Army Wives

The WORST episodes of Army Wives

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

Last Updated: 6/9/2022Network: Lifetime
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Last Minute Changes
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5.94
126 votes

#1 - Last Minute Changes

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/2/2008

The Holdens face major changes; Pamela questions her decision to marry into the Army; Roland must help a former patient; Frank remains overseas leaving Denise more time to question her marriage.

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Ashes to Ashes
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6.28
112 votes

#2 - Ashes to Ashes

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/10/2013

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

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Shrapnel & Alibis
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6.74
102 votes

#3 - Shrapnel & Alibis

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/27/2009

Consumed with guilt over the bombing in Iraq, Jeremy returns home. Joan says an emotional goodbye to Roland and Sarah Elizabeth. Pamela and Chase struggle to get along after she catches him in a lie. Trevor's hard work finally pays off as his first recruit is sworn in.

Directors: Gloria Muzio
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As Time Goes By...
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6.87
97 votes

#4 - As Time Goes By...

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/20/2009

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.

Directors: Tom Verica
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Dirty Laundry
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6.93
176 votes

#5 - Dirty Laundry

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/5/2007

Claudia Joy gets a visit from an old friend, Hannah. Hannah is going to testify in front of Congress about the death of her husband in Afghanistan, which may have been caused by friendly fire.

Directors: Joanna Kerns
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Fallout
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6.98
104 votes

#6 - Fallout

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/6/2012

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.

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Perchance to Dream
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7.02
129 votes

#7 - Perchance to Dream

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/4/2012

In the aftermath of the hurricane, one Army Wife fights for her life, another searches for a place to live after her apartment building is destroyed and Joan gets overwhelmed trying to manage the aftereffects of the storm.

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Over and Out
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7.03
159 votes

#8 - Over and Out

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/6/2010

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.

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Duplicity
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7.04
170 votes

#9 - Duplicity

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/10/2008

Joan is restricted to bed rest with pregnancy complications; Trevor is upset when his injury prevents his return to combat; Frank senses a change in Denise when he returns home from Iraq.

Directors: Tim Hunter
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Learning Curve
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7.04
127 votes

#10 - Learning Curve

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/18/2012

Denise welcomes someone new to Fort Marshall Claudia Joy feels uncomfortable around her and confides about the uneasiness an old friend. Rowland gets an interesting opportunity at a youth center. Roxy has to adjust to the challenges that come with being an officer's wife.

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Movement to Contact
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7.04
103 votes

#11 - Movement to Contact

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2011

Claudia Joy begins her first day working an associate to professor chandler in his law firm, but today takes an unexpected turn planned Claudia Joy is yelled at. Roxy feels that Pamela may not want to be friends with her anymore. Roland and Joan have to figure out where their daughter will go for preschool. A wedding shower is planned for Jeremy's fiancée Tonya.

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Transitions
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7.05
103 votes

#12 - Transitions

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/12/2008

Emmalin's pen pal could cause trouble. Denise finds a new friend. Roland becomes a stay at home dad.

Directors: John Terlesky
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The Best of Friends
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7.07
96 votes

#13 - The Best of Friends

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/11/2012

Trevor has difficulty adjusting to new houseguests; Denise encounters an old friend on the base; Pamela struggles with being so far away from Chase.

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System Failure
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7.12
99 votes

#14 - System Failure

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/8/2012

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.

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Viral
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7.13
126 votes

#15 - Viral

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/1/2012

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.

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Blood Relative
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7.13
128 votes

#16 - Blood Relative

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/13/2012

Denise offers C.J. her kidney, but Frank thinks it's too risky. Meanwhile, Roland and Joan meet with C.J. to discuss the legal issues surrounding David's biological father; and Hector tells Gloria she should quit work because he doesn't like her flirting with customers.

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After Action Report
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7.14
128 votes

#17 - After Action Report

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/29/2012

Denise notices a change in Frank after returning home from Africa and it begins to worry about his mood change. Jackie may regret taking over the duties of running the family readiness group duties by herself after wondering if she took on too much. Roxy and Trevor help a new family on the base with their money troubles. Tonya feels uncomfortable after bumping into Dr. Hansen while they were both in Africa and shared a kiss together.

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Casualties
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7.16
128 votes

#18 - Casualties

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/15/2012

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.

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Strategic Alliances
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7.18
100 votes

#19 - Strategic Alliances

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2011

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.

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New Orders
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7.19
157 votes

#20 - New Orders

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/13/2010

Denise and Frank help babysit Sarah Elizabeth while her parents are going for a bike ride. Frank suddenly remembers what raising a baby can be like. Pamela must adjust to life without the base privileges and realizes that without those privileges things are a lot harder to get. After looking at her grades for the recent exam she took Claudia joy becomes part of the study group that will hopefully help her argue all issues of the law instead of one side. Roxy and Trevor are trying to conceive but aren't having much luck. Roxy finally figure's out what may be the reason behind her inability to conceive, Trevor receives some news that will have an effect on whether Roxy and Trevor can have a baby right away.

Directors: Matia Karrell
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General Complications
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7.20
125 votes

#21 - General Complications

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/20/2012

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.

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Homefront
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7.20
130 votes

#22 - Homefront

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/25/2010

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.

Directors: Chris Peppe
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Guns & Roses
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7.20
129 votes

#23 - Guns & Roses

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/9/2010

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.

Directors: Emile Levisetti
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Onward Christian Soldier
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7.21
97 votes

#24 - Onward Christian Soldier

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/19/2009

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.

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Independence Day
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7.21
156 votes

#25 - Independence Day

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/1/2007

Marilyn, who constantly seems to be in Pamela's business, seems to have a secret of her own which Roxy learns about. Claudia Joy holds a 4th of July picnic at her home but the celebration is marred by the bad news Pamela receives. Joan considers retiring rather than face a court martial and Roland goes to Col. Holden on her behalf.

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