The BEST episodes written by Alex Kurtzman

Raging Bully
37 votes

#1 - Raging Bully

Jack of All Trades - Season 1 - Episode 6

Jack must beat a very, very tiny Napoleon at poker to save his life and win Louisiana back from the French.

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The Morning After
67 votes

#2 - The Morning After

Jack of All Trades - Season 2 - Episode 4

After sampling some Bonaparte family wine, Jack and Emilia are shocked to wake up in bed together. Eyebrows are raised a little more, when they discover their own clothes strewn around Pulau Pulau...

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84 votes

#3 - Surprise

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 3 - Episode 12

Alcmene, Iphicles, Jason, Falafel and Iolaus only wanted to throw Hercules a birthday party. Instead they got poisoned by the treacherous Callisto, who was on a mission from Hera to kill Hercules. To save them, Hercules agreed to travel with Callisto to the Labyrinth of the Gods, where the Tree of Life offered a cure. When they arrived, Callisto momentarily trapped Hercules and ate from the Tree, rendering her immortal. But Hercules engaged her in a fierce battle, incapacitated her, and returned home to cure his family and friends with fruit from the Tree.

The Floundering Father
12 votes

#4 - The Floundering Father

Jack of All Trades - Season 1 - Episode 3

Jack and Emilia must rescue the kidnapped Benjamin Franklin, who is en route to France to build a weapon of mass destruction for Napoleon.

103 votes

#5 - Resurrection

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 3

Bronagh, leader of the Celts on the island of Eire, told Hercules he was their "Chosen One" -- chosen to lead the Celts to freedom. But the gods of Eire didn't like the Celts worshiping Druids, so they sent Morrigan, a demigod assassin, to destroy the Druids. However, when she killed the Druid guardian of justice, she unwittingly took his place. Hercules, who finally stopped blaming himself for Iolaus' death, defeated Morrigan in battle, but the Druids explained that if she died, the spirit of justice would die with her. They disappeared, leaving Hercules to care for Morrigan.

Such Sweet Sorrow (2)
3379 votes

#6 - Such Sweet Sorrow (2)

Star Trek: Discovery - Season 2 - Episode 14

The U.S.S. Discovery battles against Control in a fight not only for their lives but for the future, with a little help from some unexpected friends. Spock and Burnham discern vital new connections between the red signals while Burnham faces one of life’s harshest truths: the right decisions are often the hardest to make.

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Faith (1)
104 votes

#7 - Faith (1)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 1

Nebula took Hercules and Iolaus to Sumeria, where the angry gods were leveling cities. To remedy the situation, King Gilgamesh took Hercules with him on a series of physical trials in a pyramid, where they retrieved a chalice of sacred nectar. But Gilgamesh betrayed Hercules by drinking the nectar and crushing the cup, becoming a disciple of the demon Dahak. Next, Gilgamesh tried to scarifice a warrior heart -- Nebula's. But Iolaus, who was in love with Nebula, saved her by taking the dagger himself. Hercules destroyed Gilgamesh, but he was too late for Iolaus, who died in his arms.

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A Rock and a Hard Place
48 votes

#8 - A Rock and a Hard Place

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 3 - Episode 21

Was Cassus innocent or did he really murder an entire family? Hercules was determined to find out before the angry mob lynched Cassus. After a fight, the two men found themselves trapped inside an abandoned mine. A large slab of rock pinned Cassus to the ground, crushing his lower body and condemning him to death. When Iolaus found Cassus' estranged son Nico, and brought him to his father, Cassus finally told the truth: he was indeed a murderer. He hoped his confession might save Nico from making the same terrible mistakes in his life.

4472 votes

#9 - Remembrance

Star Trek: Picard - Season 1 - Episode 1

At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.

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Reunions (3)
45 votes

#10 - Reunions (3)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 22

While Iolaus paid a visit to his mother, Hercules explored Olympus. He was hurt to learn the real reason his father had brought him there: Zeus needed protection from Hera and the other gods, who were conspiring against him. But Hercules couldn't turn his back on his father. Then Zeus allowed Hera to rip away his godhood in order to save Alcmene's spirit from eternal hell. Hercules went to the dark side of Olympus, where he overcame Apollo and Hera in battle. Zeus' godhood was restored, Alcmene returned to the Elysian Fields, and Hercules became a half-mortal again.

