The BEST Episodes of El Chapo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Network: Univision

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

Episode 13

#1 - Episode 13

Season 3 - Episode 13

Gunfights ensue as El Chapo tries desperately to avoid being captured and extradited. Don Sol's ambitions drive him to a dark place.

star 7.95
153 votes
Episode 12

#2 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 12

Joaquín Guzmán Loera talks 'La Muñeca' and 'Tony Tormenta' into working with him against Arturo Bernal Leyda and 'El Cano'. 'Don Sol' is seen as Mexican president.

star 7.86
197 votes
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

An isolated El Chapo tries to build a friendship with a guard. Berta and Don Sol worry about their futures as a political scandal affects Prieto.

star 7.80
130 votes
Episode 2

#4 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Don Sol agrees to marry Berta to fulfill his political goals. Men of El Chapo confess to the US police that he was about to put a bomb in the embassy.

star 7.79
151 votes
Episode 7

#5 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7

With the Mexican government turned against him, El Chapo gets cornered in Mazatlán. Berta becomes suspicious of Don Sol's love life.

star 7.75
124 votes
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Mexican government recruits Amado to help control the escalating violence. The Avendaño brothers cross a line.

star 7.70
435 votes
Episode 10

#7 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10

After seeing an interview in which a famous actress speaks favorably about him, El Chapo demands a meeting. Meanwhile, tunnel construction continues.

star 7.68
133 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6

Gov. Jorge del Toro is linked to the Sinaloa Cartel and the DEA puts pressure on Esteban Prieto and Don Sol to capture El Chapo.

star 7.64
125 votes
Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Joaquín Guzmán Loera escapes the GAFES’s arrest and later convinces them of working with him. 'El Chapo' organizes 'La Federación' with the ultimate leaders of drug trafficking after the Avendaños's fall.

star 7.62
224 votes
Episode 4

#10 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Joaquín Guzmán Loera set up a trap for Raciel Cárdenas in order to take over Nuevo Laredo after the arrest. 'El Chapo' and 'La Federación' started a war against 'El Cano' and the bloodthirsty army of 'Los Emes'.

star 7.62
236 votes
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

El Chapo sends Elba to live in another house so no one will hurt her. Don Sol and El Chapo make an agreement to make the police believe that he is trying to catch him and that both can fulfill their plans.

star 7.62
146 votes
Episode 10

#12 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10

Joaquín Guzmán Loera orders the hunt of Arturo Bernal Leyda, who attacks him in his territory of Sinaloa with the help of 'El Cano' and 'Chente'. Nazario Moreno walks out of 'La Federación' after 'El Chapo's new war.

star 7.61
213 votes
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

Isidoro leaves a message for El Chapo demanding him to defend his place, since he is determined to be his worst enemy. Elba tells El Chapo that she is expecting twins.

star 7.60
134 votes
Episode 9

#14 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9

With El Chapo incarcerated, a power struggle occurs between Quino and Dámaso, with each man insisting he's the one in charge of the Sinaloa Cartel.

star 7.60
136 votes
Episode 9

#15 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9

Arturo Bernal Leyda acts as peacemaker between Joaquín Guzmán Loera and 'El Cano' and 'Chente'. 'El Chapo' betrays the two fundamental partners of 'La Federación' to get one of his sons out of jail.

star 7.60
211 votes
Episode 7

#16 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

Joaquín Guzmán Loera is the leader of a drug war sponsored by Felipe Alarcón and 'Don Sol' against 'El Cano', 'Los Emes' and 'Chente'. 'El Chapo' bribes the jury of a beauty pageant in order to make Elba Coronado the queen.

star 7.59
215 votes
Episode 4

#17 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ramón brings in a group of sicarios in a hunt for El Chapo. A mass shooting at an airport arouses suspicion and a prominent cardinal dies.

star 7.58
446 votes
Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

The government offers a reward for the capture of El Chapo, and he is forced to go into hiding while making plans to flee the country.

star 7.58
432 votes
Episode 12

#19 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12

El Chapo tells Vanessa how he thinks his Hollywood film should end. Don Sol investigates his wife to find something he can use to keep her in line.

star 7.57
140 votes
Episode 5

#20 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

El Chapo asks his men to do social work on behalf of Esteban Prieto so that people vote for him. Esteban wins the elections and Don Sol is appointed Secretary of Governance.

star 7.56
140 votes
Episode 11

#21 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11

The world reacts to El Chapo's escape. The drug kingpin reveals his successor and tells his men to stop fighting. Berta gets angry at Don Sol.

star 7.52
136 votes
Episode 11

#22 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 11

Pain gets hold of Joaquín Guzmán Loera after the murder of his son, 'El Moreno', so he leaves Ismael in charge of the war. 'Don Sol' fears that 'El Cano', 'Chente' and Arturo Bernal Leyda might use 'El Chapo's weakness in their favor.

star 7.51
204 votes
Episode 1

#23 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1

El Chapo and his men find the perfect place to build the world's largest drug lab. Don Sol gives Franco money and demands that he stay away from him, but he rejects it.

star 7.51
160 votes
Episode 6

#24 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

Joaquín Guzmán Loera orders 'Don Sol' to avoid Andrés Labrador from becoming president of Mexico; he fears their business would be incompatible. Conrado schemes a fraud to make Felipe Alarcón the new Mexican ruler.

star 7.49
225 votes
Episode 7

#25 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

Don Sol continues to work his way up the political ladder and interrogates El Chapo, who offers him information in exchange for a deal.

star 7.48
390 votes