The BEST Episodes of Earth: Final Conflict

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Network: Syndication

An androgynous alien species called the Taelons arrive on earth, claiming to be companions of humanity, putting an end to crime, illness, and famine. Some are suspicious of the Taleons, and form a resistance movement. The resistance soon learned that the force that sustains the Taelons are breaking down, and they are using humans as test subjects in experiments to help save their species. The initial focus of the show was Commander William Boone and his partner, Captain Lili Marquette, who worked for both the Taelons and the resistance. After Boone was killed, the show introduced a new protagonist, Major Liam Kincaid, and began to play on the strengths of it's ensemble cast.

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#1 - Epiphany

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 30, 2001

The Taelons' decision to enter death stasis causes a rift between Zu'or and Da'an, who refuses to share the core energy he has accumulated. Meanwhile, Liam learns that he only has days to live.

star 9.20
91 votes
Hearts and Minds

#2 - Hearts and Minds

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 23, 2001

Renee is torn between love and duty when her boyfriend is captured by the Taelons.

star 9.09
114 votes

#3 - Emancipation

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 1999

Liam learns more about the skrills while searching for the missing skrill queen.

star 9.08
122 votes
Keep Your Enemies Closer

#4 - Keep Your Enemies Closer

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2000

Zo'or and Liam crash in a remote area of Wyoming. Naraina Durrant, a resident of a local commune of natural purists known as the Children of the Earth, rescues Liam from his crash bubble and assists him in his search for Zo'or. Meanwhile Zo'or's bitter rival T'than calles an emergency meeting to propose Da'an take Zo'or's place as the Synod leader.

star 9.03
91 votes
The Summit

#5 - The Summit

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2001

Liam is implanted with a neural surveillance device to track Da'an, who leaves earth on a mysterious final journey.

star 8.95
115 votes
Directors: Bruce Pittman
Writers: George Gieger

#6 - Subversion

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 22, 2002

Renee is put on trial for opening an Atavus stasis chamber.

star 8.90
52 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: David Ransil
The Cloister

#7 - The Cloister

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 1999

The Companions are invited to join with a religious order in a ceremony. The group is made up entirely of women and seeks that special spiritual connection with the Taelons that will bring them to an enlightened state. Liam finds a former resistance member, Elizabeth, in the group. During the ceremony, the Companions share their energy with The Cloister. Worried about the possible security leak, Liam and Renee have to stop Elizabeth from telling the cult everything.

star 8.90
58 votes
Thicker Than Blood

#8 - Thicker Than Blood

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 1999

Da'an hires a professional hit man to seek out Augur. Liam and Renee meet with 10 Resistance leaders whose cells have been discovered and destroyed. In order to avoid one cell from crushing the entire network in the future, Liam proposes that he be the only communication link between cells. Sandoval learns that he will die unless he gets a blood transfusion from an immediate family relative.

star 8.88
59 votes
Bad Genes

#9 - Bad Genes

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 15, 2002

Renee's personal image of mankind's greatest enemy is forever changed when she becomes emotionally involved with a young atavus child, Yulyn, whom reveals he has a very human-like soul. Renee must now protect Yulyn, also a royal, from Howlyn's evil clutches.

star 8.85
52 votes
Directors: Bruce Pittman
Writers: John Whelpley
The Vanished

#10 - The Vanished

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 1999

Liam and Augur discover that Volunteers all over the world are breaking into homes and arresting civillians. Meanwhile, Sandoval genetically alters Lili and sends her off into space.

star 8.84
126 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Cory Tynan
Street Chase

#11 - Street Chase

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 12, 2001

J Street learns a lesson in trust while on the run from Sandoval.

star 8.84
117 votes

#12 - Arrival

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 15, 2000

While Lili returns to earth after being tricked into giving the jaridians interdimensional transportation, an auction is held at the Antartic Republic of Rostok for some mysterious alien weapons. Sandoval must stop the bidding taking place while Liam and Renee try to find out what the weapons are.

star 8.83
94 votes
Writers: John Wheaply
Street Wise

#13 - Street Wise

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 2002

J Street has become an Atavus hybrid, Renee rushes to locate an antidote.

