The BEST Episodes of Exosquad
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
A future without hunger or need is torn to pieces when the genetically engineered servant race known as the Neo-Sapiens restarts a 50-year-old war of independence as a war of conquest, seizing control of the Earth and the Venus colony. Now the humans' only hope of freedom lies with the remains of the Exofleet, and their top unit: Able Squad.
#1 - Beyond Chaos
Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 3, 1994
Around the world Neo Sapiens are surrendering, bringing the war to a close. Able Squad is performing this duty in South America with the assistance of Thrax. Elsewhere we see that Kaz is now a cadet at ExoFleet Academy, where Avery Butler is now commandant. One day Able Squad is ambushed by Ketzer and his group of genetically altered humans, but Able Squad drives them off. A month later finds Nara returning to Venus, and she attempts to tell Marsala of her feelings for him. But Marsala makes it clear that this cannot be. Nara then experiences another manifestation of her strange abilities. Meanwhile Galba informs Weston that he has made a new body for Alec DeLeon, and transferred his mind from his E-frame's black box into the new body. Marsala makes a moving speech to the Homeworlds Senate convincing them to create one last brood of Neo Sapiens, one that would have the ability to procreate naturally. When Napier goes to a Neo internment camp to announce this, an attempt is made on his life. It is thwarted, however, by a clone of Shiva. Algernon uses GRAF shield technology to reassemble the planet Mars. Winfield gives Marsh one more mission, helping the Pirates dismantle their base on Chaos. He meets Colleen O'Reilly, who tells him she isn't ready to leave the ExoFleet yet. At Chaos, Marsh witnesses a strange phenomenon that causes the planet Chaos to disappear, and it then joins one of three mysterious ships that is en route to the inner solar system.
#2 - Mindset
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 19, 1994
Marsh and Marsala coordinate with the Chicago resistance to free the imprisoned members of the Homeworlds Congress. Napier encounters Amanda Conner, his ex-wife, who is conducting interviews there.
#3 - A Traitor Among Us (Veil of Doom 2)
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 30, 1993
After hijacking a transmitter to warn Exofleet about the Venus Grav Shield, JT, Alec and Marsala try to get off Earth by sneaking aboard a prison transport. The rest of Able Squad is sent to Venus to locate the shield projector installations.
#4 - Venus Rising
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 30, 1994
The ExoFleet is having success in its campaign on Venus. James Burns leads the Venus resistance in an attack on Vesta, and he is severly wounded by Draconus in the process. Knowing that the ExoFleet will take the city, Draconus orders Thrax to detonate a hydrogen bomb, but after much thought Thrax does not obliterate the city. Phaeton arrives with the Olympus Mons II to prepare a counterattack.
#5 - Abandon Hope (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 5)
Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 2, 1994
Phaeton tells the captive Marsh of his plans to destroy the world. To prevent this Winfield is sending a few ExoSquads into Chicago to go after Phaeton. O'Reilly fixes the jumptroopers shuttle so that the remainder of Charlie Company, along with Bronski, can also make it there. Despite Livia's protestations, Phaeton will not leave the city. When he attempts to activate the doomsday device, he finds it has been sabotaged and he knows it was Livia who did it. Able Squad battles their way through the tunnels beneath the city, and Nara, Marsala, and Takagi reach the main chamber just as Phaeton is about to flip the now functional switch to the doomsday device. A battle ensues which ends when Nara, at first instinctively using her strange powers to stop Phaeton, kills him.
#6 - The Gathering
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1994
The resistance from Earth gathers at the base on IO. Tyree the leader of the Australian resistance is introduced (he makes an impact later on) Sean Napier is appointed as the head of Earth's resistance. Most of the leaders agree to submit to the authority of the Exo-Fleet for the sake of liberating earth.
#7 - Betrayal (Into the Heart of Darkness 3)
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 1993
The remnants of the ExoFleet escape and, once he has put down the mutiny, Admiral Winfield has the fleet set course for a return to Io. Marsala is taken to Phaeton, who is hesitant to believe that Marsala has changed sides. Marsala captures the rest of Able Squad, and Phaeton has Marsala conduct a brain scan of Marsh to determine if his defection is deception. When Marsala is given the opportunity to execute his fellow squad members he makes an impassioned speech regarding the plight of the Neo sapiens, but then turns against Phaeton. The rest of Able Squad rushes the guards and they take control of their location. At the end, Typhonus is sending troops to the area, giving orders to shoot to kill.
#8 - Miracle
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 3, 1994
The ExoFleet has taken Venus, but the Neo sapien Fleet, with Phaeton in command, prepares to counterattack. Barca sabotages the Resolute II, putting them in a precarious position. With Marsala pretending to be a Neo soldier who carries information about Draconis' plot against Phaeton, Able Squad boards the Olympus Mons II and cripples it. Algernon has since patched together the Resolute II, which proceeds to finish off the Olympus Mons II. Draconis escapes, leaving behind Phaeton to be killed. When he returns to Earth with plans of ruling himself, he is met by the real Phaeton (the other was just a clone), who has him taken away, likely to be executed.
