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Sky Atlantic 2015

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Fortitude

Fortitude - S1E11

#1 - Episode 11 (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Vincent's investigation leads him into a life-threatening situation, while Markus offers an alternative theory on what is plaguing Fortitude. Dan and Hildur launch a desperate hunt for Jason as the need to locate the mammoth carcass escalates and Eric and Yuri go head to head out in the wilderness. With events taking an unexpected turn in the Arctic community, Sheriff Anderssen must make a devastating decision.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 809 votes.

Fortitude - S2E6

#2 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Dr. Khatri attempts to cover her tracks when Michael presents the scientists with a miracle. Dan and Elena relive their trauma.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 737 votes.

Fortitude - S2E7

#3 - Episode 7 (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Michael finds something unexpected on the tundra, and Dan is confronted with what he is becoming, just as a heartbreaking discovery changes the town forever.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 720 votes.

Fortitude - S2E8

#4 - Episode 8 (Season 2 - Episode 8)

As the town attempts to come to terms with the recent tragedy, Petra and Ingrid seek the truth. Meanwhile, Dr Khatri moves a step closer to achieving her goal.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 698 votes.

Fortitude - S1E9

#5 - Episode 9 (Season 1 - Episode 9)

DCI Morton pursues Henry Tyson into the Arctic wilderness in search of the truth, while worrying test results force Governor Odegard to take drastic action

The episode was rated 7.63 from 780 votes.

Fortitude - S2E5

#6 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)

A disturbing challenge is issued. Michael finds a glimmer of hope for Freya, while Vincent's trust in Natalie is shattered.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 779 votes.

Fortitude - S1E7

#7 - Episode 7 (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Panic sweeps through Fortitude as news of the second attack spreads. Dan and Morton must work together while Frank hopes the latest events will exonerate Liam

The episode was rated 7.61 from 797 votes.

Fortitude - S1E10

#8 - Episode 10 (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Dan races into the frozen wilderness to locate Henry and Morton, but he is forced to reveal the truth surrounding the death of scientist Billy Pettigrew. Back in Fortitude, Natalie has a disturbing encounter with Jason, whose behaviour is becoming increasingly bizarre, while her and Vincent's investigation leads to a particularly strange development in the inquiries into recent events.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 775 votes.

Fortitude - S3E2

#9 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)

A survivor of the deadly parasite makes a connection with Michael, but things take a violent turn. Meanwhile, Dan continues to lose his grip on reality.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 311 votes.

Fortitude - S2E3

#10 - Episode 3 (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Natalie and Vincent head out into the wilderness and the police track down their suspect, but a dark turn of events leads them to question everything.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 812 votes.

Fortitude - S1E8
#11 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8

Frank takes the law into his own hands in a bid to clear Liam's name, while Morton realises Henry may have vital information about Pettigrew's death. A polar bear carcass arrives at the research centre's lab and as Vincent and Natalie analyse the corpse, they develop a theory about the recent events in Fortitude, which they feel compelled to share with Hildur and Dan

The episode was rated from 775 votes.
Fortitude - S2E9
#12 - Episode 9
Season 2 - Episode 9

Dan faces his toughest battle yet as someone makes the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good, while Michael and Ingrid venture out in search of justice.

The episode was rated from 666 votes.
Fortitude - S1E6
#13 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6

While Morton uncovers new information about the death of Billy Pettigrew, Hildur makes a heart-breaking discovery. Another gruesome event occurs in Fortitude.

The episode was rated from 782 votes.
Fortitude - S2E10
#14 - Episode 10
Season 2 - Episode 10

The people of Fortitude take matters into their own hands. Dan seeks his own vengeance, but is there still a demon among the herd?

The episode was rated from 686 votes.
Fortitude - S3E3
#15 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3

Michael hunts for the place he was held captive, and makes a shocking discovery. Annie Burgess arrives in Fortitude looking for answers.

The episode was rated from 292 votes.
Fortitude - S2E2
#16 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2

Governor Odegard is presented with devastating news as Sheriff Dan struggles for his life, and a new threat makes its presence known.

The episode was rated from 863 votes.
Fortitude - S2E4
#17 - Episode 4
Season 2 - Episode 4

Eric struggles to keep control as the body count increases. Meanwhile, Natalie and Vincent's field trip descends into chaos.

The episode was rated from 789 votes.
Fortitude - S3E1
#18 - Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1

Oslo send two new officers to attempt to make some sense of the anarchy in Fortitude, and Dan Anderssen continues his descent into madness, bringing him face to face with a grief-stricken Michael Lennox.

The episode was rated from 336 votes.
Fortitude - S2E1
#19 - Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1

As the remote Arctic town struggles with government cuts and a missing sheriff, a chilling discovery proves that the horror isn't over for the locals.

The episode was rated from 953 votes.
Fortitude - S1E5
#20 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5

Shock waves reverberate around Fortitude as the killer is revealed, while Morton tunes his attention to the death of a scientist on the island months earlier.

The episode was rated from 797 votes.

Last updated: aug 20, 2022



Both seasons are good, with season 2 pretty much concluding but left open for a 3rd. Season 2 has ramped up the blood & guts effects, wasn't necessarily required to tell the story -- but the effects people must've enjoyed themselves. Unique series, nothing else like it. Lots of talent both in front and behind the cameras, very well done.


A really well made series in the category of "who dun it". Very thrilling and certainly well acted and produced. My advice: watch.


I loved season 1 but after it finished the show had a sharp decline in quality. The tense mysterious atmosphere had been raplaced by a human experimantation plot intertwined with a undeveloped political conspiracy that no one even tries to explain. Among the new characters we have a stereotypical corrupt politician, stereotypical junkie delinquents, a killer whoes shamanic rituals and beliefs were also never explained and one of the main characters of the first season was turned into a demonic boogeyman. At this point I feel as if Fortitude is geting the Wayward Pine treatmant, as if Sky atlantic wanted to continiue the show but non of the directors and writers did, so they got an entirely new crew. My recomendation is watch Season 1 and pretend it ended there if you can.


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