star 8.82
51 votes
Directors: Will Dixon
Writers: Paul Margolis
The Journey

#14 - The Journey

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 6, 2002

Renee hooks up with Captain Michaels to investigate a pharmaceutical plant manufacturing an Atavus Hybrid vaccine. But something is a little strange about the lead scientist Dr Spangler. Ra'jel returns to lead Renee on an enlightening trip down memory lane. Why did the Taelons pick Earth? Things take a very deadly turn at the lab; Michaels is seriously injured, Dr Spangler's truth is revealed, and, as the Captain fights for his life, Renee must make an awful final choice.

star 8.80
51 votes
Writers: John Whelpley
Point of No Return

#15 - Point of No Return

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 15, 2001

The Taelons' fate - and possibly Liam's - is decided after Liam and Renee find Ma'el's regeneration chamber. The discovery of the secret location causes the surviving Taelons and Jaridians to seek the mechanism, which promises to restore their draining energy. Street, meanwhile, solves the riddle of Ma'el which will allow the Taelons and the Jaridians to join.

star 8.78
118 votes

#16 - Crackdown

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 1999

President Thompson declares a state of emergency to crush the resistance while Liam and Auger try to prove that the resistance was not behind the assasination attempt of President Thompson.

star 8.76
128 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Corey Tynan, Paul Gertz
Honor and Duty

#17 - Honor and Duty

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 8, 2002

Renee and boyfriend Captain Michaels "do-the-right-thing" as they risk their own personal integrity in an attempt to secure plans to the one military weapon that can kill the atavus.

star 8.73
55 votes
Death Suite

#18 - Death Suite

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 21, 2002

Renee suffers an emotional breakdown after a high-rise attempt to rescue a woman and her baby from an atavus attack goes horribly wrong. Unable to shake the image of the crying baby falling to its death, Renee and Street check into a spa to try to relax. Her therapy is soon cut short as they find themselves being stalked by Howlyn.

star 8.72
53 votes
Directors: Andrew Potter
Writers: Merideth Muncy
Boone's Assassin

#19 - Boone's Assassin

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2001

Renee visits Boone and shows him a crystal that can project the location of every Atavan on Earth. In an effort to retrieve the crystal, Sandoval brings Zo'or back to life as an Atavus so that she can battle her old nemesis Boone.

star 8.71
56 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Paul Gertz
Deep Sleep

#20 - Deep Sleep

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 4, 2002

This pivotal episode brings Renee Palmer to a hybrid-infested hospital where comatose patients are being used as a food source for the Atavus. It is only when Renee is ultimately able to expose these atrocities that the FBI finally takes seriously the threat of the Atavus, who must feed on the life force of humans in order to survive. The FBI pledges to join Renee's crusade to destroy this formidable alien menace before they take over the world.

star 8.71
51 votes
Directors: Brenton Spencer
Writers: Mark Amato

#21 - Legacy

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2002

Renee travels back through time in pursuit of a deadly female Atavus.

star 8.70
57 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Stephen Roloff
Dark Matter

#22 - Dark Matter

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2001

The mothership is damaged when a peice of dark matter colides with it.

star 8.68
118 votes
Directors: David Winning
Writers: Brad Falchuk

#23 - Entombed

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2001

A young woman, J Street, finds herself attracted to a seductive Atavus.

star 8.65
55 votes
Second Chances

#24 - Second Chances

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 1999

Zu'or sponsors a "fountain of youth" program, called Second Chances, which makes old and ailing people young again. The resistance are trying to replace Doors as leader. Pearl Bell says that she had no previous use for the Taelons before she undergoes the first public transformation. While being interviewed afterward she states how Taelons had before helped her son live. Resistance talks with Doors about the need to go underground again. At a press conference, a Resistance member challenges new transformation group, which provokes one of them to fire a gun into the crowd. The Resistance grabs Pearl, and find that her brain scan reveals memory alternations but they need to prove that they have become Taelon supporters.

star 8.65
120 votes
Directors: Milan Cheylov
Writers: Paul Gertz
Message in a Bottle

#25 - Message in a Bottle

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 1999

A probe crashs on earth. The Resistance finds the probe, before Sandoval arrives, and takes it to a hideout. The hideout is ambushed and they are taken to a 'Dark Knight' base. The Resistance deals with this unexpected new player as they try to stop a Jaridian probe from an assault on Earth. The probe takes the shape of Augur, and delivers a message to humanity.

star 8.62
122 votes
Directors: James Head
Writers: Gabrielle Stanton