The BEST Episodes of For All Mankind

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2021

Network: Apple TV+

The depiction of an 'alternate history' of the global space race after the USSR succeeds in achieving the first manned Moon landing.

A City Upon a Hill

#1 - A City Upon a Hill

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 2019

Ed handles a trespasser. Ellen and Deke chart a new course without Mission Control.

star 8.29
839 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
Bent Bird

#2 - Bent Bird

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2019

A crisis in space puts the Apollo 24 and 25 crews in peril.

star 8.05
829 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle
Into the Abyss

#3 - Into the Abyss

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 2019

Ed and the crew change Apollo 15's landing site after lunar ice is detected.

star 8.01
892 votes
Writers: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle
Rupture

#4 - Rupture

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2019

NASA preps a Jamestown relief mission. Karen waits for news at the hospital.

star 7.88
843 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Nichole Beattie
Pathfinder

#5 - Pathfinder

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 12, 2021

With a little help from Molly, Ed plans a career change—as his old Jamestown crewmates Gordo and Danielle struggle.

star 7.80
368 votes
Directors: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle
Hi Bob

#6 - Hi Bob

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 28, 2019

Ed, Gordo, and Danielle struggle with an extended Jamestown mission.

star 7.79
846 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Ronald D. Moore
Every Little Thing

#7 - Every Little Thing

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 2021

Nearly a decade later, technology and lunar exploration have taken huge strides—but a solar storm threatens the astronauts on Jamestown.

star 7.75
508 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Ronald D. Moore
Nixon’s Women

#8 - Nixon’s Women

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Deke must recruit female astronauts after Russia lands a woman on the moon.

star 7.72
984 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Nichole Beattie
Home Again

#9 - Home Again

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 2019

A launchpad accident leads to delayed missions and FBI background checks.

star 7.71
846 votes
Writers: Stephanie Shannon
Rules of Engagement

#10 - Rules of Engagement

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 5, 2021

A dispute on the moon prompts NASA officials to consider arming astronauts. Ed’s past comes back to haunt him.

star 7.70
422 votes
Directors: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Stephanie Shannon
Best-Laid Plans

#11 - Best-Laid Plans

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

American astronauts and NASA leadership prepare for a new mission with unlikely partners. Ellen gets in touch with an old friend.

star 7.68
149 votes
Prime Crew

#12 - Prime Crew

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 8, 2019

A training accident spurs a national debate about women astronauts.

star 7.67
926 votes
Directors: Allen Coulter
Writers: Naren Shankar
He Built the Saturn V

#13 - He Built the Saturn V

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Director von Braun opposes President Nixon’s directive, with dire consequences.

star 7.60
1,049 votes
Directors: Seth Gordon
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
The Bleeding Edge

#14 - The Bleeding Edge

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 26, 2021

Margo must lead a seemingly impossible mission. Danielle wants to return to the moon. Gordo grapples with life on Earth.

star 7.59
416 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
The Weight

#15 - The Weight

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 19, 2021

Ed’s reckless behavior at NASA shakes the foundation of the Baldwin family. Tracy attempts to readapt to life in space.

star 7.56
314 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Joe Menosky, Nichole Beattie
Red Moon

#16 - Red Moon

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

NASA is in crisis as the Soviets land the first man on the moon in 1969, the beginning of an alternate history.

star 7.52
1,324 votes
Directors: Seth Gordon
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Ronald D. Moore