El Chapo

10 Best Episodes of El Chapo

A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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El Chapo - S3E12

#15 - Episode 12 (Season 3 - Episode 12)

El Chapo tells Vanessa how he thinks his Hollywood film should end. Don Sol investigates his wife to find something he can use to keep her in line.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 167 votes.

El Chapo - S2E10

#14 - Episode 10 (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Joaquín Guzmán Loera orders the hunt of Arturo Bernal Leyda, who attacks him in his territory of Sinaloa with the help of 'El Cano' and 'Chente'. Nazario Moreno walks out of 'La Federación' after 'El Chapo's new war.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 239 votes.

El Chapo - S2E9

#13 - Episode 9 (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Arturo Bernal Leyda acts as peacemaker between Joaquín Guzmán Loera and 'El Cano' and 'Chente'. 'El Chapo' betrays the two fundamental partners of 'La Federación' to get one of his sons out of jail.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 236 votes.

El Chapo - S1E4

#12 - Episode 4 (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Ramón brings in a group of sicarios in a hunt for El Chapo. A mass shooting at an airport arouses suspicion and a prominent cardinal dies.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 475 votes.

El Chapo - S3E3

#11 - Episode 3 (Season 3 - Episode 3)

El Chapo sends Elba to live in another house so no one will hurt her. Don Sol and El Chapo make an agreement to make the police believe that he is trying to catch him and that both can fulfill their plans.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 172 votes.

El Chapo - S1E5

#10 - Episode 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)


The government offers a reward for the capture of El Chapo, and he is forced to go into hiding while making plans to flee the country.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 460 votes.

El Chapo - S2E4

#9 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Joaquín Guzmán Loera set up a trap for Raciel Cárdenas in order to take over Nuevo Laredo after the arrest. 'El Chapo' and 'La Federación' started a war against 'El Cano' and the bloodthirsty army of 'Los Emes'.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 263 votes.

El Chapo - S2E3

#8 - Episode 3 (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Joaquín Guzmán Loera escapes the GAFES’s arrest and later convinces them of working with him. 'El Chapo' organizes 'La Federación' with the ultimate leaders of drug trafficking after the Avendaños's fall.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 253 votes.

El Chapo - S3E7

#7 - Episode 7 (Season 3 - Episode 7)

With the Mexican government turned against him, El Chapo gets cornered in Mazatlán. Berta becomes suspicious of Don Sol's love life.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 149 votes.

El Chapo - S3E10

#6 - Episode 10 (Season 3 - Episode 10)


After seeing an interview in which a famous actress speaks favorably about him, El Chapo demands a meeting. Meanwhile, tunnel construction continues.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 158 votes.

El Chapo - S3E8

#5 - Episode 8 (Season 3 - Episode 8)

An isolated El Chapo tries to build a friendship with a guard. Berta and Don Sol worry about their futures as a political scandal affects Prieto.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 158 votes.

El Chapo - S1E3

#4 - Episode 3 (Season 1 - Episode 3)


The Mexican government recruits Amado to help control the escalating violence. The Avendaño brothers cross a line.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 467 votes.

El Chapo - S3E2

#3 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Don Sol agrees to marry Berta to fulfill his political goals. Men of El Chapo confess to the US police that he was about to put a bomb in the embassy.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 176 votes.

El Chapo - S2E12

#2 - Episode 12 (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Joaquín Guzmán Loera talks 'La Muñeca' and 'Tony Tormenta' into working with him against Arturo Bernal Leyda and 'El Cano'. 'Don Sol' is seen as Mexican president.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 222 votes.

El Chapo - S3E13

#1 - Episode 13 (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Gunfights ensue as El Chapo tries desperately to avoid being captured and extradited. Don Sol's ambitions drive him to a dark place.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 177 votes.

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