The BEST Episodes of Walker

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Network: The CW

Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, returns home to Austin, TX, after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. As Walker attempts to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son August and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter Stella, he finds that he needs to navigate clashes with his family – Liam, Walker’s ADA brother who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother Abeline and his traditional rancher father Bonham. Walker’s former colleague, Larry James, is now his Ranger Captain. And Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner Micki Ramirez, one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.

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Dig

#1 - Dig

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 22, 2021

Walker and Micki investigate a bomb threat at the school that targeted Liam and Stan. Abeline and Bonham plan a vow renewal. Trey's mother comes for a visit.

star 7.75
215 votes
Writers: Anna Fricke, Seamus Kevin Fahey
Drive

#2 - Drive

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 12, 2021

Walker’s world is shattered after receiving shocking news that changes everything.

star 7.72
214 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Anna Fricke, Seamus Kevin Fahey
Defend the Ranch

#3 - Defend the Ranch

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 10, 2021

Walker’s past comes back with a vengeance and it threatens the very thing he loves the most – his family.

star 7.71
247 votes
Directors: Alex Pillai
Writers: Anna Fricke, Seamus Kevin Fahey
Tracks

#4 - Tracks

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 18, 2021

Captain James and Liam follow up on a tip regarding Emily's murder and head to Mexico for more answers. Trey escorts Stella, August and the girls soccer team to an away game but things takes a dangerous turn. Micki learns some shocking news.

star 7.67
317 votes
Directors: Bola Ogun
Writers: Casey Fisher, Paula Sabbaga
Duke

#5 - Duke

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 18, 2021

When his past unexpectedly collides with his present life, Walker is forced to resume his undercover identity to keep his family safe. Micki gets caught up in Walker's old case while August threatens to blow his father's cover. Trey starts his new job.

star 7.66
363 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Brandon Willer, Bret VandenBos
Rule Number 17

#6 - Rule Number 17

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 15, 2021

Walker and Captain James investigate a high stakes poker game where one of the players may have information on Emily's killer. However, the night takes a turn when Geri shows up to join the game. Meanwhile, Micki takes August and Stella on an unusual adventure.

star 7.60
297 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Brandon Willer, Bret VandenBos
Mehar's Jacket

#7 - Mehar's Jacket

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 17, 2021

Walker takes Stella and August on a road trip to discuss some devastating news. Meanwhile, Captain James enlists the help of Micki and Trey to find a missing military veteran.

star 7.60
252 votes
Directors: Diana Valentine
Writers: Casey Fisher
Fine is a Four Letter Word

#8 - Fine is a Four Letter Word

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 8, 2021

A tornado touches down in Austin and it's all hands on deck to keep the kids and community safe. Walker, Micki and Trey rush to the school where Stella, August and Ruby are at a school dance. Bonham and Abeline stop at a store for supplies where old memories resurface and the two are forced to discuss their marriage. Meanwhile, Liam and Bret get trapped in an elevator and everything Liam has been carrying on his shoulders gets the best of him and he makes a rash decision.

star 7.60
300 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Katherine Alyse
Don’t Fence Me In

#9 - Don’t Fence Me In

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 11, 2021

Micki is uncomfortable with the spotlight Captain James puts on her during a current investigation. Walker talks to Liam about their parents and learns there was trouble while he was away. Trey applies for a new job in town while Stella starts community service and August stumbles upon some secrets from his father's time away undercover.

star 7.59
380 votes
Writers: April Fitzsimmons
Bad Apples

#10 - Bad Apples

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 15, 2021

Captain James leads Micki and the team into a drug bust with a dirty cop, Officer Campbell at the center. However, after Campbell is inexplicably set free, he targets the Captain's son, DJ, in retaliation. Walker gives Trey advice on his future.

star 7.59
216 votes
Directors: Joel Novoa
Writers: Aaron Carew
Bar None

#11 - Bar None

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2021

When Geri decides to sell the bar, it throws Walker for a loop and asks she reconsider and reminds her of all the good times they've had there with Emily and Hoyt. Micki is shocked when her mother drops in unexpectedly.

star 7.57
320 votes
Directors: Amyn Kaderali
Writers: Casey Fisher, Paula Sabbaga
Freedom

#12 - Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 13, 2021

Walker and Geri are both unsure of their feelings for each other after their kiss and things get very complicated when Hoyt comes home from prison. However, the welcome home party is interrupted when Micki and Walker get word that Clint West is on the run.

star 7.56
267 votes
Directors: Alex Pillai
Writers: Geri Carillo
Four Stones in Hand

#13 - Four Stones in Hand

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 24, 2021

Micki's real mother, Mercedes, tries to make amends with her daughter but Micki doesn't want anything to do with her. Walker steps in to help and lands in a heap of trouble. Meanwhile, August suffers from PTSD after what happened at the Ranch.

star 7.56
236 votes
Directors: Tessa Blake
Writers: Paula Sabbaga
Bobble Head

#14 - Bobble Head

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 4, 2021

Walker's life gets more complicated when his childhood best friend, Hoyt Rawlins, returns to town. Abeline is thrilled to have Hoyt home but Geri has conflicted feelings for her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Micki has her suspicions about the real reason Hoyt returned to town.

star 7.55
401 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey
Encore

#15 - Encore

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 6, 2021

With the Sidestep now in their name, Walker, Stella and August put their stamp on the place. Liam turns to Bonham for advice on a career move, while Micki and Trey work through the aftermath of his injuries after the hurricane. Stella confronts Clint about Trevor and his response prompts Stella to make a dangerous decision that will leave a permanent mark on the Walker family.

star 7.52
265 votes
Directors: Stacey K. Black
Writers: Blythe Ann Johnson
A Tale of Two Families

#16 - A Tale of Two Families

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 20, 2021

The show flashes back to the days right before and after Emily's death and how the entire Walker family dealt with the sudden tragic loss.

star 7.48
252 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Anna Fricke, Seamus Kevin Fahey
Back in the Saddle

#17 - Back in the Saddle

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 28, 2021

Walker continues to try to reconnect with his family but finds that his kids have developed new routines with Liam. Back at work, Captain James tells Walker he needs to get recertified to be a Ranger, but old memories of Emily hinder his progress. Micki investigates a suspicious fire.

star 7.40
490 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Anna Fricke
Pilot

#18 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 21, 2021

Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, returns home to Austin, TX, after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. As Walker attempts to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son August and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter Stella, he finds that he needs to navigate clashes with his family – Liam, Walker’s ADA brother who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother Abeline and his traditional rancher father Bonham. Walker’s former colleague, Larry James, is now his Ranger Captain. And Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner Micki Ramirez, one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.

star 7.07
642 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Anna Fricke