The Best Episodes of Our Girl

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

On the evening of her 18th birthday, Molly Dawes finds herself drunk and is sick in the doorway of an army recruitment office. She looks into the window of the office and sees a life-sized photograph of an army girl, everything that Molly isn't but wants to be - respected. The following morning, Molly finds herself back in the locale and steels herself sufficiently to go into the recruitment office. Truculent and full of self doubt, she takes the leaflets and is eventually persuaded to complete an aptitude test. No-one thinks she can stick it out, including herself. But slowly and surely, Molly is maturing and learning to believe in herself. She digs in and finds a strength that she never thought she had

Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 5

#1 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 9

The team struggles to meet Bones's expectations, but the new leader of 2-Section threatens to send one of them home and bring in another medic, putting Georgie's place at risk. The section are assigned to work in refugee camps to help the influx of refugees coming in from Myanmar, which have been set up by Barsha Chowdhrey, the wife of the local police chief. Inspector Chowdhrey is known for his hatred of corruption in the region and at a gala held for the Brigadier, Bones spots a suspect package placed underneath his chair, prompting him to leap into action.

star 7.95
22 votes
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

As she returns home from Afghanistan, difficult questions rain down upon Molly Dawes. Who will live and who will die? Can she ever pick up the pieces? Brave choices beckon for Our Girl as she faces her biggest challenge yet: how will she face her own future?

star 7.93
233 votes
Writers: Tony Grounds
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Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 6

#3 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 10

2 Section have the camp on lockdown as Inspector Chowdhrey explains that the refugee route might be being exploited by yaba dealers, a local drug coming over the border from Myanmar. When Georgie meets Maya, a sex worker and yaba addict who is being treated at the clinic, she starts investigations of her own.

star 7.91
23 votes
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

As Georgie continues to suffer from the effects of her recent kidnapping ordeal in Kenya, she throws herself into the last-minute wedding plans with Jamie. However, before the big day, Georgie is given one more assignment which lands her in greater danger than ever.

star 7.91
195 votes
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Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 1

#5 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 5

Georgie throws herself into her work training Nigerian forces in the fight against Boko Haram, only to find herself pitched headlong into danger.

star 7.90
20 votes
Episode 4

#6 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Worried about Georgie's state of mind, Jamie seeks out Captain James to find out whether she is in any danger. Meanwhile, Georgie reels after hearing the news that Abu is alive and closer to her than she realises.

star 7.85
200 votes
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Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Exhausted, Georgie can't wait to get home to fiance Jamie and her family, but the forces need her help first. Meanwhile, a desperate Elvis is forced to come clean, which shocks Georgie her to the core.

star 7.81
224 votes
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Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

The platoon is bored in Camp Bastion, preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan. Emotions ride high as both Captain James and Smurf declare their love for Molly, who worryingly finds herself at the centre of an illicit love triangle that compromises army regulations. Trouble finds Molly one last time as she becomes entangled in a raid against the Taliban - and soon the entire platoon are sent on a final terrifying mission as a consequence. Not one of our three heroes can afford to take their eye off the job, not for a single moment, or disaster will surely strike. James, Smurf and Molly know the rules. But isn't love stronger than army regulations?

star 7.79
251 votes
Directors: Richard Senior
Writers: Tony Grounds
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Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Molly returns home on rest and relaxation but she finds that her life and perspective on the world have changed beyond measure since she has been away. Her family can see that they are growing apart. When she visits fellow squaddie Smurf, they bond over their shared difficulties in this new domesticity and both wish they were back in Afghanistan. As they grow closer, Smurf reveals he has fallen for Molly. Unfortunately her affections lie elsewhere - back in Camp Bastion with the captain. This is a fact about which Smurf knows nothing.

star 7.79
238 votes
Directors: Richard Senior
Writers: Tony Grounds
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Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 2

#10 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 6

Georgie and the others wait to be rescued so a counter-offensive can be launched.

