The BEST Episodes of Falling Water

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019

Network: USA Network

Three unrelated people slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest – one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother – and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas. That the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.

The Art of the Deal

#1 - The Art of the Deal

Season 2 - Episode 10

Taka and Alex interrogate Shadowman; Tess learns of her mother's history with Bennett's buyer, Dr. Ginsburg; a stranger comes to Shadowman's rescue; the team springs their trap.

star 7.75
135 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: David Weddle, Bradley Thompson
The Shadowman

#2 - The Shadowman

Season 2 - Episode 1

Tess, Taka and Burton try to move on, but get drawn back into the worlds of dreams and dreamers; James tells Tess about a dangerous enemy.

star 7.66
195 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Remi Aubuchon
Risk Assessment

#3 - Risk Assessment

Season 2 - Episode 9

The team sets up a sting to catch Taylor Bennett and her buyer. Taka and Alex hound Shadowman's daughter, hoping she'll lead them to him.

star 7.65
136 votes
Directors: Sarah Harding
Writers: Allison Moore
Promotion

#4 - Promotion

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tess and Burton follow clues from their shared dream; Taka and Alex connect Shadowman to the people trafficking in dreamers; Shadowman confronts his past.

star 7.64
163 votes
Directors: Eva Sorhaug
Writers: Mac Marshall
No Task for the Timid

#5 - No Task for the Timid

Season 1 - Episode 9

Taka, Tess and Burton converge on the Boy, but they pay a heavy price to get there.

star 7.61
346 votes
Directors: Ellen Kuras
Writers: Eoghan Mahony
Love Is a Dreamer

#6 - Love Is a Dreamer

Season 2 - Episode 7

Tess' sister starts to fall apart; Taka and Alex visit Shadowman's family; Burton struggles with his guilt; Bennett puts out a hit on Woody.

star 7.58
144 votes
Directors: Sarah Harding
Writers: Linda McGibney
Mothers, Fathers, Daughters, Sons

#7 - Mothers, Fathers, Daughters, Sons

Season 2 - Episode 6

Tess and Alex try to convince a rescued dreamer to testify; Taka and Burton pressure Nicholas Hull to flip on Taylor; Bill Boerg is approached.

star 7.57
151 votes
Directors: Eva Sorhaug
Writers: Albert Torres
Safehouse

#8 - Safehouse

Season 2 - Episode 3

Tess, Taka and Burton deal with their Shadowman-inflicted pain in both the dream and real worlds; Woody infiltrates the dreams of the mayor.

star 7.56
155 votes
Writers: Allison Moore
Nothing Personal

#9 - Nothing Personal

Season 2 - Episode 8

Burton faces his past with the help of Tess; Shadowman stays a step ahead of Taka and Alex; Woody agrees to help bring Bennett down; Boerg remembers his sister.

star 7.55
128 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: Albert Torres, Katie Altman
Circular Time

#10 - Circular Time

Season 1 - Episode 10

Surrounded by enemies, Tess tries to protect the Boy; Taka tries to appease the Green; Burton tries to heal the Woman in Red.

star 7.54
335 votes
Directors: Blake Masters
Writers: Blake Masters
Watchers

#11 - Watchers

Season 2 - Episode 2

Tess faces off with an intruder; Burton encounters a ghost from his past; Taka believes his mother's dreams may hold the key to solving his case.

star 7.52
179 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: David Weddle, Bradley Thompson
Monsters, Most Familiar

#12 - Monsters, Most Familiar

Season 1 - Episode 3

Taka investigates the cult; Burton goes on a business trip and meets a mysterious CEO; Tess endures an unpleasant trip to her mother's house and discovers difficult information.

star 7.51
635 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Henry Bromell, Blake Masters, A.M. Homes
Dröm

#13 - Dröm

Season 2 - Episode 4

Taka traces Shadowman, trying to find him in the real world; Tess and Burton search for a missing dreamer; Woody sells out the mayor to Taylor Bennett; Bill Boerg returns.

star 7.50
163 votes
Writers: Lana Cho
Ambergris

#14 - Ambergris

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tess quits the experiments and learns more about her mother's secrets; Burton rejects sleep; Taka is torn.

star 7.48
467 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Blake Masters, Meghan Kennedy
Three Half Blind Mice

#15 - Three Half Blind Mice

Season 1 - Episode 7

Taka and Tess are brought together by a blackout; Burton finds evidence that the Woman in Red exists in reality.

star 7.45
383 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: A.M. Homes
The Swirl

#16 - The Swirl

Season 1 - Episode 6

Tess trespasses in her mother's dreams; Ann-Marie Bowen tries to recruit Taka; Burton discovers new secrets.

star 7.45
420 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Eoghan Mahony
Castles Made of Sand

#17 - Castles Made of Sand

Season 1 - Episode 4

Burton's facade begins to crumble; Taka and Sabine find an unexpected intimacy; Tess seeks solace with a dying ex-lover.

star 7.42
499 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Blake Masters, Meghan Kennedy
The Well

#18 - The Well

Season 1 - Episode 8

Burton trails the Woman in Red; Taka loses his footing with Sabine; Tess and BIll follow a lead on the Boy.

star 7.41
357 votes
Directors: Ellen Kuras
Writers: Meghan Kennedy
Calling the Vasty Deep

#19 - Calling the Vasty Deep

Season 1 - Episode 2

Burton must face the idea that The Woman in Red may only exist his dreams; Tess starts to learn how to navigate into other people's dreams; Taka connects the group suicide to unexpected sources.

star 7.32
779 votes
Writers: Henry Bromell, Blake Masters
Don't Tell Bill

#20 - Don't Tell Bill

Season 1 - Episode 1

Three unrelated people slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a common dream.

star 7.20
1,169 votes
Writers: Henry Bromell, Blake Masters, Marisol Adler