The BEST Episodes of Strike Back
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020
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.
#1 - Legacy: Episode 10
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 29, 2015
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.
#2 - Project Dawn, Episode 10
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 23, 2011
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.
#3 - Vengeance, Episode 10
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 4, 2012
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.
#4 - Legacy: Episode 6
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 8, 2015
In North Korea, Mei - now embracing her real name, Li-Na - is tasked by her mentor, Moon Young-Su, to pry a confession out of Scott and Stonebridge, using Finn as leverage. Meanwhile Locke and Martinez recruit a familiar face in Russia to help get them into North Korea and attempt a dangerous rescue operation.
#5 - Legacy: Episode 9
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 29, 2015
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.
#6 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 10
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 30, 2013
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.
#7 - Chris Ryan's Strike Back, Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2010
After locating the terrorist safe house Katie is being held in, Porter is also taken prisoner, and Hugh Collinson and a team at Section 20 have to act quickly before it is too late.
#8 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 2
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 4, 2013
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.
#9 - Legacy: Episode 4
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 24, 2015
Hoping to track down the Yakuza's shipment of vanadium - a metal crucial to the making of nuclear weapons - Scott strikes a deal with Faber and Mason, a pair of bounty hunters looking to kill Shiro. Having convinced Finn that he's not a drug dealer, Scott sends his son on a bus to safety and heads off to rendezvous with his mates, who've got all they can handle in a firefight at the Kokura Foundation, a legal front for Shiro's drug operation. As Locke tries to uncover the truth about Shiro and his father, Mei looks to slip out of the crossfire, again.
#10 - Vengeance, Episode 7
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 14, 2012
Knox extricates a political leader from a Zimbabwe prison, and the unit tries to catch up with the escapee by tracking his activist daughter.
#11 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 8
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 16, 2013
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.
#12 - Retribution: Episode 9
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 21, 2018
The team run into trouble as they race to get Idrisi back across Europe. The surprises keep coming as they learn the truth about Jensen and Project Tenebrae.
#13 - Vengeance, Episode 8
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 21, 2012
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.
#14 - Shadow Warfare: Episode 1
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 28, 2013
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.
#15 - Silent War: Episode 10
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired May 2, 2019
Section 20 faces an ultimate dilemma as it battles Pavel and his team of Russian turncoats for keys to Soviet-era missiles thought to have been destroyed years earlier. The conflict takes S20 from a remote village in the Philippines to Saloglu, Azerbaijan, where three long-range missiles are ready to be fired on major cities in the West. Can the team stop Pavel and save the world from Armageddon?
#16 - Vengeance, Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2012
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.
#17 - Legacy: Episode 8
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2015
With the assistance of Nina, Scott and Stonebridge track down Matthias, an eccentric young encryption analyst hired by Kown and Li-Na to access vital nuclear-material codes. Later, Locke comes face-to-face with his nemesis, while Scott and Stonebridge intercept the interceptors of a key convoy.
#18 - Chris Ryan's Strike Back, Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 19, 2010
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.
#19 - Legacy: Episode 7
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2015
In Vienna, the cloned phone of a Russian mob leader named Myshkin leads Locke, Nina, Scott, and Stonebridge into a public plaza - and a rendezvous between Kwon and Oppenheimer, the world's most dangerous bomb maker, and a man Locke dearly wants to apprehend. Later, Scott and Stonebridge crash a daring bank heist orchestrated by Kwon and Li-Na, in search of a one-of-a-kind document that holds the key to their diabolical plans.
#20 - Project Dawn, Episode 4
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 11, 2011
At a remote facility outside Cape Town, Connolly closes in on his WMD prize, while Stonebridge and Scott are faced with dilemmas that could have far-reaching implications on their organization - and on the thread that connects them to Latif.
#21 - Project Dawn, Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 21, 2011
British sergeant Michael Stonebridge recruits help from Ex-Delta Force operative Damien Scott when Section 20 agent John Porter is kidnapped by a Pakistani terrorist. The two then uncover clues to a possible terrorist attack at a New Delhi hotel and race to foil it.
#22 - Silent War: Episode 8
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 18, 2019
Coltrane defends his decision to go rogue with S20. After tailing Hassan and the nuclear suitcase to a deserted shopping mall in Jakarta, Wyatt and Novin face down threats from Komodo soldiers and, later, Colonel Aldo and his insurgents. As Katrina weighs her allegiances, Pavel resets the parameters of the Russian plans to overthrow the Indonesian government.
#23 - Project Dawn, Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 28, 2011
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.
#24 - Legacy: Episode 3
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 17, 2015
Shiro, son of the aging boss of the Yakuza crime syndicate, ascends to power with the help of a duplicitous Lei, and vows revenge on Section 20 for his father's murder. With the location of his latest Bangkok crib compromised again, Locke suspects there's a second North Korean spy in town. Stonebridge, Richmond, Martinez and Locke fend off waves of attack from the Yakuza, while Scott finds his long-anticipated visit with son Finn less than idyllic. After its latest bloody face-off, Section 20 heads to a private island, desperate to learn what the Yakuza have that the North Koreans covet.
#25 - Legacy: Episode 5
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 1, 2015
Posing as Russian construction workers, Scott and Stonebridge cross the North Korean border in an attempt to blow up a strategic munitions site, but find their route paved with obstacles. Mission accomplished for now, Mei returns home and reunites with an old flame. In Bangkok, Finn chats with the wrong stranger, and ends up running for his life. As North Korean officials celebrate the Yakuza's nuclear bonanza, Lei worries about the dangers ahead - concerns that seem legit when a pair of interlopers arrive to spoil the party.