The BEST Episodes of Jericho (2006)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Network: CBS

When Jake Green returns to his Kansas small-town home Jericho, where his dad Johnston is mayor, everyone is preoccupied with petty private business and family matters, but that changes drastically after a completely unexpected explosion. It soon becomes clear there has been a nuclear attack, but neither by whom nor on which scale. Suddenly life in Jericho, and as the inhabitants gradually discover all over the disintegrating USA, becomes a more primordial struggle for survival, where unexperienced dangers, primitive as well as technological, have to be weighed against pressing primal needs, such as food, fuel and self-defense against plunderers, invaders and even each-other. Jake, whose private story like that of other main characters slowly becomes disclosed to us, proves extremely resourceful and a smart hero, while his father's mayoral authority and even that of the only available medical professionals is soon challenged and undermined, criminal potentials are tapped into by circumstances and good people must rise to the daunting occasion assertively or perish. Even when contact is made with neighboring surviving towns, desperate rivalry soon cancels out solidarity.

Patriots and Tyrants

#1 - Patriots and Tyrants

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 25, 2008

Jake and Hawkins have one chance to expose the conspiracy behind the Cheyenne government to the independent Texas administration. However, getting there proves to be the most difficult part of their plan.

star 8.55
1,037 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Dan Shotz, Jonathan E. Steinberg
Coalition of the Willing

#2 - Coalition of the Willing

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 2, 2007

The residents of Jericho and New Bern fight over precious resources and Gray must make a tough decision after the streets of Jericho are bombed.

star 8.20
1,146 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Frank Military, Josh Schaer
Casus Belli

#3 - Casus Belli

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 18, 2007

Jake believes something more is wrong after Eric doesn’t return from New Bern. Jake and Hawkins go to New Bern and discover that Jericho is in danger.

star 8.19
982 votes
Directors: Steven DePaul
Writers: Karen Hall
Oversight

#4 - Oversight

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2008

Hawkins receives a call on from someone who knows who he is, where he is and lets Hawkins know exactly when he'll be caught. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes.

star 8.18
1,025 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Robert Levine
Sedition

#5 - Sedition

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2008

Following the Rangers' decision to take justice into their own hands, Major Beck goes to extreme measures to prove he's in complete control of the town, while Hawkins receives a call from Chavez telling him that it's time to transport the bomb.

star 8.17
1,054 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Carol Barbee, Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia
One If by Land

#6 - One If by Land

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 25, 2007

The hostility mounts between the citizens of Jericho and New Bern. A handful of residents of New Bern are shot and injured after getting caught trying to steal from the Jericho salt mine.

star 8.09
1,032 votes
Directors: Seith Mann
Writers: Joy Gregory
Fallout

#7 - Fallout

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 20, 2006

The fallout from the nuclear blast in Denver will hit Jericho in an hour and Jake has to get the residents inside. The official shelter is not adequate and Jake must find another shelter to protect them. Emily faces troubles of her own while being picked up by who she thinks are two officers.

star 8.04
1,110 votes
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Stephen Chbosky
Semper Fidelis

#8 - Semper Fidelis

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 14, 2007

After a company of Marines show up, the town of Jericho has hopes that life will finally start to return to normal. However, their behavior raises Jake's and Johnston's suspicions.

star 8.03
1,040 votes
Writers: Stephen Scaia, Matthew Federman
A.K.A.

#9 - A.K.A.

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 11, 2007

Jake finds that Hawkins has not been honest with the residents of Jericho about his past and holds him at gunpoint for answers.

star 8.02
1,021 votes
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Why We Fight

#10 - Why We Fight

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 9, 2007

The battle with New Bern ensues, with Jericho residents out-manned and out-gunned, but not outsmarted. Jericho gains the upper hand but suffers a significant casualty. A friend of Jake's sends help from an unexpected source.

star 8.02
1,056 votes
Writers: Carol Barbee, Jonathan E. Steinberg
Termination for Cause

#11 - Termination for Cause

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 11, 2008

Jake and the Rangers take on Goetz and Ravenwood while a Jericho Ranger makes a choice that will alter his life. Meanwhile, an old friend comes to warn Heather that her loyalties to Major Beck have placed her in serious danger.

star 7.95
1,023 votes
Directors: Guy Norman Bee
Writers: Rob Fresco
Condor

#12 - Condor

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 2008

Jericho gets ready for a very important visitor from the new Cheyenne government. Meanwhile, Hawkins and Chavez work to find the new leaderships secrets.

