The Empress

10 Worst Episodes of The Empress

Two young people meet. A fateful encounter - the proverbial love at first sight. He is Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, she is Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, Princess of Bavaria and the sister of the woman Franz is to marry…

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Empress - S1E6

#6 - The God Who Us Has Freedom Sent (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Elisabeth spends her time partying with Maximilian while Franz is desperate to reconcile with her. Leontine gets herself into a precarious situation.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 74 votes.

The Empress - S1E1

#5 - One's Place in the World (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Helene and Elisabeth travel to meet Emperor Franz, who is expected to ask for Helene’s hand. At the party, he stuns everyone with a surprise decision.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 89 votes.

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#4 - The Wedding (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Elisabeth marries Franz, and the royal family gets a taste of her rising popularity. Sophie’s former lover attends the wedding and discovers a secret.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 71 votes.

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#3 - The Shoes (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Maximilian gathers support for an evil plan while Elisabeth's well-intended gesture backfires, leading her to befriend the dubious maid, Leontine.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 70 votes.

The Empress - S1E4

#2 - The Hunt (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Sophie and the council push for military action, but Franz refuses to engage. Elisabeth upsets the czar's son, leading to severe political consequences.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 73 votes.

The Empress - S1E2

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


Elisabeth arrives in Vienna for her wedding. Soon enough she faces palace intrigue while Franz attempts to protect his country from going to war.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 77 votes.

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