The BEST Episodes of Marco Polo (2014)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 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 Heavenly and Primal

#1 - The Heavenly and Primal

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.30
1,057 votes
Directors: John Maybury
Writers: John Fusco
The Fellowship

#2 - The Fellowship

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 8.22
1,172 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Patrick Macmanus
Heirs

#3 - Heirs

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 8.11
1,077 votes
Directors: James McTeigue
Writers: Kate Barnow
Rendering

#4 - Rendering

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 7.92
959 votes
Directors: John Maybury
Writers: Brett Conrad
Prisoners

#5 - Prisoners

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.92
969 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Patrick Macmanus
The Scholar's Pen

#6 - The Scholar's Pen

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.89
996 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Michael Chernuchin
Hashshashin

#7 - Hashshashin

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.84
1,080 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Patrick Macmanus
White Moon

#8 - White Moon

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.83
1,008 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Dave Erickson
The Wolf and the Deer

#9 - The Wolf and the Deer

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.82
1,269 votes
Writers: John Fusco
Lost Crane

#10 - Lost Crane

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 7.82
1,130 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Matthew White
Whitehorse

#11 - Whitehorse

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.78
1,143 votes
Directors: James McTeigue
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Patrick Macmanus
Feast

#12 - Feast

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.77
1,164 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Michael Chernuchin
The Fourth Step

#13 - The Fourth Step

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.72
1,094 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Brett Conrad
Lullaby

#14 - Lullaby

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 7.72
1,191 votes
Directors: Jon Amiel
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans
Hug

#15 - Hug

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 7.68
1,333 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Patrick Macmanus
Measure Against the Linchpin

#16 - Measure Against the Linchpin

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.68
1,277 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Elizabeth Sarnoff
Serpent's Terms

#17 - Serpent's Terms

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.66
1,147 votes
Directors: Jon Amiel
Writers: Noelle Valdivia
Let God's Work Begin

#18 - Let God's Work Begin

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.65
1,215 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Kate Barnow
Hunter and the Sable Weaver

#19 - Hunter and the Sable Weaver

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.60
1,549 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: John Fusco
The Wayfarer

#20 - The Wayfarer

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.52
1,594 votes
Writers: John Fusco