TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Z Nation  

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There are so many good episodes of Z Nation, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Everybody Dies in the End" the best, or is "Murphy's Miracle" your favorite episode of Z Nation? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Z Nation are, let's rank every Z Nation episode from best to worst.

Airing on Syfy, Z Nation tells the story of Murphy, an inmate whom the government tests a zombie vaccine on that proves effective. As the only human known to survive a zombie bite without turning into a zombie, Murphy and a small group attempt to figure out a way to use his immunity to halt the zombie pandemic. Z Nation stars Keith Allan as Murphy, Kellita Smith as Roberta Warren, DJ Qualls as Citizen Z, Michael Welch as Mack Thompson (who is mercy-killed at the end of season 2 after he's bitten by a zombie), and Anastasia Baranova as Addy Carver. Created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler, Z Nation premiered on September 10, 2014.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Z Nation, 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 Z Nation 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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The Collector is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
The Collector Season 2 Episode 8: Tricked into a trap by use of a fresh brain lure, Murphy is captured by an overly enthusiastic and slightly unbalanced zombie fan, "The Collector," who is hell-bent on adding him to his zombie museum.

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Little Red and the Wolfz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Little Red and the Wolfz Season 3 Episode 5: 10K, injured and alone, is stalked by a pack of wolves.

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Everybody Dies in the End is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Everybody Dies in the End Season 3 Episode 14: The gang is reunited and face the biggest battle yet.

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Doc Flew Over the Cukoo's ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Doc Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest Season 3 Episode 6: Doc is captured by the residents of a mental hospital and must help them escape.

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The White Light is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
The White Light Season 2 Episode 2: Following Citizen Z's on-air bounty announcement, it seems like everyone left who isn't a zombie is on the hunt for Murphy -- and they're not afraid to do whatever it takes to bring him in dead or alive! Newly reunited, our Heroes find themselves battling both zombies and over-eager bounty hunters. The fighting is fierce, resulting in a near-death experience for each of our Heroes, culminating in

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Down The Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Down The Mississippi Season 2 Episode 7: Our Heroes try to cross the Mississippi but are involved in a boating accident and split up again. 10K is drawn into Sketchy and Skeezy's latest scam, resulting in a run in with Escorpion. Playing judge, jury and executioner all in one, Escorpion sentences 10K, Sketchy and Skeezy all to death. Warren and the rest of our Heroes arrive on the scene, but is it too late?

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Escorpion and the Red Hand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Escorpion and the Red Hand Season 3 Episode 4: More people flock to Murphy's new cult, while the others are stuck in the middle of a war.

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Welcome to Murphytown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Welcome to Murphytown Season 3 Episode 7: The Man discovers Lucy's existence, and 10K reunites with the gang, and he tells them about Murphy's growing army.

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Day One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Day One Season 2 Episode 14: Day One.

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A New Mission is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
A New Mission Season 3 Episode 2: In the season 3 premiere, Warren and gang are taken prisoner, while Murphy escapes the sub with his newly formed group of blends.

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Murphy's Miracle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Murphy's Miracle Season 3 Episode 3: Warren and team encounter the sole inhabitant of a strange town, while Murphy begins his new mission.

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The Siege of Murphytown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
The Siege of Murphytown Season 3 Episode 12: Warren leads an attack on Murphytown and finally faces off with Murphy.

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Going Nuclear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Going Nuclear Season 1 Episode 10: The survivors visit a town in South Dakota on the brink of nuclear disaster and have to square off against radioactive zombies.

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We Interrupt This Program is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
We Interrupt This Program Season 4 Episode 9: Searching for a transmitter to contact Kaya at Northern Lights, Our Heroes discover an abandoned TV NEWS STATION.

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They Grow Up So Quickly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
They Grow Up So Quickly Season 3 Episode 10: Doc and Addy try to convince Lucy's family to follow them, and Murphy tests 10K's allegiance.

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Zunami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Zunami Season 1 Episode 8: A literal zombie tsunmai engulfs the survivors; who are forced to take drastic action to survive. Plus: Citizen Z gets a visitor.

