The BEST episodes directed by Kerry Shawcross

End of the Beginning
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8.80
74 votes

#1 - End of the Beginning

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 12

The attack continues. As Ruby rushes to help at the school, Cinder battles Ozpin before being confronted by Pyrrha.

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Heroes and Monsters
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8.69
70 votes

#2 - Heroes and Monsters

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 11

Ruby fights Neo and Torchwick as the rest of the students fight the hacked Paladins at the school.

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No Safe Haven
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8.57
52 votes

#3 - No Safe Haven

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 12

With Qrow incapacitated, Team RNJR is left to fight the Nuckelavee alone.

It's Brawl in the Family
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8.45
96 votes

#4 - It's Brawl in the Family

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 3

Winter Schnee, Weiss' stern older sister, arrives at Beacon and battles Qrow Branwen. Meanwhile, Cinder continues to build upon her ultimate scheme.

The Lost Fable
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8.42
66 votes

#5 - The Lost Fable

RWBY - Season 6 - Episode 3

What is your favorite fairy tale?

Players and Pieces
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8.36
120 votes

#6 - Players and Pieces

RWBY - Season 1 - Episode 8

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, Jaune, Pyrrha, and fellow students Nora and Ren fight for their lives against the monstrous inhabitants of the Emerald Forest in their first true test as Huntsmen and Huntresses.

Remembrance
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8.34
55 votes

#7 - Remembrance

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 2

Team RNJR discovers the remains of a massacred town and Weiss is cornered by her father.

The Next Step
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8.26
60 votes

#8 - The Next Step

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 1

Six months after the Fall of Beacon, Ruby has set out for Mistral with Jaune, Nora, and Ren. Salem assigns her council and plots their next move.

Tipping Point
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8.25
50 votes

#9 - Tipping Point

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 6

Weiss performs at the charity concert while Team RNJR comes across an abandoned town called Oniyuri.

Battle of Beacon
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8.24
69 votes

#10 - Battle of Beacon

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 10

As the Grimm attack Beacon, Ruby rallies the other tournament teams to fight. Torchwick takes control of Ironwood's flagship.

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Of Runaways and Stowaways
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8.21
55 votes

#11 - Of Runaways and Stowaways

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 3

Blake sails to Menagerie, but is interrupted by a Grimm attack.

Punished
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8.20
50 votes

#12 - Punished

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 7

Oscar learns about his connection to Ozpin, Weiss faces the consequences of her actions, and Ruby joins Qrow in the fight against Tyrian.

Painting the Town...
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8.14
71 votes

#13 - Painting the Town...

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 4

Blake and Sun find Torchwick supplying advanced armaments to a group of radicals, but are discovered before they can escape. All of team RWBY must unite to defeat their enemy's newest weapon.

Downfall
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8.10
52 votes

#14 - Downfall

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 13

Ruby distracts Emerald and Mercury long enough for Yang to pursue Raven and Cinder, while a recovered Weiss summons the Lancer Queen to defeat Hazel. Adam prepares to destroy the school, but Blake arrives with the rest of the Faunus to take him into custody. Raven defeats Cinder in a grueling battle and unlocks the relic, but is confronted by Yang before she can claim it.

No Brakes
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8.06
64 votes

#15 - No Brakes

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 11

Team RWBY fights against the clock to stop a train from reaching its destination.

Uncovered
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8.05
58 votes

#16 - Uncovered

RWBY - Season 6 - Episode 2

No matter how hard you may try to bury it, the past will always claw its way back to you.

Taking Control
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8.03
59 votes

#17 - Taking Control

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 11

Cinder trains and Tyrian reels from his defeat. Yang, Weiss, and Blake each decide to take matters into their own hands.

Extracurricular
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8.03
73 votes

#18 - Extracurricular

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 5

Pyrrha Nikos is one of the most promising new Huntresses at Beacon, called "the Invincible Girl" for good reason. But when it comes to matters of the heart Pyrrha's much more vulnerable than she lets on.

PvP
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8.01
69 votes

#19 - PvP

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 9

Pyrrha faces Penny in the singles round before things quickly start to fall apart.

Family
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8.00
56 votes

#20 - Family

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 4

Yang struggles with confronting her fears and resuming training.

