The Oath

10 Best Episodes of The Oath

Explore a gang world we've never seen before: gangs that are made up of the very men and women sworn to uphold the law – cops. Only select officers make the cut, but once inside, gang members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies inside and outside their ranks.

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

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#15 - Betrayal (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Beach’s entanglement with Foster grows more dangerous by the day. After a shocking massacre of innocents, Agent Price pressures the Ravens to track the source of WMD, a dangerous new street drug. Neckbone puts his own screws to the gang to uncover this new threat to his business.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 234 votes.

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#14 - Retribution (Season 1 - Episode 8)


After Hammond and Cole’s worst fears are realized, their search for Neckbone escalates. Byrd pursues WMD’s shady connections with big pharma, but gets no help from the Bureau. Agent Price confronts Tom in an effort to flip him. Foster reveals to Beach explosive evidence he stole off Winters.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 209 votes.

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#13 - Snag (Season 1 - Episode 3)

A text message from beyond the grave puts the Ravens on edge. Neckbone uses extreme methods to pressure the Ravens into revealing Sleep’s fate. The line between friend and enemy begins to blur for Byrd. Karen Beach’s affair with Viper Sam Foster complicates the Ravens’ lives in unexpected ways.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 244 votes.

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#12 - Revenge (Season 2 - Episode 1)


The Ravens try to free the patriarch of the Velasquez family in an attempt to pay off their debt to the cartel. Complications pit the Ravens against a dangerous new enemy, and an impending news article threatens to put cop gangs back in the spotlight at the worst possible time.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 126 votes.

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#11 - Payback (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Beach hangs Foster out to dry, putting the Ravens and the Vipers in a position of mutual self-destruction. When Sleep’s body is found, Neckbone sets a bounty on WMD ringleaders. A newly released Tom stokes discontent with his son’s leadership. Winters makes a sneak attack on the Ravens.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 231 votes.

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#10 - Succession (Season 2 - Episode 5)


The DEA raids the Ravens' security business and Carmen’s legitimate assets. Tensions flare as everyone searches for the source of the DEA leak. To put an end to the bloodshed, Cole tries to broker a truce between G and Clinton. Karen presses Michael to come clean about his past with Abigail.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 102 votes.

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#9 - Proposition (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Steve proposes opening a legitimate company to replenish the Ravens' pension. Amber presses Cole to act on the mounting violence on Metro county streets. Karen investigates her mother’s claims about her father. Pete resists Victor and Lourdes’ petition for sole custody of Veronica.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 104 votes.

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#8 - Hunted (Season 1 - Episode 7)


An FBI raid gone wrong takes WMD off the streets but leaves Neckbone out for Raven blood. Agent Price demands Hammond bring his father into the fold by any means necessary. Tom uses a successful heist to assert his precarious power. From hiding, Neckbone begins to exact his revenge.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 214 votes.

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#7 - Judas (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Ricardo’s coup now complete, he sets out to seize control of the cop gangs. With Price’s disappearance, Steve is confronted by a DEA agent who claims to be her handler hellbent on bringing down the cartel. The Ravens redouble their efforts to rescue Cole when they find G’s ransom too steep a price.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 111 votes.

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#6 - Aftermath (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Christine is inducted into the Ravens, making her a target of cartel assassins. Cole takes the lead on the community outreach initiative, hoping to combat the heat the article caused. Beach and Ramos find out who the reporter’s second source is.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 115 votes.

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#5 - Mano (Season 2 - Episode 3)

The Ravens are left reeling from a failed stash house robbery that has the Cartel out for blood. Cole and Christine learn of a turf war heating up on their patrol streets. Steve wrestles with how to silence Agent Price before her testimony at the Police Commission.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 112 votes.

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#4 - The Loss (Season 1 - Episode 9)


When Hammond and crew track Neckbone to his hideout, a shocking scene awaits. Just as the Ravens find themselves beset on all sides, yet another enemy comes back to bite them. Foster’s play against pharma CEO Shankman backfires. With their back against the wall, the gang must fight for their lives.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 194 votes.

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#3 - Exodus (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Carmen approaches Steve and Agent Andrews with an offer to turn over Ricardo. Ramos’s family goes into hiding, leaving Pete scrambling for answers. Cole lashes out in the wake of recent deaths, while Christine turns to fellow Ravens for help in getting Dani back from the state.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 107 votes.

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#2 - Restitution (Season 2 - Episode 8)


The death of a Raven has everyone on edge. Carmen and her allies gun for Victor and all the other loose ends before heading home. Steve and Agent Andrews race to take down the cartel before more blood is shed. Kraley tries to regain control of the group while Cole suggests a shocking way out.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 100 votes.

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#1 - Switch (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The Feds descend hard on the Ravens. Hammond is ready to sacrifice himself, but Beach has an ace up her sleeve. Hammond strikes a deal with Agent Price in order to save his crew, but the deal is not what it appears. The Ravens finally square off with Neckbone.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 192 votes.

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