The BEST Episodes of Army Wives

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019

Network: Lifetime

Army Wives tells the story of four women and one man who are brought together by their common bond – they all have military spouses. The series is based on the book Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives by Tanya Biank. Army Wives is produced by ABC Television Studio and The Mark… More Gordon Company. Pamela Moran used to be a member of the Boston police department. She is now a homemaker allowing her husband to be the breadwinner of the family. She is, as we learn, earning some money as a surrogate mother. Denise Sherwood tries to maintain the image of perfect military wife and mother, even if it means hiding the occasional bruise. Claudia Joy Holden is the one the others look to for leadership and guidance. She is fully supportive of her husband's career and hoping a secret from her past doesn't come to light. Roxy LeBlanc is newlywed to PFC Trevor LeBlanc after only knowing him four days. She is new to military life and uncertain if she will be able to fit in. Roland Burton is a psychiatrist who is the "army wife" of Joan Burton. Joan has been serving in Afghanistan for two years and now they need to reconnect as a family.

On Behalf Of a Grateful Nation

#1 - On Behalf Of a Grateful Nation

Season 5 - Episode 4

The tribe leans on each other as they cope with the loss of a loved one.

star 8.25
75 votes
Goodbye Stranger

#2 - Goodbye Stranger

Season 1 - Episode 13

In the first season finale, weapons are found missing. This prompts Michael to put the post on high alert, deploying soldiers in response to this possible terrorist attack.

star 8.19
171 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Damaged

#3 - Damaged

Season 7 - Episode 12

Latasha worries about Quincy's future in the Army. Gloria agrees to go out on a date with Hector, but is torn when Patrick asks for a second chance. Denise volunteers for a relief mission to an earthquake ravaged country. Tim's behavior starts to worry Holly. Michael and Kat share a moment.

star 8.16
49 votes
The Messenger

#4 - The Messenger

Season 2 - Episode 3

Denise connects with a wounded soldier who reminds her of her carefree past; Katie is upset to learn her father is going on another secret mission; and Claudia Joy becomes the object of a schoolboy crush.

star 8.11
198 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Only the Lonely

#5 - Only the Lonely

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Holdens plan a family vacation to get Amanda away from Jeremy; Denise decides to return to work as a hospital nurse; Pamela runs into an old friend while Roxy makes a new one, a recently widowed single mother who must leave the post due to her husband's death

star 8.04
168 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Amanda Lasher
Nobody's Perfect

#6 - Nobody's Perfect

Season 1 - Episode 9

Joan finally comes back to the post and to Roland but Roland's guilt over his affair with a reporter begins to effect the future of his marriage. Frank's homecoming from having his unit shot down is put in further turmoil by Denise's job. Michael is about to have a career change. Meanwhile, Roxy tries to learn more about Trevor and Pamela finds out she loves her husband.

star 8.01
170 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Dee Johnson
Farewell to Arms

#7 - Farewell to Arms

Season 5 - Episode 13

Claudia Joy has difficulty dealing with the way people are treating her and Michael; Joan finds it tough to bond with David; Roxy's truck stop nears completion; and Denise attempts to help Tanya cope with life without Jeremy.

star 8.00
71 votes
A Tribe Is Born

#8 - A Tribe Is Born

Season 1 - Episode 1

Roxy is trying to get used to her new life as an army wife. She learns that the community's first impression of her isn't the one she planned.

star 7.99
218 votes
Directors: Ben Younger
Writers: Katherine Fugate
One of Our Own

#9 - One of Our Own

Season 1 - Episode 4

Denise is put under stress but this time not from Jeremy's abusive behavior. Her husband's chopper and has been downed and she waits for news about him. A soldier takes Roland and Claudia hostage.

star 7.99
189 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Rama Laurie Stagner
Supporting Arms

#10 - Supporting Arms

Season 5 - Episode 8

Medical issues arise for Claudia Joy. Pamela is concerned about Finn and TJ’s relationship with Roxy’s ex, Whit. Roland and Joan move forward with plans to add to their family.

star 7.97
96 votes
Who We Are

#11 - Who We Are

Season 1 - Episode 6

Amanda Holden has returned to the post and seems to be renewing and furthering a friendship with Jeremy. Roxy's mother comes for an unannounced visit. Trevor is injured and his deployment is delayed.

star 7.95
176 votes
Writers: Dee Johnson
Command Presence

#12 - Command Presence

Season 5 - Episode 2

Pamela makes a decision on whether to join the Atlanta PD or stay at fort Marshall as an army war wife. And Claudia joy graduates law school Professor Chandler offers her a job at a law firm. Joan tackles a new job and deals with the stresses of that. Roland tries to see if he can find time for his wife in her busy schedule.

star 7.94
68 votes
Jackpot

#13 - Jackpot

Season 7 - Episode 8

Despite their best efforts, the tribe falls short of their fundraising goals for Claudia Joy's garden until Gloria discovers Holly has a hidden talent that could help them. Hector finds out about Gloria and Patrick. Michael unknowingly encourages Kat's daughter Hannah, a Citadel cadet, to switch from Air Force to Army.

star 7.91
47 votes
Would You Know My Name

#14 - Would You Know My Name

Season 2 - Episode 1

The bombing of the Hump Bar has everyone experiencing turmoil in attempts to return to normal.

star 7.91
206 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Soldier On

#15 - Soldier On

Season 5 - Episode 5

The aftermath of an unexpected loss leads to life-changing decisions for the wives.

star 7.89
76 votes
Hail & Farewell

#16 - Hail & Farewell

Season 1 - Episode 7

It's Roxy's birthday and her mother wants to plan a party for her. She asks Pamela for help with the party. Michael and Claudia Joy talk to Amanda about Jeremy and his behavior with his mother.

star 7.87
205 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Rama Laurie Stagner
The Art of Separation

#17 - The Art of Separation

Season 1 - Episode 3

Trevor wants to adopt Roxy's sons but her ex refuses to sign the papers. Pamela decides to reveal the truth about the babies' birth and Denise has had enough with Jeremy's violent outbursts.

star 7.85
191 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Onwards

#18 - Onwards

Season 6 - Episode 23

The tribe receives word that Fort Marshall is merging with an Air Force base. Kevin has a medical breakthrough. The troops have to redeploy to Afghanistan. Joan makes an important decision regarding her career. Charlie and Nicole decide to look into adoption.

star 7.83
96 votes
After Birth

#19 - After Birth

Season 1 - Episode 2

After Jeremy attacks his mother, she decides to learn defensive training with the help of Roxy. Meanwhile, Pamela has no other choice but to take care of the twins she just gave birth to since their biological parents are out of town. Joan's erratic behavior causes concern for those around her.

star 7.81
189 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Adjustment Period

#20 - Adjustment Period

Season 7 - Episode 11

The men return from Afghanistan, but not all come home unscathed. Holly is excited to reunite with Tim but he struggles to readjust to life on the home front. Quincy's injuries put his army career in jeopardy as Latasha continues to try to make ends meet. Gloria, worried Hector may have been seriously hurt, shows up to welcome him home while a disappointed Patrick looks on. Joan makes a decision about the Army War College.

star 7.80
51 votes
Winds Of War

#21 - Winds Of War

Season 6 - Episode 1

The tribe prepares to leave Fort Marshall and go their separate ways. Roxy has a hard time adjusting to the idea of moving. Amid the base closing, Joan is busy getting the fort ready for an incoming hurricane. Denise and Frank celebrate Molly's first birthday.

star 7.79
136 votes
Brace for Impact

#22 - Brace for Impact

Season 7 - Episode 7

After an awkward conversation with Jackie, Gloria decides it's for the best if she calls things off with Patrick. Denise tries to help ease the tension between Gloria and Jackie. Michael bumps heads with the new Air Force Colonel, Kat Young. Joan is reprimanded when she drops the ball at work to attend David's basketball game. Maggie attempts to bond with Caroline. Eddie and Patrick arrive in Afghanistan.

star 7.79
47 votes
Line of Departure

#23 - Line of Departure

Season 5 - Episode 1

Denise is about to meet her daughter-in-law but things don't go smoothly. Denise is meeting with Tonya gets off to a rocky start because Molly isn't feeling too well. They meet again for the second time Tonya doesn't trust Denise is medical training and isn't sure the diagnosis of colic isn't the right one for Molly. Emmalin goes to college while Frank, Michael, Trevor, and Jeremy are all in Afghanistan fighting the war.

star 7.78
67 votes
Domestic Maneuvers

#24 - Domestic Maneuvers

Season 6 - Episode 22

Roxy and Trevor get ready to leave Fort Marshall; as Gloria returns to her duties at the Hump Bar. Sophie returns to find Kevin taken his anger over his handicap out on her. Roland is still in hot water over helping Marcus. Now Roland has to figure out why Joan is against it. Charlie wonders if she and Nicole will be parents.

star 7.74
98 votes
Blowback

#25 - Blowback

Season 7 - Episode 3

Denise has her hands full when she agrees to watch David and Sara Elizabeth. Latasha, Maggie and Denise are brought together when their boys, David included, get into trouble. Jackie worries that Kevin is returning to battle too soon. Joan is surprised by her new orders. The wives turn to Denise for answers and support when news of an explosion in Afghanistan rocks Fort Marshall.

star 7.74
46 votes