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The Best Episodes of Z Nation

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

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Genres:MysteryAction & AdventureDrama

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Z Nation" is "Doctor of the Dead", rated 8.3/10 from 1030 user votes. It was directed by John Hyams and written by Karl Schaefer, John Hyams. "Doctor of the Dead" aired on 12/5/2014 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Everybody Dies in the End".

  • Doctor of the Dead
    8.3/10 1,030 votes

    #1 - Doctor of the Dead

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-12-05

    The team is rerouted to a Colorado lab where they hope to find Dr. Merch.

    Director: John Hyams

    Writer: Karl Schaefer, John Hyams

  • Everybody Dies in the End
    8.1/10 590 votes

    #2 - Everybody Dies in the End

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 2016-12-16

    The gang reunites and faces the biggest battle yet.

    Director: Abram Cox

    Writer: Abram Cox

  • Resurrection Z
    8.0/10 1,025 votes

    #3 - Resurrection Z

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-10-17

    An encounter with a seeming Utopian enclave and a religious cult results in a game changer when the survivors travel near Branson, Mo.

    Director: John Hyams

    Writer: Craig Engler

  • White Light
    8.0/10 849 votes

    #4 - White Light

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-09-18

    The heroes are reunited, but soon find themselves navigating an unexpected tragedy as they engage in fierce fighting with both zombies and bounty hunters who are eager to capture Murphy, dead or alive. Meanwhile, Vasquez makes a strategic decision.

    Director: John Hyams

    Writer: John Hyams

  • All Good Things Must Come to an End
    8.0/10 646 votes

    #5 - All Good Things Must Come to an End

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2015-12-18

    The team reaches the mobile lab, which turns out to be a submarine. Murphy says goodbye.

    Director: John Hyams

    Writer: Karl Schaefer, D.S. Schaefer

  • We Interrupt This Program
    8.0/10 535 votes

    #6 - We Interrupt This Program

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-11-24

    The group explores an abandoned TV news station and encounters news crew zombies triggering haunting flashbacks from day one.

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Dan Merchant

  • Murphy's Law
    7.8/10 863 votes

    #7 - Murphy's Law

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-11-28

    Murphy is kidnapped by a group of outlaws trying to crack the "Fort Knox of Oxycontin." As the survivors battle drug-enhanced zombies, a startling discovery is made about Murphy's abilities.

    Director: Tim Andrew

    Writer: Michael Cassutt

  • Day One
    7.8/10 619 votes

    #8 - Day One

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2015-12-11

    The team reaches California and thinks back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Michael Cassutt

  • The Black Rainbow
    7.8/10 430 votes

    #9 - The Black Rainbow

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-12-15

    The secret of Warren's dream is unlocked when they reach their final destination, the "Black Rainbow" facility.

    Director: Abram Cox

    Writer: Karl Schaefer, D.S. Schaefer

  • Zunami
    7.7/10 949 votes

    #10 - Zunami

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-10-31

    As they travel across Nebraska, the group finds themselves trapped in a morgue as a literal zombie tsunami engulfs them; at the same time, Citizen Z gets a visitor who might not be who he seems to be.

    Director: John Hyams

    Writer: Craig Engler

  • A New Mission
    7.7/10 572 votes

    #11 - A New Mission

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-23

    Warren and gang are taken prisoner; Murphy escapes the sub with his newly formed blends group; both groups head for the same destination.

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Dan Merchant

  • Escorpion and the Red Hand
    7.7/10 557 votes

    #12 - Escorpion and the Red Hand

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-07

    More people flock to Murphy's new cult, while the others are stuck in the middle of a war.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steve Graham

  • Escape from Altura
    7.7/10 414 votes

    #13 - Escape from Altura

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-10-19

    10K nearly loses everything as panic and anti-Talker sentiments flare after an explosion derails the vote.

    Director: Alexander Yellen

    Writer: Dan Merchant

  • The Murphy
    7.6/10 857 votes

    #14 - The Murphy

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-09-11

    Everyone tries to escape the impending nuclear blast; Citizen Z battles thawed zombies and issues an air bounty for Murphy.

    Director: John Hyams

    Writer: Karl Schaefer

  • The Collector
    7.6/10 685 votes

    #15 - The Collector

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-10-30

    Murphy is captured by an unbalanced zombie fan, who is eager to add him to a zombie museum, so he must match wits to escape.

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Dan Merchant

  • Adiós, Muchachos
    7.6/10 597 votes

    #16 - Adiós, Muchachos

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-12-04

    It's discovered that the Z-vaccine doesn't work. Vasquez gets caught trying to kill Escorpion; Murphy uses mental manipulation to help Roberta.

    Director: Abram Cox

    Writer: Jennifer Derwingson

  • No Mercy
    7.6/10 735 votes

    #17 - No Mercy

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-09-16

    In an unseen story from Season 2, the gang must protect a town from a dangerous new enemy.

    Director: Abram Cox

    Writer: Karl Schaefer, D.S. Schaefer

  • Murphy's Miracle
    7.6/10 543 votes

    #18 - Murphy's Miracle

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-09-30

    Warren and team encounter the sole inhabitant of a strange town; Murphy begins a new mission.

    Director: Alexander Yellen

    Writer: Michael Cassutt

  • Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    7.6/10 593 votes

    #19 - Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-10-21

    Doc finds himself taken captive by a psychotic nurse and her mental patients.

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Tye Lombardi

  • Welcome to Murphytown
    7.6/10 532 votes

    #20 - Welcome to Murphytown

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-10-28

    After The Man finds out about Lucy's existence, he attempts to kidnap Murphy. However, he underestimates the strength of Murphy's following.

    Director: Jodi Binstock

    Writer: Jodi Binstock

  • Back From the Undead
    7.6/10 455 votes

    #21 - Back From the Undead

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-11-03

    Lucy fights to save Murphy's life; Warren and the others battle a biologically modified Franken-Zombie guarding a clue to Warren's dream.

    Director: Alexander Yellen

    Writer: Michael Cassutt

  • Welcome to the Fu-Bar
    7.5/10 959 votes

    #22 - Welcome to the Fu-Bar

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-10-24

    The survivors struggle to recover from a shocking death; and in Kansas they happen upon a gun show that makes the zombie apocalypse look calm.

    Director: Abram Cox

    Writer: Jennifer Derwingson

  • The Siege of Murphytown
    7.5/10 494 votes

    #23 - The Siege of Murphytown

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-12-02

    Warren leads an attack against Murphytown to extract its smug leader.

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Dan Merchant

  • Duel
    7.5/10 524 votes

    #24 - Duel

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-12-09

    Addy is being pummeled with whatever The Man can throw at her, and Lucy does the same to The Man.

    Director: Jennifer Derwingson

    Writer: Jennifer Derwingson

  • Mt. Weather
    7.5/10 403 votes

    #25 - Mt. Weather

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-12-15

    Warren and our heroes must stop Zona from launching operation "Black Rainbow".

    Director: Dan Merchant

    Writer: Craig Engler