The BEST Episodes of The Musketeers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Network: BBC One

Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted an believed in to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk.

Trial and Punishment

#1 - Trial and Punishment

Season 2 - Episode 10

The Musketeers must risk everything to save France from Rochefort’s treacherous plan. While Porthos seeks to lure the Spanish spy-master to Paris to prove Rochefort’s betrayal to the King, Athos and d’Artagnan must save Constance from certain death. But will they be able to protect Aramis and the Queen before Rochefort gets to them? The fate of France and their closest comrades lies in the Musketeers’ hands.

star 8.26
403 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Simon Allen
We Are the Garrison

#2 - We Are the Garrison

Season 3 - Episode 10

star 8.20
402 votes
Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writers: Simon Allen
Musketeers Don't Die Easily

#3 - Musketeers Don't Die Easily

Season 1 - Episode 10

Athos takes a woman hostage in the square and the Musketeers are amazed to discover he is threatening none other than Milady. Athos is furious when he finds out that D’Artagnan knows her, testing their friendship to its limits. The Cardinal, fearful the Musketeers will prove he masterminded the attempt on the Queen’s life, compels Milady to kill them by any means. Milady has no choice but to revisit her dark past and in doing so puts Constance into danger. The Musketeers must use all their wits and courage to outsmart her and save Constance.

star 8.09
421 votes
Writers: Adrian Hodges
The Accused

#4 - The Accused

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Musketeers must put their lives on the line when the Queen is accused of treason. They have no choice but to steal her away from the Palace to safety, while they search for evidence to prove that Rochefort is a Spanish spy. However it soon transpires that nobody is safe from Rochefort’s grasp, not even the King, with devastating consequences.

star 8.08
383 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Simon J. Ashford
The Prize

#5 - The Prize

Season 3 - Episode 9

star 8.07
392 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: Dusty Hughes
Knight Takes Queen

#6 - Knight Takes Queen

Season 1 - Episode 9

Queen Anne’s taking of the waters is cut short when her life is put in mortal danger. King Louis dines with wealthy German banker Count Mellendorf, who is looking for a French match for his beautiful daughter. As the Musketeers try to spirit Anne back to Paris, they’re forced to seek refuge in a fortified convent, where Aramis comes face to face with his past.

star 8.06
429 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Peter McKenna
Death of a Hero

#7 - Death of a Hero

Season 3 - Episode 6

star 8.00
399 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Peter McKenna
The Prodigal Father

#8 - The Prodigal Father

Season 2 - Episode 8

Porthos uncovers the truth about his parentage and demands answers from his new found father. As he learns more about his past, Porthos questions his place in the Musketeers regiment. However the Musketeers have suspicions about Porthos’ new family, wondering whether he should trust them. Can they save Porthos from the dangers that lie ahead and where do his true loyalties lie?

star 7.99
356 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Susie Conklin, Adrian Hodges
The Challenge

#9 - The Challenge

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Musketeers are tasked with bringing the fearsome Labarge, a regional intendant under arrest for the murder of two Musketeers, to Paris. The Red Guards, resentful of the Musketeers' handling of him, initiate a vicious fight between the two regiments. Fed up with the disruptive rivalry between the Musketeers and the Red Guards, the King calls a contest to prove which group is the stronger. D'Artagnan is determined to be chosen to fight so that he can prove himself worthy to be a Musketeer.

star 7.93
431 votes
Writers: Susie Conklin
A Rebellious Woman

#10 - A Rebellious Woman

Season 1 - Episode 7

Following the tragic death of a young girl underneath the royal carriage, The Musketeers’ investigations into her missing friend lead them into the world of a high-born and enlightened woman. The Musketeers are forced to put aside their animosity towards the Cardinal when his life is placed in danger and they must rescue this extraordinary woman.

star 7.92
433 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: James Payne
The Exiles

#11 - The Exiles

Season 1 - Episode 6

Aramis and D’Artagnan have troubles transporting a young woman and her baby from a village outside Paris. The King’s royal hunting party is disrupted by the appearance of Louis’ banished mother seeking royal protection from an unknown assassin.

star 7.88
449 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Ben Harris
Through a Glass Darkly

#12 - Through a Glass Darkly

Season 2 - Episode 6

An astronomer gathers the royal party to see an eclipse, but events take a dramatic turn.

