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The Best Episodes of Narcos

Every episode of Narcos ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Narcos!

A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.


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The best episode of "Narcos" is "Al Fin Cayó!", rated 9.4/10 from 7912 user votes. It was directed by Andrés Baiz and written by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro. "Al Fin Cayó!" aired on 9/2/2016 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Good, The Bad, and The Dead".

  • Al Fin Cayó!
    9.4/10 7,912 votes

    #1 - Al Fin Cayó!

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-09-02

    Javier deals with the repercussions from Judy's interview. Tata tries to convince Pablo to surrender for the sake of his children.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Dead
    9.3/10 6,635 votes

    #2 - The Good, The Bad, and The Dead

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-09-02

    The Cali cartel discusses moving in on Pablo's territory. Limón proposes a plan to Maritza. Tata gets a gun for protection.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: N/A

  • Todos Los Hombres del Presidente
    9.3/10 4,777 votes

    #3 - Todos Los Hombres del Presidente

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-09-01

    David follows his suspicions. Peña is shocked to discover the depth of corruption in the Colombian government. Miguel is sought after once again.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Jason George

  • Los Pepes
    9.1/10 5,655 votes

    #4 - Los Pepes

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-09-02

    The newly-formed Los Pepes want to destroy Pablo and his empire. Tata's brother urges her to leave and seek safety with her children.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: Julie Siege

  • Going Back to Cali
    9.1/10 4,588 votes

    #5 - Going Back to Cali

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-09-01

    David and Peña are in a race against each other to find Pallomari. Peña makes a serious decision about the future of his career.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

  • Explosivos
    9.0/10 6,830 votes

    #6 - Explosivos

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Peña and Carillo close in on Gacha, while Murphy tries to protect pro-extradition candidate Gaviria from a notorious assassin connected to Pablo.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Andrew Black

  • La Gran Mentira
    8.9/10 6,348 votes

    #7 - La Gran Mentira

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-08-28

    A tragic mistake forces the government to change tactics in the fight against Pablo. But Pablo faces bigger threats from inside his empire.

    Director: Fernando Coimbra

    Writer: Allison Abner

  • Checkmate
    8.9/10 4,313 votes

    #8 - Checkmate

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-09-01

    Peña hatches a plan to try to capture Cali leader Gilberto Rodriguez. Amado proposes a business idea to Pacho.

    Director: Gabriel Ripstein

    Writer: Andrew Black

  • Sin Salida
    8.9/10 4,117 votes

    #9 - Sin Salida

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-01

    Peña plans another covert operation to take down a key Cali cartel member, but he risks running out of time during his search.

    Director: Fernando Coimbra

    Writer: Clayton Trussell, Santa Sierra

  • Descenso
    8.8/10 9,648 votes

    #10 - Descenso

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.

    Director: José Padilha

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Chris Brancato

  • Despegue
    8.8/10 6,256 votes

    #11 - Despegue

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Pablo's activities in prison provoke the government into taking extreme action. Murphy and Peña face a situation of their own.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Nick Schenk, Chris Brancato

  • Best Laid Plans
    8.8/10 4,052 votes

    #12 - Best Laid Plans

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-09-01

    Jorge takes a dangerous risk. An accident in New York threatens to expose Chepe. Peña travels to Curaçao to arrest a potential witness.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: Jason George

  • The Palace in Flames
    8.7/10 6,603 votes

    #13 - The Palace in Flames

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Despite a new extradition treaty, the U.S. puts more money into fighting communism, creating new challenges for Murphy and Peña in the hunt for Pablo.

    Director: Guillermo Navarro

    Writer: Chris Brancato

  • Exit El Patrón
    8.7/10 4,910 votes

    #14 - Exit El Patrón

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-09-02

    Colombia begins to turn on Escobar after his latest terrorist attack. Tata receives help from an unlikely ally. Quica gets increasingly anxious.

    Director: Gerardo Naranjo

    Writer: N/A

  • Convivir
    8.7/10 3,980 votes

    #15 - Convivir

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-09-01

    David seeks revenge on behalf of his father, putting Enrique in danger. Peña asks Don Berna for help on a rescue mission.

    Director: Fernando Coimbra

    Writer: Andrew Black

  • La Catedral
    8.6/10 5,809 votes

    #16 - La Catedral

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-08-28

    The hunt for Pablo seems to be over after he makes a deal with the government, but Murphy and Peña -- and the Cali Cartel -- have other plans.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Nick Schenk, Chris Brancato

  • Our Man in Madrid
    8.6/10 5,062 votes

    #17 - Our Man in Madrid

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-09-02

    President Gaviria has a new job for an old colleague. The Search Bloc's new tactics shake up Pablo, but also unsettle Steve and Javier.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Zachary Reiter

  • Deutschland 93
    8.6/10 4,935 votes

    #18 - Deutschland 93

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-09-02

    As the danger intensifies for the Escobars, Pablo sends his family to another country. Gaviria weighs the opportunity to use them as leverage.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

  • You Will Cry Tears of Blood
    8.5/10 5,907 votes

    #19 - You Will Cry Tears of Blood

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Pablo goes into hiding as the political tide turns against him, but he finds a way to strike back. Murphy and Peña finally get the CIA to help them.

    Director: Fernando Coimbra

    Writer: Zach Calig, Dana Calvo

  • Cambalache
    8.5/10 5,174 votes

    #20 - Cambalache

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-02

    Tata gets impatient with life on the run. Pablo responds to President Gaviria's reward offer. Steve and Javier meet their new boss.

    Director: Gerardo Naranjo

    Writer: Zachary Reiter

  • The Enemies of My Enemy
    8.5/10 4,828 votes

    #21 - The Enemies of My Enemy

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-09-02

    The Search Bloc gets a new leader. Javier loses faith in the system. Pablo brings Tata's brother Carlos down from Miami to cheer her up.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: N/A

  • Nuestra Finca
    8.5/10 4,881 votes

    #22 - Nuestra Finca

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-09-02

    Pablo is reunited with an estranged family member. Judy Moncada's life is put in danger. The DEA and CIA clash over how to handle Los Pepes.

    Director: Andrés Baiz

    Writer: Julie Siege, Clayton Trussell

  • The Sword of Simón Bolívar
    8.4/10 7,312 votes

    #23 - The Sword of Simón Bolívar

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Communist radical group M-19 makes a move against the narcos, while Murphy gets an education in Colombian law enforcement from his new partner Peña.

    Director: José Padilha

    Writer: Chris Brancato

  • The Men of Always
    8.4/10 6,705 votes

    #24 - The Men of Always

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-08-28

    Murphy encounters the depths of government corruption when he and Peña try to derail Escobar's political ambitions by proving he's a narco.

    Director: Guillermo Navarro

    Writer: Dana Calvo

  • MRO
    8.4/10 3,910 votes

    #25 - MRO

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-09-01

    Paranoid about leaks, Miguel cracks down on his security. Pacho makes a decision about his new offer. Peña works on cultivating a witness.

    Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka

    Writer: Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson