The BEST episodes of Masada

Every episode of Masada ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Masada!

In this Emmy Award-winning dramatization of historical events, Peter O'Toole stars as the Roman general tasked with crushing a group of Jewish rebels who have sought refuge on Masada, a desert fortress, in A.D. 72. Despite superior numbers and supplies, the Romans find themselves endlessly frustrated in their attempts to thwart the rebels' last stand. The star-studded cast also includes Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera and Anthony Quayle.

Last Updated: 4/12/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
Part IV
43 votes

#1 - Part IV

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/8/1981

Conclusion. Action builds to a tragic climax as the Romans assault the fortress with a siege engine---a massive ram mounted on a mobile tower.

Directors: Boris Sagal
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Part I
46 votes

#2 - Part I

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/5/1981

First up: Raids on Roman garrisons lead to a showdown between the Zealot leader (Peter Strauss) and a Roman commander (Peter O'Toole).

Directors: Boris Sagal
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Part III
40 votes

#3 - Part III

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/1981

A Zealot plot to demoralize the Romans provokes retaliation against the camp's Jewish slaves by the scheming envoy Falco, who replaces Silva as commander.

Directors: Boris Sagal
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Part II
44 votes

#4 - Part II

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/6/1981

While the Romans ready their offensive, Silva (Peter O'Toole) seeks comfort from a beautiful slave (Barbara Carrera) who plucks at his conscience.

Directors: Boris Sagal
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