10 Worst Episodes of Extant

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 - S2E11

#10 - 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.

Extant - S2E7

#9 - 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.

Extant - S1E11

#8 - A New World (Season 1 - Episode 11)

As the offspring’s powers grow, Molly learns of Yasumoto’s painful path to immortality. When Sparks starts to have doubts about the mission, Anya takes charge. Meanwhile, Odin tries to secretly access Ethan’s circuitry.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 1152 votes.

Extant - S1E9

#7 - Care and Feeding (Season 1 - Episode 9)


When Sparks falls under the influence of the vision of his deceased daughter, he flees with Molly’s baby to a remote location. Now, Yasumoto and Molly must rely on each other to track down the offspring.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 1156 votes.

Extant - S2E4

#6 - 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.

Extant - S2E3

#5 - 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.

Extant - S2E2

#4 - 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.

Extant - S2E9

#3 - 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.

Extant - S2E1

#2 - 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.

Extant - S1E10

#1 - A Pack of Cards (Season 1 - Episode 10)


As Molly gets closer to finding her "offspring", John learns that Yasumoto might not have his family's best interests at heart, and Sparks commits to do whatever it takes to keep the "offspring" alive and maintain the visions of his dead daughter.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 723 votes.

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