The BEST Episodes of The Brave

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2021

Network: NBC

D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C. All the while, Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

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Desperate Measures

#1 - Desperate Measures

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 8, 2018

Dalton and what remains of his team try to escape with their lives as they process a devastating loss; Patricia will stop at nothing to make things right, even if it means putting her career at risk.

star 7.96
1,097 votes
Directors: Marisol Adler
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Close to Home (2)

#2 - Close to Home (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2018

With just four short weeks before Dalton and his team finish their deployment, they continue to race the clock on a high-stakes mission. As they learn more about Hoffman, Patricia and the group attempt to use his intel to save innocent lives, but the information comes at a cost.

star 7.96
995 votes
Desperate Times

#3 - Desperate Times

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 2017

After embarking on mission after mission to keep the world safe, the team is confronted with a task that hits close to home. When things go sideways, the only option is to risk one of their own for their final shot to settle the personal score.

star 7.95
1,248 votes
Writers: Dean Georgaris, Denise Harkavy

#4 - Grounded

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2018

With Patricia out of commission, Noah is at the helm of the D.I.A. when FARC revolutionaries take control of a flight in Colombia. When negotiations mean life or death for the passengers on board, Hannah must make her return to the field.

star 7.83
1,055 votes
The Seville Defection

#5 - The Seville Defection

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2017

When the team is on the ground in Spain, McG makes a connection that leads the group to discover a potential threat stateside. Meanwhile, Noah and Hannah venture out of the office to get some intel of their own.

star 7.82
1,347 votes
Directors: Tessa Blake
Writers: Mike Daniels

#6 - Stealth

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2017

When an undocumented drone crashes on the border of Mongolia, the team is forced to investigate the old school way. Meanwhile, a stunning realization takes place in the D.I.A.

star 7.80
1,251 votes
Directors: John Scott
Writers: Theo Travers
It's All Personal

#7 - It's All Personal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2017

As the team heads to Paris on a mission connected to Amir's undercover past, things get more personal than they would like. With stakes as high as ever, the unit learns more about their newest member and what might have brought him to them.

star 7.76
1,200 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Jamie Pachino

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2017

When American doctor Kimberley Wells gets kidnapped by a group with terrorist ties, Captain Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists must take action and stop at nothing to save her. Across the world, D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts guide Dalton along the way through as the group learns that Wells' disappearance might have ties to something that could be catastrophic.

star 7.75
2,064 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: Dean Georgaris
Enhanced Protection

#9 - Enhanced Protection

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2017

When the Ambassador Charles Webb is in danger while stationed in Nigeria, Dalton's team heads to the region to find a situation different than they expected. Jaz makes a connection with a little girl she meets during the mission and Patricia receives some personal news.

star 7.74
1,481 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
The Greater Good

#10 - The Greater Good

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2017

After receiving intel that a serious player in dealing international arms, Ranier Booth, will be visiting Caborca, Mexico, Patricia makes a controversial decision that could lead to a big break through. With Dalton's team on the ground, they must find a weak link in Boothe's men in order to carry out the mission. Meanwhile, Noah learns about Hannah's complicated past in the field.

star 7.73
1,627 votes
Writers: Dean Georgaris, Michael Alaimo
Close to Home (1)

#11 - Close to Home (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2018

When an unlikely suspect is involved in hacking a U.S. submarine, Dalton and his team stumble upon a piece of Patricia's past. With national security and lives at stake, Patricia heads to Turkey to confront one of her most epic demons.

star 7.73
1,037 votes
Directors: David Boyd
Writers: Michael Alaimo
Moscow Rules

#12 - Moscow Rules

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2017

The team heads to Russia when C.I.A. Officer Cassie Archer is attacked by rebels in the area. Patricia and her team work to learn why Archer is so important for the rebels to take out and Noah reveals an unexpected connection to the case.

star 7.71
1,810 votes
Directors: Yves Simoneau
Writers: Dean Georgaris
Break Out

#13 - Break Out

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2017

An American traitor who turned to terrorism becomes integral in preventing the next attack on U.S. soil. When the only interrogator who can do the job is brought in to stop the attack, there is an unexpected breach in the prison where Dalton is stationed.

star 7.68
1,505 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Mike Daniels