The Event

The BEST episodes of The Event

Every episode of The Event ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Event!

The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Last Updated: 7/30/2022Network: NBC
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Arrival
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7.82
3163 votes

#1 - Arrival

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/23/2011

The White House is gripped by a power struggle of historic proportions, pitting Martinez and Chief of Staff Peel against Jarvis and his secret ally, Sophia. Elsewhere, Sean, Vicky, Sterling, and Simon race to stop the dispersion points for the virus. Meanwhile, Leila fights for her life. But it all may be too late -- as the portal begins to open, sending tremors across the globe.

Directors: James Wong
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Face Off
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7.73
3790 votes

#2 - Face Off

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/28/2011

Negotiations for the release of the Sleepers begin after Sophia triggers a national disaster; Sean and Vicky continue their mission.

Directors: Janusz Kaminski
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Protect Them from the Truth
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7.71
5441 votes

#3 - Protect Them from the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2010

The administration unveils a tough new strategy to force Sophia to reveal the detainees' plan; Vicky and Carter possess a crucial hostage.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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The Beginning of the End
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7.64
3463 votes

#4 - The Beginning of the End

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/16/2011

President Martinez makes a triumphant albeit shaky return to the White House, determined to punish the traitors who conspired against him. Sophia forges ahead with her plan, while battling a new enemy -- the guilt that has begun to plague her. Sean and Vicky form an impromptu team with Sterling and Simon in order to track down Sophia's headquarters and stop her before the destruction of all human life.

Directors: Jonas Pate
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Strain
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7.62
3586 votes

#5 - Strain

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/25/2011

The White House is rocked by the sudden illness of one of their own, leaving Chief of Staff Peel and Sterling to investigate possible conspirators. Michael Buchanan comes to the aid of Leila, but it leaves them both at risk of Sophia's wrath. Across the globe in Russia, Sean and Vicky race to stop Sophia's weapon from being loaded onto a plane heading to the United States.

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I Haven't Told You Everything
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7.61
6147 votes

#6 - I Haven't Told You Everything

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2010

After his girlfriend mysteriously disappears from a cruise, Sean Walker discovers a conspiracy of global proportions.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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A Matter of Life and Death
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7.61
4891 votes

#7 - A Matter of Life and Death

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2010

The White House grapples with a mysterious biological threat. Their only hope is to crack Sophia during interrogation. Meanwhile, Vicky and Carter keep their hostage captive while they await further instructions. FBI Agent Collier, on her search for Leila, stumbles upon Vicky's secret life. Elsewhere, a powerful businessman, Dempsey with classified intelligence and ties to the White House, emerges from the shadows.

Directors: John Badham
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Loyalty
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7.61
4936 votes

#8 - Loyalty

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2010

Sean encounters a mysterious conspiracy theorist while looking for answers in Leila's home; Simon's allegiances are tested.

Directors: Jonas Pate
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Everything Will Change
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7.61
4275 votes

#9 - Everything Will Change

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/2010

Sophia's suspicions are confirmed when Thomas reveals a shocking new plan. Leila and Sean battle mercenaries while searching for Samantha.

Directors: Norberto Barba
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One Will Live, One Will Die
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7.53
3682 votes

#10 - One Will Live, One Will Die

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/9/2011

With doubt still surrounding the tragedy at the White House, Sterling encounters an unlikely ally in Simon, who risks his life to return with a possible antidote. Against the wishes of Chief of Staff Richard Peel, Jarvis authorizes an air strike to neutralize them. Meanwhile, Sophia continues on her diabolical plan to exterminate the human race, now with the help of an unwitting accomplice -- Leila

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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Cut Off the Head
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7.53
3707 votes

#11 - Cut Off the Head

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/18/2011

Vice President Jarvis vocalizes his lack of faith in President Martinez's leadership and agrees to meet with an adversary. Senator Catherine Lewis reports the findings of her surreptitious blood testing of the White House staff only to find one holdout, someone very close to the President. Sophia pushes forward in her search for a super weapon. And, after witnessing injustices within the Sleeper community, Leila begins to question where she belongs. Elsewhere, Sean and Vicky find whom they've been hunting for, but it may be too late.

