The WORST episodes of Queen of the South

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

Teresa Mendoza is a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.

Last Updated: 7/8/2023Network: USA NetworkStatus: Ended
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Cuarenta Minutos
star
7.61
1663 votes

#1 - Cuarenta Minutos

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/30/2016

Teresa has to prove her worth to Camila. Meanwhile, Epifanio gets closer in his hunt for Teresa. Back in Mexico, Brenda desperately tries to find Teresa and hide from the cartel.

Directors: Matthew Penn
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Reina de Oros
star
7.62
795 votes

#2 - Reina de Oros

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/5/2018

Teresa puts her life and her empire on the line when she attempts to rescue girls being trafficked by her new European business partner.

Writer: Ryan O'Nan
Watch Now:Amazon
Quinientos Mil
star
7.65
1225 votes

#3 - Quinientos Mil

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/8/2016

Teresa and Brenda risk everything in a game of extortion. Camila takes further steps to overtake Epifanio’s empire.

Directors: David Rodriguez
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El Engaño como la Regla
star
7.67
1378 votes

#4 - El Engaño como la Regla

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2016

Camila, riddled with debt and short on supply, grows desperate and ponders giving Teresa up. Meanwhile, Brenda's burgeoning drug enterprise creates a rift between her and Tony.

Directors: Dave Rodriguez
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Piloto
star
7.68
1972 votes

#5 - Piloto

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/23/2016

The Mexican drug cartel comes after Teresa, forcing her on the run.

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El Hombre Pájaro
star
7.71
1351 votes

#6 - El Hombre Pájaro

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/4/2016

Camila sends Teresa out on a life-threatening, multi- million dollar midnight mission. Pressured by a lack of supply, Brenda puts her crew in the line of fire.

Directors: David Platt
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Coge Todo Lo Que Puede Llevar
star
7.71
1301 votes

#7 - Coge Todo Lo Que Puede Llevar

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/18/2016

Teresa races to save a witness in the recent heist. With renewed confidence, Camila assures her partners that she’s back in business and vows to be done with Epifanio once and for all.

Directors: Jamie Payne
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Dios y el Abogado
star
7.72
1458 votes

#8 - Dios y el Abogado

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2017

Teresa and crew rig a high-stakes narco horse race, but old enemies — and old flames — threaten to tear everything apart.

Directors: Nick Gomez
Writer: Jason Ganzel
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Reina de Espadas
star
7.72
749 votes

#9 - Reina de Espadas

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/2/2018

Rocked by a deeply personal tragedy, Teresa battles a dangerous sicario and a mutiny within her own ranks.

Directors: Meera Menon
Watch Now:Amazon
Un Alma. Un Mapa. Dos Futuros.
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7.72
1467 votes

#10 - Un Alma. Un Mapa. Dos Futuros.

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/21/2016

Teresa witnesses a horrific event that forces her to advance her plans. Now, safely in Dallas, Brenda needs money to survive, and starts assembling a rag tag team to help her sell drugs.

Directors: T.J. Scott
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Los Enamorados
star
7.72
770 votes

#11 - Los Enamorados

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/26/2018

Teresa tries to escape her captors with the help of an unexpected ally.

Watch Now:Amazon
El Beso de Judas
star
7.73
1383 votes

#12 - El Beso de Judas

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/29/2017

Teresa's loyalties are tested when she is asked to assassinate a DEA mole.

Directors: Ami Canaan Mann
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Sacar con Sifon el Mar
star
7.73
1242 votes

#13 - Sacar con Sifon el Mar

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/27/2017

Camila sends Teresa and her crew to Chicago to secure a meeting with an elusive drug distributor.

Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writer: Tina Mabry
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Punto Sin Retorno
star
7.73
1279 votes

#14 - Punto Sin Retorno

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/1/2016

Aligning with the Jimenez Cartel, Camila’s operation goes underground. Teresa and Brenda try to start a new life utilizing knowledge from Güero’s book.

Writer: Kyle Lierman
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El Precio de Fe
star
7.74
1306 votes

#15 - El Precio de Fe

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/20/2017

With their payment deadline looming, Teresa and Camila need to find a new distributor, but their plans become threatened.

Directors: Joe Menendez
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Bienvenidos a Nuevo Orleans
star
7.75
769 votes

#16 - Bienvenidos a Nuevo Orleans

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/6/2019

Teresa expands her business and proves herself to a smuggler who offers her a business opportunity.

Directors: Eduardo Sánchez
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Un Pacto con el Diablo
star
7.75
1428 votes

#17 - Un Pacto con el Diablo

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2017

While trying to destroy Epifanio's drug smuggling tunnels, Teresa and James come face-to-face with a group of American border vigilantes.

Directors: Eduardo Sánchez
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Estrategia de Entrada
star
7.75
1549 votes

#18 - Estrategia de Entrada

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/7/2016

Camila sends Teresa out on a major drug operation to test her loyalty. In secret, Camila makes her first big move to take over Epifanio’s cartel. Meanwhile, Brenda plots her escape to America.

Directors: Scott Peters
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Esta 'Cosa' Que Es Nuestra
star
7.75
1280 votes

#19 - Esta 'Cosa' Que Es Nuestra

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/25/2016

Camila returns to Mexico to protect her life, while James hunts Teresa down. Meanwhile Teresa finds herself in grave danger taking Maria through the tunnel to Mexico.

Directors: Scott Peters
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El Colgado
star
7.76
828 votes

#20 - El Colgado

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/28/2018

On the run from hitmen in Malta, Teresa is helped by an old friend whose intentions are anything but clear.

Watch Now:Amazon
El Cuerpo de Cristo
star
7.77
1575 votes

#21 - El Cuerpo de Cristo

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/8/2017

Teresa brokers a deal with an eccentric smuggler, Camila struggles to rebuild her empire, and Epifanio takes on a new partner he may not be able to control.

Directors: David Boyd
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Sólo el Amor de una Madre
star
7.77
1257 votes

#22 - Sólo el Amor de una Madre

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/3/2017

An uncharacteristic blunder forces Camila and Teresa to go on the run from hit men, but as they flee, their bond grows deeper.

Directors: David Rodriguez
Watch Now:Apple TV
La Ermitaña
star
7.78
877 votes

#23 - La Ermitaña

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/21/2018

Hiding from Camila in Malta, Teresa tries to launch a drug empire of her own by striking a deal with a dangerous money launderer.

La Maldición
star
7.78
723 votes

#24 - La Maldición

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/27/2019

While Javier and Boaz deal with a personal problem, Teresa gets involved in a deadly turf war.

Directors: Batan Silva
Watch Now:Apple TV
Secretos y Mentiras
star
7.78
707 votes

#25 - Secretos y Mentiras

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/25/2019

An FBI informant threatens Teresa's growing empire while she deals with turmoil within her family.

Directors: Laura Belsey
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV

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