The BEST Episodes of Cold Feet

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2019

Cold Feet is about three couples. Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley start the series about a year and six or so weeks into their relationship. The pilot shows this couple coming together. Jenny and Pete Gifford are a married couple that start the series with the birth of their first child. Karen and David Marsden are another married couple, and when the series starts they already have a child, and are thinking of having another. The three couples end up friends after going through the 'friends of friends' process. Jenny, Pete and Adam are friends, and Adam's relationship with Rachel pulls Karen and David into the friends relationship.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6

Adam meets his first love while on his stag weekend. Pete discovers that David has been unfaithful.

star 8.00
61 votes
Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8

Tina organises an eventful surprise party for Adam, which is attended by a few of his friends and lots of hers. When Pete and Adam nip out on a booze run, they find themselves staring death in the face. Pete is not sure that even Adam can talk his way out of this one.

star 7.97
149 votes
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

David opts to stay home and take care of his son rather than get a new job. Rachel comes back without a baby. Pete learns that Jenny no longer loves him.

star 7.96
54 votes
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3

Adam and Rachel discover their house is up for auction and financially out of their reach. Karen is shocked to learn that David is having a relationship with his lawyer. A tragedy has a devastating effect on all of the characters.

star 7.96
49 votes
Directors: Simon Delaney
Writers: Mike Bullen, Matt Greenhalgh
Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

David and Karen invite the other couples to a black tie charity dinner where David spends the evening networking, but Jenny gets drunk and starts a fistfight with his female boss. Meanwhile, Rachel reveals a secret to Karen.

star 7.94
65 votes
Directors: Nigel Cole
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 8 - Episode 6

Last in series.

star 7.91
45 votes
Episode 6

#7 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6

Karen's plan to go it alone pays off in more ways than one when a handsome young entrepreneur makes her an offer she cannot refuse. Pete's world falls apart when daughter Chloe rejects him. Already on the edge, could this tip him over?

star 7.88
150 votes
Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1

David and Karen have twins, and Adam and Rachel want children. Pete has to move in with Jenny, who has met a millionaire.

star 7.88
58 votes
Directors: Simon Delaney
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

Rachel and Adam undergo their first treatment. David and Jessica go for a drink and feel a mutual attraction.

star 7.84
64 votes
Directors: Simon Delaney
Writers: David Nicholls
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2

David seeks counselling. The owner of a strip club offers Ramona a job, and a nanny position has become available at a neighbour's house. Jenny tells Pete over dinner that she is taking Owen's PA job after all. Jenny is infuriated when she finds Jo, a drunken stranger to her, babysitting her child. Ramona hands in her notice, but when David sees her working in the strip club, he tells her to leave immediately. Adam sees Jane in town and is horrified when Rachel invites her round for dinner. Karen tells David to move out. Jenny leaves for New York with Little Adam.

star 7.82
62 votes
Directors: Tim Whitby
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 6

#11 - Episode 6

Season 7 - Episode 6

With her professional and personal life finally back on track, Karen meets attractive well-read builder Gareth, and after much deliberation agrees to go on a date with him. Adam and Pete find themselves cornered into holding a joint 50th birthday dinner. However, celebrations quickly unravel as a surprise visitor with an unexpected revelation threatens to cut the evening short - with Pete hearing some home truths. Robert Glenister guest stars, with James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst and John Thomson.

star 7.81
90 votes
Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Season 8 - Episode 5

Adam is enjoying his new relationship, but he is unable to help feeling jealous when Karen's head is turned by Dan the benevolent vicar. Jenny starts chemotherapy and gets a new lease of life when her cancer buddy Charlie encourages her to join the hospital choir, while Pete finds himself in a dilemma when Chloe - terrified her mum is going to die - asks him to formally adopt her. Homeless David takes refuge at the airport, but a chance encounter with ex-wife Robyn forces him to admit his plight.

star 7.81
42 votes
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

Pete kisses Ramona, Jenny takes a chance on Robert, and Rachel is told she is unable to have children.

star 7.79
57 votes
Directors: Jon Jones
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Karen has a midlife crisis, smoking dope, getting a tattoo, and shocking David's friends in the process. Jenny finds out about Pete's affair with Amy.

star 7.79
56 votes
Directors: Tom Vaughan
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Pete has to find somewhere to live. Jenny is sacked by her employment agency. Rachel and Adam are ecstatic when Rachel's period is two weeks late.

star 7.76
58 votes
Directors: Simon Delaney
Writers: David Nicholls
Episode 4

#16 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4

Adam has difficulty coming to terms with Rachel's death. Jenny arrives unexpectedly to Rachel's funeral with a surprise of her own. David has to decide between the two women in his life – Karen or Robyn?

star 7.76
49 votes
Directors: Tim Sullivan
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Adam and Rachel wage a territorial battle over whose place to move into; David and Karen hire a nanny and differ over the issue of having another baby; as Pete and Jenny anxiously await the birth of their first child, Pete's meticulous planning comes to pieces when he mislays his mobile phone.

