The Best Episodes of RWBY

Players and Pieces

#1 - Players and Pieces 8.74

Season 1 - Episode 8

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, Jaune, Pyrrha, and fellow students Nora and Ren fight for their lives against the monstrous inhabitants of the Emerald Forest in their first true test as Huntsmen and Huntresses.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
Black and White

#2 - Black and White 8.31

Season 1 - Episode 16

Blake and a new friend attempt to find out who's behind a series of thefts, while team RWBY try to find her after she runs away.

Directors: Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross
Best Day Ever

#3 - Best Day Ever 8.20

Season 2 - Episode 1

A new semester at Beacon begins in a messy way as teams RWBY and JNPR go at it in a knockdown, drag-out food fight. Meanwhile, sinister forces gather, ready to strike at an unsuspecting kingdom.

Directors: Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross
It's Brawl in the Family

#4 - It's Brawl in the Family 7.89

Season 3 - Episode 3

Weiss and Ruby meet the occupant of the airship, Weiss' older sister Winter Schnee. Although she refuses to explain why she is at the festival or for how long, she does spend some time with Weiss. As the two attempt to leave, they are accosted by Qrow, who provokes Winter into a fight in the courtyard. During the fight, a passing Mercury sees Qrow, much to his horror. The fight eventually is interrupted by the arrival of General Ironwood and Professors Ozpin and Goodwitch, who rebuke the two of them. The group then retreats to Ozpin's office, where they discuss the imminent threat of Cinder and her group. Qrow reveals that the enemy has infiltrated the festival, and expresses concerns about Ironwood's show of military force, believing that they will only cause people to worry about what kind of enemy such an army would need to fight. Meanwhile, Mercury reveals Qrow's arrival to Cinder, but she is unconcerned, believing that they retain the advantage of anonymity. She hacks the tournament computer systems, placing Emerald and Mercury in the next fight against team CFVY members Coco Adel and Yatsuhashi Daichi.

Directors: Miles Luna, Kerry Shawcross
The First Step (1)

#5 - The First Step (1) 7.80

Season 1 - Episode 4

After (literally) dropping into the vast Emerald Forest, Ruby and the other initiates scramble to find their new partners and survive against the vicious creatures of Grimm. Welcome to school, kids!

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
The Emerald Forest (1)

#6 - The Emerald Forest (1) 7.70

Season 1 - Episode 6

Yang and Blake happily partner up, while tensions rise between Ruby and Weiss.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
Welcome to Beacon

#7 - Welcome to Beacon 7.65

Season 2 - Episode 2

Blake, restless ever since her encounter with Torchwick, convinces the rest of team RWBY to help her hunt down the criminal. Cinder initiates the next phase of her plan.

Directors: Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross
The Emerald Forest (2)

#8 - The Emerald Forest (2) 7.65

Season 1 - Episode 7

Things are going smoothly for Blake and Yang, but everything goes south when the other pairs show up with giant monsters on their tails.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
The First Step (2)

#9 - The First Step (2) 7.65

Season 1 - Episode 5

To their mutual displeasure, Ruby and Weiss are paired up during the initiation. Meanwhile Pyrhha lends a hand to Jaune, who may be in over his head at Beacon.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
The Stray

#10 - The Stray 7.60

Season 1 - Episode 15

Two new contenders come to town in anticipation of the coming tournament. Blake and Weiss clash over prejudices concerning the faunus, which leads to Blake revealing her dark past.

Directors: Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross
Forever Fall (2)

#11 - Forever Fall (2) 7.59

Season 1 - Episode 14

Resolving the "Jaune Arc", Jaune shows everyone that he truly has potential. But can he still repair his friendship with Pyrrha?

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
A Minor Hiccup

#12 - A Minor Hiccup 7.54

Season 2 - Episode 3

RWBY is joined by Sun and Neptune in their hunt for Torchwick. While scouring the town for clues Ruby bumps into her friend Penny, who's been behaving even more strangely than usual.

Directors: Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross
The Shining Beacon (2)

#13 - The Shining Beacon (2) 7.42

Season 1 - Episode 3

Jaune makes the mistake of flirting with Weiss but finds a friend in star athlete Pyrrha Nikos, while Ruby is horrified to learn the details of Beacon's initiation ritual.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
Ruby Rose

#14 - Ruby Rose 7.39

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ruby Rose finds herself in the middle of a robbery committed by famous criminal Roman Torchwick. Her efforts to stop him attract the attention of Professor Ozpin, head of Beacon Academy, who grants her special admission to his school.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
Jaunedice (1)

#15 - Jaunedice (1) 7.38

Season 1 - Episode 11

Jaune, the least-capable of the new Hunters, suffers under a bully.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
The Badge and The Burden (1)

#16 - The Badge and The Burden (1) 7.32

Season 1 - Episode 9

The teams have been formed and classes at Beacon have begun, but Weiss can't understand why Ruby was put in charge of RWBY instead of her. Does the young prodigy really have what it takes to lead?

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
New Challengers

#17 - New Challengers 7.31

Season 3 - Episode 2

Team JNPR's fight with team BRNZ proves to be a challenge when the female sniper attacks from the woods. But after a long and difficult battle, during which JNPR argues over team attack names in the middle of the fight, Nora showcases her semblance of channeling electricity to her muscles and claims victory for her team by smashing team BRNZ out of the ring. The next match is team SSSN of Haven vs. team NDGO of Shade. When one half of the terrain is shown to be the ocean, Neptune begins to panic as he is afraid of water. As team NDGO gains the upper hand, Sun eventually gets Neptune to help by electrifying the ocean with his weapon, shocking team NDGO who are in the water and winning the match for team SSSN. At a bar, Qrow Branwen is seen watching the tournament matches while drinking heavily. He is unimpressed by the battles fought by teams JNPR and SSSN. When the bartender asks what battle is he in Vytal for, he points to a passing airship outside and leaves the bar. As team RWBY leaves the coliseum, Weiss spots the airship and says, "She's here..."

Directors: Miles Luna, Kerry Shawcross
Jaunedice (2)

#18 - Jaunedice (2) 7.26

Season 1 - Episode 12

Pyrrha comes up with a plan to help Jaune, but things get complicated when he reveals how he came to the school.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
The Badge and The Burden (2)

#19 - The Badge and The Burden (2) 7.21

Season 1 - Episode 10

While Weiss struggles with her pride, Ruby begins to really wonder if the headmaster made a mistake in making her leader of team RWBY.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
Forever Fall (1)

#20 - Forever Fall (1) 7.15

Season 1 - Episode 13

Jaune is being blackmailed into one terrible situation after another, but when Pyrrha becomes the target of a mean prank, he stands up to his tormentors.

Directors: Kerry Shawcross, Monty Oum
The Shining Beacon (1)

#21 - The Shining Beacon (1) 7.02

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ruby makes a new friend, the bumbling swordsman Jaune Arc, during her overwhelming first day at Beacon.

Directors: Monty Oum, Kerry Shawcross