Marco Polo

10 Best Episodes of Marco Polo

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 18, 2023.

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Marco Polo - S2E2

#15 - Hug (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Marco gets an unpleasant surprise upon his return to Kublai's court. Kublai faces an impossibly difficult decision.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1371 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E5

#14 - Lullaby (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Rebel attacks flare up in the south and pull Kublai's attention away from home. Kokachin gets an unwelcome visitor from her past.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1224 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E4

#13 - The Fourth Step (Season 1 - Episode 4)

As war looms with the walled city of Xiangyang, Prince Jingim tests his diplomacy skills while Kublai questions Marco’s allegiance.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1145 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E3

#12 - Feast (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Marco begins a dangerous relationship with the beautiful Blue Princess as tensions grow between Kublai and Xiangyang’s cunning chancellor Jia Sidao.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1210 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E8

#11 - Whitehorse (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Marco's allegiance to Kublai is tested like never before. Mei Lin's bold move throws Ahmed's plans into chaos.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 1179 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E2

#10 - The Wolf and the Deer (Season 1 - Episode 2)


As Kublai Khan battles his warmonger brother for rule over Mongolia, Marco learns that justice in Khan’s Imperial City is as swift as it is deadly.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 1323 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E7

#9 - Lost Crane (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Kaidu's ruthlessness reaches new levels in his bid for power. Hundred Eyes' former lover has him questioning his loyalties.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1165 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E6

#8 - White Moon (Season 1 - Episode 6)


On the eve of an auspicious ceremony, Marco searches for the culprit behind the assassination attempt on Kublai Khan - even as a new one takes shape.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 1048 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E5

#7 - Hashshashin (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Marco searches for the mastermind behind a murderous plot, while Prince Jingim weighs the risks of retaliation.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 1122 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E7

#6 - The Scholar's Pen (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Marco and Hundred Eyes take on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the walled city of Xiangyang, while its chancellor struggles to hold on to power.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1035 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E8

#5 - Rendering (Season 1 - Episode 8)

When Kublai sets his sights -- and his army -- on the taking of the walled city of Xiangyang, Marco's allegiance is tested.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 995 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E9

#4 - Prisoners (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Marco finds his fate in the hands of Kublai yet again, while behind the walls of Xiangyang, Chancellor Sidao sets his sights on regaining power.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1011 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E9

#3 - Heirs (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Marco's past with Kokachin resurfaces. Kublai's position as khan faces a final challenge, even as he welcomes a new heir in the world.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 1109 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E10

#2 - The Fellowship (Season 2 - Episode 10)


The day of the kurultai arrives, shaping Kublai's fate as khan. Ahmed makes his final stand. Marco learns a terrible truth.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 1210 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E10

#1 - The Heavenly and Primal (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Marco's ingenuity -- and loyalty -- is put to the ultimate test when Kublai takes a violent and bold step in his quest to become emperor of the world.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 1095 votes.

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