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The Best Episodes of '13 Reasons Why'

Updated July 7, 2020 1.2k votes 108 voters 1.5k views49 items

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There are so many good episodes of 13 Reasons Why, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Bye" the best, or is "Tape 2, Side A" your favorite episode of 13 Reasons Why? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of 13 Reasons Why are, let's rank every 13 Reasons Why episode from best to worst. If you're all caught up with every episode, be sure to also check out more shows like 13 Reasons Why for something new to watch!

13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama web television series based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher that revolves around the teenager Clay Jensen’s quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life. 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix on March 31, 2017. When the second season was released, Netflix also released a video featuring the cast cautioning viewers on the themes and topics of the show and provided information on crisis support. The series ended after four seasons, following the characters through to graduation.

Vote up your favorite episodes of 13 Reasons Why, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one 13 Reasons Why episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    Graduation

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 10

    Strengthened by the struggles they've endured, the friends say goodbye to high school and look toward the future in an emotional series finale.

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    Tape 6, Side B

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 12

    Hannah winds up at a party after an argument with her parents. The students are served with subpoenas, and Justin wrestles with conflicting loyalties.

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    Tape 6, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 11

    Clay and Hannah grow closer. While Clay spends a heartbraking night listening to his tape with Tony, tensions boil over at Bryce's house.

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    Tape 7, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 13

    Hannah seeks help from Mr. Porter, the school counselor. Clay plays the new tape for Tony and weighs what to do next.

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    Bryce and Chloe

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 11

    Chaos erupts at school in the aftermath of Bryce's testimony. Jessica tells Chloe about the clubhouse. Alex's memories come rushing back.

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    Prom

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 9

    When the dean begins a new investigation and threatens to cancel prom, the friends decide to confide in their parents ... but not about everything.

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    Bye

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 13

    One month later, Hannah's loved ones celebrate her life and find comfort in each other. Meanwhile, a brutal assault pushes one student over the edge.

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    Season 4, Episode 6

    The school goes into lockdown, and Clay, Tony and Justin worry about Tyler's whereabouts.

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    Tape 1, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 1

    As the school mourns the death of Hannah Baker, her friend Clay receives a box of tapes with messages she recorded before she committed suicide.

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    Smile, Bitches

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 10

    Tony opens up about his past. Sheri devises a plan to get into the clubhouse. Mr. Porter tries to help Justin. Zach and Bryce butt heads.

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    Tape 3, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Hannah and Clay connect at the school dance, but a crass rumor ruins the mood. Clay takes Courtney to visit Hannah's grave.

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    Season 2, Episode 6

    Clay tries to figure out where the Polaroids were taken. Justin shows up at school. Zach's revelation about Hannah takes everyone by surprise.

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    The Drunk Slut

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 3

    Worried about threats against them, Alex and Clay urge Jessica to testify about Bryce. Clay enlists Tony's help to find a potential witness.

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    The Missing Page

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 9

    Tyler goes out with Cyrus's sister. Chloe confronts Bryce about the tapes. Jess wonders if she's ready to date again. Mr. Porter wrestles with regret.

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    Season 2, Episode 12

    Threats against Clay and the others escalate. Tyler faces disciplinary action. Justin testifies about Bryce, putting his own future at risk.

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    Tape 5, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 9

    Hannah witnesses a traumatic event at a summertime party. Clay tries to reason with Justin, and Marcus warns him that the worst is yet to come.

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    Season 3, Episode 12

    The pressure of Clay’s arrest leads his friends to make risky decisions, and the full story of the brawl that erupted at homecoming emerges.

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    Season 4, Episode 8

    In the wake of the lockdown, the school is on edge — and a troubling abuse of power pushes the students to take action.

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    Tape 4, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 7

    Another student sabotages Hannah during a class project. Clay's nightmares about Hannah spill over into the daytime.

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    House Party

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 5

    The Jensens make the boys take a drug test. When the Liberty parents learn about an upcoming party, Clay suspects that they're tracking the students.

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    Tape 5, Side B

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 10

    A distraught Hannah gets a ride home from the party. Jessica's behavior grows increasingly erratic, and Clay learns the truth behind a tragedy.

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    Season 3, Episode 13

    Clay is released on bail, Ani puts a plan to exonerate him into action, and the truth about Bryce's murder finally comes to light.

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    Valentine's Day

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 3

    As the school gears up for the Love Is Love dance on Valentine's Day, disturbing phone calls keep Clay from getting in the spirit.

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    The World Closing In

    August 23, 2019

    Season 3, Episode 10

    Hannah's mother returns to town. Urging Clay to protect himself, she reveals that there was more to Tony and Bryce's relationship than Clay knew.1

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    The Chalk Machine

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 5

    Tyler and Cyrus embrace their outsider status. Alex fights to recover his lost memories. Ryan and Mrs. Baker look to Hannah's poems for clues.