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The Best Episodes of V

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

Once again, Earth is the battleground. But now the aliens whose human guise hides their true reptilian natures are wiser. They believe the secret to their survival on Earth lies in the DNA of the newly born half-human, half-spaceling Starchild. But that's something the world's Resistance Fighters cannot allow.

Genre:Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:NBC

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The best episode of "V" is "Liberation Day", rated 7.2/10 from 327 user votes. It was directed by Paul Krasny and written by Paul Monash. "Liberation Day" aired on 10/26/1984 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Dreadnought".

  • Liberation Day
    7.2/10 327 votes

    #1 - Liberation Day

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1984-10-26

    Alien commander Diana escapes the Resistance and reunites with her fleet. The Starchild Elizabeth undergoes a strange metamorphosis.

    Director: Paul Krasny

    Writer: Paul Monash

  • Dreadnought
    7.0/10 270 votes

    #2 - Dreadnought

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1984-11-02

    Diana talks peace while readying the fearsome Triax super-weapon that could reduce Los Angeles to rubble. Meanwhile, Resistance fighters activate a new weapon of their own - a captured Visitor mothership.

    Director: Paul Krasny

    Writer: Steven E. de Souza

  • The Hero
    7.0/10 244 votes

    #3 - The Hero

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1985-01-11

    A small group of resistance sympathizers (Robin included) are arrested by Bates' police, and a prisoner will be handed over to the Visitors to be executed every day until Donovan, Ham, and Julie surrender.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Carleton Eastlake

  • The Deception
    6.9/10 270 votes

    #4 - The Deception

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1984-11-09

    Kyle Bates becomes involved in the Resistance when they are attempting to secretly move Elizabeth to safety in New York. Mike Donovan awakens to seemingly the ideal life with news that Earth has triumphed against the alien invaders. Alas, it's a holographic ruse by the Visitors aimed at gathering information about the Starchild.

    Director: Victor Lobl

    Writer: Garner Simmons

  • The Sanction
    6.9/10 257 votes

    #5 - The Sanction

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1984-11-16

    Seeking to free his son Sean from the Visitors, Donovan grapples with an insidious, powerful alien named Klaus.

    Director: Bruce Seth Green

    Writer: Brian Taggert

  • The Overlord
    6.9/10 247 votes

    #6 - The Overlord

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1984-11-30

    Led by Donovan, Ham, and Elias, the Resistance runs into a doublecross when they seek to rid a mining community from alien-backed thugs.

    Director: Bruce Seth Green

    Writer: David Abramowitz

  • The Conversion
    6.9/10 249 votes

    #7 - The Conversion

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1985-01-04

    Ham and Kyle are captured by Visitors, and Charles, the Leader's special envoy, assumes command of the alien forces.

    Director: Gilbert M. Shilton

    Writer: Brian Taggert

  • The Betrayal
    6.9/10 239 votes

    #8 - The Betrayal

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1985-01-18

    While Bates remains in a coma Charles plots to overthrow him, elsewhere Willie is gravely wounded so the rebels kidnap a medical student of the Visitors.

    Director: Gilbert M. Shilton

    Writer: Mark Rosner

  • The Rescue
    6.9/10 243 votes

    #9 - The Rescue

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1985-02-01

    Feeling Diana's presence threatens his power, Charles forces her to marry him, after which Alien law requires she return home.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Garner Simmons

  • The Dissident
    6.8/10 242 votes

    #10 - The Dissident

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1984-12-07

    When Diana seals off the Open City with an impenetrable force field which destroys humans on contact, Donovan and Ham must kidnap the alien genius responsible for its development.

    Director: Walter Grauman

    Writer: Paul F. Edwards

  • Reflections in Terror
    6.8/10 241 votes

    #11 - Reflections in Terror

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1984-12-21

    With a blood sample from the "star-child," Diana creates an uncontrollable and deadly clone which seeks out Elizabeth; Bates tests Julie's loyalty when he suspects she is sympathetic to the Resistance whose headquarters he is preparing to destroy.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Chris Manheim

  • Visitor's Choice
    6.7/10 248 votes

    #12 - Visitor's Choice

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1984-11-23

    The Resistance, led by Donovan, Julie, and Ham, stage a daring sabotage at a convention of Visitor commanders in a seaside estate where Diana intends to show off the ultimate device in processing humans for food.

    Director: Gilbert M. Shilton

    Writer: David Braff

  • The Champion
    6.6/10 241 votes

    #13 - The Champion

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1985-02-08

    Sent to investigate Charles' death, newly arrived Inspector General Philip allows Lydia to choose a trial by combat in a laser duel to the death with Diana.

    Director: Cliff Bole

    Writer: Paul F. Edwards

  • Breakout
    6.6/10 240 votes

    #14 - Breakout

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 1985-05-24

    Donovan and Ham are imprisoned in a Visitor work camp guarded by a hideous alien monster; Nathan Bates mounts a desperate search to find the "star-child" to exchange for his son Kyle who's in Diana's custody.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wildcats
    6.4/10 239 votes

    #15 - The Wildcats

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 1985-02-15

    Needing medicine to treat a deadly diphtheria epidemic, Julie and Kyle recruit a youth gang, one of whom may be a Visitor spy, to help steal the serum.

    Director: John Florea

    Writer: David Braff

  • War of Illusions
    6.4/10 227 votes

    #16 - War of Illusions

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 1985-03-08

    When Philip and Diana install a high tech computer capable of launching a final victory over Earth, the Resistance's only hope at retaliation is a teenaged computer whiz.

    Director: Earl Bellamy

    Writer: John Simmons

  • The Littlest Dragon
    6.3/10 239 votes

    #17 - The Littlest Dragon

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 1985-02-22

    Anxious to settle a personal vendetta, Philip trails a Fifth Columnist, hoping he will lead him to the Resistance and Donovan.

    Director: Cliff Bole

    Writer: David Abramowitz

  • The Return
    6.3/10 238 votes

    #18 - The Return

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 1985-03-22

    The Leader stuns the Visitors by ordering a truce and traveling to Earth to negotiate peace; Diana plots to disrupt the peace.

    Director: John Florea

    Writer: N/A

  • The Secret Underground
    6.1/10 230 votes

    #19 - The Secret Underground

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 1985-03-15

    Julie and Donovan sneak aboard the Mother Ship to look for a hidden list naming all the Resistance leaders; Diana schemes to have Lydia's brother slain during a ritual celebration.

    Director: Cliff Bole

    Writer: David Braff, Colley Cibber