The BEST Episodes of Surface

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019

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? Surface is an expansive drama and undersea adventure that centers on the appearance of mysterious sea creatures in the deep ocean - and tracks the lives of four characters. They are: Daughtery Carstarphen (Lake Bell, Boston Legal), the young oceanographer who discovers the secret; Dr. Aleksander Cirko (Rade Sherbedgia, Snatch), the government scientist who tries to keep things under wraps; Richard Owen (Jay R. Ferguson, Judging Amy), the Louisiana fisherman who loses his brother in a suspicious diving accident; and Miles (Carter Jenkins, CSI: New York), 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.

Episode 2

#1 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 8.00
69 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 9

#2 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.84
44 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers: Thomas Wheeler
Episode 14

#3 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14

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 7.78
40 votes
Writers: Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.76
51 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Jason Cahill
Episode 10

#5 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.70
47 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Darcy Meyers
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.69
83 votes
Writers: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.68
63 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Jonas Pate
Episode 7

#8 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.67
46 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Episode 4

#9 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.65
52 votes
Writers: David Greenwalt
Episode 11

#10 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 7.63
48 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie
Episode 13

#11 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.62
39 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Jonas Pate
Episode 8

#12 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.61
46 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Jay Beattie
Episode 6

#13 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.60
52 votes
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 12

#14 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 7.55
44 votes
Directors: Marita Grabiak
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Episode 15

#15 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 7.39
41 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Josh Pate