star 7.86
333 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Marnie Dickens, Adrian Hodges
The Good Soldier

#13 - The Good Soldier

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Aramis's old friend and former musketeer, Marsac, unexpectedly returns to Paris, the musketeers are thrown into turmoil, fully aware that they should report him for desertion. His appearance coincides with the royal visit of the King's beloved sister and her husband, the Duke of Savoy, whom the musketeers must protect. Marsac believes he finally knows the truth behind the infamous massacre which killed his troop, and wants Aramis's help to prove it.

star 7.86
510 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Fool's Gold

#14 - Fool's Gold

Season 3 - Episode 7

star 7.82
404 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: Kelly Jones
An Ordinary Man

#15 - An Ordinary Man

Season 2 - Episode 2

D'Artagnan must protect King Louis when a notorious criminal kidnaps them both.

star 7.81
323 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Prisoners of War

#16 - Prisoners of War

Season 3 - Episode 8

star 7.80
381 votes
Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writers: James Payne
Friends and Enemies

#17 - Friends and Enemies

Season 1 - Episode 1

Young swordsman d'Artagnan arrives in Paris seeking the man responsible for killing his father – a quest that brings him into conflict with one of the king's guards. But as he quickly discovers, when you take on one Musketeer, you take on them all. It's soon back to business when the swashbuckling heroes are ordered to find a missing soldier who was carrying important letters on behalf of King Louis, while the dastardly Cardinal Richelieu plots to increase his political power.

star 7.79
857 votes
Directors: Toby Haynes
Writers: Adrian Hodges
The Queen's Diamonds

#18 - The Queen's Diamonds

Season 3 - Episode 4

The future of the English monarchy rests on the Musketeers’ shoulders when Louis orders them to recover his sister the Queen of England’s missing crown jewels. It’s a daunting mission, made more complicated when they unmask the thief - the irrepressible Emile Bonnaire.

star 7.77
384 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Jeff Povey
To Play the King

#19 - To Play the King

Season 3 - Episode 5

star 7.76
403 votes
Directors: Roger Goldby
Writers: Ellen Taylor
Brothers In Arms

#20 - Brothers In Arms

Season 3 - Episode 3

Under orders, the Musketeers defend Louis’ traitorous brother Gaston after he slaughters a band of veteran soldiers in a Paris tavern.

star 7.76
414 votes
Directors: Roger Goldby
Writers: Simon Allen
Sleight of Hand

#21 - Sleight of Hand

Season 1 - Episode 2

Notorious criminal Vadim seeks to make life unbearable for the authorities that have imprisoned him. When he engineers a full-scale riot, it falls to the Musketeers to protect those whom he seeks to destroy.

star 7.75
654 votes
Directors: Toby Haynes
Writers: Adrian Hodges

#22 - Commodities

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Musketeers are dispatched to Le Havre to collect the infamous merchant trader and explorer, Bonnaire and bring him back to Paris to be reprimanded for breaking France's trade treaty. This straightforward mission soon descends into a treacherous battle, as they must defeat Bonnaire's surprising number of enemies. Athos is forced to confront his past, which threatens to engulf him.

star 7.72
558 votes
Directors: Saul Metzstein
Writers: Susie Conklin
Keep Your Friends Close

#23 - Keep Your Friends Close

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Musketeers must rescue a French general from an impenetrable Spanish prison.

star 7.71
339 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Spoils of War

#24 - Spoils of War

Season 3 - Episode 1

Athos, Porthos and D'Artagnan are fighting on the battlefront while Aramis has trouble living in contemplation as a monk. The Musketeers' search for missing gunpowder lead them to follow bandits to Aramis' monastery, where circumstance force them to collaborate to save the monastery's children and brothers. Aramis' finally accepts his true calling as a Musketeer and rejoins his brothers-in-arms in Paris.

star 7.71
498 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Simon J. Ashford
A Marriage of Inconvenience

#25 - A Marriage of Inconvenience

Season 2 - Episode 7

The King’s cousin is ambushed while under Musketeer escort as she travels from Mantua to Sweden to make a political marriage that will be advantageous to France. The Musketeers must quickly discover who is targeting her to keep both her and the alliance between countries protected. However it emerges that other important figures at Court also appear to be in danger. Who is the killer and could he already be inside the Palace walls?

star 7.70
324 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Steve Bailie