The BEST episodes of V

Every episode of V ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of V!

Planet Earth is visited by an alien race. Initially, they seem friendly and kind, but over time, their intentions become quite clear. Their peaceful facade quickly turns, also showing their true colors and their real intentions...

Last Updated: 1/22/2023Network:NBC
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The Betrayal
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7.77
202 votes

#1 - The Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/18/1985

The Resistance kidnaps a Visitor doctor to tend to friendly alien Willie - but can the doctor be trusted? Robin discovers her new lover is an alien sent to impregnate her and create a second Starchild.

Writer: Mark Rosner
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The Dissident
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7.55
230 votes

#2 - The Dissident

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/7/1984

A Visitor scientist develops an force field that is deployed around Los Angeles. The Resistance attempts to destroy it.

Directors: Walter Grauman
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Liberation Day
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7.41
558 votes

#3 - Liberation Day

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/26/1984

Alien commander Diana escapes the Resistance and reunites with her fleet. The Starchild Elizabeth undergoes a strange metamorphosis.

Directors: Paul Krasny
Writer: Paul Monash
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The Conversion
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7.37
174 votes

#4 - The Conversion

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/4/1985

Diana captures Ham Tyler, but a new superior arrives and his first order of business: a mind-control gambit aimed at turning Ham into a secret assassin.

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The Hero
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7.34
223 votes

#5 - The Hero

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/11/1985

The Visitors take the publishers of a Resistance sympathetic newspaper hostage. They threaten to kill one each day until Donovan and the others surrender. Robin falls for a heroic stranger who isn't all that he seems.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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The Sanction
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7.33
272 votes

#6 - The Sanction

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/16/1984

Donovan secretly enters the Visitor Youth Corps in an attempt to rescue his son Sean, who has become their top pupil. Standing in the way of his rescue is a fearsome alien...the and boy's conflicted allegiance. Meanwhile, the Starchild reunites with her mother.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
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The Return
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7.22
89 votes

#7 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/22/1985

The leader declares a ceasefire and travels to Earth to halt the war. He takes Elizabeth on his ship, but Diana has hidden a bomb on board in a plot to become the new leader.

Directors: John Florea
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Reflections in Terror
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7.21
204 votes

#8 - Reflections in Terror

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/14/1984

Diana attempts to clone the elusive Starchild - but the new creation escapes and goes on a quest to find her true life force (Elizabeth). The Visitors best tracker is in pursuit.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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The Littlest Dragon
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7.13
82 votes

#9 - The Littlest Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/22/1985

Philip heads to Earth in pursuit of a Fifth Columnist and his pregnant wife, who have stolen the Mothership's laser power source. Philip also determines to kill Mike Donovan, whom he believes is responsible for the torture and death of his brother Martin.

Directors: Cliff Bole
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The Overlord
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7.11
177 votes

#10 - The Overlord

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/30/1984

A citizen rallies the Resistance to aid a group of people forced to mine cobalt while harboring a secret agenda. Julie faces allegations of treason.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
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The Deception
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7.10
246 votes

#11 - The Deception

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/9/1984

Kyle Bates becomes involved in the Resistance when they are attempting to secretly move Elizabeth to safety in New York. Mike Donovan awakens to seemingly the ideal life with news that Earth has triumphed against the alien invaders. Alas, it's a holographic ruse by the Visitors aimed at gathering information about the Starchild.

Directors: Victor Lobl
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Breakout
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7.05
278 votes

#12 - Breakout

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/9/1984

Mike and Ham try to rescue Sean, but are captured and taken to a Visitor work camp. Diana threatens Bates and offers his son Kyle (Jeff Yagher) for Elizabeth. Turns out Kyle is also at the work camp, which is surrounded by a sand moat where predatory crivits live. Robin (Blair Tefkin) is also at the camp. They escape using a shorted-out wire and pieces of a garden hose, but Robin is separated from them. Diana has come to see Kyle, and he diverts her from the escape by seducing her. Once she sees what’s going on, he is able to escape. Meanwhile, Elias lets Elizabeth play the piano at the Club Creole, but a Visitor recognizes the Mark of Zon on her hand and pursues her. She uses her powers to protect herself.

Directors: Ray Austin
Writer: David Braff
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The Secret Underground
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7.04
84 votes

#13 - The Secret Underground

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/15/1985

Donovan and Julie must sneak aboard the mothership to retrieve a list of the Resistance members. Once aboard, Julie meets a former lover, who may be a Visitor collaborator, and Diana is using a ritual feast to exact revenge.

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The Rescue
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7.02
84 votes

#14 - The Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/1/1985

The alien commander decides that marrying Diana is the best way to solidify his power...but it's a love match that has him fatally outmatched.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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War of Illusions
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6.93
81 votes

#15 - War of Illusions

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/8/1985

When a computer hacker taps into the Visitor communications network, he becomes the object of an intense hunt. The boy won't help the Resistance unless they free his father from the Mothership. While the Resistance wants his secrets, the Visitors want him dead.

Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writer: John Simmons
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Dreadnought
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6.81
378 votes

#16 - Dreadnought

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/2/1984

Diana talks peace while readying the fearsome Triax super-weapon that could reduce Los Angeles to rubble. Meanwhile, Resistance fighters activate a new weapon of their own - a captured Visitor mothership.

Directors: Paul Krasny
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Visitors' Choice
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6.79
318 votes

#17 - Visitors' Choice

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/23/1984

The Resistance plots to attack a meeting of Visitor leaders whose conference is about the processing of Earth's inhabitants for food.

Writer: David Braff
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The Wildcats
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6.67
83 votes

#18 - The Wildcats

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/15/1985

The Resistance must steal a drug from the Visitors in order to combat a dangerous plague.

Directors: John Florea
Writer: David Braff
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The Champion
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6.64
84 votes

#19 - The Champion

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/8/1985

Lydia is tried for murdering Charles while the Resistance must root out collaborators in a small Arizona Town.

Directors: Cliff Bole
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