Kings

The BEST episodes of Kings

Every episode of Kings ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Kings!

A riveting drama about a modern day monarchy, a contemporary re-telling of the timeless tale of David and Goliath. This series is an epic story of greed and power, war and romance, forbidden loves and secret alliances -- and a young hero who rises to power in a modern-day kingdom. King Silas Benjamin is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, who must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier, David Shepherd, defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin, the son of the king. From that day forth, David’s life will never be the same.

Last Updated: 8/7/2022Network: NBC
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Insurrection
star
8.22
102 votes

#1 - Insurrection

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2009

Silas leverages Port Prosperity during negotiations with Gath, testing David's loyalties. Elsewhere, Gilboa's citizens rebel against Silas' decision, causing Michelle to take action, and William tries to convince Jack to disobey his father.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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The New King (Part 1)
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8.06
242 votes

#2 - The New King (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/18/2009

After imprisoning Jack and David for treason, Silas continues with his plan to hand over Port Prosperity to long-time enemy Gath. Meanwhile, Michelle seeks a way to keep David alive.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
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The New King (Part 2)
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8.04
190 votes

#3 - The New King (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/25/2009

Jack and William make plans for Jack to take his father's place as King of Gilboa. To everyone's surprise, Silas is alive and David escapes Shiloh to warn Silas about the chaos to come.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Javelin
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8.04
164 votes

#4 - Javelin

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/11/2009

When David is arrested for treason, Silas hands the trial to Jack to deal with.

Directors: Clark Johnson
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First Night
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7.87
205 votes

#5 - First Night

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/2009

Queen Rose prepares for First Night. She expects Silas to be here for the entire event but Seth, his illegitimate son, has become very ill. Helen begs him to come to his side. Jack invites David to a night on the town with his friends from the army. Michelle on learning that David followed Jack instead of being at the Ballet decides to chat up with a very old friend, Paul Ash.

Directors: Francis Lawrence
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Goliath (Part 2)
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7.75
61 votes

#6 - Goliath (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/2009

Parts 1 and 2 of the special two hour premiere episode, in which battles between the neighboring nations of Gilboa and Gath rage. One soldier named David Shepherd, takes action when he sees prisoners of war taken. After crossing enemy lines to rescue them, he is told he just saved the king of Gilboa's son. His life forever changes in that moment.

Directors: Francis Lawrence
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Goliath (Part 1)
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7.57
400 votes

#7 - Goliath (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2009

Parts 1 and 2 of the special two hour premiere episode, in which battles between the neighboring nations of Gilboa and Gath rage. One soldier named David Shepherd, takes action when he sees prisoners of war taken. After crossing enemy lines to rescue them, he is told he just saved the king of Gilboa's son. His life forever changes in that moment.

Directors: Francis Lawrence
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Prosperity
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7.31
189 votes

#8 - Prosperity

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2009

As Queen Rose gets the mansion ready for the Gath military, King Silas and General Abner begin to plot against David Shepherd. However, when David is not at the peace treaty signing, the Gath leaders begin to question the ceremony. Meanwhile, William works to weaken the King's power; and Jack, angry about his parents' treatment, goes on a shopping spree.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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Judgment Day
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7.24
144 votes

#9 - Judgment Day

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/18/2009

Today is Judgment Day, an annual tradition in which Silas will preside over 10 cases by it's end. David and Michelle are divided when both want the 10th case spot. Elsewhere, the king's nephew is released from exile, and Jack and Katrina find themselves growing closer during their quest for power.

Directors: Clark Johnson
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Brotherhood
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7.17
139 votes

#10 - Brotherhood

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/13/2009

When Gath's dangerous request threatens the peace treaty, Jack and David head to Gath to shore it up. Elsewhere, Michelle's health-care bill has caused her problems, and Silas takes steps to keep the city from being ravaged by a plague.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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The Sabbath Queen
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7.06
138 votes

#11 - The Sabbath Queen

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/20/2009

A blackout interrupts the birthday celebration being held for King Silas, and may put the whole royal family in danger. Michelle and David get a chance to be alone due to this blackout, and gives Jack an opportunity to engage in his secret double life without being noticed. Meanwhile, Silas' future may be threatened by a decision from past.

Directors: Akiva Goldsman
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Pilgrimage
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7.06
138 votes

#12 - Pilgrimage

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/27/2009

Silas reveals part of his life outside of the palace, after he and David go to the country. Meanwhile, Rose tries to keep Michelle and Jack's secrets under wraps.

Directors: Akiva Goldsman
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Chapter One
star
7.05
111 votes

#13 - Chapter One

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/4/2009

David is sent to recover the Charter of Gilboa, and learns some news of his father's death. Jack and Katrina announce their engagement, causing issues within the royal family.

Directors: Adam Kane
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