The BEST Episodes of El Chapo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2020

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 - Aired Jul 25, 2018

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

star 7.89
178 votes
Episode 12

#2 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 2017

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 7.84
251 votes
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 10, 2018

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 7.73
176 votes
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

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

star 7.70
500 votes
Episode 8

#5 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 18, 2018

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 7.67
158 votes
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2017

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 7.64
286 votes
Episode 10

#7 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 20, 2018

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

star 7.61
158 votes
Episode 7

#8 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2018

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

star 7.60
149 votes
Episode 10

#9 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 2017

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 7.59
268 votes
Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 11, 2018

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 7.56
172 votes
Episode 5

#11 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2017

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 7.54
494 votes
Episode 12

#12 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 24, 2018

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 7.54
167 votes
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

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 7.53
159 votes
Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2017

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 7.52
296 votes
Episode 6

#15 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 16, 2018

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 7.52
152 votes
Episode 9

#16 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 19, 2018

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 7.52
158 votes
Episode 4

#17 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

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 7.51
508 votes
Episode 8

#18 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2017

Joaquín Guzmán Loera promises 'Don Sol' he can end the failed Drug War and bring peace to the country. Thousands of innocents suffer the consequences of the conflict between 'La Federación', 'Los Emes' and 'Chente'.

star 7.50
272 votes
Episode 5

#19 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 13, 2018

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 7.49
165 votes
Episode 9

#20 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 2017

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 7.48
266 votes
Episode 11

#21 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 3, 2017

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 7.47
262 votes
Episode 7

#22 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2017

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 7.47
275 votes
Episode 1

#23 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2018

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 7.46
186 votes
Episode 7

#24 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 14, 2017

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 7.43
447 votes
Episode 2

#25 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 23, 2017

Chapo desires to achieve patron status and feels disrespected as he tries to collaborate with drug lords. Miguel Ángel must make a decision.

star 7.42
568 votes
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