The BEST Episodes of McLeod's Daughters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2019

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

Climb Every Mountain

#1 - Climb Every Mountain

Season 7 - Episode 8

Meg returns for Jodi's funeral with a shocking secret. Meanwhile, Kate investigates the murders of Jodi & Matt; Alex tries to prove how much he loves Stevie; Regan is surprised by what was left to her in Jodi's will.

star 8.24
21 votes
Directors: Richard Jasek
Writers: Michaeley O'Brien
Fool For Love

#2 - Fool For Love

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

star 8.16
25 votes
Directors: Roger Dowling
Writers: Dave Warner
Old Beginnings

#3 - Old Beginnings

Season 3 - Episode 18

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 8.14
22 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Denise Morgan
Lover Come Back

#4 - Lover Come Back

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 8.13
30 votes
Friends Like These

#5 - Friends Like These

Season 1 - Episode 21

After a grubby day mustering cattle, Tess is thrilled to see two friends turn up unannounced at the homestead. Simon (Murray Bartlett) and Briony (Alexandra Davies) are her best mates from TAFE. She hasn't seen them for yonks. They're fun, they're charming, they've brought their own food. And while they're still hugging hello they drop their bombshell. They've got a lease on the cafe they all dreamed about and they want Tess to come back to the city with them ASAP.

star 8.11
27 votes
Directors: Geoff Bennett
Writers: John Honey, Chris Hawkshaw
Lost and Found

#6 - Lost and Found

Season 6 - Episode 1

Alex is missing but soon returns with his new fiancée, Fiona and unknowingly breaks Stevie's heart. Meanwhile, Tess learns that Nick's remains have been found; Jodi finally reveals to Tess that they are sisters, but things don't go as she had hoped.

star 8.09
23 votes
Second Chance

#7 - Second Chance

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 8.08
25 votes
Directors: Ali Ali
Writers: Denise Morgan
Reaching Out

#8 - Reaching Out

Season 7 - Episode 5

Jodi is overcome by the mystery of Emma McLeod and the identity of her secret lover. Meanwhile, Alex is angry with Marcus for not revealing the truth sooner; Tayler finds herself in hot water with Stevie when she tries to do some extra work with the brumbies.

star 8.05
19 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Chris McCourt
Warts and All

#9 - Warts and All

Season 7 - Episode 12

Alex and Stevie are blackmailed into signing a pre-nuptial agreement, by Bryce. Meanwhile, Marcus buys a racehorse but soon finds himself in financial trouble; in an attempt to impress Moira, Phil buys the truckstop; Stevie takes steps to stop her from being only "Mrs. Alex Ryan".

star 8.05
22 votes
Directors: Declan Eames
Writers: Chris McCourt
The Life of Riley

#10 - The Life of Riley

Season 6 - Episode 17

After a group of brumbies are found shot dead, the girls of Drovers suspect a handsome stranger named Riley. Meanwhile, Sandra moves back into Killarney in hopes of carrying out Harry's legacy; Moira and Regan go into a fuel carting business together; Kate decides to find her inner daredevil to impress Patrick.

star 8.00
19 votes
Seeing the Light

#11 - Seeing the Light

Season 3 - Episode 16

Min Min lights are seen by Claire and Tess over Drover's. Tess is determined to believe they are a good omen, but Claire, restless and uneasy in the last stages of pregnancy, insists they're natural phenomena but trouble awaits.

star 8.00
24 votes
Writers: Ysabelle Dean
Wind Change

#12 - Wind Change

Season 2 - Episode 20

Tess is on the brink of committing to Nick.

star 8.00
27 votes
A House of Cards

#13 - A House of Cards

Season 3 - Episode 9

A thirtieth wedding anniversary is no protection for Liz when Harry, suspicious about Claire's baby, discovers an even bigger lie. Liz is preparing for her thirtieth wedding anniversary lunch, and Harry, still very much in love, has given her a beautiful strand of pearls. But it soon all starts unravelling. Brick's sister arrives and is unhappy at the thought of Becky moving on. Becky assures her she hasn't forgotten about him, but notes she's still into Jake.

star 8.00
21 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Chris McCourt
Where There's Smoke

