The Outsider

10 Best Episodes of The Outsider

When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 20, 2023.

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The Outsider - S1E5

#10 - Tear-Drinker (Season 1 - Episode 5)

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case. Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph. Jack is put on the defensive at Tamikaโ€™s baby shower.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 1446 votes.

The Outsider - S1E7

#9 - In the Pines, In the Pines (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Holly makes a calculated attempt to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are tracked by Ralph and Alec. After she's confronted by town gossip on her first day back at work, Glory considers Howie's suggestion on how to secure her family's financial future.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1708 votes.

The Outsider - S1E10

#8 - Must/Can't (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Coco.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1652 votes.

The Outsider - S1E4

#7 - Que Viene el Coco (Season 1 - Episode 4)


While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation in Dayton, Ohio, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1536 votes.

The Outsider - S1E6

#6 - The One About the Yiddish Vampire (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. Jeannieโ€™s attempt to include Glory in their group of concerned citizens backfires.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1509 votes.

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


Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the confounding circumstances surrounding the night of the murder. Frustrated by their lack of progress, Ralph and GBI detective Yunis Sablo meet with Alec and Howie, who suggest bringing in unorthodox PI Holly Gibney. Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Glory deals with fallout at her daughters' school and with Jessa's increasingly concerning nightmares.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 1534 votes.

The Outsider - S1E8

#4 - Foxhead (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother in Tennessee. Holly, Ralph, Yunis and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill. A visiting family avoids danger.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 1754 votes.

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#3 - Roanoke (Season 1 - Episode 2)


During a surreptitious late-night visit with Terry, Ralph admits to being baffled by conflicting physical evidence. The next day, an unexpected tragedy throws the investigation into a tailspin, and ornery detective Jack Hoskins is forced to cut his hunting trip short to return to work and pick up the slack. Glory tries to soothe her daughter Jessa, who says she's been visited by a strange man in her room at night.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 1646 votes.

The Outsider - S1E9

#2 - Tigers and Bears (Season 1 - Episode 9)

After obscuring their true purpose in town from local police, Ralph and Yunis interview witnesses from the cave festival, while Holly and Andy visit the scene. Later, the group considers its next move as Claude deals with the weight of his role.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 1720 votes.

The Outsider - S1E1

#1 - Fish in a Barrel (Season 1 - Episode 1)


When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, eyewitnesses and physical evidence convincingly points to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. Detective Ralph Anderson makes a very public arrest but is perplexed when Terry produces an ironclad alibi.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1794 votes.

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