The Best Episodes of Dark Angel

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018

Max is a genetically-enhanced human prototype hunted by her former military handlers through the edgy, underground street life of 21st Century America. Max is aided in her quest - both to avoid capture and reunite with her "siblings" scattered in the aftermath of their escape - by Logan Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse..

Freak Nation

#1 - Freak Nation

Season 2 - Episode 21

Max is forced to expose her true identity to the world, when she must defend her own kind during a potentially deadly hostage situation at Jam Pony, involving Joshua and Alec.

star 8.40
96 votes
Directors: James Cameron
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, René Echevarria
And Jesus Brought a Casserole

#2 - And Jesus Brought a Casserole

Season 1 - Episode 21

Max escapes Manticore and Madame X's clutches with the help of Lydecker. Lydecker and two of his accomplices, knock Max out and chain her to a hotel bed. Lydecker gets drunk while Max sleeps. Max wakes up just as Lydecker is pointing a gun at her and Madam X's people are closing in on them. Lydecker tells her he'll shoot her and then himself and end it all. Max kicks the gun our off his hand, grabs him, and they escape in his Humvee. Meanwhile, the other X5s have gathered with Logan and are trying to come up with a plan to find Max. All are shocked when Max shows up with Lydecker and tells them all she wants them to help her take down Manticore. Though they all mistrust him, eventually, they include Lydecker on the plan -- seeing as he knows the ins and outs of Manticore. Lydecker proves useful when he gouges the eye out of a man who has access to the Manticore labs. Max and Zack use the eye to gain access to the lab. The X5s plant bombs throughout Manticore. Max and Zack plant bo

star 8.20
108 votes
Directors: Joe Ann Fogle
Writers: René Echevarria, Charles H. Eglee
Meow

#3 - Meow

Season 1 - Episode 20

Max starts to feel the stress of being controlled by her genetic urges when she goes into her bi-annual feline DNA sexual urges.

star 7.96
114 votes
Directors: D.J. Caruso
Writers: David Zabel
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Dawg Day Afternoon

#4 - Dawg Day Afternoon

Season 2 - Episode 18

Max must break her vow to avoid Logan after Joshua's friendship with the blind woman makes him a target of a transgenic manhunt in the sewers. Meanwhile, White leaks news of the human-looking X-5s to the media, leading to a wide-scale attack against the so-called "monsters" running amok and to the death of a someone dear to one of the transgenics.

star 7.94
84 votes
Directors: Kenneth Biller
Writers: Robert Doherty
Love Among the Runes

#5 - Love Among the Runes

Season 2 - Episode 20

Max begins to develop strange markings on her body while leading a transgenic resistance against White, when he attempts to capture one of her "brothers". However, the transgenics are stunned by revealed secrets about their "father" that threaten all that they believe and stir up many more questions. Meanwhile, the Terminal City dwellers mount a campaign to battle the humans hunting them down, and Alec learns why Logan has been keeping his distance from his former friends.

star 7.92
88 votes
Writers: Jose Molina, Moira Kirland
Fuhgeddaboudit

#6 - Fuhgeddaboudit

Season 2 - Episode 15

A genetically enhanced hypnotist targets Logan and Max, who reveals her true identity and Logan's secret activities before realizing that she is being manipulated as part of a deadly plan - but luckily she doesn't remember doing it. Meanwhile, the transgenic, Mia, also sets her sights on Alec, raising the stakes, leading him back into the boxing ring to make some money for some not-so-good fellas.

star 7.90
92 votes
Directors: Morgan Beggs
Writers: Julie Hess
Some Assembly Required

#7 - Some Assembly Required

Season 2 - Episode 7

Max discovers that Zack is not only alive but apparently benefiting from some cybernetic enhancements to his genetic engineering, however he does have memory problems. Knowing that Zack sacrificed his life for hers, Max puts herself at great risk, attempting to rescue him from his new "owners," a vicious Seattle gang but when an attempt is made on Logan's life, Max is faced with a very painful decision.

star 7.89
94 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Robert Doherty
Designate This

#8 - Designate This

Season 2 - Episode 1

After months of being imprisoned at Manticore, Max has resisted powerful attempts at re-programming and breeding and plans her escape from the genetics lab. She is aided in her breakout by the gentle but beast-like Joshua, an early Manticore creation, and together they release all the other Manticore creatures. Max attempts to reunite with Logan, only to discover that he is now number one on Manticore's most wanted list.

star 7.88
126 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Moira Kirland
She Ain't Heavy

#9 - She Ain't Heavy

Season 2 - Episode 19

Max's life is placed in more danger than ever before when she is hunted by the one person who knows her better than anyone -- her clone. Though even the existence of this exact replica is news to Max, she quickly realizes the imminent danger from an individual who can get inside her head and infiltrate her life like no one else. Dealing not only with this new threat but also the disintegration of her relationship with Logan and Joshua's disillusionment over not being able to go out in public, Max must race against time to figure out how to stop this deadly enemy before it's too late.

