The BEST Episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Network: CBS

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.

Wedding Bells (1)

#1 - Wedding Bells (1)

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 2000

Episode one of two. Alex and Walker make the proper preparations for their wedding.

star 9.15
46 votes
Writers: Bob Gookin
Wedding Bells (2)

#2 - Wedding Bells (2)

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired May 20, 2000

Episode two of two. Alex and Walker make the proper preparations for their wedding.

star 9.11
45 votes
Writers: Bob Gookin
The Day of Cleansing

#3 - The Day of Cleansing

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 19, 2000

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

star 8.42
12 votes
Retribution (4)

#4 - Retribution (4)

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2000

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

star 8.33
15 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Raymond C. Hartung
In Harm's Way (1)

#5 - In Harm's Way (1)

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired May 22, 1999

A wealthy Dallas family and staff are murdered, then another family's daughter is abducted by the same masked men. This was part of a larger plan that was meant to extort millions of dollars from other wealthy families.

star 8.32
71 votes
Writers: Gordon Dawson
War Zone (1)

#6 - War Zone (1)

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 11, 1995

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
Branded

#7 - Branded

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1994

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

star 8.21
19 votes
Devil's Turf

#8 - Devil's Turf

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 15, 1997

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
Without a Sound

#9 - Without a Sound

Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 28, 2001

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 8.19
16 votes
Directors: Michael Norris
Writers: Aurorae Khos
The Winds of Change (1)

#10 - The Winds of Change (1)

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2000

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

star 8.11
18 votes
Directors: Aaron Norris
Writers: Rob Wright
The Final Show/Down (2)

#11 - The Final Show/Down (2)

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2001

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

#12 - Soldiers of Hate

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 18, 2000

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

star 8.08
12 votes
Days Past

#13 - Days Past

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 22, 1997

Vince Pike, the man who shot Walker's fiancee ten years earlier, manages to get an early release from prison. For Walker painful memories about the time with Ellen return. While he survived an attack by Pike's men back then, Ellen died. And now Walker seeks justice - and Pike a destroyed Walker when he wants to go after the persons in his life. First C.D., then Trivette, and finally Alex ...

star 8.08
13 votes
Last of a Breed (1)

#14 - Last of a Breed (1)

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 1997

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
6 Hours

#15 - 6 Hours

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 14, 2001

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

star 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: David T. Livingston
Paradise Trail

#16 - Paradise Trail

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 1998

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 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Nicholas Corea
Rampage

#17 - Rampage

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 30, 1994

C.D. must rescue Walker and Trivette after they get trapped in Texas' backlands while tracking brothers.

star 8.05
22 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Gregory S. Dinallo
Lucky

#18 - Lucky

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 30, 1996

A homeless man's dog helps Walker track down the source of an attack on a priest. Meanwhile, Alex and C.D. put on a charity Thanksgiving dinner.

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: Bob Gookin
Reel Rangers

#19 - Reel Rangers

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 2001

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 8.00
11 votes
Writers: Julie G. Beers
Mustangs

#20 - Mustangs

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 1994

star 7.96
24 votes
Directors: Tony Mordente
Writers: Gordon Dawson
Silk Dreams

#21 - Silk Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 1994

star 7.96
23 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Mitchell Wayne Katzman
Iceman

#22 - Iceman

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 1997

Walker gets an ex-convict to impersonate a just-jailed criminal to help capture his accomplices.

star 7.94
18 votes
Writers: David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll
Full Contact

#23 - Full Contact

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 1, 1997

Walker clears the name of a young martial artist framed for murder, then trains him for a kickboxing tournament championship.

star 7.94
16 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Bruce Cervi, John Lansing
The Soul of Winter

#24 - The Soul of Winter

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 25, 1998

Roscoe Jones, the (black) minister who succeeded Trent's father is being targeted by a man named Stan Gorman. It seems that years ago when Roscoe was in the Army, his friend, who is also black was the C.O. of a unit and one of the men in his command's Gorman. Gorman's a bigot, who didn't like being ordered by a black man. Eventually the tension between the two men reached it's breaking point when Gorman tried to kill Roscoe and his friend, while he killed his friend, Roscoe survived and testified against Gorman, who would be sent to prison. While in prison Gorman became head of a white supremacy group, and now he is after Roscoe.

star 7.91
11 votes
Directors: Michael Preece
Writers: Gordon Dawson
Payback

#25 - Payback

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 1994

star 7.90
20 votes
Writers: Gordon Dawson