Now Apocalypse (Episode Guide)

1.01 This Is the Beginning of the End

(March 10, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0054.jpg 0198.jpg 0127.jpg 0112.jpg

Ulysses finally meets Gabriel, the attractive guy he has been texting. They hook up in an alley, and are both affected by the encounter. Online sex worker Carly is bored with Jethro, the actor she is dating. Aspiring screenwriter Ford is approached by a producer, Barnabas. He wants to be exclusive with astrobiological theorist Severine, but she prefers an open relationship. Ulysses finds himself at the scene of his recurring nightmare, in which a homeless man is being raped by a reptilian alien.

1.02 Where Is My Mind?

(March 17, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0004.jpg 0042.jpg 0068.jpg 0170.jpg

Trying to make sense of his vision, Ulysses reads about an alleged conspiracy involving reptilian aliens infiltrating Earth society. Barnabas takes Ford to a film premiere, where he meets famed director Otto West. Severine lures Ford into a threesome with Daphne, but Severine prefers to watch. Jethro finds Carly’s stash of sex toys, and agrees to let her spank him.

1.03 The Rules of Attraction

(March 24, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0004.jpg 0049.jpg 0073.jpg 0099.jpg

Ulysses is bewildered by Gabriel’s disappearance. Otto convinces Ford to pose for him. Severine’s investigation continues. Carly’s acting teacher Frank comes on to her. Ford is upset when Severine has sex with her ex, Mustafa. Ulysses gets a middle-of-the-night text from Gabriel, and reluctantly agrees to meet him.

1.04 The Downward Spiral

(March 31, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0007.jpg 0032.jpg 0063.jpg 0096.jpg

Ulysses has sex with a straight, married delivery guy. Ford takes Ulysses to a men’s support group. Severine suspects she is being watched and followed. Carly interviews new roommates. Ford tells Severine that he was upset when she slept with Mustafa, and she suggests that they try only having sex with other people together.

1.05 Stranger Than Paradise

(April 7, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0007.jpg 0049.jpg 0088.jpg 0250.jpg

Ford takes Severine, Ulysses, and Carly to a lavish celebrity party in Palm Springs. Ulysses has brusque encounter alien conspiracy theorist Mitchell Kent. Severine rushes back to LA for a work emergency. Carly is attracted to Leif, a sculptural artist with cerebral palsy, but resists having sex with him because of Jethro. Ulysses has sex with a waitress from the party. When a despondent Ford passes out, Ulysses catches Barnabas molesting him.

1.06 She’s Lost Control

(April 14, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0014.jpg 0028.jpg 0043.jpg 0071.jpg

Ulysses helps Carly shoot her web series,Sluts. Ford is unhappy that Severine is spending so much time at work. Carly’s agent drops her. Ford explodes when Ulysses warns him about Barnabas and Otto.

1.07 Anywhere Out of the World

(April 21, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0004.jpg 0019.jpg 0058.jpg 0087.jpg

Severine takes Ford to a lavish sex party. Ford is horrified to discover that Otto has used his photos for underwear ads plastered all over LA. Ulysses is smitten with social worker Isaac.

1.08 Unknown Pleasures

(April 28, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0018.jpg 0053.jpg 0068.jpg 0045.jpg

Carly takes Jethro to a BDSM club. Severine surprises Ford by arranging a threesome with a man he said was attractive, but Ford cannot go through with it. Ulysses and Isaac are very into each other.

1.09 Disappear Here

(May 5, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0007.jpg 0064.jpg 0099.jpg 0149.jpg

Isaac tells Ulysses about an increasing epidemic among the local homeless population in which they have delusions of being sexually assaulted by aliens. Carly runs into Leif, the guy who tempted her in Palm Springs. As they have frozen yogurt together after their exercises in the park, they begin discussing what counts as cheating on someone since Carly is still with her boyfriend Jethro. But unfortunately during the conversation, the subject matter causes Carly to have an anxiety attack so Leif tries to help her. Once she relaxes, Carly reveals to Leif that the talk of cheating made her feel quite unusually anxious. Ulysses and Isaac officially become boyfriends, and Isaac gives Ulysses a key to his apartment. Ford is upset when Severine is summoned to Roswell, New Mexico indefinitely for work. Jethro discovers Carly’s side job as a camgirl when he inadvertently solicits her on the website. As Ford rips up the phone number he received from another woman, Severine has a threesome with her twin coworkers, Lars and Klaus.

1.10 Everything Is Gone Forever

(May 12, 2019)
Directed by: Gregg Araki | Written by: Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino

0003.jpg 0039.jpg 0075.jpg 0198.jpg

Ulysses’s relationship with Isaac implodes when Isaac learns about his intense past connection with Gabriel. Carly and Jethro argue about her cam job. Ford is devastated when Severine breaks things off with him, and is unwilling to have sex with another woman, Cleopatra. Carly takes a meeting with a producer who turns out to be one of her cam clients. Ulysses questions the homeless man from his dreams, who claims to have been repeatedly raped by aliens. He admits that “about six months later, the babies come out”, and begs Ulysses to kill him. He refuses, but the man is electrocuted anyway by a live wire. Ford wakes up to find Cleopatra in his bedroom. Gabriel reappears to Ulysses. Carly breaks up with a drunken Jethro, who is subsequently raped by an alien.