star 7.83
90 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Robert Doherty, Michael Angeli
Blah Blah Woof Woof

#10 - Blah Blah Woof Woof

Season 1 - Episode 8

Lydecker gets the local police to post ""Wanted"" posters of Max throughout the city, charging her with Vogelsang's murder. Zack returns to beg Max to leave town. Logan offers Max and Zack shelter in a countryside retreat. While saying good-bye, their attraction to each other comes to the surface and Logan and Max kiss. Zack tries again to convince Max to run away with him. Just as she's ready to do it, she learns Logan is near death. Max heads back to Seattle to give Logan a blood transfusion. Though she puts her own life at risk, she does save Logan's life. Lydecker and the police close in on finding Max; however, the real murder confesses. It's Zack who turns himself in to police in order to spare Max. The helicopter transporting Zack back to Manticore mysteriously explodes. No one knows if Zack was killed. Meanwhile, Logan discovers the feeling has partially returned to his paralyzed leg. And, Sketchy is put in charge at Jam Pony. He seizes the opportunity to make himself look li

star 7.83
154 votes
Directors: Paul Shapiro
Writers: Moira Kirkland Dekker, Moira Kirland, Moira Kirland Dekker
Prodigy

#11 - Prodigy

Season 1 - Episode 6

Max attends conference about genetic engineering. She sees Lydecker at the conference, but he doesn't recognize her. Before she can slip away unseen, the conference attendees are taken hostage by a group of anti-genetic engineering terrorists. Max can't use her abilities to escape for fear of being noticed. Logan negotiates to free the women and children in exchange for himself. Max is able to intervene to save Logan from an almost certain death. She takes out Lydecker in the process and stops the terrorists. Meanwhile at Jam Pony, the gang are riveted by the television coverage of the hostage situation and unaware that Max is involved. Herbal insists the terrorist situation is all part of God's plan.

star 7.81
166 votes
Writers: Patrick Harbinson
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Cold Comfort

#12 - Cold Comfort

Season 1 - Episode 7

Zack reappears and tells Max Lydecker has captured Brin, one of their Manticore sisters, and plans to do her harm. Max decides they must kidnap Lydecker and force him to reveal Brin's whereabouts. When Max and Zack discover that Lydecker was not behind Brin's disappearance, they have no choice but to team up with Lydecker to find their lost sister.

star 7.80
163 votes
Writers: Jose Molina
I and I am a Camera

#13 - I and I am a Camera

Season 1 - Episode 18

Investigating a string of murders of recently paroled convicts, Max and Logan meet a ""Fisher King""-like super hero who at first appears harmless and slightly crazy, but ultimately has a profound effect on both their personal lives. Discovering this post-pulse crusade as he follows her around Seattle, Max's original opinion of the ""super hero"" changes after she sees him actually perform super-human feats. Bringing Logan into the mix, they discover the ""super hero"" is a former NASA janitor who managed to abscond post-pulse with a highly advanced exoskeleton that attached to one's nervous system and provides super-human abilities. Though fascinated by the device, Logan's interest is piqued when the man's ramblings about conspiracy theories and ""death from the sky"" bear a striking resemblance to Logan's murder investigation. Digging further Logan discovers a secret police plot to equip special hover-drones with weapons that can track and kill any target, especially ex-cons.

star 7.80
107 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: David Simkins
Red

#14 - Red

Season 1 - Episode 10

Max takes on an army of superhuman soldiers in an episode amped up on action sequences. The trouble starts when Logan recruits his favorite biker chick to protect a Federal witness with vital info on local corruption. But the operation hits a snag after Max realizes that the guy she's guarding is a face from the not-so-distant---and very painful---past, and that those who want him dead may have plans for her as well.

star 7.80
141 votes
Writers: David Zabel, Jose Molina
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Rising

#15 - Rising

Season 1 - Episode 12

The ""transgenic"" Reds catch up with Max when her lost pager reveals her whereabouts to them. The Reds are former death row convicts seeking to combine their technology with Max's genetic material. Logan and Max, after a deadly fight with a Red, learn that the transgenics' power is controlled by a special implant placed in their bodies. Meanwhile, the Reds take Original Cindy hostage and used to lure Max into their trap. Max risks it all and inserts the Red's implant into her own neck in hopes of gaining extra power. The implant makes her hyper violent and she kills off the Reds in order to free Original Cindy. Max then has a seizure. Logan learns the only way to save Max's life is to get the chip out of her head, but first he has to electrocute the chip in her neck. He is able to save her. Max then has to reveal to Original Cindy her Manticore secret. Also, Logan begins to regain the use of his legs and stands up.

star 7.79
128 votes
Writers: Moira Kirkland Dekker, Doris Egan, Moira Kirland, Moira Kirland Dekker
Hit a Sista Back

