The Best Episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2018

Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. Walker's closest friend is former Ranger, C.D. Parker, who retired after a knee injury, and now owns "C.D.'s," a Country/Western saloon/restaurant. Rookie Ranger, James "Jimmy" Trivette is an ex-football player who bases his crime-solving methods on reason and uses computers and cellular phones. Alex Cahill is the Assistant DA who shares a mutual attraction with Walker, but often disagrees with his unorthodox approach to law enforcement.

The Day of Cleansing

#1 - The Day of Cleansing

Season 8 - Episode 17

Walker comes back from Los Angeles with Sammo Law to track down a killer.

star 8.42
12 votes
The Prodigal Son

#2 - The Prodigal Son

Season 2 - Episode 16

Walker soul searches after he nearly causes a young boy's death during a hostage situation.

star 8.33
24 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Peter Lance
Turning Point (3)

#3 - Turning Point (3)

Season 9 - Episode 7

Walker begins making real progress in ending The Chairman's reign of terror.

star 8.29
17 votes
Directors: Eric Norris
Writers: Rob Wright
Case Closed

#4 - Case Closed

Season 3 - Episode 21

Walker seeks to disprove 40 years of UFO sightings in a small, Texas town, while also trying to find the missing father of a young girl.

star 8.29
14 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Steven L. Sears
Everyday Heroes

#5 - Everyday Heroes

Season 6 - Episode 19

Trent gains the reputaion of being a defender for abused woman. Maria Mendoza, who is the wife of drug dealer, Rudy Mendoza, who also beats her. When she sees Trent in the newspaper, she calls him. After meeting him she decides not to seek his help for fear of what her husband might do. But her husband had her followed. Trent goes to Carlos and asks him to check on Maria and her husband. Carlos gets the info and gives it to Carlos. And it's at that very moment that Mendoza's men shoot at them, but miss. Trent and Carlos get Maria away from her husband and bring her to Alex. She then gives them some on her husband's activities and Walker busts his operations. Mendoza wanting revenge has his men find Maria and they bring her to him, she finally gets the courage to stand up to him, and Walker, Trent, and Carlos arrive to save them. Maria decides to leave town and make a fresh start elsewhere.

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Bob Gookin
The Final Show/Down (1)

#6 - The Final Show/Down (1)

Season 9 - Episode 23

In the two-hour season finale, a notorious gang Walker put away returns for brutal revenge. The gang escapes from prison and targets each Ranger. As his closest friends are marked for death, Walker is torn between catching the killers or helping his wife, who is rushed to the hospital when she goes into labor. Meanwhile, Trivette reunites with an old flame and prepares to get on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage, and questions are finally answered regarding the infamous Hayes Cooper.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Aaron Norris
Writers: Gordon Dawson
War Zone (1)

#7 - War Zone (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16

A series of high-profile robberies puzzle the Rangers, but when one results in the death of Walker's friend, it becomes a personal crusade.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Gordon Dawson
6 Hours

#8 - 6 Hours

Season 9 - Episode 16

The Rangers have six hours to rescue a billionaire's daughter before she is killed—live—over the Internet.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: David T. Livingston
Retribution (4)

#9 - Retribution (4)

Season 9 - Episode 8

In a desperate bid to avoid capture as Walker closes in, The Chairman kidnaps Alex.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Raymond C. Hartung
Paradise Trail

#10 - Paradise Trail

Season 7 - Episode 9

Chuck Norris returns to the role of Hayes Cooper, the legendary bounty hunter from the 1800s. In this episode, Hayes battles a gang of outlaws, played by country singers John Anderson, Lee Roy Parnell and Mark Collie, who are terrorizing a Mormon wagon train. (Taken from CBS Homepage)

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Nicholas Corea
Devil's Turf

#11 - Devil's Turf

Season 5 - Episode 18

When a mix of steroids and meth starts killing high schoolers, Walkers seeks the source of the deadly combination.

star 8.20
15 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Bob Gookin
The Committee

#12 - The Committee

Season 2 - Episode 17

Walker goes undercover to foil a small town's local officials, who've been taking the law into their own hands by killing the town's criminals.

star 8.13
23 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Lawrence Hertzog
Skyjacked

#13 - Skyjacked

Season 2 - Episode 19

While transporting a condemned man from Ohio to Texas, his friends skyjack the plane and subdue Walker and Trivette, who must find a way to prevent his escape.

