The Peripheral

10 Worst Episodes of The Peripheral

Stuck in a small Appalachian town, a young woman’s only escape from the daily grind is playing advanced video games. She is such a good player that a company sends her a new video game system to test…but it has a surprise in store. It unlocks all of her dreams of finding a purpose, romance, and glamour in what seems like a game…but it also puts her and her family in real danger.

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

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Peripheral - S1E7

#8 - The Doodad (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test. Meanwhile, Ella’s life is in danger, and Tommy deals with the Sheriff and Corbell Pickett his own way.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1229 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E5

#7 - What About Bob? (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Flynne’s life is threatened again, forcing her to confront Cherise.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 1328 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E1

#6 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Stuck in a small town without many prospects, Flynne Fisher is a brilliant gamer who works a dead end job to support her veteran brother and ailing mother. When her brother enlists her help playing an advanced video game known as a SIM , Flynne sees something she shouldn't, bringing real life danger to the family's doorstep.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 1997 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E2

#5 - Empathy Bonus (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Mercenaries raid the family home. Seeking answers, Flynne returns to the headset and learns it is not a game, but a time machine that goes 70 years into the future. Flynne makes a deal with Wilf and Lev and agrees to help find Aelita.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 1724 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E3

#4 - Haptic Drift (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Flynne and Wilf work together to find Aelita. Meanwhile, Burton takes steps to eliminate a new threat.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 1507 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E6

#3 - Fuck You and Eat Shit (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Flynne and Wilf discover Aelita’s ties to the Neoprims, who want to destory London as we know it. Inspector Lowbeer makes her appearance in London and demands to meet Flynne, Burton and Conner.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1246 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E4

#2 - Jackpot (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Flynne’s health takes a turn. Wilf visits Flynne in Clanton, deepening their relationship. Flynne learns the truth about her future.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1418 votes.

The Peripheral - S1E8

#1 - The Creation of a Thousand Forests (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Lev sabotages Flynne’s treatment. Ash finds an unlikely ally. Wilf discovers some unsettling truths about Aelita. Flynne tries to save her world from Cherise.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 1147 votes.

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