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The Best Episodes of Special Ops: Lioness

Every episode of Special Ops: Lioness ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Special Ops: Lioness!

Cruz Manuelos, a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine, is recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within. Joe, the station chief of the Lioness program, is tasked with training, managing and leading her female undercover operatives.

Genre:Drama
Network:Paramount+

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Special Ops: Lioness" is "Gone Is the Illusion of Order", rated 8.4/10 from 1686 user votes. It was directed by John Hillcoat and written by Taylor Sheridan. "Gone Is the Illusion of Order" aired on 9/3/2023 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Choice of Failure".

  • Gone Is the Illusion of Order
    8.4/10 1,686 votes

    #1 - Gone Is the Illusion of Order

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-09-03

    Unforeseen circumstances leave the mission in jeopardy. A suspicious Ehsan confronts Cruz before his wedding day. Joe and the team prepare for the worst.

    Director: John Hillcoat

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • The Choice of Failure
    7.9/10 1,402 votes

    #2 - The Choice of Failure

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-08-06

    Cruz is put in a compromising position while out with Aaliyah and friends in the Hamptons, causing Joe and Kaitlyn to doubt her. Kaitlyn and Westfield confront Kyle over what happened at the border, complicating things further for Joe and her team.

    Director: Anthony Byrne

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Wish the Fight Away
    7.9/10 1,327 votes

    #3 - Wish the Fight Away

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-08-27

    While shopping in Manhattan for the wedding, Aaliyah and Cruz get closer. Kate returns home only to say goodbye to her mom once again. Joe guides Cruz through internal struggle and doubt in completing the mission.

    Director: John Hillcoat

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • The Lie Is the Truth
    7.7/10 1,282 votes

    #4 - The Lie Is the Truth

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-08-20

    Aaliyah bonds with Cruz over a spa day. Bobby, Tex, Two Cups, Randy and Tucker confront a threat at the Safe House. Kaitlyn and Joe are scolded for the San Antonio mission in a debrief.

    Director: Paul Cameron

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Sacrificial Soldiers
    7.6/10 1,863 votes

    #5 - Sacrificial Soldiers

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-07-23

    Things go awry for Joe and her team during a mission out in the field. Joe is left devastated. Upon her return home, Joe's family life presents it's own challenges. Cruz tries to escape a dangerous situation. Joe must choose an agent.

    Director: John Hillcoat

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • The Beating
    7.6/10 1,648 votes

    #6 - The Beating

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-07-23

    Joe continues her training with Cruz whose methods are questionable. Cruz starts to build a relationship with Aaliyah. Kate gets into a fight during her soccer game. Neal has to deliver difficult news to a patient.

    Director: John Hillcoat

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Bruise Like a Fist
    7.6/10 1,436 votes

    #7 - Bruise Like a Fist

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-07-30

    Cruz is invited to spend the weekend with Aaliyah and her inner-circle. Joe keeps Kaitlyn informed of Cruz's progress. Kyle comes to Joe desperate for help with an asset.

    Director: Anthony Byrne

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Truth Is the Shrewdest Lie
    7.6/10 1,299 votes

    #8 - Truth Is the Shrewdest Lie

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-08-13

    Joe and Neal deal with the aftermath of Kate's accident. Westfield and Kaitlyn deploy Joe's team to subdue a terrorist threat. Cruz's cover may be in jeopardy.

    Director: Paul Cameron

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan