The Son

10 Best Episodes of The Son

The multigenerational epic follows two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain his family’s cattle empire during the turbulent Bandit Wars of South Texas. Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel.

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The Son - S1E10

#1 - Scalps (Season 1 - Episode 10)

In the season finale, the tribe faces an unexpected return; Eli's plan for the future forces Pete into a life-or-death decision about his loyalties.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 770 votes.

The Son - S2E10

#2 - Legend (Season 2 - Episode 10)


In 1852, Young Eli is forced into a life-changing decision; in 1916, Eli wages a final war with Standard Oil, forcing a confrontation with Pete.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 221 votes.

The Son - S1E5

#3 - No Prisoners (Season 1 - Episode 5)

An enemy forces Young Eli to question his loyalties in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs' past comes back to haunt them with deadly results.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 1058 votes.

The Son - S2E4

#4 - Scalped a Dog (Season 2 - Episode 4)


A new danger reveals old wounds in Young Eli's tribe in 1852; in 1916, Eli and Phineas try to fight off Standard Oil as Maria Garcia returns.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 253 votes.

The Son - S1E8

#5 - Honey Hunt (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Prairie Flower est déchirée entre amour et devoir en 1849. En 1915, Pete se rapproche de Maria tandis qu'Eli fait découvrir à Phineas un secret dangereux.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 924 votes.

The Son - S2E9

#6 - The Bear (Season 2 - Episode 9)


In 1852, Young Eli's tribe encounters soldiers that make an unexpected offer; in 1916, Pete makes a decision that could tear the family apart.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 213 votes.

The Son - S2E7

#7 - Somebody Get a Shovel (Season 2 - Episode 7)

The Comanches go to war in 1852; in 1916, the McCulloughs' fight with Standard Oil reaches a breaking point; Eli takes a scalp.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 232 votes.

The Son - S1E9

#8 - The Prophecy (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Young Eli must trust a strange ally to survive; Eli's past guides him to a choice that puts him and Phineas at odds.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 859 votes.

The Son - S2E6

#9 - The Blue Light (Season 2 - Episode 6)

In 1852, Young Eli must protect Ingrid; in 1916, a new attack from Standard Oil forces the McCullough family to come together.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 229 votes.

The Son - S1E7

#10 - Marriage Bond (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Young Eli must navigate tribal politics in 1849. In 1915, a crisis forces Pete and Sally into a decision that will change the family forever.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 967 votes.

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    The Son - S1E6

    #11 - The Buffalo Hunter (Season 1 - Episode 6)

    Young Eli makes a choice with dangerous consequences in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs deal with a tragedy while Jeannie seeks to save the family.

    The episode was rated 7.61 from 980 votes.

    The Son - S1E4

    #12 - Death Song (Season 1 - Episode 4)


    Young Eli faces a life-or-death test of survival in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs enact a dangerous plan to take the fight to their enemy.

    The episode was rated 7.58 from 1095 votes.

    The Son - S2E8

    #13 - All Their Guilty Stains (Season 2 - Episode 8)

    In 1852, Young Eli's Comanche band are forced to survive on their own; in 1916, the McCulloughs search for Maria; Jeannie discovers a devastating secret.

    The episode was rated 7.58 from 224 votes.

    The Son - S1E2

    #14 - The Plum Tree (Season 1 - Episode 2)


    Young Eli must learn how to live among the Comanches; Eli and Peter clash over how to respond to an unexpected attack on their home.

    The episode was rated 7.54 from 1353 votes.

    The Son - S2E5

    #15 - Hot Oil (Season 2 - Episode 5)

    In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria's return brings devastating consequences for the McCullough's oil business.

    The episode was rated 7.53 from 243 votes.

    The Son - S1E3

    #16 - Second Empire (Season 1 - Episode 3)


    Young Eli trains as a warrior, but makes enemies in 1849. In 1915, Eli and Phineas struggle to help the family in Austin, while Pete faces his demons.

    The episode was rated 7.52 from 1210 votes.

    The Son - S2E1

    #17 - Numunuu (Season 2 - Episode 1)

    Young Eli leads a daring Comanche raid into Mexico in 1852; in 1915, the McCullough family confronts a threat to their growing oil business.

    The episode was rated 7.49 from 319 votes.

    The Son - S2E3

    #18 - The Blind Tiger (Season 2 - Episode 3)


    Young Eli's Comanches must survive a dangerous journey in 1852; in 1915, Eli and Pete are forced to work together to deal with a new enemy.

    The episode was rated 7.46 from 246 votes.

    The Son - S1E1

    #19 - First Son of Texas (Season 1 - Episode 1)

    Eli McCollough must survive a frontier Comanche attack in 1849, and in 1915, leads his family empire through difficult times.

    The episode was rated 7.40 from 1780 votes.

    The Son - S2E2

    #20 - Ten Dollars and a Plucked Goose (Season 2 - Episode 2)


    After a devastating attack, Young Eli must help the Comanches regroup in 1852; in 1915, Pete's return causes fractures in the McCullough family.

    The episode was rated 7.39 from 270 votes.


    Last updated: mar 30, 2022

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