The Best Episodes of The Tripods

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018

Set in the year 2089, huge machines known as Tripods have taken over the Earth. Controlling humans with a 'cap' (a mind control device attached to the head at the age of fourteen) which erases imagination, curiosity and independent thought, mankind now lives without technology in a rural/medieval existence. Cousins Will and Henry Parker, only a year away from being 'capped', hear of a place where free (un-capped) men live and fight the Tripods. Their travels take them from their home in England to France where they meet Jean-Paul 'Beanpole' Deliet who joins them on their journey to the white mountains of the Alps, home of the free men.

France - September, 2089 A.D.

#1 - France - September, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Tripods strategy is revealed when a homing bug is found in Will. The device is removed, but it´s a bloody accomplishment and he is left very weak. Now they are trapped in a tunnel.

star 8.00
1 votes
Chateau Ricordeau, France - July 2089 A.D.

#2 - Chateau Ricordeau, France - July 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 6

Will and Eloise´s relationship blossoms into love. This becomes a problem, as he must choose between her and continuing on to the White Mountains.

star 7.50
2 votes
Chateau Ricordeau, France - August 2089 A.D.

#3 - Chateau Ricordeau, France - August 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 7

Will stays behind as Henry and Beanpole leave to continue the quest. Will discovered that Eloise has been capped.

star 7.30
3 votes
A Village in England - July, 2089 A.D.

#4 - A Village in England - July, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 1

The story begins with the capping of Jack, one of Will Parker's friends. Will's community looks to be living in the 1800s as there are no machines or electrical devices, although Tripods are commonplace. In preparing for the capping of Jack, Will and Henry deliver food to vagrants which are people whose capping didn't go well. Living among them is Ozymandias who reveals to Will the secret of the White Mountains where men live free. Jack is capped, and returns to the village as a controlled mind. Will and Henry start their voyage to the White Mountains.

star 7.20
6 votes
Writers: Alick Rowe
Chateau Ricordeau, France - July 2089 A.D.

#5 - Chateau Ricordeau, France - July 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 5

Will becomes ill, and the three companions go into hiding at the Chateau Ricordeau. Will ends up in a romantic triangle with the daughter of a count named Eloise and the Duc de Sarlat.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: Alick Rowe
Travel

#6 - Travel

Season 2 - Episode 2

All the boys have been chosen to participate in the games. Now comes a trip to Germany, to reach the games stadium.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: Christopher Penfold
The Forest of Death

#7 - The Forest of Death

Season 2 - Episode 12

Will and Beanpole pretend to be clowns in Ali Pasha´s circus. Their goal now is to get back to the White Mountains and tell the free men about what the Masters are going to do to Earth. They are doublecrossed by Ali, though, who intends to give them all to the Tripods to finally receive their capping.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: Christopher Penfold
Chateau Ricordeau, France - August 2089 A.D.

#8 - Chateau Ricordeau, France - August 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 8

Eloise is taken away to serve the Tripods will in a tournament. Will gives up on her and leaves to catch up with Henry and Beanpole, but is captured again by Tripods. The Tripods set him free to find his friends, but why?

star 7.00
1 votes
France - July, 2089 A.D.

#9 - France - July, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 4

After escaping from prison with a new friend named Beanpole, Will and Henry travel to Paris, which is a ruined city inhabited by dangerous people.

star 7.00
1 votes
France - September, 2089 A.D.

#10 - France - September, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 10

Winter is coming, and Will wants to find the White Mountains soon, but Henry and Beanpole want to stay at with the Vichot family. However, Jeannie Vichot´s fiance is a black guard, and he´s checking the boys out.

star 7.00
2 votes
France - October, 2089 A.D.

#11 - France - October, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 11

Having left the Vichot family, the trio struggles to reach the White Mountains. They try to steal some food, but end up being chased into a forest by black guards.

star 7.00
2 votes
Escape from the City of Gold

#12 - Escape from the City of Gold

Season 2 - Episode 11

Fritz chooses to stay in the City, and Beanpole saves Will from drowning during his escape. They make it to a nearby town, and hide from the black guards in a circus.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: Christopher Penfold
The White Mountains - November, 2089 A.D.

#13 - The White Mountains - November, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 13

A Tripod is destroyed. Racing towards the White Mountains, the black guards capture the boys and an interrogation begins.

star 7.00
2 votes
Writers: Alick Rowe
The White Mountains - 2090 A.D.

#14 - The White Mountains - 2090 A.D.

Season 2 - Episode 1

The season opens with the boys in the White Mountains, training with the free men to enter the Tripod´s games. Only the best will be selected by Julius.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Blagden
Writers: Christopher Penfold
The Cognosc Departs

#15 - The Cognosc Departs

Season 2 - Episode 10

Will kills his master when he tries to check out Will´s cap. He tries to leave the City via an underground channel.

star 7.00
2 votes
Blessings of the Cognosc

#16 - Blessings of the Cognosc

Season 2 - Episode 9

Having read Will´s mind, the Cognosc knows why the boys have trained to infiltrate the City.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Bob Blagden
Writers: Christopher Penfold
Help from Friends

#17 - Help from Friends

Season 2 - Episode 4

With some help from Zerlina and Papagena, Will and Beanpole escape from Goetz, and make their way to the stadium just in time for the games.

star 7.00
2 votes
Writers: Christopher Penfold
The City of Gold

#18 - The City of Gold

Season 2 - Episode 8

As Will and Fritz become more aware of what the Masters have planned for the Earth, they are brought to the Pool of Fire, where they meet one of the most powerful creatures in the City, a Cognosc.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Bob Blagden
Writers: Christopher Penfold
Hunt for Eloise

#19 - Hunt for Eloise

Season 2 - Episode 7

Will wants to find Eloise again, and Fritz is promoted from his slave life into the Power Elite, where he makes a new friend, Pierre.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Bob Blagden
Writers: Christopher Penfold
England - July, 2089 A.D.

#20 - England - July, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 2

Two cousins, Will and Henry Parker, resist the capping process. Under the guidance of a man named Ozymandias, they flee their homes in search of other free humans who are hiding in the White Mountains.

star 6.50
4 votes
The English Channel - July, 2089 A.D.

#21 - The English Channel - July, 2089 A.D.

Season 1 - Episode 3

Will and Henry cross over to France, but they are captured upon their arrival and held for the Tripods to complete their capping.

star 6.30
3 votes