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The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

Every episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks!

The lives of the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

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The best episode of "Star Trek: Lower Decks" is "No Small Parts", rated 8.7/10 from 1701 user votes. It was directed by Barry J. Kelly and written by Mike McMahan. "No Small Parts" aired on 10/8/2020 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "wej Duj".

  • No Small Parts
    8.7/10 1,701 votes

    #1 - No Small Parts

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-10-08

    The USS Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.

    Director: Barry J. Kelly

    Writer: Mike McMahan

  • wej Duj
    8.7/10 1,300 votes

    #2 - wej Duj

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-10-07

    Boimler tries to find a friend from the bridge, while the crew of the USS Cerritos has free time during a long warp trip.

    Director: Bob Suarez

    Writer: Kathryn Lyn

  • First First Contact
    8.6/10 1,175 votes

    #3 - First First Contact

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-10-14

    In the season two finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid another class starship on a first contact mission.

    Director: Jason Zurek

    Writer: Mike McMahan

  • Hear All, Trust Nothing
    8.6/10 1,166 votes

    #4 - Hear All, Trust Nothing

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-09-29

    The Cerritos crew unexpectedly spends a day on Deep Space Nine.

    Director: Fill Marc Sagadraca

    Writer: Grace Parra Janney

  • Old Friends, New Planets (2)
    8.6/10 606 votes

    #5 - Old Friends, New Planets (2)

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-11-02

    Mariner faces her past.

    Director: Bob Suarez

    Writer: May Darmon

  • The Stars at Night
    8.5/10 905 votes

    #6 - The Stars at Night

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-10-27

    The Cerritos crew must prove their worth in a mission race.

    Director: Jason Zurek

    Writer: Mike McMahan

  • I, Excretus
    8.4/10 1,220 votes

    #7 - I, Excretus

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-09-30

    A consultant arrives on the U.S.S. Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.

    Director: Kim Arndt

    Writer: Ann Acacia Kim

  • Crisis Point
    8.1/10 1,511 votes

    #8 - Crisis Point

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-10-01

    Mariner repurposes Boimler's holodeck program to cast herself as the villain in a Lower Decks style movie.

    Director: Bob Suarez

    Writer: Ben Rodgers

  • Reflections
    8.1/10 917 votes

    #9 - Reflections

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-09-22

    Mariner and Boimler work the Starfleet recruitment booth at an alien job fair, Rutherford challenges himself.

    Director: Michael Mullen

    Writer: Mike McMahan

  • Twovix
    8.1/10 782 votes

    #10 - Twovix

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-09-07

    The Cerritos ensigns must assist a caretaker on the voyage of a historically significant starship.

    Director: Barry J. Kelly, Jason Zurek

    Writer: Mike McMahan

  • The Inner Fight (1)
    8.0/10 536 votes

    #11 - The Inner Fight (1)

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-10-26

    Captain Freeman assigns the Lower Deckers an overly safe mission to try and keep a self-destructive Mariner out of danger.

    Director: Brandon Williams

    Writer: Mike McMahan

  • Crisis Point 2: Paradoxus
    7.9/10 889 votes

    #12 - Crisis Point 2: Paradoxus

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-10-13

    Boimler's holodeck movie sequel tries to live up to the original.

    Director: Michael Mullen

    Writer: Ben Rodgers

  • I Have No Bones Yet I Must Flee
    7.9/10 706 votes

    #13 - I Have No Bones Yet I Must Flee

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-09-07

    Mariner tries to get demoted, Rutherford tries to get promoted, and Boimler makes a big move.

    Director: Megan Lloyd

    Writer: Aaron Burdette

  • Trusted Sources
    7.8/10 810 votes

    #14 - Trusted Sources

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-10-20

    A visiting reporter on the Cerritos puts Captain Freeman on edge.

    Director: Fill Marc Sagadraca

    Writer: Ben M. Waller

  • Parth Ferengi's Heart Place
    7.8/10 614 votes

    #15 - Parth Ferengi's Heart Place

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-10-05

    The Cerritos visits the Ferengi homeworld.

    Director: Brandon Williams

    Writer: Cullen Crawford

  • Where Pleasant Fountains Lie
    7.7/10 1,080 votes

    #16 - Where Pleasant Fountains Lie

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-09-23

    Mariner and Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.

    Director: Jason Zurek

    Writer: Garrick Bernard

  • Grounded
    7.7/10 1,017 votes

    #17 - Grounded

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-08-25

    Mariner enlists her friends on a rogue mission to exonerate her mother, as Captain Freeman faces a military tribunal for the destruction of Pakled Planet.

    Director: Jason Zurek

    Writer: Chris Kula

  • The Least Dangerous Game
    7.7/10 929 votes

    #18 - The Least Dangerous Game

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-09-01

    On a tropical paradise planet, Mariner questions Commander Ransom on how he structures his away team. Boimler makes a bold career decision.

    Director: Michael Mullen

    Writer: Garrick Bernard

  • Something Borrowed, Something Green
    7.7/10 651 votes

    #19 - Something Borrowed, Something Green

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-09-21

    Tendi is summoned back to Orion for a wedding.

    Director: Bob Suarez

    Writer: Grace Parra Janney

  • Caves
    7.7/10 553 votes

    #20 - Caves

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-10-19

    The Lower Deckers go on a classic cave mission.

    Director: Megan Lloyd

    Writer: Ben Rodgers

  • Veritas
    7.6/10 1,462 votes

    #21 - Veritas

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-09-24

    Mariner, Boimler, Tendi and Rutherford are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

    Director: Kim Arndt

    Writer: Garrick Bernard

  • Kayshon, His Eyes Open
    7.6/10 1,153 votes

    #22 - Kayshon, His Eyes Open

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-08-19

    Our Lower Deckers have trouble bonding with Ensign Jet Manhaver, who has been assigned Boimler’s bunk and shift duties. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse of Boimler’s life on the U.S.S. Titan, which is more intense than he thought it would be.

    Director: Kim Arndt

    Writer: Chris Kula

  • We'll Always Have Tom Paris
    7.6/10 1,101 votes

    #23 - We'll Always Have Tom Paris

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-08-26

    Assigned a special task by Dr. T'Ana, Tendi enlists Mariner for help. On the U.S.S. Cerritos, Rutherford is consumed by a bridge crew mystery.

    Director: Bob Suarez

    Writer: M. Willis

  • An Embarrassment of Dooplers
    7.6/10 1,057 votes

    #24 - An Embarrassment of Dooplers

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-09-09

    Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

    Director: Kim Arndt

    Writer: David Ihlenfeld, David Wright

  • Empathalogical Fallacies
    7.6/10 670 votes

    #25 - Empathalogical Fallacies

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-09-28

    A trio of Betazoids cause chaos on the Cerritos.

    Director: Megan Lloyd

    Writer: Jamie Loftus