The BEST Episodes of The Musketeers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2020

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 - Aired Mar 27, 2015

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 8.31
603 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Simon Allen
We Are the Garrison

#2 - We Are the Garrison

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 6, 2016

Following Treville's funeral the musketeers survive an attempt by Grimaud to kill them when their garrison is torched, leaving many casualties, and gunpowder and weapons stolen. To lure the musketeers into a trap Grimaud takes hostages including Sylvie but the four comrades stage a rescue, and the queen and Dauphin are restored to the palace with Milady as the royal spy master, her first task being to take care of Gaston. However the mortally wounded Grimaud escapes and the musketeers must stop him from blowing up the city with the stolen gunpowder.

star 8.15
574 votes
Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writers: Simon Allen
The Prodigal Father

#3 - The Prodigal Father

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 6, 2015

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 8.13
668 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Adrian Hodges, Susie Conklin
Death of a Hero

#4 - Death of a Hero

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 9, 2016

It's the day of reckoning, as Grimaud vows to kill the Musketeers in a series of savage co-ordinated attacks and puts Feron to the ultimate test in his bid for power. The furious battle for survival sparks a series of revelations that threaten to destroy Paris. Before the day is out, a hero falls, there’s a traitor on the rise and the Musketeers will be changed forever.

star 8.07
657 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Peter McKenna
The Prize

#5 - The Prize

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 30, 2016

When death strikes the Louvre, Treville takes controversial steps to protect the Dauphin from the unholy alliance of Grimaud, Gaston and the Duke of Lorraine. His secretive tactics isolate the Queen and threaten to drive even his loyal Musketeers apart.

star 8.05
593 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: Dusty Hughes
The Accused

#6 - The Accused

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 20, 2015

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 8.02
583 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Simon J Ashford
Fool's Gold

#7 - Fool's Gold

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 16, 2016

Chasing Grimaud, the Musketeers make a troubling discovery in a village ruled by women.

star 7.92
660 votes
Directors: Sue Tully
Writers: Kelly Jones
Prisoners of War

#8 - Prisoners of War

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 23, 2016

The Queen's reputation is on the line after Grimaud kidnaps Aramis.

star 7.84
610 votes
Directors: Udayan Prasad
Writers: James Payne
The Hunger

#9 - The Hunger

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 11, 2016

The corrupt Governor of Paris conspires with the Duke de Beaufort, primary provider of food for Paris, to stage a robbery of the city's granary and pin it on the refugees, only to later sell the stolen grain back to the King at an inflated price. D'Artagnan is taken captive along with the rioting refugees, and the other Musketeers (along with D'Artagnan's wife Constance, now in charge of the Musketeer garrison) must rescue them from the hands of the Red Guard before they are executed.

star 7.82
718 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Simon J Ashford
The Queen's Diamonds

#10 - The Queen's Diamonds

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 25, 2016

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 7.82
669 votes
Directors: Nicholas Renton
Writers: Jeff Povey
Musketeers Don't Die Easily

#11 - Musketeers Don't Die Easily

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 30, 2014

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 7.79
877 votes
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Emilie

#12 - Emilie

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 2015

A woman claims to have visions from God which instruct her to start a war with Spain.

star 7.78
664 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Adrian Hodges, Ryan Craig
Spoils of War

#13 - Spoils of War

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 28, 2016

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 7.78
810 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Simon J Ashford
To Play the King

#14 - To Play the King

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 3, 2016

The Musketeers battle to restore order in Paris after Grimaud and Feron stage an ambitious Châtelet breakout, setting free a lunatic with murderous designs on the Louvre.

star 7.78
715 votes
Directors: Roger Goldby
Writers: Ellen Taylor
The Return

#15 - The Return

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 13, 2015

Athos must confront his past to protect the people he left behind.

star 7.77
647 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Adrian Hodges, Simon J Ashford
An Ordinary Man

#16 - An Ordinary Man

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2015

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

star 7.76
665 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Adrian Hodges
The Good Traitor

#17 - The Good Traitor

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2015

The Musketeers help rescue an enemy's daughter in exchange for a deadly gunpowder formula.

star 7.73
576 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Adrian Hodges
A Rebellious Woman

#18 - A Rebellious Woman

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 2014

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 7.72
860 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: James Payne
Knight Takes Queen

#19 - Knight Takes Queen

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 23, 2014

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 7.71
941 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Peter McKenna
Keep Your Friends Close

#20 - Keep Your Friends Close

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2015

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

star 7.71
709 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Through a Glass Darkly

#21 - Through a Glass Darkly

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 20, 2015

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

star 7.70
618 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Adrian Hodges, Marnie Dickens
A Marriage of Inconvenience

#22 - A Marriage of Inconvenience

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 27, 2015

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
608 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Steve Bailie
Brothers In Arms

#23 - Brothers In Arms

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 20, 2016

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

star 7.69
728 votes
Directors: Roger Goldby
Writers: Simon Allen
The Good Soldier

#24 - The Good Soldier

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2014

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 7.68
1,077 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: Adrian Hodges
The Exiles

#25 - The Exiles

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2014

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 7.65
904 votes
Directors: Andy Hay
Writers: Ben Harris