Twilight (1)
77 votes

#11 - Twilight (1)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 4 - Episode 20

As Alcmene's health failed, Hercules recalled the time years ago when the Parthans invaded Caylan territory. Young Hercules, Jason and Iolaus joined King Eteocles and fought bravely to repel the invaders, but the King was killed. Many more died before Hercules and Jason were able to make an offer of peace, asking King Stavros to share the disputed land with the Caylans. Stavros was impressed by their bravery and agreed ending the conflict. Back in the present , Alcmene passed away and was buried by hercules and his friends. Suddenly his father, Zeus, confronted an angry Hercules.

Bad Blood
1365 votes

#12 - Bad Blood

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 13

The battle between good and evil comes to an explosive head – sacrifices must be made, worlds collide, loyalties are tested and the town of Sleepy Hollow will never be the same.

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The Man Who Sold The World
451 votes

#13 - The Man Who Sold The World

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 10

Secrets are revealed, only to be replaced by deeper mysteries.

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Letters of Transit
7806 votes

#14 - Letters of Transit

Fringe - Season 4 - Episode 19

The Fringe team goes back to the future as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle.

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9769 votes

#15 - Pilot

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 1

When all the passengers on a plane die, FBI agent Olivia Dunham investigates the events and her partner almost dies. A desperate Olivia looks for help from Dr. Walter Bishop who has been institutionalized. Olivia, Dr. Bishop and his son Peter begin to discover what really happened on Flight 627 and begin to uncover a larger truth.

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New Angels of Promise
596 votes

#16 - New Angels of Promise

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 3

After a series of shocking events, Justin finally accepts that Faraday's mission is indeed the next step towards her own long-abandoned dream. With the addition of a wild card risk assessor, they finally embark on the journey that takes them further than they ever imagined.

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Such Sweet Sorrow (1)
3251 votes

#17 - Such Sweet Sorrow (1)

Star Trek: Discovery - Season 2 - Episode 13

When the U.S.S. Discovery’s crucial mission does not go according to plan, Burnham realizes what must ultimately be done. The crew prepares for the battle of a lifetime as Leland’s Control ships get closer.

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As The World Falls Down
465 votes

#18 - As The World Falls Down

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 9

Faraday and Justin must battle with rogue CIA operative Spencer Clay for their very lives.

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Cracked Actor
493 votes

#19 - Cracked Actor

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 7

With the weight of the CIA bearing down on them, Faraday and Justin decide that going public is their only shot at survival. They hatch a desperate plan to save the machine and ensure the safety of Justin's family, even as Justin's faith in Faraday is threatened. 

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Strange New Worlds
2723 votes

#20 - Strange New Worlds

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Season 1 - Episode 1

Captain Christopher Pike comes out of self-imposed exile to rescue an officer gone missing during a secret mission.

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Family Is Freedom
519 votes

#21 - Family Is Freedom

Clarice - Season 1 - Episode 13

On the heels of ViCAP uncovering Alastor’s secrets, Clarice is imprisoned in an animal testing facility where she finds trafficked women being held captive. ViCAP and Ardelia team up to locate Clarice as she attempts to break from her captors in a race to rescue the other women.

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4698 votes

#22 - Pilot

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 1

After being resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, Ichabod Crane finds himself in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he quickly realizes that evil has awoken with him. When Sheriff August Corbin is killed by the infamous Headless Horseman, Ichabod forms an unlikely bond with Detective Abbie Mills, a young cop who has her own childhood supernatural experiences. Together, the two embark on a mission to stop evil and uncover mysteries dating back to the founding of our country. Captain Frank Irving hesitates to believe Ichabod's tales of supernatural evil. But when Ichabod's former wife, Katrina, provides clues about impending evil, they all begin to realize that this town is anything but sleepy.

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That Hope Is You (1)
2397 votes

#23 - That Hope Is You (1)

Star Trek: Discovery - Season 3 - Episode 1

Arriving 930 years into her future, Burnham navigates a galaxy she no longer recognizes while searching for the rest of the Discovery crew.

