List of Dark Angel episodes

Dark Angel is an American biopunk/cyberpunk science fiction television series created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee. It premiered in the United States and Canada on the Fox network on October 3, 2000, but was canceled after two seasons.[1] The show chronicles the life of Max Guevara (X5-452), a genetically enhanced super-soldier, portrayed by Jessica Alba as an adult, and Geneva Locke as a child.[2]

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2
1 22 October 3, 2000 May 22, 2001 May 20, 2003[3] February 24, 2003[4]
2 21 September 28, 2001 May 3, 2002 October 21, 2003[5] June 2, 2003[6]


Season 1 (2000–01)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
"Pilot"David NutterJames Cameron & Charles H. EgleeOctober 3, 2000 (2000-10-03)1ADE79
While delivering a package for Jam Pony Express, Max makes plans to break into a penthouse apartment to steal a few items to help finance her search for her Manticore "siblings". In the process she stumbles across Logan, a hacker who uses the name Eyes Only to broadcast information about corruption among the Seattle elite. They form a partnership, with Max agreeing to help Logan with his work in exchange for his assistance in locating the other Manticore children.
33"Heat"Michael KatlemanPatrick HarbinsonOctober 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)1ADE01
In return for Max's help in dealing with a smuggler trafficking in human cargo, Logan locates a woman who gave Max a ride after her escape from Manticore ten years earlier. Due to her DNA being combined with that of a cat, Max goes into 'heat' and struggles against the urge to have anonymous sex.
44"Flushed"Terrence O'HaraRené Echevarria & Charles H. EgleeOctober 17, 2000 (2000-10-17)1ADE03
Believing Max is on drugs, Kendra and Original Cindy flush Max's tryptophan pills down the toilet unaware that without the medication Max will have seizures that could lead to her death. Max breaks into a hospital to get the medication she needs, but is arrested.
"Cash Rules Everything Around Me"
Chris LongDavid ZabelOctober 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)1ADE02
Max comes to Sketchy's rescue after he loses a mobster's money filled package. Meanwhile, Logan is approached by a young woman who wants him to locate her missing father but has a hidden agenda.
66"411 on the DL"Joe Ann FogleDoris EganNovember 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)1ADE04
Max is convinced that the private detective she hired can reunite her with the leader, escapee, and best friend, Zack, just as Logan is convinced his ex-wife has suddenly changed her ways.
77"Prodigy"David JacksonStory by: Charles H. Eglee & René Echevarria
Teleplay by: Patrick Harbinson
November 21, 2000 (2000-11-21)1ADE05
Max, Logan and Lydecker get trapped in a hostage situation together when the genetic engineering conference they attend is taken over by a group of anti-genetic engineering terrorists.
88"Cold Comfort"Jefery LevyJose MolinaNovember 28, 2000 (2000-11-28)1ADE06
Max and Zack find themselves teaming up with Lydecker after one of their fellow X5 "siblings" is captured by a group hoping to sell Manticore technology to a foreign government. Meanwhile, Normal attempts to sell Jam Pony to a rich Indian financier, and Sketchy and Original Cindy work together to foil the idea.
99"Blah Blah Woof Woof"Paul ShapiroMoira Kirland DekkerDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)1ADE07
When Lydecker floods the city with wanted posters of Max, she decides it would be best for everyone if she left Seattle, only to learn that Logan's medical condition has worsened.
1010"Out"Sarah Pia AndersonDavid ZabelJanuary 9, 2001 (2001-01-09)1ADE08
Max and Logan have a falling out when he stands her up for his Eyes Only work. While the gang at Jam Pony wonders if they should tell Normal his new love interest is a transwoman, Logan is captured by a smuggler demanding to know the identity of Eyes Only.
1111"Red"Michael KatlemanStory by: Charles H. Eglee & René Echevarria
Teleplay by: Jose Molina & David Zabel
January 16, 2001 (2001-01-16)1ADE09
After Logan sends Max to protect a man testifying against the Mayor, he realizes that the hit men Max is protecting the witness from are really Red Series super-soldiers after her.
