The BEST Episodes of The 4400

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: USA Network

The 4400 tells the stories of 4,400 abductees after they are returned to earth. In the words of the executive producers, these are stories of people dealing with traumatic changes, driven by the mystery of what happened and why. Some of them have been affected in mysterious ways, and some will have certain abilities, both good and bad, so part of the drama will be watching them adjust to these changes within themselves. The series kicks off with a ball of light sailing toward Earth, but rather than the expected catastrophic event, thousands of returned abductees are left with no memory of their otherworldly experiences. Each has been gone anywhere from a few months to several decades but none has aged a day.

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Mommy's Bosses (2)

#1 - Mommy's Bosses (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 28, 2005

7 of the 4400 have died and Maia gets worse all the time Out of suspicion and despair Diana threatens Dr. Hudson with a gun. Lily has run away with Isabelle and Richard pleads he to come back. Marsdem seems unable to avoid a long prison term which makes Alison contact Kyle.

star 7.82
722 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Ira Steven Behr

#2 - Fifty-Fifty

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 27, 2006

Tom and Diana continue their investigation on Jordan Collier's plan for mankind. Dennis Ryland rejoins NTAC. Isabelle prepares for battle.

star 7.71
752 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Ira Steven Behr
The Great Leap Forward

#3 - The Great Leap Forward

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 16, 2007

Paramedics try to resuscitate Susan Farrell. They believe that she took promicin and lost the 50/50 lotto that comes with it. Danny is certain that she did not take the shot. After arriving at the hospital with the paramedics, things get complicated as everyone around Danny start to die. Garrity and another NTAC agent are sent to the hospital to assess the situation.

star 7.66
624 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Ira Steven Behr
Audrey Parker's Come and Gone

#4 - Audrey Parker's Come and Gone

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2007

An elderly woman develops the ability to astral project unseen by others, but she is stuck in limbo when her body is murdered, and she must find a way to contact Tom and Diana to help catch her killer. Elsewhere, Shawn decides to start healing people again despite threats.

star 7.64
593 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Nick Wauters
The Return

#5 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 11, 2004

Everyone on Earth is excited about a comet passing by, but as soon as its trajectory changes to a collision course, everyone starts to panic. The comet turns out to be a giant ball of light that, after exploding, leaves behind 4400 people. They are missing persons who have been gone from a few months to 60 years, and none have aged a day. The 4400 are put in quarantine and eventually released. Some of the returnees begin to exhibit strange and uncontrollable new abilities. Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris, two Homeland Security agents, are appointed to find out what happened to the 4400.

star 7.62
1,421 votes
Directors: Yves Simoneau
Writers: René Echevarria, Scott Peters
As Fate Would Have It

#6 - As Fate Would Have It

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2005

Maia sees a vision of Jordan Collier's death. Kyle's frightening blackouts are disrupting Tom's personal life. Diana is asked to hand over Maia's diary to NTAC.

star 7.59
810 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Craig Sweeny
Terrible Swift Sword

#7 - Terrible Swift Sword

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 20, 2006

NOVA group members that were in the custody of NTAC escape from jail with outside help from Jordan Collier. Diana tells April about her relationship with Ben. Shawn and Richard learn that Isabelle is working with Dennis Ryland.

star 7.57
721 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Bruce Miller, Ira Steven Behr
Gone (1)

#8 - Gone (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 25, 2006

Someone is targeting young 4400's and Maia gets kidnapped. A mistake from Shawn's past comes back to haunt him. Richard is given a position of authority at the 4400 Center.

star 7.57
774 votes
Directors: Morgan Beggs
Writers: Bruce Miller
The Wrath of Graham

#9 - The Wrath of Graham

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2007

A high school student develops an ability after injecting promicin. Tom visits Isabelle in jail, while Diana searches for her missing sister. Following the advice of a young woman, named Cassie, Kyle is able to wake Shawn from his coma. Jordan Collier's conscience gets to him. Meanwhile, NTAC gets a new director.

star 7.56
705 votes
Writers: René Echevarria, Scott Peters
White Light

#10 - White Light

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 8, 2004

Tom is furious upon finding out that Lyttel took his son Kyle into custody. Diana offers him help in getting Kyle back. Meanwhile, Richard suspects that Collier is trying to take control of Lily's life, and as soon as Collier reveals his intentions, Richard and Lily leave Arcadia Estates. Elsewhere, Danny snaps at Shawn when he finds out that he and Nikki have slept together. Tom and Diana finally find out what really happened to the 4400, which leaves a disturbing question: is this the end - or just the beginning?

star 7.52
874 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Scott Peters
Till We Have Built Jerusalem

#11 - Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2007

When Jordan Collier and his followers seize control of most of Seattle, the government sends a Delta Force of enhanced soldiers to capture Collier dead or alive.

star 7.48
646 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Fear Itself

#12 - Fear Itself

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 24, 2007

Tom and Diana search for someone who has the ability to make people's worst fears come true. Danny seeks Shawn's help to find a promicin shot. Meanwhile, Cassie leads Kyle to a book that contains a prophecy about Jordan Collier.

star 7.48
599 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Amy Berg
Ghost in the Machine

#13 - Ghost in the Machine

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 26, 2007

Tom and Diana must race to find the source of a computer virus that could bring down Ubient software, one of the world's largest software companies that is run by suspected member of the marked, Drew Imroth. Meanwhile, Maia visits Promise City where she receives an unexpected birthday surprise: a visit from her birth parents.

star 7.48
645 votes
Directors: Morgan Beggs
Writers: Frederick Rappaport
Try The Pie

#14 - Try The Pie

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 15, 2007

Tom tracks Jordan to a small town, where he meets a woman who can relieve people's stress by talking to them. Meanwhile, Marco and Diana have a nice talk. Maia's visions are giving her nightmares.

star 7.47
651 votes
Directors: Craig Ross Jr.
Writers: Michael Narducci
The Truth & Nothing But The Truth

#15 - The Truth & Nothing But The Truth

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 8, 2007

April's new ability takes her in a danger. Meanwhile, Shawn is approached to run for public office. Kyle helps Isabelle.

star 7.47
718 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Mark Kruger
The Marked

#16 - The Marked

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 22, 2007

Jordan wants Shawn to rejoin the movement. Meanwhile, a 4400 with an amazing ability disappears.

star 7.46
559 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: Craig Sweeny
Suffer the Children

#17 - Suffer the Children

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 26, 2005

A school teacher terrifies parents with her supernatural ability to inspire artistic students. Meanwhile, Richard and Lily are confronted by police, and Jordan warns Shawn not to overuse his healing gift.

star 7.45
806 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Frederick Rappaport
The New World (1)

#18 - The New World (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 11, 2006

Ryland and other government officials are on trial for withholding vital information that they discovered about the returnees when a disturbing sound is heard the courtroom. Tom and Diana, with the help of Gary Navarro, try and track down T.J Kim, who they believe is responsible for the piercing sound heard in the courtroom. Richard and Lily are forced to deal with a now grown Isabelle While Lily also suffers from a rapid aging disease that Shawn is unable to heal. Tom and Diana also investigate a radical organisation called the Nova Group that appears to have ties with Shawn and the 4400 Center.

star 7.45
709 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Frederick Rappaport, Ira Steven Behr
Daddy's Little Girl

#19 - Daddy's Little Girl

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 12, 2007

Richard returns from hiding to abduct Isabelle from Promise City, hoping to "start over." Meanwhile, Tess, her schizophrenia out of control, uses her ability to take control of a diner full of people.

star 7.44
709 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Amy E. Berg, Ira Steven Behr

#20 - Becoming

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 25, 2004

Tom and Diana are sent out to investigate a homicide that resembles the MO of a serial killer who was never caught nor heard of for 21 years. The first suspect is Oliver Knox, a member of the 4400. However, Knox has an alibi for the night of the murder and another man confesses to all the crimes. Tom and Diana suspect that Knox is luring people to kill for him and try to lay a trap on him. Meanwhile, people begin to turn hostile toward the 4400, and Jordan Collier decides to organize his fellow returnees. But Richard feels uneasy about Collier's interest in them.

star 7.43
830 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Craig Sweeny

#21 - Blink

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 23, 2006

Tom and Diana are drugged with a hallucinogen, that was created from oil that was secreted from the hands of a 4400.

star 7.42
744 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Amy Berg, Andrew Colville
Life Interrupted

#22 - Life Interrupted

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2005

Tom and Diana track down a man to a museum, and during the chase, Tom finds a mysterious lab that only he can see. Later at the office, Tom finds that all his 4400 case files are gone, and no one has ever heard of the 4400.

star 7.41
875 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
Gone (2)

#23 - Gone (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 2, 2006

Tom and Diana continue to investigate the disappearance of the 4400 children. Isabelle and Shawn's relationship becomes public.

star 7.40
808 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Darcy Meyers
Being Tom Baldwin

#24 - Being Tom Baldwin

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 18, 2006

Tom is accused of murdering TJ Kim. 17 year old Boyd Gelder has the ability to change his appearance whenever he chooses. Meanwhile, Shawn and Isabelle grow closer.

star 7.39
720 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: James Morris, Shintaro Shimosawa
The Ballad of Kevin and Tess

#25 - The Ballad of Kevin and Tess

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 30, 2006

Kevin Burkoff becomes a marked man when his research on promicin is discovered. When Tom and Diana search for him, they discover how far he will go to protect his work. Shawn meets his idol at the 4400 Center.

star 7.38
811 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Ira Steven Behr