The BEST episodes of The Magnificent Seven

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

The Magnificent Seven is a program based on the five-movie series (but mostly the first two) from the 60's and 70's, which was in turn based on the 1954 Japanese film "Seven Samurai" by Akira Kurosawa. The Magnificent Seven was canceled by CBS after the 1997-1998 season, but was later renewed thanks to a large internet campaign to save the show. The Magnificent Seven was canceled halfway through its second season run, but thanks to fan support CBS agreed to air the remaining six episodes. Unfortunately ratings were so low, CBS was only able to air two of the six before canceling the program again.

Last Updated: 11/8/2022Network:CBS
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The Ghosts of the Confederacy
star
7.96
26 votes

#1 - The Ghosts of the Confederacy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/1998

A band of marauding Confederate soldiers threatens an Indian village. The village elders travel to a nearby town to purchase protection. They approach Chris and Vin with their offer. They quickly accept and recruit the rest of the seven to help them save the village. The seven protect the village, with Ezra showing up at the last moment and Nathan falling in love.

Directors: Geoff Murphy
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Wagon Train (1)
star
7.83
6 votes

#2 - Wagon Train (1)

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/12/1999

The Seven protect a wagon train when the settlers are threatened by a demanding gold-hunter who claims he owns the land. Vin falls in love with Charlotte, wife to the abusive wagon master. Chris, Vin, Buck, and Ezra ride to rescue Charlotte after she's kidnapped and held ransom. Buck and Ezra try to win a widow's hand by charming her pudgy young son.

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The Trial
star
7.80
5 votes

#3 - The Trial

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/5/1999

Nathan's father, Obadiah, is brought to town to stand trial for the murder of his former owner. The Seven are assigned the task of protecting Obadiah from the raging mob crying for vengeance. Ezra's mother is arrested for stealing a set of cufflinks. She claims Preston Wingo, the owner of said cufflinks, planted them in her satchel to try to get her to accept his offer of marriage.

Directors: William Wages
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Love and Honor
star
7.75
4 votes

#4 - Love and Honor

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/1999

Buck swordfights for Inez's honor when a band of men attempt to take her back to Mexico. Chris matches skills with a sharpshooting bandito.

Directors: Gregg Champion
Writer: Rob Wright
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Nemesis
star
7.58
12 votes

#5 - Nemesis

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/28/1998

Chris pursues the man he believes is responsible for the murder of his wife and sons. The rest of the seven try their best to keep Chris from doing something he might regret. A reporter follows the men around to get a story.

Directors: Jerry Jameson
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The New Law
star
7.50
6 votes

#6 - The New Law

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/1999

The Seven go their separate ways when a Federal Marshal takes control of the town. The cattle barons band together to take the now unprotected town. The Seven are forced to reunite to save the townsfolk.

Directors: Christopher Cain
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Penance
star
7.50
6 votes

#7 - Penance

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/3/2000

A traveling detective targets Josiah as the main suspect in a series of murders. Nathan's Indian friend, Rain, visits with the news that she's about to marry.

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Working Girls
star
7.41
17 votes

#8 - Working Girls

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/1998

The town takes in a group of 'working girls' escaping from their vengeful master.

Directors: Christopher Cain
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Serpents
star
7.40
5 votes

#9 - Serpents

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/7/2000

When a legendary assassin is found dead with $10,000 in his hotel room, it is up to the seven to find out who he was after, who killed him, and what to do with the money.

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Safecracker
star
7.38
13 votes

#10 - Safecracker

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/24/1998

An ex-safecracker traveling through town is forced to return to her nefarious ways by an adamant ex-partner.

Directors: T.J. Scott
Writer: Rick Husky
Achilles
star
7.38
8 votes

#11 - Achilles

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/16/1999

J.D. foils a bank robbery but unwittingly shoots and kills an innocent bystander. Tormented by his failure, J.D. decides to quit and go home. Meanwhile, a legendary criminal, Achilles, vows revenge for the death of his brother in the bank holdup. Vin asks Mary to teach him to read.

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Sins of the Past
star
7.33
6 votes

#12 - Sins of the Past

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/1999

Vin is arrested by Federal Marshals and extradited to Texas for the murder he's accused of committing. Chris follows to free Vin after Vin is give to outlaw Eli Joe, the very man who framed Vin for the killing. The Seven ride to catch Eli. Meanwhile, Ezra is shocked to learn his mother is opening a hotel across the street from his newly-purchased saloon. Buck is surprised when a local girl informs him he's the father of her child-to-be.

Directors: Gregg Champion
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One Day Out West
star
7.23
13 votes

#13 - One Day Out West

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/10/1998

J.D. volunteers to serve as sheriff when a Federal Judge, Mary's father, comes to clean up the town. Judge Travis enlists the Seven to protect the town.

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Chinatown
star
7.17
6 votes

#14 - Chinatown

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/9/1999

The Seven investigate possible abuse of Chinese laborers by railroad foremen. Ezra buys a Chinese girl to stop her from being abused. Buck purchases a love potion to win Inez's heart.

Directors: Christopher Cain
Writer: Neil Landau
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Wagon Train (2)
star
7.00
4 votes

#15 - Wagon Train (2)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/19/1999

The boys continue to protest the wagon train from Dicky O'Shea and his dynamite expert. Vin and Charlotte return to the group and face the wrath of her husband, to warn of an impending attack. Mary decides to marry Gerard, reasoning that Billy needs a father.

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Obsession
star
7.00
5 votes

#16 - Obsession

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/3/2000

When Chris meets an old flame, we find out more about the events that led up to the death of his wife and son.

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Witness
star
6.85
13 votes

#17 - Witness

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/1998

Mary's young son visits, only to be haunted by his memories of a rogue townsperson. Ezra's con-artist mother comes to town.

Directors: Bill Wages
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Lady Killers
star
6.83
6 votes

#18 - Lady Killers

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/31/2000

Two female bounty hunters come to town to hunt down a wanted criminal...or are they outlaws themselves, searching for stolen loot? Only time will tell. J.D. is in hot water with Casey when he's attracted to one of the women.

Directors: William Wages
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Vendetta
star
6.80
5 votes

#19 - Vendetta

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/29/1999

The Seven protect Chris's former father-in-law when he runs into town with the news he killed the man who murdered Chris's family. The deceased's siblings, led by their mother, vow revenge.

Directors: William Wages
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The Collector
star
6.63
8 votes

#20 - The Collector

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/7/1998

The Seven get involved when a 'collector', Guy Royal, attempts to buy a string of homes; the future home of the railroad. Royal's hired gun has a bone to pick with Chris over an incident many years back. Josiah is excited when his former love, saloon singer Emma comes to town. J.D. competes with a tomboy.

Directors: Gregg Champion
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Inmate 78
star
6.13
8 votes

#21 - Inmate 78

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/1998

Chris is arrested and thrown into a gulag-type prison camp while intervening in the arrest of an innocent man. He's subsequently informed that the sheriff identifies drifters who look like they have money, and arrest them on trumped-up charges until their families pay the bail. Vin, Ezra and the boys search for Chris when he doesn't return.

Directors: Gregg Champion
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Manhunt
star
6.00
4 votes

#22 - Manhunt

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/1998

Vin takes the lead in a manhunt to catch an escaped prisoner who took a local woman hostage. The girl's father, the local preacher, seeks vengeance.

Writer: Rick Husky
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