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The Unknowns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
The Unknowns Season 4 Episode 5: Our Heroes are captured by an Unseen Force and enslaved in an elaborate underground facility, forced by their mysterious captors to perform a series of bizarre dangerous tasks.

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We Were Nowhere Near the Grand... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon Season 2 Episode 10: A massive horde of zombies threatens our Heroes! With no way to go around, they're forced to split up for safety.

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Zombie Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Zombie Baby Daddy Season 2 Episode 6: Brand new baby daddy Murphy is falling in love with his precious baby girl, but the rest of the team is concerned there's more to Little Miss Murphy Jr. than meets the eye. Vasquez sneaks away for a secret meeting and Warren follows, learning a bit more about the mysterious bounty hunter. Cassandra, more zombie than human, forces 10K to make the hardest decision of his life.

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Zombaby! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Zombaby! Season 2 Episode 5: Murphy's past actions come back to haunt him when a pregnant Serena tracks him down. Meanwhile, the survivors stumble across a hidden Mennonite farm where the members are battling not only zombies, but anthrax as well.

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Welcome to the Fu-Bar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Welcome to the Fu-Bar Season 1 Episode 7: As the survivors try to recover from Garnett's death, they come upon a gun show that makes the zombie apocalypse look calm.

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Fracking Zombies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Fracking Zombies Season 1 Episode 2: When the survivors run out of fuel, they must embark on a dangerous mission to replenish their source. Plus: Cassandra's past comes back to haunt her.

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Adios, Muchachos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Adios, Muchachos Season 2 Episode 13: All hell breaks loose when it's discovered that Dr. Kurian's Z-Vaccine doesn't work at all! Instead of building an immunity to the Zombie Virus, the bad vaccine actually makes anyone inoculated susceptible to Murphy's unique brand of mind manipulation.

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Philly Feast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Philly Feast Season 1 Episode 3: The city of Brotherly Love isn't so kind when the survivors must face a group of psychotic outlaws with ties to one of their own.

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Doctor of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Doctor of the Dead Season 1 Episode 13: Citizen Z redeploys the survivors to Fort Collins, CO to meet with Murphy's doctor, but at the compound they uncover game-changing details about their mission and the origins of the zombie virus.

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No Mercy Pt. 1 & 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
No Mercy Pt. 1 & 2 Season 3 Episode 1: The gang comes together in a flashback, to protect the town against a new, dangerous enemy, The Man. New allies form, as they battle zombies like never before.

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Corporate Retreat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Corporate Retreat Season 2 Episode 11: Our Heroes find themselves eyeball deep in corporate politics after they decide to seek shelter at a hotel taken over by a group of white collar survivors. While they're participating in trust falls and talking stick circles, someone tries to kill Murphy by shooting him. Suddenly faced with a possible killer in their midst, our Heroes play a dangerous game of "Clue" - with zombies!

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All Good Things Must come to a... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
All Good Things Must come to an End Season 2 Episode 15: Los Angeles! Our Heroes drive through the abandoned city on their way to the coordinates of the mobile CDC lab given to them by Citizen Z.

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Rozwell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Rozwell Season 2 Episode 9: Mysterious things are starting to happen as our Heroes drive through RoZwell, New Mexico. Bright lights in the sky and the appearance of a beautiful but slightly 'spacey' woman, Bernadette, lead the team on an adventure through an abandoned Air Force base in search of zombie aliens.

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Back from the Undead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Back from the Undead Season 4 Episode 6: Lucy fights to save Murphy’s life, while Warren and the others battle a biologically modified Franken-Zombie guarding a clue to Warren's dream.

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Heart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Heart of Darkness Season 3 Episode 9: Warren and the others do inspect Murphytown, and realize they are going to need a bigger army to extract Murphy.

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The Murphy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
The Murphy Season 2 Episode 1: Season 2 picks up where Season 1 left off, moments after the launch of the tactical nuclear weapons triggered by Murphy and it's every man for him/herself.

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Resurrection Z is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Resurrection Z Season 1 Episode 6: An encounter with a seeming utopian enclave and a religious cult results in a series game changer.

