The Best Episodes of Allegiance

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2018

Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it's revealed that his parents, Mark and Katya, are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees.

Family Crisis

#1 - Family Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 13

The O'Connors race to stop Black Dagger before it's too late in the nail-biting season finale.

star 8.09
209 votes
Writers: John Glenn, Rashad Raisani
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Those Who Help Themselves

#2 - Those Who Help Themselves

Season 1 - Episode 12

Sam and Alex join forces to find Oscar Christoph; Victor plots to take down the Rezident.

star 7.98
218 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: John Glenn, Rashad Raisani
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A Convenient Place to Die

#3 - A Convenient Place to Die

Season 1 - Episode 10

Wanted in connection with Michelle's disappearance, Alex accepts help from an unlikely ally.

star 7.98
223 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: John Glenn, Jon Worley
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The Arrival

#4 - The Arrival

Season 1 - Episode 8

Victor spies on the Rezident; Alex reveals a big secret to Michelle; and Sam grows increasingly suspicious of the boy genius. Giancarlo Esposito guest stars.

star 7.96
239 votes
Directors: Anton Cropper
Writers: Mimi Won Techentin
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Blowback

#5 - Blowback

Season 1 - Episode 11

Hunted by both the SVR and the FBI, the O'Connors go on the run, desperate to out Faber as the mole before it's too late.

star 7.88
226 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Rashad Raisani, Jenna Richman
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Clean Hands

#6 - Clean Hands

Season 1 - Episode 9

Michelle's shooting puts Alex at odds with the task force. The Black Dagger triggerman makes his next move.

star 7.85
224 votes
Directors: George Nolfi
Writers: Whit Anderson
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Surreptitious Entry

#7 - Surreptitious Entry

Season 1 - Episode 3

In the aftermath of a violent shootout, Alex must convince the FBI to risk a dangerous covert operation to find Mikhail’s hidden cache. Meanwhile, Katya discovers one of Natalie’s most dangerous secrets, and forces her to choose between love and family.

star 7.74
195 votes
Directors: George Nolfi
Writers: George Nolfi
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Liars and Thieves

#8 - Liars and Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 6

Natalie must rely on an outsider to hunt down vital information on Black Dagger and risks Victor discovering her plan. Anxious to detain an SVR source before he escapes the country, Sam and Alex set up a risky sting operation in broad daylight. Meanwhile, Katya asks Alex to help throw the task force off track, and the outcome brings him face to face with Victor. Also starring Scott Cohen and Alex Peters.

star 7.74
238 votes
Directors: Michael Smith
Writers: Jenna Richman
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Stranger in a Strange Land

#9 - Stranger in a Strange Land

Season 1 - Episode 7

The O'Connors send the task force on a wild goose chase to Italy, while Alex tracks down the Black Dagger triggerman. Giancarlo Esposito guest stars.

star 7.71
236 votes
Directors: Jamie Barber
Writers: Brett Conrad
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Tipping Point

#10 - Tipping Point

Season 1 - Episode 5

Alex is confronted with the reality of his family's past just as his integrity is questioned at work. The FBI suspects a mole in the organization and brings in Special Agent Faber to investigate. Faced with testifying under oath and submitting to a polygraph test, Alex must for the first time fight against his own moral standards. Meanwhile, Victor (Morgan Spector) finds a new way to keep tabs on the O'Connors, and Natalie makes a critical mistake while tracking down a lead.

star 7.67
216 votes
Writers: Niceole R. Levy
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Chasing Ghosts

#11 - Chasing Ghosts

Season 1 - Episode 4

A shocking discovery leaves Alex struggling to reconcile his theories with the evidence found at City Hall, and Sam encourages him to keep looking for clues. Meanwhile, Mark and Katya must answer for their actions when the Rezident doubts their commitment to the cause, and Natalie learns just how lethal Black Dagger will be if they don't stop it.

star 7.65
200 votes
Directors: George Nolfi
Writers: Eoghan Mahony
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Teamwork

#12 - Teamwork

Season 1 - Episode 2

Katya manipulates Alex and makes him think he's mistaken when he almost exposes his parents as spies, but her lies lead to a rift in the family. Meanwhile, Victor is warned to keep the O'Connors under control and Alex teams up with an FBI agent.

star 7.61
237 votes
Directors: George Nolfi
Writers: Jon Worley, John Glenn
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Pilot

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

A CIA rookie gets his first case and unknowingly investigates his parents, who are part of a Russian sleeper cell.

star 7.61
287 votes
Directors: George Nolfi
Writers: George Nolfi
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