10 Best Episodes of Valor

The boundaries between military discipline and human desire are tested on a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. The drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.

Written by Sophie and last updated on mar 27, 2021.

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Valor - S1E1

#13 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

When a top-secret mission in Somalia goes awry, only Nora and Gallo return to the states; it's discovered that their missing teammate Jimmy is being held captive by terrorists; Nora and Gallo are determined to rescue him.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 869 votes.

Valor - S1E4

#12 - Zero Visibility (Season 1 - Episode 4)


While the Shadow Raiders prepare for the next step in their mission, Nora struggles to get her demons under control. CIA Officer Thea becomes increasingly more involved with the mission, creating even more tension in the group. Meanwhile, Gallo realizes that his relationship with Anna might be putting her in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 530 votes.

Valor - S1E3

#11 - Soldier Ready (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Nora and Gallo are still searching for the truth about what happened in Somalia. Feeling the pressure of the rescue mission, and forced to keep secrets from Ian, Nora tries to lean on Gallo, but he continues to keep her at a distance. Nora starts relying more and more on vices to help calm her nerves. Meanwhile, Ian and CIA Officer Thea work together to figure out the next step in the rescue mission.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 595 votes.

Valor - S1E2

#10 - Espirit de Corps (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Nora and Gallo, with the secret still hanging over them, seek further information on the escaped prisoner from Somalia. With Jimmy’s rescue mission ramping up, Nora and Gallo, along with new Delta Force members, led by Sgt Adam Coogan, perform a demo mission for Ian’s mother, Simone Porter, who is a public figure with great power. Meanwhile, Jess struggles to work through her feelings.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 705 votes.

Valor - S1E6

#9 - I Got Your Six (Season 1 - Episode 6)

While Nora prepares to prove herself to Gallo, she also considers confessing the truth to Ian. Jimmy and Crank’s actions have devastating consequences. Meanwhile, a frustrated Jess considers taking matters into her own hands.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 451 votes.

Valor - S1E7

#8 - Blurred Lines (Season 1 - Episode 7)


After an intense interrogation, the Shadow Raiders finally get a lead. Nora makes a shocking discovery and is forced to make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Gallo spirals after receiving bad news. Lastly, Jess is feeling more alone than ever.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 425 votes.

Valor - S1E8

#7 - About-Face (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Nora and Ian reach a critical point in their relationship. Gallo finds himself wrestling with PTSD. Meanwhile, Jess is forced to make a difficult choice.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 411 votes.

Valor - S1E9

#6 - Stay Frosty (Season 1 - Episode 9)


The Shadow Raiders are sent out on a mission which, if successful, could mean a dire outcome for Nora and Gallo. Meanwhile, Jimmy makes a choice that could result in big consequences for both he and Jess.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 403 votes.

Valor - S1E10

#5 - Ciphers (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Gallo and Thea join forces to try to decode an important message. Feeling disappointed, Col. Haskins considers making a big change.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 358 votes.

Valor - S1E11

#4 - Command & Control (Season 1 - Episode 11)


When Col. Haskins chooses Nora’s plan over Gallo’s, the tension between them reaches a boiling point.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 367 votes.

Valor - S1E5

#3 - Full Battle Rattle (Season 1 - Episode 5)

While the team scrambles for a new plan, Gallo puts himself in danger for the sake of the mission. Nora makes a decision that surprises and angers Gallo. Meanwhile, Ian clashes with CIA Deputy Director Magnus. Lastly, Thea realizes she has a lot to prove.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 449 votes.

Valor - S1E12

#2 - Oscar Mike (Season 1 - Episode 12)


The Shadow Raiders are sent on the mission they’ve been waiting for. Nora and Gallo get separated from their crew and find themselves in a precarious situation. Trapped, everyone fears for their safety.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 358 votes.

Valor - S1E13

#1 - Costs of War (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Nora is ready to confess despite the consequences. Meanwhile, Ian is blindsided by an evil truth.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 343 votes.

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