10 Best Episodes of Impulse

16-year-old Henry Coles is an outsider in her new town of Reston, New York. With a major chip on her shoulder and no friends, she remains withdrawn and isolated, but everything changes when a traumatic encounter with a classmate triggers something deep within Henry— unleashing a power she cannot control.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

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#15 - Fight or Flight (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Jenna and Townes help Henry prepare for her next meeting with the mysterious teleporter. Anna navigates local politics.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 392 votes.

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#14 - He Said, She Said (Season 1 - Episode 7)


After Henry and Clay have a fight, Cleo tries to make amends by inviting the Boones over for dinner. But the evening takes a devastating turn.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 823 votes.

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#13 - The Tether (Season 2 - Episode 8)

As Henry gains a deeper understanding of her abilities, things at home reach a boiling point. Anna’s family pressures her to make a change.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 309 votes.

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#12 - State of Mind (Season 1 - Episode 2)


After a visit with a neurologist, Henry hopes her new meds will fix everything. Meanwhile, Bill Boone attempts to identify his son Clay's attacker.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 940 votes.

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#11 - Crossing the Threshold (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Henry tries to conquer her past, while Jenna and Townes explore their futures, going on a college visit that offers unexpected opportunities. Anna faces an inquiry at work.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 344 votes.

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#10 - Seven of Hearts (Season 2 - Episode 6)


After searching through her father’s belongings, Henry makes a meaningful discovery that puts pressure on Nikolai.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 337 votes.

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#9 - Treading Water (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Rattled by her newfound power, Henry tests her ability with the help of Thomas's daughter, Jenna Hope, and fellow outsider, Townes Linderman.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 877 votes.

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#8 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


When Cleo's boyfriend, Thomas, decides to sell Henry's car, Henry enlists the help of high school basketball star, Clay Boone, to steal it back. But when Henry experiences inexplicable seizures, things quickly escalate beyond her control.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 1128 votes.

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#7 - Awakening (Season 1 - Episode 8)

As Cleo fights for her daughter's well-being, Henry battles her own inner demons.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 806 votes.

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#6 - Vita/Mors (Season 1 - Episode 4)


After finding herself in an unknown place, Henry seeks out Jenna and Townes in search of some answers.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 953 votes.

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#5 - A Moment of Clarity (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Anna’s suspicions reach new heights as Henry grows increasingly desperate to evade exposure.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 314 votes.

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#4 - The End of the World (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Enjoying a newfound self-confidence, Henry attends the school dance, while Jenna and Townes are forced to confront their own emotional triggers.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 323 votes.

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#3 - They Know Not What They Do (Season 1 - Episode 9)

As Henry sets out to find her mother, Cleo navigates an unwanted showdown between Bill Boone and his business associates.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 803 votes.

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#2 - Making Amends (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Nikolai makes a startling confession that drives Henry further away from her family and friends.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 309 votes.

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#1 - New Beginnings (Season 1 - Episode 10)

After a heart-to-heart with Cleo, Henry faces a life-altering decision: leave Reston for a fresh start, or stay with the Hope family and confront her enemies.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 798 votes.

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