star 7.75
137 votes
Directors: Declan Lowney
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 8

#18 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8

The group flies to Sydney for Pete and Jo's wedding. David books a hotel room with a view of the harbour in an effort to make a new start with Karen. Impressed by this, she emails Mark to tell him that the affair is over. Rachel meets with her sister Lucy (Susannah Doyle), who tells her she is screening men to father a child with, despite being a lesbian. Adam volunteers his banked sperm but Rachel talks him out of it. Pete meets Jo's rich father, Rod Ellison (Gary Sweet), who tries to pay him off after thinking he is marrying Jo only for the money. Pete flatly refuses. Mark arrives in Sydney, telling Karen he has left Geraldine to be with her. When David tells Karen that he wants the family to move to Australia, Mark reveals the affair, leading to a fight between the two. Adam changes Rod's mind about Pete and the couple prepares to marry. Rachel goes into premature labour and is given a caesarean section at the hospital. At the wedding, Pete is without a best man and the rings, so David and Karen offer theirs. Karen tries to talk to David after the ceremony, but he refuses and flies back to England alone.

star 7.75
56 votes
Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 8

#19 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

The day of Adam and Rachel's wedding arrives. David is forced to come clean to Karen about his affair.

star 7.72
65 votes
Episode 4

#20 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4

After the revelation of Adam and Jane's near-affair, Rachel refuses to speak to him, cutting up bunches of flowers he has sent to her by way of apology. David steps in, reminding her that Adam forgave her after she slept with her ex-husband Kris, and that nothing even happened between Adam and Jane. After making up, the two are introduced to Laura, a potential adoptee, and the three bond. Pete's mother Audrey arrives at his house and immediately begins cleaning and cooking for him and David. Jo walks out of her job when she doesn't get a promotion. Pete and David arrive home one evening to find Audrey sitting in a smouldering kitchen. She reveals her memory has slowly been going, and he decides that she should move in with him. After both reconsider, she moves into sheltered housing, taking with her a dog Pete got for company. Josh's standards begin slipping at school, so Karen and David agree that David should come home for his sake. When Rachel begins feeling ill, a visit to the doctor reveals she is pregnant.

star 7.72
64 votes
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1

Pete and Jo return from Australia. Their honeymoon is soon over when Pete's mum comes to live with them and Jo is forced to live with the memory of Jenny. A rift develops between Adam and Rachel.

star 7.71
66 votes
Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 5

#22 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5

Jenny is shocked when an old flame turns up at work, kicking off a chain of events that has irreversible consequences, while Adam picks himself up and vows to reconnect with son Matt after breaking up with Angela, beginning with a nostalgic trip to Piccadilly Records. David continues to claim ignorance of a dodgy overseas investment, but the evidence against him is stacking up and a distracted Karen is oblivious to the seriousness of the allegations being made against him.

star 7.71
159 votes
Episode 7

#23 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7

Rachel returns, ready for sex, but is worried Adam no longer finds her attractive because of her size. Karen meets Mark at a hotel where he has booked a room. She tells Rachel of her feelings for him and she tells her to do what she has to. At the book launch, Geraldine tells Karen that Mark has had many affairs before this one, though Mark later tells her he will leave Geraldine to be with her. Pete avoids sex with Jo, worried that she will not find him attractive naked. David's boss Natalie tasks him with making a list of redundancies. Hard pressed to come up with a good list, he puts everyone's name down, including his own, but accidentally emails it to the rest of the office. When the head of the company sees it, he fires Natalie and promotes David. When Jo's visa expires, she decides to go back to Australia, thinking he does not like her. He follows her and she proposes to him.

star 7.70
67 votes
Directors: Ciaran Donnelly
Writers: Mike Bullen
Episode 7

#24 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7

Adam is beginning to have feelings for Tina and suspects that she may feel the same. Pete and Jenny finally agree on a compromise with Harry's daughter. Still concerned about Pete's mental well-being, Jenny persuades him to attend a mindfulness class. When Karen discovers that David's finances have hit rock bottom, she notes that he could dip into the girls' trust fund, unaware that he has already done so. Can David sink any lower?

star 7.70
152 votes
Episode 7

#25 - Episode 7

Season 7 - Episode 7

Reeling from the revelation that Adam has cheated, Tina arranges a rendezvous with Sarah to hear her side of the story. Karen's feelings for Gareth are tested when she discovers that he has kept a big part of his life from her, while David takes matters into his own hands after a threat is made towards his daughters. Although in no position to do so, Adam offers Pete some relationship advice - with disastrous consequences. Indie singer-songwriter Badly Drawn Boy makes an appearance as a busker, alongside James Nesbitt, Leanne Best, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst and John Thomson. Last in the series.

star 7.69
91 votes