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The Messengers
Episode 1
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Air date April 17, 2014
Written by Eoghan O'Donnell
Directed by Stephen Williams
Episode Guide Transcript
Strange Magic

Awakening (Pilot) is the first episode of Season One of The Messengers, as well as the first episode of the series.

The episode premiered on April 17, 2015.


THE WHEELS OF REVELATION HAVE BEGUN TO TURN — A mysterious object plummets to Earth, sending out a shock wave that causes five strangers to perish, only to miraculously come back to life moments later. The group includes Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a struggling radio-astronomer searching for her missing son; Erin (Sofia Black-D’Elia), a young mother desperate to protect her seven year old daughter (guest star Madison Dellamea) from an abusive ex-husband (guest star Lane Garrison); Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high school student; Raul (JD Pardo), a federal agent looking to escape his dangerous and violent undercover assignment; and Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a charismatic second-generation televangelist. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man (Diogo Morgado), who offers Vera the one thing she wants most in life – if she will help him with one morally complicated task which puts her on a collision course with Rose (Anna Diop), a nurse who has been in a coma for seven years. Drawn together by fate and biblical prophecy, the “Messengers” soon learn they have supernatural gifts that might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.


A mysterious object plummets to earth landing in the New Mexico desert. The energy from the impact stops the hearts of five strangers. When they awaken they are suddenly connected. Vera, a scientist, Erin, a young mother, Peter, a foster kid, Raul, a federal agent and Joshua, a televangelist. These five strangers have been deemed part of The Messengers, Angels of the Apocalypse, and they must work together to prevent the rapture. Each of The Messengers awoke with a gift, ranging from the ability to heal to increased strength.

Cast & Characters



  • Stewart Lyons

Co-Executive Producer

Executive Producer



  • Stephen Williams





The episode was originally scheduled to air 10 April 2015. The CW announced the premiere was pushed back by one week to 17 April 2015.[1]


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