The BEST Episodes of Warrior

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: Cinemax

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.

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Enter the Dragon

#1 - Enter the Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2020

After Bill and his men are confronted by an angry mob, Chinatown erupts into chaos, forcing the tongs to work together to protect their streets. As Chao and Mai Ling seek shelter, Mai Ling tends to an ailing Ah Toy. Sophie opens her eyes to Leary's world. Lee decides which side he's on.

star 8.41
568 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Evan Endicott, Jonathan Tropper, Josh Stoddard
Man on the Wall

#2 - Man on the Wall

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2020

Young Jun faces a crucial decision after Mai Ling tries to drive a wedge between him and Ah Sahm, who has emerged as a hero in Chinatown and takes the opportunity to go on the offensive against Leary. Determined to take Buckley down, Penny goes to the press. Bill reckons with what he's become, and Lee seeks out a familiar face. Mai Ling finally plays her hand against the Hop Wei.

star 8.23
547 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
The Blood and the Shit

#3 - The Blood and the Shit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2019

Transporting precious cargo via stagecoach through the Sierra Nevada, Ah Sahm and Young Jun are forced to spend the night with three strangers at a frontier saloon in the middle of nowhere. The detour turns perilous when Harlan French, a notorious outlaw, shows up with his henchmen, looking for a lucrative payday.

star 8.05
1,016 votes
Writers: Kenneth Lin
If You're Going to Bow, Bow Low

#4 - If You're Going to Bow, Bow Low

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 7, 2019

Ah Sahm rejects his warrior roots and retreats into the netherworld of the Chinese working class. A guilty Big Bill stands vigil for Lee at the hospital. Zing and the Fung Hai make a show of force to compel Mai Ling to honor her partnership.

star 8.04
865 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
To a Man with a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

#5 - To a Man with a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2020

Ah Sahm, Young Jun, and Hong travel with Vega to Rooker's Mill, a U.S.-Mexico border town owned by Elijah Rooker, the wealthy host of a lucrative fight tournament that Ah Sahm is determined to win. As he learns more about Vega, Ah Sahm draws the attention of another fighter, Dolph, and later, Rooker himself.

star 8.03
550 votes
Directors: Dustin Nguyen
Writers: Brad Kane, Jonathan Tropper
If You Wait by the River Long Enough…

#6 - If You Wait by the River Long Enough…

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2020

Change is afoot for the Hop Wei after Father Jun, Ah Sahm, and Young Jun face off. Ah Toy decides that Nellie may be the answer to her problems and takes matters at a sadistic rival brothel into her own hands. Leary is urged by both Buckley and Sophie to utilize his political influence. Just as his heroics are trumpeted, Bill is faced with another swordsman murder. A fatal clash unfolds at the Blake household.

star 7.98
521 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Kenneth Lin
Not for a Drink, a Fuck, or a Goddamn Prayer

#7 - Not for a Drink, a Fuck, or a Goddamn Prayer

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2020

A guilty Mai Ling tries to make things right with Ah Sahm, who's more intent than ever on seeking revenge. Penny finds her business in trouble and learns that Ah Sahm has been using her. Leary gets a warning and offers one of his own. Ah Toy pays an emotional visit to Nellie's Sonoma winery. Bill and Chao put their plot against the Fung Hai into action.

star 7.92
571 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Chinese Boxing

#8 - Chinese Boxing

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2019

Chinatown gathers to witness a “prize fight” between elite warriors from the Hop Wei and Long Zii. Buckley plays a bluff in hopes of getting Mercer to lower his fee. Ah Sahm remembers his roots as a fighter, as Ah Toy warns him of the dangers that await. Bill and Lee question Wang Chao about the recent series of sword killings in San Francisco.

star 7.92
900 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

#9 - All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2020

The police shut down Chinatown in their hunt for a killer, just as the Hop Wei make a move that puts Mai Ling on edge. Buckley steps into a new role and considers a proposition from Leary, who faces questions from the Irish workingmen. Ah Toy fights for her life, while Chao faces a major dilemma.

star 7.92
524 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard, Kenneth Lin
Not How We Do Business

#10 - Not How We Do Business

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2020

With their new enterprise going well, Young Jun shares his worries with Ah Sahm about the new men Father Jun has brought over from China, and later, the partners are impressed by Hong, an enthusiastic recruit with a secret. Meanwhile, Chao goes to Mai Ling for help keeping Zing away from his business, Sophie grows closer to Leary, Nellie’s politics raise questions from her peers, and things take a deadly turn at Bill’s home.

star 7.88
602 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Brad Kane
The Tiger and the Fox

#11 - The Tiger and the Fox

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2019

Ah Sahm faces a dilemma when Father Jun sends Bolo to hunt down Long Zii and Mai Ling . Ah Toy recruits a special girl from a whore monger, and takes on a business partner for a land deal. Penny is faced with an unsavory choice in order to save her home. Lee’s past catches up with him.

star 7.83
899 votes
Directors: Lin Oeding
Writers: Brad Kane
They Don't Pay Us Enough to Think

#12 - They Don't Pay Us Enough to Think

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2019

The Hop Wei and Long Zii consider a novel way to end hostilities. Ah Toy and her real-estate business partner hit a bump in the road in their effort to buy a valuable piece of land. After promising jobs to Leary’s Irish workers, Mercer toasts Crestwood at a fundraiser, while Penny struggles to hold her tongue. Mai Ling warns her brother against waging a battle he may not win.

star 7.76
910 votes
Directors: Lin Oeding
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Learn to Endure, or Hire a Bodyguard

#13 - Learn to Endure, or Hire a Bodyguard

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2020

Back with the Hop Wei, Ah Sahm spends his nights at the Barbary Coast fight pit, confronting a new anti-Chinese group, Teddy’s Boys. While Ah Toy accuses him of just looking for another fight, an empowered Mai Ling worries about her brother’s next steps. Meanwhile, Bill finds it hard to break out of his role as enforcer for Zing; Penny is determined to continue running Mercer Steel, much to Blake’s dismay; and Chao offers Ah Sahm some advice for his future with Young Jun.

star 7.73
635 votes
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
John Chinaman

#14 - John Chinaman

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2019

Leary pressures gentleman industrialist Byron Mercer, who is Penny’s father, to hire his men for a cable-car track job — despite the fact that Mayor Blake hasn’t yet awarded Mercer the contract. Accused of assault and perhaps worse, Ah Sahm gets a cold shoulder from the Hop Wei, with his fate in the hands of an unexpected ally. Buckley urges Mai Ling to eschew restraint and start a war with the Hop Wei.

star 7.73
1,037 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Adam Targum
If You Don't See Blood, You Didn't Come to Play

#15 - If You Don't See Blood, You Didn't Come to Play

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2020

As the police prepare for retribution, Chao comes to Bill with a mutually beneficial proposal. A sympathetic Sophie offers Leary a new plan. Ah Sahm and Penny have a moment when he confides his plans for the future. Buckley urges Blake to take a stand against the Chinese, Lee seeks to ease his pain, Mai Ling invests in a legitimate business, and Nellie urges Ah Toy to imagine a different kind of life for her sex workers.

star 7.73
565 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
Chewed Up, Spit Out, and Stepped On

#16 - Chewed Up, Spit Out, and Stepped On

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 2019

Tensions escalate between the Hop Wei and Long Zii after an assassination attempt during a boisterous Chinatown parade. Big Bill sets out to pay his debt to Jack Damon, leaving Lee to keep watch over Lucy and the kids. Mayor Blake and Deputy Mayor Buckley get a mandate from Robert Crestwood, a senator with eyes on the White House.

star 7.73
914 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard
There's No China in the Bible

#17 - There's No China in the Bible

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Intercepting a shipment of opium at the docks, Young Jun, with Ah Sahm and his Hop Wei lieutenant Bolo in tow, decides to send a message to Long Zii. Big Bill and Lee investigate a grisly murder scene in an alley next to an Irish bar, The Banshee. Penny Blake, the young wife of San Francisco's mayor, finds herself in a bind while visiting the wharf with her Chinese manservant Jacob. Ah Sahm pays a steep price for playing the hero. The Long Zii clean up a mess, and brace for more bloodshed.

star 7.68
1,108 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
The Chinese Connection

#18 - The Chinese Connection

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2020

Ah Sahm and Young Jun search for a discreet place to hide their product after striking a deal with a new opium supplier. As Lee becomes increasingly dependent on laudanum, he and Bill continue to investigate the swordsman murders. Mai Ling sends Li Yong and Zing to deliver a message to a rival tong. Penny asks for Ah Sahm’s help in protecting her factory. Sophie continues to pique Leary’s interest. Ah Toy receives a visit from Nellie Davenport, a wealthy widow committed to ending the exploitation of Chinese women.

star 7.68
593 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Brad Kane
The Itchy Onion

#19 - The Itchy Onion

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

San Francisco, 1878. Ah Sahm, a newly arrived Chinese immigrant with serious fighting skills, is introduced to Chinatown’s most ruthless tong, the Hop Wei, by Chao, a fixer. After impressing Young Jun, son of tong leader Father Jun, Ah Sahm is branded and taken to a brothel, where he befriends Ah Toy, a courtesan with connections.

star 7.66
1,367 votes
Directors: Assaf Bernstein
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
The White Mountain

#20 - The White Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2019

Big Bill finds himself compromised by his gambling excesses, but discovers a possible solution after an opium-den raid. Penny reveals the circumstances that prompted her to marry Mayor Blake, who’s determined to show voters he won’t tolerate San Francisco’s “Yellow Peril.” After meeting with leaders of the Fung Hai tong, Mai Ling offers Ah Sahm a way out of a protracted — and bloody — tong war.

star 7.62
983 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Kenneth Lin