The BEST episodes of The Long Road Home

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

Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”

Last Updated: 5/24/2023Network:National Geographic
Always Dream of Me
285 votes

#1 - Always Dream of Me

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/19/2017

The climactic final chapter of the eight-part global scripted event series The Long Road Home. The rescuers finally punch through to the stranded platoon, but the battle hasn’t finished taking its toll, both in Sadr City and at Fort Hood. Eight hours and seven minutes after the first shots were fired, the men of the 1st Cavalry Division are reunited, and must cope with the new realities of the war. The soldiers and families honor their fallen.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Writer: Mikko Alanne
Watch Now:Amazon
The Choice
355 votes

#2 - The Choice

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/28/2017

Jassim's troubled past is revealed and his allegiances tested. Aguero is forced to make a choice that scars his platoon for the rest of their lives.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Watch Now:Amazon
In the Valley of Death
375 votes

#3 - In the Valley of Death

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/21/2017

Before Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger’s deployment, he is overcome by a strong premonition that he will die in Iraq.

Watch Now:Amazon
Abandon Hope
299 votes

#4 - Abandon Hope

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/12/2017

Directors: Mikael Salomon
Watch Now:Amazon
A City Called Heaven
318 votes

#5 - A City Called Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/5/2017

Tomas Young learns about the realities of war, beginning a lifelong struggle through which he'll touch countless lives.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Watch Now:Amazon
Into the Unknown
344 votes

#6 - Into the Unknown

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/14/2017

Denomy leads the first rescue into Sadr City under heavy fire. It’s clear the locals have been preparing for this ambush for weeks.

Watch Now:Amazon
Black Sunday
531 votes

#7 - Black Sunday

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/7/2017

The First Cavalry Division launches a rescue mission when one of their platoons is ambushed by thousands of enemy insurgents in Baghdad. As news breaks, the lives of the soldiers' families at Fort Hood are thrown into chaos and uncertainty.

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