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The Alienist Episode Synopses

Episode Synopses


Episode 101: “The Boy on the Bridge” – Monday, Jan. 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
New York City. 1896. The heart of America’s Gilded Age. When a young boy prostitute is found butchered on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, an alienist named Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), a newspaper illustrator by the name of John Moore, (Luke Evans), a secretary, Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) and a police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) begin an investigation outside the law to find the serial killer.

Episode 102: “A Fruitful Partnership” – Monday, Jan. 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The investigation heats up as Sara (Dakota Fanning) gets her hands on a clue and Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) tries to connect the evidence left behind by the serial killer. Tensions rise within the police department. Kreizler takes Moore (Luke Evans), Sara, Marcus (Douglas Smith) and Lucius (Matthew Shear) to Delmonico’s in New York and informs them they are going to be working together as a team to catch the killer.

Episode 103: "Silver Smile" – Monday, Feb. 5, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case has gone missing. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and Moore (Luke Evans) interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the Brothel. Sara (Dakota Fanning) attempts to live in a world outside the investigation. Kreizler challenges them to look within themselves.

Episode 104: "These Bloody Thoughts" – Monday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and Sara (Dakota Fanning) discuss the capacity to kill. Moore (Luke Evans) goes on a date. Byrnes (Ted Levine) and Captain Connor (David Wilmot) keep an eye on a potential suspect. Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) finds himself under public scrutiny.

Episode 105: "Hildebrandt’s Starling"  – Monday, Feb. 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The team learns more about the killer. Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara (Dakota Fanning) share an intimate moment. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) seeks advice from an old mentor. Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) takes action.

Episode 106: "Ascension" – Monday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The team hatches a plan to catch the killer. Moore (Luke Evans) checks in on a friend. Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) faces his own self-doubt about the investigation. Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) attends an event with the city’s elite. Sara (Dakota Fanning) looks into Kreizler’s past. Connor (David Wilmot) acts on impulse.

Episode 107: “Many Sainted Men” – Monday, March 5, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and Moore (Luke Evans) follow a lead. Sara (Dakota Fanning) visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past. Cyrus (Robert Ray Wisdom), Kreizler’s carriage driver, recovers from his injuries. Byrnes (Ted Levine) and Connor (David Wilmot) plot against the team. Detectives Marcus (Douglas Smith) and Lucius Isaacson (Matthew Shear) work on a clue.

Episode 108: “Psychopathia Sexualis” – Monday, March 12, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and Moore (Luke Evans) travel to Washington, D.C., Sara (Dakota Fanning) goes rogue in pursuit of the truth. Lucius (Matthew Shear) tells Marcus (Douglas Smith) a secret. Byrnes (Ted Levine) and Connor (David Wilmot) tighten their grip on the investigation.

Episode 109: “Requiem” – Monday, March 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) mourns the loss of a friend. Sara (Dakota Fanning) pushes the team to forge ahead. Moore (Luke Evans) warns his friend the killer will strike again. Cyrus (Robert Ray Wisdom) seeks revenge.

Episode 110: “Castle in the Sky” – Monday, March 26, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) confronts the demons of his past. Moore (Luke Evans) tells Sara (Dakota Fanning) the truth. Connor (David Wilmot) takes matters into his own hands. The team closes in on the killer as time is running out.