10 Best Episodes of Genius

The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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Genius - S2E3

#15 - Chapter Three (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Picasso meets his great love Franoise Gilot. Young Pablo begins his Blue Period after the suicide of his friend.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 248 votes.

Genius - S2E2

#14 - Chapter Two (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Picasso's relationship with Dora Maar is strained by war. Young Pablo succeeds by imitating the masters, but struggles to be original.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 276 votes.

Genius - S2E1

#13 - Chapter One (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 388 votes.

Genius - S3E1

#12 - Respect (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Desperate for a hit, Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album with Atlantic Records. After suffering the loss of her surrogate mother, Little Re braves her first solo in 1953, in her father’s, C.L. Franklin, church.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 130 votes.

Genius - S1E3

#11 - Chapter Three (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 971 votes.

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#10 - Chapter Ten (Season 2 - Episode 10)


After Françoise Gilot leaves him, Pablo finds companionship with a new woman. In near seclusion, Pablo obsesses over creating the perfect painting. Meanwhile, Françoise struggles to escape Picasso's shadow even after remarrying and moving to the US.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 183 votes.

Genius - S1E6

#9 - Chapter Six (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 851 votes.

Genius - S1E5

#8 - Chapter Five (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 930 votes.

Genius - S1E2

#7 - Chapter Two (Season 1 - Episode 2)

After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 1177 votes.

Genius - S1E1

#6 - Chapter One (Season 1 - Episode 1)


The story of Albert Einstein, seen through glimpses of his twilight years and flashbacks to his time as a student in Munich and Zürich in the 1890s.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1532 votes.

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#5 - Chapter Seven (Season 1 - Episode 7)

In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein’s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 878 votes.

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#4 - Chapter Nine (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 774 votes.

Genius - S1E8

#3 - Chapter Eight (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 804 votes.

Genius - S1E4

#2 - Chapter Four (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 975 votes.

Genius - S1E10

#1 - Chapter Ten (Season 1 - Episode 10)

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 767 votes.

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