The BEST Episodes of Earth: Final Conflict
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - Emancipation
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 1999
Liam learns more about the skrills while searching for the missing skrill queen.
#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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - Subversion
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 22, 2002
Renee is put on trial for opening an Atavus stasis chamber.
#8 - 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.
#9 - Street Chase
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 12, 2001
J Street learns a lesson in trust while on the run from Sandoval.
#10 - 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.
#11 - Street Wise
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 29, 2002
J Street has become an Atavus hybrid, Renee rushes to locate an antidote.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Legacy
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2002
Renee travels back through time in pursuit of a deadly female Atavus.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Entombed
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 26, 2001
A young woman, J Street, finds herself attracted to a seductive Atavus.
#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.