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6835 votes

#24 - Bound

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 11

Olivia's sister, Rachel (Ari Graynor), visits; Walter, Peter and Olivia try to solve the murder of an esteemed epidemiologist, which may be linked to Olivia's abduction.

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Far from Home
2229 votes

#25 - Far from Home

Star Trek: Discovery - Season 3 - Episode 2

After the USS Discovery crashes on a strange planet, the crew finds themselves running out of time to repair their ship. Meanwhile, Saru and Tilly embark on a dangerous first contact mission, hoping to find Burnham.

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For Those of You Just Joining Us
74 votes

#26 - For Those of You Just Joining Us

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 9

Studio head B.S. Hollinsoffer ordered the producers and writers to a retreat at Camp Wannachuck, where he hoped they would come up with some better ideas for Hercules episodes. Kevin Sorbo, who was really Hercules, arrived at the retreat and offered touching stories about Hercules and a noble death for Iolaus. He also saved his co-workers from three attempts on their lives, all perpetrated by Hollisoffer in disguise. The studio head had been working with Ares in exchange for his own network. Realizing the god of war really existed, the writers then wondered whether there might be a real Hercules.

Moonage Daydream
537 votes

#27 - Moonage Daydream

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 5

Faraday is staggered to discover he's unable to decipher Newton's blueprint for the machine. The mission grinds to a halt until Faraday discovers long buried truths about the relationship between earth and his home planet of Anthea.

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Under Pressure
570 votes

#28 - Under Pressure

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 4

Secrets are revealed when Faraday, Justin and Hatch are thrust into the billion-dollar, cutthroat world of Big Tech. Hatch and his sister Edie reconnect over the machine after years of bitter estrangement. The CIA tightens its grip as Faraday comes face to face with a consequence of becoming human.

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The Sin Eater
2818 votes

#29 - The Sin Eater

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Ichabod Crane goes missing, his wife, Katrina, appears to Lt. Abbie Mills in a vision warning her that the Headless Horseman will return to Sleepy Hollow by nightfall. A frantic Abbie seeks help from the mysterious Henry Parrish, who holds vital clues about how Crane can vanquish his dangerous blood tie to the Horseman. Meanwhile, an encounter from Crane's past weighs heavily on him, and details about his first encounter with Katrina are revealed.

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Mea Makamae
2823 votes

#30 - Mea Makamae

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 2 - Episode 4

(Treasure) The Five-0 take to the beautiful waters off Hawaii to investigate the murder of a deep sea diver known for his valuable shipwreck finds.

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505 votes

#31 - Changes

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 6

In what we would call a love letter to his wife on Anthea, Faraday shares with her the complexities of becoming human.

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Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
625 votes

#32 - Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 2

After the shocking discovery that The Mission is far more complex and dangerous than he believed, and the only human who can guide him abandons him to protect her family and her sanity, Faraday must go it alone, unaware that he's suddenly on the radar of a CIA agent.

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Hallo Spaceboy
771 votes

#33 - Hallo Spaceboy

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 1

An alien crashes deep into the oil fields of New Mexico with a mission: he has eight hours to find the one woman on earth who can save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.

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The Golem
2367 votes

#34 - The Golem

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ichabod enlists Henry Parrish to help him communicate with Katrina, but in the process, a menacing danger is unleashed from purgatory.

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4826 votes

#35 - Pilot

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 1

Steve McGarrett is summoned home to the island of Honolulu to bury his father after he is murdered by a madman. Governor Jameson wants Steve to head up a new elite police unit and she will give him full authority to get the job done. Initially he turns down the job, but when he meets the man in charge of the unit, he changes his mind.

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The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
471 votes

#36 - The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Season 1 - Episode 8

A wild shootout leaves the entire group in the hands of a rogue CIA operative obsessed with uncovering Faraday’s true identity.

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Color Blind
869 votes

#37 - Color Blind

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 7

While helping Shepard escape from the asylum in Bucharest, Sydney discovers the shocking connection he has with her past. Meanwhile, after tracking the computer virus secretly planted by the CIA, Sloane is confronted by Alliance representative Alain Christophe, who suggests that one or more moles may have infiltrated SD-6. Will continues to investigate the woman claiming to be Danny's mistress and Sydney finds out the truth about her father's involvement in her mother's death 20 years earlier.

