Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

The Event Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

22 Episodes 2010 - 2011

The first season of the mystery-laden series "The Event" follows an ordinary man whose personal investigation into his girlfriend's disappearance leads him to uncover a conspiracy of untold dimensions, inadvertently affecting the newly elected U.S. president, the leader of a group of mysterious detainees and the detainee leader's father.

Episode 1


Mon, Sep 20, 2010 60 mins

The series about a spectacular conspiracy gets underway with everyman Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) looking into the disappearance of his girlfriend Leila (Sarah Roemer) from a Caribbean cruise. In other events, the president (Blair Underwood), over the objections of his National Intelligence director (Željko Ivanek), plans to announce he's releasing a group of detainees.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 1 image

Episode 2

To Keep Us Safe

Mon, Sep 27, 2010 60 mins

Following the plane incident, the president's men scramble to figure out what happened; Sterling has Sophia taken into custody; and the conspiracy's web snares an FBI agent Collier (Heather McComb) and a mercenary Carter (D.B. Sweeney) In other events, a shadowy man named Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.) comes forth with information about the detainees.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 2 image

Episode 3

Protect Them From the Truth

Mon, Oct 4, 2010 60 mins

A new detainee (Clea DuVall) is put into play when the Martinez administration rolls out a new strategy to make Sophia come clean about the detainees' plan. In other events, Vicky and Carter hold an important hostage and Collier's doubts grow deeper.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 3 image

Episode 4

A Matter of Life and Death

Mon, Oct 11, 2010 60 mins

The White House's only hope for stopping a biological threat rests on breaking Sophia during interrogation; Vicky and Carter await instructions on what to do with their hostage; Collier stumbles across Vicky's secret during her search for Leila; a White House-connected businessman (Hal Holbrook) with knowledge of classified intelligence emerges from the shadows.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 4 image

Episode 5

Casualties of War

Mon, Oct 18, 2010 60 mins

The CDC works to identify the biological agent and treat the infected persons while the White House and Sterling negotiate with Thomas. In other events, Simon wants Sophia to turn on Thomas and Collier comes closer to catching Vicky and Carter.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 5 image

Episode 6


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 60 mins

President Martinez and Sterling suspect a mole is in their midst; Sean searches for answers at Leila's home, where he meets a mysterious conspiracy theorist (Paula Malcomson); Simon's allegiances are tested.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 6 image

Episode 7

I Know Who You Are

Mon, Nov 8, 2010 60 mins

Martinez orders Sterling to find the mole; Sophia reinforces her control of Thomas and the other detainees, and prepares them for the next portion of their mission; Sean's search for answers is aided by new face Madeline (Paula Malcomson).

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 7 image

Episode 8

For the Good of Our Country

Mon, Nov 15, 2010 60 mins

Martinez interrogates Buchanan about the assassination attempt himself, and learns something about someone on his staff; Dempsey sends Vicky on a new mission; Sean and Leila try to stay one step ahead of the covert operatives who are seeking to silence them.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 8 image

Episode 9

Your World to Take

Mon, Nov 22, 2010 60 mins

Martinez reacts to the knowledge of who betrayed him; Sophia learns of dissension among her people after revealing her plan for the sleepers; Sean and Leila seek to solve the mystery of Samantha's kidnapping while avoiding Dempsey.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 9 image

Episode 10

Everything Will Change

Mon, Nov 29, 2010 60 mins

Martinez confronts the traitor; Sophia sends Simon on a mission to determine if her suspicions about Thomas and Isabel (Necar Zadegan) are justified; Sean and Leila battle Dempsey's mercenaries.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 10 image

Episode 11

And Then There Were More

Mon, Mar 7, 2011 60 mins

The president and his chief of staff order the intelligence community to decrypt Thomas' satellite message and also figure out to whom it was sent; and a surprise attack by Thomas is handled by Blake in a heroic standoff.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 11 image

Episode 12


Mon, Mar 7, 2011 60 mins

A new Alaskan senator threatens to reveal information about the Mt. Inostranka detention facility on "Hardball With Chris Matthews"; Sean and Leila discover new information about Samantha's whereabouts.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 12 image

Episode 13


Mon, Mar 14, 2011 60 mins

Martinez reasserts control following the attack in Alaska; Sophia learns about Thomas' rampage; Michael leaves Leila with a friend (Gabrielle Carteris) while he hunts Thomas; the NSA continues to decrypt the satellite transmission.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 13 image

Episode 14

A Message Back

Mon, Mar 21, 2011 60 mins

Thomas shares the message he received with Sophia, Diane Geller and other Sleepers; Martinez confronts Jarvis about his betrayal; Sean blackmails Vicky into helping him; Dempsey hunts for experimental subjects.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 14 image

Episode 15

Face Off

Mon, Mar 28, 2011 60 mins

Martinez and Sterling have the Sleepers surrounded, but a national disaster triggered by Sophia forces them to the negotiating table. In other events, Sean and Vicky continue on their mission.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 15 image

Episode 16

You Bury Other Things Too

Mon, Apr 4, 2011 60 mins

Sophia and the other Sleepers mourn their losses after negotiations break down; Sterling tests Simon's loyalties; Martinez assigns Sen. Lewis to root out White House moles; Sean and Vicky close in on Dempsey, but it may be what he wants.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 16 image

Episode 17

Cut Off the Head

Mon, Apr 18, 2011 60 mins

Jarvis questions Martinez's leadership and agrees to meet an adversary; Sen. Lewis reports the results of her blood tests of the White House staff; Sophia continues her search for a super weapon; Leila questions where she belongs; Sean and Vicky find the object of their search.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 17 image

Episode 18


Mon, Apr 25, 2011 60 mins

Peel and Sterling investigate a sudden illness in the White House; Michael helps Leila; Sean and Vicky try to prevent Sophia's weapon from being loaded onto a plane in Russia that's bound for the U.S.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 18 image

Episode 19

Us or Them

Mon, May 2, 2011 60 mins

While the White House deals with the unfolding tragedy, Sterling investigates his primary suspect; and Sophia manipulates the traitor. In other events, Leila and Michael try to rescue Simon; and Sean and Vicky set out to identify Sophia's secret courier.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 19 image

Episode 20

One Will Live, One Will Die

Mon, May 9, 2011 60 mins

Sterling discovers an unlikely ally in Simon, who risks everything to return with an antidote; Jarvis orders an air strike over the objections of Peel; Sophia's plot to wipe out the human race has an unwitting accomplice in Leila; Sean and Vicky try to prevent thousands of deaths.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 20 image

Episode 21

The Beginning of the End

Mon, May 16, 2011 60 mins

Martinez returns to the White House intent on punishing the traitors who betrayed him; Sophia battles guilt while moving forward with her plan; Sean and Vicky team with Sterling and Simon in an attempt to locate Sophia's headquarters.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 21 image

Episode 22


Mon, May 23, 2011 60 mins

In the Season 1 finale, Martinez and Peel are immersed in a power struggle with Jarvis and, unbeknownst to them, Sophia; Sean, Vicky, Sterling and Simon race to stop the dispersion of the virus; Leila battles for her life; the portal begins to open.

Where to Watch
The Event, Season 1 Episode 22 image