Best RWBY Episodes

I'm starting to watch RWBY Volume 5 and wanted to make a list of some of the best episodes in RWBY. I'm not adding in the trailers though.
The Top Ten
1 Fall

Fall was when the tone of the show did a complete 180 and showed the dark side to this show. When Pyrrha and the audience learn about magic, the maidens and a war with the Grimm. Then to top all that off, the fight between Mercury and Yang ended on a giant cliffhanger that we didn't see coming. This episode had suspense, good action and lots of plot progression.

2 Lighting the Fire

This one was so good to see. Weiss and Yang's reunion was so heartwarming after being apart for so long. But what I liked most was Yang meeting her deadbeat mom after she left her. Yang didn't care about her mother and needed her to find Ruby. Plus the fight she had with the bandits was really done well and showed that she still has PTSD. Team RNJR and Oscar also had a cool scene too.

3 Players and Pieces

This episode was funny, had great music and had the best action scene in RWBY so far. Seeing team JNPR and team RWBY work together for the first time was awesome.

4 Heroes and Monsters

This episode was a jaw dropping episode. The Battle of Beacon is still going and the tension increases. Ruby battles against Roman and Neo, Weiss and the students fight against the White Fang, Blake confronts Adam and Yang loses her arm. Cinder becomes the most dangerous threat and hope seems to diminish entirely for the heroes.

5 Necessary Sacrifice

Great character development between Blake and Sun, Oscar and Ruby and Ilia and the Albain brothers. The tension builds up good and the talks the characters have. Blake's view of how she looks at people was great and I love how Ruby has dealt with her struggles since the Battle of Beacon.

I'm still not very happy about Oscar yelling at Ruby and Ozpin not interfering. If it were me, I would have broke down crying. Either way, Ruby dealt with it well. And I don't like Taurus.

6 End of the Beginning

We finally get to see the main villain of the series! Plus then we learn about Ruby's hidden powers and how team RWBY split up. And of course, Pyrrha dies by Cinder's hand. Sad and emotional.

The turning point of the show. A character we're accustomed to dies, everyone is depressed, Team RWBY is split, Ruby isn't a Mary Sue anymore. Brilliant.

7 No Brakes

The build-up for the confrontation between team RWBY and the White Fang built up to a great action packed scene. Yang actually loses her first battle, Weiss gets knocked out by the White Fang Lieutenant and Blake finally defeats Roman. Roman is also hilarious throughout the episode as well as Oobleck.

8 Tipping Point

The ball is dropped and Tyrian finally catches up with team RNJR. He is one powerful warrior with cool weapons and a scorpion tail. Despite him going up against four young huntsmen and huntresses, he still emerges with victory and they had to get saved by Qrow. Weiss and how the people of Atlas act was really interesting to watch.

9 Kuroyuri

Normally flashbacks bug me but I really liked this one. Lie Ren's previous life before he met Nora and went to Beacon. How he had a family, lived in a small village and was a happy child. Then it's all destroyed by some unknown Grimm that destroys his home.

Oh my god. This episode had me in near tears. Ren and Nora's relationship was the most heartwarming thing in all of RWBY.

10 Best Day Ever

One of the best fight scenes in the show, in my opinion. Not only was the choreography epic, but watching them have an innocent food fight is just a breath of fresh air now.

The Contenders
11 No Safe Haven

This one tugged at the heart strings. Ruby's letter made it such a great episode. Plus the hand holding between Nora and Ren was so cute. Especially when we get to see where everyone is and what's to come for RWBY.

12 Never Miss a Beat

This is an amazing episode. The song was awesome, the visuals were lovely, and arguably the most fun fight to watch in the series! I loved Neon Katt and Flynt Coal and they are two very interesting characters. My personal favorite!

Doesn't contribute to the plot much, but damn the music was awesome. The fight was fun and the characters were so FUN!

13 Downfall
14 Black and White
15 PvP

R.I.P Penny, she was a great character, I wanted to see more development into her story. Can't she be fixed or something?

16 Dance Dance Infiltration
17 The Lady in the Shoe
18 Painting The Town...
19 Remembrance

This is definitely a very good list, for the reasons listed above. But of all the episodes, Remembrance is one that I've gone back to a lot. This episode set the tone for the whole of Volume 4, starting off with the Team coming across a town that has been completely overrun by Grimm and finishing with the scene of Jaune training in time with a recorded message from Phyrra. It really gives a sense of just how defeated all of the characters are currently feeling, as well as how Jaune is dealing with bereavement.
We also got introduced to Weiss' home situation, with the writers doing an excellent job in immediately establishing the relationships, and adding another dimension to Weiss' character which got the audience properly invested in her again.

20 Haven’s Fate
21 The Badge and The Burden
22 The Shining Beacon
23 The Stray
24 Welcome to Beacon
25 It's Brawl in the Family
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