The Best Episodes of Frontier (2016)

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018

The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Keetom Takooteeoo Maheekun (The Return of the Wolf)

#1 - Keetom Takooteeoo Maheekun (The Return of the Wolf)

Season 2 - Episode 6

Season Finale. Chesterfield reels from the theft of the pelts and searches for Harp. Michael meets with Pond and is faced with a hard choice when Sokanon arrives. Josephette and the Brown Brothers unite against Grant, and Harp must deal with enemies on all sides and make new alliances.

star 7.98
252 votes
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The Gallows

#2 - The Gallows

Season 1 - Episode 6

Chaos ensues at Fort James when Michael and Sokanon conspire to free Harp from Benton's grip.

star 7.90
714 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: Greg Spottiswood
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#3 - Cannonball

Season 2 - Episode 5

Michael digs the tunnel as Chesterfield conducts live drills. Emberly returns to Fort James to discover what Chesterfield has done to her alehouse. Elizabeth Carruthers lets Douglas get close and comes face to face with Grant.

star 7.85
266 votes
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#4 - Wanted

Season 2 - Episode 2

Bounty hunters find Harp in the North. Benton sails to England at the mercy of Everton, but makes a new friend. Michael has a plan to make the Black Wolf more money. Carruthers and Grant vie for the attention of a French Marquis, and Emberly finds herself in danger of losing her independence.

star 7.81
335 votes
Directors: Brett Sullivan
Writers: Aubrey Nealon
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The Disciple

#5 - The Disciple

Season 1 - Episode 5

Captain Johnson closes in on Benton; the fort is reinforced with soldiers as Harp and Benton come face to face; Emberly makes a move to control Chesterfield.

star 7.81
716 votes
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#6 - Mutiny

Season 2 - Episode 4

Harp travels to Montréal to do business with Elizabeth Carruthers. Michael and Sokanon arrive in Fort James to put in place their part of the plan, but Sokanon gets distracted. With Emberly gone, life has slipped from bad to worse at the alehouse.

star 7.80
278 votes
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Mushkegowuk Esquewu

#7 - Mushkegowuk Esquewu

Season 1 - Episode 3

After an unprovoked attack, Machk leads the Lake Walkers to retaliate against the Brown Brothers; Harp sets out to find the truth while tensions increase.

star 7.76
803 votes
Directors: John Vatcher
Writers: Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Joseph Kay
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#8 - Wolves

Season 1 - Episode 4

An unexpected arrival to Fort James puts Lord Benton and Chesterfield on edge; Emberly conspires to rid herself of a problem; Michael is shocked when he sees someone from his past.

star 7.75
745 votes
Directors: Kelly Makin
Writers: Greg Nelson
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The Wolf and the Bear

#9 - The Wolf and the Bear

Season 2 - Episode 3

Sokanon and Michael are surprised by an unexpected reunion and Michael formulates a plan to steal from the HBC. Benton makes a few more friends in low places, and Chesterfield turns the screws on Emberly. Carruthers investigates sabotage at her factory as Grant prepares to ensnare the Marquis with newly minted Lady Clenna.

star 7.65
315 votes
Directors: John Vatcher
Writers: Chris Roberts
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Little Brother War

#10 - Little Brother War

Season 1 - Episode 2

While Douglas and Malcolm Brown negotiate a loan with wealthy Samuel Grant, their brother Cedric Brown kidnaps a Lake Walker boy as trade leverage, setting off a deadly chain of events in the Bay. Michael chooses a side. Emberly takes a big risk that puts her in Benton’s crosshairs. Harp makes a promise to the Lake Walkers.

star 7.64
942 votes
Directors: Brad Peyton
Writers: Perry Chafe
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Dead Reckoning

#11 - Dead Reckoning

Season 2 - Episode 1

With a price on Harp’s head, Fort James fills up with bounty hunters. Emberly and Chesterfield conspire against Benton for the good of the Fort. Michael and Sokanon struggle to keep the Black Wolf in business, as Grant and Carruthers compete for supremacy.

star 7.60
404 votes
Directors: Brad Peyton
Writers: Sherry White
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A Kingdom unto Itself

#12 - A Kingdom unto Itself

Season 1 - Episode 1

Michael Smyth lands in the New World on an HBC ship and is ordered by Lord Benton to the frontier in search of fur trader Declan Harp.

star 7.39
1,309 votes
Directors: Brad Peyton
Writers: Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie, Perry Chafe
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