Extant

The BEST episodes of Extant

Every episode of Extant ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Extant!

Extant is an American science fiction television drama series created by Mickey Fisher and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The story revolves around astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) who returns home to her family inexplicably pregnant after 13 months in outer space on a solo mission.

Last Updated: 8/20/2022Network: CBS
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The Greater Good
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7.82
714 votes

#1 - The Greater Good

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/9/2015

Season Finale- Molly and JD frantically race to the hybrids to stop a Humanich plot that will destroy the human race. Also, Lucy has a shocking realization about the GSC that forces her to question her allegiance and put Ethan at risk.

Directors: Adam Kane
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Ascension
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7.75
2132 votes

#2 - Ascension

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/17/2014

Molly returns to space in an attempt to redirect the Seraphim away from Earth and protect the world’s population from the deadly spores. John discovers that Odin's plan has put Ethan in terrible danger.

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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You Say You Want an Evolution
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7.75
1175 votes

#3 - You Say You Want an Evolution

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/5/2015

Molly panics when she discovers she is changing physically – the question is into what, and whether she can reverse what’s happening to her. Also, JD’s ex-wife, Dorothy, shows up suddenly on his doorstep to discuss their daughter.

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Double Vision
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7.70
1077 votes

#4 - Double Vision

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/9/2015

Molly reveals disturbing new details about Shepherd’s death to the GSC, and Lucy makes a powerful move against the humans and hybrids that could have devastating global repercussions.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Don't Shoot the Messenger
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7.66
1171 votes

#5 - Don't Shoot the Messenger

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/26/2015

Molly has a vision she can't shake following a near-death experience. Also: Shepherd's loyalty to the Global Space Commission is questioned.

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More in Heaven and Earth
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7.66
2364 votes

#6 - More in Heaven and Earth

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/20/2014

Convinced the agency has her baby, Molly is determined to find out where. Meanwhile, John discovers new and startling advancements in Ethan's programming, and Kern holds Kryger hostage in an attempt to recover the incriminating video he stole from the ISEA.

Directors: Christine Moore
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The Other
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7.65
773 votes

#7 - The Other

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/5/2015

Molly and JD try to convince Shepherd to broker a peace between humans and hybrids. Meanwhile, Lucy tries to manipulate Charlie’s feelings to put him in a compromising position.

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Wish You Were Here
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7.65
2871 votes

#8 - Wish You Were Here

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/23/2014

Molly has to decide if she is going to reveal her pregnancy to John after he confronts her about her distant behavior. Meanwhile, John and Molly face parents who are suspicious of Ethan when he goes to school for the first time.

Directors: Holly Dale
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What on Earth Is Wrong?
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7.64
2589 votes

#9 - What on Earth Is Wrong?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/6/2014

John begins to doubt Molly's mental state when the validity of her pregnancy is questioned. Meanwhile, Ethan suffers a serious setback, and John and Julie disagree over how to care for him.

Directors: Dan Lerner
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Nightmares
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7.64
2600 votes

#10 - Nightmares

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/13/2014

Molly uncovers top-secret footage that reveals the real reason the ISEA chose her for the solo space mission. Meanwhile, Ethan experiences his first dream, an unforeseen event for which he was not programmed; and Julie connects with a mysterious man she meets at a gym.

Directors: Adam Arkin
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Arms and the Humanich
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7.62
1285 votes

#11 - Arms and the Humanich

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/12/2015

Molly tries to save her son following a raid on the hybrid compound and JD tries to rescue his daughter from Shepherd. Elsewhere, Lucy becomes a bigger threat to humans.

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Before the Blood
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7.62
2313 votes

#12 - Before the Blood

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/10/2014

When Molly finally comes face-to-face with her offspring, she realizes she may be the only one who can stop the coming danger. Julie uncovers grave secrets about Odin.

Directors: David Solomon
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The New Frontier
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7.62
1204 votes

#13 - The New Frontier

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/29/2015

Molly discovers Ethan is alive and sets out to get her son back. Also, suspicions about John’s death cause JD to investigate Julie’s potential involvement.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Zugzwang
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7.59
1184 votes

#14 - Zugzwang

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/2/2015

Molly, Ethan, and JD look for John's former colleague -- who may have information that could stop the Humanich threat; Julie asks Charlie to determine where Lucy's orders are coming from.

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Incursion
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7.58
1447 votes

#15 - Incursion

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/20/2014

When Molly learns that her baby is alive, she sets out with Kern and Kryger to devise a plan to intercept the baby before Sparks and Yasumoto can relocate him. Meanwhile, John struggles to keep up with Ethan’s rapid development.

Directors: Paul McCrane
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Cracking the Code
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7.54
1352 votes

#16 - Cracking the Code

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/22/2015

As Molly works to create a virus that will eradicate alien hybrids, she discovers that aliens are trying to communicate with humans through a hidden message in their DNA. Also, Lucy helps Ethan run away from Charlie in order to help him recover memories of his mother, Molly.

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Re-Entry
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7.52
3594 votes

#17 - Re-Entry

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/9/2014

Astronaut Molly Woods tries to reconnect with her husband, John, and son, Ethan, after returning from a 13-month solo mission in outer space. Molly’s mystifying experiences in space lead to events that will ultimately change the course of human history.

Directors: Allen Coulter
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The Other Side
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7.52
1283 votes

#18 - The Other Side

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/19/2015

Memories resurface as Molly succumbs to the virus; Julie is confronted with hard choices; and the Hybrids seek revenge.

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Extinct
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7.51
3101 votes

#19 - Extinct

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/16/2014

After Molly collapses and experiences a vision of her encounter on the Seraphim, Sam agrees to give her an ultrasound so she can learn more about her mysterious pregnancy. Also, Molly tracks down Kryger and he reveals the disturbing details of his own solo mission that the International Space Exploration Agency (ISEA) is keeping secret.

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Care and Feeding
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7.50
2365 votes

#20 - Care and Feeding

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/27/2014

When Sparks falls under the influence of the vision of his deceased daughter, he flees with Molly’s baby to a remote location. Now, Yasumoto and Molly must rely on each other to track down the offspring.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Shelter
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7.48
2779 votes

#21 - Shelter

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/30/2014

After Sparks attempts to quarantine Molly, she and her family seek refuge on a remote island with her estranged father, Quinn. When the agency closes in on their whereabouts, Ethan is exposed to grave danger. Meanwhile, Yasumoto experiments with a strange and deadly substance.

Directors: Paris Barclay
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Morphoses
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7.48
1309 votes

#22 - Morphoses

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/8/2015

Molly and JD discover another pregnant woman suffering from inexplicable and fatal symptoms, while Molly begins to question her own mental stability. Meanwhile, Julie struggles with Ethan’s rebellion.

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Empathy for the Devil
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7.47
1240 votes

#23 - Empathy for the Devil

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/15/2015

Molly finally learns the frightening truth about what happened to her son. Also, Julie’s decision to erase Ethan’s memory has disturbing consequences.

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A New World
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7.46
2304 votes

#24 - A New World

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/3/2014

As the offspring’s powers grow, Molly learns of Yasumoto’s painful path to immortality. When Sparks starts to have doubts about the mission, Anya takes charge. Meanwhile, Odin tries to secretly access Ethan’s circuitry.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
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Change Scenario
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7.39
1426 votes

#25 - Change Scenario

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/1/2015

Six months after her life unraveled and dark secrets were revealed, Molly is confined to a psychiatric hospital when she learns of bizarre deaths that sound eerily similar to those she witnessed in space. When she escapes to investigate, she crosses paths with JD Richter, a determined cop who just signed on to the case.

Directors: Dan Lerner
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