Mr. Mercedes

10 Best Episodes of Mr. Mercedes

A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Mr. Mercedes - S3E5

#15 - Great Balls of Fire (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Lou's trial continues in earnest. Bill is called as a hostile witness for the prosecution and complicates matters. Holly and Finkelstein draw closer together whilst Morris closes in on Peter. Alma destroys her incriminating evidence. Both Lou and Bill converse with their respective personal ghosts.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 481 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S2E9

#14 - Walk Like A Man (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Babineau divulges the details of Brady's treatment, confirming Hodges' worst fears. As news about Brady spreads, Hodges faces intense scrutiny, and Babineau and Cora find themselves in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 650 votes.

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#13 - Bad to Worse (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Alma gives Pete a scare and instructs Morris to do the same.Pete revisits the local bookstore. Hodges and Jerome fear for Holly ahead of her taking the stand.Finkelstein tells Lou that she must silence Brady. Holly and Lou deliver powerful testimony.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 443 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S2E5

#12 - Ándale (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Eager to prosecute Brady, Montez turns up the heat on Dr. Babineau. Holly feels betrayed when Hodges' meddling threatens the future of Finders Keepers. When violence hits close to home, Montez seeks help from Hodges.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 706 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S3E1

#11 - No Good Deed (Season 3 - Episode 1)

The murder of iconic local author John Rothstein devastates Hodges. When unpublished works of Rothstein's are suspected to be stolen from his home, Hodges launches an investigation.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 567 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S1E8

#10 - From the Ashes (Season 1 - Episode 8)


A critical error puts Brady in the center of a crisis of his own making. Holly and Jerome make a pivotal discovery. After a tragedy sends Hodges reeling, he goes to visit his daughter, Allie.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 1520 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S1E7

#9 - Willow Lake (Season 1 - Episode 7)

As Hodges helps Janey through a difficult time, their connection deepens. Realizing he still needs their help, Hodges brings Jerome and Holly back into the investigation. Deborah confronts Brady with her concerns.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 1622 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S2E8

#8 - Nobody Puts Brady in a Crestmore (Season 2 - Episode 8)


After Hodges suffers an attack, Ida, Holly, and Jerome rally around him, but Donna is reminded of her deepest fears. As support of Babineau's treatment methods dwindle, Babineau goes over Montez's head.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 678 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S3E7

#7 - The End of the Beginning (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Jerome discovers a connection between Alma and Rothstein. After an attempt by Morris fails, Alma pays a visit to Second Story Books. Hodges visits the Saubers family and confirms their worst fears about Pete. Lou learns her fate.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 438 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S2E7

#6 - Fell On Black Days (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Hodges and Donna look toward a new future. Jerome contemplates his place in the world. Under pressure from Cora and Vitalta, Babineau performs brain surgery on Brady. Montez and Hodges effort to get Brady transferred out of Mercy General.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 673 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S1E9

#5 - Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Jerome and Holly tell Hodges their concerns about the Mercedes Killer. Tensions continue to escalate between Brady and Robi. As details about the investigation emerge, Hodges, Pete, and Izzy close in on their suspect.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 1557 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S2E10

#4 - Fade to Blue (Season 2 - Episode 10)


The community reels from recent news about Brady, and the Mercedes Killer's future lands in the hands of the few people who have survived him.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 657 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S3E10

#3 - Burning Man (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Hodges gets an unexpected call. Pete has a plan, and Morris starts to feel the heat.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 430 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S3E9

#2 - Crunch Time (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Hodges and Jerome have a breakthrough in the Rothstein case; Holly gets a strange inheritance; Morris makes a frightening discovery.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 430 votes.

Mr. Mercedes - S1E10

#1 - Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When another murder victim is discovered, suspicions about Brady are confirmed. As the police prepare for another massacre, Hodges fears for the safety of those he loves.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1467 votes.

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