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The Best Episodes of Eureka

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

The sleepy Pacific Northwest town of Eureka is hiding a mysterious secret. The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to this rustic town for years where innovation and chaos have lived hand in hand. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon this odd town after wrecking his car and becoming stranded there. When the denizens of the town unleash an unknown scientific creation, Carter jumps in to try to restore order and consequently learns of one of the country's best kept secrets.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyComedyDrama

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Eureka" is "I Do Over", rated 8.8/10 from 676 user votes. It was directed by Matt Earl Beesley and written by Thania St. John. "I Do Over" aired on 8/19/2008 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Just Another Day...".

  • I Do Over
    8.8/10 676 votes

    #1 - I Do Over

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2008-08-19

    It's Allison and Stark's wedding day and Carter finds himself reliving it over and over. Meanwhile, Carter's sister, Lexi, visits the town.

    Director: Matt Earl Beesley

    Writer: Thania St. John

  • Just Another Day...
    8.8/10 616 votes

    #2 - Just Another Day...

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-07-16

    Wormholes randomly materialize around Eureka as the Department of Defense is set to shut the town.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Bruce Miller, Jaime Paglia

  • Founder's Day
    8.7/10 660 votes

    #3 - Founder's Day

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-07-09

    It's Founder's Day in Eureka and everyone is in the spirit of the celebration until Jack, Allison, Henry, Jo and Fargo are transported back to 1947 where they meet some familiar faces along the way. Will they be able to get back to 2010 or will they be stuck forever in 1947 where Eureka is not a town, but an Army base.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Jaime Paglia

  • Jack of All Trades
    8.5/10 483 votes

    #4 - Jack of All Trades

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-05-14

    The crew moves forward after an ordeal and Warren's visit adds to the pressure.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Once in a Lifetime
    8.4/10 668 votes

    #5 - Once in a Lifetime

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2006-10-03

    Ambition trumps common sense when Stark is given a chance to try out the Top-secret artifact. Once it's tested, Eureka warps into the future and ends up in 2010, where the town is different.

    Director: Michael Lange

    Writer: Andrew Cosby, Johanna Stokes, Jaime Paglia

  • One Giant Leap...
    8.4/10 451 votes

    #6 - One Giant Leap...

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2011-09-19

    In the season finale - It's chaos in Eureka when an energy beam rips through main street but the Astraeus launch must go on...with or without Eureka intact.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia

  • Lost
    8.4/10 576 votes

    #7 - Lost

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-04-16

    The Astraeus crew returns to Eureka four years later and must adapt to a myriad of changes, including a more oppressive version of Deputy Andy.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Jaime Paglia

  • Force Quit
    8.4/10 428 votes

    #8 - Force Quit

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-04-30

    Beverly Barlowe resurfaces in Eureka seeking Carter's help to free the Astraeus crew, and the rescue plan lands Carter in the crew's virtual world.

    Director: Mike Rohl

    Writer: Terri Hughes, Ron Milbauer

  • A New World
    8.2/10 490 votes

    #9 - A New World

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-07-16

    When the 5 get back to their time, things are changed everywhere. As the Henry tries to fix the machine that transported them in the first place, Dr. Grant is making himself comfortable as he can. Jack is still trying to wrap his mind at the fact that he asked Tess something that she says yes to and the fact that the group's positions changed. As one thing leads to another, a twist happens and things get a little dicey.

    Director: Michael Robinson

    Writer: Bruce Miller

  • The Ex-Files
    8.2/10 487 votes

    #10 - The Ex-Files

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-08-27

    Eureka's citizens face the return of people from the past; Global Dynamics tests a new device.

    Director: Chris Fisher

    Writer: Amy Berg

  • I'll Be Seeing You
    8.2/10 453 votes

    #11 - I'll Be Seeing You

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-09-10

    When Grant and Carter become stranded, they must race back in time to save Eureka.

    Director: Michael Robison

    Writer: Jaime Paglia

  • The Real Thing
    8.2/10 448 votes

    #12 - The Real Thing

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-04-23

    The town huddles in a last attempt to locate the vanished Astraeus before it's too late!

    Director: Michael Robison

    Writer: Bruce Miller

  • H.O.U.S.E. Rules
    8.1/10 636 votes

    #13 - H.O.U.S.E. Rules

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2006-09-26

    A bad day in the lab forces Carter to rethink his decision to live in Eureka, prompting an intervention from S.A.R.A.H. (the self Activated Residential Automated Habitat.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Harry Victor

  • Welcome Back Carter
    8.1/10 535 votes

    #14 - Welcome Back Carter

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-07-10

    Carter interviews for a job with the Department of Homeland Security, after being terminated as the sheriff. Deputy Lupo decides to resign after discovering that a very personable robot is the new sheriff.

