10 Best Episodes of Barbarians

Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Barbarians - S2E1

#12 - New Legions (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Ari suspects the Romans of rebuilding their forces, so he seeks the help of an eastern tribal chief, Marbod. Ariโ€™s brother, Flavus, arrives in Germania.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 181 votes.

Barbarians - S2E2

#11 - Captured (Season 2 - Episode 2)


A friend comes to Thusneldaโ€™s aid when she infiltrates the Roman camp. Without Ari knowing, Marbod meets with Tiberius in a bid to secure peace.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 157 votes.

Barbarians - S1E1

#10 - Wolf and Eagle (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Cherusci tribal chief Segimer bristles at the increasing demands of new governor Varus. Secret lovers Thusnelda and Folkwin deal Rome a symbolic blow.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 544 votes.

Barbarians - S2E3

#9 - Fathers (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Germanicus accuses Flavus of being a traitor. Ari brings Gaius to the village and then seeks revenge against Marbod. Thusnelda is angry at Ari for lying.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 141 votes.

Barbarians - S2E4

#8 - The Oath (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Tiberius requires a test of Marbod's loyalty. Flavus proposes an offer to Germanicus. The tribal chiefs gather to name Marbod king but tragedy strikes.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 133 votes.

Barbarians - S2E5

#7 - Doomed (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Marbod confronts Tiberius and demands justice. Thusnelda and Folkwin set out on a mission. Gaius hides out in the forest and makes a shocking discovery.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 137 votes.

Barbarians - S1E2

#6 - Vengeance (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The theft of the standard provokes a crisis, reuniting Roman officer Ari with his father Segimer, and childhood friends Folkwin and Thusnelda.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 450 votes.

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#5 - On the Edge (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Ari commands troops ordered by Varus to hunt down and kill Folkwin, whose family and home village are put in danger for his act of defiance.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 404 votes.

Barbarians - S1E4

#4 - A New Reik (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Ari embraces his new role with the Cherusci but his shift of allegiances runs deeper than Varus knows. Thusnelda and Folkwin rally a rival tribe.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 379 votes.

Barbarians - S1E5

#3 - Treason (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Ari and Thusnelda forge a political marriage and begin uniting the fractious Germanic tribes. Folkwin is believed dead but has actually been enslaved.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 386 votes.

Barbarians - S2E6

#2 - The Price (Season 2 - Episode 6)

The tribes prepare to attack the Roman camp before ships with reinforcements arrive. Segestes approaches Tiberius with a treacherous proposal.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 135 votes.

Barbarians - S1E6

#1 - The Battle (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Ari leads Varus and three Roman legions into the Teutoburg Forest โ€” and into history. Thusnelda makes a bloody sacrifice to preserve the alliance.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 416 votes.

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