The BEST Episodes of Marvel's The Punisher

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Network: Netflix

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 complete, Frank's war-time past comes back to haunt him.

Home

#1 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 8.53
3,348 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Memento Mori

#2 - Memento Mori

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 8.43
3,346 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
The Whirlwind

#3 - The Whirlwind

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Frank, Pilgrim, Madani, Russo, Amy, Curt and the Schultz family. No bullet is left unspent as season two comes to an explosive conclusion.

star 8.32
1,541 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Danger Close

#4 - Danger Close

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 8.32
3,308 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
Virtue of the Vicious

#5 - Virtue of the Vicious

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 8.22
3,371 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Ken Kristensen
Trouble the Water

#6 - Trouble the Water

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

As Pilgrim's past comes into focus, Frank and Rachel find themselves in police custody, where they're anything but safe.

star 8.11
1,671 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Ken Kristensen
Front Toward Enemy

#7 - Front Toward Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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 8.10
3,399 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Angela LaManna
Roadhouse Blues

#8 - Roadhouse Blues

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

While driving through Michigan, Frank stops for a beer at a roadside bar. But staying out of trouble has never been his strong suit.

star 8.07
1,904 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Collision Course

#9 - Collision Course

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Buckle up -- Mahoney and Frank are about to take a ride to remember. Amy makes an entrance, Russo cashes out, and Madani comes clean to Krista.

star 8.04
1,533 votes
Directors: Stephen T. Kay
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Cold Steel

#10 - Cold Steel

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

Russo opens up to Madani about his past, Sarah shares her concerns about her son with Frank, and a decoy operation takes a turn.

star 8.02
3,361 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
3AM

#11 - 3AM

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 8.00
4,867 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Crosshairs

#12 - Crosshairs

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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 7.95
3,459 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans
The Dark Hearts of Men

#13 - The Dark Hearts of Men

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

As Madani and Krista debate who's worth saving, Frank prepares to storm Russo's territory. A brutal encounter pushes Pilgrim back into old habits.

star 7.95
1,530 votes
Writers: Angela LaManna, Steve Lightfoot
Gunner

#14 - Gunner

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 7.91
3,622 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Michael Jones-Morales
Resupply

#15 - Resupply

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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
3,798 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Kandahar

#16 - Kandahar

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 7.88
3,916 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Two Dead Men

#17 - Two Dead Men

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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

star 7.87
4,317 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
The Abyss

#18 - The Abyss

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Amy rushes to protect Frank, who lies defenseless in a hospital. Pilgrim gets some crushing news, and Karen Page calls in a favor.

star 7.85
1,491 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Laura Jean Leal
The Judas Goat

#19 - The Judas Goat

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

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 7.83
3,501 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Christine Boylan
Fight or Flight

#20 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Frank and a reluctant Rachel go on the run as a menacing adversary gives chase. Meanwhile, Madani pays Russo an unwelcome visit.

star 7.77
1,757 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
One Bad Day

#21 - One Bad Day

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Madani's quest to ID Pilgrim hits a wall. Russo and his crew put their plan into action. Frank encounters someone from the past.

star 7.76
1,540 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
Nakazat

#22 - Nakazat

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Amy (formerly Rachel) develops photographs that point to a conspiracy. Russo reads his own report. Madani's story about Russo comes under fire.

star 7.70
1,537 votes
Directors: Jamie M. Dagg
Writers: Christine Boylan
One-Eyed Jacks

#23 - One-Eyed Jacks

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

It's not a trap if you know it's coming: That's Frank's philosophy. Madani opens up and Pilgrim plans a visit to an unholy land.

star 7.70
1,601 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Flustercluck

#24 - Flustercluck

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

A big bounty inspires New York's worst to pursue the Punisher. A restless Amy seeks help from a fellow grifter. Russo and Krista consider the future.

star 7.65
1,534 votes
Writers: Ken Kristensen, Steve Lightfoot
My Brother's Keeper

#25 - My Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 18, 2019

Painful memories take ahold of Russo. Frank's frustration frightens those closest to him. Madani receives a visitor bearing a warning.

star 7.62
1,517 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans