The BEST episodes of Restless

Every episode of Restless ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Restless!

What becomes of your life when everything you thought was solid and certain about it turns out to be a fantastically complicated lie? This happens to Ruth Gilmartin when, one day in 1976, her mother Sally suddenly tells her she has been living a double life. She is not respectable Sally Gilmartin but in fact Eva Delectorskaya, a spy for the British Secret Service who has been on the run for 30 years.

Last Updated: 8/7/2023Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
I am Eva Delectorskaya
171 votes

#1 - I am Eva Delectorskaya

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/27/2012

Young graduate Ruth Gilmartin is shocked when her mother Sally reveals details of her early life as Russian emigre Eva Delectorskaya, recruited by the British Secret Service during the Second World War. Although nearly 40 years have elapsed since then, the former agent believes that missions undertaken during the conflict on behalf of her spymaster - and lover - Lucas Romer have served to place her life in danger.

Directors: Edward Hall
I've Been Sold
164 votes

#2 - I've Been Sold

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/28/2012

Eva's 1941 mission to the US, where she seduced a Washington DC official attached to President Roosevelt's office before surviving an attempt on her life in New Mexico, could hold the key to her present difficulties. Ruth poses as a journalist to meet Lord Romer, and although his suspicions are aroused, he appears unaware when Eva follows him to his Chelsea house.

Directors: Edward Hall