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The Coup
716 votes

#38 - The Coup

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 14

Sydney and Dixon are sent to Las Vegas to gather information from a K-Directorate agent who has ties to the group that attacked and nearly destroyed SD-6. Meanwhile, Sydney learns some shocking news about Francie's fiancé, Charlie, Will begins his journey in discovering what SD-6 really is, and Jack continues to try to be more of a father to Sydney when he helps her decide whether or not to continue with graduate school.

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Children of Mars
245 votes

#39 - Children of Mars

Star Trek: Short Treks - Season 2 - Episode 6

12 year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.

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698 votes

#40 - Cipher

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 3

Sydney must outwit Sark in order to find a crucial piece of intel. Meanwhile, Jack faces Sydney's mother for the first time in almost 20 years. Will finally meets Vaughn and Sloane is haunted by his wife's death.

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The Ghost Network
7940 votes

#41 - The Ghost Network

Fringe - Season 1 - Episode 3

The team investigates a bus full of dead commuters that appear to be fossilized and uncover a man who has visions of pattern-related disturbances before they happen; Dr. Bishop requests a piano in the lab to help him process data.

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Blood Moon
3904 votes

#42 - Blood Moon

Sleepy Hollow - Season 1 - Episode 2

Still adjusting to his 21st century reality, Ichabod Crane and Det. Abbie Mills move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod's former wife Katrina, sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town. Meanwhile, despite all odds, Officer Andy Brooks is back and on a questionable mission of his own.

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684 votes

#43 - Succession

Alias - Season 3 - Episode 2

Sydney's search for her past leads to a jailed Sark, but their Q&A is cut short when he becomes the ransom for a pair of abducted CIA scientists, whose kidnappers may be tied to the murder of his father. Jack contacts an old friend of sorts for info on Sloane's new world-peace project, and Vaughn makes a decision about his future as an operative.

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Double Agent
619 votes

#44 - Double Agent

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 14

Sydney, Vaughn and Jack must determine whether CIA agent Lennox is who he says he is after his deep cover mission is compromised.

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The Silence is Over
1036 votes

#45 - The Silence is Over

Clarice - Season 1 - Episode 1

A year after rescuing Catherine Martin from the horror of Buffalo Bill’s basement, FBI Agent Clarice Starling gets an urgent assignment from Catherine’s mother, Attorney General Ruth Martin, to join the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) in the investigation of three serial killings.

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677 votes

#46 - Salvation

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 6

Sydney's trust in her father begins to fade. Meanwhile, Sydney and Vaughn may have been exposed to a deadly virus while in Taipei; Sloane haunted by Emily's death begins to unravel. Vaughn enlists Will to help research a case.

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The Abduction
689 votes

#47 - The Abduction

Alias - Season 2 - Episode 10

Jack meets Alliance counterintelligence head Ariana Kane, who is sent in to investigate Emily's disappearance and to discover who is trying to blackmail Sloane. Meanwhile, Marshall is sent on his first mission with Sydney as his partner. Vaughn schedules Will to take a CIA psych test. Francie gets suspicious over Sydney and Will's secretive behavior.

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3591 votes

#48 - Lanakila

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 1 - Episode 4

(Victory) Five-0 is tasked with tracking down a violent convict after he breaks from an Island prison in search of his stolen money and kidnaps a young couple on vacation in Waikiki. Meanwhile, McGarrett's estranged sister, Mary Ann, arrives from the mainland.

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Kobayashi Maru
2207 votes

#49 - Kobayashi Maru

Star Trek: Discovery - Season 4 - Episode 1

After months spent reconnecting the Federation with distant worlds, Captain Michael Burnham and the crew of the Discovery are sent to assist a damaged space station—a seemingly routine mission that reveals the existence of a terrifying new threat.

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1088 votes

#50 - Parity

Alias - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sydney's life is in mortal danger as she is sent to Madrid to retrieve a 500-year-old sketch that contains a set of numbers and meets up with her deadly nemesis, K-Directorate agent Anna Espinosa. Meanwhile, Will delves deeper into the cause of Danny's death and discovers a very strange anomaly.

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