Young Wallander

10 Best Episodes of Young Wallander

An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Young Wallander - S2E2

#12 - Episode 2 (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The death of Elias Fager goes public thanks to a leak that infuriates new superintendent Osei. Reza reveals his lingering bitterness toward Kurt.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 125 votes.

Young Wallander - S1E1

#11 - Episode 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Rookie cop Kurt Wallander stumbles into a hate crime in his own neighborhood. As he hunts the killer, the incident fuels anti-immigration anger.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 309 votes.

Young Wallander - S2E1

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

After he considers leaving law enforcement, Kurt is assigned to identify the victim in a standard hit-and-run case that turns out to be anything but.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 133 votes.

Young Wallander - S2E3

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


Internal Affairs asks hard questions about Rask's interrogation of Elias eight years ago. Kurt realizes an eyewitness isn't telling the whole truth.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 125 votes.

Young Wallander - S2E5

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

Reza develops a theory about the night of the murder that casts suspicion on someone uncomfortably close by — but feels that Kurt is holding him back.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 124 votes.

Young Wallander - S1E2

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


Promoted to detective over his best friend, Reza, Kurt joins Hemberg on the case. Clues lead them to a notorious smuggler and a popular nightclub.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 255 votes.

Young Wallander - S1E4

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

Hemberg orders Kurt to take some time off after the assassination of their chief suspect. The public considers the case closed but Kurt keeps probing.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 244 votes.

Young Wallander - S1E6

#5 - Episode 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Kurt, Rask and Hemberg try to connect their new suspect to a shipment of plastic explosive — and determine where and when the bomb will go off.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 226 votes.

Young Wallander - S2E4

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

Following another murder, Rask is taken off the case by Osei. Kurt begins working with a new partner to follow a trail that leads them into the past.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 121 votes.

Young Wallander - S2E6

#3 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)


The puzzle pieces of two cases years apart finally fit together, leading the detectives to startling conclusions about a senior government official.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 125 votes.

Young Wallander - S1E3

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

Kurt interviews illegal immigrants enrolled in a program funded by Gustav Munck, and soon finds a link between a pregnant refugee and the killer.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 247 votes.

Young Wallander - S1E5

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


Suspicious of Gustav's ties to the case, Kurt jeopardizes his romance with Mona by confronting the billionaire at a black-tie, Munck family affair.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 230 votes.

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