#9 - Blitzkrieg (Fall of the Human Empire 4)
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1993
The Exofleet races back from to Earth from Saturn, hoping to return in time to stop the Neo-Sapien attack. Marsh gets charged with mutiny when he disagrees with Captain Marcus' decision to split the fleet, sending the fastest ships ahead of the rest. Napier escapes from a work camp and tries to organize a small resistance cell.
#10 - Pirate's Ransom
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 14, 1994
Typhonus offers a treaty of friendship to the Pirates in exchange for Marsh and DeLeon. When Simbacca refuses Typhonus' forces attack, wounding and capturing Simbacca. The Pirates plan to capture Marsh and DeLeon to trade them for Simbacca. Instead the two capture Hallas and use him to fool Typhonus into thinking that the Pirates succeeded and now wish to make the prisoner exchange. Upon docking the three fight their way to Simbacca's cell and free him. They try to fight their way out, but get stalemated by Neo troops. Alec uses his e-frame to send a message from Simbacca to the Pirates telling them to attack. The attack, led by Jubail, is enough of a diversion to allow them to escape. Once they arrive back on Tethys Simbacca announces that the Pirates will enter the war on the side of the ExoFleet.
#11 - Target: Earth (Veil of Doom 1)
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 1993
After 1 year in the brig for insubordination, Able Squad is back in action. Marsh, Marsala and Deleon get the first mission - to return to Earth and disable the newly built planetary defense shield with the help of the Earth resistance. But when they're ambushed at the rendezvous point, people start suspecting there's a traitor in their midst.
#12 - Dragon's Rock
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 21, 1994
After discovering that the resistance cell on Venus that they were supposed to deliver weapons to has been destroyed, Burns and Bronski are themselves captured. After a march with other captured Terrans, they arrive at a construction site, where Draconis is building a fortress he intends to use against Phaeton. The rest of Able Squad arrives to free Burns, Bronski, and the slave laborers, many of whom were in the resistance. The Venus resistance takes the large weapons stockpile and escapes.
#13 - Winged Fury
Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 18, 1994
Marsh finds himself in New York, facing down a group of Neo-Warriors sent to hunt him down (you'd think he threw Phaeton off a mountain or something). He encounters the last cabbie in New York, Sidney. Marsh eventually outwits the Neo-Warriors but the Torch on the Statue of Liberty is destroyed in the process. Marsh makes his way to the Resistance, while Sidney stays in New York.
#14 - The Perfect Warrior
Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 21, 1994
Galba pretends, for the sake of Praetorius, to conjecture that the ExoTrooper they have captured is in fact Marsh masquerading as Takagi to avoid being taken to Phaeton (which is true because he told Marsh to). Praetorius has the Neo Lord spare Marsh's life and taken to his cell. When Marsh is about to be taken to Phaeton, Galba helps him escape and get to Kaz's ExoFighter. He then contacts Able Squad, which is able to locate his position and proceeds to, along with Jumptroop Company Charlie, attack the brood complex. Marsh was since hunted down by Neo Lords inside the complex, but was able to escape though it meant abandoning the ExoFighter. He makes his way to the geothermal processing plant and is able to destroy it, thereby destroying all the developing Neo lords as well. He is rescued by Stavrogan and DeLeon, while a bitter Praetorius is left to ponder future plans.
#15 - The Last Jump (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 3)
Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired Oct 31, 1994
Able Squad and Charlie Company land in Washington D.C. to attack a Neo Lord breeding facility. Bronski gets shot down, but is able to escape his E-frame and joins Marsala in his. Winfield then recalls Able Squad, and wants them to depart immediately despite Marsh's objection that the jumptroops won't have proper cover. On the Resolute II Winfield tells them that he is sending them to locate Phaeton's doomsday device, and Algernon will go with them to determine the best way to destroy it. Bronski, with no E-frame, remains behind. Meanwhile Praetorius has prematurely released all his Neo Lords, so they have no wings and lack intelligence. But they cause immense trouble for the jumptroops, destroying their evac shuttle and forcing them to withdraw. Winfield lets Bronski take his personal shuttle to get them out, and he arrives just as it appeared as though the jumptroops last stand at the Washington Monument would fail.
#16 - A Night Before Doomsday (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 4)
Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Nov 1, 1994
The shuttle carrying Charlie Company is shot down. The battle at Battle Creek between the resistance e-frames and captured tanks and a group of Neo tanks ends, with the resistance victorious. Livia orders Thrax to bring all of his troops from the Amazon to Phaeton City for a final stand, but he tells her that he intends to save as many Neo lives as possible, and plans to surrender to the ExoFleet. This prompts Phaeton to issue orders for a purge of all officers by the Neo lords. Seeing E-frames approaching, Thrax orders all his troops into the jungle. Once Thrax is captured and taken away, Ketzer attacks the Neo base and with only Medusa there has little trouble injecting her with something. Able Squad locates the complex where Phaeton's doomsday device was constructed, but finds that it is now gone. As they leave they are ambushed, and in the course of the battle Stavrogan is killed and Marsh captured. Marsh is then taken to Phaeton City and brought before Phaeton.
