The BEST Episodes of Marco Polo (2014)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019

Network: Netflix

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China.

The Fellowship

#1 - The Fellowship

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

The day of the kurultai arrives, shaping Kublai's fate as khan. Ahmed makes his final stand. Marco learns a terrible truth.

star 8.21
1,312 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Patrick Macmanus
Heirs

#2 - Heirs

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Marco's past with Kokachin resurfaces. Kublai's position as khan faces a final challenge, even as he welcomes a new heir in the world.

star 8.14
1,136 votes
Directors: James McTeigue
Writers: Kate Barnow
The Heavenly and Primal

#3 - The Heavenly and Primal

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

Marco's ingenuity -- and loyalty -- is put to the ultimate test when Kublai takes a violent and bold step in his quest to become emperor of the world.

star 8.02
1,517 votes
Directors: John Maybury
Writers: John Fusco
Lost Crane

#4 - Lost Crane

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Kaidu's ruthlessness reaches new levels in his bid for power. Hundred Eyes' former lover has him questioning his loyalties.

star 7.85
1,271 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Matthew White
Whitehorse

#5 - Whitehorse

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Marco's allegiance to Kublai is tested like never before. Mei Lin's bold move throws Ahmed's plans into chaos.

star 7.81
1,230 votes
Directors: James McTeigue
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Patrick Macmanus
Prisoners

#6 - Prisoners

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

Marco finds his fate in the hands of Kublai yet again, while behind the walls of Xiangyang, Chancellor Sidao sets his sights on regaining power.

star 7.75
1,430 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Patrick Macmanus
Lullaby

#7 - Lullaby

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Rebel attacks flare up in the south and pull Kublai's attention away from home. Kokachin gets an unwelcome visitor from her past.

star 7.74
1,330 votes
Directors: Jon Amiel
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans
Hug

#8 - Hug

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Marco gets an unpleasant surprise upon his return to Kublai's court. Kublai faces an impossibly difficult decision.

star 7.73
1,418 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Patrick Macmanus
Measure Against the Linchpin

#9 - Measure Against the Linchpin

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Haunted by recent events, Kublai journeys with Marco into the mountains for answers. Empress Chabi takes action to insure an heir to the Khan.

star 7.70
1,416 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff
Hashshashin

#10 - Hashshashin

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

Marco searches for the mastermind behind a murderous plot, while Prince Jingim weighs the risks of retaliation.

star 7.70
1,460 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Patrick Macmanus
The Scholar's Pen

#11 - The Scholar's Pen

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

Marco and Hundred Eyes take on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the walled city of Xiangyang, while its chancellor struggles to hold on to power.

star 7.70
1,378 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Michael Chernuchin
The Wolf and the Deer

#12 - The Wolf and the Deer

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

As Kublai Khan battles his warmonger brother for rule over Mongolia, Marco learns that justice in Khan’s Imperial City is as swift as it is deadly.

star 7.69
1,815 votes
Writers: John Fusco
Serpent's Terms

#13 - Serpent's Terms

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

Ahmed's deadly and secret chess match against Kublai enters its endgame, even as Kublai's thirst for power grows stronger than ever.

star 7.68
1,287 votes
Directors: Jon Amiel
Writers: Noelle Valdivia
Rendering

#14 - Rendering

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

When Kublai sets his sights -- and his army -- on the taking of the walled city of Xiangyang, Marco's allegiance is tested.

star 7.68
1,367 votes
Directors: John Maybury
Writers: Brett Conrad
Let God's Work Begin

#15 - Let God's Work Begin

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

The challenge for the throne escalates when two of Kublai's sons are endangered. Far away, another thread to the khan is born.

star 7.68
1,355 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Kate Barnow
Hunter and the Sable Weaver

#16 - Hunter and the Sable Weaver

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 1, 2016

On Prince Jingim's wedding day, Kublai receives disturbing news about the ambitions of his cousin. Marco navigates a delicate mission.

star 7.65
1,660 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: John Fusco
Feast

#17 - Feast

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

Marco begins a dangerous relationship with the beautiful Blue Princess as tensions grow between Kublai and Xiangyang’s cunning chancellor Jia Sidao.

star 7.63
1,652 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Michael Chernuchin
White Moon

#18 - White Moon

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

On the eve of an auspicious ceremony, Marco searches for the culprit behind the assassination attempt on Kublai Khan - even as a new one takes shape.

star 7.63
1,470 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Dave Erickson
The Fourth Step

#19 - The Fourth Step

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

As war looms with the walled city of Xiangyang, Prince Jingim tests his diplomacy skills while Kublai questions Marco’s allegiance.

star 7.61
1,503 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Brett Conrad
The Wayfarer

#20 - The Wayfarer

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

After three years crossing seas, deserts and the Silk Road, a young Marco Polo finds himself a prisoner of the great Kublai Khan.

star 7.36
2,328 votes
Writers: John Fusco