The Best Episodes of The OA

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

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.

Paradise

#1 - 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 7.97
3,133 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Invisible Self

#2 - 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 7.84
3,074 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Champion

#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
3,389 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Dominic Orlando
Away

#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
3,285 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Ruby Rae Spiegel
New Colossus

#5 - 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 7.76
3,814 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Melanie Marnich
Forking Paths

#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 7.73
2,971 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Melanie Marnich
Empire of Light

#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 7.71
2,927 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
Homecoming

#8 - 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 7.71
4,601 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij
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