The Best Episodes of The Tick (2016)

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2019

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.

Choose Love!

#1 - Choose Love!

Season 2 - Episode 10

The Tick, Arthur, Dot, and the rest of the family must battle The Duke and AEGIS itself. Miss Lint reveals her true goal and Superian weighs the pros and cons of accidental genocide.

star 8.07
102 votes
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The End of the Beginning (Of the Start of the Dawn of the Age of Superheroes)

#2 - The End of the Beginning (Of the Start of the Dawn of the Age of Superheroes)

Season 1 - Episode 12

The Tick and Arthur find themselves on a final collision course with The Terror as he attempts to bring his evil plans to fruition.

star 7.88
340 votes
Writers: Ben Edlund
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Rising

#3 - Rising

Season 1 - Episode 6

Tick and Arthur try to use Ramses to prove that the Terror is alive and run into trouble. Miss Lint takes the advice of an old friend.

star 7.79
763 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Jose Molina
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Lei-Lo, Ho!

#4 - Lei-Lo, Ho!

Season 2 - Episode 7

Tick and Arthur, with the help of Tinfoil Kevin, confront the Donnelley brothers and rescue their precious hostages. Walter starts acting oddly. Dot and Overkill storm the Duke’s lair.

star 7.71
101 votes
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My Dinner with Android

#5 - My Dinner with Android

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Tick and Arthur rush to rescue the endangered Dr. Karamazov. Dot gets some personal information from Overkill.

star 7.68
362 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: Ben Edlund, Luan Thomas
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Fear of Flying

#6 - Fear of Flying

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tick and Dot help Arthur try to control his flyaway supersuit as the Pyramid Gang pursues them. Miss Lint has an unexpected caller.

star 7.66
811 votes
Directors: Lev Spiro
Writers: Susan Hurwitz Arneson
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The Beginning of the End

#7 - The Beginning of the End

Season 1 - Episode 11

The team races to counteract The Terror’s plan for Big Bismuth and the VLM. Miss Lint and Overkill have something resembling a heart to heart.

star 7.63
351 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Ben Edlund, David Fury
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Hot Beige!

#8 - Hot Beige!

Season 2 - Episode 3

Tick and Arthur pursue the trail of the bank robbers into the gambling underworld. Overkill reconnects with an old mentor and learns his enemy The Duke may still be alive.

star 7.60
144 votes
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Joan!

#9 - Joan!

Season 2 - Episode 8

Tick and Arthur must take care of six adorable babies while hiding them from AEGIS. Joan and Kevin lend a hand. Superian unexpectedly drops in for a therapy session.

star 7.58
98 votes
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Party Crashers

#10 - Party Crashers

Season 1 - Episode 4

Tick crashes an Everest family party to convince Arthur’s sister Dot of her brother’s super-heroic destiny. Another more dangerous party-crasher arrives to threaten Arthur and his family.

star 7.58
852 votes
Directors: Sheree Folkson
Writers: Joe Piarulli, Luan Thomas
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Tale from the Crypt

#11 - Tale from the Crypt

Season 1 - Episode 7

Arthur has a surprising encounter while in The Terror’s lair. The Tick attempts a rescue with Dot and Overkill.

star 7.56
421 votes
Writers: Ben Edlund, Luan Thomas
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Risky Bismuth

#12 - Risky Bismuth

Season 1 - Episode 10

The Tick and Arthur harbor an out of commission Superian. Dot gathers more intel on the Pyramid Gang, and Overkill confronts Miss Lint.

star 7.56
348 votes
Writers: Ben Edlund, Luan Thomas
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In the Woods

#13 - In the Woods

Season 2 - Episode 9

Tick and Arthur join the Flag-5 and undergo initiation with their fellow team members. Walter and Dot throw a wrench into Arthur’s dream come true. The Duke makes a deadly move on AEGIS.

star 7.56
97 votes
After Midnight

#14 - After Midnight

Season 1 - Episode 8

Arthur, Dot, and Overkill try to get a message to Superian, with the help of a retired hero.

star 7.55
378 votes
Directors: Kate Dennis
Writers: Ben Edlund, Mark Ganek, Luan Thomas
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Blood and Cake

#15 - Blood and Cake

Season 2 - Episode 4

A strange bit of information sends Dangerboat in to lockdown. Dot frees Overkill of a burden and joins him on a mission. Meanwhile, Superian takes Arthur’s advice – badly.

star 7.55
120 votes
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Secret / Identity

#16 - Secret / Identity

Season 1 - Episode 3

Arthur takes a break from hunting the Terror and tries to get back to his safe, normal, and unheroic life as an accountant unaware he’s being stalked by the menacing vigilante Overkill. Tick confesses to an existential crisis.

star 7.54
897 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: David Fury
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Magic is Real

#17 - Magic is Real

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tick and Arthur hunt their bank robbing nemesis in the sewers, aided by new superpowered pals – but Arthur must face this enemy alone. Dot and Overkill question a piece of furniture and learn one of The Duke’s secrets.

star 7.47
110 votes
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A.E.G.I.S and You

#18 - A.E.G.I.S and You

Season 2 - Episode 2

The local AEGIS branch has reopened – Tick and Arthur tour the facility and take the hero test. Overkill and Dangerboat prepare to go back on the lam, but Dot intervenes. Superian encounters social media, and Miss Lint decides on a new villain strategy.

star 7.46
151 votes
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Categorically Speaking

#19 - Categorically Speaking

Season 2 - Episode 6

Tick and Arthur fight a beaurocratic battle to save an innocent creature from AEGIS experimentation. Dot tours an AEGIS open house, as Overkill visits an old friend.

star 7.46
104 votes
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Lesson One: Think Quick!

#20 - Lesson One: Think Quick!

Season 2 - Episode 1

Tick and Arthur go on their first patrol of The City, battle a bank robbing monstrosity, and attract the attention of AEGIS. Dot has a weird day. She and Overkill have a few drinks and compare plights.

star 7.45
177 votes
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Where's My Mind

#21 - Where's My Mind

Season 1 - Episode 2

Tick and Arthur have a run-in with local villainess Miss Lint and her gang, who will stop at nothing to get back the mysterious supersuit that Tick took from them and gave to Arthur. Dot, Arthur’s paramedic sister, moonlights for an unsavory business.

star 7.40
1,035 votes
Directors: Wally Pfister
Writers: Ben Edlund
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The Tick

#22 - The Tick

Season 1 - Episode 1

In a world where superheroes and villains are very real, unassuming office temp Arthur becomes obsessed with a sinister conspiracy he believes has taken over his City. Everyone thinks he’s crazy, except his mysterious new ally, The Tick, a bizarre blue superhero who might just be a figment of Arthur’s imagination...

star 7.16
1,599 votes
Directors: Wally Pfister
Writers: Ben Edlund
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