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The Best Episodes of Samurai Jack

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

A great warrior is displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

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The best episode of "Samurai Jack" is "XCIII", rated 9.7/10 from 2209 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "XCIII" aired on 3/18/2017 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "XCIV".

  • XCIII
    9.7/10 2,209 votes

    #1 - XCIII

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-03-18

    Jack's will to survive is pushed to its absolute limits after a deadly, unseen foe launches a relentless surprise attack.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • XCIV
    9.6/10 1,611 votes

    #2 - XCIV

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-03-25

    Samurai Jack is gravely injured, but still decides to face one of the deadliest foes he's ever faced, Assassins from the Cult of Aku.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • XCVIII
    9.4/10 1,082 votes

    #3 - XCVIII

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-04-29

    Jack and Ashi overcome a series of dangerous physical and spiritual tests in order to recover Jack's sword.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • XCII
    9.3/10 1,861 votes

    #4 - XCII

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-03-11

    It's been 50 years since we last saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. His past haunts him as well as a cult of assasins dedicated to killing him for Aku's glory.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • C
    9.3/10 1,029 votes

    #5 - C

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-05-13

    Samurai Jack's worst fear is realized when he faces off against Aku; the demon makes a shocking discovery about Ashi that puts her in grave danger.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • CI
    9.3/10 1,494 votes

    #6 - CI

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-05-20

    The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance as Samurai Jack faces Aku.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • VII
    9.2/10 1,202 votes

    #7 - VII

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2001-09-03

    Jack must get past three blind archers to reach an all-powerful wishing well.

    Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Mark Andrews

  • XCVII
    9.2/10 1,100 votes

    #8 - XCVII

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-04-22

    Ashi's search for Samurai Jack helps her to see his effect on the world after encountering numerous people and places where he has changed things for the better

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • L
    9.1/10 806 votes

    #9 - L

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2004-09-25

    Aku forces an old, ace robot assassin out of retirement to eliminate the ultimate mark - Jack.

    Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews

  • XCV
    9.1/10 1,128 votes

    #10 - XCV

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-04-08

    Samurai Jack partners with a deadly assassin in order to escape a gargantuan creature that has swallowed them whole.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • XXV
    9.0/10 791 votes

    #11 - XXV

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2002-10-04

    Jack comes upon a battle where a mere 300 men are fighting a vast, unending army of robots and their evil robotic leader.

    Director: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen

  • XXXV
    9.0/10 739 votes

    #12 - XXXV

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2003-05-17

    When Jack enters a spooky, old mansion and gets locked inside, he catches sight of a figure and sets after it to find out what is going on. As Jack is led further and further in, he discovers that the house and its inhabitants have an evil plan that involves…him.

    Director: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Chris Reccardi

  • XXXIX
    9.0/10 619 votes

    #13 - XXXIX

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2003-06-07

    Jack is carefully making his way through a labyrinth to reach a mysterious box - the problem is, so are two thieves.

    Director: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Don Shank

  • XL
    9.0/10 697 votes

    #14 - XL

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2003-06-14

    Aku sends a Ninja to destroy Jack who is busily helping a port town in distress.

    Director: Robert Alvarez, Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen

  • Scotsman Saves Jack
    9.0/10 692 votes

    #15 - Scotsman Saves Jack

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2003-08-23

    Jack has lost all memory of who he is and it's up to the Scotsman to put the pieces of the puzzle together to save the samurai.

    Director: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen

  • XCVI
    9.0/10 1,065 votes

    #16 - XCVI

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-04-15

    Samurai Jack fights to save a group of enslaved people from being harvested as the power source for a monstrous Mega-Robot.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • XI
    8.9/10 959 votes

    #17 - XI

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2001-11-19

    When Jack and a Scotsman meet on a never-ending bridge, they end up shackled together and on the run from bounty hunters.

    Director: Genndy Tartakovsky, Rob Renzetti

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Mark Andrews

  • XXIX
    8.9/10 680 votes

    #18 - XXIX

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2002-11-08

    Jack boards a train to his next destination only to be attacked by a couple of arguing bounty hunters.

    Director: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Charlie Bean, Paul Rudish

  • XXXII
    8.9/10 660 votes

    #19 - XXXII

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2003-04-26

    Jack must travel along a water creature, a mountain creature and a flying creature to get to a portal to return home. But once he reaches the portal, it is guarded by an undefeatable warrior who tells him that this portal is not for him.

    Director: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Erik Wiese, Genndy Tartakovsky

  • I
    8.8/10 1,459 votes

    #20 - I

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2001-08-10

    When Aku is reborn to set forth his reign of terror, the Emperor's son is sent off to learn the ways of the samurai. That boy becomes a man and attempts to slay Aku with a mighty sword, but Aku banishes him to the future.

    Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish

  • XLVIII
    8.8/10 609 votes

    #21 - XLVIII

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2003-11-24

    Tired of all the bounty hunters and robots failing, Aku fights Jack, mano y mano.

    Director: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Chris Reccardi

  • X
    8.6/10 872 votes

    #22 - X

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2001-10-29

    Jack goes through a cave full of challenges only to find an old warrior longing to reach Valhalla.

    Director: Robert Alvarez, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Mike Manley

  • XVIII
    8.6/10 708 votes

    #23 - XVIII

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2002-03-29

    Jack goes from destroyed village to another looking for those responsible, only to find the destruction was commissioned by Aku.

    Director: Genndy Tartakovsky, Rob Renzetti

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen

  • XXXI
    8.6/10 603 votes

    #24 - XXXI

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2002-11-15

    Jack must read hieroglyphics, solve riddles and assemble a sacred scarab to call upon Ra for help in fighting evil ancient Egyptian shadow warriors.

    Director: Genndy Tartakovsky, Chris Savino

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen

  • XXXVI
    8.6/10 550 votes

    #25 - XXXVI

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2003-05-31

    Jack falls into a hidden temple sanctuary to find monks trained like him in the style of the Ancient Master. The Ancient Master's Son then tells Jack of a portal to send him home, but in order to use it, his new friends must be sacrificed.

    Director: Randy Myers, Genndy Tartakovsky

    Writer: Bryan Andrews, Brian Larsen