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The Best Episodes of Strike Back

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

The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Genres:DramaAction & Adventure

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The best episode of "Strike Back" is "Episode 10", rated 9/10 from 556 user votes. It was directed by M.J. Bassett and written by Richard Zajdlic. "Episode 10" aired on 10/18/2013 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 10".

  • Episode 10
    9.0/10 556 votes

    #1 - Episode 10

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-10-18

    Scott and Stonebridge face a new pivotal player in Al-Zuhari's plan, and with an imminent attack looming, the team resorts to questionable measures, sparking conflict within the unit.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: Richard Zajdlic

  • Episode 10
    8.8/10 540 votes

    #2 - Episode 10

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-07-29

    Scott and Stonebridge head out for a final showdown with Li-Na, in an effort to avenge Richmond’s death and save Locke’s career and their own lives before a bomb goes off in Europe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.7/10 636 votes

    #3 - Episode 1

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-08-09

    Enjoying a long-deserved vacation, Scott and Stonebridge are recalled after a fellow Section 20 member dies while pursuing the elusive terrorist al-Zuhari in Beirut. A new lead sends them into the remote jungles of Colombia in pursuit of a known associate of al-Zuhari’s and deep in territory controlled by a powerful drug cartel.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: M.J. Bassett, Tim Vaughan, Simon Burke

  • Episode 9
    8.7/10 445 votes

    #4 - Episode 9

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-10-11

    Scott and Stonebridge try to keep their promise to protect Ester; Richmond and Martinez follow an Al-Zuhari associate; the team sets out to stop an infiltrator before he reaches a populated area.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: Richard Zajdlic

  • Episode 8
    8.6/10 423 votes

    #5 - Episode 8

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-10-04

    Scott looks for an escape from Black Bear Prison, while Locke becomes suspicious of Kamali. The team races to locate Stonebridge, whose condition grows more dire when he encounters Al-Zuhari's plan firsthand. Continuing his vendetta, Ulyanov closes in on Scott and Stonebridge.

    Director: Stephen Woolfenden

    Writer: M.J. Bassett, Tim Vaughan

  • Episode 1
    8.6/10 606 votes

    #6 - Episode 1

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-06-03

    The daughter of Thailand's British ambassador is kidnapped, so Stonebridge, Scott and the rest of the team sign up for another do-or-die trying adventure.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 9
    8.6/10 384 votes

    #7 - Episode 9

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-07-29

    Locke takes Section 20 off the radar, as they defy Whitehall to travel to Geneva where he is convinced that Li-Na and Kwon are preparing to attack the United Nations HQ.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.5/10 461 votes

    #8 - Episode 2

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-08-16

    Out of options and hunted by the resourceful cartel, Section 20 goes for a longshot and attempts an assault in downtown Bogota, hoping to obtain intel on one of al-Zuhari’s key people. Meanwhile, Dalton looks for the source that exposed her team in Beirut, but discovers a surprising ally and a piece of al-Zuhari’s plan.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: M.J. Bassett, Tim Vaughan, Simon Burke

  • Episode 4
    8.5/10 433 votes

    #9 - Episode 4

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-09-06

    Section 20 attempts a risky rescue for a potential new ally. Now veering close to the edge, but determined to find the truth, Dalton goes AWOL with a detainee.

    Director: Julian Holmes

    Writer: James Dormer

  • Episode 6
    8.5/10 419 votes

    #10 - Episode 6

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-09-20

    Section 20 is torn between devoting their resources to the mission or saving one of their own. Stonebridge's health continues to affect him in the field. Al-Zuhari's network moves forward quickly, striking close. Kamali explains why yet another threat is emerging.

    Director: Paul Wilmshurst

    Writer: John Simpson

  • Episode 4
    8.5/10 411 votes

    #11 - Episode 4

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-06-24

    Scott has a serious talk with his son whilst the rest of Section 20 form an uneasy alliance with a couple of CIA mercenaries as they go after Shiro and Mei Foster.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 10
    8.4/10 541 votes

    #12 - Episode 10

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-10-21

    In the season finale, Stonebridge and Scott are in a race against time to find a pair of suicide bombers targeting Budapest.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Tony Saint

  • Episode 7
    8.4/10 449 votes

    #13 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-09-21

    Knox extricates a political leader from a Zimbabwe prison, and the unit tries to catch up with the escapee by tracking his activist daughter.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.4/10 414 votes

    #14 - Episode 7

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-09-27

    The team tracks stolen property to Russia, where Scott and Stonebridge continue their side careers as "outlaws." As Stonebridge's health continues to deteriorate, they discover new mysteries about a piece of Al-Zuhari's plan. Kamali worries that his cover identity may not hold.

    Director: Stephen Woolfenden

    Writer: Ben Newman, Simon Burke

  • Episode 3
    8.4/10 428 votes

    #15 - Episode 3

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-06-17

    Locke works out that his long-time friend is working with the dangerous Yakuza and Office 39. Scott needs protect his son after they find themselves enemy fire.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 10
    8.3/10 454 votes

    #16 - Episode 10

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-10-12

    In order to stop Knox, Scott comes to Bryant for assistance. Meanwhile Stonebridge has trouble focusing on the mission as he is bent on revenge. Section 20 get assistance from South African police to stop Knox's plot.

    Director: Bill Eagles

    Writer: Tony Saint

  • Episode 5
    8.3/10 415 votes

    #17 - Episode 5

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-09-13

    While recovering from a shocking turn of events, Section 20 faces a different threat: a new enemy joining forces with an old one. Locke draws Kamali in closer to the team. Scott looks for an old friend, while Stonebridge gets closer to a new one.

    Director: Paul Wilmshurst

    Writer: John Simpson

  • Episode 2
    8.3/10 431 votes

    #18 - Episode 2

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-06-10

    Section 20 try to track down the real culprits behind the embassy attack, starting with getting information from gangster Ray McQueen.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.3/10 371 votes

    #19 - Episode 7

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-07-15

    The battle with Li-Na is now in Europe, as Section 20 look for a way to get back on her trail. Locke ends up getting an unexpected chance to confront his nemesis.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.3/10 355 votes

    #20 - Episode 8

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-07-22

    The team find out that Li-Na is planning to mount a nuclear attack in Europe. Locke puts himself in the firing line after he neglects the mission in order to avenge his son's murder.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.2/10 589 votes

    #21 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-10-07

    In Kosovo, Stonebridge, Scott and four hostages find themselves in dire straits after being double-crossed by KFOR soldiers and the drug lord Hasani.

    Director: Paul Wilmshurst

    Writer: Simon Burke

  • Episode 9
    8.2/10 520 votes

    #22 - Episode 9

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-10-14

    Scott and Stonebridge head to Chechnya to track down Latif and a stockpile of chemical weapons.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Tony Saint

  • Episode 5
    8.2/10 464 votes

    #23 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-09-07

    The trail of the missing nuclear triggers leads to Cape Town, South Africa, where kidnappers abduct the children of an expatriate munitions expert to force him to cooperate.

    Director: Julian Holmes

    Writer: Richard Zajdlic

  • Episode 8
    8.2/10 431 votes

    #24 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-09-28

    Unrest spreads after the assassination attempt on political leader Lutulu, while Stonebridge questions the shooter in an isolated police station and looks for a safe way out.

    Director: M.J. Bassett

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.2/10 445 votes

    #25 - Episode 3

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-08-23

    Although they are uncertain of others’ loyalties, the team must work with an asset in Beirut to get a lead on James Leatherby, a dangerous and unpredictable operative with ties to al-Zuhari.

    Director: Julian Holmes

    Writer: James Dormer