The Best Episodes of The Son

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2018

Based on the New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, The Son is a sweeping family saga that spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The story of Eli McCullough’s transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as he loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The Son deftly explores how Eli’s ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCulloughs rise to become one of the richest families reigning in Texas.

Scalps

#1 - Scalps

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, the tribe faces an unexpected return; Eli's plan for the future forces Pete into a life-or-death decision about his loyalties.

star 7.99
682 votes
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No Prisoners

#2 - No Prisoners

Season 1 - Episode 5

An enemy forces Young Eli to question his loyalties in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs' past comes back to haunt them with deadly results.

star 7.75
952 votes
Writers: Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman
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Honey Hunt

#3 - Honey Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 8

Prairie Flower is torn between love and duty in 1849. In 1915, Pete grows closer to Maria while Eli brings Phineas in on a dangerous secret.

star 7.70
836 votes
Writers: Daniel C. Connolly
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The Prophecy

#4 - The Prophecy

Season 1 - Episode 9

Young Eli must trust a strange ally to survive; Eli's past guides him to a choice that puts him and Phineas at odds.

star 7.65
773 votes
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The Buffalo Hunter

#5 - The Buffalo Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 6

Young Eli makes a choice with dangerous consequences in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs deal with a tragedy while Jeannie seeks to save the family.

star 7.61
878 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Julia Ruchman
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Marriage Bond

#6 - Marriage Bond

Season 1 - Episode 7

Young Eli must navigate tribal politics in 1849. In 1915, a crisis forces Pete and Sally into a decision that will change the family forever.

star 7.60
873 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Kevin Murphy, Julia Ruchman
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Death Song

#7 - Death Song

Season 1 - Episode 4

Young Eli faces a life-or-death test of survival in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs enact a dangerous plan to take the fight to their enemy.

star 7.60
1,002 votes
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
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The Plum Tree

#8 - The Plum Tree

Season 1 - Episode 2

Young Eli must learn how to live among the Comanches; Eli and Peter clash over how to respond to an unexpected attack on their home.

star 7.56
1,234 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
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Second Empire

#9 - Second Empire

Season 1 - Episode 3

Young Eli trains as a warrior, but makes enemies in 1849. In 1915, Eli and Phineas struggle to help the family in Austin, while Pete faces his demons.

star 7.54
1,097 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
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First Son of Texas

#10 - First Son of Texas

Season 1 - Episode 1

Eli McCollough must survive a frontier Comanche attack in 1849, and in 1915, leads his family empire through difficult times.

star 7.41
1,617 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
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