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The Best Episodes of Atlantis

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

A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants - this is the city of Atlantis. Aided by his two new friends, Pythagoras and Hercules, Jason embarks on a voyage of discovery, and salvation, which sees him brush shoulders with Medusa, come face to face with the Minotaur and even do battle with the dead.

Genres:Action & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:BBC One

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The best episode of "Atlantis" is "Touched by the Gods (2)", rated 7.9/10 from 238 user votes. It was directed by Jeremy Webb and written by Howard Overman. "Touched by the Gods (2)" aired on 12/28/2013 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "A New Dawn (2)".

  • Touched by the Gods (2)
    7.9/10 238 votes

    #1 - Touched by the Gods (2)

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-12-28

    Jason and his allies are tested when Ariadne is accused of treason and sentenced to die.

    Director: Jeremy Webb

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • A New Dawn (2)
    7.7/10 181 votes

    #2 - A New Dawn (2)

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-11-22

    Atlantis is set to fall as Pasiphae continues her siege on the city. The last hope rests with Jason, Hercules, and Pythagoras. Hercules makes a discovery that throws into doubt everything he once knew to be true.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • The Grey Sisters
    7.7/10 189 votes

    #3 - The Grey Sisters

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-12-20

    As Ariadne lies on her deathbed, Jason embarks on a dangerous quest into the unknown. After a daring encounter with the ancient Grey Sisters, Jason's mission brings him face to face with Medea and Pasiphae once more.

    Director: Declan O'Dwyer

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • A New Dawn (1)
    7.6/10 214 votes

    #4 - A New Dawn (1)

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-11-15

    Ariadne – now queen and in an epic war against Pasiphae's army – turns to Jason, Hercules, and Pythagoras for help. The time has come for Jason to fulfill his destiny. The battle for Atlantis has begun.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • The Marriage of True Minds
    7.6/10 172 votes

    #5 - The Marriage of True Minds

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-12-06

    As plans progress for the royal wedding, Ariadne must undertake a journey to Telemon’s homeland of Aegina. With the kingdom still beset by Colcheans, Jason is not the only one who fears for the Queen’s safety.

    Director: Declan O'Dwyer

    Writer: Lucy Watkins

  • The Day of the Dead
    7.6/10 189 votes

    #6 - The Day of the Dead

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-12-13

    The gang find themselves dispersed around the ancient necropolis and they soon realize they are not alone...the space is crawling with a magical army of the undead. The race is on to find Jason before he falls prey to the flesh eating monsters.

    Director: Declan O'Dwyer

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • A Fate Worse Than Death
    7.5/10 150 votes

    #7 - A Fate Worse Than Death

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-04-11

    When news reaches Pasiphae of Ariadne and Jason's impending marriage, she is terrified that Atlantis will be lost to her forever and resolves to do all she can to stop the union, no matter the cost.

    Director: Lawrence Gough

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • The Madness of Hercules
    7.5/10 147 votes

    #8 - The Madness of Hercules

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-04-18

    Jason has been sentenced to death for killing the Oracle and it looks like there is anything anybody can do to save him including Ariadne. Pasiphae tightens her grip over Atlantis and the future does not look good.

    Director: Lawrence Gough

    Writer: Richard McBrien

  • The Gorgon's Gaze
    7.5/10 151 votes

    #9 - The Gorgon's Gaze

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-04-25

    Pasiphae realises she will never be true ruler while ever she and Ariadne both have a claim to the throne, so she offers the queen her freedom – if she will renounce the crown. As wanted men, Jason and Hercules have been forced to seek refuge in the mountains, where Medusa and Pythagoras come up with their own plot, which will take a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.

    Director: Lawrence Gough

    Writer: Julian Jones

  • The Queen Must Die
    7.5/10 172 votes

    #10 - The Queen Must Die

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-05-16

    Jason is determined to rescue his fellow prisoners from the amphitheatre, and makes a daring return to Atlantis, which is becoming an ever more dangerous realm under Pasiphae's villainous rule. The hero and his friends face treachery at every turn, and come to realise that the only hope for the future is to kill the queen.

