The BEST episodes of Critical

Every episode of Critical ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Critical!

One story, in one place, in one hour - a real-time medical and emotional roller-coaster ride in which every second counts during the most life-threatening hour of a patient's treatment.

Last Updated: 1/10/2024Network: Sky1Status: Ended
Episode 9
21 votes

#1 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/21/2015

The prognosis does not look good as the team attempt to save a teenage drowning victim. It results in a standoff between Glen and Clive. A bold move is made by Fiona.

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Episode 11
21 votes

#2 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/5/2015

There are some obstacles to deal with as the team tackle one of their trickiest cases yet.

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Episode 8
28 votes

#3 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/14/2015

The team feel the pressure more than ever when they treat a horrifically burned patient. Glen grows closer to Fiona, too, shedding light on his army days

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Episode 13
23 votes

#4 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/19/2015

Devastated by news of Fiona's engagement, Glen races off, only to be involved in a life-or-death emergency.

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Episode 12
20 votes

#5 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/12/2015

Stretched to the limit, the team hit the road to treat multiple victims involved in a traffic accident. Fiona, meanwhile, tries to keep her engagement a secret.

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Episode 7
29 votes

#6 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/7/2015

A shock is in store for the team when they treat an agitated patient who has been involved in a car crash. Glen delivers an overdue apology to Fiona, too.

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Episode 2
29 votes

#7 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/3/2015

Consultant Glen Boyle takes control when a woman is brought in with a fence post impaled through her face - and insists on opening up the patient when she starts haemorrhaging, uncovering a heart-wrenching explanation for the injuries. Amid all the action, Fiona struggles to deal with the fact that she's working with her ex once again.

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Episode 1
40 votes

#8 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/24/2015

As the action begins, a seriously ill man has been choppered in from a road accident. Vascular surgery specialist Lorraine Rappaport sets to work on the patient - but when office politics come into play, she is asked to step down, forcing hospital fellow Fiona Lomas to take over. But it soon becomes clear that she doesn't have the theatre experience of her colleague.

Directors: Jon East
Writer: Jed Mercurio
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Episode 3
35 votes

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/10/2015

Tensions run high as the team works to save a cyclist who was involved in a serious collision with a HGV, and with the patient flatlining, Glen makes a bold move to try to turn things around. Meanwhile, the surgeon comes to a decision about the status of his relationship with Fiona.

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Episode 6
29 votes

#10 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/31/2015

The tension between Glen and Lorraine continues to increase they go to the aid of a troubled patient who has jumped off the hospital’s atrium walkway.

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Episode 10
22 votes

#11 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/28/2015

The victim of a dog attack is brought in with the dog still attached to him.

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Episode 5
25 votes

#12 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/24/2015

There is confusion in the the operating theatre after Lorraine returns to work, taking control from Glen as trauma team leader to treat a woman who has a gunshot wound.

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Episode 4
28 votes

#13 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/17/2015

The team sets to work on a badly beaten man covered from head to toe in lesions and lacerations - and interests are piqued by the discovery of a serial number branded on the patient's arm, suggesting he may be a slave labourer or a victim of trafficking. However, as the man's temperature soars, the doctors realise they may be dealing with a dangerous, and highly infectious, disease - and the trauma centre is forced into lockdown.

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