The BEST Episodes of Foundation (2021)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Network: Apple TV+

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.

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The Emperor’s Peace

#1 - The Emperor’s Peace

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2021

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

star 7.94
1,835 votes
Directors: Rupert Sanders
Writers: David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman
Preparing to Live

#2 - Preparing to Live

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2021

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

star 7.68
1,547 votes
Writers: David S. Goyer, Josh Friedman
Barbarians at the Gate

#3 - Barbarians at the Gate

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.65
1,078 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Lauren Bello
Upon Awakening

#4 - Upon Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2021

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

star 7.64
755 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Leigh Dana Jackson
The Mathematician’s Ghost

#5 - The Mathematician’s Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2021

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

star 7.42
1,287 votes
Directors: Alex Graves
Writers: Olivia Purnell