The Best Episodes of Marvel's The Punisher

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2019

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.

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#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 8.55
2,955 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Dario Scardapane
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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 8.44
2,923 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
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The Whirlwind

#3 - The Whirlwind

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 8.37
1,012 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Danger Close

#4 - 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 8.31
2,890 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
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Virtue of the Vicious

#5 - 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 8.20
2,950 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Ken Kristensen
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Roadhouse Blues

#6 - Roadhouse Blues

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 8.13
1,419 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
Trouble the Water

#7 - Trouble the Water

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 8.13
1,215 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Ken Kristensen
Collision Course

#8 - Collision Course

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 8.12
1,010 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Front Toward Enemy

#9 - 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 8.09
2,957 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Angela LaManna
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Cold Steel

#10 - 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
2,926 votes
Directors: Antonio Campos
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
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The Dark Hearts of Men

#11 - The Dark Hearts of Men

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.01
1,031 votes
Writers: Steve Lightfoot, Angela LaManna
Crosshairs

#12 - 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
3,041 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans
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3AM

#13 - 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
4,339 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
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Gunner

#14 - 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
3,202 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Michael Jones-Morales
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The Abyss

#15 - The Abyss

Season 2 - Episode 11

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

star 7.91
1,000 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Laura Jean Leal
Resupply

#16 - 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 7.89
3,343 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Dario Scardapane
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Kandahar

#17 - 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 7.89
3,498 votes
Directors: Andy Goddard
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
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The Judas Goat

#18 - 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
3,092 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Christine Boylan
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Two Dead Men

#19 - 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
3,782 votes
Directors: Tom Shankland
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
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Fight or Flight

#20 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 7.81
1,262 votes
Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
Writers: Steve Lightfoot
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One Bad Day

#21 - One Bad Day

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 7.78
1,070 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Felicia D. Henderson
Flustercluck

#22 - Flustercluck

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.76
1,023 votes
Writers: Steve Lightfoot, Ken Kristensen
One-Eyed Jacks

#23 - One-Eyed Jacks

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.75
1,133 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Nakazat

#24 - Nakazat

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.73
1,091 votes
Directors: Jamie M. Dagg
Writers: Christine Boylan
My Brother's Keeper

#25 - My Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.64
1,041 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Bruce Marshall Romans