1212"Art Attack"James ContnerDoris EganFebruary 6, 2001 (2001-02-06)1ADE10
While attending a wedding with Logan, Max receives a call from Original Cindy asking for help in straightening out a Jam Pony delivery mix-up which has put Normal's life on the line. Logan experiences feeling in his legs.
1313"Rising"Duane ClarkStory by: Jose Molina & David Zabel
Teleplay by: Doris Egan & Moira Kirland Dekker
February 13, 2001 (2001-02-13)1ADE11
When the Red Series soldiers take Original Cindy hostage, Max risks her own life in order to save the life of her friend- even though it will force her to reveal her hidden past. Max implants herself to become one of the Red Series soldiers because nothing else can kill them. Max almost dies and is saved by Logan. Meanwhile Logan discovers Max's blood transfusion is healing him.
1414"The Kidz Are Aiight"Jeff WoolnoughRené Echevarria & Charles H. EgleeFebruary 20, 2001 (2001-02-20)1ADE12
Recaptured by Lydecker, Zack is drugged in hopes that he'll reveal the location of the other X5 escapees. Then Zack is set free so he can make contact with an unsuspecting Max, both unaware he has an implant in his ear which will relay every word he says back to Lydecker. Logan uses Eyes Only to send out the message that the X5s' locations have been compromised when they realize they were being listened to.
1515"Female Trouble"John KrecthmerPatrick HarbinsonMarch 13, 2001 (2001-03-13)1ADE13
While investigating a woman doctor who is supposedly helping Logan regain the use of his legs, Max encounters Jace, one of the X5s who chose to remain behind during the Manticore breakout. Jace is pregnant and chooses to escape Manticore and keep her baby. Logan almost commits suicide for fear he might have to go back into a wheelchair.
1616"Haven"Michael RhodesJose MolinaMarch 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)1ADE14
An investigation takes Max and Logan to a small town where Max's unexpected seizures leave the wheelchair-user Logan to fight off an attack when a bunch of men try to kill them and a boy that has become close to Max.
1717"Shortie's in Love"Paul ShapiroAdisa IwaApril 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)1ADE15
Max becomes suspicious when Original Cindy's old girlfriend, Diamond, shows up after being paroled from prison and wants to rekindle their relationship.
1818"Pollo Loco"Thomas J. WrightDoris EganApril 24, 2001 (2001-04-24)1ADE16
Max searches for a fellow X5 named Ben who has been tattooing his barcode onto the necks of his victims then ritualistically killing them and pulling out their teeth for the 'blue lady'.
1919"I and I Am a Camera"Jeff WoolnoughDavid SimkinsMay 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)1ADE17
Max and Logan team up with a crime fighter with super-human abilities (Rainn Wilson) when they investigate the mysterious deaths of several parolees that leads them right to Logan's family.
2020"Hit a Sista Back"James Whitmore, Jr.Moira Kirland DekkerMay 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)1ADE18
Max discovers Lydecker is the least of her worries when she and Zack try to rescue Tinga, a fellow X5 whose genetic makeup allows her to pass X5 traits on to her offspring.
2121"Meow" (Part 1)D. J. CarusoDavid ZabelMay 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)1ADE19
Finding herself in heat again, Max doesn't dare show up for Logan's special anniversary dinner. When she finally does decide to tell Logan how she feels, Zack interrupts with news of Tinga. They go to rescue her, but discover that they are too late as Lydecker has the facility surrounded.
2222"...And Jesus Brought a Casserole" (Part 2)Joe Ann FogleRené Echevarria & Charles H. EgleeMay 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)1ADE20
Max holds a dead Tinga in her arms when Donald Lydecker and his troops storm in. However, Lydecker gets double-crossed after Madame X's power play and runs, taking Max with him. Max easily over powers him and gets his help in destroying the DNA lab at Manticore. During the escape from Manticore, Max gets shot and Zack gets captured. Zack shoots himself in the head to provide an X5 donor heart for Max.

