The Best Episodes of Marvel's The Punisher

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle became a vigilante known as 'The Punisher' with only one goal in mind – to avenge them. With his revenge now complellte, Frank's war-time past comes back to haunt him.


#1 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 12

Frank makes an overwhelming confession. A shootout deeply upsets Sarah. Rawlins decides to take action once and for all.

star 8.54
2,781 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Memento Mori

#2 - Memento Mori

Season 1 - Episode 13

While the authorities tighten their nets, an exhausted but still-determined Frank, swears to end the war that destroyed his life.

star 8.45
2,754 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Danger Close

#3 - Danger Close

Season 1 - Episode 11

When danger strikes Sarah's door, Frank seeks help from an unexpected ally to quench his thirst for revenge.

star 8.30
2,724 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
Virtue of the Vicious

#4 - Virtue of the Vicious

Season 1 - Episode 10

An attack on a prominent politician is analyzed again and again from different points of view. Madani confronts a hard truth.

star 8.19
2,789 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Ken Kristensen
Front Toward Enemy

#5 - Front Toward Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 9

After a deadly explosion, Karen finds herself in the sights of a bomb-setter – much to Frank's dismay. Curtis makes a disturbing discovery.

star 8.08
2,790 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Angela LaManna
Cold Steel

#6 - Cold Steel

Season 1 - Episode 8

Russo opens up to Madani about her past. Sarah shares her concerns about her son with Frank.

star 8.03
2,763 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson

#7 - Crosshairs

Season 1 - Episode 7

Lewis handles the consequences of his actions, Frank and Micro track down a ghost from the past. Madani and Sam go on the hunt for critters.

star 7.98
2,874 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans

#8 - 3AM

Season 1 - Episode 1

A mysterious phone call forces Frank's hand. Meanwhile, Madani goes digging for suspects and Curtis delivers a message.

star 7.95
4,087 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Steve Lightfoot

#9 - Gunner

Season 1 - Episode 5

Frank and Micro go looking for answers from a reluctant witness. Madani and Sam learn of a looming investigation. Rawlins sees a ghost.

star 7.92
3,035 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Michael Jones-Morales

#10 - Kandahar

Season 1 - Episode 3

Former Marine Frank Castle takes the law into his own hands while struggling to come to terms with his traumatic past.

star 7.88
3,314 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Steve Lightfoot

#11 - Resupply

Season 1 - Episode 4

Madani and Sam plan a delicate operation, Curtis tries to connect with Lewis, and Frank encourages Micro to get his hands dirty.

star 7.88
3,168 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Two Dead Men

#12 - Two Dead Men

Season 1 - Episode 2

Frank skips the subtlety while interrogating Micro. Brutal memories of top-secret missions shed light on Frank's past.

star 7.84
3,582 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
The Judas Goat

#13 - The Judas Goat

Season 1 - Episode 6

While Frank is in bad shape, Micro asks Curtis for help. Madani and Russo continue to combine business with pleasure. Lewis defends his rights.

star 7.84
2,929 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Christine Boylan