#17 - Ultimate Weapon
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 1994
As the Pirate fleet leaves for Io, Simbacca tells Marsh to teach some pirates to fly e-frames. J.T. objects, citing the fact that e-frames are too complicated to learn quickly. Despite this, the e-frames are sent to prevent some Neo scouts from reporting back to Sinope, which is the site of a Neo Fusion Pulse Cannon. When the Pirate fleet is within range of the cannon, it begins to pick off Pirate ships. Marsh, DeLeon, and Hallas succeed in destroying the cannon, saving the fleet, as well as Io.
#18 - The Embassy
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1994
Marsh and DeLeon arrive on Tethys, and there are many pirates angry about the prospects of a treaty with the ExoFleet. Phaeton orders Typhonus to continue laying siege to Io with half his fleet, and proceed to Tethys with the other half to prevent an ExoFleet/Pirate alliance. Winfield discusses coordinated assaults with the resistance leaders, who seem less than receptive. Napier stands up for Winfield, which causes the others to support cooperation and choose Napier as commander of all of Earth's resistance. Marsh defeats Jubail in a duel that was to decide whether the Pirates would ally with the ExoFleet or not. But when Marsh refuses to kill Jubail, Simbacca decides the ExoFleet is too soft and would not make a good ally. Typhonus then arrives claiming to wish to discuss a treaty between the Neo sapien government and the Pirates.
#19 - Expendable
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 16, 1994
Torres is put in the brig for attacking Jubail, who agrees to drop the charges as repayment of his debt to Marsh (who spared his life in The Embassy). Barca learns that the GRAF shield is inoperative, and is discovered by Jubail as he tells Typhonus. In the struggle that ensues Barca kills Jubail, and tells the guards that arrive that Jubail was the spy. Typhonus orders an attack on unprotected Io, and the ExoFleet abandons the base. When Typhonus pursues them, a Pirate fleet from Chaos decloaks on the Neos' flank, and starts to do damage tto he Neo fleet. The Neo fleet returns to Mars, where Typhonus is executed for his incompetence.
#20 - The Last Man
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 20, 1994
A Jumptroop assault on Ceres results in the discovery of a new type of Neo, the Neo mega. It is captured and causes problems on the ship, until it is launched out a docking bay into outer space.
#21 - Martian Luck
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 12, 1994
The capture of Marduk, a Neo sapien who has supplied the ExoFleet with information, prompts Winfield to send two exosquads to Mars. Eventually Typhonus uses the spy as bait to ensnare the exosquads in a trap, but is not entirely successful. Torres gets shot down and rescued by some ExoScouts.
#22 - Trial by Combat
Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 20, 1994
A combined E-frame/Jumptroop mission to Antarctica to destroy the Neo warrior breeding complex becomes a disaster, as apparently only Yuri Stavrogan survives. Professor Algernon has made modifications to Alec DeLeon's E-frame, which provides a closer link between pilot and E-frame. Able Squad gets sent to Antarctica to try to locate the breeding complex. While planting a sensor which was to be part of a network, Marsh gets captured by some Neo warriors. Galba tells him to pretend to be Takagi, since all Neo Sapien commanders have orders to hand Marsh over to Phaeton. To test the capabilities of a Neo Lord, Praetorius has one duel with Marsh, who he believes to be Takagi. Marsh tries to escape, and his E-frame somehow contacts Alec's, and so Able Squad is about to attempt to get him. But Marsh gets defeated by a Neo Lord, who forcibly removes him from his E-frame.
#23 - The Art of War
Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired Oct 26, 1994
A mission to deliver explosives to Earth Resistance lands Bronski and Takagi in Alaska, where they meet up with the Chicago resistance. They must place the explosives on a train so that the base to which it is going will be destroyed. But when they discover some of the cars carry many of the world's greatest art creations, Hanley hesitates. So they steal the cars with the art, plant the explosives in the particle accelerator, and get the empty cars destroyed so the Neos will stop looking for them. The rest of the train makes it to Great Slave Lake in Canada, where it explodes the next day.
#24 - Fifth Column (The Fall of the Neosapien Empire 2)
Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired Oct 28, 1994
Admiral Winfield has the Earthbound resistance cells all launch attacks at once, as a prelude to the ExoFleet's invasion. Napier's group succeeds in part because of help from the Terran workers at the factory they were attacking. These workers join the resistance in the tanks that they had built for an assault on Phaeton City. On the way they are met by Neo tanks, and a battle begins at Battle Creek. Before the ExoFleet attack Weston gives Alec's flight recorder to Algernon. Meanwhile Galba learns of Phaeton's doomsday device and tries to notify the resistance, which is unable to contact the ExoFleet before the invasion begins.
#25 - Hidden Terrors (Fall of the Human Empire 3)
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 1993
Getting hammered by the pirate base's defenses, the Exofleet sends down Able Squad to take them out. The Martian finance minister discovers someone has been taking massive funds from the Neo-Sapian treasury.