Resurrection (season 1)

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Resurrection (season 1)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes8
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 9 (2014-03-09) –
May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)
Season chronology
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Season 2
List of Resurrection episodes

The first season of the American fantasy supernatural drama television series Resurrection aired between March 9, 2014 and May 8, 2014, on ABC in the United States. It was produced by ABC Studios, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Plan B Entertainment with series creator Aaron Zelman serving as executive producer, alongside Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Joann Alfano and Jon Liebman.

ABC ordered the show to series on May 10, 2013, giving it a limited run of 8 episodes, which began airing midseason of the 2013–14 television season.[1] Resurrection was renewed for a second season on May 8, 2014.[2]

The first episode premiered to 13.90 million viewers, and garnered a 3.8/10 adults 18-49 rating, beating The Good Wife, and Cosmos to win its timeslot.




  • Kathleen Munroe as Rachael Braidwood, Tom's first wife, who is Returned
  • Kevin Sizemore as Gary Humphrey
  • James Tupper as Dr. Eric Ward
  • Tamlyn Tomita as Dr. Toni Willis
  • Travis Young as Ray Richards, Elaine's brother
  • Veronica Cartwright as Helen Edgerton
  • Lori Beth Sikes as Janine Hale
  • April Billingsley as Barbara Langston, Fred's wife, who is Returned
  • Ned Bellamy as Sam Catlin
  • Jwaundace Candece as Mrs. Camille Thompson
  • Shawn Shepard as Mr. Wallace Thompson
  • Nadej Bailey as Jenny Thompson
  • Christopher Berry as Deputy Carl Enders


