The BEST Episodes of Isabel
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2019
Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her wedding to Ferdinand of Aragon, the drama encapsulates the passions, emotions and sacrifices of a woman who refused to just be a figurehead and whose outlook was ahead of her time.
#1 - Episode 13
Season 3 - Episode 13
Queen Isabel's health shows no signs of improvement. Those in power continue to jockey for their place in a future Spain that may be forced to go on without her.
#2 - Episode 13
Season 1 - Episode 13
A sudden death and a twist of events sees King Henry flee to Madrid. Later, Castile prepares to crown a new Queen.
#3 - Episode 10
Season 2 - Episode 10
Fernando makes his authority in Aragon clear. Isabel receives a foreign sailor with a bold proposal. El Zagal rallies all Muslims to make common front against the Christians.
#4 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6
Empowered by a discovery about her half-brother, Isabel tries to cut a deal with Henry. However, the king also has a plan up his sleeve
#5 - Episode 13
Season 2 - Episode 13
The ultimatum to Boabdil expires. Isabel and Fernando decide on the future of Granada, the Jews, the dispute with France and Columbus' enterprise.
#6 - Episode 12
Season 1 - Episode 12
As the Pope dies and a new holyman takes his place. King John of Aragon seizes his chance to lay the problems surrounding Isabel and Ferdinand's papal bull to rest.
#7 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9
As the wedding approaches, Isabel and Ferdinand meet for the first time. Bad news throws their big day into jeopardy, leaving King Henry overjoyed.
#8 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3
Colombus has gone missing, and word travels back that his brothers are abusing the natives. Desperate to defeat the French, Isabel and Ferdinandmust decide whether to use their children tools in their tactical negotiations.
#9 - Episode 10
Season 3 - Episode 10
As Juana is named the official heir of Aragon and Castile, Isabel and Ferdinand grapple with how to protect their reign against the influence of her husband, Philip, especially in his allegiance to the French.
#10 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8
Disguised as a servant, Ferdinand begins his secret journey to meet Isabel at the altar. Forced to take perilous backroads, his route is fraught with terrible dangers.
#11 - Episode 12
Season 2 - Episode 12
Just as the Granada War nears its end, Prince Juan's sudden illness threatens to give Isabel and Fernando's kingdoms to the Portuguese. Columbus retouches his plan, and Torquemada investigates a murder.
#12 - Episode 7
Season 2 - Episode 7
The converts of Seville look at their options in the face of the Inquisition. Juana's unruliness threatens the peace between Portugal and Castile. Beatriz learns her nephew's secret. Muley-Hacén names his heir.
#13 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4
Queen Isabel copes with loss on multiple levels, including Princess Juana's departure for Flanders to live with her husband.
#14 - Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1
Isabel's decision to take the Crown while Fernando is in Aragon angers him, a division that Carrillo is eager to use. Meanwhile, Diego Pacheco seeks support from Portugal and the nobles to dethrone Isabel in favor of Juana.
#15 - Episode 3
Season 2 - Episode 3
Fernando besieges Burgos while the Portuguese try to send a relief column to the rebels. Meanwhile, Isabel balances the conflicting interests of the Aristocracy, the Church and the Jews to finance the war.
#16 - Episode 11
Season 2 - Episode 11
Fernando lays siege to Malaga, El Zagal's stronghold and richest city in Granada, while the Muslims appeal to their brethren outside Europe. Isabel receives the two queens of Granada.
#17 - Episode 8
Season 2 - Episode 8
It's time to visit Aragon to nominate Prince Juan as heir to the kingdom, but this is the least of Isabel and Fernando's problems. Granada invades Zahara, Catalonia is divided and the royals must face their most dangerous pregnancy yet.
#18 - Episode 5
Season 2 - Episode 5
Isabel visits Seville, Castile's richest city but also a place plagued by crime and corruption. Juan II accuses Fernando of caring more for his wife's kingdom than for his. A border incident sours relations between Castile and Granada.
#19 - Episode 9
Season 2 - Episode 9
The war bogs down as the nobles of Spain prefer to pursue their own interests before the Crown's, but a stroke of luck might tip the balance in the fight between Christians and Muslims. In Portugal, the king seeks to reinforce his position.
#20 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2
Reconciled, Fernando and a pregnant Isabel face their biggest test yet as the Portuguese invade Castile. King Alfonso marries Juana to reinforce her claim, but is reluctant to consummate the marriage as his supporters insist him to.
#21 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2
The drama and intrigue continue as the nobles begin to put their plot to dethrone Isabel's half-brother Henry into action.
#22 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7
Isabel deceives King Henry over her ambitions to marry. But while she may be able to fool her brother, nothing gets past Pacheco.
#23 - Episode 6
Season 2 - Episode 6
The King's long absence throws Portugal in confusion, but Isabel and Fernando are no less divided over their next move. Rome pressures Castile to adopt the Inquisition. In Granada, the jealous Aixa plots against the Emir.
#24 - Episode 5
Season 3 - Episode 5
Margarita arrives in Castile to marry Juan, a union that will bring equal parts joy and devastation.
#25 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10
Isabel and Ferdinand welcome a child into the world. But their happiness doesn't last for long as Pacheco sends his troops to capture them.