The BEST Episodes of Second Chance

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: FOX

A disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.

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#1 - Geworfenheit

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 18, 2016

Pritchard and Duval continue to investigate who Albert Lin really is, who created him and try to uncover how he is involved in a string of murders. The investigation drives a wedge between Mary and Otto, and Otto must choose if he will betray Mary and undo everything they have built, including Pritchard to align himself with Connor Graff. Meanwhile, Gracie goes missing and Pritchard and Duval must race against the clock to rescue her before Pritchard’s time runs out.

star 8.10
1,260 votes
Directors: Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Allison Miller (IX), Richard Hatem

#2 - Gelassenheit

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 25, 2016

Pritchard and Duval race against the clock to save Gracie from Connor and Otto's life-threatening experiment. But time is quickly running out for Pritchard, as well, since there is no tank in which he can regenerate. Meanwhile, Mary, with the help of Alexa, does everything she can to try and unlock the code to save Pritchard's life before it's too late, and Otto wrestles with his conscience and the decisions he's made that have changed lives forever

star 8.03
1,211 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Howard Gordon, Rand Ravich
When You Have to Go There, They Have to Take You In

#3 - When You Have to Go There, They Have to Take You In

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2016

Pritchard and Duval join forces to track down a serial killer, and Alexa and Connor try to procure key technology from Lookinglass. Meanwhile, the bond between Mary and Pritchard has grown stronger, but Otto goes to great lengths to make sure Mary never leaves him, and Gracie suspects there is more to Pritchard than what he has told her.

star 7.88
1,246 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: Rand Ravich

#4 - Admissions

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 5, 2016

A case from the past comes back into play as Pritchard and Duval investigate a series of murders involving young prodigies. As the investigation unravels, Duval comes to terms with the possibility that Pritchard could be his father reincarnated. Pritchard manages to become a confidential informant for the FBI.

star 7.83
1,455 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Gwendolyn M. Parker
From Darkness, the Sun

#5 - From Darkness, the Sun

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2016

Pritchard tries to prove to Duval that he was a better police officer and man than his son ever knew. Meanwhile, he and Duval go up against a deadly psycho and another father-son duo that is out to cause trouble

star 7.82
1,480 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Donald Todd
A Suitable Donor

#6 - A Suitable Donor

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2016

A retired cop is brought back from the dead, with a younger, stronger body, and must decide what to do now that he has a new lease on life... and the super-strength and invulnerability that comes with his new body.

star 7.75
1,645 votes
Directors: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Rand Ravich
May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

#7 - May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2016

Pritchard's past comes back to haunt him. 20 years ago, Pritchard covered up a murder committed by a drug lord's girlfriend, who happened to be his confidential informant at the time. Instead of staying on the right side of the law after Pritchard helped her elude the crime, 20 years later she has turned into a major drug dealer (guest star Madchen Amick). So now, Pritchard is determined to set things straight. Meanwhile, Mary's cancer is in remission but she and Otto are at odds over Pritchard, and Otto wants to find a new blood donor for her. Also, Gracie starts dating an older guy.

star 7.74
1,196 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Gabriel Llanas
Scratch That Glitch

#8 - Scratch That Glitch

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 12, 2016

Mary’s life is in danger when a dead pool predicts her death for the same day as an important Lookinglass product launch. When Pritchard is needed the most, he fails to show up and winds up in the hospital after a near fatal brawl. After Pritchard's hospitalization, Otto begins to find glitches in Pritchard’s code that might not only drastically change Pritchard, but Mary as well.

star 7.74
1,360 votes
Writers: Richard Hatem
That Time in the Car

#9 - That Time in the Car

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 26, 2016

Duval’s sister (and Pritchard’s daughter) is dating a parole officer, but Pritchard and Duval discover he's being coerced by a prisoner to carry out an elaborate prison break. Alexa speaks out to Mary about her distrust of Pritchard. Otto mourns the anniversary of his parents’ death.

star 7.69
1,220 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Far Shariat

#10 - Palimpsest

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 19, 2016

Pritchard and Duval must stop a killer who mutilates and disfigures his victims. As Pritchard and Mary grow increasingly close to one another, Otto feels resentment and wants to find a new donor.

star 7.61
1,386 votes
Writers: Allison Miller (IX)
One More Notch

#11 - One More Notch

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2016

Due to the power surge that Mary and Otto caused in bringing Pritchard back to life, two notorious murderers escape from prison. Still determined that this is his city to protect, Pritchard goes on the hunt for them, and Mary - who believes she's partially responsible for the fugitives' escape - offers assistance. Meanwhile, in order to win Duval's trust, Pritchard tells him they're half-brothers

star 7.60
1,486 votes
Writers: Rand Ravich