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: 5/27/2023Network:Apple TV+
The Emperor’s Peace
3221 votes

#1 - 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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Leap
2197 votes

#2 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
The First Crisis
2192 votes

#3 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
The Missing Piece
2226 votes

#4 - 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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Mysteries and Martyrs
2261 votes

#5 - 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
Upon Awakening
2350 votes

#6 - 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
Preparing to Live
2798 votes

#7 - 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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Barbarians at the Gate
2439 votes

#8 - 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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Death and the Maiden
2243 votes

#9 - 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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Mathematician’s Ghost
2567 votes

#10 - 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
Watch Now:iTunes

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