El Chapo

10 Worst 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!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

El Chapo - S3E1

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

El Chapo and his men find the perfect place to build the world's largest drug lab. Don Sol gives Franco money and demands that he stay away from him, but he rejects it.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 186 votes.

El Chapo - S1E2

#9 - Episode 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Chapo desires to achieve patron status and feels disrespected as he tries to collaborate with drug lords. Miguel Ángel must make a decision.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 535 votes.

El Chapo - S2E6

#8 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Joaquín Guzmán Loera orders 'Don Sol' to avoid Andrés Labrador from becoming president of Mexico; he fears their business would be incompatible. Conrado schemes a fraud to make Felipe Alarcón the new Mexican ruler.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 251 votes.

El Chapo - S2E8

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


Joaquín Guzmán Loera promises 'Don Sol' he can end the failed Drug War and bring peace to the country. Thousands of innocents suffer the consequences of the conflict between 'La Federación', 'Los Emes' and 'Chente'.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 241 votes.

El Chapo - S1E1

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

El Chapo must fulfill his promise to Pablo Escobar of moving cocaine across the border under a shortened timeline ,or pay the price.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 689 votes.

El Chapo - S1E9

#5 - Episode 9 (Season 1 - Episode 9)


El Chapo reflects on his childhood and how he entered the drug business. His punishments in prison become more severe.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 192 votes.

El Chapo - S2E2

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

After escaping the Puente Grande Penitentiary, Joaquín Guzmán Loera asks ‘Chito’ to turn himself in to the police and declare that only he helped him break out in a laundry cart. 'El Chapo' and 'Don Sol' agree to finish off the Avendaño Brothers.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 267 votes.

El Chapo - S2E5

#3 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Joaquín Guzmán Loera heads to the funeral of his brother, 'El Pollo', murdered by 'Chente' and Raciel. 'El Cano' invades 'La Federación's territory to kill 'El Chapo's men.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 250 votes.

El Chapo - S3E11

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

The world reacts to El Chapo's escape. The drug kingpin reveals his successor and tells his men to stop fighting. Berta gets angry at Don Sol.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 166 votes.

El Chapo - S2E1

#1 - Episode 1 (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Joaquín Guzmán Loera receives a visit from his second wife Graciela in Puente Grande. After Amado’s death, Benjamín and Ramón Avendaño become the new drug-trafficking lords.

The episode was rated 7.29 from 293 votes.

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