The BEST Episodes of The OA

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie Johnson returns home, now in her 20s with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

Chapter 8: Overview

#1 - Chapter 8: Overview

Season 2 - Episode 8

While BBA and the others converge on the clinic, Nina persuades Hap to show her his research, and Karim unlocks one of the house's final secrets.

star 8.24
617 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Chapter 5: Paradise

#2 - Chapter 5: Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 5

While Hap zeroes in on a new test subject in Cuba, Homer and OA work to perfect their escape plan. Scott reaches his breaking point.

star 7.96
3,334 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Chapter 4: SYZYGY

#3 - Chapter 4: SYZYGY

Season 2 - Episode 4

Karim visits Nina at the clinic for help finding the secret entrance to the house. Meanwhile, Hap meets a fellow traveler, and Homer goes on a date.

star 7.94
623 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Chapter 1: Angel of Death

#4 - Chapter 1: Angel of Death

Season 2 - Episode 1

While private eye Karim Washington scours San Francisco for a missing teen who was involved in a cryptic game, OA wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings.

star 7.91
789 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Chapter 5: The Medium & The Engineer

#5 - Chapter 5: The Medium & The Engineer

Season 2 - Episode 5

After a harrowing ordeal, OA and Karim find themselves locked inside a labyrinth of puzzles. Nagging doubts prompt Homer to snoop on Dr. Percy.

star 7.87
608 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Damien Ober, Henry Bean
Chapter 7: Nina Azarova

#6 - Chapter 7: Nina Azarova

Season 2 - Episode 7

Karim returns to the house with reinforcements, OA tries to access Nina's memories, and Hap offers to discharge Scott -- after one last experiment.

star 7.85
562 votes
Writers: Brit Marling, Henry Bean
Chapter 8: Invisible Self

#7 - Chapter 8: Invisible Self

Season 1 - Episode 8

After OA recounts a dramatic final night at Hap's, the others begin to see her story in a new light. The fragments of the dream click into place.

star 7.83
3,285 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Chapter 3: Champion

#8 - Chapter 3: Champion

Season 1 - Episode 3

A journalist approaches the family with an offer. At Hap's, a bond is forged with Homer and the others as they hatch a desperate plan.

star 7.82
3,605 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Dominic Orlando
Chapter 4: Away

#9 - Chapter 4: Away

Season 1 - Episode 4

An agonizing dilemma gives OA a new perspective on the group's plight. Homer resolves to find out what Hap's experiments are really about.

star 7.78
3,485 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Ruby Rae Spiegel
Chapter 2: New Colossus

#10 - Chapter 2: New Colossus

Season 1 - Episode 2

The OA retraces the dramatic twists and turns in her life after a childhood accident, leading up to a fateful encounter far from home many years later.

star 7.75
4,053 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Melanie Marnich
Chapter 2: Treasure Island

#11 - Chapter 2: Treasure Island

Season 2 - Episode 2

At the clinic, OA discovers what happened to her friends back at Hap's. Karim turns his attention to a doctor who worked for Pierre Ruskin.

star 7.75
701 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Damien Ober, Nicki Paluga
Chapter 6: Mirror Mirror

#12 - Chapter 6: Mirror Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 6

As BBA and the kids head west, an alarming news report forces them to speed up their plans. Jesse wrestles with lingering trauma from the shooting.

star 7.72
574 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Claire Kiechel, Dominic Orlando
Chapter 6: Forking Paths

#13 - Chapter 6: Forking Paths

Season 1 - Episode 6

As the group continues its search for the final movement, a startling turn of events gives Hap's work a new urgency.

star 7.72
3,149 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Melanie Marnich
Chapter 3: Magic Mirror

#14 - Chapter 3: Magic Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 3

In Michigan, Steve begs the gang to try jumping to another dimension, and a presence in Buck's mirror inspires an unlikely pilgrimage.

star 7.71
646 votes
Directors: Andrew Haigh
Writers: Dominic Orlando, Nicki Paluga
Chapter 1: Homecoming

#15 - Chapter 1: Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 1

A woman missing for seven years turns up at a hospital with strange scars on her back but can't or won't reveal where she's been.

star 7.70
4,904 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Chapter 7: Empire of Light

#16 - Chapter 7: Empire of Light

Season 1 - Episode 7

An ominous new dream and a tense outing with Nancy and Abel take a toll on OA. Steve finds his life in turmoil once again.

star 7.70
3,117 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij