The BEST episodes of Ascension

Every episode of Ascension ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ascension!

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

Last Updated: 3/4/2024Network: SYFYStatus: Ended
Chapter Three
1413 votes

#1 - Chapter Three

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/17/2014

The Ascension passengers are in for many surprises when the selection of families eligible for birthing rights is announced; the Denningers work together to secure their power and upset Councilman Rose; and Viondra seizes an opportunity to assert her dominance when a mysterious power surge knocks out systems on the ship.

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Chapter One
1901 votes

#2 - Chapter One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/15/2014

The passengers of a starship on a century-long voyage to populate a new world begin to question the true nature of their covert mission when 50 years into their journey, which began in 1963, a young woman turns up dead of suspicious circumstances.

Directors: Stephen Williams
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Chapter Two
1500 votes

#3 - Chapter Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/16/2014

Aaron investigates an explosion on Ascension, while Captain Denninger covers up its true cause. Elsewhere, Viondra suspects there is a traitor within her ranks of stewardesses after Councilman Rose becomes privy to inside information; something mysterious seems to be happening to young Christa Valis; and James Toback attempts to impress Nora by making a deal to get into Officers Training School.

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