The BEST Episodes of What We Do in the Shadows

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Network: FX

A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.

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The Trial

#1 - The Trial

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 8, 2019

The vampires must defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions.

star 8.28
1,158 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement
The Portrait

#2 - The Portrait

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 28, 2021

The housemates grieve the loss of one of their own.

star 8.15
492 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Lauren Wells, Paul Simms, Sam Johnson, Stefani Robinson
Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires

#3 - Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 10, 2020

As they prepare to attend the most exclusive event on the vampiric social calendar, the vampires try to survive without Guillermo.

star 8.14
833 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Paul Simms, Sam Johnson, Stefani Robinson
The Escape

#4 - The Escape

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 30, 2021

An ancient beast escapes and threatens the existence of all vampires everywhere.

star 8.08
557 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Jake Bender, Zach Dunn
Colin's Promotion

#5 - Colin's Promotion

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2020

Colin Robinson gets promoted at work, and his new power threatens the balance of power in the vampire house.

star 8.08
860 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Shana Gohd
The Casino

#6 - The Casino

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 16, 2021

The vampires embark on a road trip from which they may never return.

star 8.05
571 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Sarah Naftalis
Baron's Night Out

#7 - Baron's Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 1, 2019

The Baron awakens from his slumber and demands to experience the wonders of the New World in a night out in the town.

star 8.01
1,108 votes
Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writers: Iain Morris
The Cloak of Duplication

#8 - The Cloak of Duplication

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 2, 2021

A forbidden artifact is used to help Nandor court a health club employee.

star 8.00
621 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
On the Run

#9 - On the Run

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2020

After a vengeful enemy from the past appears without warning, Laszlo flees his home and goes into hiding to avoid certain death.

star 8.00
873 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Stefani Robinson
Ancestry

#10 - Ancestry

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 29, 2019

Nandor visits one of his living descendants, and a lover from Nadja's past re-emerges.

star 7.97
1,027 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Stefani Robinson, Tom Scharpling
The Curse

#11 - The Curse

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 29, 2020

While the vampires fear they've been electronically cursed, Guillermo tries to thwart a deadly threat to his masters.

star 7.93
846 votes
Directors: Liza Johnson
Writers: Sarah Naftalis
A Farewell

#12 - A Farewell

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 21, 2021

Colin has a birthday and a vampire says goodbye.

star 7.91
502 votes
Directors: Tig Fong
Writers: Marika Sawyer, Paul Simms, Sam Johnson, Stefani Robinson
The Wellness Center

#13 - The Wellness Center

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 14, 2021

Nandor is persuaded to reject vampirism and pursue a healthier lifestyle.

star 7.90
512 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Stefani Robinson
The Prisoner

#14 - The Prisoner

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2021

Guillermo's fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion.

star 7.89
630 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Paul Simms
Resurrection

#15 - Resurrection

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

Nadja and Laszlo's new familiar poses problems for an increasingly anxious Guillermo, and the vampires enlist the services of a local necromancer.

star 7.87
918 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Marika Sawyer
Collaboration

#16 - Collaboration

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 27, 2020

Nandor’s old familiar from the 1970s returns to Staten Island, Guillermo leaves to serve a new master, and Nadja and Lazslo revive their musical act.

star 7.85
815 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
The Siren

#17 - The Siren

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2021

Two travelers are shipwrecked and a doll runs away from home.

star 7.85
510 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Shana Gohd
Citizenship

#18 - Citizenship

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 15, 2019

Nadja trains Jenna on how to take her first victim, and Nandor applies for American citizenship.

star 7.84
1,046 votes
Directors: Jason Woliner
Writers: Stefani Robinson
Brain Scramblies

#19 - Brain Scramblies

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2020

The vampires attend their first human Super Bowl party, while Guillermo’s search for virgins uncovers a deadly threat.

star 7.80
853 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Jake Bender, Zach Dunn
The Orgy

#20 - The Orgy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 22, 2019

Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

star 7.79
1,044 votes
Directors: Jason Woliner
Writers: Marika Sawyer
Witches

#21 - Witches

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 3, 2020

When Nandor and Laszlo are abducted by a coven of witches, the others must venture to Brooklyn to rescue them.

star 7.77
839 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: William Meny
Ghosts

#22 - Ghosts

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

The vampires hold a seance to deal with a ghost infestation, which leads to a larger ghost infestation.

star 7.77
856 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Paul Simms
The Return

#23 - The Return

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 20, 2020

The vampires offer shelter to an old nemesis who’s down on his luck.

star 7.73
808 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Jemaine Clement
Werewolf Feud

#24 - Werewolf Feud

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 10, 2019

The fragile truce between the vampires and Staten Island’s werewolves is tested, and Colin Robinson finds romance with a new co-worker.

star 7.72
1,257 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Josh Lieb
Animal Control

#25 - Animal Control

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

Lazslo, in bat form, is captured by Staten Island Animal Control and must be rescued, while Nadja can no longer resist reconnecting with her reincarnated lover Gregor.

star 7.71
1,152 votes
Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writers: Duncan Sarkies