The BEST Episodes of Z Nation

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020

Network: Syfy

Z Nation is a dynamic ensemble drama that will plunge viewers into a fully-imagined, post-zombie America and take them on adventures with a diverse group of richly-drawn characters. Getting to know the reluctant heroes, their flaws, idiosyncrasies, and moral dilemmas will ultimately become the heart of the show. Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

The Black Rainbow

#1 - The Black Rainbow

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 15, 2017

The secret of Warren's dream is unlocked when they reach their final destination, the "Black Rainbow" facility.

star 7.79
804 votes
Doctor of the Dead

#2 - Doctor of the Dead

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 5, 2014

The team is rerouted to a Colorado lab where they hope to find Dr. Merch.

star 7.78
1,355 votes
Directors: John Hyams
Writers: John Hyams, Karl Schaefer
Everybody Dies in the End

#3 - Everybody Dies in the End

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 16, 2016

The gang reunites and faces the biggest battle yet.

star 7.78
1,536 votes
Directors: Abram Cox
Writers: Abram Cox
A New Life

#4 - A New Life

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 2018

Warren must leave her new life behind and find her way to Newmerica, reuniting with Murphy and the other heroes, while discovering George is an old friend.

star 7.74
556 votes
Writers: Michael Cassutt
The End of Everything

#5 - The End of Everything

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 28, 2018

The heroes break into Altura in an attempt to bring Pandora and Estes to justice, Cooper reappears, shocking Warren, and there’s something he has to tell her.

star 7.73
403 votes
Writers: Karl Schaefer
Welcome to Murphytown

#6 - Welcome to Murphytown

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 28, 2016

The Man discovers Lucy's existence; 10K reunites with the gang and he tells them about Murphy's growing army.

star 7.72
1,516 votes
Directors: Jodi Binstock
Writers: Jodi Binstock
We Interrupt This Program

#7 - We Interrupt This Program

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 24, 2017

The group explores an abandoned TV news station and encounters news crew zombies triggering haunting flashbacks from day one.

star 7.71
835 votes

#8 - Duel

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 9, 2016

Addy is being pummeled with whatever The Man can throw at her, and Lucy does the same to The Man.

star 7.67
1,453 votes
Writers: Jennifer Derwingson
Resurrection Z

#9 - Resurrection Z

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 2014

An encounter with a seeming Utopian enclave and a religious cult results in a game changer when the survivors travel near Branson, Mo.

star 7.67
1,498 votes
Directors: John Hyams
Writers: Jennifer Derwingson
Murphy's Law

#10 - Murphy's Law

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 28, 2014

Murphy is kidnapped by a group of outlaws trying to crack the "Fort Knox of Oxycontin." As the survivors battle drug-enhanced zombies, a startling discovery is made about Murphy's abilities.

star 7.67
1,347 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Craig Engler, Michael Cassutt
Heart of Darkness

#11 - Heart of Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 11, 2016

Warren and the others inspect Murphytown and realize they are going to need a bigger army to extract Murphy.

star 7.66
1,519 votes
Directors: Abram Cox
Writers: Michael Cassutt

#12 - Zunami

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 2014

As they travel across Nebraska, the group finds themselves trapped in a morgue as a literal zombie tsunami engulfs them; at the same time, Citizen Z gets a visitor who might not be who he seems to be.

star 7.65
1,369 votes
Directors: John Hyams
Writers: Dan Merchant
A New Mission

#13 - A New Mission

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

Warren and gang are taken prisoner; Murphy escapes the sub with his newly formed blends group; both groups head for the same destination.

star 7.64
1,618 votes
Escorpion and the Red Hand

#14 - Escorpion and the Red Hand

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

More people flock to Murphy's new cult; the others are stuck in the middle of a war.

star 7.64
1,637 votes
Directors: Jason McKee
Writers: Steven Graham
Murphy's Miracle

#15 - Murphy's Miracle

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2016

Warren and team encounter the sole inhabitant of a strange town; Murphy begins a new mission.

star 7.63
1,563 votes
Writers: Michael Cassutt
Mt. Weather

#16 - Mt. Weather

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 15, 2017

Warren and our heroes must stop Zona from launching operation "Black Rainbow".

star 7.63
800 votes
Adiós, Muchachos

#17 - Adiós, Muchachos

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 4, 2015

It's discovered that the Z-vaccine doesn't work; Vasquez gets caught trying to kill Escorpion; Murphy uses mental manipulation to help Roberta.

star 7.63
1,091 votes
The Siege of Murphytown

#18 - The Siege of Murphytown

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 2, 2016

Warren leads an attack against Murphytown to extract its smug leader.

star 7.63
1,506 votes
Directors: Dan Merchant
Writers: Dan Merchant
Escape from Altura

#19 - Escape from Altura

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2018

10K nearly loses everything as panic and anti-Talker sentiments flare after an explosion derails the vote.

star 7.62
537 votes
Writers: Dan Merchant
Return to Mercy Labs

#20 - Return to Mercy Labs

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

Warren's dream leads our heroes back to Mercy Labs. Images in her dream drive her to search for the destroyed complex and find a mysterious cylinder of gas which she compelled to bring along.

star 7.62
777 votes
No Mercy

#21 - No Mercy

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2016

A flashback to events before the conclusion of season 2 introduces a new villain to be dealt with.

star 7.62
1,818 votes
All Good Things Must Come to an End

#22 - All Good Things Must Come to an End

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 18, 2015

The team reaches the mobile lab, which turns out to be a submarine; Murphy says goodbye.

star 7.61
1,176 votes
Welcome to the Newpocalypse

#23 - Welcome to the Newpocalypse

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2018

Warren recovers from the drone crash with handsome, mysterious Cooper; Doc and the others finally arrive in Newmerica, where they meet George, who is helping form the new country.

star 7.60
583 votes
Directors: Abram Cox
Writers: Karl Schaefer
Welcome to the Fu-Bar

#24 - Welcome to the Fu-Bar

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

The survivors struggle to recover from a shocking death; and in Kansas they happen upon a gun show that makes the zombie apocalypse look calm.

star 7.60
1,382 votes
Directors: Abram Cox
Writers: Jennifer Derwingson

#25 - Hackerville

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2018

With some help from an outpost of renegade hackers, Warren and George hack Altura’s defenses and discover Estes’ secret plan.

star 7.59
410 votes
Directors: J.D. McKee
Writers: Michael Cassutt