Samurai Jack

10 Best Episodes of Samurai Jack - Season 1

A great warrior is displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 10, 2022.

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Samurai Jack - S1E13

#13 - XIII: Aku's Fairy Tales (Season 1 - Episode 13)

The tales of Jack's adventures have spread far and wide, and children are having fun acting out the stories. Aku, in an attempt to keep the children in line, decides to spread a few stories of his own.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 212 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E9

#12 - IX: Jack Under the Sea (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Jack hears tales about a race of amphibians living in an underwater city who have a time machine. He searches them out, and they agree to let him use the machine, but the creatures have not been entirely truthful.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 236 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E4

#11 - IV: Jack, the Woolies, and the Chritchellites (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Jack comes into contact with a tribe of creatures who utilize their technology to subdue a group of supposedly savage beasts called "Woolies." Little does Jack know, there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 327 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E2

#10 - II: The Samurai Called Jack (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Jack befriends some talking archeologist dogs and learns of his location: In the future shaped by years of Aku's evil reign. He vows to help the dogs gain their freedom from a life of enslaved jewel mining.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 515 votes.

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#9 - V: Jack in Space (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Samurai Jack befriends a future community building a spaceship to escape Aku's tyrannic rule. Jack agrees to assist in their escape by fighting off the blockade orbiting the planet in return for a trip through time back home.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 303 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E6

#8 - VI: Jack and the Warrior Woman (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Jack searches for the the magical jewel the Woolies told him would be able to send him back in time. Locating the last survivor of the race who can reveal its location, Jack learns of how to find the jewel, and meets up with a woman questing for the same jewel. They journey through the desert together, but will they be able to share the jewel if they find it?

The episode was rated 8.00 from 274 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E8

#7 - VIII: Jack vs. Mad Jack (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Aku places a bounty on Jack's head, but is disappointed by the failure of some inept hunters, so he creates an evil spirit-clone version of Jack to finish our hero off for good.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 262 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E3

#6 - III: The First Fight (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Aku learns of Jack's arrival in the future, and of the help he is giving the dogs. He sends a huge army of insect drones to destroy Jack and the dogs alike. Jack has been busy preparing many traps for them however, and when they arrive the battle begins in earnest.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 413 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E1

#5 - I: The Beginning (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Aku, the shape-shifting master of evil, devastates a young boy's land, forcing him to travel around the world to train as a samurai. When Samurai Jack returns to free his people, he is instead flung into the far future, where he must quest to undo the future that is Aku.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 742 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E12

#4 - XII: Jack and the Gangsters (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Jack joins a group of gangsters who work for Aku. He also agrees to help steal the heavily protected crystal that can give Aku power over the whole planet. Fortunately Jack has not become a traitor, but has his own plans of how to hand over the swag.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 211 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E10

#3 - X: Jack and the Lava Monster (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Called on by a mysterious voice, Jack overcomes many obstacles and booby traps to find who is calling him. Deep in the earth he finds it is a creature made from rock and lava, who immediately challenges Jack to a fight, but why did it call for Jack?

The episode was rated 8.35 from 239 votes.

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#2 - VII: Jack and the Three Blind Archers (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Samurai Jack hears of a mysterious island which possesses a well that can grant any wish. He arrives at the island and discovers the well is not alone.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 297 votes.

Samurai Jack - S1E11

#1 - XI: Jack and the Scotsman (Season 1 - Episode 11)

When Jack and a Scotsman meet on a seemingly never-ending bridge, they end up shackled together and on the run from bounty hunters.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 242 votes.

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