The BEST Episodes of Complications

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Network: USA Network

John Ellison, a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life and killing one of his attackers. When John learns the boy is the son of an influential gang leader and is still a target, he is compelled to save him at any cost. John soon discovers that his own life – and his outlook on medicine – may never be the same.


#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Disillusioned ER doctor, John Ellison saves the life of a young boy when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting and ends up in the middle of a gang war.

star 7.88
205 votes
Critical Condition

#2 - Critical Condition

Season 1 - Episode 10

Season Finale - John and Gretchen try to take Antoine home, but an unexpected complication forces John to do everything he can to save the youth—and his own family.

star 7.79
146 votes

#3 - Infection

Season 1 - Episode 2

John scrambles to locate Antoine when the boy disappears from his bed at the surgical center. Polk tries to convince a patient to lie about her medical condition in order to keep John out of their supervisors' crosshairs.

star 7.76
144 votes

#4 - Relapse

Season 1 - Episode 8

John tries to rein in his compulsions, but is tested when he's tipped off about an impending massacre. Samantha turns to Det. Holden for answers.

star 7.76
149 votes

#5 - Fever

Season 1 - Episode 7

John wants to help Gretchen, but doesn't want to circumvent the law. Samantha's doubts about John are increased by information provided to her by Kyle.

star 7.75
150 votes
Immune Response

#6 - Immune Response

Season 1 - Episode 4

Gretchen makes expensive arrangements to hide Antoine in order to prevent Bridget from learning that John illegally transferred him to the surgical center. However, that means John needs to ask the gang for money. A past indiscretion tests John's relationship with Samantha.

star 7.72
170 votes

#7 - Deterioration

Season 1 - Episode 9

Holden forces John to testify against the Latin gang; and Samantha's past threatens her marriage.

star 7.68
148 votes

#8 - Outbreak

Season 1 - Episode 5

A gang shootout results in a flood of victims in the ER. John tries to halt the escalating violence, but to succeed he must navigate rival gang members and the police. Gretchen tends to the young woman who sparked the bloodshed.

star 7.65
157 votes

#9 - Diagnosis

Season 1 - Episode 6

Det. Holden of the Gang Task Force questions John about his suspicious activity. Gretchen travels to the gang neighborhood to save a young boy.

star 7.61
114 votes

#10 - Onset

Season 1 - Episode 3

John visits Antoine's father, the leader of the VCC gang, in prison, and tries to disentangle himself from his responsibilities with Antoine. Things get out of control when Gretchen confronts Hillary's abusive boyfriend at his home.

star 7.60
174 votes