Directors: Norberto Barba
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To Keep Us Safe
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7.52
5398 votes

#12 - To Keep Us Safe

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/2010

The president's staff grapples with a new reality; the conspiracy engulfs an FBI agent and a mercenary with questionable ties; a shadowy figure emerges with knowledge of the detainees.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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Casualties of War
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7.51
5194 votes

#13 - Casualties of War

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/2010

The CDC tries to identify the contagion and treat those infected as the biological threat intensifies; Simon asks Sophia to betray Thomas.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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And Then There Were More
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7.51
3812 votes

#14 - And Then There Were More

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/7/2011

Martinez and his Chief of Staff order their intelligence departments to determine the nature of Thomas' message and who it was sent to. Meanwhile, Thomas launches a surprise attack, Alaskan Senator Catherine Lewis threatens to go on national television to alert the public to the enemy among them, and Sean and Leila get a fresh lead on Samantha's location.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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I Know Who You Are
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7.51
4611 votes

#15 - I Know Who You Are

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/2010

President Martinez orders Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling, to root out the mole from their staff, which causes Sterling to question his judgment of people close to him. Sophia reasserts her power over Thomas and the other detainees, and she prepares them for the next leg of their mission. Elsewhere, with the aid of Madeline, Sean continues his hunt for answers, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of the covert agents who trail him.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Turnabout
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7.44
3614 votes

#16 - Turnabout

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/14/2011

President Martinez gets tougher with dealing with the cleanup of Thomas's breakout of 51 Inostranka detainees. Michael drops Lelia and Samantha off with a fellow alien family to go help Sophia stop Thomas. The 51 detainees and Thomas move into a suburban area, while Michael and Sophia detain one of them for questioning. Sean gets into a bar fight.

Directors: Michael Waxman
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A Message Back
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7.43
3731 votes

#17 - A Message Back

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/21/2011

Thomas summons Sophia, Diane Geller, and the other Sleepers to reveal the contents of the game-changing message he received. With newfound intensity, President Martinez confronts Vice President Ray Jarvis about his betrayal. Sean blackmails Vicky into helping him on a mission of vengeance. Elsewhere, Dempsey continues on his hunt for experimental subjects.

Directors: Norberto Barba
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You Bury Other Things Too
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7.43
3455 votes

#18 - You Bury Other Things Too

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/4/2011

The Sleepers mourn their losses after negotiations are derailed; Sterling tries to test Simon's loyalties; President Martinez asks Sen. Lewis to find any remaining moles in the White House.

Directors: Michael Waxman
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Inostranka
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7.43
3561 votes

#19 - Inostranka

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/7/2011

Meanwhile, newly appointed Alaskan Senator Catherine Lewis threatens to divulge information about the Mt. Inostranka detention facility on an episode of "HARDBALL with Chris Matthews." Elsewhere, Sean and Leila get a fresh lead on the whereabouts of Samantha, but it leads them to a dramatic turn in their lives. James Dempsey foresees that he and Sean will once again cross paths.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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Us or Them
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7.43
3739 votes

#20 - Us or Them

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/2/2011

The White House grapples with the unfolding tragedy as Sterling continues the investigation into his primary suspect. Sophia manipulates the traitor inside the White House, confirming the suspicions of Chief of Staff Peel. Leila and Michael attempt to rescue Simon, but at tremendous personal risk. Elsewhere, Sean and Vicky try to identify Sophia's secret courier before it's too late.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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For the Good of Our Country
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7.42
4718 votes

#21 - For the Good of Our Country

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/2010

President Martinez, furious about recent security failures, demands answers from Director of National Intelligence, Blake Sterling. When he doesn't receive the progress that he desires, Martinez decides to personally interrogate Michael Buchanan about his involvement in the assassination attempt. While Michael holds to his claim that he doesn't know who is involved, he inadvertently reveals incriminating evidence about someone deep inside the President's staff. Meanwhile, Dempsey dispatches Vicky on a new clandestine mission. And, elsewhere, Sean and Leila scramble to stay ahead of the covert ops that are trying to silence them and what they know.

Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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Your World to Take
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7.32
4581 votes

#22 - Your World to Take

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/2010

President Martinez reacts to the knowledge of who betrayed him within his administration. Meanwhile, after revealing her plan for the Sleepers' future, Sophia learns of dissension among her people. She sets a trap for the perpetrators and acts decisively to quell any future mutiny. Elsewhere, Sean and Leila try to unravel the mystery of Samantha's kidnapping, while evading Dempsey's nefarious clutches.

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