The BEST Episodes of Wayward Pines

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2019

Network: FOX

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. What's wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

The Truth

#1 - The Truth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 11, 2015

Ethan ventures outside of Wayward Pines and his shocked by what he discovers; Theresa shows up to her first day of work and meets with a client who seems to share her feelings for the town; and Megan Fisher teaches Ben the truth about where he's living.

star 7.96
3,191 votes
Directors: James Foley
Writers: Blake Crouch, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Time Will Tell

#2 - Time Will Tell

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 6, 2016

Theo and Megan disagree over the Abbies' intelligence, as the doctor attempts to communicate with their leader. Then, an underestimation has deadly consequences. Also, CJ reflects on his life and the great responsibilities he's had over the centuries.

star 7.90
2,640 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Anna Fricke
A Reckoning

#3 - A Reckoning

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 16, 2015

Harold's failed attempt to break past the fence surrounding Wayward Pines leads to questions from Ethan about other insurgents who have gone off the grid; Amy's health takes a turn for the worse; Nurse Pam pushes Theresa to investigate Plot 33; and Ben is encouraged by his teacher to speak publicly about current events.

star 7.84
2,974 votes
Directors: Nimród Antal
Writers: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cycle

#4 - Cycle

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 23, 2015

The electricity in Wayward Pines is turned off with deadly repercussions. As Ethan and Kate take the necessary steps to move everyone out of harm's way, Nurse Pam confronts Pilcher on his decision and tries to convince him to reconsider.

star 7.80
3,112 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Blake Crouch, Chad Hodge, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Our Town, Our Law

#5 - Our Town, Our Law

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 28, 2015

New evidence is uncovered by Ethan, who, while still in shock that Kate participated in Beverly's "reckoning" in the town square, has another run-in with Sheriff Pope and is given a new house by a real-estate agent. Elsewhere, Theresa and Ben head to Idaho.

star 7.79
3,242 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Chad Hodge
Choices

#6 - Choices

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 25, 2015

Ethan gets a tour of the facility and personnel that manage the day-to-day operations of Wayward Pines and learns more about the history and how the residents ended up in the eerie town. Meanwhile, at the realty office, Theresa finds a map of an unusual plot of land she wants to investigate and Kate and Harold are planning a covert operation.

star 7.76
3,046 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Brett Conrad, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Betrayal

#7 - Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 2, 2015

Ethan finds a bomb planted in his car, which leads him to question people he thought he could trust; Kate and Harold discuss their fertility issues with Nurse Pam; Ben's relationship with Amy heats up.

star 7.70
3,072 votes
Directors: Steve Shill
Writers: Rob Fresco
One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire

#8 - One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 4, 2015

Ethan is appointed to a leadership role in Wayward Pines and his first act, according to Nurse Pam, should be to call a reckoning for Peter McCall for his treasonous act of graffiti on Main Street. Meanwhile, Ben receives private tutoring from Megan Fisher on his first day of school; and Theresa is offered a job as a real-estate agent.

star 7.65
3,090 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Steven Levenson
Don't Discuss Your Life Before

#9 - Don't Discuss Your Life Before

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 21, 2015

Ethan is helped by Beverly as he continues looking for clues to figure out how Secret Service agent Bill Evans' body ended up in an abandoned house; and he gets answers to the mystery of why people in Wayward Pines always have to answer their phones. Elsewhere, Theresa and Ben decide to take their search to Idaho.

star 7.64
3,468 votes
Writers: Chad Hodge
The Friendliest Place on Earth

#10 - The Friendliest Place on Earth

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2015

An explosion on Main Street leaves two key residents of Wayward Pines in critical condition. As Ethan works to determine who's responsible for this horrific act, Harold opts out of the covert operation he and Kate were planning. Meanwhile, Nurse Pam questions surveillance engineers to make sure no workers are making false reports.

star 7.64
2,993 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Blake Crouch, Chad Hodge, Patrick Aison, Rob Fresco
Where Paradise Is Home

