The BEST Episodes of McLeod's Daughters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Network: Nine Network

Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.

Bringing Up Wombat

#1 - Bringing Up Wombat

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 14, 2008

After the tragedy, Stevie decides to leave Drovers and move to Killarney. Meanwile, the girls at Drovers have started a baby name sweep for Wombat; Stevie begins implementing the breeding plan Alex and Nick were working on in Argentina; Grace tries to figure out what her feelings for Marcus are, after their kiss.

star 9.13
46 votes
Lover Come Back

#2 - Lover Come Back

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 6, 2002

Tess is obsessed with her new psychology theory - the three levels of why. Armed with one of her mother's old psychology textbooks she figures if she can real reason for people's actions, then everything will be sorted. But all the psychology in the world can't explain why Alex isn't as romantic as she would like him to be, why Becky and Jodi are at each other's throats, or why Loverboy - the bull Claire sells to Nick - keeps breaking out of Nick's yards and returning to Drovers Run.

star 8.98
61 votes
The Long Paddock

#3 - The Long Paddock

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 4, 2008

Grace finally finds someone willing to carry their cattle, but this involves a two day journey for the girls. Meanwhile, Stevie worries that she can't handle the farm without Alex. A love triangle blooms between Jaz, Ben and Ben's ex, Monique. Meanwhile, Grace decides to tell Marcus the truth about Ingrid.

star 8.58
48 votes
Into Thin Air

#4 - Into Thin Air

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 30, 2008

Ingrid is becoming more and more anxious about Paul's presence and it's affecting her work. Meanwhile, Marcus, Ben and the girls realize Paul's true side so they start making a plan to get rid of him for good.

star 8.49
43 votes
Close Enough to Touch

#5 - Close Enough to Touch

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2008

Alex returns from Argentina and his reunion with Stevie begins wonderfully, but soon turns ominious after Stevie has a tragedy-filled dream.

star 8.39
46 votes
My Noon, My Midnight

#6 - My Noon, My Midnight

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 15, 2003

Tragedy befalls Drover's Run, in the wake of celebration, as the lives of all connected with Drover's are turned upside down.

star 8.29
83 votes
Writers: Chris Hawkshaw
The Bridle Waltz

#7 - The Bridle Waltz

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 15, 2002

Becky realises that she has no choice but to tell Claire that Peter is married and Tess accepts a partnership in the city.

star 8.28
85 votes
The Itallian Stallion

#8 - The Itallian Stallion

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 27, 2002

Love is in the air over Drovers Run. When Alberto, an itinerant, good looking young Italian rescues Jodi from a rampant steer she falls hopelessly in love with him. At first Meg isn't too worried as Alberto will be moving on. Before he can leave however, he saves Jodi yet again, this time from a snake, incurring a snakebite himself in the process. While he is recuperating, love starts to bloom between him and Jodi. Which is exactly what Claire is hoping would be happening between her mare (Blaze) and Harry's stallion (Wildfire).

star 8.25
91 votes
Time Frames

#9 - Time Frames

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 24, 2003

Has Sandra overstepped the mark with Harry? Tess's biopsy brings unexpected consequences. And, who's Jodi's secret admirer?

star 8.25
81 votes
Directors: Ali Ali
Writers: Katherine Thomson
Playing to Win

#10 - Playing to Win

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 5, 2001

The sudden death of local farmer Max Martin alarms Harry, prompting inner fears of his own mortality, and a sudden outward drive to defy whatever fate may have in store by pursuing instant and rapid expansion of his property. Meanwhile Claire and Tess come across an accident involving one of their own with dramatic consequences for the Ryans.

star 8.22
146 votes
Directors: Kay Pavlou
Writers: Cathy Strickland
No Man's Land

#11 - No Man's Land

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 9, 2005

Sally and Harrison now living at Wilgul threatens Tess's marriage; she escapes on an overnight muster only to be faced with a life and death situation she herself causes. During the muster, the girls of Drovers Run find a novel way to pass the time. They ask each other whom, out of each of them, they would date if they were a guy. However, Stevie is far from impressed when no one nominates her - with Kate and Jodi employing a strange way to make their boss feel better! Meanwhile, Alex and Dave are concerned about Harry's state of mind since Sandra left.

star 8.21
85 votes
Who's the Boss?

