The BEST Episodes of Army Wives

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2022

Network: Lifetime

The story of four women and one man who are brought together by their common bond — they all have military spouses.

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#1 - Damaged

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 2, 2013

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 8.22
51 votes
On Behalf Of a Grateful Nation

#2 - On Behalf Of a Grateful Nation

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2011

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

star 8.19
78 votes
Goodbye Stranger

#3 - Goodbye Stranger

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 26, 2007

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 8.18
175 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Katherine Fugate
The Messenger

#4 - The Messenger

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 22, 2008

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 8.09
204 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Only the Lonely

#5 - Only the Lonely

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2007

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
172 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Amanda Lasher
Farewell to Arms

#6 - Farewell to Arms

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 12, 2011

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 8.03
73 votes
Nobody's Perfect

#7 - Nobody's Perfect

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 29, 2007

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
175 votes
Writers: Dee Johnson
One of Our Own

#8 - One of Our Own

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 24, 2007

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
195 votes
Directors: Michael Lange
Writers: Rama Laurie Stagner
A Tribe Is Born

#9 - A Tribe Is Born

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 3, 2007

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 8.00
225 votes
Directors: Ben Younger
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Supporting Arms

#10 - Supporting Arms

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired May 1, 2011

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 7.98
98 votes

#11 - Jackpot

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 28, 2013

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 7.98
49 votes
Who We Are

#12 - Who We Are

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 8, 2007

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 7.94
180 votes
Writers: Dee Johnson
Command Presence

#13 - Command Presence

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 13, 2011

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
69 votes
Would You Know My Name

#14 - Would You Know My Name

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 8, 2008

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

star 7.91
210 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Brace for Impact

#15 - Brace for Impact

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 21, 2013

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 7.88
49 votes
Hail & Farewell

#16 - Hail & Farewell

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2007

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 7.88
210 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Rama Laurie Stagner
Adjustment Period

#17 - Adjustment Period

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired May 19, 2013

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 7.87
53 votes
The Art of Separation

#18 - The Art of Separation

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 17, 2007

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 7.86
198 votes
Writers: Katherine Fugate

#19 - Onwards

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 9, 2012

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 7.84
97 votes
Soldier On

#20 - Soldier On

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 3, 2011

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

star 7.82
78 votes
After Birth

#21 - After Birth

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 10, 2007

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 7.82
193 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Katherine Fugate
Line of Departure

#22 - Line of Departure

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 6, 2011

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 7.80
69 votes

#23 - Blowback

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 24, 2013

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 7.79
48 votes
Winds Of War

#24 - Winds Of War

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

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 7.78
136 votes

#25 - Disarmament

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 7, 2013

Gloria meets a new guy at the Hump bar. Jackie's son comes home with some surprising news. Denise and Frank celebrate another anniversary apart. Joan has a disagreement with Latasha and Maggie after the boys get in trouble again. Holly is disappointed when she can't talk to Tim after his squad is ambushed.

star 7.77
48 votes