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
11"The Returned"Charles McDougallAaron ZelmanMarch 9, 2014 (2014-03-09)13.90[3]
Immigration Agent J. Martin Bellamy is assigned to track down the parents of an 8-year-old boy named Jacob Langston, who wakes up in a rice field somewhere in China. When Bellamy learns from Jacob where he is from, the two head for Arcadia, Missouri, where — to Bellamy's shock — it is revealed that Jacob's parents, Lucille and Henry, are now in their 60s, and they tell Bellamy that Jacob died and was entombed 32 years ago, after he drowned. This discovery has everyone involved asking questions about Jacob's sudden return, and the mystery gets deeper when another person who was presumed dead suddenly turns up alive.
22"Unearth"Dan AttiasThomas SchnauzMarch 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)11.25[4]
Caleb Richards returns to his family, supposedly with no memory of dying from a heart attack many years before. His son, Ray, and daughter, Elaine, are emotionally divided over his return, and Caleb resumes his devious activity from before his death. The Langstons must find a way to re-introduce Jacob to society – either by telling the truth or lying — and ask Pastor Tom for help, since he was friends with Jacob 32 years before. Meanwhile, Sheriff Langston is told his wife was having an affair, and, according to Jacob, the man was trying to save her from drowning at the time of her death. Asked to exhume Jacob's supposedly dead body, along with his wife's, the sheriff would rather keep the past buried.
33"Two Rivers"Kevin DowlingNicki PalugaMarch 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)9.51[5]
Jacob's grave is exhumed and his body is inside. Henry struggles with accepting Jacob as any form of his son. Meanwhile, Bellamy and Maggie search the river for a connection between Jacob and Caleb's deaths. They discover that Caleb, before he died, robbed the bank where his daughter Elaine currently works. Pastor Tom's decision to support Jacob's reappearance at church functions puts him at odds with the church board. He then finds another person returned from the dead in his sanctuary.
44"Us Against the World"Ron UnderwoodNathaniel HalpernMarch 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)8.39[6]
Tom's ex-fiancée, Rachael, who committed suicide 12 years ago, has returned. He is conflicted between his current marriage to Janine, and seeing Rachael again. Bellamy and Sheriff Langston investigate Caleb's involvement in a previous bank robbery, while the bank gets robbed again and he disappears. Lucille begins to empathize with Henry regarding Jacob. Maggie takes Jacob for ice cream and he senses Caleb is hiding out in an abandoned Langston family-owned factory. Upon arrest, Caleb vows that events are "just beginning," making Bellamy more concerned about what will happen next.
55"Insomnia"Christopher MisianoMichele Fazekas & Tara ButtersApril 6, 2014 (2014-04-06)8.05[7]
The search begins for the money Caleb hid, before every federal government agency arrives in Arcadia as he was (and is, to the authorities) already dead. Elaine talks with him and finds clues leading her to find the money he stole for her to use. She tells Bellamy to give the money back to him. While doing this, Bellamy learns about other deaths and other kids, including one from Bellamy's past involving a child he returned to his troubled family in Chicago, only to be shot and killed by his father. Maggie discovers that Rachael is pregnant; Rachael begs her not to tell Tom. Caleb disappears from his locked cell and Bellamy knows it has something to do with Jacob's nightmare about Caleb and him disappearing.
66"Home"Scott WinantJessica MecklenburgApril 13, 2014 (2014-04-13)7.46[8]
The disappearance of Caleb has Bellamy and Sheriff Langston on edge, and to make matters worse, the residents of Arcadia are now looking into taking the situation into their own hands. Maggie calls in a friend, Dr. Ward, from the National Institute of Health to help out with the cases, believing that he can help Jacob despite Bellamy's distrust of federal agencies. Enticed with a chance to go to Maryland with Jacob, Henry and Lucille reject the offer. Rachael tells Tom that she's pregnant, and the news causes Janine, who had been trying to have a child, to become more upset. Helen Edgerton, a member of the church, exposes the truth to the congregation when it is revealed that Tom is the father. The exposure does not stop others, when Rachael is taken by force by the deputy and a cousin of Caleb's victims.
77"Schemes of the Devil"Dan AttiasNathan Louis JacksonApril 27, 2014 (2014-04-27)7.85[9]
Dr. Ward discovers that cells taken from Jacob's and Rachael's blood samples can possibly cure leukemia. After Rachael threatens Gary Humphrey in a cabin saying she cannot die, she is shot in a struggle with him when the sheriff, Bellamy, and Tom arrive. She dies in Tom's arms. At the playground, Jacob befriends a girl named Jenny, who is dressed in 1950s-style clothing. He later leaves the house on his bicycle, and his parents find him at the playground. Jenny's parents come out of the woods hungry. Like Jacob, she and her parents have returned from the dead. At the sheriff's office, numerous calls and appearances from others who have returned occur. Hopeful, the sheriff rushes home expecting to find his wife Barbara. However, Maggie finds her mother at Sam Catlin's house. Bellamy finds Rachael alive and walking down a rural road.
88"Torn Apart"Dan AttiasAaron ZelmanMay 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)8.16[10]
The alive-again Rachael views her own corpse on a slab in the morgue, but states she is still the same person she was before Gary shot her. When Barbara tells Sheriff Langston that she is staying with Sam Catlin, he changes his mind about the resurrected and traps the couple hundred people who have returned, including Barbara, in the Arcadia High School gym. His plan backfires and Maggie gets arrested for failing to follow an order issued by a sergeant detailed to detain the returnees. Her father promises her that he will make everything right. Meanwhile, Bellamy tries to help Jenny's family out after realizing what the sheriff's plans entailed. Jenny's mother tells the Langstons that she and her husband are looking for their son, who has a crescent birthmark on the back of his neck, in the hope that he has also returned. Bellamy and Jacob attempt to leave Arcadia for Jacob's safety. As they are stopped by government forces, it is revealed that Bellamy has the crescent birthmark that Jenny's mother described.


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "The Returned" March 9, 2014 3.8/10 13.90[3] 1.5 4.08 5.3 17.98[11]
2 "Unearth" March 16, 2014 3.1/8 11.25[4] 1.5 4.28 4.6 15.53[12]
3 "Two Rivers" March 23, 2014 2.5/6 9.51[5] 1.5 4.04 4.0 13.55[13]
4 "Us Against the World" March 30, 2014 2.4/6 8.39[6] 1.1 3.46 3.5 11.86[14]
5 "Insomnia" April 6, 2014 2.2/5 8.05[7] 1.4 3.58 3.6 11.63[15]
6 "Home" April 13, 2014 2.1/5 7.46[8] 1.2 3.44 3.3 10.90[16]
7 "Schemes of the Devil" April 27, 2014 1.9/5 7.85[9] 1.2 3.39 3.1 11.18[17]
8 "Torn Apart" May 4, 2014 2.1/6 8.16[10] 1.0 2.93 3.1 11.09[18]


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