The BEST Episodes of neXt (2020)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 2, 2021

Network: FOX

Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc discovers that one of his own creations -- a powerful A.I. called neXt -- might spell doom for humankind, so he tries to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar, whose strict moral code and sense of duty have earned her the respect of her team. Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth.

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#1 - FILE #3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 2020

Shea and LeBlanc head to Dartmouth to investigate neXt's whereabouts, which are potentially linked to Biomotion Labs. There, they visit LeBlanc's friend, Professor Richard Pearish for answers. Meanwhile, Shea, Ethan and Ty take extra precautions to disconnect from electronics and the Internet, and LeBlanc urges Abby to do so, as well, but neXt complicates their plans.

star 7.63
784 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Joy Blake

#2 - FILE #2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2020

After being mishandled by a Zava employee, NEXT escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access. Concerned about her son, Shea recruits Paul and three of her co-workers to help use Ethan's connection with Iliza to track NEXT's possible location. Paul tries to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, while grappling with the onset of his health condition.

star 7.59
818 votes
Writers: Kim Clements

#3 - FILE #8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 21, 2020

NEXT manipulates a GPS system and causes an elderly couple to crash, while it also generates power outages all over the country. LeBlanc decides to plant a virus on the NEXT server, but must break into ZAVA in order to do it. Meanwhile, Shea and Ty have opposing ideas on how they should protect their family and Ben faces a conflict with his father.

star 7.58
480 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Nicole Glantz, Zachary Reiter
FILE #10

#4 - FILE #10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 22, 2020

NeXt taunts LeBlanc with a new tactic relating to his illness and Shea and LeBlanc devise one last dangerous ploy to destroy neXt, and save their lives, their families and the world.

star 7.58
431 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Adam Simon, Manny Coto

#5 - FILE #1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2020

When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, Paul LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar. Paul juggles his health and family life. Shea also focuses on a high-profile case. Shea's husband manages their son's alarmingly close relationship with their 'smart home assistant' as he experiences bullying at school.

star 7.55
980 votes
Writers: Manny Coto

#6 - FILE #4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 17, 2020

Shea and LeBlanc steal an important hard drive and enlist Ben, Gina and C.M. to help decrypt it, as NEXT creates chaos to stunt their progress. C.M.’s past resurfaces as NEXT targets the FBI building with a dangerous ploy. Meanwhile, Ted and his Zava team buckle down on their search for NEXT, Ty and Ethan hide out in a remote cabin and LeBlanc discovers new information on his health that may affect Abby.

star 7.55
677 votes
Writers: Adam Simon, Zachary Reiter

#7 - FILE #9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 22, 2020

NeXt targets Congresswoman Beatty again when Agent Shea Salazar seeks her help to stop it. Shea discovers a leak within her team, as Gina encounters trouble while trying to code the virus into an NSA server.

star 7.51
451 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Adam Simon, M. Raven Metzner

#8 - FILE #5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 24, 2020

NEXT orchestrates an unlikely and dangerous reunion between Shea and someone from her past when she goes to check on Ty and Ethan. Ted is in trouble with Zava and figures out a way to remain in the company. Meanwhile, LeBlanc gets honest with Abby and C.M.'s life is threatened.

star 7.49
595 votes
Directors: Amanda Marsalis
Writers: A. Zell Williams

#9 - FILE #7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 15, 2020

LeBlanc and Shea discover Ted’s plan for the neXt server and race to intervene before it is too late. Meanwhile, Ben and Gina investigate NEXT’s latest victims, Congresswoman Elenor Beatty and reporter Harrison Cole, after a freak accident occurs, and Shea reaches her breaking point.

star 7.45
509 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Brian Savelson

#10 - FILE #6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 1, 2020

Shea manages to save Ethan from extreme danger, while Ty makes a difficult decision for his family's safety. Then, LeBlanc takes matters into his own hands to remedy his degenerative brain disease. Also, C.M. and Gina escape the hospital and learn more about each other, Ted makes a risky deal to take over a server farm in Singapore and he uses Abby to access LeBlanc's NEXT hard drive.

star 7.41
542 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Nicholas Hawthorne, Tesia Walker