The BEST Episodes of The Big O
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Forty years ago, a mysterious worldwide event happened that eliminated all memories from prior to that point. From this completely blank start, man began to rebuild. With no knowledge of even how to operate machinery or use electricity, the process was slow. Eventually man did regain this knowledge and elements of society such as industry and agriculture began to resume. However, the common hole in all of mankind's thoughts remained, the world that had existed before the memories were lost was nothing more than a vague figure in the shadows.
#1 - The Third Big
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 21, 2003
Roger Smith & Dan Dastun race to R. Dorothy's aid, while Alex Rosewater finally unveils ""Big Fau"". But can he control the power of a MegaDeus once it is unleashed?
#2 - Eyewitness
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 7, 2003
Someone is killing androids in Paradigm City. After several attacks, Paradigm HQ dispatches a special agent to assist in the case: Freddy O'Reilly. But Freddy is an android himself. He and Dastun have an uneasy working relationship. When Dorothy is targeted, she manages to avoid being destroyed and is taken in for police questioning.
#3 - Twisted Memories
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 5, 2003
Beck!!!!! I love it when that guy shows up; it makes me feel all alliterative inside. Let's see... Beck's back, with an army of annoying android assassins [oh yeah, it's gonna be one of *those* episodes]. Alex Rosewater deals with his Daddy Issues in a very negative way [so long, Amber Waves of Grain(tm)], while at the same using Beck to kidnap R. Dorothy. And we're just gettin' warmed up...
#4 - The War of Paradigm City
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 19, 2003
When high-altitude bombing levels Paradigm City, Alex Rosewater proclaims his ""New Order"". Meanwhile, Roger Smith and Angel uncover the soul-shattering secrets behind the Event, and the founding of Paradigm City.
#5 - The Greatest Villain
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 31, 2003
When Beck kidnaps Roger Smith, R. Dorothy must take the case. Prepare yourself for R. Dorothy Waynewright...the Negotiator. Paradigm City will never be the same.
#6 - Stripes
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2003
Roger is still having strange flashbacks. He can only assume that they are memories, but he's not quite sure. Frustrated, he returns to visit Gordon Rosewater, the man who built Paradigm City, on his farm. Gordon only offers vague platitudes and cryptic responses, until he gives Roger one very important clue.
#7 - Hydra
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 28, 2003
Roger is unsympathetic to Alex's problems. Alex pushes his science group to reactivate the Big Fau. Underground tremors and a power outage draw attention to these tests, and the union spy Vera unleashes a three-headed giant electric eel. Once again, Roger and the Big O find themselves facing a giant monster to protect all of Paradigm City.
#8 - The Show Must Go On
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 2, 2003
From the cover of ""Scientific American"", August 2003... ""ARE YOU A HOLOGRAM? (Quantum physics says the entire universe might be)"" Now just imagine if that was really the case, and you'll have ""The Show Must Go On"" in a nutshell, which is apparently where Paradigm City has been all these years. As for the rest... R. Dorothy rises from her deathbed, thanks (in part) to Beck. Roger Smith and Alex Rosewater stage the Showdown of the Century, while Gordon Rosewater shows Angel her true destiny. Oh, and that little prank by Adult Swim? We are not amused.
#9 - The Big Fight
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 12, 2003
Roger Smith and Big O slug it out with Alan Gabriel and ""Big Duo Inferno"" (hereafter referred to simply as ""Big Duo""), while Alex Rosewater uses R. Dorothy's Memories to complete Big Fau. And the Union is still out there...
#10 - Beck Comes Back
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 12, 2001
Beck breaks out of prison and has a new scheme up his sleeve. Roger is brought in to negotiate in the kidnapping of the son of a wealthy man.
#11 - Negotiations with the Dead
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 10, 2003
Roger is hired by a woman to protect her husband, a retired Senator, from an assassin. Apparently, the assassin is working for the same people who controlled the ""mad bomber"" from Act:10 ""Winter Night Phantom"" and the murderous android in Act:13 ""R-D"".
#12 - Winter Night Phantom
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 13, 2001
A mysterious bomber is murdering retired Paradigm officials.
#13 - Electric City
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 2001
Recently, there's been a number of power outages in Paradigm. Roger is hired by Paradigm Power Management to go to the Electric City and negotiate with the locals the reactivation of the hydroelectric power plant. They say a god lives in the water.
#14 - Daemonseed
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 16, 2001
It is Heaven's Day, the anniversary of the founding of Paradigm City.
#15 - R-D
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 18, 2001
An assassin stalks the streets of the Paradigm City and the only clue is the killer's calling card, which reads, "Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty."
#16 - Bring Back My Ghost
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 2001
Roger is hired by a wealthy and blind old woman to help find her son, Bonny, for her birthday the next day.
#17 - Missing Cat
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 11, 2001
An abandoned kitten sparks a confrontation with a mad biologist.
#18 - Enemy is Another Big!
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 17, 2001
It is reported that Schwarzwald is still living, piloting a Megadeus of his own which is wrapped in bandages. Roger is hired to deliver a very large severance check.
#19 - Day of the Advent
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 17, 2003
An unknown object crashes to Earth inside Paradigm City. While the general populace takes it as a good sign, Roger Smith isn't so sure, especially when he is hired to perform a very unusual Negotiation--one that will bring him into direct conflict with Paradigm CEO Alex Rosewater.
#20 - A Legacy of Amadeus
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 9, 2001
Sick and tired of waking up to the banging of piano keys, Roger brings Dorothy to a piano bar, where he hires R. Instro to teach her.
#21 - Roger the Wanderer
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 3, 2003
Roger Smith takes on the three foreign MegaDeuses, as well as the demons in his own mind. The battles he fights, both internal and external, will change Paradigm City forever.
#22 - Underground Terror
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 2001
A journalist named Michael Seebach has gone missing for three months, and has taken his latest manuscript with him. Paradigm hires Roger to retrieve the manuscript.
#23 - Dorothy, Dorothy
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 3, 2001
Dorothy, distraught from having seen Dorothy-1 destroyed, suddenly disappears after the Big O returns to its underground base.
#24 - Roger the Negotiator
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 2, 2001
Roger Smith, top negotiator of Paradigm City, is hired to oversee the retrieval of R. Dorothy Wayneright, the kidnapped daughter of the wealthy scientist Miguel Soldano.
#25 - The Call from the Past
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2001
Roger is hired to negotiate the price of fish when a rumored sea titan scares away all the fishermen.