star 8.12
25 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
Reel Rangers

#14 - Reel Rangers

Season 9 - Episode 22

Walker and Alex are so excited about the arrival of their new baby that they start decorating the nursery with everything a baby could want and more. Meanwhile, the Rangers stumble onto a movie set and become stars for a day, and Walker and Trivette participate in a charity motorcycle ride. (Taken from the CBS Homepage)

star 8.10
10 votes
Writers: Julie G. Beers
The Final Show/Down (2)

#15 - The Final Show/Down (2)

Season 9 - Episode 24

In the two-hour season finale, a notorious gang Walker put away returns for brutal revenge. The gang escapes from prison and targets each Ranger. As his closest friends are marked for death, Walker is torn between catching the killers or helping his wife, who is rushed to the hospital when she goes into labor. Meanwhile, Trivette reunites with an old flame and prepares to get on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage, and questions are finally answered regarding the infamous Hayes Cooper.

star 8.10
10 votes
Soldiers of Hate

#16 - Soldiers of Hate

Season 8 - Episode 19

Walker has to stop white supremacists who are out to prevent the racially inclusive Unity Day.

star 8.08
12 votes
Last of a Breed (1)

#17 - Last of a Breed (1)

Season 6 - Episode 6

Walker tells some children who are touring the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame the story of Hayes Cooper. The story begins in the Old West when Cooper, who was then a bounty hunter, went to a town to get his quarry, which he does. A farmer named Wilson has a mortgage due, and a man named Bedoe doesn't want him to meet it because he knows that the railroad's coming, and the Wilson's land is where they will be going through. Now the banker, who is in his pocket, wants to wait until he forecloses so that there'll be no hint of impropriety. But Bedoe is impatient, so has some of his men rough up Wilson. Cooper then helps him. One of Bedoe's men stabs him. The Wilsons offer Cooper a place to stay while he heals. Cooper then helps the Wilsons bring in their cattle but someone lets them out before they could deliver. The bank's about to foreclose when Cooper uses the money from apprehending the criminal to pay their mortgage. Bedoe decides to take drastic measures; he hires Rudd Kilgore, a deadly g

star 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Gordon Dawson
Without a Sound

#18 - Without a Sound

Season 9 - Episode 20

When high-tech carjackers wreak havoc in Texas and kill Gage's old high school sweetheart, the Rangers make it their mission to bring the murderers to justice, while Gage learns to deal with his disability with the love and support of Sydney. (Taken from CBS Homepage)

star 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Michael Norris
Writers: Aurorae Khos
Showdown at Casa Diablo (2)

#19 - Showdown at Casa Diablo (2)

Season 8 - Episode 22

Second part of two episodes. Sydney and Alex are kidnapped by two Mexican brothers that are looking for revenge. Now is up to Trivette, Gage and Walker to save them. Or will the girls end up saving them?

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Jerry Jameson
Writers: John Lansing, Bruce Cervi
The Wedding (1)

#20 - The Wedding (1)

Season 6 - Episode 25

star 8.06
16 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Gordon Dawson
The Winds of Change (1)

#21 - The Winds of Change (1)

Season 9 - Episode 5

At a senator's behest, Walker must stop a criminal genius who has infiltrated federal law enforcement computer systems.

star 8.06
17 votes
Directors: Aaron Norris
Writers: Rob Wright
Deadly Reunion (1)

#22 - Deadly Reunion (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22

Walker and Trivette get help from a legendary Texas Ranger, back to seek justice for his murdered son, to help track down an assassin with a senator in his sights.

star 8.05
19 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Donald G. Thompson
The Long Haul

#23 - The Long Haul

Season 2 - Episode 20

Walker and Trivette go undercover to find out what happened to Walker's friend, a victim of a hijacking.

star 8.04
27 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Gordon Dawson
Something in the Shadows (2)

#24 - Something in the Shadows (2)

Season 2 - Episode 13

Walker and Trivette come close to apprehending the leader of a drug ring they've put out of business. Alex gets involved in the case of a student's rape.

star 8.00
25 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Harold Apter, Gordon Dawson
Branded

#25 - Branded

Season 3 - Episode 2

The death of a government inspector seems to be linked to a cattle rustling operation that always manages to avoid the law.

star 8.00
17 votes