Hildebrandt’s Starling[2] is the fifth episode of ‘The Alienist.’ It premiered on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET/PT across TNT platforms.


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. [2]

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Guest StarringEdit


  • David Warner as Professor Cavanaugh
  • Emanuela Postacchini as Flora (archive footage)
  • Laurel Lefkow as Mrs. Isaacson
  • Bálint Adorjáni as Delmonico's Waiter
  • William Gaminara as Alexander MacLeod
  • Dániel Kanalas as Moore's Brother
  • Ania Marson as Miss Effie
  • Sean McGinley as Bishop Potter
  • Lewis McGowan as Boot Black
  • Colin Moody as Officer Lasky
  • Tommy Rodger as Peter
  • Geoffrey Thomas as Reporter
  • William S. Todd as Prison Guard


Miss Howard: "I'm to inform you the police have a suspect. He comes from wealth and privilege."
Dr. Kreizler: "You asked my help and provide you with a name and I've done so. Now that's all?"
Roosevelt: "I almost believe you don't want the killer found."
Dr. Kreizler: "It's time to take action."
Dr. Kreizler: "Hello, Jesse. Do you remember me? "


Photo by Kata Vermes and Jesse Giddings. [Courtesy of TNT Pressroom]

Photo by Kata Vermes and Jesse Giddings. [Courtesy of TNT Pressroom]



  • The episode covers from Chapter Twenty-One to Chapter Twenty-Four of Part II from Caleb Carr's novel, with several changes and additional original scenes.
  • The title of the episode refers to a conversation between Dr. Kreizler and his mentor, Professor Cavanaugh.


  1. ‘The Alienist’ Crime Report
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘The Alienist’ Episode Synopses on Turner Pressroom