The BEST Episodes of The Colony

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Network: Discovery

The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside Los Angeles and tasked with creating a livable society With no electricity from the grid, no running water and no communication with the outside world, all the volunteers have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings. Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of The Colony to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak.

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Breaking Point

#1 - Breaking Point

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 15, 2009

The colonists work on a scout vehicle and make some customized changes on their escape truck. Tempers flare when the traders return. A colonist hits his breaking point.

star 7.67
160 votes
Recon Mission

#2 - Recon Mission

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 8, 2009

A kidney stone puts Joey down for the count, and while he recovers, the Colonists are surprised by a new arrival and a very wet situation. Mike and Vlad set out on what turns into a dangerous recon mission.

star 7.51
134 votes
A Test of Faith

#3 - A Test of Faith

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 1, 2009

The Colonists run into missionaries on a river trip, and John V's moral compass is shaken. The arrival of two new visitors creates an internal rift and the group must sacrifice one of their own to survive.

star 7.49
164 votes
Safety and Security

#4 - Safety and Security

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 11, 2009

After an attack shatters the volunteers' sense of security, they must focus on building weapons and fortifying the warehouse. But before they can finish, a truckload of gun-toting traders arrives to test the volunteers' unity.

star 7.43
183 votes
After the Fall

#5 - After the Fall

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 3, 2010

To secure their house from a new hostile threat, the colonists try to make an electrical power plant from rotting pig carcasses and an old tractor. And with food running low, Jim and Deville hunt game in the bayou.

star 7.33
240 votes
Loss and Communication

#6 - Loss and Communication

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 25, 2009

The volunteers are rocked by the disappearance of a treasured member during a search party mission. The loss spurs them to build a collection of communication devices in hopes that their missing member is somewhere out there…listening.

star 7.28
195 votes
A Stranger Among Us

#7 - A Stranger Among Us

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 18, 2009

The volunteers have the opportunity to up their electricity and power capabilities when they scavenge a stock of abandoned solar panels. But the experiment takes a violent turn when a stranger breeches their security and tries to steal their supplies.

star 7.26
174 votes
Comfort in Chaos

#8 - Comfort in Chaos

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 4, 2009

After securing the basic necessities for survival, the volunteers focus on the one creature comfort they can't live without: a hot shower. But focusing on comfort leaves them open to a massive attack that threatens their long-term survival.

star 7.21
243 votes
Arrival and Survival

#9 - Arrival and Survival

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 21, 2009

Ten volunteers enter an experimental post-catastrophe world to see if they can survive and rebuild after a global disaster. Cordoned off in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, they must secure shelter, filter water, and defend their new home from thieves.

star 7.19
417 votes
The Virus

#10 - The Virus

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 21, 2010

star 7.17
138 votes
To Have and Have Not

#11 - To Have and Have Not

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 17, 2010

star 7.17
152 votes

#12 - Exodus

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 22, 2009

Mike recovers from a nasty crash and helps the others beef up the Colony's defenses. Then, the Colonists race to finish the escape truck before the marauders launch their final offensive.

star 7.15
137 votes

#13 - Skout

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 31, 2010

While trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, the colonists discover that the water source has been heavily contaminated, and a leadership struggle breaks out.

star 7.05
147 votes
Power Struggle

#14 - Power Struggle

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 28, 2009

With their power supply dwindling, the volunteers attempt to build a generator that runs on smoke from wood scraps. When they scavenge the nearby streets for supplies, they must face off with a motorcycle-riding thug.

star 7.05
273 votes

#15 - Trust

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 10, 2010

The Colonists look toward sustainability, but dwindling resources and the introduction of two outsiders to the experiment upset the balance. Later, the Colonists are attacked while scavenging for supplies outside the Colony.

star 6.86
150 votes
Don't Look Back

#16 - Don't Look Back

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 28, 2010

star 6.86
169 votes

#17 - Defense

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 2010

VOPA returns, leading to contact with loved ones; a pending attack starts the colonists on the path to escape.

star 6.80
169 votes

#18 - Tick

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 7, 2010

The colonists deal with deception in the fight for food resources, as a stranger living among them reveals himself.

star 6.79
138 votes
New Beginning

#19 - New Beginning

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 27, 2010

Seven strangers from all walks of life enter a ground breaking real life experiment to see if they can survive and rebuild after a simulated viral apocalypse wipes out most of humanity.

star 6.72
198 votes
The Abduction

#20 - The Abduction

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 24, 2010

The colonists are put to the test when one of their own is abducted and a ransom note demands their resources.

star 6.14
150 votes