#16 - Hit a Sista Back

Season 1 - Episode 19

When fellow X5 escapee Tinga returns to town to save the family she left behind, Max, with the help of Zack, once again places herself in danger to battle Manticore, Lydecker, newly turned X5 Bryn, and an increasingly power-hungry Madame X. When Tinga gives up her freedom to ensure her child's safety, she is taken to a secret government lab. Amid the double crossing, we learn Lydecker is no longer in the loop with the real Manticore higher-ups. This means Max is in more danger that she could possible imagine.

star 7.78
108 votes
Writers: Moira Kirkland Dekker, Moira Kirland, Moira Kirland Dekker
Bag 'Em

#17 - Bag 'Em

Season 2 - Episode 2

Manticore sends out a signal ordering all the escapees to return to a site where unbeknownst to them, awaits their death. While harboring a group of muddle Manticore escapees, Max is captured by a man who job it is to exterminate the remaining fugitives, leaving only Alec and the X6's to rescue her. Meanwhile, Lydecker contacts Logan when he gains information about Max that could be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands.

star 7.78
111 votes
Directors: Vern Gillum
Writers: Marjorie David
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Flushed

#18 - Flushed

Season 1 - Episode 3

Max's seizures increase. Low on her medication after her friends mistakenly flush it down the toilet, Max breaks into a drug clinic. She is caught and ends up in jail and more openly a target for Lydecker. When her friends find out, Cindy gets herself arrested in order to help Max break out. Meanwhile, Lydecker closes in on Max. With the help of a stranger Cindy and Max manage to breakout. Lydecker's efforts to trap Max are again thwarted by Logan's tactics.

star 7.78
207 votes
Writers: René Echevarria, Charles H. Eglee
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Pilot

#19 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

As a child, Max was part of a highly classified genetic enhancement project. She and several other children were trained in a deeply secluded compound to use their superhuman powers. At a young age, Max and several others escaped the compound and made their way in the world. Now a beautiful young bike messenger and thief, Max is trying to find her lost ""siblings"" from the project, but at the same time, Max is trying to dodge capture from her former handlers led by Lydecker, and is aided in her quest by Logan Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist.

star 7.78
347 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee
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The Kidz are Aiight

#20 - The Kidz are Aiight

Season 1 - Episode 13

Re-captured by Lydecker after his helicopter crash, Zack is tortured in an effort to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the other X5 escapees. After a failed escape attempt, Lydecker tortures Zack even more and Zack ""dies."" In a ingenious plan, Zack survives his burial and escapes from his coffin. He contacts Max. She meets him in a cave on the Manticore property. Unbeknownst to them, Max is wired and Lydecker and company hear all he is saying. He tells Max he's forgotten everything, but she coaches him to try and remember the whereabouts of the other X5 escapees. He does remember a few details which he tells Max. He reveals Tenga is working in a nearby bakery. This is enough information to get Lydecker on her tail. Max and Zack piece together that Lydecker knows the whereabouts of the X5 escapees. Logan sends a warning out to the X5ers through ""Eyes Only."" All are tipped off, but Tenga alerts Zack that she needs help escaping Lydecker. Zack and Max go to her and help her get awa

star 7.78
126 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: René Echevarria, Charles H. Eglee
Art Attack

#21 - Art Attack

Season 1 - Episode 11

Normal is kidnapped by a gang of art thieves and the Jam Pony folks realize they have been tricked into transporting stolen paintings. Meanwhile, Logan asks Max to be his date at a family wedding. She is snubbed at the only store that sells gowns. She decides to return to the dress store and steal the dress she has put on hold. When Logan is suspicious of how she got such a nice dress, Max confesses and says she plans on taking it back. Later, Max enlists Logan's help to rescue Normal from the art thieves

star 7.78
130 votes
Writers: Doris Egan
Exposure

#22 - Exposure

Season 2 - Episode 16

Max and Logan track Ames' kidnapped son, Ray, to a small town where the breeding cult known as the Familiars, are readying their youngest creation for a mysterious ceremony.

star 7.77
87 votes
Writers: Moira Kirland
Radar Love

#23 - Radar Love

Season 2 - Episode 4

Max and Logan must set aside their complicated and lethal feelings for one another, when they investigate a series of unusual deaths and uncover a genocidal agenda linked to transgenic escapees.

star 7.75
100 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Michael Angeli
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The Berrisford Agenda

#24 - The Berrisford Agenda

Season 2 - Episode 11

While being haunted by music from the past, Alec must revisit one of his Manticore missions that went bad and resulted in the loss of his one true love. Max attempts to put the pieces of Alec's past together and upon discovery of the truth sets out to help him as best she can.

star 7.74
88 votes
Writers: Moira Kirland
Hello, Goodbye

#25 - Hello, Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 17

After a near-fatal incident with Logan, Max decides to end their relationship for good. A murder committed by Alec's Manticore twin, Ben, puts him under suspicion and places all of the transgenics in jeopardy... thanks to White and his leakage to the media. Meanwhile, Joshua finds the perfect woman, but can't find the courage to confess his secret.

star 7.71
81 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Jose Molina