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?

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #16 - Weird as You (Season 2 - Episode 7)


    Daniel continues to seek answers. Stern meets with the DA. Sen. Foulkes undertakes a disreputable task. Amantha and a coworker bond.

    The episode was rated 7.79 from 476 votes.

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    #17 - Running with the Bull (Season 2 - Episode 1)

    Daniel's family fears he won't recover from his injuries and his attackers will escape justice. Judy Dean shows Bobby some unexpected affection. Ted, Jr. hides a shameful secret from his wife. Sheriff Daggett investigates Daniel’s beating.

    The episode was rated 7.78 from 583 votes.

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    #18 - Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice (Season 4 - Episode 3)


    Daniel continues to adjust to group living which is further complicated by his new roommate. Meanwhile, Amantha continues to reexamine her past by reconnecting with a former high school classmate.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 531 votes.

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    #19 - Donald the Normal (Season 2 - Episode 4)

    A recovered Daniel embarks on a day trip to explore Atlanta and enjoy a taste of big-city anonymity, but even in a crowd, Daniel draws attention. He returns to Paulie, troubled by the way his past follows him. Taking her mother's advice, Amantha begins packing up her apartment, in anticipation of moving back to Atlanta. On a quest for moving supplies, Amantha confronts the depressing realities of a small town and realizes that she needs more in her life than just her brother's legal troubles. Tawney and Ted, Jr. enjoy a fun and somewhat boozy afternoon entertaining their friends Kent and Joon Benny. After their guests leave, Teddy tries to reconnect with his wife, only to be pushed away by a frustrated and overwhelmed Tawney. Stung and humiliated, Ted, Jr. seeks understanding from an unexpected quarter.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 507 votes.

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    #20 - Sleeping Giants (Season 2 - Episode 2)


    Amantha dreads the worst as she prepares for Daniel to awaken from his induced coma. Teddy's business plans are thwarted by his dad, and he gets some unwelcome news from Tawney. Jared learns more about his older brother and the late Hanna Dean.

    The episode was rated 7.77 from 539 votes.


    Last updated: jan 28, 2023

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