The Best Episodes of Marvel's Runaways

Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Six teenagers discover that their parents are secretly members of a supervillain cabal called The Pride. After deciding they’re no longer safe in their own homes, the kids go on the run. In the midst of hiding from their elders, the teens learn about themselves and become a family of their own.

Split Up

#1 - Split Up

Season 2 - Episode 13

Angry at his betrayal, the Runaways meet with Chase. He offers them a choice: surrender to PRIDE or face the consequences. As the kids attempt their escape, they’re separated and forced to survive against an enemy far more pernicious than they expected.

star 7.99
429 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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Doomsday

#2 - Doomsday

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Runaways are feeling more fractured than ever when Molly arrives with a devastating message from her parents. Now the kids have to stop their parents before it’s too late.

star 7.95
1,400 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Jiehae Park, Kendall Rogers
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Last Rites

#3 - Last Rites

Season 2 - Episode 7

It’s time for the Runaways to stop Jonah, once and for all. But while the kids scramble to stall out Jonah’s plan, the parents unexpectedly arrive. Will PRIDE fight against their own kids or join their ranks against the powerful, and vengeful, Jonah?

star 7.82
464 votes
Directors: James Madigan
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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Hostile

#4 - Hostile

Season 1 - Episode 10

The Runaways face off with their parents. But when Jonah arrives unexpectedly with a new game plan, the kids realize they are in over their heads.

star 7.76
1,311 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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Kingdom

#5 - Kingdom

Season 1 - Episode 5

After their not-so-fearless leader is taken, our kids spring into action. Alex discovers long-buried secrets about his dad, as the kids uncover new truths about themselves.

star 7.71
1,528 votes
Writers: Rodney Barnes, Michael Vukadinovich
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Earth Angel

#6 - Earth Angel

Season 2 - Episode 12

Victor recruits Chase to intern at PRIDE to prove that they are nothing more than concerned parents, Chase is skeptical. Karolina discovers Frank is holding Leslie at a detention facility and tries to rescue her mom with Nico, Molly and Vaughn.

star 7.70
436 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Warren Hsu Leonard
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Hostile Takeover

#7 - Hostile Takeover

Season 2 - Episode 10

Leslie starts dismantling the cult she helped create, but Frank has other plans. AWOL uses Livvie as bait to confront the Runaways. The teens must protect Gert & Old Lace, who are sick, and AWOL’s team storms the hostel. Victor doesn’t feel like himself.

star 7.67
442 votes
Writers: Ashley Wigfield
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Tsunami

#8 - Tsunami

Season 1 - Episode 8

PRIDE tries desperately to clean up their latest mess without involving Jonah. But can they handle this on their own?

star 7.66
1,382 votes
Writers: Rodney Barnes, Michael Vukadinovich
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Refraction

#9 - Refraction

Season 1 - Episode 7

At Atlas’ Open House, our parents and kids are thrown together following the revelations of the gala. But for one family, the school event is only the beginning of the drama.

star 7.66
1,460 votes
Directors: Peter Hoar
Writers: Quinton Peeples
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Past Life

#10 - Past Life

Season 2 - Episode 8

In the aftermath of the battle against Jonah, Karolina searches for answers about Jonah and the others help Alex and Livvie try to prove Darius’s innocence in Destiny’s murder. But Livvie’s curiosity just might catch up with her.

star 7.65
455 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Kendall Rogers
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Rock Bottom

#11 - Rock Bottom

Season 2 - Episode 5

When the kids discover that Topher may be more dangerous than they could have imagined, addicted to the rocks that give him superhuman abilities, will they help him or will they turn their backs on their new friend?

star 7.64
502 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Jake Fogelnest
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Last Waltz

#12 - Last Waltz

Season 2 - Episode 11

The Runaways are falling apart. Needing a break, they throw Molly a quinceanera. PRIDE ramps up their new arsenal. Frank puts Leslie in a facility to bring her back to the faith. Meanwhile, the mysterious voice Karolina has been hearing becomes real.

star 7.63
425 votes
Directors: Ramsey Nickell
Writers: Tracy McMillan
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Metamorphosis

#13 - Metamorphosis

Season 1 - Episode 6

During PRIDE’s gala, the kids set in motion a new plan to take down their parents for good. As the evening unfolds, everyone’s personal drama threatens to derail their plans.

star 7.61
1,465 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez
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Fifteen

#14 - Fifteen

Season 1 - Episode 4

The parents try to find a solution to PRIDE’s problem, and the kids grapple with a new discovery that yields more questions than answers.

star 7.60
1,652 votes
Directors: Ramsey Nickell
Writers: Tamara Becher-Wilkinson
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Destiny

#15 - Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 3

The kids are reeling following last night’s events. As an investigation begins, they discover their parents may have more to hide than they could have imagined.

star 7.58
1,762 votes
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez
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Big Shot

#16 - Big Shot

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Runaways face off with PRIDE’S dirty cops, Flores and AWOL. Against all objections, Alex blackmails AWOL to help. But AWOL refuses. PRIDE resolves to take the kids by force. Back at the Hostel, Karolina hears a mysterious voice.

star 7.58
431 votes
Writers: Kirk A. Moore
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Double Zeros

#17 - Double Zeros

Season 2 - Episode 3

Alex, comfortable in Compton and falling hard for Livvie, is betrayed. Jonah gives Leslie a mission to retrieve his DNA from the Yorkeses while Catherine exacts vengeance against Darius. Janet decodes the Abstract and Molly sneaks out to fight crime.

star 7.56
540 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Kirk A. Moore
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Bury Another

#18 - Bury Another

Season 2 - Episode 6

PRIDE grapples with the moral implications of Jonah’s latest offer: freedom. Jonah, weakening, begins to eye his next target. After learning that Jonah is after another sacrifice, the Runaways realize they have to stop him before he kills another kid.

star 7.55
502 votes
Writers: Ashley Wigfield
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Old School

#19 - Old School

Season 2 - Episode 4

Topher helps the kids break into Atlas Academy, but the plan is blown when Dale and Stacey trigger an earthquake and the parents rush to the scene. Jonah’s body continues to break down as he leads Karolina into the hole.

star 7.54
533 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Tracy McMillan
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Gimmie Shelter

#20 - Gimmie Shelter

Season 2 - Episode 1

The kids struggle with their new lives as Runaways, but find a hideout. Alex goes to work for Darius while PRIDE plots to kill Jonah. Jonah initiates a plan to build a new box.

star 7.53
660 votes
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
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Radio On

#21 - Radio On

Season 2 - Episode 2

Karolina, Nico, and Molly try to retrieve the Staff of One, but Tina puts up a fight. Karolina grows closer to Jonah while Alex and Livvie share a kiss.

star 7.50
593 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Warren Hsu Leonard
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Rewind

#22 - Rewind

Season 1 - Episode 2

A retelling of episode one, as seen from the parents’ perspective. Everyone’s on edge, but after tonight, should all go as planned, they won’t have to worry about their obligations again.

star 7.50
1,926 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
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Reunion

#23 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 1

A group of six Los Angeles teens, fractured by a tragic loss, reunite only to discover that their parents may be hiding a terrible secret that turns their world upside down.

star 7.39
2,244 votes
Directors: Brett Morgen
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
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