1,809 votes


SundanceTV 2013

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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The 10 Worst Episodes of Rectify

Rectify - S3E2

#1 - Thrill Ride


Season 3 - Episode 2

Daniel must adapt to his new circumstances. Amantha faces overwhelming personal and professional changes. Teddy tries to connect with Tawney.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Rectify from 502 votes.

Rectify - S2E5

#2 - Act as If


Season 2 - Episode 5

Daniel meets Lezley, an unusual local entrepreneur who makes Daniel an unlikely offer. Amantha struggles to adapt to a challenging new environment. Ted, Jr. bonds with Tawney, only to learn she's made a surprising decision. Ted, Sr.'s patience is tested as he copes with the aftermath of Daniel's disastrous new project, but when he tries to address the situation, Janet curtly shoots him down. Daniel explores a little-known side of Paulie while Amantha reconnects with Jon Stern.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Rectify from 510 votes.

Rectify - S3E1

#3 - Hoorah


Season 3 - Episode 1

Surprise and dismay spread in the aftermath of Daniel’s confession. DA Sondra Person has some questions. Sheriff Daggett finds George Melton.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Rectify from 550 votes.

Rectify - S4E2

#4 - Yolk


Season 4 - Episode 2

Back in Paulie, the Holden/Talbot family adjusts to daily life without Daniel's influence and Janet frets over Daniel's life away from home.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Rectify from 542 votes.

Rectify - S1E1

#5 - Always There


Season 1 - Episode 1

After 19 years on Death Row, Daniel Holden is released due to new DNA evidence. He returns with his family to his childhood home, struggling to adjust to life on the outside. Meanwhile, the Senator who prosecuted him plots to reopen the case.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Rectify from 1019 votes.

Rectify - S1E2
#6 - Sexual Peeling
Season 1 - Episode 2

Daniel explores the town while Amantha worries about his safety; Ted Jr. fears for the future of the family business; tension run high at Daniel's welcome home party.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Rectify from 751 votes.

Rectify - S3E3
#7 - Sown With Salt
Season 3 - Episode 3

Daniel discovers some new, unpleasant restrictions on his life. Daggett investigates George’s death. Amantha endures Thrifty Town management training.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Rectify from 459 votes.

Rectify - S1E4
#8 - Plato's Cave
Season 1 - Episode 4

Janet's day in town with Daniel turns into a media circus; Sheriff Daggett questions Trey Willis about a missing witness.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Rectify from 640 votes.

Rectify - S1E3
#9 - Modern Times
Season 1 - Episode 3

Daniel retreats from the stress of recent events; Tawney reaches out to Daniel, unbeknownst to her husband; Amantha fears that the town's anger could erupt at any moment.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Rectify from 670 votes.

Rectify - S2E3
#10 - Charlie Darwin
Season 2 - Episode 3

Still recovering from his injuries, Daniel makes a startling decision. Amantha is outraged by Daniel’s choice and hurt when Janet takes his side.Teddy asks Janet for help and ends up forced into an awkward situation with Tawney. Bobby Dean has an unexpected conversation with Sheriff Daggett. Jon Stern gains a valuable, but disturbing insight into a client's case and Daniel bends a few rules.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Rectify from 518 votes.

Last updated: may 05, 2021



A stunning and carefully crafted story, superbly and respectfully acted/directed by a relatively little known cast together with a sublime visual feast. I truly believe this is at the peak of television even with such competition in this so called golden age of the craft. a slow burn certainly which appeals to me between episodes of GOT for example. this should be the water cooler subject of the moment and deserves much more love. a truly emotional, at times even heartbreaking journey but one with much to love.


2 episodes in and I have to say I'm pretty damn impressed. This show's charm lies in its slow and methodical approach and also its absolutely stunning visual. Granted not many people would be hooked because this show seems purposely set in real time while also in slow motion. But goddamnit it works. People should at least try to see the pilot. It's pretty damn good. P.S.: Aden Young is fantastic - his portrayal as a distorted man is on point, at certain moments very serene, but also brutally dark when provoked. Very praise worthy performance.


Just made my fave shows library. Excellently done. The acting, direction, the story, the whole tone of the show. It's heavy stuff and has a slow pace, but at a level that is not too overwhelming. Definitely one of the great dramas on TV today.


Now i've managed to see the finale and say goodbye to one of the best shows i've ever lived through, i can gather my thoughts: I said lived through and i really mean it, as I saw myself in Amantha a lot of times and wished for more of her strength and heroism. Amantha's role in the show always resembled a strong link that binds the story together. One thing was perfectly highlighted this season, is the clinically depressed mother and how it was affecting her children all along and how they can never unburden themselves from it. Another thing worth mentioning here is the soft jokes that slipped in this season and drew a smile on our faces without any forcing. All in all, we leave the characters at a good place despite all the hurt they've endured and all the subtle farewells in their last lines. So Farewell Rectify i hope TV will create something like you one day.


Great show.


Great, slow-burn series about a man readjusting to life after spending 20 years in prison. With visuals often reminding of Malicks style it's certainly unique next to the other shows airing.


What an amazing TV Series. The cast is amazing. We enjoyed this a lot.


"Niente di quanto è successo può essere rettificato (rectified)". L'ingiusta condanna di Daniel, quella mezza vita rubata, non si cancella: il lato crime della serie può anche essere risolto, ma non c'è sentenza che guarisca un'anima.


I watched 2 episodes, nothing kept me wanting to watch more and it soon became a distant memory and ended after 4 seasons. No plan to continue it, it seemed quite depressing.


@kizzh Well said. Love this show :-)

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