The BEST Episodes of Isabel
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2021
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 - Aired Dec 1, 2014
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 - Election
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 26, 2012
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.
#3 - Episode 10
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 27, 2014
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.
#4 - Birth
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 12, 2012
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.
#5 - The figure of the king
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 2012
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
#6 - Royal wedding
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 5, 2012
As the wedding approaches, Isabel and Ferdinand meet for the first time. Bad news throws their big day into jeopardy, leaving King Henry overjoyed.
#7 - New war?
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 29, 2012
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.
#8 - Episode 12
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 25, 2013
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.
#9 - The new queen
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 3, 2012
A sudden death and a twist of events sees King Henry flee to Madrid. Later, Castile prepares to crown a new Queen.
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 22, 2012
Isabel deceives King Henry over her ambitions to marry. But while she may be able to fool her brother, nothing gets past Pacheco.
#11 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 2014
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.
#12 - The negotiation
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 24, 2012
As the Civil War brings chaos and anarchy to Castille, Isabel learns that her half-brother Henry has promised her to a man she doesn't love
#13 - Episode 6
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 2013
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.
#14 - The pact of Guisando
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 2012
Isabel seeks comfort for the death of her brother in his friend Gonzalo. Meanwhile, the Queen receives news that forces her to flee the court.
#15 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2014
Queen Isabel copes with loss on multiple levels, including Princess Juana's departure for Flanders to live with her husband.
#16 - Wedding bells
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 2012
The drama and intrigue continue as the nobles begin to put their plot to dethrone Isabel's half-brother Henry into action.
#17 - Episode 13
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 2, 2013
The ultimatum to Boabdil expires. Isabel and Fernando decide on the future of Granada, the Jews, the dispute with France and Columbus' enterprise.
#18 - Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 2014
Philip goes to France to negotiate, while Aragon recuperates its army under this guise of diplomacy. Juana grows madder with the absence of her husband.
#19 - Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 2013
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.
#20 - Isabel, the queen
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 2012
As the series begins, Isabel and her brothers' lives are turned upside down when they are forced into the hostile environment of the court.
#21 - The beginning of the end
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 19, 2012
Pacheco persecutes all those who chose to support Isabel and Ferdinand. Plus, with her marriage already under strain, Isabel overhears a secret about her husband.
#22 - Tragedy at court
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 2012
Tragedy strikes Isabel's family, forcing her to finally make her choice. Should she obey Henry or rise against him?
#23 - Episode 10
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 2013
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.
#24 - Episode 3
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 2013
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.
#25 - Episode 5
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 22, 2014
Margarita arrives in Castile to marry Juan, a union that will bring equal parts joy and devastation.