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The Vanishing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
The Vanishing Season 4 Episode 3: By the time Warren and the others make it to the refugee camp, Red and Sun Mei have mysteriously vanished along with everyone else. Everyone heads to Numerica with Sarge -- but driven by her dream, Warren is compelled to head east instead of north.

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Puppies and Kittens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Puppies and Kittens Season 1 Episode 1: A diverse group of survivors must transport the only survivor of a zombie virus cross country in hopes of creating a cure. But first they must face a...zombie baby?

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Zombie Road is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Zombie Road Season 2 Episode 3: Our Heroes manage to finally track Murphy down. They come across a wagon train caravan of desperate survivors transporting victims of the nuclear blast to safety. Along the way they are attacked by "Blasters," superfast zombies mutated by the radioactive fallout. Our Heroes are introduced to "Z-Weed," an ultra-potent strain of marijuana grown in zombie compost. They go on a quest for "Batch 47," a

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Party with the Zeros is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Party with the Zeros Season 2 Episode 12: Our Heroes are captured by the Zeros and taken to the Zero compound. There they are introduced to the Queen of the Zeros, "La Reina." She tells them she is paving the way for a bold new future and instituting her own form of democracy via the Zeros.

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Murphy's Law is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Murphy's Law Season 1 Episode 12: Murphy is kidnapped by a group of outlaws trying to crack the 'Fort Knox of Oxycotin.' While the survivors fight drug enhanced zombies, Murphy makes a startling discovery about his abilities.

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Escape From Zona is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Escape From Zona Season 4 Episode 2: Warren and Murphy escape Zona with the help of Doctor Teller. Back on the Mainland, Warren and Murphy rescue Addy and Lucy from their Zona Captives, while Doc, 10K and Sarge are pinned down by Snipers.

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Warren's Dream is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Warren's Dream Season 4 Episode 1: Warren’s Apocalyptic Dream of a Black Rainbow sends our heroes on a mysterious new mission to save the Apocalypse from something even worse.

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Batch 47 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Batch 47 Season 2 Episode 4: On the quest for a "natural" cure for the Zombie Virus, the survivors make their way to the greenhouse where "Batch 47" is being grown and guarded by "Phytos," half zombie/half plant hybrids.

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Home Sweet Zombie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Home Sweet Zombie Season 1 Episode 5: The survivors visit Warren's home town, but will they find her long missing husband? Oh, yeah - there's also a zombie tornado.

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Warren's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Warren's Wedding Season 4 Episode 7: Shaken by the death of one of the group and losing faith in Warren's dream, our Heroes come upon a group of evil "Zuggalo" clown-style bandits torturing a captive.

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Sisters of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Sisters of Mercy Season 1 Episode 11: The two groups of survivors reunite and come upon an all-female commune. It's seemingly paradise - until someone ends up dead.

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Full Metal Zombie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Full Metal Zombie Season 1 Episode 4: What's worse than zombies? Soldier zombies. Plus: Ten Thousand's mysterious past is revealed.

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A New Mission: Keep Moving is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
A New Mission: Keep Moving Season 4 Episode 4: Polish, subtitled in english. Based on a true story. A provincial town in Poland. The final day of school. A seemingly normal day in the life of three ordinary elementary school students culminates in shocking and terrifying events.

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Duel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Duel Season 3 Episode 13: Addy is being pummeled with whatever The Man can throw at her, while Lucy does the same to The Man.

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Doc's Angels is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Doc's Angels Season 3 Episode 11: Doc tries to find a way to communicate with Warren, but instead encounters something much more menacing.

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Die Zombie Die...Again is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Die Zombie Die...Again Season 1 Episode 9: The survivors must prevent a nuclear meltdown, while dealing with glowing and radioactive zombies.

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Crisis of Faith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Z Nation
Crisis of Faith Season 4 Episode 8: Warren's inability to stop the mayhem causes a crisis of faith in the whole group. Surrounded by Zombies in an abandoned church, their faith is restored after encountering a mysterious stranger who turns out to be something much more.