Incognito

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 4, 2013

Carrie goes undercover with a team of bank robbers when The Major Crimes Section gets a lead on the gang’s leader, a notorious thief who rarely shows his face.

star 7.85
1,107 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Spencer Hudnut
Till Death

#11 - Till Death

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 4, 2014

After a wealthy couple is murdered, Carrie and Al pose as a married couple to lure in the killer, who Al believes is linked to a series of unsolved homicides he once investigated.

star 7.85
801 votes
Directors: Jan Eliasberg
Writers: Barry Schindel
Carrie's Caller

#12 - Carrie's Caller

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 7, 2012

A serial killer with knowledge of Carrie’s memory abilities taunts the Queens PD as his list of victims grows.

star 7.84
1,376 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci
Fire and Ice

#13 - Fire and Ice

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 31, 2014

When Homeland Security takes over a bombing investigation from Major Crimes, Carrie doubts their conclusion that it's tied to terrorism and secretly continues her own investigation. Meanwhile, Webster makes friends with Murray's daughter.

star 7.82
550 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Ed Decter
Moving On

#14 - Moving On

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 14, 2014

Carrie and Al delve into the disturbing - and dangerous - world of celebrity obsession when a television star is found murdered in his dressing room.

star 7.82
522 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Louisa Hill

#15 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 9, 2014

Carrie's high school reunion is suddenly cut short when an alum shows up dead. Carrie has to remember back 22 years to understand the events that led to this crime.

star 7.81
842 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Bill Chais, John Bellucci
Omega Hour

#16 - Omega Hour

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 2, 2014

When Carrie and Elliott are attending a party sponsored by the mayor, a group of criminals seizes control of the building, and demand a hefty ransom. It is up to Carrie to thwart their plans by playing from the Die Hard book.

star 7.80
656 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Spencer Hudnut
Flesh and Blood

#17 - Flesh and Blood

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 11, 2014

Carrie catches a deadly assassin who has eluded her before, but must put her personal vendetta aside when it’s revealed that the woman has vital information to prevent a terrorist attack on New York City.

star 7.79
778 votes
Writers: Bill Chais
New Hundred

#18 - New Hundred

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2014

Carrie and Al assist the Secret Service with a murder investigation that has ties to a counterfeiting ring run by an assassin.

star 7.77
823 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Ed Decter, Spencer Hudnut
East of Islip

#19 - East of Islip

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 25, 2014

A murdered body washes ashore in the Hamptons, and Carrie and Al's boss offers them a "paid vacation" in his beautiful Southampton cottage, in order to help local law enforcement find the killer, who may or may not be related to a previous serial killer.

star 7.75
742 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Wendy Battles
Memory Kings

#20 - Memory Kings

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 18, 2013

When the scientist who helped Carrie understand her memory abilities is murdered, she must track down other people with the same skill in the hopes that one of them holds the key to finding the killer.

star 7.74
955 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Sam Montgomery

#21 - Allegiances

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 27, 2012

Carrie’s personal and professional lives collide when her boyfriend, the son of a mob boss, is revealed to have ties to suspects in a murder investigation.

star 7.73
1,178 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Joan B. Weiss
Blind Alleys

#22 - Blind Alleys

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 2012

Al and Carrie are forced to the sidelines by a negotiator when the father of a suspect that Roe shot takes members of the Queens PD, including Nina, hostage in a desperate quest for justice.

star 7.73
1,349 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Erik Oleson, Heather Bellson
The Haircut

#23 - The Haircut

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 13, 2014

After releasing a salacious story about the director of the NSA, a reporter is murdered; Agent Simms comes back to help Carrie; Al reconnects with an ex who might be able to assist with the case.

star 7.72
711 votes
Directors: Matthew Penn
Writers: Quinton Peeples

#24 - Trajectories

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 22, 2011

When a second murder suddenly occurs at an active crime scene, Al and Carrie must wade through hundreds of bystanders to uncover if it was retribution or an unrelated attack.

star 7.72
1,477 votes
Directors: Anna Foerster
Writers: Erik Oleson
Golden Bird

#25 - Golden Bird

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 15, 2011

Al and Carrie investigate the murder of a teen who seemed to have no enemies. Meanwhile, Carrie looks to her estranged aunt for help with the investigation into her sister's murder.

star 7.72
1,538 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Michael Foley