10 Best Episodes of Frontier - Season 1

The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 28, 2022.

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Frontier - S1E1

#6 - A Kingdom unto Itself (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Michael Smyth lands in the New World on an HBC ship and is ordered by Lord Benton to the frontier in search of fur trader Declan Harp.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 1515 votes.

Frontier - S1E2

#5 - Little Brother War (Season 1 - Episode 2)


While Douglas and Malcolm Brown negotiate a loan with wealthy Samuel Grant, their brother Cedric Brown kidnaps a Lake Walker boy as trade leverage, setting off a deadly chain of events in the Bay. Michael chooses a side. Emberly takes a big risk that puts her in Benton’s crosshairs. Harp makes a promise to the Lake Walkers.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 1099 votes.

Frontier - S1E3

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

After an unprovoked attack, Machk leads the Lake Walkers to retaliate against the Brown Brothers; Harp sets out to find the truth while tensions increase.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 946 votes.

Frontier - S1E4

#3 - Wolves (Season 1 - Episode 4)


An unexpected arrival to Fort James puts Lord Benton and Chesterfield on edge; Emberly conspires to rid herself of a problem; Michael is shocked when he sees someone from his past.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 872 votes.

Frontier - S1E5

#2 - The Disciple (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Captain Johnson closes in on Benton; the fort is reinforced with soldiers as Harp and Benton come face to face; Emberly makes a move to control Chesterfield.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 834 votes.

Frontier - S1E6

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


Chaos ensues at Fort James when Michael and Sokanon conspire to free Harp from Benton's grip.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 828 votes.

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