The BEST episodes of Barbarians

Every episode of Barbarians ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Barbarians!

Torn between the mighty empire that raised him and his own tribal people, a Roman officer's conflicted allegiances lead to an epic historical clash.

Last Updated: 2/19/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Continuing
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The Battle
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7.85
430 votes

#1 - The Battle

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/2020

Ari leads Varus and three Roman legions into the Teutoburg Forest — and into history. Thusnelda makes a bloody sacrifice to preserve the alliance.

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The Price
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7.66
177 votes

#2 - The Price

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/2022

The tribes prepare to attack the Roman camp before ships with reinforcements arrive. Segestes approaches Tiberius with a treacherous proposal.

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Treason
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7.54
401 votes

#3 - Treason

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2020

Ari and Thusnelda forge a political marriage and begin uniting the fractious Germanic tribes. Folkwin is believed dead but has actually been enslaved.

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A New Reik
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7.53
396 votes

#4 - A New Reik

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2020

Ari embraces his new role with the Cherusci but his shift of allegiances runs deeper than Varus knows. Thusnelda and Folkwin rally a rival tribe.

Directors: Barbara Eder
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On the Edge
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7.47
423 votes

#5 - On the Edge

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/23/2020

Ari commands troops ordered by Varus to hunt down and kill Folkwin, whose family and home village are put in danger for his act of defiance.

Directors: Barbara Eder
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Vengeance
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7.43
473 votes

#6 - Vengeance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/23/2020

The theft of the standard provokes a crisis, reuniting Roman officer Ari with his father Segimer, and childhood friends Folkwin and Thusnelda.

Directors: Barbara Eder
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Doomed
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7.36
177 votes

#7 - Doomed

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2022

Marbod confronts Tiberius and demands justice. Thusnelda and Folkwin set out on a mission. Gaius hides out in the forest and makes a shocking discovery.

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Wolf and Eagle
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7.33
569 votes

#8 - Wolf and Eagle

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/23/2020

Cherusci tribal chief Segimer bristles at the increasing demands of new governor Varus. Secret lovers Thusnelda and Folkwin deal Rome a symbolic blow.

Directors: Barbara Eder
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The Oath
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7.32
171 votes

#9 - The Oath

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/21/2022

Tiberius requires a test of Marbod's loyalty. Flavus proposes an offer to Germanicus. The tribal chiefs gather to name Marbod king but tragedy strikes.

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Fathers
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7.32
177 votes

#10 - Fathers

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2022

Germanicus accuses Flavus of being a traitor. Ari brings Gaius to the village and then seeks revenge against Marbod. Thusnelda is angry at Ari for lying.

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New Legions
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7.19
225 votes

#11 - New Legions

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/21/2022

Ari suspects the Romans of rebuilding their forces, so he seeks the help of an eastern tribal chief, Marbod. Ari’s brother, Flavus, arrives in Germania.

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Captured
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7.12
193 votes

#12 - Captured

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2022

A friend comes to Thusnelda’s aid when she infiltrates the Roman camp. Without Ari knowing, Marbod meets with Tiberius in a bid to secure peace.

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