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The Best Episodes of Ascension

Every episode of Ascension ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Ascension!

In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, a mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDrama

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Ascension" is "Chapter One", rated 7.3/10 from 758 user votes. It was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Philip Levens. "Chapter One" aired on 12/15/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Chapter Two".

  • Chapter One
    7.3/10 758 votes

    #1 - Chapter One

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-12-15

    The passengers of a starship on a century-long voyage to populate a new world begin to question the true nature of their covert mission when 50 years into their journey, which began in 1963, a young woman turns up dead of suspicious circumstances.

    Director: Stephen Williams

    Writer: Philip Levens

  • Chapter Two
    7.3/10 618 votes

    #2 - Chapter Two

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-12-16

    Aaron investigates an explosion on Ascension, while Captain Denninger covers up its true cause. Elsewhere, Viondra suspects there is a traitor within her ranks of stewardesses after Councilman Rose becomes privy to inside information; something mysterious seems to be happening to young Christa Valis; and James Toback attempts to impress Nora by making a deal to get into Officers Training School.

    Director: Rob Lieberman, Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Philip Levens, Adrian Cruz

  • Chapter Three
    7.3/10 611 votes

    #3 - Chapter Three

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-12-17

    The Ascension passengers are in for many surprises when the selection of families eligible for birthing rights is announced; the Denningers work together to secure their power and upset Councilman Rose; and Viondra seizes an opportunity to assert her dominance when a mysterious power surge knocks out systems on the ship.

    Director: Nick Copus, Mairzee Almas

    Writer: Philip Levens, Melody Fox