10 Best Episodes of Extant - Season 2

An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

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

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Extant - S2E1

#13 - Change Scenario (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Six months after her life unraveled and dark secrets were revealed, Molly is confined to a psychiatric hospital when she learns of bizarre deaths that sound eerily similar to those she witnessed in space. When she escapes to investigate, she crosses paths with JD Richter, a determined cop who just signed on to the case.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 1053 votes.

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#12 - The Other Side (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Memories resurface as Molly succumbs to the virus; Julie is confronted with hard choices; and the Hybrids seek revenge.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 942 votes.

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#11 - Morphoses (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Molly and JD discover another pregnant woman suffering from inexplicable and fatal symptoms, while Molly begins to question her own mental stability. Meanwhile, Julie struggles with Ethan’s rebellion.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 1026 votes.

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#10 - Empathy for the Devil (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Molly finally learns the frightening truth about what happened to her son. Also, Julie’s decision to erase Ethan’s memory has disturbing consequences.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 983 votes.

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#9 - Cracking the Code (Season 2 - Episode 4)

As Molly works to create a virus that will eradicate alien hybrids, she discovers that aliens are trying to communicate with humans through a hidden message in their DNA. Also, Lucy helps Ethan run away from Charlie in order to help him recover memories of his mother, Molly.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 982 votes.

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#8 - The Other (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Molly and JD try to convince Shepherd to broker a peace between humans and hybrids. Meanwhile, Lucy tries to manipulate Charlie’s feelings to put him in a compromising position.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 665 votes.

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#7 - Zugzwang (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Molly, Ethan, and JD look for John's former colleague -- who may have information that could stop the Humanich threat; Julie asks Charlie to determine where Lucy's orders are coming from.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 929 votes.

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#6 - Don't Shoot the Messenger (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Molly has a vision she can't shake following a near-death experience. Also: Shepherd's loyalty to the Global Space Commission is questioned.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 916 votes.

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#5 - Arms and the Humanich (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Molly tries to save her son following a raid on the hybrid compound and JD tries to rescue his daughter from Shepherd. Elsewhere, Lucy becomes a bigger threat to humans.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 943 votes.

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#4 - The New Frontier (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Molly discovers Ethan is alive and sets out to get her son back. Also, suspicions about John’s death cause JD to investigate Julie’s potential involvement.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 950 votes.

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#3 - You Say You Want an Evolution (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Molly panics when she discovers she is changing physically – the question is into what, and whether she can reverse what’s happening to her. Also, JD’s ex-wife, Dorothy, shows up suddenly on his doorstep to discuss their daughter.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 922 votes.

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#2 - The Greater Good (Season 2 - Episode 13)


Season Finale- Molly and JD frantically race to the hybrids to stop a Humanich plot that will destroy the human race. Also, Lucy has a shocking realization about the GSC that forces her to question her allegiance and put Ethan at risk.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 638 votes.

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#1 - Double Vision (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Molly reveals disturbing new details about Shepherd’s death to the GSC, and Lucy makes a powerful move against the humans and hybrids that could have devastating global repercussions.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 882 votes.

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