The BEST episodes written by Stephen Volk

A Name Written In Water
34 votes

#1 - A Name Written In Water

Afterlife - Season 2 - Episode 8

With Robert in a coma at the hospital, Alison rushes to his bedside, finding Jude there, who is less than happy to see her. Whilst in the hospital, waiting, the psychic witnesses a strange nurse wandering the corridors. This is confirmed by many of the workers, who have heard rumours about this unusual being. Why is she there - and does she mean the end for Robert?

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The 7:59 Club
36 votes

#2 - The 7:59 Club

Afterlife - Season 1 - Episode 6

Alison thinks that she is being haunted by the victims of the train crash which nearly killed her six years before. But she soon finds out that she is being followed by the survivors of the disaster, who want her to help them communicate with their lost loved ones. Robert and she come into contact with the afterlife in a way that will change their lives for ever.

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Episode 3
72 votes

#3 - Episode 3

Midwinter of the Spirit - Season 1 - Episode 3

Exhausted by her own demons, battling anyone else's is the last thing Merrily wants to do. However, she must gather her wits and take strength from her mentor Huw Owen as she puts the final pieces of the jigsaw into place. As the investigation reaches its conclusion, Merrily realises she needs to steel herself and summon the energy to fight evil in order to save her daughter's soul.

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The Rat Man
30 votes

#4 - The Rat Man

Afterlife - Season 2 - Episode 2

Alison and Robert visit a prison after a series of mysterious suicides take place behind bars. There they encounter a serial killer, who blames a malevolent spirit called the Rat Man on his own murderous spree. As Alison strives to banish the evil from the place to help the other convicts, she puts herself in terrible danger.

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Lower Than Bones
81 votes

#5 - Lower Than Bones

Afterlife - Season 1 - Episode 2

An eight-year-old girl goes missing and her distraught parents make an emotional televised appeal. The next day, when Alison says she has seen the child's ghost in the supermarket, the police are deeply suspicious - then they discover a drowned body.

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Roadside Bouquets
39 votes

#6 - Roadside Bouquets

Afterlife - Season 2 - Episode 1

Alison Mundy is still recovering from the traumatic seance that put her in a coma. She realises that she has dedicated her life to helping the spirits and when she sees one on the roadside, she is determined to find out what has happened. Before long she is entangled in a story that involves a car crash and some friends. But this time, she won't be able to help everyone...

Mind The Bugs Don't Bite
36 votes

#7 - Mind The Bugs Don't Bite

Afterlife - Season 2 - Episode 6

With the household being taken over, Alison is unable carry on, and gives into her mother's spirit. Robert decides to contact the psychic's estranged father, who Alison is reluctant to talk to. But sooner or later, she has to deal with her own past, and the death of her mother.

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Episode 1
89 votes

#8 - Episode 1

Midwinter of the Spirit - Season 1 - Episode 1

Priest and trainee exorcist Merrily Watkins is asked for help by police in solving a baffling and gruesome murder. She quickly becomes embroiled in a terrifying mystery and finds herself in real danger.

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Sleeping With The Dead
36 votes

#9 - Sleeping With The Dead

Afterlife - Season 1 - Episode 5

Sandra Petch is petrified and thinks that her flat is haunted, but when Alison comes round to try and help she witnesses the terrifying tableau of a man smothering his wife to death. Robert is curious and the three spend the night there, waiting to see what will happen. As Alison falls asleep, she enters a nightmare where she relives the last moments of the murdered woman's life.

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Daniel One & Two
43 votes

#10 - Daniel One & Two

Afterlife - Season 1 - Episode 3

On the ward of a hospital psychiatric unit, Alison meets Daniel, who is being held after an attack on his girlfriend. He desperately tries to persuade Alison that the man responsible for the assault was the other Daniel - Daniel Two. Doctors are convinced the young man is a pathologically violent schizophrenic, but Alison has serious doubts.

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More Than Meets The Eye
121 votes

#11 - More Than Meets The Eye

Afterlife - Season 1 - Episode 1

When psychology lecturer and psychic mediums specialist Robert Bridge takes his students to a clairvoyance evening, he meets troubled psychic Alison Mundy. Sceptical about her abilities, Robert decides to study Alison and contemplates writing a book about her after sitting in on one of her readings. But he is completely thrown when Alison claims to see the spirit of his dead son Josh.

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Episode 2
78 votes

#12 - Episode 2

Midwinter of the Spirit - Season 1 - Episode 2

Merrily is on a quest for answers after a murder, a desecrated church and a clergyman's apparent 'suicide'. She suspects a Satanic group may be at work, and is guided through a ceremony of lesser exorcism by Huw Owen, but nothing can prepare her for what she is about to uncover.

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