The Best Episodes of Army Wives

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

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.

Goodbye Stranger

#1 - 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 8.58
57 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Bruce Zimmerman
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On Behalf Of a Grateful Nation

#2 - 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 8.40
48 votes
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The Messenger

#3 - 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 8.38
56 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Katherine Fugate
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Safe Havens

#4 - Safe Havens

Season 2 - Episode 13

Pamela becomes increasingly concerned when her stalker crosses the line by talking to her children. Roxy and Roland exchange words after Roland acts once he learns of Trevor's addiction. With Jeremy leaving for the first time Denise and Frank share an emotional goodbye. The Holden's get a visit from an unexpected guest.

star 8.19
46 votes
Directors: Lloyd Ahern
Writers: Bruce Zimmerman
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Would You Know My Name

#5 - 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 8.19
64 votes
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#6 - 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 8.18
40 votes
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Only the Lonely

#7 - 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 8.16
55 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Amanda Lasher
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#8 - 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
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#9 - Centennial

Season 6 - Episode 19

Fort Marshall prepares to welcome military dignitaries (Dr. Joseph Westphal, General George Casey, Sheila Casey) for their centennial celebration. Hector and Gloria deal with the repercussions of Penny's return. Roxy and Trevor worry over the health of their babies.

star 8.16
38 votes
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Casting Out the Net

#10 - Casting Out the Net

Season 2 - Episode 9

Denise reevaluates her relationship with Getty when she learns Frank is coming home on leave from Iraq; Roxy enrolls in Roland's class to obtain her GED; Pamela befriends a journalist who interviews her for the local newspaper.

star 8.12
53 votes
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The Hero Returns

#11 - The Hero Returns

Season 2 - Episode 5

Trevor returns home a hero but is conflicted about the praise being showered on him. Frank, still in Iraq, becomes increasingly worried about Denise's newfound independence, particularly her affinity for her new motorcycle. Denise's friendship with Getti (Seamus Dever) continues to grow. Joan's backup during her maternity leave, Lt. Colonel Evan Connors, arrives on post.

star 8.11
52 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Katherine Fugate, Bruce Zimmerman
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Nobody's Perfect

#12 - 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 8.09
56 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Dee Johnson
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Walking Wounded

#13 - Walking Wounded

Season 5 - Episode 6

Episode Synopsis: Claudia Joy copes with memories of Amanda; Roxy considers expanding her business; Pamela and Chase monitor their behavior in front of their kids; and Roland doubts his professional skills.

star 8.09
44 votes
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Truth and Consequences

#14 - Truth and Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 11

Joan finds out that Roland had an affair. Meanwhile, Pamela signs on as a new host for the post's radio station and Lenore Baker reveals more information about Claudia Joy's past.

star 8.08
52 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Bruce Zimmerman
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Forward March

#15 - Forward March

Season 4 - Episode 18

As Emmalin prepares to graduate from high school, Claudia Joy receives potentially devastating news. Pamela gets an unexpected call from Gina which leads her to question her future. Joan gets good news about her health. During an intense phone call with Jeremy, Denise goes into labor.

star 8.07
44 votes
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Thicker Than Water

#16 - Thicker Than Water

Season 2 - Episode 6

Betty learns that her cancer is advancing and decides to fulfill her life long dream of driving across country in a Ford Mustang. Increasingly nervous about becoming a father, Roland spends the day at the hospital's baby ward getting advice from Denise. Rumors swirl about Denise's friendship with Getti, when another nurse sees them together off post.

star 8.06
56 votes
Writers: John E. Pogue
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Hail and Farewell

#17 - Hail and 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 8.05
63 votes
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Post and Prejudice

#18 - Post and Prejudice

Season 3 - Episode 8

Joan and Evan compete against each other in Fort Marshall's annual war games exercise. Haneen's surgery is a success. Frank and Denise continue to work on their relationship. Pamela gives a young army wife advice on starting her own business.

star 8.04
45 votes
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A Tribe Is Born

#19 - 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 8.03
103 votes
Directors: Ben Younger
Writers: Katherine Fugate
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Murder In Charleston

#20 - Murder In Charleston

Season 4 - Episode 17

Pamela becomes involved in a murder case and is tasked with accompanying an out-of-town detective (Gabrielle Union) around Charleston. Elsewhere, Michael informs Claudia Joy he won't be in contact for several days because of a mission.

star 8.02
43 votes
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#21 - Disengagement

Season 3 - Episode 5

Roxy's hope for a grand reopening of the Hump bar doesn't go off without a hitch. Pamela is offered a coaching position on her son's football team. Joan wants to get her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, christened before her deployment to Iraq. Chase comes home early from his current deployment, but finds the hardest part will be adjusting to life back home at Fort Marshall.

star 8.02
41 votes
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Strangers In A Strange Land

#22 - Strangers In A Strange Land

Season 2 - Episode 2

Joan struggles with her decision to terminate her pregnancy; Roxy takes in Betty while she recovers from the bombing; Pamela is frustrated by Chase's ongoing secrets about his work.

star 8.02
57 votes
Writers: C.M. Nau
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One of Our Own

#23 - 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 8.01
75 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Rama Stagner
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Rules of Engagement

#24 - Rules of Engagement

Season 1 - Episode 12

A fight breaks out at the 'Hump Bar' where Roxy works and Trevor becomes worried, asking Roxy to quit her job. Despite Joan's statement that she wants to fix their marriage, Roland doubts her sincerity du to her promotion.

star 8.00
58 votes
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Fairwell to Arms

#25 - Fairwell 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
43 votes
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