The BEST Episodes of Resurrection

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.

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The Returned

#1 - The Returned

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 2014

When deceased loved ones begin to reappear, the people in Arcadia change forever.

star 7.97
2,269 votes
Writers: Aaron Zelman

#2 - Unearth

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 16, 2014

Bellamy wants to have Jacob's tomb exhumed; Pastor Tom reaches out to a childhood friend; Caleb claims he can't remember his death.

star 7.83
2,012 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Thomas Schnauz
Torn Apart

#3 - Torn Apart

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 4, 2014

The return of the dead reaches critical mass, sending the town into chaos; Sheriff Fred implements his own agenda, triggering an unexpected siege.

star 7.80
1,533 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Aaron Zelman
Schemes of the Devil

#4 - Schemes of the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2014

Tom leads the search for Rachael, as her situation becomes increasingly dire; Maggie and Dr. Ward make a series of unexpected discoveries.

star 7.73
1,502 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Nathan Louis Jackson

#5 - Insomnia

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 2014

Bellamy tries to keep Jacob safe but his past interferes; Elaine must find where Caleb hid the money; Rachael gets shocking news.

star 7.71
1,566 votes
Writers: Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters

#6 - Aftermath

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2014

Arcadians mourn the loss of a beloved member of the community. The stem cells from Rachael’s baby do provide the cure for the virus, but when Rachael suddenly goes missing, Bellamy and Maggie turn to an unexpected source for help. Henry learns the truth about Margaret and his family’s role in the factory fire.

star 7.70
546 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Steve Cwik
Two Rivers

#7 - Two Rivers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 23, 2014

Exhuming Jacob's grave deepens the mystery of his return; Henry struggles to accept that Jacob is really the son he lost; Maggie and Bellamy wonder if the local river holds a clue that could connect Caleb's and Jacob's deaths.

star 7.69
1,908 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Nicki Paluga

#8 - Forsaken

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 2014

Pastor Tom's new church is becoming a refuge for the Returned as fear and anti-Returned rhetoric intensifies. Bellamy and Sheriff Fred are determined to track down the True Living members and stop them from causing any more harm, and Maggie is on the cusp of finding a cure for the virus until the unimaginable happens - a frightening kidnapping and a horrible hate crime brings everything to a grinding halt.

star 7.67
534 votes
Writers: Nicki Paluga

#9 - Revelation

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2014

Bellamy awakens alone and abandoned at Arcadia’s outskirts, missing a week of his life. As his memory returns, he has a shocking revelation. Arcadia welcomes one more returned... the powerful matriarch of the Langston family, dead for over three decades.

star 7.65
1,009 votes
Writers: Aaron Zelman

#10 - Echoes

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2014

Sheriff Fred and Bellamy fear that Caleb has returned; Janine wants to work on her marriage, despite Rachael's pregnancy; Margaret learns the fate of the family business.

star 7.63
807 votes

#11 - Miracles

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2014

Rachael refuses treatment for the virus, fearing for her unborn child. The anti-Returned hate group, 'True Living' grows in numbers, including Deputy Carl. Elaine's brother Ray contracts the virus, despite the fact that he's living and not Returned. Brian Addison shows more than a passing interest in Margaret.

star 7.63
627 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Tony Basgallop
True Believer

#12 - True Believer

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 11, 2015

The return of Preacher James brings an ominous new energy to the town, especially for Bellamy who seems to have a strange and unnerving connection to him. Now a detainee at the government facility, Margaret keeps to herself but her reputation precedes her and the other returned definitely take notice. Then the unthinkable happens to Henry which shakes everybody's faith to their core.

star 7.63
416 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Pat Charles

#13 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 2014

Maggie turns to a person from the past for answers about the mystery; Rachael's secret ends up in the wrong hands; Bellamy and Pastor Tom try to reassure residents.

star 7.59
1,654 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Jessica Mecklenburg
Old Scars

#14 - Old Scars

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2014

Margaret convinces Lucille to host a dinner to celebrate Jacob's return, but unexpected guests strain relations in the Langston family to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Bellamy continues to research the history of the mysterious bones, and Rachael receives unsettling news about her baby.

star 7.55
728 votes
Loved in Return

#15 - Loved in Return

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 25, 2015

Preacher James and his congregation head to the Langston house to stop the birth of Rachael's baby.

star 7.55
423 votes

#16 - Will

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2014

Margaret tries to prevent Barbara from fixing her relationship with Fred and Maggie; Bellamy struggles to keep his secret from Maggie; the spread of illness among the returned leads Bellamy to take desperate measures.

star 7.54
616 votes

#17 - Prophecy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 4, 2015

As a violent storm hits Arcadia, knocking out all the power, Jacob goes missing – along with Margaret, and The Langstons and Bellamy struggle to find them. Meanwhile, the tempest signals the arrival of another visitor – a stranger with a mysterious link to Bellamy.

star 7.53
402 votes
Writers: Aaron Zelman
Us Against the World

#18 - Us Against the World

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 30, 2014

Bellamy and Sheriff Fred try to find Caleb; Maggie gives Jacob a checkup; Pastor Tom's old love returns.

star 7.53
1,657 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Nathaniel Halpern

#19 - Afflictions

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2014

Now desperately ill, Bellamy seeks help from a surprising source, Another disappearance results in a search for answers.

star 7.52
577 votes
Writers: Stephanie Sengupta

#20 - Multiple

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2014

Sensing a need in the community, Tom creates a new parish specifically for the returned and Bellamy confides in him that he is also one of them. Old human bones mysteriously turn up in the river and, with them, implications for the Langston family that Margaret is determined to keep hidden.

star 7.51
797 votes
Directors: Ron Underwood
Writers: Nathan Louis Jackson, Tony Basgallop
Steal Away

#21 - Steal Away

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2015

After a series of inexplicable events, Bellamy fears for the safety of Rachael and her unborn child. Preacher James predicts that the baby's birth will unleash an ancient evil. Margaret rallies the Returned at the government facility and forms an uneasy alliance with Preacher James, and Bellamy's government contact warns that something big is on the horizon,

star 7.48
374 votes
Writers: Nathan Louis Jackson