The Best Episodes of Unforgettable

Last Updated: May 15, 2019

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.


#1 - Endgame

Season 1 - Episode 21

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

star 8.12
320 votes
Directors: John Coles
Writers: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci
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A Man in the Woods

#2 - A Man in the Woods

Season 1 - Episode 22

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

star 8.03
318 votes
Writers: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci
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East of Islip

#3 - East of Islip

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 8.01
292 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Wendy Battles
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Stray Bullet

#4 - Stray Bullet

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 8.00
355 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Barry Schkolnick
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The Comeback

#5 - The Comeback

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 8.00
313 votes
Directors: Jean DeSegonzac
Writers: Michael Foley, Christal Henry
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Carrie's Caller

#6 - Carrie's Caller

Season 1 - Episode 14

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

star 7.97
341 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci
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#7 - Incognito

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.96
423 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Spencer Hudnut
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#8 - Manhunt

Season 2 - Episode 10

The murder of a prominent lawyer leads Carrie and Al to reexamine a rape case that moved Manhattan thirteen years before. Soon, they realize that the case was not as clear cut as it was portrayed by the media, and an innocent man may have been wrongfully convicted.

star 7.92
310 votes
Directors: David Platt
Writers: Barry M. Schkolnick
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Flesh and Blood

#9 - Flesh and Blood

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.92
350 votes
Writers: Bill Chais
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Till Death

#10 - Till Death

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 7.91
375 votes
Directors: Jan Eliasberg
Writers: Barry Schindel
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Memory Kings

#11 - Memory Kings

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.91
398 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Sam Montgomery
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New Hundred

#12 - New Hundred

Season 3 - Episode 1

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

star 7.90
422 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Ed Decter, Spencer Hudnut
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#13 - D.O.A.

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 7.89
317 votes
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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#14 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.87
335 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Bill Chais, John Bellucci
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Maps & Legends

#15 - Maps & Legends

Season 2 - Episode 7

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
383 votes
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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#16 - Allegiances

Season 1 - Episode 19

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 7.86
312 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Joan B. Weiss
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Butterfly Effect

#17 - Butterfly Effect

Season 1 - Episode 12

When a construction worker with a promising future is murdered, Carrie and Al wonder if his ties to the mob were the cause of his death or an unrelated coincidence.

star 7.85
346 votes
Directors: Jace Alexander
Writers: Sam Montgomery
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Day of the Jackie

#18 - Day of the Jackie

Season 2 - Episode 3

Carrie and Al are unable to discern why a businessman was murdered in his hotel room until it’s discovered that his death was collateral damage in a larger plot to assassinate a diplomat.

star 7.84
402 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Wendy Battles
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Omega Hour

#19 - Omega Hour

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 7.83
313 votes
Directors: Rick Bota
Writers: Spencer Hudnut
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You Are Here

#20 - You Are Here

Season 1 - Episode 20

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

star 7.83
328 votes
Directors: Jean DeSegonzac
Writers: Jim Adler
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The Haircut

#21 - The Haircut

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.83
367 votes
Directors: Matthew Penn
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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Blind Alleys

#22 - Blind Alleys

Season 1 - Episode 17

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 7.82
326 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Erik Oleson, Heather Bellson
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#23 - Trajectories

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.82
361 votes
Writers: Erik Oleson
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Golden Bird

#24 - Golden Bird

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.82
368 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Michael Foley
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Paranoid Android

#25 - Paranoid Android

Season 4 - Episode 13

The search for a wanted shooter triggers a flashback that conflicts with Carrie's perfect memory; the Major Crimes team uncovers a nefarious conspiracy involving trained killers. Series Finale!

star 7.81
315 votes
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