The BEST Episodes of Golden Years

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Network: CBS

When an explosion at a top-secret government lab injures an elderly janitor (KEITH SZARABAJKA, Angel), no one could have expected the terrifying results. Exposure to mysterious chemicals causes him to undergo a bizarre transformation. He is slowly... incredibly... growing younger every day. Now, a ruthless CIA assassin will stop at nothing to take him prisoner and turn him into a government guinea pig. With his future on the line, the janitor goes on the run with his wife (FRANCES STERNHAGEN, Sex and the City) and a feisty female agent (FELICITY HUFFMAN, Desperate Housewives). All the while, he continues to transform... into a being with powers that are as deadly as they are unimaginable.

Yes, No, or Maybe?

#1 - Yes, No, or Maybe?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 18, 1991

Harlan Williams's and his wife Gina begins to notice that he is getting younger and that old scars are healing as a result of his accident. He returns to work and dyes his hair white in an effort to conceal what is happening to him. This does not stop Shop agent Jude Andrews from becoming suspicious.

star 7.00
4 votes
Time and Time Again

#2 - Time and Time Again

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 16, 1991

Harlan Williams is an elderly janitor who is caught in an explosion in the laboratory where he works and suffers strange side effects. An investigation lead by laboratory security head Terry Spann suspects that the explosion was caused the negligence of Dr. Richard Toddhunter. Agents from "the Shop", however, cover up the crime so the doctor can continue his research.

star 6.00
3 votes
Am I a Winner?

#3 - Am I a Winner?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 25, 1991

When people linked to Harlan Williams begin to die, Terry Spann grows suspicious of the Shop. She decides to protect Harlan and his wife and manages to win their trust despite some initial hesitation. She takes them on the road but Shop agent Jude Andrews is on their tail convinced that Harlan is the key to the fountain of youth.

star 6.00
2 votes
Second Chance

#4 - Second Chance

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 8, 1991

Harlan, Gina, and Terry hide temporarily in the country and discuss their options. Meanwhile Jude Andrews continues his pursuit and consolidates his position at the research center while Dr. Toddhunter works to recreate his research despite showing serious signs of mental illness.

star 6.00
2 votes
Not on My Watch

#5 - Not on My Watch

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 1, 1991

Jude Andrews continues his hunt for Harlan, Terry, and Gina. The three fugitives first avoid local police and then decide to split up in order to be less conspicuous. Before they can meet back up Harlan begins to manifest strange new reality influencing powers.

star 6.00
2 votes
Third Time Lucky?

#6 - Third Time Lucky?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 15, 1991

Gina takes Nancy to her blind daughter Francie's house. Meanwhile Harlan is traveling more slowly. His eyes begin to glow green at times and he uncontrollably causes earthquakes. Harlan eventually reaches Francie's house with Jude Andrews close in pursuit. With the help of Gen. Crewes, they manage to escape.

star 6.00
2 votes
The Final Blow....

#7 - The Final Blow....

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 22, 1991

Harlan, Terry, Gina, and General Crewes head to a safe house lead by one of Francie's former anti-establishment hippie friends. After getting a tip off from an informant, Jude Andrews closes in on their position and forces an armed showdown at the safe house.

star 5.00
2 votes