Final Scene Of The Episode

Episode 10 - Season 1


Genius is a show that explores the turbulent journey of the physicist who would grow to become the icon: Albert Einstein. Fiercely independent, innately brilliant, eternally curious, Einstein changed the way we view the universe. Consequently, this series will change the way we view Einstein. From his early failures and achievements in the world of academics to his emotionally fraught search for love and human connection, the ten-part event paints a portrait of the real Albert Einstein in all his complexity.



Season 1
  • Einstein 1: Chapter One


    As anti-Semitism reaches a fever pitch in 1930s Germany, famed physicist Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) wrestles with the decision to seek refuge in America with his second wife, Elsa (Emily Watson), or to stay in solidarity with fellow Jewish academics. The struggle evokes memories of his first days as a headstrong student (Johnny Flynn) at Zurich Polytechnic, during which he meets the first love of his life, Mileva Maric (Samantha Colley).

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Two


    After butting heads with Mileva Maric (Samantha Colley), the only girl in his class at Zurich Polytechnic, Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) falls in love with this determined fellow student. While the passionate affair fans the flames of their mutual curiosity and love of science, their reckless abandon doesn't go unnoticed by Einstein's strict physics teacher, Professor Weber.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Three


    Recent university graduate Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) struggles to make ends meet while trying to land an academic post in a scientific world rigid with tradition and protocol. After finally securing various tutoring jobs, he moves one step closer to being able to provide for his pregnant wife, Mileva (Samantha Colley), when tragedy strikes.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Four


    While working a day job at the Bern patent office, Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) burns the candle at both ends supported by his new wife, Mileva (Samantha Colley), fueling four papers, among them the theory of special relativity, in what will historically be considered his "miracle year." One of the papers catches the attention of notable theoretical physicist Max Planck.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Five


    With new teaching duties, Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) finally begins to experience the academic life he long coveted as he develops his theory of general relativity. Enjoying his first taste of acclaim among the most renowned scientific minds of Europe, including Carl Jung and Marie Curie, Einstein falters in his familial responsibilities. His only relief comes from a visit to extended family, where he is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Six


    After moving his family to Berlin for work, and to be closer to his new love Elsa (Emily Watson), Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) sets out to prove his theory of general relativity. He enlists the help of an astronomer to photograph a solar eclipse in Russia, but the expedition goes awry. Einstein’s affair becomes less secret than he and Elsa had hoped, and with her reputation at stake, Elsa forces an ultimatum: divorce Mileva or lose her forever.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Seven


    Exhausted and worn out, Albert Einstein’s (Geoffrey Rush) attempt to make scientific history is put to the test as he begins to experience serious health issues. Meanwhile, sweeping patriotism in the wake of the war has corrupted one of his closest friends, Fritz Haber (Richard Topol), pitting them against each other in a battle of ideals. In the German war effort, Albert is the lone scientist to refuse the call to arms.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Eight


    Attempting to flee to the United States in response to the ascension of the Nazis, Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Elsa (Emily Watson) find that their visas have been blocked for entry by the U.S. State Department because Einstein’s politics placed him on the radar of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (T.R. Knight). With just days before his departure, Einstein must convince the U.S. Consul in Germany that he is no threat to the country.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Nine


    Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and Elsa (Emily Watson) settle into America while trying to save those he left behind. Although quantum physics continues to vex him, his focus is diverted by the splitting of the atom in Nazi Germany. When tragedy strikes, Einstein seeks comfort in the arms of a Russian woman whose intentions are unclear.

  • Einstein 1: Chapter Ten


    After the atomic bomb is dropped and WWII ends, Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) assumes the role of world citizen in his elder years. Having been linked to nuclear weapons, he drowns in guilt and refocuses his efforts to prevent further wars while continuing his quest to make a full and complete picture of the laws of physics. Inspiration strikes when a young neighbor asks him for homework help, reminding him of the joy that science once brought.