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The Best Episodes of War of the Worlds

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When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction?

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:Canal+

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The best episode of "War of the Worlds" is "Episode 1", rated 7.6/10 from 302 user votes. It was directed by Indra Siera and written by Howard Overman. "Episode 1" aired on 9/5/2022 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 2".

  • Episode 1
    7.6/10 302 votes

    #1 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-09-05

    After saving humanity, Bill Ward finds himself locked up in prison. Bitter, he will take a close interest in a new subject: many people around the world are victims of mysterious visions, including MI5 agent Zoe. Meanwhile, the discovery of a black hole prompts Catherine to investigate this global phenomenon.

    Director: Indra Siera

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 2
    7.5/10 263 votes

    #2 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-09-05

    Astronauts Juliet Arquette and Richard Gallagher witness Catherine's theories in space as Adina plots revenge against humanity. Mourning over the death of her sister, Catherine decides to research the phenomenon with the help of Johannes. An unexpected encounter prompts Kariem to continue her investigation of global psychosis. Faced with the damage caused by Adina's latest attacks, Zoe decides to turn to Bill to thwart the alien's plans.

    Director: Indra Siera

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 1
    7.4/10 1,173 votes

    #3 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-10-28

    When astrophysicists detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world's population waits for further contact with baited breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out; just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.

    Director: Gilles Coulier

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 8
    7.4/10 383 votes

    #4 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-06-22

    Catherine, Sophia, Zoe and the other survivors, finally reunited, prepare for the ultimate attack. But it is Bill who is the only one to hold the fate of humanity in his hands, provided he is helped by Isla.

    Director: Ben A. Williams

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 3
    7.2/10 228 votes

    #5 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-09-12

    Richard discovers new data on the global phenomenon. Catherine must take a risk to continue her research, but is she ready to do it? Meanwhile, a new revelation tests Martha's loyalty, and Zoe is forced to make an urgent sacrifice with the help of her newfound allies.

    Director: Indra Siera

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 8
    7.2/10 233 votes

    #6 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-09-26

    Helpless against Adina's plan, Bill has no choice but to make a risky bet while his comrades prepare for a brutal end. In space, Richard and Juliet realize how close humanity is to annihilation, but will they be able to go to any lengths to save Earth?

    Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 2
    7.1/10 958 votes

    #7 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-11-04

    After the devastating alien attack, disparate pockets of survivors emerge into a shattered world. They quickly realise they must put their differences aside if they are to stand any chance of survival. For they are not alone. Something sinister lurks in the shadows and whatever it is, it won't consider its victory complete until it has killed every last human. But who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on destruction?

    Director: Gilles Coulier

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 3
    7.1/10 835 votes

    #8 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-11-11

    As the dust settles on their brave new world, the survivors are forced to face some cold truths. Catherine is stunned to discover the part she played in bringing about the alien attack. Helen becomes fixated on revenge. And Emily momentarily regains her sight. But is the miracle cause for celebration, or concern?

    Director: Gilles Coulier

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 7
    7.1/10 347 votes

    #9 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-06-22

    Emily agrees to help Bill test her for the virus, but soon experiences serious side effects. Sacha, who has secretly followed the group to stay close to Emily, tries to remove her from the group. For their part, Catherine, Sophia and Nathan set out again in search of Bill Ward.

    Director: Ben A. Williams

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 4
    7.1/10 209 votes

    #10 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-09-12

    Betrayed, Tom forges an unexpected alliance with Zoe. Confronted with the teenager, Bill must again answer for the consequences of his sacrifice. Zoe takes a drastic step to stop Adina's plan. From the alternate world, Catherine discovers that interstellar activity is badly affecting people. She sets out to find a solution, but is in serious danger.

    Director: Indra Siera

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 5
    7.1/10 199 votes

    #11 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-09-19

    Martha unwittingly unleashes a fatal gunfight resulting in severe damage. In the alternate world, Catherine and Sam arrive at their destination, but encounter some unforeseen events. Bill then tries to contact Catherine, but when he can't reach her, he turns to a drastic solution.

    Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 7
    7.1/10 196 votes

    #12 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-09-26

    Catherine shares vital information about the black hole with Richard. Martha discovers Adina's destructive plan which the resistance group confronts. With little time left, the group is forced to take ever greater risks and make painful sacrifices to save the world.

    Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 6
    7.0/10 193 votes

    #13 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-09-19

    Bill investigates more of Catherine's findings and thwarts the aliens' deadly plans, but the group finds themselves in danger once again. Meanwhile, a run-in with the aliens ends tragically. Catherine secretly hatches a plan against her captors, but will she abandon Sam?

    Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 4
    6.9/10 767 votes

    #14 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-11-18

    The survivors make some disarming discoveries not only about the aliens but also about themselves. Mokrani goes on the offensive, taking the fight to the aliens. Ash is forced to make the hardest decision of his life. And Chloe’s past catches up with her, threatening to rip apart the delicate semblance of normality she is so desperately clinging on to.

    Director: Gilles Coulier

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 5
    6.9/10 714 votes

    #15 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-11-25

    Cracks start to show as the survivors find different ways to cope. Jonathan’s increasingly perturbed by Sacha’s strange behaviour. Emily proves to be an exciting conundrum for Bill. And Mokrani is horrified as his men delight in the opportunity to exact revenge.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 6
    6.9/10 673 votes

    #16 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-12-02

    The alien’s connection to certain survivors raises difficult questions. Bill makes a startling discovery. Sacha’s behaviour is increasingly erratic. And Tom’s birthday proves cause for celebration. But at what cost?

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 7
    6.9/10 664 votes

    #17 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-12-09

    Tragedy strikes, altering the course of the future forever. Catherine’s priorities change with the arrival of Sophia. Things come to a head between Jonathan and Sacha. And Emily’s so happy she can see again that she’s stopped asking why, even if others haven’t.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 1
    6.9/10 461 votes

    #18 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-05-18

    Six months after Emily disappeared on an alien ship, the London survivors have set up a resistance base from which they plan to fight back; the aliens have since appeared and they look exactly like humans.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 2
    6.9/10 390 votes

    #19 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-05-25

    As Emily grows concerned by her recollections of time spent with the aliens, Bill is also perturbed by the similarities between Emily and the aliens; Zoe encourages a reluctant Bill to use these similarities to their advantage.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 6
    6.8/10 333 votes

    #20 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-06-15

    At the university, Sophia watches the videos recorded by Dylan, a young man they found dead, while Catherine focuses on the algorithms he left behind and which decipher the behavior of robots. Thanks to Bill's intervention, Isla manages to flee and join her family.

    Director: Ben A. Williams

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 3
    6.7/10 360 votes

    #21 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-06-01

    Bill secretly injects Emily with a biological weapon he hopes to use on the aliens; when she becomes sick, some of the survivors head out to find insulin in order to treat her; the resistance base is attacked and the survivors are forced to flee.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 5
    6.7/10 343 votes

    #22 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-06-15

    Bill joins the military group formed by Ethan, Dominic and Michael. The three men hold a young alien hostage, Isla. Catherine, Sophia and Nathan continue to search for Bill. Adina, and the aliens also set out to find Bill. Chloe accuses the blow when she realizes that Sacha killed Ash. She suggests to her increasingly unstable son to run away with her.

    Director: Ben A. Williams

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 8
    6.6/10 716 votes

    #23 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-12-16

    The survivors attempt to turn the tables on their aggressors once and for all. Mokrani and Catherine prepare for the fight of their lives. Emily seeks answers, at any cost. And Sacha’s visions continue, giving a confounding glimpse of the future.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman

  • Episode 4
    6.4/10 371 votes

    #24 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-06-08

    Catherine, Sophia and Nathan make their way to London, accompanied by Victor, a survivor encountered by chance. Along the way, the dangers multiply. Sacha's feelings towards Emily intensify and the young man's behavior becomes more and more disturbing. Feeling threatened, Bill is forced to flee.

    Director: Richard Clark

    Writer: Howard Overman