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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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".
#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.
#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.
#12 - Wind Change
Season 2 - Episode 20
Tess is on the brink of committing to Nick.
#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.
#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 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.