10 Best Episodes of FBI

The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.

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FBI - S4E22

#1 - Prodigal Son (Season 4 - Episode 22)

As the team investigates a deadly robbery that garnered a cache of automatic weapons for the killers, they discover one of the perps is a classmate of Jubal’s son, who is reluctant to cooperate with the case.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 328 votes.

FBI - S1E22

#2 - Closure (Season 1 - Episode 22)


A woman with information about the death of Maggie’s husband is abducted, leading OA and the team to uncover a criminal operation larger than anyone imagined. Also, Dana puts her career in jeopardy when she stands by and allows Maggie to work on this case that has such a personal connection to her.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1046 votes.

FBI - S3E15

#3 - Straight Flush (Season 3 - Episode 15)

When five prominent men are killed at a trendy New York City restaurant, the team’s investigation brings them into contact with a lieutenant in Antonio Vargas’ cartel, triggering a long-awaited showdown between Isobel and Vargas.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 628 votes.

FBI - S4E20

#4 - Ghost from the Past (Season 4 - Episode 20)


The murder of a TSA agent leads the team to hunt down a killer who is using drug mules to exploit airport security checkpoints. Also, OA struggles to cope with the aftermath of the sarin gas exposure and the 10th anniversary of his army friend's death in Afghanistan.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 565 votes.

FBI - S4E1

#5 - All That Glitters (I) (Season 4 - Episode 1)

After a young woman is killed on her way home from a lavish yacht party, the team investigates who she was and how she came to be at the event, which was attended by some of the most influential people in the world. Also, Maggie brings Crosby into the investigation after a murder suspect is identified as a veteran who had been on several Army operations with Crosby. The crossover continues on FBI: Most Wanted S03E01 Exposed (II) and FBI: International S01E01 Pilot (III).

The episode was rated 7.79 from 705 votes.

FBI - S2E16

#6 - Safe Room (Season 2 - Episode 16)


After the police ignore a desperate father's plea for help, he abducts a billionaire's daughter and holds her hostage in a near-impenetrable safe room until his own missing child is returned to him. Also, Jubal puts his hostage negotiation skills to the test.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 855 votes.

FBI - S2E19

#7 - Emotional Rescue (Season 2 - Episode 19)

The FBI team investigates a drug deal gone bad after the body of a college student is found. Also, Detective Hailey Upton temporarily joins the team and finds her usual investigative methods clash with the Bureau's more buttoned-up environment.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 865 votes.

FBI - S4E2

#8 - Hacktivist (Season 4 - Episode 2)


Maggie, OA and the team must stop a hacker who is disabling life-saving equipment in several New York City hospitals. Jubal's son waits for important surgery at one of the impacted hospitals.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 652 votes.

FBI - S4E18

#9 - Fear Nothing (Season 4 - Episode 18)

OA is forced to confront one of his biggest fears when the team discovers that deadly sarin gas may have been sold to terrorists.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 578 votes.

FBI - S2E18

#10 - American Dreams (I) (Season 2 - Episode 18)


Jess LaCroix and his team come to help OA find a fugitive LaCroix arrested years ago after a bus with 26 students goes missing and he's the main suspect. The crossover continues on FBI: Most Wanted S01E09 Reveille (II).

The episode was rated 7.76 from 802 votes.

FBI - S3E2

#11 - Unreasonable Doubt (Season 3 - Episode 2)

The team races to stop an active serial killer after three women are found weighted down at the bottom of a lake, and Jubal looks into an old closed case after there are multiple similarities to the recent victims.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 742 votes.

FBI - S5E11

#12 - Heroes (Season 5 - Episode 11)


The team jumps into action when analyst Kelly Moran is taken hostage.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 409 votes.

FBI - S2E13

#13 - Payback (Season 2 - Episode 13)

The son of a retired FBI agent is kidnapped, and the team must investigate if it's an act of revenge; Isobel must make a hard call when information from the past comes to light.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 868 votes.

FBI - S3E3

#14 - Liar's Poker (Season 3 - Episode 3)


When the leader of a drug cartel and one of the world's most wanted men, Antonio Vargas, is apprehended by the team, the entire FBI headquarters is put at risk when his henchmen unveil a terroristic threat to free him. During the turmoil, Isobel must make the difficult decision whether to sacrifice her conscience or her career.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 721 votes.

FBI - S4E9

#15 - Unfinished Business (Season 4 - Episode 9)

After Rina is critically wounded while heading to work with Jubal, the team makes the chilling discovery that a vengeful Vargas orchestrated the shooting from behind bars and continues to target the rest of their team and their loved ones.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 643 votes.

FBI - S5E17

#16 - Imminent Threat (II) (Season 5 - Episode 17)


To aid Scola in his undercover mission to find the terrorists believed to be behind the imminent attack in New York City, Maggie calls in Remy, whose well-connected informant from a prior case may be key to moving the operation forward. The crossover starts on FBI: International S02E16 Imminent Threat (I). It continues on FBI: Most Wanted S04E16 Imminent Threat (III).

The episode was rated 7.74 from 368 votes.

FBI - S2E15

#17 - Legacy (Season 2 - Episode 15)

After a truck filled with armour-piercing rifles is hijacked, the team works to discover who stole it, and what they have planned for the stolen weapons. A friend from OA's past returns to help with the case, but OA isn't sure he can trust him.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 867 votes.

FBI - S5E6

#18 - Double Bind (Season 5 - Episode 6)


As the team works to rescue a 5-year-old kidnapping victim, Scola suspects the boy’s mother isn’t being forthcoming about why her son was targeted. Also, Nina struggles to open up to Scola about matters in their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 501 votes.

FBI - S5E7

#19 - Ready or Not (Season 5 - Episode 7)

Maggie returns from medical leave in time to help the team investigate two homicides: a law student on track to attend the FBI Academy and a young man with possible gang ties. Also, an inadvertent revelation from Maggie causes OA to worry that she is rushing back into the job too quickly.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 531 votes.

FBI - S3E10

#20 - Checks and Balances (Season 3 - Episode 10)


The team must track down two assailants who wear animal masks while committing armed robberies, with the latest leaving an off-duty 26 Fed security guard dead. Also, Tiffany and Scola butt heads on whether or not to accept the local NYPD’s offer to help in the investigation.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 672 votes.


Last updated: may 24, 2023

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