#14 - Where There's Smoke

Season 3 - Episode 19

Meg is dedicating herself to her studies in order to prove herself at TAFE, and is thoroughly immersed in ‘Pride and Prejudice'. The misjudgements and misunderstandings of character that drive that classic echo through everyone's dealings at Drovers Run. Jodi is determined to succeed at the CFS training weekend despite feeling that Nick is not doing anything to help her. Her original enthusiasm is slowly destroyed as she is put through her paces and exhaustion sets in. A flirtation with another trainee, Toby, turns to animosity when she realises he does not want to be teamed up with a girl. She begins to feel that Nick is unfairly picking on her and pushing her to fail. Overnight she confides these feelings in Becky and Tess. Tess is quick to jump to Nick's defence much to Dave's bemusement. Becky gives a pep talk encouraging enough to propel her back to the second day of training determined to succeed.

star 8.00
25 votes
Directors: Ali Ali
Writers: Chris Hawkshaw
Great Expectations

#15 - Great Expectations

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Jessica Hobbs
Writers: Chris Hawkshaw
Call Me Kate

#16 - Call Me Kate

Season 4 - Episode 14

Jodi battles with what seems like the biggest decision of her life after Kate Manfredi marches into Drovers Run, while Sandra's pregnancy causes more sorrow than joy.

star 8.00
22 votes
Directors: Ali Ali
Writers: Chris McCourt
Love and Let Die

#17 - Love and Let Die

Season 8 - Episode 12

Jaz is surprised to find out from Lily that her dad, Frank, is planning to propose to her, and Jaz needs to decide how to deal with the situation. Meanwhile, the minister working with the dam comes to visit and Frank lets his unstable side surface.

star 8.00
11 votes
The Long Paddock

#18 - The Long Paddock

Season 8 - Episode 22

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 8.00
17 votes
Stripped Bare

#19 - Stripped Bare

Season 2 - Episode 16

Professional thieves clean out both Drover's Run and Wilgul, exposing some of the fault lines in the women's relationships.

star 7.96
23 votes
Directors: Karl Zwicky
Writers: Louise Crane
My Noon, My Midnight

#20 - My Noon, My Midnight

Season 3 - Episode 28

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

star 7.96
23 votes
Writers: Chris Hawkshaw
Body Language (aka The Bottom Line)

#21 - Body Language (aka The Bottom Line)

Season 3 - Episode 26

The Young Farmer of the Year contest comes to Drovers Run, bringing difficult choices for both Claire and Becky about the men they love. Drovers Run hosts the Regional Young Farmer of the Year Award, and Becky is surprised to learn that Jake has entered. He tells her he's going to win her back. They compete neck and neck and slowly Becky is won over by his persistence and charm and the old spark between them returns. When Jake asks her to come and live with him on the property he's leased, Becky is truly torn between the man she loves and Drovers Run...

star 7.95
21 votes
Directors: Ali Ali
Writers: Guila Sandler
Returned Favour

#22 - Returned Favour

Season 7 - Episode 6

Jodi has her hands full with a major decision when both Riley and Matt declare their love for her. Meanwhile, Stevie may risk losing Alex when helps out Marcus with a cattle deal; Jodi spends the night in the national park with Matt, when her horse is bitten by a snake.

star 7.95
20 votes
Directors: Andrew Prowse
Writers: Chris Hawkshaw
Knight In Shining Armour

#23 - Knight In Shining Armour

Season 7 - Episode 27

Heath proposes to Grace, at the same time that Ashleigh forces Grace to sell her heritage. Meanwhile, when Patrick's heart is broken by Ashleigh, Tayler steps in to pick up the pieces.

star 7.94
17 votes
Directors: Grant Brown
Writers: Greg Millin
Playing to Win

#24 - Playing to Win

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 7.94
30 votes
Directors: Kay Pavlou
Writers: Cathy Strickland
Bright Lights, Big Trouble

#25 - Bright Lights, Big Trouble

Season 8 - Episode 11

Grace, Jaz, Marcus and Frank drives to the city to present their objections to a minister that is responsible for the Dam. Meanwhile back at Drovers Phil is trying to patch things up with Moira and brings her a very personal gift that catches her by surprise.

star 7.93
15 votes