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The Best Episodes of The Peripheral

Every episode of The Peripheral ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best 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.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:Prime Video

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Peripheral" is "Pilot", rated 8.1/10 from 4782 user votes. It was directed by Vincenzo Natali and written by Scott B. Smith. "Pilot" aired on 10/20/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Doodad".

  • Pilot
    8.1/10 4,782 votes

    #1 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-10-20

    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.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Scott B. Smith

  • The Doodad
    8.0/10 2,382 votes

    #2 - The Doodad

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-11-24

    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.

    Director: Alrick Riley

    Writer: Scott B. Smith, Jamie Chan

  • Empathy Bonus
    7.9/10 3,935 votes

    #3 - Empathy Bonus

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-10-20

    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.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Scott B. Smith

  • What About Bob?
    7.8/10 2,595 votes

    #4 - What About Bob?

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-11-10

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

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Jamie Chan

  • Haptic Drift
    7.7/10 3,154 votes

    #5 - Haptic Drift

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-10-27

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

    Director: Alrick Riley

    Writer: Scott B. Smith

  • Jackpot
    7.5/10 2,760 votes

    #6 - Jackpot

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-11-03

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

    Director: Alrick Riley

    Writer: N/A

  • Fuck You and Eat Shit
    7.3/10 2,369 votes

    #7 - Fuck You and Eat Shit

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-11-17

    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.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Scott B. Smith, Greg Plageman

  • The Creation of a Thousand Forests
    7.1/10 2,350 votes

    #8 - The Creation of a Thousand Forests

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-12-01

    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.

    Director: Alrick Riley

    Writer: N/A