The BEST Episodes of The Twilight Zone (2002)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: UPN

You're travelling to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound... but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are only that of the imagination... you're entering... the Twilight Zone... What began in 1959 with the great Rod Serling continues into the 21st century with a new host, Forest Whitaker, on a new network and told with completely new stories. Although there are minor similarities to older episodes of TZ, and a remake or two tossed in, these are still new ideas, told with a fresh and modern approach and delivered in that same chilling yet romantic style that still manages to captivate, compel and enchant us all... The show aired on UPN for one season (44 episodes) and it aired double pack episodes every week.

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#1 - Evergreen

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 2002

When rebellious teenager Jenna and her family move into an exclusive gated community that her parents hope will help them better control the troubled teen, Jenna soon discovers the dark truth behind how her new neighbors deal with discipline problems.

star 7.21
264 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Jill Blotevogel

#2 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired May 7, 2003

A teenager has a brief reunion with his father, returned from the war.

star 7.00
129 votes
Writers: Michael Angeli
One Night at Mercy

#3 - One Night at Mercy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 2002

A young doctor meets a suicide who claims to be Death incarnate. When Death insists he wants to stop his killing ways, the doctor is forced to contemplate what life would be like without death.

star 6.99
146 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Christopher Mack

#4 - Hunted

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 13, 2002

A futuristic society, without murder, discovers one of the old mutated apes, previously thought wiped out, is killing people. To save their society, a cop and his team have to track it down and kill it!

star 6.96
83 votes
Writers: Christopher Mack

#5 - Memphis

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Feb 26, 2003

A dying man is transported back to the South in 1968 on the day of Martin Luther King's assassination and tries to stop the killing.

star 6.88
67 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Eriq La Salle
Shades of Guilt

#6 - Shades of Guilt

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 2002

Matt McGreevy is driving when a black man runs up to his car and begs for help. Matt drives away as a gang falls on the man and beat him to death. When he arrives home, Matt first bleeds from the cuts the dead man suffers, then his skin changes. By the time he gets back home he has transformed into the dead man, a college professor...

star 6.83
115 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
The Pharaoh's Curse

#7 - The Pharaoh's Curse

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Apr 23, 2003

A young magician becomes the protege of an elderly conjurer to learn the secret of an impossible escape - The Pharaoh's Curse.

star 6.81
86 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Stephen Beck
The Placebo Effect

#8 - The Placebo Effect

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Apr 2, 2003

A hypochondriac with the power to manifest his beliefs into reality poses a danger to the entire world.

star 6.81
68 votes
Writers: Brent V. Friedman
The Pool Guy

#9 - The Pool Guy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 16, 2002

A pool cleaner loses the ability to distinguish dreams from reality.

star 6.80
91 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Brent V. Friedman, Paul Shapiro
Mr. Motivation

#10 - Mr. Motivation

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 20, 2002

A sinister toy doll encourages a timid man to stand up to his boss and take control of his life.

star 6.78
108 votes
Writers: Brent V. Friedman

#11 - Chosen

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 6, 2002

A man is annoyed by two tenacious people he believes to be evangelists and refuses to listen to their claims that the day is Armageddon, but as it transpires the day is Armageddon, and the ""evangelists"" are Angels in need of help...

star 6.76
111 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Ira Steven Behr

#12 - Sunrise

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired May 21, 2003

Several college students are thrust into a virtual nightmare when they discover an Aztec artifact that causes the sun to vanish and the only solution is a human sacrifice.

star 6.75
63 votes
Writers: Frederick Rappaport
The Path

#13 - The Path

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jan 8, 2003

Ally, a young writer for a tabloid, meets a man who claims he sees others the path they are destined to follow. His predictions for her prove uncannily accurate and she soon becomes dependent on his predictions to guide her life. When he gets hit by a car and killed she finds herself without hope.

star 6.74
100 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: James Crocker
Night Route

#14 - Night Route

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 2, 2002

A young woman's seemingly happy life unravels after a close call with a speeding car. The woman, Melina, begins to forget details of her lfie and how she met her fiance. Worse, she is haunted by strange phenomena: a mysterious bus that follows her and people who know her name that she's never met. Finally her fiance disappears without a trace, leaving her in a desolte life where she knows no one.

star 6.73
101 votes
Writers: Jill Blotevogel

#15 - Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 20, 2002

Stranded in a modern day Garden of Eden, a man and woman cannot resist the temptation of technology.

star 6.72
79 votes
Writers: James Crocker
The Collection

#16 - The Collection

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Apr 23, 2003

A babysitter must deal with a girl who has a collection of dolls that come to life.

star 6.67
58 votes
Writers: Erin Maher, Kay Reindl
It's Still a Good Life

#17 - It's Still a Good Life

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Feb 19, 2003

In this sequel to the original TZs ""It's a Good Life,"" an adult Anthony Fremont continues to terrorize the town of Peaksville.

star 6.65
65 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
The Executions of Grady Finch

#18 - The Executions of Grady Finch

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired May 7, 2003

A prisoner, Grady Finch, who insists on his innocence discovers that he can't be killed. He survives multiple execution attempts and his attorney eventually manages to get him released. Finch is elated, but as he emerges he confesses to his attorney that he was really guilty...and then he is finally killed as a statue of Nemesis, the Goddess of Vengeance, falls on top of him.

star 6.64
66 votes
Writers: Brent V. Friedman, Ira Steven Behr

#19 - Tagged

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 12, 2003

Marcus Fisher, a talented artist and street tagger, shoots a man painting over his spot at the insistence of his gang and the wall painting starts portraying the crime and filling in that he is the one who did the shooting.

star 6.63
94 votes
Writers: Michael Angeli
Gabe's Story

#20 - Gabe's Story

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 11, 2002

A man suffering from consistent bad luck is given a surprising chance to change his destiny.

star 6.62
98 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Dusty Kay
Cradle of Darkness

#21 - Cradle of Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 2, 2002

Hoping to undo the horrors of WWII, a woman, Andre, sacrifices her own future when she goes back in time to stop Adolf Hitler by killing him when he is a baby.

star 6.62
95 votes
Writers: Kamran Pasha
Fair Warning

#22 - Fair Warning

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jan 8, 2003

Tina, a flower shop clerk, finds herself threatened by a seemingly-deranged man named George who mysteriously disappears after asking him to stop from killing her. When she finds him he has a perfect alibi and claims he doesn't know her. George keeps visiting her and no one ever sees him except Tina. Tina begins to question her sanity.

star 6.61
105 votes
Writers: Bradley Thompson, David Weddle

#23 - Burned

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired May 21, 2003

A crooked real estate mogul pays the price for having a building burned down to collect the insurance money.

star 6.61
64 votes
Writers: Daniel Wolowicz, Seth Weisburst
Future Trade

#24 - Future Trade

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 27, 2002

A man with a dead-end job and a dysfunctional family is lured into trading his future for that of a seemingly privileged man with his trophy wife.

star 6.58
66 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Clyde Hayes

#25 - Upgrade

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 30, 2002

Annie fantasizes about her ideal family, a far cry from the dysfunctional group of people she sees everyday. But when her fantasies seemingly become reality, she is horrored to discover she is next on the replacement list.

star 6.57
116 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe