The BEST Episodes of E-Ring

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Network: NBC

E-Ring, described as "The West Wing" set at the Pentagon, was created by David McKenna and Ken Robinson, a former Green Beret who consults for CNN on terrorism and military intelligence. McKenna penned the pilot script. Jerry Bruckheimer will executive produce as well as his production studio will produce the project.

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Cemetery Wind (1)

#1 - Cemetery Wind (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 2, 2005

When Angie is put in a dangerous situation, she can only leave him one clue as to what has happened to her. JT must recall his old Special Ops missions in order to find the answer.

star 7.79
136 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: David McKenna
Five Pillars

#2 - Five Pillars

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

After a mission failed in Pakistan, JT looks inside the E-Ring for the mole.

star 7.79
111 votes
Directors: Craig R. Baxley
Writers: Erik Oleson, Kenneth Biller
Two Princes

#3 - Two Princes

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

While visiting Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, JT and Bobby become involved in a scheme to kidnap the two daughters of the crown prince to help them to return to the US where they grew up.

star 7.71
161 votes

#4 - Tribes

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 2005

Africa is experiencing another threat of genocide reminiscent of Rwanda and JT seeks the help of a bureaucrat to help out before time runs out.

star 7.67
164 votes
Directors: Fred Keller
Writers: Karen Hall
Cemetery Wind (2)

#5 - Cemetery Wind (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 9, 2005

In Columbia, JT is heading an undercover operation to nail the drug lord who attacked Angie. Now he has to finish a job they started together years ago. Back in the Pentagon, Sam finds evidence on the CIA director and has him indicted.

star 7.63
136 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: David McKenna, Ken Biller
Breath of Allah

#6 - Breath of Allah

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 2006

When a lab is discovered in Amsterdam creating the Plague, JT and his team must find the terrorists and stop them using the deadly virus. Samantha is offered an unexpected promotion that will complicate her relationship with SOD and JT.

star 7.58
137 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: Ken Robinson, Scott Reynolds
Weekend Pass

#7 - Weekend Pass

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2005

Two US Marines are accused of raping a young local woman in Surinam. JT learns of this and he immediately jumps to action only to find opposition from above. The United States doesn't want to jeopardize it's aluminum interests controlled by the Surinamese government. He must navigate the political maze to discern the truth and try to save the soldiers' lives.

star 7.56
139 votes
Writers: Laurie Arent

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2005

Colonel McNulty finds himself at odds with Major Jim Tisnewski. The major must convince his superiors at the Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs of Staff that the United States should risk war with China to rescue an American operative.

star 7.48
176 votes
Directors: Taylor Hackford
Writers: David McKenna, Ken Robinson
Delta Does Detroit

#9 - Delta Does Detroit

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 16, 2005

JT and a SO team are sent to Detroit to address a situation with a radical Christian group that has taken over a mosque and taken hostages. Sonny must address legal concerns around the action due to FBI jurisdiction and the Posse Comitatus act.

star 7.43
138 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Erik Oleson
Acceptable Losses

#10 - Acceptable Losses

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

After escaping from the hands of Mexican Police following a doomed operation, JT and his team end up killing a drug gang and a federal agent on the American side of the border. As the team was debriefing in a Miami hotel, Sonny and McNulty were trying to solve the crisis started by a mole inside the Pentagon.

star 7.43
138 votes
Directors: Ken Biller
Writers: Ken Biller, Ken Robinson
Brothers in Arms

#11 - Brothers in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

On a mission to train an elite Iraqi secret service unit, JT and Bobby befriend an Iraqi soldier who doesn't know his brother is a suicide bomber fighting against the American occupation. Meanwhile, Sam accompanies a Congressional delegation to Iraq and becomes trapped by the bomber on a military base with JT and Bobby.

star 7.42
135 votes
War Crimes

#12 - War Crimes

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2006

JT and Special Ops get involved in investigating possible war crimes during actions in Sarajevo.

star 7.40
136 votes
Directors: Gloria Muzio
Writers: Lauren Gussis
Hard Sell

#13 - Hard Sell

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

JT undergoes a psychological evaluation in which he recounts a mission to Lebanon to save one of his men who was tortured by insurgents.

star 7.36
111 votes
Toy Soldiers

#14 - Toy Soldiers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 2005

When JT challenges his superiors' reasons for unexpectedly placing a known terrorist on the capture/kill list, he learns that politics in the Pentagon can be deadly.

star 7.31
163 votes
Writers: David Gerken, Ken Biller
The Forgotten

#15 - The Forgotten

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 23, 2005

McNulty discovers that a captured Navy Seal could be alive and he and JT are set to save the man. However, they soon face resistance from the Pentagon and might have to do what is known as a "backdoor" mission to save the soldier. Also, more about McNulty's mysterious past is revealed during this endeavor.

star 7.30
160 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: Michael Ostrowski

#16 - Isolation

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

JT and the team travel to Mexico to apprehend a drug lord who has allied himself with Al Qaeda and is smuggling terrorists into the US. Meanwhile Bobby receives some bad news.

star 7.29
140 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: Erik Oleson, Lauren Gussis
Friends and Enemies

#17 - Friends and Enemies

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

In North Korean waters, a submarine that Bobby's team is on collides with a North Korean nuclear submarine, damaging it. The Korean commander is eager for the Americans to save his crew, but he must work against his own countrymen, who have sent another vessel to kill everyone aboard rather than allowing the Americans to get their hands on the Korean submarine.

star 7.20
162 votes
Writers: Scott Reynolds
The General

#18 - The General

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 1, 2006

When a general is kidnapped in Spain, JT and his team go to rescue him but find themselves in a turf war with local authorities.

star 7.15
190 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: David McKenna
Fallen Angels

#19 - Fallen Angels

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 30, 2006

A plane carrying American doctors on a mercy mission crashes in the Venezuelan jungle. The Venezuelans claim they were on a mission to assasinate their president. JT and his team must rescue them before they are captured.

star 7.02
162 votes
Directors: David Anspaugh
Writers: Larry Moskowitz
Christmas Story

#20 - Christmas Story

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 7, 2005

On Christmas Eve, JT works on a humanitarian aid mission for an Afghanistan village that helped Delta several years ago. He finds the village confronting bad weather and an advancing Taliban force. Also, Sonny helps JT's father who needs a favor.

star 7.02
137 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Cinque Henderson
Snatch and Grab

#21 - Snatch and Grab

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2005

McNulty and his staff must act quickly to keep a terrorist ally from slipping away. Meanwhile, someone from JT's past figures into his misson of sending his old unit into harm's way when a high-risk mission requires the best of the special-ops teams.

star 7.00
169 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: David McKenna
Escape and Evade

#22 - Escape and Evade

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2005

McNulty sends JT on a mission to Iraq to find out why there is unauthorized covert action and if the United States is illegally treading on Iranian soil . However, he winds up wounded and is forced on the run. Sonny and Algazi assemble a team to rescue JT from Iraq. McNulty gets charged with sexual harassment by the Inspector General.

star 6.61
195 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Erik Oleson