The Alienist

10 Worst Episodes of The Alienist

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 30, 2022.

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The Alienist - S1E4

#10 - 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 7.71 from 1209 votes.

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#9 - 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 7.66 from 1138 votes.

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#8 - 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 7.66 from 501 votes.

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#7 - 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 7.64 from 1276 votes.

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#6 - 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 7.60 from 1105 votes.

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#5 - 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 7.59 from 625 votes.

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#4 - 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 7.59 from 542 votes.

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#3 - 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 7.55 from 1394 votes.

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#2 - 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 7.50 from 550 votes.

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#1 - 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 7.43 from 1922 votes.

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