The BEST Episodes of Strike Back

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2019

Network: Sky1

Strike Back is a British action and military television series, based on a novel of the same name by novelist and former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier Chris Ryan. The series follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive branch of the British Defence Intelligence service (DI), who operate several high risk, priority missions throughout the globe.

Legacy: Episode 10

#1 - Legacy: Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10

Gone to ground after a daring helicopter escape, Scott and Stonebridge try to elude a team of mercenaries in the Swiss Alps in order to bring a traitor to justice. With their ammunition nearly spent, the boys get a helping hand from an unexpected source before ending up in a final, epic fight to the finish.

star 8.31
786 votes
Shadow Warfare: Episode 10

#2 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10

Scott and Stonebridge face a new pivotal player in Al-Zuhari's plan, and with an imminent attack looming, the team resorts to questionable measures, sparking conflict within the unit.

star 8.29
663 votes
Writers: Richard Zajdlic
Project Dawn, Episode 10

#3 - Project Dawn, Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10

Latif is finally in Section 20's clutches. The team frantically tries to discover the bombers' target and for that they need Latif to talk. Scott and Stonebridge go after the bombers. Latif's henchmen attack Section 20 command.

star 8.24
646 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Shadow Warfare: Episode 9

#4 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9

Scott and Stonebridge try to keep their promise to protect Ester; Richmond and Martinez follow an Al-Zuhari associate; the team sets out to stop an infiltrator before he reaches a populated area.

star 8.21
649 votes
Writers: Richard Zajdlic
Shadow Warfare: Episode 1

#5 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1

Enjoying a long-deserved vacation, Scott and Stonebridge are recalled after a fellow Section 20 member dies while pursuing the elusive terrorist al-Zuhari in Beirut. A new lead sends them into the remote jungles of Colombia in pursuit of a known associate of al-Zuhari’s and deep in territory controlled by a powerful drug cartel.

star 8.19
788 votes
Writers: Michael J. Bassett, Simon Burke, Tim Vaughan
Vengeance, Episode 10

#6 - Vengeance, Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10

In order to stop Knox, Scott comes to Bryant for assistance. Meanwhile Stonebridge has trouble focusing on the mission as he is bent on revenge. Section 20 get assistance from South African police to stop Knox's plot.

star 8.18
612 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Shadow Warfare: Episode 8

#7 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8

Scott looks for an escape from Black Bear Prison, while Locke becomes suspicious of Kamali. The team races to locate Stonebridge, whose condition grows more dire when he encounters Al-Zuhari's plan firsthand. Continuing his vendetta, Ulyanov closes in on Scott and Stonebridge.

star 8.16
638 votes
Writers: Michael J. Bassett, Tim Vaughan
Shadow Warfare: Episode 2

#8 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2

Out of options and hunted by the resourceful cartel, Section 20 goes for a longshot and attempts an assault in downtown Bogota, hoping to obtain intel on one of al-Zuhari’s key people. Meanwhile, Dalton looks for the source that exposed her team in Beirut, but discovers a surprising ally and a piece of al-Zuhari’s plan.

star 8.10
741 votes
Writers: Michael J. Bassett, Simon Burke, Tim Vaughan
Shadow Warfare: Episode 6

#9 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6

Section 20 is torn between devoting their resources to the mission or saving one of their own. Stonebridge's health continues to affect him in the field. Al-Zuhari's network moves forward quickly, striking close. Kamali explains why yet another threat is emerging.

star 8.08
668 votes
Directors: Paul Wilmshurst
Writers: John Simpson
Vengeance, Episode 5

#10 - Vengeance, Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

The trail of the missing nuclear triggers leads to Cape Town, South Africa, where kidnappers abduct the children of an expatriate munitions expert to force him to cooperate.

star 8.04
654 votes
Vengeance, Episode 8

#11 - Vengeance, Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

Community unrest plagues South Africa and Zimbabwe following Lutulu's shooting. Stonebridge questions the shooter, while Scott, Lilian and Lutulu are on the run from assassins. Knox and his new ally make a new plan.

star 8.04
606 votes
Writers: John Simpson
Shadow Warfare: Episode 7

#12 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7

The team tracks stolen property to Russia, where Scott and Stonebridge continue their side careers as "outlaws." As Stonebridge's health continues to deteriorate, they discover new mysteries about a piece of Al-Zuhari's plan. Kamali worries that his cover identity may not hold.

