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The Best Episodes of 'Mindhunter'  

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There are so many good episodes of Mindhunter, but which ones really stand out? Mindhunter episodes are named simple things like "Episode 1," and "Episode 7," which don't suggest the depth of each episode's drama. What's your favorite episode of Mindhunter? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Mindhunter are, let's rank every Mindhunter episode from best to worst.

In Mindhunter, FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think, hoping to apply this knowledge to solve ongoing cases. Season one, which premiered on Netflix on October 13, 2017, is set in 1977 - during in the early days of the FBI's criminal psychology and criminal profiling practice.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Mindhunter, 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 Mindhunter episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

Season 1 - Episode 10 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Mindhunter'
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Season 1 - Episode 10

The team cracks under pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.

Original Airing: October 13, 2017

Season: 1

Episode Number: 10

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Season 1 - Episode 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Mindhunter'
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Season 1 - Episode 2

Holden interviews the eerily articulate murderer Ed Kemper, but his research provokes negative feedback at the Bureau.

Original Airing: October 13, 2017

Season: 1

Episode Number: 2

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Season 1 - Episode 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Mindhunter'
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Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1977, frustrated FBI hostage negotiator Holden Ford finds an unlikely ally in veteran agent Bill Tench and begins studying a new class of murderer.

Original Airing: October 13, 2017

Season: 1

Episode Number: 1

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Season 2 - Episode 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Mindhunter'
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Season 2 - Episode 2

To glean insight into the elusive BTK killer, Bill and Holden interview the Son of Sam, who makes a startling admission.

Original Airing: August 16, 2019

Season: Season 2

Episode Number: 2

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