The BEST Episodes of Surface

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020

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 11

#1 - Episode 11

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
217 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie
Episode 15

#2 - Episode 15

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
210 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 14

#3 - Episode 14

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
153 votes
Writers: Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin
Episode 10

#4 - Episode 10

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
216 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Darcy Meyers
Episode 1

#5 - Episode 1

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 7.32
335 votes
Writers: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

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 7.29
321 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 13

#7 - Episode 13

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
208 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Jonas Pate
Episode 9

#8 - Episode 9

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
213 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Writers: Thomas Wheeler
Episode 5

#9 - Episode 5

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
248 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Jason Cahill
Episode 8

#10 - Episode 8

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 7.16
187 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Jay Beattie
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

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
287 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Jonas Pate
Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

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
221 votes
Writers: Josh Pate
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

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
248 votes
Writers: David Greenwalt
Episode 7

#14 - Episode 7

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 7.02
187 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Chip Johannessen
Episode 12

#15 - Episode 12

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
184 votes
Directors: Marita Grabiak
Writers: Chip Johannessen