Marco Polo

10 Worst 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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Marco Polo - S2E8

#10 - 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 - S1E3

#9 - 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 - S1E4

#8 - 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 - S2E5

#7 - 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 - S2E2

#6 - 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 - S2E3

#5 - Measure Against the Linchpin (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Haunted by recent events, Kublai journeys with Marco into the mountains for answers. Empress Chabi takes action to insure an heir to the Khan.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1310 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E4

#4 - Let God's Work Begin (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The challenge for the throne escalates when two of Kublai's sons are endangered. Far away, another thread to the khan is born.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 1248 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E6

#3 - Serpent's Terms (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Ahmed's deadly and secret chess match against Kublai enters its endgame, even as Kublai's thirst for power grows stronger than ever.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 1183 votes.

Marco Polo - S2E1

#2 - Hunter and the Sable Weaver (Season 2 - Episode 1)

On Prince Jingim's wedding day, Kublai receives disturbing news about the ambitions of his cousin. Marco navigates a delicate mission.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 1592 votes.

Marco Polo - S1E1

#1 - The Wayfarer (Season 1 - Episode 1)


After three years crossing seas, deserts and the Silk Road, a young Marco Polo finds himself a prisoner of the great Kublai Khan.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 1657 votes.

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