The Man Who Fell to Earth

10 Worst Episodes of The Man Who Fell to Earth

An extraterrestrial alien arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Man Who Fell to Earth - S1E10

#10 - The Man Who Sold the World (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The epic finale, when all secrets are revealed, only to be replaced by deeper mysteries.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 350 votes.

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#9 - As the World Falls Down (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Faraday and Justin must battle with rogue CIA operative Spencer Clay for their very lives.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 369 votes.

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#8 - New Angels of Promise (Season 1 - Episode 3)

After a series of shocking events, Justin finally accepts that Faraday's mission is indeed the next step towards her own long-abandoned dream. With the addition of a wild card risk assessor, they finally embark on the journey that takes them further than they ever imagined.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 527 votes.

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


With the weight of the CIA bearing down on them, Faraday and Justin decide that going public is their only shot at survival. They hatch a desperate plan to save the machine and ensure the safety of Justin's family, even as Justin's faith in Faraday is threatened. 

The episode was rated 7.91 from 409 votes.

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#6 - Changes (Season 1 - Episode 6)

In what we would call a love letter to his wife on Anthea, Faraday shares with her the complexities of becoming human.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 430 votes.

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#5 - Under Pressure (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Secrets are revealed when Faraday, Justin and Hatch are thrust into the billion-dollar, cutthroat world of Big Tech. Hatch and his sister Edie reconnect over the machine after years of bitter estrangement. The CIA tightens its grip as Faraday comes face to face with a consequence of becoming human. 

The episode was rated 7.69 from 493 votes.

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#4 - Moonage Daydream (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Faraday is staggered to discover he's unable to decipher Newton's blueprint for the machine. The mission grinds to a halt until Faraday discovers long buried truths about the relationship between earth and his home planet of Anthea.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 462 votes.

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#3 - Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (Season 1 - Episode 2)


After the shocking discovery that The Mission is far more complex and dangerous than he believed, and the only human who can guide him abandons him to protect her family and her sanity, Faraday must go it alone, unaware that he's suddenly on the radar of a CIA agent.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 547 votes.

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#2 - Hallo Spaceboy (Season 1 - Episode 1)

An alien crashes deep into the oil fields of New Mexico with a mission: he has eight hours to find the one woman on earth who can save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 670 votes.

The Man Who Fell to Earth - S1E8

#1 - The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell (Season 1 - Episode 8)


A wild shootout leaves the entire group in the hands of a rogue CIA operative obsessed with uncovering Faraday’s true identity.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 390 votes.

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