The Best Episodes of Powers (2015)

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2018

Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.

Legacy

#1 - Legacy

Season 2 - Episode 10

Powers Division tries to contain SuperShock by using “Ghost” as bait, but it goes horribly wrong. Walker discovers that Retro Girl withheld pivotal information from him, forcing him to decide whether or not he’s ready to be a hero even if he’s no longer a Power.

star 7.91
555 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers: Michael Avon Oeming
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Requiem

#2 - Requiem

Season 2 - Episode 6

As Calista is about to be crowned the newest shining star of the Powers universe by Conrad Moody III, CEO of the most powerful Powers merchandising company on the planet, a valuable member of the community is murdered. With Walker and Pilgrim suspended, they are powerless to stop the city from unraveling around them.

star 7.89
610 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Linda McGibney
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F@#K the Big Chiller

#3 - F@#K the Big Chiller

Season 1 - Episode 10

Wolfe has escaped, leaving a path of destruction and death in his wake, pushing Walker to put aside his desire to regain his own powers in order to help the Powers Division and heroes of the world end this once and for all.

star 7.85
580 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers:
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Chasing Ghosts

#4 - Chasing Ghosts

Season 2 - Episode 8

Walker learns that something isn’t quite right with SuperShock, while Pilgrim and Kutter investigate an elusive “Ghost.” Calista’s estranged father unexpectedly comes to town.

star 7.79
585 votes
Writers: Mac Marshall
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Funeral of the Century

#5 - Funeral of the Century

Season 2 - Episode 2

On the day of Retro Girl’s funeral, Detectives Walker and Pilgrim prepare to combat violence between rival gangs The Quantums and The Hacks. Hoping to fill her place, Calista makes her public debut as New Retro Girl. Still reeling from Retro Girl’s death, and with her murder officially closed, Walker doggedly pursues a suspect he believes to be the real murderer.

star 7.78
685 votes
Directors: Rod Hardy
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis
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Level 13

#6 - Level 13

Season 1 - Episode 9

Christian plays both sides as he tries to convince Johnny that his friends are helping them break in to kill Wolfe, in the hopes of arresting Johnny. However, Deena and the others suspect that Christian really does intend to kill Wolfe so that he can get his powers back. Meanwhile, Christian attends Candace's funeral and warns Krispin that he's getting into deep waters.

star 7.78
577 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis
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Slain Dragons

#7 - Slain Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 9

Powers start dropping from the sky and Walker suspects an old friend is behind it. Pilgrim, however, pursues “Ghost” believing he’s responsible. Calista confronts SuperShock but the encounter causes her to reconsider being a Power.

star 7.75
575 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis
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Hell Night

#8 - Hell Night

Season 2 - Episode 3

Commander Cross unofficially reopens the Retro Girl case, ordering Pilgrim and Walker to lead a covert investigation that may put them in a life-threating situation. Meanwhile, Los Angeles goes in lockdown mode as gang warfare reaches a fever pitch, pulling the revered Power, SuperShock out of retirement.

star 7.75
679 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers: David Simkins
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Aha Shake Heartbreak

#9 - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Season 1 - Episode 8

Johnny finally tells Christian what is going on, and how he plans to stop it. Meanwhile, Deena arrests Calista and Retro Girl goes ahead with her foundation's benefit event... with tragic consequences.

star 7.75
601 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Julie Siege
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Stealing Fire

#10 - Stealing Fire

Season 2 - Episode 4

New evidence suggests the main suspect in Retro Girl’s murder may be a rare Power gone rogue. With contempt between the Powers Division and the FBI escalating to a breaking point, Walker attempts to gain Agent Lange’s trust.

star 7.74
648 votes
Writers: Ben Edlund
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Origins

#11 - Origins

Season 2 - Episode 7

The origins of SuperShock’s complicated and mysterious relationship with Retro Girl are revealed, as Calista, Sgt. Martinez and Zora team up to fill the Powers void left in her absence. The disgraced Senator Brown’s body is discovered, catapulting newly reinstated detectives, Walker and Pilgrim into the investigation.

star 7.71
599 votes
Writers: David Simkins
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Caracas, 1967

#12 - Caracas, 1967

Season 2 - Episode 1

The world is turned upside down by the seemingly impossible and horrifying murder of Retro Girl. Pressure is on the Powers Division to bring the perpetrator to justice, but when Christian Walker is pulled off the case for being too close to the victim, and may be a suspect himself, he must go off-the-books to avenge the woman he loved.

star 7.64
714 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers: Rémi Aubuchon
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You Are Not It

#13 - You Are Not It

Season 1 - Episode 7

After Wolfe’s plea to end his life, Walker and Pilgrim must act quickly to stop Johnny Royalle’s petition to meet with Wolfe in The Shaft. Meanwhile Zora struggles with her new-found fame, while Calista becomes more desperate to discover if she truly is a Power.

star 7.64
595 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Remi Aubuchon, Allison Moore
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Shaking the Tree

#14 - Shaking the Tree

Season 2 - Episode 5

In the aftermath of a catastrophic political scandal, Walker and Pilgrim investigate a high-priority suspect and uncover shocking government connections. Meanwhile Triphammer is determined to create a new Powers team, recruiting Zora and a new protégé, Sgt. Tiberio Martinez.

star 7.63
637 votes
Directors: David Solomon
Writers: Allison Moore
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Paint It Black

#15 - Paint It Black

Season 1 - Episode 5

As Christian tries to recapture Wolfe, he remembers their past when Wolfe was a philosopher rather than a killer.

star 7.55
673 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers:
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Devil In a Garbage Bag

#16 - Devil In a Garbage Bag

Season 1 - Episode 4

Walker and Pilgrim, and the rest of the Powers Division must prevent Wolfe from escaping the high security prison that holds him: The Shaft. As Wolfe goes on a murderous rampage from within its walls, the Powers team are forced to try a new top-secret technology to keep him detained, Codename: The Drainer.

star 7.54
712 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers:
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The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit

#17 - The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit

Season 1 - Episode 6

Deena's father is among the attendee at the service for the dead Powers Division officers who Wolfe killed. Christian, Retro Girl, and Triphammer are reunited as well. Meanwhile, Krispin continues with his anti-Powers crusade.

star 7.45
608 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers:
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Mickey Rooney Cries No More

#18 - Mickey Rooney Cries No More

Season 1 - Episode 3

As a lethal powers-enhancing drug is unleashed on the public, Detectives Walker and Pilgrim seek out the criminal mastermind behind it with the help of iconic Power, Retro Girl. As clues come to light, Walker considers the possibility that Wolfe, his dangerous former mentor turned nemesis, might have the answers he seeks.

star 7.40
773 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers:
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Like a Power

#19 - Like a Power

Season 1 - Episode 2

Conflicted with the loss of his former life as a Power, power-less Detective Walker must overcome his personal demons and find Calista who has gone missing. Now with the reappearance of his old friend turned foe, Johnny Royale, Walker is left with more questions than answers.

star 7.25
879 votes
Directors: David Slade
Writers: Charlie Huston
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Pilot

#20 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Walker and Pilgrim investigate the death of Olympia, a renowned superhero who is found dead in a sleazy apartment with no clothing and no sign of injury. Information emerges about Olympia's controversial sex life, which may have played a role in his death.

star 7.14
1,201 votes
Directors: David Slade
Writers: Charlie Huston
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