The WORST Episodes of Army Wives

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 28, 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.

Tough Love

#1 - Tough Love

Season 6 - Episode 15

Trevor's buddy Cory arrives at Fort Marshall with his wife to have surgery on his burn injuries; Hector tries to reconcile with Gloria; Jackie gives Claudia Joy lessons at the gun range; Denise attempts to move past the beach-house shooting.

star 6.95
39 votes
Over and Out

#2 - Over and Out

Season 4 - Episode 8

Joan is very anxious to return home after rebuilding schools in Iraq she hopes the news she will receive will be orders that she will be allowed to go back with her unit before she got injured. A broken leg could end Emmalin's dreams of being a professional hockey player. Pamela and Chase take the steps to change something in their marriage after their children began to sense that that thing is very bad.

star 7.04
47 votes
Writers: James Stanley, Dianne Messina Stanley
Drop Zone

#3 - Drop Zone

Season 5 - Episode 11

Claudia Joy is happy to have Emmalin and Michael back under the same roof, but it's clear to Claudia Joy that they both have something else on their minds. An incident on post reminds Denise how much she misses being a nurse. Pamela is worried when Boone is assigned to evaluate her job performance.

star 7.25
48 votes
Battle Scars

#4 - Battle Scars

Season 6 - Episode 16

Claudia Joy helps retired veterans with their legal problems; Roxy worries about Cody's depression; Trevor urges Hector to see a marriage counselor; Nicole gets upset when Charlie breaks the news of their engagement to Nicole's unsupportive mom

star 7.28
40 votes
True Colors

#5 - True Colors

Season 6 - Episode 5

General Clarke joins Fort Marshall and causes old wounds to reopen between Claudia Joy. Roxy is presented with a variety of opportunities with the possibility of Fort Marshall being combined with another base. Joan gets reprimanded for not considering combining Fort Marshall with other bases as a way to keep them open.

star 7.30
43 votes

#6 - Viral

Season 6 - Episode 6

Joan will be dealing with controversy involving her newly adopted son, David after he and a classmate get into an accident. The wives gather to support the family. The friendship between Claudia joy and Denise gets into trouble after the animosity between Jackie Clark and Claudia joy continues. Roxie and Trevor help a couple try to straighten them there relationship out.

star 7.31
42 votes
As Time Goes By...

#7 - As Time Goes By...

Season 3 - Episode 15

When Roxy and Pamela meet two older army wives, Elise and Virginia, in a nursing home, they get a glimpse into Fort Marshall during WWII. Elise and Virginia share their stories and relive their experiences through flashbacks. Roxy and Pamela discover the parallel challenges that army wives have dealt with throughout the years, while also seeing how society has evolved culturally.

star 7.37
41 votes
Directors: Tom Verica
Writers: Katherine Fugate, Bruce Zimmerman

#8 - Firefight

Season 5 - Episode 12

Emmalin and Michael's disagreement about their futures puts Claudia Joy in the middle. Meanwhile, Denise goes back to work, and Trevor contemplates attending Officer Candidate School.

star 7.38
45 votes
Strategic Alliances

#9 - Strategic Alliances

Season 5 - Episode 7

An Army wife facing deportation gets help from Claudia Joy and Chandler; Roxy makes headway with her plans for a truck stop; and Roland and Joan babysit Molly when Denise gets the flu.

star 7.40
45 votes

#10 - Casualties

Season 6 - Episode 8

The 23rd division is called to go to Africa where help is needed urgently. Tanya and another doctor work to save a wounded sergeant. Claudia Joy is back home dealing with her medical crisis, while Denise and Jackie pay a visit to the family of the sergeant and welcome them to Fort Marshall. Roxie convinces a rather reluctant army wife to participate in the family readiness group to make other self feel comfortable at Fort Marshall. Roland learns something about Charlie. Back in Africa the troops defend a medical clinic against a militia.

star 7.41
44 votes
Onward Christian Soldier

#11 - Onward Christian Soldier

Season 3 - Episode 7

Pamela tries to get her son's coach to use the better ways to teach the team sportsmanship. Denise and Frank try to repair their marriage. Joan and Evan are pitted against one another in a war games exercise. Haneen is a guest of the Holden's while preparing for surgery.

star 7.45
40 votes
Writers: Jennifer Schuur

#12 - Fallout

Season 6 - Episode 11

Roland meets a man, Marcus, who claims to be David's biological father. Michael investigates the incident at the orphanage in Africa. Jackie sinks deeper into her prescription pill addiction. The tribe rallies to help Jackie. Kevin reveals that Michael's investigation exonerated the 32nd, but Frank remains haunted by the orphans.

star 7.47
47 votes
Safety First

#13 - Safety First

Season 4 - Episode 11

Everyone on post is on high alert as Fort Marshall is on its 99th day without a fatality. Joan finally goes to the doctor and learns what is causing her symptoms. Denise is moved to dispatch duty at work and enlists Pamela’s help to locate a caller in trouble. Trevor proves his leadership skills and gains the trust of the new men under his command, including Jeremy.

