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Dark Angel

Dark Angel

FOX 2000

Super soldier Max Guevera tries to live a normal life in post-apocalyptic Seattle while eluding capture by government agents from the covert biotech facility she escaped from as a child and searching for her genetically-enhanced brothers and sisters who have dispersed after escape.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dark Angel

Dark Angel - S2E21

#1 - Freak Nation


Season 2 - Episode 21

Max is forced to expose her true identity to the world, when she must defend her own kind during a potentially deadly hostage situation at Jam Pony, involving Joshua and Alec.

The episode was rated from 105 votes.

Dark Angel - S1E21

#2 - And Jesus Brought a Casserole


Season 1 - Episode 21

Max escapes Manticore and Madame X's clutches with the help of Lydecker. Lydecker and two of his accomplices, knock Max out and chain her to a hotel bed. Lydecker gets drunk while Max sleeps. Max wakes up just as Lydecker is pointing a gun at her and Madam X's people are closing in on them. Lydecker tells her he'll shoot her and then himself and end it all. Max kicks the gun our off his hand, grabs him, and they escape in his Humvee. Meanwhile, the other X5s have gathered with Logan and are trying to come up with a plan to find Max. All are shocked when Max shows up with Lydecker and tells them all she wants them to help her take down Manticore. Though they all mistrust him, eventually, they include Lydecker on the plan -- seeing as he knows the ins and outs of Manticore. Lydecker proves useful when he gouges the eye out of a man who has access to the Manticore labs. Max and Zack use the eye to gain access to the lab. The X5s plant bombs throughout Manticore. Max and Zack plant bo

The episode was rated from 122 votes.

Dark Angel - S2E1

#3 - Designate This


Season 2 - Episode 1

After months of being imprisoned at Manticore, Max has resisted powerful attempts at re-programming and breeding and plans her escape from the genetics lab. She is aided in her breakout by the gentle but beast-like Joshua, an early Manticore creation, and together they release all the other Manticore creatures. Max attempts to reunite with Logan, only to discover that he is now number one on Manticore's most wanted list.

The episode was rated from 143 votes.

Dark Angel - S1E20

#4 - Meow


Season 1 - Episode 20

Max starts to feel the stress of being controlled by her genetic urges when she goes into her bi-annual feline DNA sexual urges.

The episode was rated from 127 votes.

Dark Angel - S2E18

#5 - Dawg Day Afternoon


Season 2 - Episode 18

Max must break her vow to avoid Logan after Joshua's friendship with the blind woman makes him a target of a transgenic manhunt in the sewers. Meanwhile, White leaks news of the human-looking X-5s to the media, leading to a wide-scale attack against the so-called "monsters" running amok and to the death of a someone dear to one of the transgenics.

The episode was rated from 90 votes.

Dark Angel - S2E19
#6 - She Ain't Heavy
Season 2 - Episode 19

Max's life is placed in more danger than ever before when she is hunted by the one person who knows her better than anyone -- her clone. Though even the existence of this exact replica is news to Max, she quickly realizes the imminent danger from an individual who can get inside her head and infiltrate her life like no one else. Dealing not only with this new threat but also the disintegration of her relationship with Logan and Joshua's disillusionment over not being able to go out in public, Max must race against time to figure out how to stop this deadly enemy before it's too late.

The episode was rated from 95 votes.
Dark Angel - S2E20
#7 - Love Among the Runes
Season 2 - Episode 20

Max begins to develop strange markings on her body while leading a transgenic resistance against White, when he attempts to capture one of her "brothers". However, the transgenics are stunned by revealed secrets about their "father" that threaten all that they believe and stir up many more questions. Meanwhile, the Terminal City dwellers mount a campaign to battle the humans hunting them down, and Alec learns why Logan has been keeping his distance from his former friends.

The episode was rated from 98 votes.
Dark Angel - S1E8
#8 - Blah Blah Woof Woof
Season 1 - Episode 8

Lydecker gets the local police to post "Wanted" posters of Max throughout the city, charging her with Vogelsang's murder. Zack returns to beg Max to leave town. Logan offers Max and Zack shelter in a countryside retreat. While saying good-bye, their attraction to each other comes to the surface and Logan and Max kiss. Zack tries again to convince Max to run away with him. Just as she's ready to do it, she learns Logan is near death. Max heads back to Seattle to give Logan a blood transfusion. Though she puts her own life at risk, she does save Logan's life. Lydecker and the police close in on finding Max; however, the real murder confesses. It's Zack who turns himself in to police in order to spare Max. The helicopter transporting Zack back to Manticore mysteriously explodes. No one knows if Zack was killed. Meanwhile, Logan discovers the feeling has partially returned to his paralyzed leg. And, Sketchy is put in charge at Jam Pony. He seizes the opportunity to make himself look li

The episode was rated from 170 votes.
Dark Angel - S1E10
#9 - Red
Season 1 - Episode 10

Max takes on an army of superhuman soldiers in an episode amped up on action sequences. The trouble starts when Logan recruits his favorite biker chick to protect a Federal witness with vital info on local corruption. But the operation hits a snag after Max realizes that the guy she's guarding is a face from the not-so-distant---and very painful---past, and that those who want him dead may have plans for her as well.

The episode was rated from 158 votes.
Dark Angel - S2E15
#10 - Fuhgeddaboudit
Season 2 - Episode 15

A genetically enhanced hypnotist targets Logan and Max, who reveals her true identity and Logan's secret activities before realizing that she is being manipulated as part of a deadly plan - but luckily she doesn't remember doing it. Meanwhile, the transgenic, Mia, also sets her sights on Alec, raising the stakes, leading him back into the boxing ring to make some money for some not-so-good fellas.

The episode was rated from 97 votes.

Last updated: jul 22, 2021



yep my all time fav too .. it seems there are more books of it


Will always be my favourite show next to Buffy, sucks that it didn't run longer, i think it was due to low fan base at the time and low budget, but i bet if Jessica Alba was offered this role in like 2009 or nowish the show would have done so much, i didn't really know who Jessica was back in 2000, i only started watching Dark Angel right after her Honey movie was released, ever since then i watch this show at least 1 or twice a year start to finsh.


look, I started hating this show (decided to start watching 'cause of jensen ackles, since I'm a fan of supernatural). pilot was ok, but next 4 episodes were UNBEARABLE. it was so boring it took me one year to pick up this show again. from the final half of the first season on, it started being watchable. I was starting liking it. second season was the best, if you ask me. led the show to a really interesting path. just saw the finale and I can say I finished this show loving it. second season started in me a sympathy for the characters, even for max, whom I found so annoying and dislikeable in the first episodes. second season also features jensen ackles. second season also bring us JOSHUA, which is THE BEST character in this show. gotta LOVE joshua! he's just adorable. โ™ฅ what can I say? will I miss it? maybe... probably... sometime. will I remember it fondly? for sure. I'm just glad I finished it and, must say, I'm sad to see it go. goodbye, dark angel.


This show is a heart break to talk about, ended WAY too soon. It had so much potential and was absolutely amazing while it was on (especially the first season). I've read the books but it would have been the best to actually see it end rather then read.


didn't get enough seasons. if it had gotten another season, it might be a different story...


One of those shows that ended too early, left with so many answers. I just wished they put at least one extra season to it.


Awesome show!


Awesome show!


2013 still waiting for season 3


Don't remember what this show was even about anymore (pretty sure it was awesome). All I remember was crushing hard on Jessica Alba after like the first episode.

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