Best to Worst Episodes of Vampire Knight

The series run had two seasons in total; 26 episodes in total and some episodes that weren't as good in terms of plot and occurrences, these would be all the episodes in specific order for actual suspense, climax, and pivotal plot points.
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1.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Deep Crimson Chain (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After suffering a mortal wound, Shizuka quietly dies in Ichiru's arms. Meanwhile, Yuki and Zero try to find where Shizuka may have gone, but Zero is constantly thwarted by his Level E seizures... (30 mins.)
 
2.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Subordinate's Trap (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Yuki is continually haunted by visions of blood. Nevertheless, she is determined to find out about her past from Kaname, but he repeatedly evades her question. Zero sees Yuki looking troubled and goes to the Moon Dormitory by himself. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Two Souls (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In order to protect the academy, the Headmaster confronts the head of the Hunter Society while Rido is still on the rampage. In the meantime, Ichiru pays a visit to Zero and shoots him with the Bloody Rose gun. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Princess of Darkness (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
To prepare for the upcoming exam, Zero tutors Yuki, but all the while, she notices something wrong with him. Meanwhile, at the Moon Dormitory, Kaname confronts Maria in his room... (30 mins.)
 
5.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Moonlight Feast (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A new ethics teacher, Toga Yagari, arrives at Cross Academy. His looks, which are atypical for a teacher, are all the buzz among the Day Class students, and even Zero seems to have lost his usual composure. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Compensation of Desire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Maria's masked servant is none other than Zero's twin brother, Ichiru, whom Zero has not seen since their separation long ago... (30 mins.)
 
7.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Trigger of Conviction (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Seeing the state Yuki is in, Kaname takes her from Zero, who is left speechless when he realizes what he has done. Yuki cries in frustration, unaware of Zero's secret, even though they've known each other for a long time... (30 mins.)
 
8.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Devil's Awakening (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While the Night Class is at the Aido family's vacation home, Yuki, driven by her desire to stop hurting Zero, tries to regain her memory of the past and becomes haunted by even more powerful visions. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Sinners of Fate (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After Shizuka Hio's death, peace is restored at the academy. As usual, Yuki is busy with her duties as Guardian when Zero, who has been gone for quite some time, comes back. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Spiraling Recollections (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Yuki wakes up a vampire, and her memory of her childhood returns. She now remembers her father, her mother, and her brother. Despite her mixed emotions, Yuki cannot suppress her vampire instincts. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Their Choice (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Zero tried to sink his fangs into Yuki, but he was able to get hold of himself just before he succumbed to his urge. However, there is someone who is trying to kill him: the new teacher Yagari... (30 mins.)
 
12.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Crimson Eyes (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yuki and Zero are busy dealing with the Day Class students who are chasing after the Night Class students more fervently than ever due to the upcoming dance... (30 mins.)
 
13.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Pure-Blood Oath (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Yuki learns that Maria's true identity is Shizuka, the pureblood vampire who bit Zero and turned him into a vampire. With this information, Yuki accepts a deal from Shizuka and offers her blood in order to save Zero... (30 mins.)
 
14.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yuki now understands who she really is. Worried about Zero, she sneaks out of her room to find him. Zero cannot accept Yuki's new self, and he points the Bloody Rose gun at her. (30 mins.)
 
15.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Kiss of Thorns (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Senri returns to the Academy, but upon having a confidential talk with Ichiru, he becomes noticeably different from before... (30 mins.)
 
16.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Fake Lovers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kaname asks Yuki to be his lover. The Night Class guards begin accompanying her everywhere, and Yuki cannot hide her embarrassment. Why does Kaname go to such great lengths to protect Yuki? (30 mins.)
 
17.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Memories of Blood (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tomorrow is the annual St. Xocolatl's Day, when it is customary for the girls at the academy to give chocolates to the boys... (30 mins.)
 
18.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Eternal Promise (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Yuuki and her friend Yori walk through the nearby town, and encounter a lost boy. Yuuki offers to take him back to his parents... (30 mins.)
 
19.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Fangs of Repentance (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yuki Cross, along with her best friend Zero, attempts to keep the peace between humans and vampires at Cross Academy, but personal issues soon threaten the situation. (30 mins.)
 
20.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The students of the Cross Academy leave for the holiday, and Rima, Ruka, Kaname, Akatsuki, and Takuma go to the Aido family residence; however... (30 mins.)
 
21.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: World's End (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Yuki understands the position she has been put in, and remembering Kaname's words, "Do what you have to do," Yuki decides that as Guardian, she must protect all the students at the academy and fight Rido. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The prestigious private school, Cross Academy, consists of two sessions, the Day Class and Night Class. Although the Night Class consists of students that are all beautiful, intelligent elites, they are in fact vampires! (30 mins.)
 
23.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Gunshot of Grief (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
There is a rare commotion in the Moon Dormitory when the Night Class gets word that Takuma's grandfather will be visiting. Takuma's grandfather, nicknamed Ichio, is an important figure in the vampire world and is feared by many... (30 mins.)
 
24.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Prelude to the Battle (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Absorbing Kaname's blood finally revives Rido. The vampires all suspect this, and an unsettled mood enshrouds the Academy... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Vampire's Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
All of Zero's strength is not enough to kill Rido, and Rido runs away. However, Kaname finds Rido, and Zero arrives soon after. The two of them attack Rido. After the fight, the sun rises upon the devastated Cross Academy. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Scarlet Labyrinth (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Yuki makes a secret decision regarding Zero, who is now determined to fight his affliction until the very end. Yuki feels guilty for betraying Kaname and keeping a secret from him... (30 mins.)