star 7.93
1,073 votes
Directors: Chris Leitch
Writers: Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia
Red Flag

#13 - Red Flag

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 22, 2006

Supplies are dropped by air into Jericho and the Green's and Hawkins think that they know where they came from. Jonah Prowse returns to Jericho causing even more trouble.

star 7.93
1,017 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Mike Ostrowski
Winter's End

#14 - Winter's End

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 28, 2007

After April collapses and goes into early labor, Jake makes Kenchy face his problems so that they can save April. The wind turbine arrives from New Bern but Heather does not return. Jericho makes a deal with New Bern to send ten of their people to New Bern to make more wind turbines as long as New Bern receives a percentage of their spring crop.

star 7.90
1,042 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Frank Military
One Man's Terrorist

#15 - One Man's Terrorist

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 4, 2007

Roger gets desperate after Gray kicks the refugees out of Jericho. Dale and Skylar collect on some debts. Hawkins continues his quest to find Sarah's contacts. Meanwhile, Hawkins begins the process of finding who's coming after him.

star 7.88
1,010 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Mike Ostrowski, Stephen Chbosky
Federal Response

#16 - Federal Response

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2006

The children of Jericho start to return back to school. A power line that has fallen causes an accident on the playground when the power returns. Jake has an argument with his mother regarding a secret that Jake hasn't disclosed to his dad.

star 7.84
1,142 votes
Directors: Duane Clark
Writers: Mike Ostrowski
Crossroads

#17 - Crossroads

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 15, 2006

The residents of Jericho receive a visit from a group of questionable outsiders and they realize that they need to form a plan to keep the outsiders out. Emily has a dream about her wedding morning to Roger. She wakes up and realizes that he is probably dead.

star 7.82
1,002 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Robert Levine
Reconstruction

#18 - Reconstruction

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 12, 2008

Following the battle of New Bern, Jericho begins the rebuilding process, while the Cheyenne government shows a particular interest in the town. While the dispute between Jericho and New Bern is being sorted out by the Cheyenne government, Heather returns. Meanwhile, an old friend of Rob comes to Jericho.

star 7.81
1,088 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Carol Barbee, Jonathan E. Steinberg
Pilot: The First Seventeen Hours

#19 - Pilot: The First Seventeen Hours

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 2006

After a nuclear disaster caused by several terrorist attacks wipes out most of North America, residents of a small Kansas town have to come to terms with a very different reality.

star 7.80
1,311 votes
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Stephen Chbosky
The Day Before

#20 - The Day Before

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 21, 2007

The lives of Jake and Hawkins are explored during this flashback episode. This episode begins 36 hours before the bombs went off. Sarah is introduced and is associated to Hawkins. Jake had been living in San Diego.

star 7.78
1,084 votes
Directors: Rob Klug
Writers: Mike Kelley
Four Horsemen

#21 - Four Horsemen

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 2006

After seeing a broadcast via satellite from Asia, Jake gathers a group of people together for information gathering. After finding out that there is information out there, Jake suggests having four search parties to go out to get a better understanding what is going on outside of Jericho. The search parties set off in four different directions.

star 7.75
1,000 votes
Writers: Dan O'Shannon, Dan Shotz
Black Jack

#22 - Black Jack

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 28, 2007

Jake, his dad, Heather and Dale visit Black Jack to try and find the parts needed to fix the windmill. Sarah goes home with Hawkins against the rest of his family's wishes.

star 7.75
1,022 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Dan Shotz, Jonathan E. Steinberg
Vox Populi

#23 - Vox Populi

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 29, 2006

Some of the residents of Jericho are concerned that Gray's actions may actually make Gray the new mayor. In other news, Mitchell claims that Jonah is the killer under much speculation.

star 7.74
1,063 votes
Writers: Carol Barbee
9:02

#24 - 9:02

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 25, 2006

Hawkins must step in when an argument between Jake and an adversary becomes heated. After an electromagnetic pulse leaves Jericho in the dark crime runs rampant. Later, Jake is held at gunpoint and is rescued.

star 7.73
1,133 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Nancy Won
Rogue River

#25 - Rogue River

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 8, 2006

Jake and Eric head out of Jericho to the nearby town of Rogue River to try and acquire some medicine for their father. While the brothers are at the hospital they encounter a combative group of individuals who call themselves Ravenwood. The brothers find that they’re trapped and must find a way back to Jericho.

star 7.67
1,115 votes
Directors: Guy Bee
Writers: Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia