The BEST Episodes of What We Do in the Shadows

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

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 8.29
1,070 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement
Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires

#2 - 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 8.15
747 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Paul Simms, Sam Johnson, Stefani Robinson
The Cloak of Duplication

#3 - 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 8.09
341 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
Colin's Promotion

#4 - 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
775 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Shana Gohd
The Casino

#5 - The Casino

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 16, 2021

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

star 8.01
85 votes
Baron's Night Out

#6 - 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
1,023 votes
Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writers: Iain Morris
Ancestry

#7 - 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
948 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Stefani Robinson, Tom Scharpling
The Prisoner

#8 - The Prisoner

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2021

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

star 7.96
371 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Paul Simms
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 7.95
786 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Stefani Robinson
The Curse

#10 - 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
766 votes
Directors: Liza Johnson
Writers: Sarah Naftalis
Resurrection

#11 - 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
824 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Marika Sawyer
Citizenship

#12 - 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 7.85
964 votes
Directors: Jason Woliner
Writers: Stefani Robinson
Collaboration

#13 - 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 7.82
736 votes
Directors: Yana Gorskaya
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
Brain Scramblies

#14 - 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 7.82
771 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Jake Bender, Zach Dunn
Ghosts

#15 - 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 7.79
770 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Paul Simms
The Orgy

#16 - 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
963 votes
Directors: Jason Woliner
Writers: Marika Sawyer
Witches

#17 - 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 7.78
753 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: William Meny
Werewolf Feud

#18 - 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
1,164 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Josh Lieb
The Return

#19 - 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 7.72
724 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Jemaine Clement
Gail

#20 - Gail

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 9, 2021

An old flame returns and an ancient vehicle is resurrected.

star 7.72
292 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Marika Sawyer
Animal Control

#21 - 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 7.72
1,068 votes
Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writers: Duncan Sarkies
Manhattan Night Club

#22 - Manhattan Night Club

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 17, 2019

The vampires venture into Manhattan, to make an alliance with an old friend who is now the king of the Manhattan vampires.

star 7.66
1,072 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Tom Scharpling
City Council

#23 - City Council

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 3, 2019

The vampires get embroiled in local Staten Island politics as their first step to world domination.

star 7.62
1,286 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Paul Simms
Pilot

#24 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 27, 2019

The vampires try to plan a lavish bloodfeast in honor of a visit by their ancient master from the Old Country.

star 7.43
1,636 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement