The Best Episodes of The 4400

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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.

As Fate Would Have It

#1 - As Fate Would Have It

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 7.99
154 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Craig Sweeny
The Great Leap Forward

#2 - The Great Leap Forward

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 7.99
118 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Craig Sweeny
Gone (1)

#3 - Gone (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.98
124 votes
Directors: Morgan Beggs
Writers: Bruce Miller
Mommy's Bosses (2)

#4 - Mommy's Bosses (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.95
129 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Ira Steven Behr
Terrible Swift Sword

#5 - Terrible Swift Sword

Season 3 - Episode 12

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 7.93
130 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Bruce Miller, Ira Steven Behr
White Light

#6 - White Light

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.92
205 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Scott Peters
Till We Have Built Jerusalem

#7 - Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Season 4 - Episode 7

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 7.90
112 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
The Wrath of Graham

#8 - The Wrath of Graham

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 7.90
136 votes
Writers: Scott Peters and René Echevarria
Ghost in the Machine

#9 - Ghost in the Machine

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 7.89
112 votes
Directors: Morgan Beggs
Writers: Frederick Rappaport
Audrey Parker's Come and Gone

#10 - Audrey Parker's Come and Gone

Season 4 - Episode 3

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 7.89
116 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Nick Wauters
The Ballad of Kevin and Tess

#11 - The Ballad of Kevin and Tess

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 7.86
133 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Craig Sweeny
Gone (2)

#12 - Gone (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.86
129 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Darcy Meyers
Fifty-Fifty

#13 - Fifty-Fifty

Season 3 - Episode 13

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

star 7.85
129 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Craig Sweeny
One of Us

#14 - One of Us

Season 4 - Episode 10

Tom and Diana look for Richard, but Tom is distracted by his dreams about the future. Meanwhile, Collier is threatened by Shawn's test that could determine who would die from a Promicin shot.

star 7.84
112 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Craig Sweeny, Michael Narducci
Being Tom Baldwin

#15 - Being Tom Baldwin

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.84
127 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Shintaro Shimosawa, James Morris
No Exit

#16 - No Exit

Season 4 - Episode 8

P.J. took the Promicin shot 2 months ago. Now he has an ability...

star 7.83
123 votes
Directors: Tony Westman
Writers: Adam Levy
Life Interrupted

#17 - Life Interrupted

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 7.82
166 votes
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
Fear Itself

#18 - Fear Itself

Season 4 - Episode 2

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 7.81
120 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Amy Berg
Becoming

#19 - Becoming

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.80
214 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Craig Sweeny
Try The Pie

#20 - Try The Pie

Season 4 - Episode 5

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 7.78
119 votes
Directors: Craig Ross Jr.
Writers: Michael Narducci
The Fifth Page (1)

#21 - The Fifth Page (1)

Season 2 - Episode 12

The authorities led by Dennis Hyland wants to quarantine every 4400, as several of them are sick with the same as Maia. Hunted by bad conscience Kyle somehow contacts Marsden's girlfriend.

star 7.78
137 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Craig Sweeny
The Return

#22 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.77
293 votes
Directors: Yves Simoneau
Writers: Scott Peters, René Echevarria
The Truth & Nothing But The Truth

#23 - The Truth & Nothing But The Truth

Season 4 - Episode 4

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

star 7.77
128 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Mark Kruger
The New World (2)

#24 - The New World (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

Gary Navarro is arrested for the second attempt to assassinate Dennis Ryland. Knowing she is the key to her mother's survival, Isabelle attempts to kill herself by jumping off the 4400 center building only to survive without a scratch. Matthew Ross expresses his displeasure at her actions and tells her of the destiny she is to face. Isabelle is troubled about what Matthew told her, but after a discussion with Shawn she decides it's her choice with what she does with her life. Matthew gives Isabelle a substance that can kill her if it's injected.

star 7.75
95 votes
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Frederick Rappaport
Tiny Machines

#25 - Tiny Machines

Season 4 - Episode 12

Meghan and Diana learn how to remove the entity from Tom, but the procedure is dangerous. Meanwhile, Shawn finds help in his attempt to rescue Kevin from Promise City; and Jordan is betrayed by someone close.

star 7.75
106 votes
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Craig Sweeny