Walker: Season 1

Walker: Season 1

Walker: Season 1

Supernatural star Jared Padalecki leads this reboot of 1993's Walker, Texas Ranger, filling the mighty big shoes of Chuck Norris in the role of the titular crime fighter and widowed father of two. 

2021USA
CrimeWestern
EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Cordell Walker returns home to Austin, Texas, after being undercover for two years, only to discover there's harder work to be done at home.

EPISODE 1.2

Back in the Saddle

Walker continues to try to reconnect with his family but finds that his kids have developed new routines with Liam. Back at work, Captain James tells Walker he needs to get recertified to be a... MORE Ranger, but old memories of Emily hinder his progress. Micki investigates a suspicious fire.

EPISODE 1.3

Bobbie Head

Walker’s life gets more complicated when his childhood best friend, Hoyt Rawlins, returns to town. Abeline is thrilled to have Hoyt home but Geri has conflicted feelings for her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Micki has her suspicions... MORE about the real reason Hoyt returned to town.

EPISODE 1.4

Don't Fence Me In

Micki is uncomfortable with the spotlight Capt. James puts on her during a current investigation. Walker talks to Liam about their parents and learns there was trouble while he was away. Trey applies for a... MORE new job in town.

EPISODE 1.5

Duke

When his past unexpectedly collides with his present life, Walker is forced to resume his undercover identity to keep his family safe. Micki gets caught up in Walker's old case. August threatens to blow his... MORE father's cover.

EPISODE 1.6

Bar None

When Geri decides to sell the bar, it throws Walker for a loop. With so many memories attached to the bar, he asks Geri to reconsider and reminds her of all the good times they’ve... MORE had there with Emily and Hoyt. Meanwhile, Micki is shocked when her mother drops in unexpectedly.

EPISODE 1.7

Tracks

Captain James and Liam follow up on a tip regarding Emily’s murder. The duo head to Mexico for more answers but decide to keep their trip a secret from Walker. Meanwhile, Trey escorts Stella, August... MORE and the girls soccer team to an away game but when things take a dangerous turn Trey, Walker and Micki have to team up to save the kids. Micki learns some shocking news.

EPISODE 1.8

Fine is a Four Letter Word

A tornado touches down in Austin and it’s all hands on deck to keep the kids and community safe. Walker, Micki and Trey rush to the school where Stella, August and Ruby are at a... MORE school dance. Bonham and Abeline stop at a store for supplies where old memories resurface. Meanwhile, Liam and Bret get trapped in an elevator.

EPISODE 1.9

Rule Number 17

Walker and Captain James investigate a high stakes poker game where one of the players may have information on Emily’s killer. The night takes a turn when Geri shows up to join the game. Meanwhile,... MORE Micki takes August and Stella on an unusual adventure.

EPISODE 1.10

Encore

With the Sidestep now in their name, Walker, Stella and August put their stamp on the place. Stella confronts Clint about Trevor and his response prompts Stella to make a dangerous decision.

EPISODE 1.11

Freedom

Walker and Geri are both unsure of their feelings for each other after their kiss and things get very complicated when Hoyt comes home from prison. However, the welcome home party is interrupted when Micki... MORE and Walker get word that Clint West is on the run.

EPISODE 1.12

A Tale of Two Families

The show flashes back to the days right before and after Emily's death and how the entire Walker family dealt with the sudden tragic loss.

EPISODE 1.13

Defend the Ranch

Walker’s past comes back with a vengeance and it threatens the very thing he loves the most – his family.

EPISODE 1.14

Mehar's Jacket

Walker takes Stella and August on a road trip to discuss some devastating news. Meanwhile, Captain James enlists the help of Micki and Trey to find a missing military veteran.

EPISODE 1.15

Four Stones in Hand

Micki’s real mother, Mercedes, tries to make amends with her daughter but Micki doesn’t want anything to do with her. Walker steps in to help and lands in a heap of trouble. August suffers from... MORE PTSD after what happened at the Ranch.

EPISODE 1.16

Bad Apples

Captain James leads Micki and the team into a drug bust with a dirty cop, Officer Campbell at the center. However, after Campbell is inexplicably set free, the cop targets the Captain’s son, DJ ,... MORE in retaliation. Walker gives Trey advice on his future.

EPISODE 1.17

Dig

Walker and Micki investigate a bomb threat at the school that targeted Liam and Stan. Abeline and Bonham plan a vow renewal, and Trey’s mother comes for a visit.

EPISODE 1.18

Drive

Walker's world is shattered after receiving shocking news that changes everything.

Walker: Season 1 / Reviews

CNN

CNN

A relatively low-key way to get your kicks.

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Decider

Decider

A refreshing new take on a character that was very one-dimensional in the 1990s.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A Raylan Givens facsimile with extremely sanded-down edges.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It's startling to say that this version feels like it's even shallower and more simplistic.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The series seems positioned to be family friendly, moralistic, vaguely Christian and averse to the kind of mayhem [of its predecessor].

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Variety

Variety

Its first outing seems unsteady and uncertain, surprisingly so for a franchise that has historically traded on certitude.

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The Age

The Age

It's improvement by increment: the plots aren't as corny, Padalecki can act. In many ways Walker is a show of small steps forward.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's just something different, and I wish it had just committed to being that different thing entirely.

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