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The Best Episodes of The Last Dance

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

A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.


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The best episode of "The Last Dance" is "Episode X", rated 9.5/10 from 3448 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Episode X" aired on 5/17/2020 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode VIII".

  • Episode X
    9.5/10 3,448 votes

    #1 - Episode X

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-05-17

    In June of 1998, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz in an NBA Finals rematch, looking for a sixth championship and a perfect ending for "The Last Dance."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode VIII
    9.2/10 3,306 votes

    #2 - Episode VIII

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-05-10

    Michael Jordan would famously use even the smallest slight imaginable to motivate himself against an opponent. And when his NBA comeback in 1995 fell short in the playoffs, he worked harder than ever to return to form.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode IX
    9.2/10 3,139 votes

    #3 - Episode IX

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-05-17

    In May of 1998, nearly a year after Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls fought past Utah in the NBA Finals, their path to a sixth title only gets more challenging, as a brutal seven-game series against the Indiana Pacers decides the Eastern Conference.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode IV
    9.1/10 3,694 votes

    #4 - Episode IV

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-04-26

    In what management insists is Phil Jackson's final season in Chicago as head coach of the Bulls, he continues to seem like the only one who can steer this unique, singular collection of talent to another title.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode VII
    9.1/10 3,393 votes

    #5 - Episode VII

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-05-10

    As Michael Jordan pushes his teammates hard for a sixth NBA title, his intensity and hunger for basketball dominance is in stark contrast to his mindset in October 1993, when he stunned the world by walking away from the game.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode I
    9.0/10 4,610 votes

    #6 - Episode I

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-04-19

    In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls begin their quest to win a sixth NBA title in eight years. But "The Last Dance," as coach Phil Jackson called it, will be shadowed by tension with the club's front office.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode III
    9.0/10 3,842 votes

    #7 - Episode III

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-04-26

    Once a key member of the hated Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" championship teams that brutalized Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman is virtually all Jordan can count on in the early months of the 1997-98 season.

    Director: N/A

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  • Episode V
    9.0/10 3,449 votes

    #8 - Episode V

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-05-03

    As Michael Jordan's fame peaked to unparalleled levels in the early 1990s in the wake of consecutive NBA titles and a starring role on the Olympic Dream Team, his image as "Air Jordan" made him a profoundly significant cultural figure.

    Director: N/A

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  • Episode II
    8.9/10 4,181 votes

    #9 - Episode II

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-04-19

    Michael Jordan is left to begin the 1997-98 season without his injured sidekick Scottie Pippen, whose contract dispute with the Bulls' front office reaches a fever pitch as the team gets off to one of the worst starts of its championship runs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode VI
    8.8/10 3,326 votes

    #10 - Episode VI

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-05-03

    With Michael Jordan's extraordinary fame came extraordinary scrutiny, and in 1993, it all felt like it came to a head with the Chicago Bulls' pursuit of a third straight title shadowed by question marks about Jordan's gambling.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A