The BEST Episodes of Atlantis (2013)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019

Network: BBC One

A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants - this is the city of Atlantis. Aided by his two new friends, Pythagoras and Hercules, Jason embarks on a voyage of discovery, and salvation, which sees him brush shoulders with Medusa, come face to face with the Minotaur and even do battle with the dead.

Touched By The Gods (2)

#1 - Touched By The Gods (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13

Minos' health continues to fade as Pasiphae's scheming reaches its zenith. She sentences Ariadne to a gruesome execution not even the worst of enemies would deserve. Now that the court's loyalty is with the Queen, Jason is Ariadne's last hope. He'll need all the help he can get if he and his friends are to save her life, but fortunately there are a few in Atlantis who remain loyal to the King. The battle lines are drawn in Atlantis once and for all but just as the odds seem stacked against Jason, a shocking revelation is made that exposes the past and changes the course of the future forever.

star 8.09
297 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Howard Overman
The Grey Sisters

#2 - The Grey Sisters

Season 2 - Episode 6

As Ariadne lies on her deathbed, Jason embarks on a dangerous quest into the unknown. After a daring encounter with the ancient Grey Sisters, Jason's mission brings him face to face with Medea and Pasiphae once more.

star 8.03
209 votes
Touched By The Gods (1)

#3 - Touched By The Gods (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12

Time is running out on Jason's pact with Circe. He has three days to fulfil her wish before he and his friends face a gruesome end.

star 7.97
285 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Howard Overman
The Marriage of True Minds

#4 - The Marriage of True Minds

Season 2 - Episode 4

As plans progress for the royal wedding, Ariadne must undertake a journey to Telemon’s homeland of Aegina. With the kingdom still beset by Colcheans, Jason is not the only one who fears for the Queen’s safety.

star 7.96
242 votes
Pandora's Box

#5 - Pandora's Box

Season 1 - Episode 9

Romance is at last in the air for Hercules and Medusa until she is kidnapped by a cruel moneylender, Kyros. In exchange for her life Kyros demands that Hercules retrieves a precious and powerful artifact from the Underworld – a task which can only mean certain death. With only one day to fulfill the ransom, its a race against time for Hercules and his loyal friends. Will they find another way to descend to Hades and return with the artifact, or be forced to walk among the dead forever? Whatever the outcome, the gods have spoken and someone, somewhere is about to pay a terrible price.

star 7.94
303 votes
Directors: Declan O'Dwyer
Writers: Howard Overman
The Day of the Dead

#6 - The Day of the Dead

Season 2 - Episode 5

The gang find themselves dispersed around the ancient necropolis and they soon realize they are not alone...the space is crawling with a magical army of the undead. The race is on to find Jason before he falls prey to the flesh eating monsters.

star 7.90
228 votes

#7 - Telemon

Season 2 - Episode 3

Ariadne is formally crowned queen of a still-vulnerable Atlantis. An enigmatic stranger arrives offering salvation. As Jason fights for glory on the tournament ground, Ariadne embarks on her own private battle.

star 7.87
236 votes
A New Dawn (2)

#8 - A New Dawn (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

Atlantis is set to fall as Pasiphae continues her siege on the city. The last hope rests with Jason, Hercules, and Pythagoras. Hercules makes a discovery that throws into doubt everything he once knew to be true.

star 7.85
262 votes
Writers: Howard Overman
The Gorgon's Gaze

#9 - The Gorgon's Gaze

Season 2 - Episode 9

Pasiphae realises she will never be true ruler while ever she and Ariadne both have a claim to the throne, so she offers the queen her freedom – if she will renounce the crown. As wanted men, Jason and Hercules have been forced to seek refuge in the mountains, where Medusa and Pythagoras come up with their own plot, which will take a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.

star 7.77
234 votes
The Rules Of Engagement

#10 - The Rules Of Engagement

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Jason learns of Ariadne's betrothal to Heptarian, he is brokenhearted. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, he enters into a brutal fighting tournament to honour the nuptials - lining up with a bevy of terrifying contestants including the undefeated Heptarian. Determined to beat the husband-to-be and show his worthiness, it is up to Jason's loyal friends to guide him through the contest, where there are more than just broken hearts at stake.

star 7.75
319 votes
Directors: Declan O'Dwyer
Writers: Richard McBrien
A Fate Worse Than Death

#11 - A Fate Worse Than Death

Season 2 - Episode 7

When news reaches Pasiphae of Ariadne and Jason's impending marriage, she is terrified that Atlantis will be lost to her forever and resolves to do all she can to stop the union, no matter the cost.

star 7.67
240 votes
The Dying of the Light

#12 - The Dying of the Light

Season 2 - Episode 10

Jason's discovery has blackened his heart, leaving him a shadow of the man he used to be. Reckless and foolhardy, he no longer seems to care about anything or anyone - even Ariadne. Pythagoras is desperate to save his friend, so he sets out in search of help, but soon discovers not everyone is as keen to protect Jason as he is.

star 7.66
226 votes
A Girl By Any Other Name

#13 - A Girl By Any Other Name

Season 1 - Episode 2

Despite their newfound fame after slaying the Minotaur, the boys are still penniless and hungry. When an old man asks them to find his missing daughter, things seem on the up, but it soon becomes clear that their task will not be an easy one; she has been taken by the Maenads, fanatical worshippers of the god Dionysus. With the hopes and life of the old man fading, it is a race against time that Jason cannot turn his back on. But just when their perilous task seems at an end, he comes face-to-face with a stranger named Medusa.

