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.
#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.
#2 - We Are the Garrison
Season 3 - Episode 10
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - Death of a Hero
Season 3 - Episode 6
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - An Ordinary Man
Season 2 - Episode 2
D'Artagnan must protect King Louis when a notorious criminal kidnaps them both.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - Keep Your Friends Close
Season 2 - Episode 1
The Musketeers must rescue a French general from an impenetrable Spanish prison.
#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.
#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?