#11 - Where Paradise Is Home

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 14, 2015

A Secret Service agent ends up questioning his own sanity as he searches for two missing colleagues in a strange town that he seemingly can't escape.

star 7.64
4,085 votes
Writers: Chad Hodge
Walcott Prep

#12 - Walcott Prep

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 20, 2016

Pilcher recalls finding his Chosen One. Then, as the Abbies close in, Jason makes a fatal judgment call and Theo and Xander must put aside their differences to stop him before the human race is lost.

star 7.61
2,534 votes
Directors: Mathias Herndl
Writers: Mark Friedman
Bedtime Story

#13 - Bedtime Story

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 27, 2016

As the Abbies descend upon the town, Theo is forced to make a decision that could seal humanity's fate.

star 7.60
2,378 votes
Directors: Ti West
Writers: Mark Friedman
Pass Judgment

#14 - Pass Judgment

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 13, 2016

Theo teams up with Hassler to track the escaped Abbie leader; Xander confronts Rebecca about her condition and Jason learns devastating news about Kerry.

star 7.56
2,564 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
City Upon a Hill

#15 - City Upon a Hill

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 29, 2016

The Abbies attack CJ and the harvesters, leaving Teresa in grave danger and the town dangerously low on food supplies. Theo constructs a makeshift triage unit, but he may not be able to repair his marriage to Rebecca. Xander still has some fight left in him. Jason questions his abilities to lead.

star 7.55
2,632 votes
Directors: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: Tyler Hisel
Exit Strategy

#16 - Exit Strategy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 15, 2016

Trapped outside the fence at the end of the first episode, Xander returns to Wayward Pines - bringing someone unexpected back with him who helps him learn more about the Abbies' intentions. Meanwhile, Rebecca puts herself at odds with Megan in order to help Lucy, a young girl who is trying to escape a Wayward Pines tradition, and CJ leads a brave group on an expedition beyond the fence to expand humanity's claim on the Earth, despite Theo's protests.

star 7.42
2,814 votes
Directors: Ti West
Writers: Nazrin Choudhury
Sound the Alarm

#17 - Sound the Alarm

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 22, 2016

Rebecca recalls first meeting Pilcher as an architect and the creation of Wayward Pines is revealed. Theo is shocked by a secret Rebecca divulges to him; Teresa tells CJ and Adam she wants to live outside the protected walls. Megan experiments on the first female Abbie that has been captured.

star 7.39
2,684 votes
Directors: Alrick Riley
Writers: Edward Ricourt
Blood Harvest

#18 - Blood Harvest

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

As Theo fights to make sense of his new life in Wayward Pines, he recognizes his value as the only surgeon in town and uses it as leverage to get answers to the many questions he has about the status of his wife, Rebecca, and the truth about the town from First Generation leader Jason Higgins. CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, is the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Meanwhile, Megan Fisher heads up the research being conducted on the Abbies, Theresa frantically searches for her son, Ben, and CJ Mitchum spearheads a vital and potentially deadly project outside the fence.

star 7.25
3,174 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Mark Friedman, Michael R. Perry
Enemy Lines

#19 - Enemy Lines

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 25, 2016

Dr. Theo Yedlin – a new resident of Wayward Pines – awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race. CJ Mitchum, an original resident of Wayward Pines and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, is the only one who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Megan Fisher, is in charge of the scientific research being conducted on the Abbies, and remains deeply involved in the development of the hearts and minds of the future of humanity—Wayward Pines’ “First Generation”.

star 7.22
3,648 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Mark Friedman
Once Upon a Time in Wayward Pines

#20 - Once Upon a Time in Wayward Pines

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 2016

In a series of flashbacks, we learn how and why Jason Higgins was raised to be the leader of the first generation and favored child of Wayward Pines. Meanwhile, Nurse Pam resurfaces and becomes a lethal threat to the town, and Theo continues to dig deeper into why he was specifically chosen to be part of the population of Wayward Pines.

star 7.11
2,954 votes
Directors: John Krokidas
Writers: Anna Fricke