The Best Episodes of Noir

Season of Hell

#1 - Season of Hell 9.25

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Kirika begins spending all her time down at the river in the company of a young painter, Mireille warns her not to get too close- after all, relationships aren't something you can pursue easily when you're in their line of work. Mireille has problems of her own, however- an old job comes back to haunt her when one of the survivors decides to put together his own mission of revenge.

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Journey's End

#2 - Journey's End 9.00

Season 1 - Episode 22

Kirika and Mireille's partnership has come to an end, and with no place to return to, Kirika finds herself wandering through the wilderness. Found and rescued, she is taken to what seems like a simple country village. Yet when Kirika realises that all the villagers not only recognise her, but have been expecting her arrival, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
The Sin Within the Sin

#3 - The Sin Within the Sin 9.00

Season 1 - Episode 20

Two maidens loyal to the Soldats, tested through trial, and appointed by ancient ritual- this is the true nature of Noir. As Altena recounts the history of the Soldats, the Council itself plots to move against her, and her idea of recreating Noir. Meanwhile, Chloe eagerly awaits as Kirika faces one last trial, hoping that the two of them will indeed prove worthy to become the next incarnation of the true Noir.

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
The Darkness Within Me

#4 - The Darkness Within Me 8.60

Season 1 - Episode 18

Still upset over the truths she learned in Corsica, Mireille wants nothing more than to be alone, and sends Kirika away for a while. Wandering the streets on her own, Kirika is approached by a faction of the Soldats, promising to supply information. But if Kirika follows this lead, she will be leaving Mireille alone- and vulnerable…

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
A Bouquet of Flowers for Mireille

#5 - A Bouquet of Flowers for Mireille 8.60

Season 1 - Episode 14

Ten years ago, Mireille left Corsica with her uncle Claude, who looked after her and trained her as an assassin. Now, Claude has returned to Paris, but Mireille's delight at seeing her uncle again is tinged with doubt. An assassin of Claude's calibre is bound to have secrets of his own- secrets that could spell trouble for Noir…

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Return to Corsica

#6 - Return to Corsica 8.60

Season 1 - Episode 17

It has been a decade since Mireile was forced to flee from Corsica after the murder of her family, and she has always been too afraid to return- until now. Determined to uncover the truth about her parents' murder and its connection to the Soldats, Mireille returns to her childhood home. But as she tries to stir up information from the past, she attracts the attention of those who would rather it remained buried…

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Lost Kitten

#7 - Lost Kitten 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 6

During the Cold War, a KGB agent named Yuri Nazarov ordered the slaughter of members of an ethnic minority known as the Tashkil. Now the few surviving Tashkil have commissioned Noir to avenge those deaths by killing Nazarov. Yet these days Nazarov is a benevolent old man who has dedicated himself to helping the destitute. Can Noir bring themselves kill Nazarov given his apparent change for the better?

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Dark Return

#8 - Dark Return 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 24

Drawn by her instincts and buried memories of the past, Kirika finally rejoins Chloe and Altena at the manor. Whilst a delighted Chloe shows Kirika around, and tries to help her recall their shared childhood, Altena begins gathering together everything she needs for the final ritual that will confirm the two women as the next incarnation of Noir.

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
The True Noir

#9 - The True Noir 8.25

Season 1 - Episode 10

Kirika and Mireille are in for a surprise when they find that another professional has already taken out their next target. Word on the streets is that Noir was the killer- do the rumours refer Kirika and Mireille, or is someone else using the same code name?

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte II)

#10 - The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte II) 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 16

Kirika and Mireille's mission to destroy the Hang Yiban triad went awry when the Hang Yiban sent their own assassin- the ruthless Shaoli, to destroy Noir. Now, Mireille has been captured by the Hang Yiban, and Kirika must work with the mysterious Chloe to free her. But even if Mireille can be rescued, Noir still has the job of eliminating both the Hang Yiban leaders, and Shaoli herself…

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte I)

#11 - The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte I) 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 15

Mireille and Kirika are offered a job in Taiwan- and their employer is none other than the Soldats. Despite the danger, Noir decide to accept, hoping that working for the Soldats will help them uncover some answers. But the assignment proves to be far from straightforward when they find themselves targeted by the Taiwanese assassin Shaoli, better known as the ""Cold-Blooded Killer…""

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Sentiments for the Remaining Flower

#12 - Sentiments for the Remaining Flower 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 23

Kirika and Chloe are in Altena's hands now, but the Soldats who oppose her have one last card to play- they can try to recruit Mireille. If Mireille accepts, then she will have to infiltrate the manor and take her place as one half of Noir by killing either Chloe or Kirika. And if she refuses, then the Soldats will have no choice but to kill her. Can Mireille find a way out the deal, or is she fated to become the tool of the Soldats?

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
The Maidens With Black Hands

#13 - The Maidens With Black Hands 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 1

An e-mail containing the words "Make a pilgrimage for the past with me", accompanied by a strangely familiar tune, lure professional hitwoman Mireille Bouquet into meeting with Kirika Yumura, a Japanese amnesiac with amazing killing skills. Could the mysteries of Kirika's lost memories shed some light on Mireille's own past?

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Daily Bread

#14 - Daily Bread 7.63

Season 1 - Episode 2

Having gone into business as Noir, Mireille and Kirika take on their first job together- the assassination of a far right terrorist and his collaborator in the Peace Department.

Directors: Koichi Mashimo
Intoccabile (Acte I)

#15 - Intoccabile (Acte I) 7.57

Season 1 - Episode 8

In exchange for a document that has a connection with the mysterious Soldats, Mireille and Kirika assassinate a Mafia Don. But the Mafia is well known for its revenge policies, and Noir soon find themselves the target of the ruthless Mafia princess known as the Intoccabile, a woman who Mireille has met long ago, and has cause to fear.

Directors: Koichi Mashimo