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Magnetic Personality
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8.00
9 votes

#21 - Magnetic Personality

RWBY Chibi - Season 1 - Episode 8

Join the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY CHIBI! Episode 8 RWBY Chibi 1 - Pickle Surprise 2 - Tubby Tummy 3 - Magnetic Personality 4 - Going Down

Lighting the Fire
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7.95
60 votes

#22 - Lighting the Fire

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 4

Yang tells Raven that she needs her Semblance, which allows her to create portals and teleport to people she's bonded with, to get to Ruby. Raven initially refuses, claiming that Ozpin is not to be trusted, but Weiss escapes her confinement with the help of her Armored Knight and reunites with Yang. Not wanting to attract Grimm, Raven agrees to Yang's demands and summons her and Weiss to her tent to tell them what they need to know.

Kuroyuri
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7.92
60 votes

#23 - Kuroyuri

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 10

Ren and Nora's past is revealed through a flashback.

Alone in the Woods
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7.91
57 votes

#24 - Alone in the Woods

RWBY - Season 6 - Episode 6

As darkness falls on Brunswick Farms and the snow continues to fall, Team RWBY's morale is at an all-time low. The only thing worse than being stranded, alone in the woods... is realizing you're not alone at all.

Fall
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7.86
66 votes

#25 - Fall

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 6

Pyrrha is faced with a difficult decision. Meanwhile, the Vytal Festival Tournament proceeds to its singles match, with Yang and Mercury fighting in the first round.

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Black and White
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7.86
112 votes

#26 - Black and White

RWBY - Season 1 - Episode 16

After Blake ran away, the rest team RWBY searches for her. Meanwhile Blake and a new friend attempt to find out who's behind a series of thefts.

Sissy Fight
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7.86
7 votes

#27 - Sissy Fight

RWBY Chibi - Season 1 - Episode 5

Join the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY CHIBI! Episode 5 RWBY Chibi 1 - Costume Party 2 - Ear Cleaning 3 - Sissy Fight 4 - Shadow People

Breach
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7.86
63 votes

#28 - Breach

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 12

Hundreds of Grimm pour into the city and team RWBY alone cannot stop them. As Cinder's carefully laid schemes are in danger of coming apart, she searches for a way to salvage the situation.

Best Day Ever
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7.84
109 votes

#29 - Best Day Ever

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 1

A new semester at Beacon begins in a messy way as teams RWBY and JNPR go at it in a knockdown, drag-out food fight. Meanwhile, sinister forces gather, ready to strike at an unsuspecting kingdom.

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Argus Limited
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7.83
58 votes

#30 - Argus Limited

RWBY - Season 6 - Episode 1

Ruby Rose and her friends have been burdened with transporting the Relic of Knowledge safely to Atlas. There's countless miles of Grimm-covered countryside between the city of Mistral and the northern coastline of Anima. Fortunately, the Argus Limited can easily make the journey... so long as nothing goes wrong.

A Much Needed Talk
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7.81
58 votes

#31 - A Much Needed Talk

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 8

As night falls, Qrow explains to Team RNJR what they are truly fighting against. Blake repairs her relationship with her parents.

True Colors
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7.81
52 votes

#32 - True Colors

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 10

Qrow receives a call from Lionheart while talking to Ozpin, but they are suspicious. As Blake and Ilia fight, Ilia becomes lost between following Blake and the White Fang. When the Albain brothers intervene, Fennec is killed and the Belladonnas and Sun are victorious in their battle. Blake convinces the Faunus of Menagerie that they need to stop Adam, and the majority join her, including Ilia.

New Challengers...
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7.80
91 votes

#33 - New Challengers...

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 2

Team JNPR fights against Shade's Team BRNZ. Later, Team SSSN of Haven, Sun and Neptune's team, fight against Shade's all-female Team NDGO.

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
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7.80
55 votes

#34 - Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 9

Yang and Weiss each complete their training and individually prepare to leave for Mistral. Meanwhile, Blake runs into an old acquaintance.

The More the Merrier
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7.79
48 votes

#35 - The More the Merrier

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 11

Qrow, Oscar/Ozpin, Ruby, and the rest of their group arrive at Haven to meet with Lionheart, but the meeting turns out to be a trap. Raven, Vernal, Cinder, Emerald, Mercury, and Hazel arrive to confront them, with the latter saying that the White Fang has also arrived as they prepare to destroy the school. Jaune attacks Cinder, seeking revenge Pyrrha. In the ensuing battle, Weiss is impaled by Cinder.

Round One
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7.77
77 votes

#36 - Round One

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 1

In the Vytal Festival Tournament, Team RWBY fights their first round against Haven's Team ABRN.

