Season One of Ratched was released on September 18, 2020 with eight episodes.[1] The season premiere is Pilot, and the season finale is Mildred and Edmund.


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From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.[2]





No. Title Directed by Written by Premiere date
1 "Pilot" Ryan Murphy Evan Romansky September 18, 2020
200px Nurse Mildred Ratched seeks employment at Lucia State Hospital as it prepares to admit a new psychiatric patient: notorious killer Edmund Tolleson.
2 "Ice Pick" Ryan Murphy Ian Brennan September 18, 2020
200px Dr. Hanover demonstrates a cutting-edge procedure. Ratched visits a survivor of Edmund's massacre and joins Gwendolyn on an outing in Monterey.
3 "Angel of Mercy" Michael Uppendahl Evan Romansky September 18, 2020
200px When a woman from his past puts a price on his head, Hanover reveals a dark secret to Ratched. Nurse Bucket administers a brutal treatment.
4 "Angel of Mercy, Part II" Michael Uppendahl Ian Brennan September 18, 2020
200px Ratched helps Edmund find an outlet for his urges and offers her services to Wainwright. Tired of living a lie, Gwendolyn leaves her husband.
5 "The Dance" Nelson Cragg Ian Brennan September 18, 2020
200px Promoted to head nurse, Ratched plans a dance at the hospital and invites Gwendolyn to be her companion. Lenore makes Ratched an offer.
6 "Got No Strings" Daniel Minahan Jennifer Salt, Ian Brennan & Evan Romansky September 18, 2020
200px Lovers on the lam seek refuge at an abandoned farmhouse. When Ratched attends a marionette show, traumatic childhood memories come rushing back.
7 "The Bucket List" Jennifer Lynch Ian Brennan September 18, 2020
200px Rivals put a plan into action as secrets from the past surface, and Hanover takes a risk that pays off for Ratched.
8 "Mildred and Edmund" Jessica Yu Ian Brennan & Jennifer Salt September 18, 2020
200px One month later, Ratched fights to save Edmund from the electric chair while dreaming of a new life with Gwendolyn.


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