The Best Episodes of Earth: Final Conflict
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2019
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 - Point of No Return
Season 4 - Episode 22
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.
#4 - Dimensions
Season 2 - Episode 4
Liam and Augur are thrown into a parallel dimension when their shuttle flight is sabotaged by Doors. Maiya captures them and brings them back to her Imerian Resistance camp, where they start to find counterparts of people they know. The counterpart Taelons capture the colony and takes them to the mothership.
#5 - Gauntlet
Season 2 - Episode 11
Lili is taken hostage as a Jaridian escapes from the Taelons in a shuttle. Liam pursues and both shuttles are drawn into a alien vessel. Liam explains that the vessel is a repository for the Kimera's accumulated knowledge. In order to leave, they must go to the vessel's core. Da'an confronts Zo'or about the Jaridian's escape, and challenges his authority. The Jaridian reveals his race and the Taelons were one until the Taelons separated. Now the Taelons want to force a union with the Jaridians by using humans as soldiers against them.
#6 - The Vanished
Season 3 - Episode 2
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.
#7 - Message in a Bottle
Season 2 - Episode 21
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.
#9 - The Cloister
Season 3 - Episode 10
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.
#10 - The Scarecrow Returns
Season 1 - Episode 11
At resistance headquarters, Boone meets two molecular biologists, Sahjit Jinnah and his fiancee Rayna Armitraj, who are studying the alien probe captured after it wreaked havoc in an Amish community. A power surge causes Rayna to cut off the top of the probe, which responds by dematerializing her. Unaware of the situation, Sahjit and Boone discuss with Doors and Auger the probe's purpose, recalling its ability to replicate butterflies into killers. Launching the resistance into battle with the probe that may be studying Earth.
#11 - Limbo
Season 4 - Episode 4
The Murder of General T'Than on board the mothership leads Liam to descover the taelons darkest secret, while the late Jonathan Doors rturns in cyber form to addminister a deadly attack upon them.
#12 - Second Chances
Season 2 - Episode 13
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.
#13 - The Secret of Strandhill
Season 1 - Episode 13
A construction blast unearths a grave marker belonging to a Taelon scout sent to size up earth for Companion occupation thousands of years ago. Boone must find the grave which contains the research, before Sandoval finds the grave. Da'an loses his position as the United Nations Companion to Zu'or, but keeps the American Companionship.
#15 - Crackdown
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#16 - The Forge of Creation
Season 4 - Episode 1
Lili Marquette gives birth to a half jaridian child, with the help of taelon core energy, that may be the last hope for the taelon and jaridian race. Auger goes into hiding from volunteer investigations, an old friend of his J Street agrees to help Liam and Renee while Auger is on the run. Sandoval tries to destroy evidence of the Jaridian existence.
#17 - One Man's Castle
Season 2 - Episode 12
With Da'an's help, a handicapped scientist genius, Sparrow, heads a program where disabled persons can transfer their consciousness into a healthy body by creating a biosurrogate with Jaridian replicant programming, and then live normal lives. A reporter sneaks into the lab and his camera flash activates a biosurrogate. Sandoval arrives to find the reporter and a guard dead, and the biosurrogate gone having no consciousness of it's own. Lili finds that Zu'or has tampered with Da'an's research and have programmed the biosurrogates into killing machines. Liam learns that Sparrow has transferred his consciousness into a second biosurrogate.
#18 - Wrath of Achilles
Season 1 - Episode 16
Lili loads Augur's computer virus into the Taelon system and it takes affect immediately. System after system crashes and Lili and Da'an are in grave danger as the virus infiltrates the shuttle's computer and lurches them out of control. Augur thinks he can stop the virus, but he must send Boone deep into the building to access the central computer.
#19 - Friendly Fire
Season 2 - Episode 15
While Chandler studies a stolen Taelon shuttle, two men burst in, and incinerate the lab while the shuttle escapes. Liam and Lili go the site and find evidence that the attack was an inside job, pointing to a Resistance traitor. During a gun battle at a warehouse, Lili finds Chandler, who asks her to join him and take arms against the Taelons. Lili promises nothing, and lets him escape. Liam and Lili discover that Chandler is planning an attack on the Taelon embassy in Washington.
#20 - Sandoval's Run
Season 1 - Episode 12
Sandoval's CVI is degenerating. While Dr Belman works to restore his CVI and save his life, Sandoval, free from his CVI, escapes to reunite with his wife, only to put her life in danger. Boone learns that Sandoval's CVI contained information about the Taelon's mission on earth, and tries to save Sandoval's life.
#22 - Bliss
Season 2 - Episode 17
Lili becomes infected by a highly addictive drug called Bliss. Liam and Sandoval go to Ireland to investigate the drug's origin, where they meet Dr Cox, and a cult of "Taelonists" who deny knowledge of Bliss. They discover a lab where Ma'el worked on an antidote for Bliss, suspecting the Taelonists found the lab and are spreading Bliss.
#23 - Thicker Than Blood
Season 3 - Episode 6
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.
#24 - Déjà Vu
Season 3 - Episode 4
A new Taelon/Doors venture that allows people to relive their most cherished memories may not be what it appears four people supposedly died from overloaded synapses.