Dance Dance Infiltration
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7.75
73 votes

#37 - Dance Dance Infiltration

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 7

Jaune starts to realize how Pyrrha feels about him, and makes a bold move. Ruby notices something amiss outside the dance, and decides to investigate.

Search and Destroy
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7.75
68 votes

#38 - Search and Destroy

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 9

Accompanied by the eccentric Huntsman Dr. Oobleck, team RWBY battles the Grimm in an abandoned part of the city, all while secretly searching for Torchwick's hideout.

Midnight
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7.74
27 votes

#39 - Midnight

RWBY - Season 8 - Episode 6

It's time.

Destiny
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7.72
60 votes

#40 - Destiny

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 8

Yang is disqualified from the tournament and Pyrrha remains conflicted about Ozpin's offer.

Security Woes
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7.71
7 votes

#41 - Security Woes

RWBY Chibi - Season 1 - Episode 22

Join the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY CHIBI! Episode 22 RWBY Chibi 1 - Game Night 2 - Security Woes 3 - Floor is Lava

Never Miss a Beat
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7.71
66 votes

#42 - Never Miss a Beat

RWBY - Season 3 - Episode 5

Penny and Ciel Soleil fight against Team CRDL in the doubles round before Weiss and Yang battle against Flynt Coal and Neon Katt from Atlas' Team FNKI.

Lost
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7.71
45 votes

#43 - Lost

RWBY - Season 6 - Episode 9

With Cinder gone, Emerald and Mercury are starting to raise questions, and they're not the only ones; Jaune, Nora, and Ren search for Oscar, but still aren't sure what they'll do if they find him.

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Vault of the Spring Maiden
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7.71
48 votes

#44 - Vault of the Spring Maiden

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 12

Hazel becomes enraged at Ozpin and fights him to settle an old grudge. Jaune unlocks his Semblance and heals Weiss while Ruby and Yang hold off Emerald and Mercury. Upon entering the vault, Cinder fatally strikes Vernal to steal her powers. However, Raven reveals that she is the real Spring Maiden and prepares to fight Cinder for the Relic.

Menagerie
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7.70
54 votes

#45 - Menagerie

RWBY - Season 4 - Episode 5

Blake and Sun arrive in Kuo Kuana, the main city of Menagerie, and go to see Blake's parents.

Haven's Fate
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7.68
47 votes

#46 - Haven's Fate

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 14

Yang denounces Raven and her actions, shaming her into fleeing. Emerald breaks down upon learning of Cinder's defeat while Adam and Lionheart flee, forcing Mercury and Hazel to retreat. Salem kills Lionheart for his cowardice, while Ghira reclaims leadership of the White Fang. Despite brief tension in Yang, Blake is welcomed back by RWBY as Ozpin directs them to make for Atlas. In a post-credits scene, Raven visits Taiyang in secret.

Ren Plays Tag
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7.67
9 votes

#47 - Ren Plays Tag

RWBY Chibi - Season 1 - Episode 9

Join the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY CHIBI! Episode 9 RWBY Chibi 1 - Weiss Studying 2 - Ren Plays Tag

Welcome to Haven
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7.65
62 votes

#48 - Welcome to Haven

RWBY - Season 5 - Episode 1

Qrow and Team RNJR visit Professor Leonardo Lionheart to protect Haven's relic, which can only be accessed by the Spring Maiden. After Lionheart refuses Qrow's plan, Qrow is approached by Oscar, who identifies himself as Ozpin. The Belladonnas confront the Albains about the information from Ilia's scroll, but they blame Ilia. Blake decides to tell the public the information instead. Somewhere in Mistral, a man offers to lead Yang to Raven.

Mountain Glenn
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7.64
66 votes

#49 - Mountain Glenn

RWBY - Season 2 - Episode 10

Weiss, Blake and Yang contemplate why they want to become Huntresses, while Ruby makes a startling discover deep underground.

Fighting Game
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7.63
8 votes

#50 - Fighting Game

RWBY Chibi - Season 1 - Episode 4

Join the cast of RWBY in a new series of cute, comedy shorts with infinite possibilities! It's playing tag! It's baking cookies! It's posing as police officers! It's... really quite absurd. It's RWBY CHIBI! Episode 4 RWBY Chibi 1 - Fighting Game 2 - Ice Sculpture 3 - Present for Blake 4 - Marshmallows