    Director: Matthew Diamond

    Writer: Bruce Miller

  • Double Take
    8.1/10 385 votes

    #15 - Double Take

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-07-09

    The people of Eureka are being kidnapped and replaced by body-doubles one by one unless Allison, Fargo and Zane can figure out how to avoid capture and save their town.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Margaret Dunlap, John Herrera

  • Noche de Sueños
    8.0/10 555 votes

    #16 - Noche de Sueños

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-08-14

    One of the Global Dynamics tanker trucks spills, potentially causing a change in everyone's sleep habits... In the course of the episode, we come to learn that Global Dynamics has developed a technology that enables them to distill six months of the town waste and by-products into one truck, an amount that would normally fill Lake Erie.

    Director: Eric Laneuville

    Writer: Jaime Paglia

  • From Fear to Eternity
    8.0/10 487 votes

    #17 - From Fear to Eternity

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2008-09-23

    Trust issues are produced by a scientific find, along with sinister results. Zoe's life is in jeopardy, and Eva Thorne knows what has caused the predicament.

    Director: Eric Laneuville

    Writer: Thania St. John

  • Pilot
    7.9/10 1,158 votes

    #18 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2006-07-18

    An accident leads a U.S. Marshal and a teenage girl (who later is revealed to be his daughter) to a peculiar town populated by scientists and their families where 10-year-old boys are in 11th grade, the local diner doesn't believe in menus, and E=MC² was just the beginning. Just as the Marshal starts to get settled into the swing of things, a local scientist develops a bomb that seems to appear anywhere and eats all the matter around it.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia

  • Phoenix Rising
    7.9/10 585 votes

    #19 - Phoenix Rising

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2007-07-10

    Taggart's theory is that solar flares caused by the eclipse, or the 'Phoenix Effect', are to blame when people start to spontaneously combust. When Carter discovers that a blast of radiation from the artifact had penetrated the wall of the chamber and is actually to blame for the spontaneous combustion, it becomes a race against time to save the other two people exposed - Nathan and Kevin!

    Director: Mike Rohl

    Writer: Jaime Paglia

  • Games People Play
    7.9/10 562 votes

    #20 - Games People Play

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2007-07-31

    Carter suffers a blow to the head, and after arguing with Zoe, he suddenly finds himself in a parallel Eureka, where the residents seem to be mysteriously vanishing.

    Director: Mike Rohl

    Writer: Johanna Stokes

  • Maneater
    7.9/10 552 votes

    #21 - Maneater

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2007-09-18

    Sheriff Jack Carter becomes absolutely irresistible to every woman in Eureka. But if he doesn't get his mojo under control, they might just eat him alive.

    Director: Michael Robison

    Writer: Bruce Miller

  • What Goes Around Comes Around
    7.9/10 463 votes

    #22 - What Goes Around Comes Around

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-09-18

    Tess has a job offer from Australia, Zoe is prepared to leave for Harvard and Carter has a magnetic disturbance above Eureka to contend with, in the third season finale.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Jaime Paglia

  • Crossing Over
    7.9/10 476 votes

    #23 - Crossing Over

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-08-06

    Claudia Donovan visits Eureka to see if Fargo's promises of wondrous devices are true, but she finds herself in the middle of a mystery suitable for Warehouse 13 when objects begin to appear randomly around the town and GD, and it must be solved before there are deadly consequences.

    Director: Michael Robison

    Writer: Paula Yoo

  • Lift Off
    7.9/10 445 votes

    #24 - Lift Off

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-07-11

    Zane pesters Jo for details she does not want to reveal. Carter problem-solves at Andy and S.A.R.A.H.'s wedding. Elsewhere, Zane's actions make him and Fargo unexpectedly airborne.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bruce Miller

  • Do You See What I See
    7.9/10 705 votes

    #25 - Do You See What I See

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-12-06

    The quaint town of geniuses is transformed into animated versions of themselves. Sheriff Carter and Allison Blake are secretly planning the perfect holiday surprise for their kids. But a mysterious kaleidoscopic wave of color crashes over Eureka, leaving the entire town and its inhabitants animated.

    Director: Matthew Hastings

    Writer: Eric Tuchman, Amy Berg