10 Best Episodes of Absentia

A missing FBI agent reappears six years after being declared dead.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 20, 2023.

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Absentia - S3E2

#15 - Capta Est (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Following the deadly events, Emily must race against time to find and save Nick, with the help of his mysterious informant, Kai. Upon tracking his location, Emily realizes there is a more complex conspiracy afoot and is left to grapple with the possibility that Nick has been killed.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 238 votes.

Absentia - S3E1

#14 - Tabula Rasa (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Emily is serving out the final days of her FBI suspension while struggling to come to terms with the consequences of her actions from the last two seasons. Hyper-vigilant and distrusting of others, Emily sees threats everywhere and takes a closer look at everyone.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 253 votes.

Absentia - S3E7

#13 - Liberavit (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Emily makes a final attempt to trade the stolen files for Nick and demands proof that he is alive, unaware that Nick has escaped from his captors in a thrilling chase. Nick makes contact with the FBI, and Emily makes a bold decision to confront Cal about his past.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 216 votes.

Absentia - S3E10

#12 - Iterum Nata (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Emily and Nick are finally reunited with Flynn back in Boston, but the threat of Elliot’s bioweapon still looms large. Emily resorts to drastic measures and make a dangerous choice to ensure her family’s safety.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 217 votes.

Absentia - S2E7

#11 - Boom (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Emily and Cal venture off the grid as they track Rex Wolfe deep into lawless territory. Back in the States, Nick struggles to swallow a massive lie.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 388 votes.

Absentia - S1E6

#10 - Nobody's Innocent (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Emily avoids arrest and finds another trace of the investigation. But with the disturbing new evidence, Emily begins to suspect one of her loved ones. Unfortunately, he is the only person who can help Emily figure out the case. Could it be just a little paranoia from Emily, or does she not have anyone to turn to?

The episode was rated 7.57 from 637 votes.

Absentia - S3E8

#9 - Veritas Aequitas (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Emily and Nick devise a plan to infiltrate the refugee camp, and Cal poses as a Meridian guard in hopes of finding Armstrong and bringing him to justice. Meanwhile, Crown and Gunnarsen narrow in on Meridian’s mole and an unexpected visitor arrives at the farm.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 213 votes.

Absentia - S1E9

#8 - Child's Play (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Emily is able to retrieve more information from Charles and hopes that this will be a breakthrough in her research. Will this lead to Flynn? Will she discover the identity of who is after her? Will Tommy and Nick catch Emily and end the case that consumed the former agent’s life?

The episode was rated 7.58 from 599 votes.

Absentia - S3E6

#7 - In Quo Ego Vado Vos (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Nick continues to be tortured but finds an opportunity to try to escape from his captors. Cal and Emily head off to rescue Nick and become closer along the way. When they reach the mysterious location, they find evidence that links to Nick’s case back in Boston, but there’s no sign of Nick.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 206 votes.

Absentia - S1E8

#6 - Brave Boy (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Alice and Flynn are abducted by a mysterious person. Nick suspects that Emily was the one who kidnapped his family and desperately tries to find them. A reporter assaults Jack every time she wants to get exclusive information. Emily tries to get answers from Charles, but has to flee when Nick tries to arrest her. How will the couple act when they meet again?

The episode was rated 7.60 from 609 votes.

Absentia - S3E3

#5 - Nosce Inimicum (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Disoriented and drugged into a paralytic state, Nick wakes up in a dark and confined location. Meanwhile, without a body as proof, Emily refuses to accept that Nick is dead and makes a deal to get him back, only to find that Dawkins has laid a trap and everyone is in danger.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 226 votes.

Absentia - S3E9

#4 - Tenebris (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Nick works to free the refugees and Cal finally confronts Armstrong. When Gunnarsen and Crown go to arrest Deputy Director Webb, they discover something deadly. Meanwhile, Emily tries to get to the bottom of Elliot’s operation and goes to extreme lengths to protect her family.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 219 votes.

Absentia - S1E10

#3 - Original Sin (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Tommy makes a new discovery that puts a new light on the investigation. Emily's past faces the present when she finally meets her captor, and will be like the mouse and the cat. When Nick gets hurt, Emily has to face several situations to save the ones she wants.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 610 votes.

Absentia - S2E9

#2 - Committed (Season 2 - Episode 9)


The FBI closes in on the person who had chosen the victims of the Fentanyl Killer. Emily is once again, confronted by evil touching her family. Nick & Alice try to resolve the problems they have been suffering, but Nick is going to make a horrifying discovery.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 364 votes.

Absentia - S2E10

#1 - Accomplice (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Emily hits a dead end. Despite this, she follows the remaining shreds of evidence to a wrenching revelation!

The episode was rated 7.79 from 387 votes.

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