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The Best Episodes of HBO's 'His Dark Materials'  

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Even though it has only recently begun airing on HBO, there are so many good episodes of His Dark Materials on HBO, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Idea of North" the best, or is the first episode, "Lyra's Jordan," holding its place as your favorite episode of His Dark Materials? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of His Dark Materials are, let's rank every His Dark Materials episode from best to worst.

His Dark Materials is a fantasy series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. Produced for BBC One and HBO, His Dark Materials premiered on HBO on November 3, 2019, a day after it premiered on BBC One. Before the first episode aired the series had been renewed for a second season of eight episodes and began filming, to retain the age continuity of the young actors.

Vote up your favorite episodes of His Dark Materials, 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 His Dark Materials 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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The Idea of North
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Season 1, Episode 2

Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.

Original Airing: November 10, 2019

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Lyra's Jordan
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Season 1, Episode 1

Orphan Lyra Belacqua's world is turned upside-down by her long-absent uncle's return from the north, while the glamorous Mrs Coulter visits Jordan College with a proposition.

Original Airing: November 3, 2019

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Armour
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Season 1, Episode 4

Lyra and the Gyptians arrive in the North and seek the help of the Witches’ Consul, Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby and an armoured bear in service to the town.

Original Airing: November 24, 2019

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The Lost Boy
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Season 1, Episode 5

The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.

Original Airing: December 1, 2019

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