star 8.04
664 votes
Writers: Ben Newman, Simon Burke
Project Dawn, Episode 2

#13 - Project Dawn, Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Scott and Stonebridge discover that the terrorists in the hotel are searching for Mahmood. Grant learns that Latif's real goal is to capture a Pakistani chemical scientist who worked with the weapons inspection team in Iraq in 2003.

star 8.01
779 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Shadow Warfare: Episode 4

#14 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4

Section 20 attempts a risky rescue for a potential new ally. Now veering close to the edge, but determined to find the truth, Dalton goes AWOL with a detainee.

star 8.01
679 votes
Directors: Julian Holmes
Writers: James Dormer
Project Dawn, Episode 9

#15 - Project Dawn, Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9

The boys are called away after MI5 team traced Latif to Chechen rebels country hideout, which turns out to be an abandoned vast Soviet area tunnel complex. They go in with support from Georgian commandos, which are eliminated by explosives. Latif escapes with some cahoots, who were screened for surgery. Some turn up in Budapest, where a world security summit is held, carrying the neuro-toxin and sophisticated bomb found in the tunnels. Damien also found indications of foul play since his Iraq set-up army booting.

star 8.00
660 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Vengeance, Episode 2

#16 - Vengeance, Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Scott learns that one of the hostages is a high-ranking military intelligence operative and that Waabri is planning to sell nuclear devices in South Africa.

star 7.99
536 votes
Directors: Paul Wilmshurst
Project Dawn, Episode 6

#17 - Project Dawn, Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

The first attempt to rescue Clare ends with Scott in the hospital and Stonebridge in pursuit with Crawford and Jacoub. Tahir takes Clare to a Janjaweed camp. Soldiers look for Scott at the hospital. Grant threatens Maggie about her story.

star 7.98
692 votes
Directors: Alex Holmes
Legacy: Episode 9

#18 - Legacy: Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9

On the trail of Li-Na and Kwon, Locke, Stonebridge, and Scott play a hunch and head to Geneva, where a nuclear disarmament conference is taking place. A face-off between Section 20 and the North Korean renegades ends in a flurry of gunfire - and an inconceivable betrayal.

star 7.97
767 votes
Vengeance, Episode 7

#19 - Vengeance, Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7

Knox extricates a political leader from a Zimbabwe prison, and the unit tries to catch up with the escapee by tracking his activist daughter.

star 7.97
619 votes
Shadow Warfare: Episode 5

#20 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5

While recovering from a shocking turn of events, Section 20 faces a different threat: a new enemy joining forces with an old one. Locke draws Kamali in closer to the team. Scott looks for an old friend, while Stonebridge gets closer to a new one.

star 7.96
671 votes
Vengeance, Episode 1

#21 - Vengeance, Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1

Damian Scott is sent to Mogadishu, Somalia to rescue British diplomats after they are kidnapped by warlord Huseyin Waabri. Meanwhile Michael Stonebridge adapts to his new career outside Section 20.

star 7.95
687 votes
Directors: Bill Eagles
Chris Ryan's Strike Back, Episode 6

#22 - Chris Ryan's Strike Back, Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

Porter's life is in danger when he finds himself trapped in a rebels' base in Pakistan. When he manages to escape, he learns that Hugh Collinson, the man he blames for the fatal hostage extraction of 2003, has arrived in Afghanistan to meet him for a final showdown.

star 7.95
614 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Jed Mercurio
Project Dawn, Episode 8

#23 - Project Dawn, Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

Scott and Stonebridge are held captive with the four EU hostages in the wilderness of Kosovo. Hasani plans to sell Dana as a sex slave, and Allen, the double agent who has been providing information to Latif.

star 7.95
658 votes
Directors: Paul Wilmshurst
Project Dawn, Episode 7

#24 - Project Dawn, Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

Stonebridge and Scott go to Kosovo to exchange a prisoner for kidnapped European Union officials.

star 7.94
674 votes
Directors: Paul Wilmshurst
Shadow Warfare: Episode 3

#25 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3

Although they are uncertain of others’ loyalties, the team must work with an asset in Beirut to get a lead on James Leatherby, a dangerous and unpredictable operative with ties to al-Zuhari.

star 7.93
694 votes
Directors: Julian Holmes
Writers: James Dormer