Season 2 (2001–02)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
231"Designate This"Jeff WoolnoughMoira Kirland DekkerSeptember 28, 2001 (2001-09-28)2ADE01
Once again a prisoner of Manticore, Max plans an escape with the help of her "breeding partner", Alec (Ben's twin), and a human-canine experimental creature named Joshua.
242"Bag 'Em"Vern GillumMarjorie DavidOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)2ADE02
Lydecker warns Logan to keep Max away from Manticore even as Max tracks down the young recruits who escaped the same night she caused Manticore's self-destruction.
253"Proof of Purchase"Thomas J. WrightTommy ThompsonOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)2ADE03
As Alec is recaptured by Manticore and Joshua begins hunting for his "father", Lydecker seemingly disappears after discovering a secret archaeological dig at an Indian burial site.
264"Radar Love"Jeff WoolnoughMichael AngeliOctober 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)2ADE04
When a deadly disease outbreak in the International District is connected to a badly disfigured transgenic sighted in the area, Max and Logan must race against time to find the real source of the outbreak before anti-transgenic hysteria grips the city.
275"Boo"Les LandauCharles H. Eglee & Moira Kirland DekkerNovember 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)2ADE05
Max is in for a crazy Halloween night when she has to deal with a group of transgenics trying to stop one of their own from assassinating a visiting dignitary, as well as try to keep Joshua from sneaking out on the one night he can roam around without attracting attention.
286"Two"Allan KroekerJose MolinaNovember 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)2ADE06
Max has her hands full when Alec gets a job at Jam Pony in order to case potential robbery targets and Joshua's "man-dog" brother Isaac begins attacking and killing cops. Meanwhile, Alec is threatened by a cyborg street gang called the Steelheads after they find out he's been dealing drugs in their territory.
297"Some Assembly Required"Nick MarckRobert DohertyNovember 16, 2001 (2001-11-16)2ADE07
Believing Zack killed himself when they were captured by Manticore, Max is shocked to see him on some security footage sporting numerous cybernetic implants and robbing an electronics store with the Steelheads.
308"Gill Girl"Bryan SpicerMarjorie DavidDecember 7, 2001 (2001-12-07)2ADE08
Max, Alec and Logan do battle against Manticore clean-up operation head Ames White after a mysterious girl with gills is pulled out of the sea by a group of fishermen.
319"Medium Is the Message"Jeff WoolnoughMichael AngeliDecember 14, 2001 (2001-12-14)2ADE09
Max and Logan discover that genetic breeding has gone on for generations after being contacted by a woman asking for help in finding her six-year-old son.
3210"Brainiac"Stephen WilliamsChip JohannessenJanuary 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)2ADE10
While investigating the arrest of an S1W cell with the help of a Manticore escapee able to predict the future, Max begins to suspect Logan has fallen in love with Asha, one of S1W's leaders.
3311"The Berrisford Agenda"Thomas J. WrightMoira Kirland DekkerJanuary 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)2ADE11
Alec goes with Max on a Jam Pony run and is stunned when they make a delivery to a mansion where he went undercover for Manticore- and ended up causing the death of a girl he loved.
3412"Borrowed Time"David StraitonJose MolinaFebruary 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)2ADE12
To pay for a cure that will allow her and Logan to be together, Max agrees to break into the vault where the surviving footage of Star Wars: Episode VII was stored after the pulse shut down filming. Joshua encounters the deadly Manticore creation called Gossamer.
3513"Harbor Lights"Kenneth BillerRobert DohertyFebruary 8, 2002 (2002-02-08)2ADE13
Ames White closes in on Max after she stumbles into a police shoot-out and ends up in the hospital where the virus in her blood is detected, leading to a CDC quarantine.
3614"Love in Vein"David GrossmanMichael AngeliMarch 8, 2002 (2002-03-08)2ADE14
While Alec secretly has Joshua deliver his Jam Pony packages, Max encounters a group of teenage gang members who are under the spell of a transgenic who makes them drink his blood.
3715"Fuhgeddaboudit"Morgan James BeggsJulie HessMarch 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)2ADE15
Max, Alec and Logan begin experiencing strange memory lapses while trying to get a mob accountant for a crime syndicate to rat on his boss, and soon learn that the accountant's girlfriend is a Manticore transgenic with the ability to manipulate people's minds.
3816"Exposure"Stephen WilliamsMoira Kirland DekkerMarch 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)2ADE16
Max and Logan finally trace Ames White's son to Brookridge Academy only to find him involved in a mysterious cult ceremony taking place in a temple on school grounds. Meanwhile, Sketchy gets a job photographing suspected transgenics for a tabloid newspaper, and ends up taking a picture of a transgenic.
3917"Hello, Goodbye"Jeff WoolnoughStory by: Jose Molina & Cindi Grossenbacher
Teleplay by: Jose Molina
April 5, 2002 (2002-04-05)2ADE17
While Joshua befriends a blind girl named Annie, Alec is arrested for a murder committed by his twin Ben, and Logan nearly dies after accidentally touching Max, leading her to decide she needs to break up with him for his protection.
4018"Dawg Day Afternoon"Kenneth BillerRobert DohertyApril 12, 2002 (2002-04-12)2ADE18
With the television full of news reports about dangerous transgenics, a lonely Joshua is quickly spotted when he leaves his house in search of his friend Annie.
4119"She Ain't Heavy"Allan KroekerMichael Angeli & Robert DohertyApril 19, 2002 (2002-04-19)2ADE19
White uses Max's clone to track her down as increased tensions force Logan to flee from his apartment forever, Max to leave Seattle and Joshua to make his way to a place where transgenics don't have to hide – Terminal City.
4220"Love Among the Runes"James Whitmore, Jr.Jose Molina & Moira Kirland DekkerApril 26, 2002 (2002-04-26)2ADE20
As Logan sets up a new Eyes Only location in Joshua's old house, ancient writings appear on Max's arm, then quickly spread to cover her whole body.
4321"Freak Nation"James CameronStory by: James Cameron & Charles H. Eglee
Teleplay by: Ira Steven Behr & René Echevarria
May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)2ADE21
The gang at Jam Pony find out Max and Alec are transgenics after a young X6 and a pregnant X5 take cover inside the building and an angry mob and police gather outside. The Conclave sends elite warriors the 'Phalanx' after Max.


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