#12 - Who's the Boss?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 5, 2001

Claire buys a pen of undernourished sheep from the stock sales, leaving Tess to question her judgment. When the truck transporting them breaks down, the girls are left to drove the ailing sheep home. Meanwhile, Jodi's exam results bring a surprise conclusion.

star 8.21
96 votes
Directors: Kay Pavlou
Writers: Chris Haywood, Sarah Smith
Three's a Crowd

#13 - Three's a Crowd

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 8, 2002

As Tess feels increasingly isolated from Claire, she works hard to bring Nick and Alex back together, an effort which backfires when she lets a Ryan family secret out of the bag.

star 8.21
82 votes
No More Mr Nice Guy

#14 - No More Mr Nice Guy

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 9, 2002

On the eve of the Gungellan Show, Claire and Tess are shocked to learn Drovers Run is being reposessed... but there's a greater surprise to come; Claire has an announcement. Becky is happy that Brick is finally coming home, only to be face a dissapointment... again.

star 8.20
82 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Sarah Smith
Little White Lies

#15 - Little White Lies

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 16, 2005

The women of Drovers take on the big boys of the sheep industry at the annual Wool Expo. As Nick's web of lies about Sally and the baby come undone Tess makes her feelings clear leaving him no choice but to leave Drover's Run and his wife behind.

star 8.16
83 votes
Directors: Richard Jasek
Writers: Rick Held
If the Boot Fits...

#16 - If the Boot Fits...

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 28, 2001

When Claire attends a seminar on Artificial Insemination with Alex she leaves Tess in charge of Drovers Run. In spite of a few doubts, Claire gives her a new pair of boots to honour the occasion. Claire and Alex endure a three hour drive to Fisher together only to be involved in a bingle with Peter Johnson who is running the seminar. He assumes Alex and Claire are a married couple and manages to rile Claire even more.

star 8.14
92 votes
Directors: Kay Pavlou
Writers: Cathy Strickland
To Catch a Thief

#17 - To Catch a Thief

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 8, 2003

Tess's upcoming operation has thoughts of mortality creeping in so she begins to write a letter to Charlotte so that her niece can know her should Tess no longer be around. Claire reminiscences when an old friend turns up unexpectedly.

star 8.13
112 votes
Writers: Christina Milligan
The Road Home

#18 - The Road Home

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 26, 2003

Becky's search for Brick comes to an end while Jodi's dream of a big wedding causes tension.

star 8.10
87 votes
Directors: Bill Hughes
Writers: Giula Sandler
Reality Bites

#19 - Reality Bites

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 26, 2001

Claire feels threatened when she uncovers certain evidence about Jack. Meanwhile, Meg and Claire discover more about Becky's home life when she temporarily returns to work at her parent's truck shop.

star 8.04
95 votes
Directors: Donald Crombie
Writers: Margaret Wilson
Fool For Love

#20 - Fool For Love

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 28, 2004

Stevie's ex husband arrives at Drovers with some surprising news - their divorce never went through, he's here to win her back.

star 8.03
114 votes
Directors: Roger Dowling
Writers: Dave Warner
Girls Night Out

#21 - Girls Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 13, 2002

A good sale at the sheep sales and the girls are ready to celebrate. A night at the pub, a bit of Karaoke perhaps, all the signs of a great ""Girls Night Out"". But things don't go as planned when it is revealed that the new barmaid, Kimmy, has been copping the same abuse Becky fell victim to at the hands of Brian. Resolving that something must be done and it must be done without Claire's knowledge, the decision is made to wait until closing and see if they can catch Brian fair and square.

star 8.01
90 votes
Directors: Kay Pavlou
Writers: Louise Crane
Second Chance

#22 - Second Chance

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 12, 2004

Drastic changes are about to happen when Meg's sister, Celia, pays a visit and Meg takes a long hard look at her future.

star 8.01
114 votes
Directors: Ali Ali
Writers: Denise Morgan
Old Beginnings

#23 - Old Beginnings

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 6, 2003

Claire is having a naming ceremony for Charlotte Prudence McLeod with her friends and family when Peter arrives. Claire has written to him after the birth, telling him he is a father. Peter is justifiably angry. Not only did Claire and Alex lie to him as to who was the father, but Claire did not advise him until after the birth. Without Claire's knowledge Becky and Jodi leave the sheep on Harry Ryan's property for the night. But during the night they are sheared and the is wool stolen. Becky and Jodi investigate only to find that it's Craig who owes money from gambling.

star 7.99
109 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Denise Morgan
Great Expectations

#24 - Great Expectations

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 10, 2004

Stevie uncovers a dying man's secret, and some secrets of her own are ready to rock Drovers Run.

star 7.98
116 votes
Directors: Jessica Hobbs
Writers: Chris Hawkshaw
Wind Change

#25 - Wind Change

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 2, 2002

Tess is on the brink of committing to Nick.

star 7.98
114 votes