Avenue 5

10 Best Episodes of Avenue 5

40 years in the future, space captain Ryan Clark and the crew of the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5 navigate disgruntled passengers and unexpected events after experiencing technical difficulties onboard.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 12, 2023.

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Avenue 5 - S1E5

#15 - He's Only There To Stop His Skeleton From Falling Over (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Billie seeks her moment in the limelight after stepping in to help Ryan during the ship's newest crisis. Iris vets comedian Jordan Hatwal's material for the Halfway Home Party, which Judd has decided should go on as planned. Doug tries to get in the way of Mia's newfound sexual freedom.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 1039 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E2

#14 - What an Unseasonal Delight (Season 2 - Episode 2)


With the ship facing a fiery threat, Billie hatches a plan that could just save some of the passengers… and the eels. Meanwhile, Iris makes a risky bid on Earth, Ryan finds himself in the middle of a three-way couples’ quarrel, and Mia shares some shocking news with Doug.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 466 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E1

#13 - No One Wants an Argument About Reality (Season 2 - Episode 1)

After five long months, the passengers of Avenue 5 eagerly await their impending return to Earth­­ while behind the scenes, Ryan and the crew struggle to find a way to reveal the much longer timeline of their journey home. Later, a disgraced Karen comes to blows with a newly famous Frank.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 548 votes.

Avenue 5 - S1E3

#12 - I'm a Hand Model (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Judd outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 1175 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E4

#11 - How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Now stuck with an unsavory stowaway, Ryan and Billie lock down the ship – with potentially dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Iris and Judd attempt to blackmail Lucas, Karen claws her way back to the top, and Frank fends off an attack.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 412 votes.

Avenue 5 - S1E6

#10 - Was It Your Ears? (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Rav attempts to secure funds for a rescue mission, while on the ship the stress begins to show when what appears to be an oxygen leak is detected. Meanwhile Judd hits on a plan to beautify the ship's recently gained orbital ring.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 1002 votes.

Avenue 5 - S1E7

#9 - Are You a Spider, Matt? (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Judd enlists Ryan to help charm Harrison Aimes, an uber-wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd. Meanwhile, the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship and Rav deals with the fallout when the ship's moral quandary hits the media.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 960 votes.

Avenue 5 - S1E4

#8 - Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder? (Season 1 - Episode 4)


With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers below deck.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 1097 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E6

#7 - Intoxicating Clarity (Season 2 - Episode 6)

With a "new" leader at the helm, life on deck reaches a semi-status quo – until the discovery of a mysterious blip and dissident uprising threaten to upend the passenger’s tenuous peace. Later, life imitates art as the shocking conclusion of TV’s Avenue 5 puts those aboard the real ship in peril.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 368 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E8

#6 - That's Why They Call It a Missile (Season 2 - Episode 8)


With the ship divided, both sides find themselves in an all-out fight to survive. Then, Ryan takes part in a shotgun wedding, and Rav reaches a personal breakthrough.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 343 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E7

#5 - I Love Judging People (Season 2 - Episode 7)

The crew turns to a Judd-designed ranking algorithm to deal with their latest threat. As Ryan’s rating mysteriously tanks, Billie searches for her more worthy counterpart, and Judd attempts to make amends with an estranged Iris.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 369 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E5

#4 - Let's Play with Matches (Season 2 - Episode 5)


After a failed revolt, the passengers put the ship’s leadership to a vote, bringing forth a pack of unlikely candidates. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Office of the Other President proposes a plan that could spell doom for Avenue 5.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 397 votes.

Avenue 5 - S2E3

#3 - Is It a Good Dot? (Season 2 - Episode 3)

When the ship crosses paths with a rogue space station, Ryan and the crew jump at the opportunity to socialize, while Billie angles for help with Avenue 5’s mounting eel problem. Then, after Rav discovers the true purpose of Storm Falcon’s mission, Ryan must steer his team through a difficult moral quandary.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 452 votes.

Avenue 5 - S1E9

#2 - Eight Arms But No Hands (Season 1 - Episode 9)


A search party commences for Matt, who’s in hiding with a guilty conscience – and the airlock codes. Iris questions Karen about her rumored affair with Ryan. Rav seeks an apology from Judd for ruining her life, as chaos ensues when a seat on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available. Season finale.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 967 votes.

Avenue 5 - S1E8

#1 - This Is Physically Hurting Me (Season 1 - Episode 8)

While Karen oversees an effort to jettison non-essential passenger items, Billie tries to teach an inattentive Ryan how to dock the ship. Matt learns of Judd’s plan to make the “ultimate sacrifice” by returning to Earth. Meanwhile, the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 975 votes.

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