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The Alienist

The Alienist

TNT 2018

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Alienist

The Alienist - S1E9

#1 - Requiem (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Kreizler mourns the loss of a friend. Sara pushes the team to forge ahead. Moore warns his friend the killer will strike again. Cyrus seeks revenge.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 1111 votes.

The Alienist - S1E8

#2 - Psychopathia Sexualis (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Kreizler and Moore travel to Washington D.C., Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth. Lucius tells Marcus a secret. Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1116 votes.

The Alienist - S2E8

#3 - Better Angels (Season 2 - Episode 8)

While Sara, Moore and Kreizler struggle with decisions about their future paths, New York is in the grips of an all-out manhunt for the killer, and the team must overcome the wrath of the police and an underworld gang on the rampage.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 497 votes.

The Alienist - S2E4

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

The clock is ticking for the team to locate baby Ana. Sara worries about her young undercover detective Bitsy Sussman. William Randolph Hearst hosts a lavish ball celebrating his goddaughter Violet's engagement to Moore.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 519 votes.

The Alienist - S2E7

#5 - Last Exit to Brooklyn (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Sara, Kreizler and Moore travel to Brooklyn in search of clues. Byrnes plans to double-cross the team as the killer's behavior becomes unhinged. Sara and Moore's feelings for each other force them to confront difficult choices.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 502 votes.

The Alienist - S1E10

#6 - Castle in the Sky (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Kreizler confronts the demons of his past. Moore tells Sara the truth. Connor takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1076 votes.

The Alienist - S1E6

#7 - Ascension (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The team hatches a plan to catch the killer. Moore checks in on a friend. Kreizler faces his own self-doubt about the investigation. Roosevelt attends an event with the city’s elite. Sara looks into Kreizler’s past. Connor acts on impulse.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 1151 votes.

The Alienist - S2E5

#8 - Belly of the Beast (Season 2 - Episode 5)

After the horrific murder of a Lying-In Hospital employee, the team are now hot on the heels of the murderer. Sara enlists the help of Joanna to tail their prime suspect. Sara, Kreizler and Moore try and put the pieces together.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 521 votes.

The Alienist - S1E4

#9 - These Bloody Thoughts (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Kreizler and Sara discuss the capacity to kill. Moore goes on a date. Byrnes and Captain Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect. Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 1244 votes.

The Alienist - S1E5

#10 - Hildebrandt's Starling (Season 1 - Episode 5)

The team learns more about the killer. Moore and Sara share an intimate moment. Kreizler seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt takes action.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1172 votes.

The Alienist - S2E6
#11 - Memento Mori
Season 2 - Episode 6

Sara and Moore return to the killer's abandoned house in search of new information about their suspect. Kreizler faces ruin after a tragic incident at the Institute. Sara and the team are enlisted to rescue another missing child.

The episode was rated from 500 votes.
The Alienist - S1E3
#12 - Silver Smile
Season 1 - Episode 3

Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case is missing. Kreizler and Moore interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the Brothel. Sara attempts to live in a world outside the investigation. Kreizler challenges them to look within themselves.

The episode was rated from 1324 votes.
The Alienist - S1E7
#13 - Many Sainted Men
Season 1 - Episode 7

Kreizler and Moore follow a lead. Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past. Cyrus, Kreizler’s carriage driver, recovers from his injuries. Byrnes and Connor plot against the team.

The episode was rated from 1135 votes.
The Alienist - S2E1
#14 - Ex Ore Infantium
Season 2 - Episode 1

New York City. 1897. Sara Howard has opened a pioneering private detective agency. She reunites with formidable alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and New York Times journalist John Moore to find the kidnapped infant daughter of a Spanish dignitary.

The episode was rated from 624 votes.
The Alienist - S2E3
#15 - Labyrinth
Season 2 - Episode 3

All is not what it seems at the Lying-In Hospital as Sara persuades a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors. Kreizler is convinced that hypnosis might unlock the traumatic memories of Senora Linares.

The episode was rated from 541 votes.
The Alienist - S1E2
#16 - A Fruitful Partnership
Season 1 - Episode 2

Sara finds a clue and Kreizler tries to connect the evidence left behind by the serial killer. Kreizler takes Moore, Sara, Marcus and Lucius to Delmonico's in New York and informs them they're working together to catch the killer.

The episode was rated from 1442 votes.
The Alienist - S2E2
#17 - Something Wicked
Season 2 - Episode 2

Sara uncovers a clue at the Siegel Cooper Department Store that leads her into dangerous territory. Moore struggles to balance his personal and professional life as he investigates a link to New York's criminal underworld.

The episode was rated from 549 votes.
The Alienist - S1E1
#18 - The Boy on the Bridge
Season 1 - Episode 1

A young boy prostitute is butchered on the Williamsburg Bridge, alienist Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore, secretary Sara Howard & police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt investigate outside the law to find a serial killer.

The episode was rated from 2002 votes.

Last updated: sep 14, 2022



I was supposed to be in this but my part was cut out. meesa pissed off


I really love the show, and I can't wait for the new season, as someone who has a mental illness it was refreshing to see a new intake on it.


I am not a big fan of Daniel Brühl so this wasn't very high on my watchlist. At the same time I like to watch period shows. This was a very good mini-series and Brühl did a really good job. The pacing and lenght was just right, it never felt boring. There are two more books by Carr that feature Kreizler but I don't know if there are plans to film them. I certainly would watch. I am thinking about buying the books as well. While the story itself might not be new or original in terms of the general content, the time period makes this very interesting. In a time where corruption wasn't uncommon and things like fingerprints, profiling were in its infancy (not to mention DNA not even existing) the way to catch a killer was very different. It made the hunt much more engaging. The costumes and sets look great and althought you can easily identify the CGI, it is incorporated very well and sells the time period. The cast is great as well, althought I never get the picture of little Dakota in _Taken_ out of my head. As I said I would welcome a continuation.


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