The BEST Episodes of Surface

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 22, 2021

Network: NBC

Ever wonder what life would be like if a new form of sea life began to appear in locales all over the earth? This expansive drama and undersea adventure centers on the appearance of mysterious sea creatures in the deep ocean, and tracks the lives of four characters: Daughtery Carstarphen (Lake Bell), the young oceanographer who discovers the secret; Dr. Aleksander Cirko (Rade Sherbedgia), the government scientist who tries to keep things under wraps; Richard Owen (Jay Ferguson), the Louisiana fisherman who loses his brother in a suspicious diving accident; and Miles (Carter Jenkins), the young boy who brings the creatures ashore. The mystery ensnares a spectrum of people, including naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in San Diego, scientists from the Oceanographic Institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Episode 111

#1 - Episode 111

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 2, 2006

Laura and Rich escape from the hospital with the creature footage before Lee and his men get to them.

star 7.76
219 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie
Episode 115

#2 - Episode 115

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 6, 2006

As a massive tsunami heads for the east coast, Laura must save Rich by heading to North Carolina where Miles and his family are trying to escape with their lives.

star 7.63
212 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 114

#3 - Episode 114

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 30, 2006

Laura and Rich decide that it's time to get some answers from Lee. Miles gets in trouble with the local residents after a violent incident with a bully.

star 7.57
155 votes
Writers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie
Episode 110

#4 - Episode 110

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 28, 2005

Laura and Rich return from their plunge to the ocean floor - with no boat in sight.

star 7.39
218 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Darcy Meyers
Episode 101

#5 - Episode 101

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2005

Oceanographer Laura Daughtery discovers an unknown life form and unearths a vast government cover-up. Across the globe, something mysterious lurks in the seas.

star 7.33
340 votes
Writers: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
Episode 102

#6 - Episode 102

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2005

After taking one of the creatures home, Miles decides to name it Nimrod. But when Nimrod escapes, it causes havoc at Savannah's house party.

star 7.30
325 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 113

#7 - Episode 113

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 2006

Experiment Gone Awry - Will the creation of the new species of creatures bring an end to the world as we know it?

star 7.28
210 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Jonas Pate
Episode 109

#8 - Episode 109

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2005

Laura and Rich make a startling discovery while in diving in their struggling submersible. Miles tries to reunite with Nimrod, and finds that Nimrod is not alone.

star 7.17
215 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers: Thomas Wheeler
Episode 105

#9 - Episode 105

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 17, 2005

A mysterious power outage erases all of Laura's GPS tracking data. Lee and Cirko, who have been secretly following her, ask Laura to join their investigation.

star 7.16
250 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Jason Cahill
Episode 108

#10 - Episode 108

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2005

Laura and Rich race to construct a submersible so they can observe a spawning site. Miles's parents consider sending him to a boot camp for problem children.

star 7.15
189 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Jay Beattie
Episode 103

#11 - Episode 103

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2005

Lee and Cirko theorize that the unidentified species are heating up the Earth and causing global warming. Nimrod is struck by lightning.

star 7.15
289 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Jonas Pate
Episode 106

#12 - Episode 106

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2005

Cirko and his assistant figure out the origin of the unidentified species and subsequently suffer mysterious mishaps before they can fully report their findings.

star 7.14
223 votes
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 104

#13 - Episode 104

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 2005

Laura attaches a GPS devise to one of the creatures in order to track it. Cirko testifies before the Pentagon that the unidentified species is extremely dangerous.

star 7.14
250 votes
Writers: David Greenwalt
Episode 107

#14 - Episode 107

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2005

Laura and Rich are on the run after someone ransacked her home, while Nimrod's erratic behavior forces Miles to make a difficult decision.

star 7.01
189 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Episode 112

#15 - Episode 112

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 9, 2006

Fugitives on the Run - Laura and Rich become fugitives and are being pursued by Lee and his legion of secret agents.

star 6.98
186 votes
Directors: Marita Grabiak
Writers: Chip Johannessen