star 7.47
47 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Bill Rinier

#14 - Countermeasures

Season 5 - Episode 9

Despite the sadness that she feels, Denise finds the strength to be there for Jeremy’s friends when they need her most. Things are tense between Roxy and Trevor as she struggles to find a way to tell him about the truck stop. Roland and Joan are determined to do whatever they have to do to adopt a baby, but a situation with one of Roland's patients leads them to consider other options.

star 7.48
44 votes
Ashes to Ashes

#15 - Ashes to Ashes

Season 7 - Episode 1

The people of Fort Marshall mourn the loss of one of their own.

star 7.48
56 votes
Hearth and Home

#16 - Hearth and Home

Season 7 - Episode 4

Joan is disappointed to be pulled from combat, but is trying to make the best of it now that she's back home. She's upset to learn that Roland still plans on taking the new job. Denise attends to Latasha's son when he is rushed to the emergency room. Gloria receives her divorce papers and on top of that must find a new place to live. Maggie and Eddie adjust to their new home, but the blended family continues to bump heads. In Afghanistan, the men are moved to a remote and dangerous outpost.

star 7.50
46 votes
Guns & Roses

#17 - Guns & Roses

Season 4 - Episode 5

As Claudia Joy as begins preparations for the annual mother's day brunch, Michael gets a visit from his aunt Edie and the reason for the unexpected visit comes as a shock to both Michael and Claudia Joy. Roland plans a mother's day party for his wife and gets a surprise he didn't expect. Trevor has an awful time planning the perfect mother's day for Roxy.

star 7.51
45 votes
Directors: Emile Levisetti
Writers: Karen Maser
From the Ashes

#18 - From the Ashes

Season 7 - Episode 2

The tribe tearfully comes together to say good-bye to a loved one. Roxy and Gloria befriend a young Army wife. Roland is offered an amazing opportunity to expand his research work, but he and Joan must make a difficult decision. A fight breaks out at the Hump.

star 7.52
58 votes
Hello Stranger

#19 - Hello Stranger

Season 6 - Episode 17

Pamela and Chase invite Roxy and Trevor to meet them in Miami; an arrogant doctor blames Tanya for a patient's near death; Jackie's daughter visits from boarding school for the first time.

star 7.53
40 votes
Blood and Treasure

#20 - Blood and Treasure

Season 7 - Episode 9

The tribe gathers for Claudia Joy's dedication ceremony. Denise gets caught up in an emergency at the hospital. Michael and Kat bond at a non-work function. Patrick reluctantly breaks it off with Gloria to keep the peace within his unit. Roland gives Joan an ultimatum. Maggie discovers Caroline has been lying about her whereabouts after school.

star 7.53
45 votes

#21 - Homefront

Season 4 - Episode 3

Claudia Joy hosts a breakfast for the Army Spouse of the Year Award finalists and the catty nature of fellow nominee, Lenore, comes out in full force. Roxy and Trevor tell TJ and Finn about the new baby. Joan finds inspiration with other soldiers at the hospital. Roland returns to work to find an unexpected guest, his former business partner Terrance Price. Emmalin cancels plans with her dad to help a new girl on post meet some of her friends.

star 7.53
45 votes
Directors: Chris Peppe
Writers: Bruce Zimmerman
General Complications

#22 - General Complications

Season 6 - Episode 13

Michael is promoted to Corps Commander, and Audrey tells CJ that she helped get him the promotion and she wants payback. Meanwhile, Frank questions his resolve as a soldier; Roland and Joan struggle with David's desire to spend time with his biological father.

star 7.54
41 votes
Duty to Inform

#23 - Duty to Inform

Season 3 - Episode 13

Michael and Emmalin are puzzled when Claudia Joy informs them that she does not want her friends or anyone on post to find out about her medical condition. Trevor begins his work as an army recruiter and finds the job is more challenging than he initially thought. Two weeks after Chase was expected to return home, Pamela begins to wonder why he hasn't gotten in touch with her. Demanding answers, Pamela camps out in front of the building where she believes Chase is being treated for injuries.

star 7.54
48 votes
Directors: Emile Levisetti
Writers: T.D. Mitchell

#24 - AWOL

Season 4 - Episode 14

The tribe adjusts to a "new normal" around Fort Marshall with most of the soldiers deployed. When Roxy sees a female solider get handcuffed and taken away from her daughter she asks Claudia Joy to look into the situation, as the head of the FRG. Claudia Joy learns that the soldier went AWOL and missed her deployment but that Grant Chandler has taken the case hoping to take the Army to trial. In Afghanistan, Jeremy is smitten by a nurse after they both attend a group therapy session. Featuring guest star Harry Hamlin.

star 7.55
40 votes
Directors: James Bruce
Writers: Karen Maser
Scars & Stripes

#25 - Scars & Stripes

Season 4 - Episode 2

Joan’s healing takes longer than anticipated, leaving Roland feeling emotional about not being with her. Roxy is stressed about the financial burden that a new baby will have on the family, so Trevor offers to get a second job. With the help of Claudia Joy, Roxy is determined to get the ban lifted on the Hump Bar.

star 7.55
45 votes
Directors: Rob Spera
Writers: Debra Fordham