10 Best Episodes of Rectify

After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. Daniel is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his homecoming reignites the fears of a small town and threatens to shatter his family’s fragile peace. Daniel’s alleged crime divided a community. Will his freedom tear it in half?

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

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Rectify - S3E4

#15 - Girl Jesus (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Daniel struggles to follow the terms of his probation. Teddy pushes Tawney into making a painful confession. Janet loses her temper with Ted, Sr.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 489 votes.

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#14 - Go Ask Roger (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Daniel gets a temporary respite from the grind of the halfway house when he and Chloe set out on an adventure.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 530 votes.

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#13 - Mazel Tov (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Daniel heads out on a strange errand and mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, the family surprises Janet with unexpected birthday presents.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 498 votes.

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#12 - Physics (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Ted Sr. seeks his own bliss. Janet and Daniel attempt to be honest with one another about what's between them.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 522 votes.

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#11 - The Great Destroyer (Season 2 - Episode 8)

A reluctant Daniel seeks help. Unsettling news leads to an intense debate at the Talbots. CJ Pickens bears some startling news.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 498 votes.

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#10 - Drip, Drip (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Daniel begins to lose his grip on reality as he struggles to adjust to life on the outside; Ted Jr. starts to question Daniel's innocence.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 603 votes.

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#9 - Pineapples In Paris (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Daniel has a confrontation in group therapy that makes him question the possibility of adjusting to normal life.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 547 votes.

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#8 - Happy Unburdening (Season 4 - Episode 7)


Daniel worries that his life has gotten a little too real. Janet is loosening her grip on the past while Teddy opens up to Ted, Sr. about his future.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 527 votes.

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#7 - The Source (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Janet and Daniel take a road trip. Tawney returns home. Jon regrets not helping Daniel more. Amantha has dinner with an unexpected companion.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 498 votes.

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#6 - The Future (Season 3 - Episode 5)


Daniel tries to repair the pool. Daggett reveals a surprising theory about George Melton’s death. Tawney visits her former foster mother.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 489 votes.

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#5 - Until You're Blue (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Recent events frustrate Ted Jr., while Ted Sr. attempts to protect the family. Daniel is faced with a tough decision. Amantha tries to sort some things out and lets off some steam.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 496 votes.

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#4 - A House Divided (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Daniel is navigating the complicated dynamics of group living at The New Canaan Project and learning to cope with his new normal.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 607 votes.

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#3 - Jacob's Ladder (Season 1 - Episode 6)

As the town's anger hits the boiling point, Daniel's family goes on alert. Foulkes presses the D.A. for a retrial. Ted Jr. & Tawney recover from disturbing encounters. Trey Willis searches for the missing George Melton. Daniel must decide his future.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 606 votes.

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#2 - Unhinged (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Daniel has a problem accepting Jon Stern's advice, while Tawney rethinks her options. Ted Jr seeks a favor. Amantha comes clean to Jon Stern.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 523 votes.

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#1 - All I'm Sayin' (Season 4 - Episode 8)

As he begins to realize what his new life may entail, Daniel starts to appreciate the progress he's made. Janet bonds with someone unexpected.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 530 votes.

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