The Best Episodes of 'Falling Water'

The number of good episodes of Falling Water is high - and if we'd gotten more it would have been like a dream come true - but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Monsters, Most Familiar" the best, or is "The Well" your favorite episode of Falling Water? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Falling Water are, let's rank every Falling Water episode from best to worst.

Falling Water is a supernatural drama airing on USA Network and starring David Ajala as Burton, Lizzie Brocheré as Tess, and Will Yun Lee as Taka. In Falling Water, three strangers find that they're dreaming parts of the same dream, which they must then piece together for the world's sake. Falling Water, which premiered on September 21, 2016, has been recognized by the Saturn Awards, nominated for "Best Science Fiction Television Series" in 2017.


Vote up your favorite episodes of Falling Water, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Falling Water episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Calling the Vasty Deep

    Calling the Vasty Deep

    Season 1, Episode 2

    Burton is faced with the idea that The Woman in Red may only exist his dreams. Tess begins to learn how to navigate into others' dreams.

  • No Task for the Timid

    No Task for the Timid

    Season 1, Episode 9

    Taka, Tess, and Burton all converge on the Boy, but each of them pays their own heavy price to get there.

  • Monsters, Most Familiar

    Monsters, Most Familiar

    Season 1 Episode 3

    Taka further investigates the cult. Burton goes on a business trip and meets a mysterious CEO. Tess has an unpleasant trip to her mother’s house and discovers difficult information.

  • Don't Tell Bill

    Don't Tell Bill

    Season 1, Episode 1

    Three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.

  • The Well

    The Well

    Season 1, Episode 8

    Burton pursues the trail of the Woman in Red. Taka loses his footing with Sabine but gains new insight about the Green.

  • Safehouse


    Season 2, Episode 3

    Tess, Taka and Burton deal with their Shadowman-inflicted pain in both the dream and real worlds; Woody infiltrates the dreams of the mayor.

  • Three Half Blind Mice

    Three Half Blind Mice

    Season 1, Episode 7

    A blackout brings Taka and Tess together. Burton finds evidence that The Woman in Red exists outside his dreams.

  • Ambergris


    Season 1, Episode 5

    Tess quits the dream experiments and learns more of her mother's secrets. Burton rejects sleep to shake loose of Olivia.

  • The Swirl

    The Swirl

    Season 1, Episode 6

    Certain Charlotte is complicit in the taking of her son, Tess trespasses in her mother's dreams.

  • Dröm


    Season 2, Episode 4

    Taka traces Shadowman, trying to find him in the real world; Tess and Burton search for a missing dreamer; Woody sells out the mayor to Taylor Bennett; Bill Boerg returns.

  • Promotion


    Season 2, Episode 5

    Tess and Burton follow clues from their shared dream; Taka and Alex connect Shadowman to the people trafficking in dreamers; Shadowman confronts his past.

  • Mothers, Fathers, Daughters, Sons

    Mothers, Fathers, Daughters, Sons

    Season 2, Episode 6

    Tess and Alex try to convince a rescued dreamer to testify; Taka and Burton pressure Nicholas Hull to flip on Taylor; Bill Boerg is approached.

  • Love is a Dreamer

    Love is a Dreamer

    Season 2, Episode 7

    Tess' sister starts to fall apart. Taka and Alex pay a visit to Shadowman's family. Burton struggles with his guilt. Bennett puts a hit out on Woody.

  • Risk Assessment

    Risk Assessment

    Season 2, Episode 9

    The team sets up a sting to catch Taylor Bennett and her buyer. Taka and Alex hound Shadowman's daughter, hoping she'll lead them to him.

  • Shadowman


    Season 2, Episode 1

    Tess, Taka and Burton try to move on, but get drawn back into the worlds of dreams and dreamers; James tells Tess about a dangerous enemy.

  • Watchers


    Season 2, Episode 2

    Tess faces off with an intruder; Burton encounters a ghost from his past; Taka believes his mother's dreams may hold the key to solving his case.

  • Circular Time

    Circular Time

    Season 1, Episode 10

    Surrounded by enemies on all sides, Tess struggles to protect the Boy, while Taka tries to appease the Green, and Burton attempts to heal the Woman in Red.

  • Castles Made of Sand

    Castles Made of Sand

    Season 1, Episode 4

    Burton's controlled façade begins to crumble in his waking and dreaming life. Taka and Sabine find an unexpected, off-kilter intimacy. Tess seeks solace in the company of a dying ex-lover.

  • Nothing Personal

    Nothing Personal

    Season 2, Episode 8

    Burton faces his past with the help of Tess; Shadowman stays a step ahead of Taka and Alex; Woody agrees to help bring Bennett down; Boerg remembers his sister.

  • The Art of the Deal

    The Art of the Deal

    Season 2, Episode 10

    Taka and Alex interrogate Shadowman; Tess learns of her mother's history with Bennett's buyer, Dr. Ginsburg; a stranger comes to Shadowman's rescue; the team springs their trap.