10 Best Episodes of Strike

A war veteran turned private detective operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving complex crimes that have baffled the police. Based on the bestselling novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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Strike - S5E4

#1 - Episode 4 (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Strike realises that Margot’s killer is responsible for many other murders that have gone undetected, and lays a trap.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 120 votes.

Strike - S4E4

#2 - Episode 4 (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Robin admits the truth to Strike, and a valuable clue helps them solve the case. Season finale.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 286 votes.

Strike - S3E2

#3 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Strike and Robin's partnership reaches breaking point as Robin's wedding approaches, and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 424 votes.

Strike - S5E1

#4 - Episode 1 (Season 5 - Episode 1)


Strike is approached by a woman asking for help to find her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing in 1974 when a psychopathic serial killer stalked the streets.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 127 votes.

Strike - S3E1

#5 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)

A dismembered leg sent to Strike's office sends both his and Robin's lives into disarray, forcing them to confront spectres from their pasts.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 450 votes.

Strike - S5E3

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


Spurred on by the father of a young woman who also went missing in the 1970s, the detectives attempt to outwit an incarcerated serial killer who may hold the key to the case.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 116 votes.

Strike - S4E2

#7 - Episode 2 (Season 4 - Episode 2)

A startling discovery seems to confirm the story of the strangled child, but the team are forced to leave the scene before they can properly investigate. Fearing their witness is in danger, they redouble their efforts to find him.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 273 votes.

Strike - S1E3

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


Long-buried secrets are revealed, putting Strike and Robin in danger as they close in the killer.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 799 votes.

Strike - S5E2

#9 - Episode 2 (Season 5 - Episode 2)

The investigation takes a dangerous turn as a disturbing piece of evidence leads Robin and Strike into London’s underworld. Robin risks her life by pursuing a vicious suspect.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 115 votes.

Strike - S4E3

#10 - Episode 3 (Season 4 - Episode 3)


Robin discovers a startling truth close to home. The government minister’s blackmailer becomes the prime suspect in the case, but Robin and Strike believe there was an accomplice.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 282 votes.

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    Strike - S2E2

    #11 - Episode 2 (Season 2 - Episode 2)

    Delving deeper into the hidden meanings and concealed secrets of Bombyx Mori, Strike and Robin scour all corners of London's literary world to unmask the killer.

    The episode was rated 7.70 from 607 votes.

    Strike - S4E1

    #12 - Episode 1 (Season 4 - Episode 1)


    Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are at odds following Robin’s wedding to Matthew, but there’s no time to mull over the new distance within their professional relationship, as a frightening visit from a potential client puts a new case on the table - and Robin and Strike set to work looking into reports of a strangled child.

    The episode was rated 7.67 from 291 votes.

    Strike - S2E1

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

    War veteran turned private investigator Cormoran Strike investigates the disappearance of a provocative author. Robin is caught between Strike and Matthew's hopes.

    The episode was rated 7.66 from 654 votes.

    Strike - S1E2

    #14 - Episode 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)


    Strike makes a breakthrough. Robin is offered a permanent job in HR but is reluctant to take it.

    The episode was rated 7.60 from 793 votes.

    Strike - S1E1

    #15 - Episode 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)

    Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, and secretary Robin Ellacott seek the truth surrounding the mysterious death of supermodel Lula Landry.

    The episode was rated 7.49 from 914 votes.


    Last updated: feb 12, 2023

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