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The Best Episodes of Narcos 

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Updated February 13, 2020 321 votes 112 voters 4.8k views 30 items

There are so many good episodes of Narcos, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Al Fin Cayo!" the best, or is "Going Back to Cali" your favorite episode of Narcos? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Narcos are, let's rank every Narcos episode from best to worst from all three seasons. And when you're done, check out episodes from the follow-up series, Narcos: Mexico.

Narcos on Netflix is a crime drama about the rise and fall of the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in Colombia (late 1970s to 1993). The series stars Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Christie, and Wagner Moura as Escobar (seasons 1 and 2). Narcos is filmed on location in Colombia and made its streaming debut on August 28, 2015. Various awards organizations have recognized Narcos, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Writers' Guild of America Awards, and the BAFTAs.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Narcos, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Narcos episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Al Fin Cayó! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Narcos
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Al Fin Cayó!

Javier deals with the repercussions from Judy's interview. Tata tries to convince Pablo to surrender for the sake of his children.

Season: 2

Episode Number: 10

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The Good, the Bad, and t... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Narcos
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The Good, the Bad, and the Dead

The Cali cartel discusses moving in on Pablo's territory. Limón proposes a plan to Maritza. Tata gets a gun for protection.

Season: 2

Episode Number: 4

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Checkmate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Narcos
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Checkmate

Peña hatches a plan to try to capture Cali leader Gilberto Rodriguez. Amado proposes a business idea to Pacho.

Season: 3

Episode Number: 4

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Todos Los Hombres del Pr... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Narcos
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Todos Los Hombres del Presidente

David follows his suspicions. Peña is shocked to discover the depth of corruption in the Colombian government. Miguel is sought after once again.

Season: 3

Episode Number: 9

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