    Director: Julian Murphy

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Pandora's Box
    7.4/10 208 votes

    #11 - Pandora's Box

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-11-30

    When Medusa is kidnapped, Hercules is tasked with making a perilous journey to Hades.

    Director: Declan O'Dwyer

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • The Price of Hope
    7.4/10 199 votes

    #12 - The Price of Hope

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-12-07

    Trying to find Medusa, the heroes become ensnared in the blood sport of the Scythians.

    Director: Alice Troughton

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Touched by the Gods (1)
    7.4/10 203 votes

    #13 - Touched by the Gods (1)

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-12-21

    Time is running out on Jason's pact with Circe. He has three days to fulfil her wish.

    Director: Jeremy Webb

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Telemon
    7.3/10 167 votes

    #14 - Telemon

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-11-29

    Ariadne is formally crowned queen of a still-vulnerable Atlantis. An enigmatic stranger arrives offering salvation. As Jason fights for glory on the tournament ground, Ariadne embarks on her own private battle.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Richard McBrien

  • The Dying of the Light
    7.3/10 141 votes

    #15 - The Dying of the Light

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-05-02

    Jason's discovery has blackened his heart, leaving him a shadow of the man he used to be. Reckless and foolhardy, he no longer seems to care about anything or anyone - even Ariadne. Pythagoras is desperate to save his friend, so he sets out in search of help, but soon discovers not everyone is as keen to protect Jason as he is.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Lucy Watkins

  • Kin
    7.3/10 135 votes

    #16 - Kin

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-05-09

    The battle between Aeson and Pasiphae for Jason's soul reaches a devastating climax as the warrior is caught by the ruthless queen's soldiers. Jason's friends know they must do all they can to save him before he is lost for ever, and Aeson undertakes a brave and deadly mission into Atlantis to rescue his son. However, he is just one man, and with traitors on all sides plotting to stop him, his chances of success seem slim.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Julian Jones

  • The Rules of Engagement
    7.1/10 217 votes

    #17 - The Rules of Engagement

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-11-09

    Jason enters a brutal fighting tournament honouring Ariadne and Heptarian's nuptials.

    Director: Declan O'Dwyer

    Writer: Richard McBrien

  • Twist of Fate
    7.0/10 251 votes

    #18 - Twist of Fate

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-10-19

    When the boys stumble across an abandoned package, they are left holding the baby.

    Director: Alice Troughton

    Writer: Richard McBrien

  • The Song of the Sirens
    7.0/10 220 votes

    #19 - The Song of the Sirens

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-11-02

    In a desperate attempt to win Medusa's heart, Hercules pays a visit to a powerful witch.

    Director: Declan O'Dwyer

    Writer: Lucy Watkins

  • A Girl by Any Other Name
    6.9/10 299 votes

    #20 - A Girl by Any Other Name

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-10-05

    The heroes are entangled in the perilous rites of Dionysus with a stranger called Medusa.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • A Boy of No Consequence
    6.9/10 270 votes

    #21 - A Boy of No Consequence

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-12

    Jason and his friends are forced to compete in the perilous sport of bull leaping.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • The Furies
    6.9/10 216 votes

    #22 - The Furies

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-11-16

    Blood ties and past lies prove a fatal mix when Pythagoras's brother joins the gang.

    Director: Alice Troughton

    Writer: Julian Jones

  • White Lies
    6.8/10 225 votes

    #23 - White Lies

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-10-26

    Ariadne calls on Jason to help her uncover the truth behind claims of a conspiracy.

    Director: Alice Troughton

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • The Earth Bull
    6.7/10 442 votes

    #24 - The Earth Bull

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-09-28

    Jason washes up on the shores of a strange and mysterious land: Atlantis.

    Director: Justin Molotnikov

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Hunger Pangs
    6.7/10 205 votes

    #25 - Hunger Pangs

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-12-14

    A starving Jason makes a fatal error by eating sacrificial meat.

    Director: Alice Troughton

    Writer: Julian Jones