The BEST episodes of Foundation (2021)

Every episode of Foundation (2021) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Foundation (2021)!

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, “Foundation” chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Last Updated: 4/14/2024Network: Apple TV+Status: Continuing
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Long Ago, Not Far Away
star
8.17
1689 votes

#1 - Long Ago, Not Far Away

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/8/2023

Dusk and Enjoiner Rue learn Demerzel's origin and true purpose. Tellem's plans for Gaal take a dark turn. On Terminus, Day confronts Dr. Seldon.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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Creation Myths
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7.99
1677 votes

#2 - Creation Myths

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/15/2023

Gaal, Salvor, and Hari chart a new path forward on Ignis. Demerzel heads to Trantor, taking actions that will change Empire forever.

Directors: Alex Graves
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The Last Empress
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7.91
1627 votes

#3 - The Last Empress

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/1/2023

Enjoiner Rue confides in Dusk about her distrust of Demerzel. Hober Mallow pulls a daring move. Day sets course for Terminus and the Foundation.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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The Leap
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7.87
2762 votes

#4 - The Leap

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/19/2021

An unexpected ally helps Salvor broker an alliance. A confrontation between the Brothers leads to unthinkable consequences.

Directors: David S. Goyer
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The Emperor’s Peace
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7.81
3979 votes

#5 - The Emperor’s Peace

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2021

Gaal Dornick leaves her life in Synnax behind when the galaxy’s greatest mathematician, Hari Seldon, invites her to Trantor.

Directors: Rupert Sanders
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The First Crisis
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7.81
2702 votes

#6 - The First Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/2021

On Terminus, Salvor witnesses how powerful the null field has become. Brother Dawn makes a daring choice.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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The Missing Piece
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7.72
2741 votes

#7 - The Missing Piece

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/2021

Brother Day embarks on a journey that no other Cleon has ever attempted. Salvor prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to return home.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writer: Sarah Nolen
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Mysteries and Martyrs
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7.68
2774 votes

#8 - Mysteries and Martyrs

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/2021

The Anacreons and their hostages board the fabled Invictus warship. The bond between Brother Dawn and Azura intensifies.

Directors: Jennifer Phang
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Upon Awakening
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7.60
2876 votes

#9 - Upon Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/2021

A flashback reveals the origin of Gaal’s conflict between faith and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.

Directors: Alex Graves
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Barbarians at the Gate
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7.58
2982 votes

#10 - Barbarians at the Gate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2021

Salvor faces off with an enemy of the Empire. Brothers Day and Dusk are at odds, while Brother Dawn wrestles with his truth.

Directors: Alex Graves
Writer: Lauren Bello
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A Necessary Death
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7.56
1602 votes

#11 - A Necessary Death

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/25/2023

Salvor begins to question the Mentalics’ motives. Hober Mallow’s proposal to the Spacers meets resistance. Brothers Constant and Poly stand trial.

Directors: Mark Tonderai
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Preparing to Live
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7.54
3426 votes

#12 - Preparing to Live

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2021

The Foundation makes the long journey to Terminus as Gaal and Raych grow closer. The Empire faces a difficult decision.

Directors: Andrew Bernstein
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Why the Gods Made Wine
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7.52
1622 votes

#13 - Why the Gods Made Wine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/18/2023

Day and Queen Sareth make an announcement. Tellem sows seeds of distrust between Gaal and Hari. Hober Mallow reaches his destination.

Directors: Alex Graves
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Death and the Maiden
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7.50
2771 votes

#14 - Death and the Maiden

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/2021

Brother Day meets Zephyr Halima—a would-be leader who opposes the Empire. Brother Dusk grows suspicious of Brother Dawn.

Directors: Jennifer Phang
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King and Commoner
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7.44
1815 votes

#15 - King and Commoner

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/28/2023

The Empire recruits Bel Riose to investigate the resurgent Foundation. Hari leads Gaal and Salvor to a desert planet.

Directors: David S. Goyer
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The Sighted and the Seen
star
7.39
1656 votes

#16 - The Sighted and the Seen

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/11/2023

Gaal, Salvor, and Hari arrive on Ignis and meet the source of the strange signal they've been tracking. Dawn and Dusk are suspicious of Day.

Directors: Alex Graves
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In Seldon’s Shadow
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7.39
2000 votes

#17 - In Seldon’s Shadow

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/14/2023

Hari finds himself trapped in a mysterious prison. An assassination attempt leaves Day shaken. Gaal and Salvor devise an escape plan.

Directors: Alex Graves
The Mathematician’s Ghost
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7.38
3125 votes

#18 - The Mathematician’s Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2021

Brother Dusk reflects on his legacy as he prepares for ascension. The Foundation arrives on Terminus and finds a mysterious object.

Directors: Alex Graves
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Where the Stars Are Scattered Thinly
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7.37
1686 votes

#19 - Where the Stars Are Scattered Thinly

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/4/2023

Queen Sareth and Dawn share a moment as she tries to learn more about Day. Brothers Constant and Poly bring Hober Mallow to Terminus.

Directors: Mark Tonderai
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A Glimpse of Darkness
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7.34
1883 votes

#20 - A Glimpse of Darkness

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/21/2023

Gaal has a disturbing vision. Day’s bond with Queen Sareth grows stronger. The Vault opens and reveals a cryptic message.

Directors: David S. Goyer
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