The BEST Episodes of Crusoe

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2020

Network: NBC

Based on the classic Daniel Defoe novel, Crusoe tells the story of young Robinson Crusoe as he leaves the love of his life to set out on an adventure. When the trip takes a turn for the worst, Crusoe ends up shipwrecked on a tropical island, detached from the only life he's known. Stranded, his friendship with Friday and memories of his wife keep him sane as he battles enemies, braves the elements, and learns how to survive on the island for over 28 years.

Smoke and Mirrors

#1 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 10, 2009

Crusoe is overjoyed--and somewhat mystified--when Susannah appears on the island. Later, while searching for Friday, Crusoe and Susannah's lives are endangered after coming across someone else on the island.

star 7.93
98 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Debbie Oates
Gunpowder

#2 - Gunpowder

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 17, 2008

Crusoe leaves his family to head out to the new world in hopes of finding new riches and getting out of debt. However, when an assassin gets aboard the ship, Crusoe wakes up to find himself stranded on a deserted island. There saves a native man from a band of cannibals and makes a friend for life. Together they must struggle to survive the harsh terrain.

star 7.62
95 votes
Directors: Duane Clark
Writers: Stephen Gallagher
Long Pig

#3 - Long Pig

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 2008

Crusoe is racked with guilt as he contemplates stealing the boat of cannibals that have arrived on the island because of the two surprising captives that they would be leaving behind with them.

star 7.38
128 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Nick Fisher
Heroes and Villains

#4 - Heroes and Villains

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2008

Now that the mutineers' ship has been fixed, he must think of a new plan to get on it and off the island, once someone discloses his plan to the ship's captain.

star 7.35
130 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Cameron McAllister
The Return

#5 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 2009

Crusoe and Friday struggle to fend off the men from the sunken boat, once they realize that Mr. Blackthorn and his men are there to harm them and steal their belongings from the treehouse. Crusoe finds out what Mr. Blackthorn is up to from an unwilling Samuel Tuffley.

star 7.28
95 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Stephen Gallagher
High Water

#6 - High Water

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 7, 2008

Crusoe and Friday find hope on the deserted island, when they stumble upon an old abandoned boat that is stuck up in a tree. As they begin to repair it, they find a compass, which they believe will aid them on their finding their way home.

star 7.28
156 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: James Moran
Sacrifice

#7 - Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 24, 2008

After attempting to fix the water source to the tree house, Crusoe loses his wedding ring. Meanwhile, Friday has an unusual dream about a young woman who is lost and yearning for the sea. Crusoe and Friday attempt to discover the truth and set her spirit free.

star 7.26
160 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Avrum Jacobson
Rum

#8 - Rum

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 17, 2008

Crusoe leaves his family to head out to the new world in hopes of finding new riches and getting out of debt. However, when an assassin gets aboard the ship, Crusoe wakes up to find himself stranded on a deserted island. There saves a native man from a band of cannibals and makes a friend for life. Together they must struggle to survive the harsh terrain.

star 7.25
166 votes
Directors: Duane Clark
Writers: Stephen Gallagher
The Name of the Game

#9 - The Name of the Game

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 20, 2008

Crusoe helps Friday by trying to bring back some of the bad things from his past, so he can help Friday get through them. Friday's past helps him in making the treehouse safer from intruders.

star 7.09
98 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Jack Lothian
The Mutineers

#10 - The Mutineers

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 31, 2008

Crusoe and Friday need to find a way to outsmart a group of mutineers, who have landed on their island in search of supplies. Crusoe contemplates forming an alliance with the ship's trapped captain in hopes that he can lead Crusoe and Friday back home.

star 6.91
155 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Andrew Rattenbury
The Hunting Party

#11 - The Hunting Party

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 17, 2009

A mysterious warrior steals a lock of Crusoe's hair and he later finds out that people are looking for him. Friday has to decide to save Crusoe or himself after he is defeated by three warriors.

star 6.90
96 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Rohan Gavin
Bad Blood

#12 - Bad Blood

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 21, 2008

Friday has become severly ill and insane, and it's up to Olivia and Crusoe to find the rare plant that will cure him.

star 6.51
99 votes
Directors: Alex Chapple
Writers: Debbie Oates
The Traveler

#13 - The Traveler

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2009

Friday and Crusoe help rescue men from the water after another boat sinks their tiny ship. Crusoe is puzzled to find Mr. Blackthorn among the men, and Friday wonders what he is up to.

star 6.33
152 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Stephen Gallagher