Walker, Texas Ranger was one of the best martial arts/western/cop drama series hybrid. It starred Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard, Sheree J. Wilson, Floyd Westerman (Season 1), Noble Willingham (Season 1 – 7), Nia Peeples (Seasons 7-8), and Judd Nelson (Seasons 7-8). Here is a list of my top favorite episodes!
War Zone (Season 2)- The second season relied the most on campy humor and was inferior to the rest of the series. However, this two part episode was about a group of bank robbers who attacked with military precision that killed one ranger and paralyzed another. This time, it was personal.
99th Ranger (Season 4)- Walker encounters an attitude from a Ranger applicant who has a chip on her shoulder and an ex-husband who wants her dead.
The Juggernaut (Season 3)- Alex Cahill (Sheree J. Wilson’s character) takes a group of abused women on a camping trip, but one woman’s ex-boyfriend is coming after them. Can they stop him?
Saturday Night (Final Season)- Walker sends his team undercover in a nightclub whose owner is being harassed by a local mobster.
The Reunion (Season 1)- A group of retired Texas Rangers come together to judge a shooting contest, but a secret white supremacist organization is planning to assassinate a state senator planning to run for governor who is also attending the contest.
The Day of Cleansing (Season 7)- A crossover with Martial Arts series Martial Law starring Sammo Hung, this episode has some great action and fighting from both Hung and Norris.
The Soul of Winter (Season 5)- When a friend’s African-American congregation is under siege by a white supremacist group, Walker must team up with his protege Trent Malloy in stopping them.
The Chairman arc (Final Season)- This plot went over four episodes: The Winds of Change, Lazarus, Turning Point, and Retribution featuring Walker and his team going against the Chairman, a hacker who is doing the dirty work of several crime families. Michael Ironside guest starred as the villain.
Final Justice (Season 3)- Walker takes off his badge when he finds out his parent’s killer is still out there.
Brothers In Arms (Season 6)- Jimmy’s brother Simon is a bitter ex-cop who is now a hitman for a local mob. Jimmy and Walker have the hard duty of stopping him because Jimmy is his next target.
One Riot, One Ranger (Season 1)- This is the pilot of the series that featured Cordell Walker and his new partner Jimmy Trivette (Clarence Gilyard) try to stop a band of murderous bank robbers from pulling off the greatest heist in Texas.
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