neXt/Season One

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Season One
Season Premiere October 6, 2020
Season Finale December 22, 2020
Episode Count 10


Season One of neXt premiered on October 6, 2020.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 file #1 Manny Coto John Requa &
Glenn Ficarra
October 6, 2020 1.808M 0.3% 1BZH01
After discovering that one of his own creations - a powerful artificial intelligence called neXt - might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, Ted LeBlanc. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, Paul joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar. Meanwhile, Paul juggles his health and family life; Shea also focuses on a high-profile case; and Shea's husband Ty manages their son's alarmingly close relationship with their "smart home assistant," Iliza, as he experiences bullying at school.
2 2 file #2 Kim Clements John Requa &
Glenn Ficarra
October 13, 2020 1.537M 0.3% 1BZH02
After being mishandled by a Zava employee, the A.I. called neXt escapes the confined servers of its home company and gains internet access. When Ethan's bullying intensifies, he reveals that Iliza has been persuading him to seek revenge. Concerned about her son, Shea recruits Paul and her co-workers C.M., Gina and Ben to help use Ethan's connection with Iliza to track neXt's possible location. Meanwhile, Paul tries to rekindle his relationship with his daughter, Abby, and grapples with the onset of his health condition.
3 3 file #3 Joy Blake Tim Hunter November 10, 2020 1.063M 0.3% 1BZH03
Shea and LeBlanc head to Dartmouth to investigate neXt's whereabouts, which are potentially linked to Biomotion Labs. There, they visit LeBlanc's friend, Professor Richard Pearish for answers. Meanwhile, Shea, Ethan and Ty take extra precautions to disconnect from electronics and the Internet, and LeBlanc urges Abby to do so, as well, but neXt complicates their plans.
4 4 file #4 Adam Simon &
Zachary Reiter
Eduardo Sanchez November 17, 2020 1.026M 0.3% 1BZH04
Shea and LeBlanc steal an important hard drive and enlist Ben, Gina and C.M. to help decrypt it, as neXt creates chaos to stunt their progress. C.M.'s past resurfaces as neXt targets the FBI building with a dangerous ploy. Meanwhile, Ted and his Zava team buckle down on their search for neXt, Ty and Ethan hide out in a remote cabin and LeBlanc discovers new information on his health that may affect Abby.
5 5 file #5 A. Zell Williams Amanda Marsalis November 24, 2020 943k 0.2% 1BZH05
neXt orchestrates an unlikely and dangerous reunion between Shea and someone from her past when she goes to check on Ty and Ethan. Ted is in trouble with Zava and figures out a way to remain in the company. Meanwhile, LeBlanc gets honest with Abby and C.M.'s life is threatened.
6 6 file #6 Tesia Joy Walker &
Nick Hawthorne
Tim Hunter December 1, 2020 1.166M 0.2% 1BZH06
Shea manages to save Ethan from extreme danger, while Ty makes a difficult decision for his family's safety. Then, LeBlanc takes matters into his own hands to remedy his degenerative brain disease. Also, C.M. and Gina escape the hospital and learn more about each other, Ted makes a risky deal to take over a server farm in Singapore and he uses Abby to access LeBlanc's neXt hard drive.
7 7 file #7 Brian Savelson Adam Arkin December 15, 2020 895k 0.2% 1BZH07
LeBlanc and Shea discover Ted's plan for the neXt server and race to intervene before it is too late. Meanwhile, Ben and Gina investigate neXt's latest victims, Congresswoman Elenor Beatty and reporter Harrison Cole, after a freak accident occurs, and Shea reaches her breaking point.
8 8 file #8 Zachary Reiter &
Nicole Glantz
Joe Chappelle December 21, 2020 1.161M 0.2% 1BZH08
neXt manipulates a GPS system and causes an elderly couple to crash, while it also generates power outages all over the country. LeBlanc decides to plant a virus on the neXt server, but must break into ZAVA in order to do it. Meanwhile, Shea and Ty have opposing ideas on how they should protect their family and Ben faces a conflict with his father.
9 9 file #9 M. Raven Metzner &
Adam Simon
Brad Turner December 22, 2020 1.144M 0.3% 1BZH09
neXt targets Congresswoman Beatty again when Agent Shea Salazar seeks her help to stop it. Shea discovers a leak within her team, as Gina encounters trouble while trying to code the virus into an NSA server.
10 10 file #10 Manny Coto &
Adam Simon
Adam Arkin December 22, 2020 981k 0.2% 1BZH10
neXt taunts LeBlanc with a new tactic relating to his illness and Shea and LeBlanc devise one last dangerous ploy to destroy neXt, and save their lives, their families and the world.