The BEST Episodes of The Son

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Network: AMC

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 - Aired Jun 10, 2017

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 8.14
842 votes
Legend

#2 - Legend

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 29, 2019

In 1852, Young Eli is forced into a life-changing decision; in 1916, Eli wages a final war with Standard Oil, forcing a confrontation with Pete.

star 7.89
207 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Kevin Murphy
The Bear

#3 - The Bear

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 22, 2019

In 1852, Young Eli's tribe encounters soldiers that make an unexpected offer; in 1916, Pete makes a decision that could tear the family apart.

star 7.71
198 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Julia Ruchman
Scalped a Dog

#4 - Scalped a Dog

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 18, 2019

A new danger reveals old wounds in Young Eli's tribe in 1852; in 1916, Eli and Phineas try to fight off Standard Oil as Maria Garcia returns.

star 7.71
235 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Wes Brown
The Prophecy

#5 - The Prophecy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 3, 2017

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 7.69
930 votes
Somebody Get a Shovel

#6 - Somebody Get a Shovel

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 8, 2019

The Comanches go to war in 1852; in 1916, the McCulloughs' fight with Standard Oil reaches a breaking point; Eli takes a scalp.

star 7.69
216 votes
Directors: Ellen Kuras
Writers: Robert Askins
No Prisoners

#7 - No Prisoners

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 2017

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 7.67
1,155 votes
Writers: Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman
The Blue Light

#8 - The Blue Light

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 1, 2019

In 1852, Young Eli must protect Ingrid; in 1916, a new attack from Standard Oil forces the McCullough family to come together.

star 7.66
210 votes
Directors: Ellen Kuras
Writers: Julia Ruchman
Honey Hunt

#9 - Honey Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 2017

Prairie Flower est déchirée entre amour et devoir en 1849. En 1915, Pete se rapproche de Maria tandis qu'Eli fait découvrir à Phineas un secret dangereux.

star 7.61
1,024 votes
Writers: Daniel C. Connolly
The Buffalo Hunter

#10 - The Buffalo Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2017

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
1,078 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Julia Ruchman
Marriage Bond

#11 - Marriage Bond

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 2017

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 7.59
1,068 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Julia Ruchman, Kevin Murphy
All Their Guilty Stains

#12 - All Their Guilty Stains

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 15, 2019

In 1852, Young Eli's Comanche band are forced to survive on their own; in 1916, the McCulloughs search for Maria; Jeannie discovers a devastating secret.

star 7.59
209 votes
Directors: Jeremy Webb
Writers: Kevin Murphy, Nick Mueller
Death Song

#13 - Death Song

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2017

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 7.55
1,166 votes
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
Hot Oil

#14 - Hot Oil

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 25, 2019

In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria's return brings devastating consequences for the McCullough's oil business.

star 7.55
226 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Melanie Marnich
Numunuu

#15 - Numunuu

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 27, 2019

Young Eli leads a daring Comanche raid into Mexico in 1852; in 1915, the McCullough family confronts a threat to their growing oil business.

star 7.52
304 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Kevin Murphy
The Plum Tree

#16 - The Plum Tree

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 8, 2017

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 7.52
1,419 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
The Blind Tiger

#17 - The Blind Tiger

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 11, 2019

Young Eli's Comanches must survive a dangerous journey in 1852; in 1915, Eli and Pete are forced to work together to deal with a new enemy.

star 7.50
229 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Anne-Marie Hess
Second Empire

#18 - Second Empire

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2017

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 7.49
1,301 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Phillipp Meyer
Ten Dollars and a Plucked Goose

#19 - Ten Dollars and a Plucked Goose

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 4, 2019

After a devastating attack, Young Eli must help the Comanches regroup in 1852; in 1915, Pete's return causes fractures in the McCullough family.

star 7.41
254 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Daniel C. Connolly
First Son of Texas

#20 - First Son of Texas

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 8, 2017

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

star 7.36
1,843 votes
Directors: Tom Harper
Writers: Phillipp Meyer