The BEST Episodes of McLeod's Daughters
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2020
Network: Nine Network
Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - 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?
#9 - 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).
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - Where There's Smoke
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 13, 2003
Meg is dedicating herself to her studies in order to prove herself at TAFE, and is thoroughly immersed in â€˜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.