The BEST Episodes of Kung Fu (2021)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Network: The CW

A young Chinese American woman drops out of college and goes on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice ... all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.

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#1 - Transformation

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 21, 2021

Nicky learns what is needed to open the forge. Meanwhile, an emergency at home threatens to derail Althea and Dennis' tea ceremony.

star 7.75
203 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Christina M. Kim, Robert Berens

#2 - Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 14, 2021

With time running out, Nicky and Henry work to translate a cryptic map that could lead them to the Forge. Meanwhile, Althea and the family prepare for Po Po's arrival.

star 7.67
209 votes
Directors: Sudz Sutherland
Writers: Peter Lalayanis, Ryan Johnson

#3 - Attachment

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 7, 2021

Nicky and Henry follow a lead that brings them to a K-pop concert in Las Vegas…and on a collision course with Zhilan and Kerwin. Elsewhere, Jin and Mei-Li make a major decision about the restaurant.

star 7.63
210 votes
Directors: Viet Nguyen
Writers: Michael Deigh, Richard Lowe

#4 - Choice

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 30, 2021

Nicky offers to help Evan when the case he's working on takes a turn. Ryan decides to officially introduce Joe as his boyfriend to his parents. Zhilan and Kerwin receive a surprise visitor.

star 7.61
222 votes
Writers: John Bring, Linda Ge

#5 - Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 2, 2021

Nicky and the Shens deal with the fallout after a family secret comes to light. Althea prepares for her bachelorette party.

star 7.61
244 votes
Directors: Dan Liu
Writers: Melissa Rundle

#6 - Guidance

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2021

After learning some devastating news about Pei-Ling, Nicky attempts to keep herself distracted by offering to help a young woman in need. Elsewhere, Zhilan confronts her past, and Mei-Lei makes a startling confession.

star 7.56
252 votes
Directors: Michael Goi
Writers: Peter Lalayanis, Ryan Johnson

#7 - Patience

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2021

Nicky and Henry follow a lead involving a professor who may be able to help in their search for Zhilan. Meanwhile, as Althea's past comes back to haunt her, a squabble between Jin and Mei-Li points to bigger issues in their marriage. Elsewhere, Nicky steps in to help a young worker after learning of some suspicious activity happening at King Kwong's garment factory.

star 7.54
322 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Richard Lowe

#8 - Isolation

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 23, 2021

To learn more about her family history, Nicky follows a lead that brings her, Henry and Evan to a quiet town in Canada. Zhilan joins forces with Kerwin Tan, and Jin and Mei-Li find themselves at a crossroads.

star 7.51
230 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Dan Hamamura

#9 - Silence

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2021

Nicky must confront the ghosts of her past as she struggles to juggle her newfound familial responsibilities with her desire to find Zhilan. It’s not easy coming home, especially with Nicky’s mental state and her family’s difficulty accepting her return.

star 7.47
375 votes
Writers: Christina M. Kim, Robert Berens

#10 - Hand

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2021

As Nicky and Henry follow a new lead that brings them to a private collector in Napa, a tension-filled dinner with the Soong’s leaves Althea to question her worth. Elsewhere, Evan’s suspicions about Henry continue to grow.

star 7.47
300 votes
Directors: America Young
Writers: Kathryn Borel

#11 - Rage

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2021

When the retrieval of a weapon doesn't go as planned, Nicky takes matters into her own hands. Elsewhere, Jin takes Mei-Li on a surprise date and Althea finds herself faced with an ultimatum.

star 7.39
262 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Lillian Yu

#12 - Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2021

An officer-involved shooting in Chinatown sends shockwaves through the community. Mei-Li and Jin are forced to revisit a traumatic experience from their past. Nicky and Henry make a startling discovery about the weapons.

star 7.30
281 votes
Directors: R.T. Thorne
Writers: A.C. Allen

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 7, 2021

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China; when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption.

star 7.27
482 votes
Writers: Christina M. Kim