The BEST Episodes of Wayward Pines

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: FOX

A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

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The Truth

#1 - The Truth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 11, 2015

Ethan goes through the forest and manages to cross the fence line where he discovers some truths about Wayward.

star 7.94
3,247 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

CJ reflects on her life and the great responsibilities she has had for so many years; Theo and Megan disagree on the intelligence of the Abbies.

star 7.88
2,670 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Anna Fricke
A Reckoning

#3 - A Reckoning

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 16, 2015

Ethan's reactions to the incident among the insurgents result in a polarized response in the city. Pilcher decides to take care of the matter, endangering the city and all its inhabitants.

star 7.83
3,020 votes
Directors: Nimród Antal
Writers: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cycle

#4 - Cycle

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 23, 2015

Pam confronts Pilcher, while Megan changes her mind and helps Ethan lead the townspeople to safety and the truth.

star 7.79
3,161 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

After what happened with Beverly in the plaza Ethan is shocked by Kate's participation. Determined to find his way out Peter meets the realtor, Peter McCall, who gives him a new house. Meanwhile, Theresa and Ben travel to Idaho to find Ethan who has another run-in with Sheriff Pope.

star 7.78
3,295 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Chad Hodge
Choices

#6 - Choices

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 25, 2015

Ethan is taken to a secret structure in the city, where he discovers the rest of the truth about Wayward Pines. Meanwhile, Teresa does research on her own.

star 7.75
3,095 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Brett Conrad, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Betrayal

#7 - Betrayal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 2, 2015

Grieved by the truth, Ethan decides to trust Theresa and tell her everything he knows. A group of insurgents are a threat to the survival of the population.

star 7.69
3,120 votes
Directors: Steve Shill
Writers: Rob Fresco
The Friendliest Place on Earth

#8 - The Friendliest Place on Earth

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2015

Ethan investigates the insurgent group after they create chaos in the city. A meeting is called to distract and gather the people of the city.

star 7.64
3,043 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Blake Crouch, Chad Hodge, Patrick Aison, Rob Fresco
One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire

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

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 4, 2015

Ethan fights his new role in the city and keeps looking for a way out especially after his family has arrived and wants to keep them safe.

star 7.63
3,141 votes
Directors: Zal Batmanglij
Writers: Steven Levenson
Do Not Discuss Your Life Before

#10 - Do Not Discuss Your Life Before

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 21, 2015

After finding Secret Service agent Bill Evans' body in an abandoned house, Ethan continues to search for clues with the help of Beverly.

star 7.63
3,517 votes
Writers: Chad Hodge
Where Paradise Is Home

#11 - Where Paradise Is Home

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 14, 2015

Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke begins his investigation into the disappearance of two federal agents.

star 7.63
4,140 votes
Writers: Chad Hodge
Walcott Prep

#12 - Walcott Prep

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 20, 2016

Pilcher returns in search of his Chosen One. On the other hand, as the Abbies draw closer Jason makes a fatal decision and Theo and Xander must put their differences aside to stop him before the human race disappears.

star 7.60
2,566 votes
Directors: Mathias Herndl
Writers: Mark Friedman
Bedtime Story

#13 - Bedtime Story

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 27, 2016

Theo is forced to make a decision that could seal the fate of humanity.

star 7.58
2,414 votes
Directors: Ti West
Writers: Mark Friedman
Pass Judgment

#14 - Pass Judgment

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 13, 2016

Jason and his soldiers organize a quest to capture Margaret and Wayward Pines begins to rid himself of the cracks created by pressures from both within and without.

star 7.55
2,599 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 Reapers, leaving Teresa in grave danger and the city with alarming levels of supplies. So Theo builds a makeshift evaluation unit, but she may not be able to fix her marriage to Rebecca. Additionally, Xander still has unfinished business concerning him when Jason questions his abilities to lead.

star 7.54
2,668 votes
Directors: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: Tyler Hisel
Exit Strategy

#16 - Exit Strategy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 15, 2016

Xander returns to Wayward Pines with an unexpected guest; CJ leads a brave group on an expedition beyond the fence.

star 7.41
2,855 votes
Directors: Ti West
Writers: Nazrin Choudhury
Sound the Alarm

#17 - Sound the Alarm

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 22, 2016

Wayward Pines Creation Revealed; Megan experiments with the first woman; Abby and Frank struggle with their personal problems.

star 7.38
2,721 votes
Directors: Alrick Riley
Writers:
Blood Harvest

#18 - Blood Harvest

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

Theo discovers the truth and his purpose for being at Wayward Pines. CJ launches a vital and life-threatening project off the fence.

star 7.24
3,216 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Mark Friedman, Michael R. Perry
Enemy Lines

#19 - Enemy Lines

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 25, 2016

The residents of Wayward Pines fight against the oppressive government of the first generation. Dr. Theo Yedlin, a new resident of Wayward Pines, awakens from a coma and finds himself in the midst of this rebellion, as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and thus help preserve the endangered human race.

star 7.21
3,697 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

Nurse Pam reappears as a lethal threat to the city; Jason's past is revealed.

star 7.10
2,993 votes
Directors: John Krokidas
Writers: Anna Fricke