star 7.65
503 votes
Writers: Howard Overman
A New Dawn (1)

#14 - A New Dawn (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1

Ariadne – now queen and in an epic war against Pasiphae's army – turns to Jason, Hercules, and Pythagoras for help. The time has come for Jason to fulfill his destiny. The battle for Atlantis has begun.

star 7.65
293 votes
Writers: Howard Overman
A Boy Of No Consequence

#15 - A Boy Of No Consequence

Season 1 - Episode 3

After crossing a young nobleman, Jason and his friends find themselves at the mercy of King Minos, who declares Poseidon will decide their fate: they are to become bull leapers

star 7.64
427 votes
Writers: Howard Overman
The Queen Must Die

#16 - The Queen Must Die

Season 2 - Episode 12

Jason is determined to rescue his fellow prisoners from the amphitheatre, and makes a daring return to Atlantis, which is becoming an ever more dangerous realm under Pasiphae's villainous rule. The hero and his friends face treachery at every turn, and come to realise that the only hope for the future is to kill the queen.

star 7.63
216 votes
Hunger Pangs

#17 - Hunger Pangs

Season 1 - Episode 11

Penniless and starving, Jason cannot believe his luck when he stumbles across an abandoned feast. Temptation proves too much and he helps himself to the bounty, savouring his first proper meal in days but it soon becomes clear that Jason's gluttony has come at a price as he begins to exhibit some seriously strange behaviour. As things spiral out of control, it falls to Hercules and Pythagoras to save their friend before Heptarian and the palace guards bring his exertions to heel for good.

star 7.63
287 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Julian Jones
The Price Of Hope

#18 - The Price Of Hope

Season 1 - Episode 10

After the tragic events surrounding Medusa’s disappearance, the boys pay a visit to the inventor Daedalus whose genius offers hope of a cure. But, unwilling to wait for answers, Hercules acts on information from the unscrupulous Crios and sets off in search of his lost love. His decision soon sees the boys literally running for their lives as they become the prey in a brutal manhunt. With hopes of an escape fading fast, their courage is tested to its limit, until a lifeline comes from an unexpected source.

star 7.62
296 votes
Directors: Declan O'Dwyer
Writers: Howard Overman
The Madness of Hercules

#19 - The Madness of Hercules

Season 2 - Episode 8

Jason has been sentenced to death for killing the Oracle. Faced with the irrepressible might of the High Priests it seems there is little anyone can do to save him – even Ariadne. As Pasiphae tightens her grip on Atlantis, the future looks bleak. Hercules knows that there is only one way to save his friend: Medusa. But that would mean losing his love all over again. Is it a sacrifice he is willing to make?

star 7.62
225 votes
The Song Of The Sirens

#20 - The Song Of The Sirens

Season 1 - Episode 6

Desperate to win over Medusa's heart, Hercules pays a visit to a powerful witch, Circe. But events take a malevolent turn when Hercules realises he has unleashed a potent but toxic enchantment that threatens to turn his burgeoning hope into unbearable grief. With a bitter chain of events rapidly unfolding, it is up to Jason to undo history before it is too late. As he re-traces Hercules's steps into the mountains he is unaware that a deadly trap has been set for him; one with far-reaching consequences beyond the fate of just his friends.

star 7.59
328 votes
Directors: Declan O'Dwyer
Writers: Lucy Watkins
White Lies

#21 - White Lies

Season 1 - Episode 5

When a clandestine messenger brings unexpected news from outside the city, Ariadne calls on Jason and his friends to help guide her to the source.

star 7.58
377 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Howard Overman
Twist Of Fate

#22 - Twist Of Fate

Season 1 - Episode 4

Whilst hunting in the mountains, the boys rescue an abandoned baby. This charitable act has far-reaching implications, and the gang soon find themselves embroiled in a complicated web of secrets and lies.

star 7.56
398 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Richard McBrien
The Earth Bull

#23 - The Earth Bull

Season 1 - Episode 1

When Jason goes in search of his father he finds himself washed up on the shores of a mysterious land - a world of mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces so vast it is said they were built by giants: this is the city of Atlantis. But it seems the newcomer has chosen the wrong time to arrive in the fabled realm and Jason soon finds himself at the mercy of a deadly ritual, from which there can be no escape...

star 7.51
665 votes
Writers: Howard Overman

#24 - Kin

Season 2 - Episode 11

The battle between Aeson and Pasiphae for Jason's soul reaches a devastating climax as the warrior is caught by the ruthless queen's soldiers. Jason's friends know they must do all they can to save him before he is lost for ever, and Aeson undertakes a brave and deadly mission into Atlantis to rescue his son. However, he is just one man, and with traitors on all sides plotting to stop him, his chances of success seem slim.

star 7.51
212 votes
The Furies

#25 - The Furies

Season 1 - Episode 8

The boys gain an unexpected addition to their workforce with the arrival of Pythagoras's feisty younger brother, Arcas. Charged with escorting a valuable cargo across the desert, the gang travels into the unknown with a ramshackle caravan of strangers. It is not long before their journey takes a decidedly spooky turn; after spending a night in a temple dedicated to the Furies, it soon becomes clear that one amongst their number has something to hide. As danger closes in and a dark secret is exposed, our heroes are forced to confront some uncomfortable truths as they fight for their lives under the desert sun.

star 7.49
313 votes
Directors: Alice Troughton
Writers: Julian Jones