star 7.78
18 votes
Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 7

#11 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 11

As the camp is hit by a cholera epidemic, 2 Section are tasked with protecting Inspector Chowdhrey who is now a key witness in bringing down the leaders of the drug gang. Horrified when a gruesome message is sent demanding his silence, the Inspector fears for his family's safety and refuses to cooperate. When Georgie suspects that Barsha knows more than she previously let on, she hatches a plan to persuade Inspector Chowdhrey to make a full statement. However, it's not long before disaster strikes.

star 7.76
21 votes
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Captain James and 2 Section are horrified to hear what has happened, and the situation soon takes a turn for the worse. Will the team get to her in time?

star 7.76
223 votes
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Episode 1

#13 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Molly is over-the-moon to be sent to Afghanistan as a medic on one of the army's final deployments. But when she arrives she knows she needs to prove herself to her new platoon. Things take a bad turn when she fails to cut it more than once, but worse than that she has to deal with an old-flame who is part of the regiment and who makes her life harder than it should be. She gets no help or support from her commanding officer, the haughty Captain James, who doesn't seem to notice just how brilliant she really is at her job. The challenge is on for Molly Dawes to prove her worth to him. So when an unforeseen event puts a soldier's life in danger Molly gets to prove she's more than one of the boys, she's our girl.

star 7.74
351 votes
Writers: Tony Grounds
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Episode 2

#14 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Molly's friendship with little Afghan girl Bashira grows, they are totally soul sisters! But this new-found emotional bond takes a more serious turn when Bashira warns Molly about an impending attack. Should Molly trust the child? Is she all she seems? Meanwhile Molly's brilliance at her job begins to attract the attention of Captain James, who might be harbouring an attraction to her. What Molly can't quite figure out is - does he fancy her too?

star 7.70
258 votes
Writers: Tony Grounds
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Nepal Tour: Episode 4

#15 - Nepal Tour: Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

An exhausted 2 Section retreat to Kabul only to be ordered to support Elvis in a final mission to capture Omar.

star 7.65
105 votes
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Episode 1

#16 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

Lance Corporal Georgie Lane, an experienced army medic, joins Captain James and 2 Section on a humanitarian tour to Kenya. She has promised her fiance, Doctor Jamie Cole, that she will return home soon to marry him. 2 Section are posted to a refugee camp near the border of Somalia, and as soon as they pull into the camp, Georgie jumps straight to work when an IED explodes, harming many refugees. When aid worker Kicki is kidnapped, Georgie's determination to find her lands her in great danger.

star 7.62
241 votes
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Nepal Tour: Episode 3

#17 - Nepal Tour: Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

2 Section are in Afghanistan on a covert mission deep in the heart of the country. Georgie and Elvis are thrown together in extreme circumstances.

star 7.62
102 votes
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Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 8

#18 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 12

Georgie is caught in the crossfire when another attempt is made on Inspector Chowdhrey's life, forcing her to re-examine her feelings for her captain. With Chowdhrey's son Sumon still missing, Georgie persuades James to call in special forces. A daring mission is conceived, but 2 Section find themselves in a deadly shoot out with the drug gang to recover Sumon and halt the yaba trade.

star 7.60
20 votes
Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 4

#19 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 8

With the training exercise now having become a fully fledged rescue mission, Georgie and James are compelled to use every ounce of cunning and training to evade capture while they wait to be rescued. As Bones and his special forces unit lead the effort to rescue them without attracting unwanted attention, Georgie and James, helped by local teenager Ezra, must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. As well as evading capture, Georgie and James must also re-evaluate their professional relationship after James makes a stunning confession - a confession that not only forces Georgie to re-examine their relationship, but also forces James to ask if army life is still for him.

star 7.58
26 votes
Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 3

#20 - Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh Tours: Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 7

Recovering after the ordeals of Afghanistan and Nigeria, Georgie and 2-section find themselves in Belize on a jungle training exercise. Wanting to prove herself a capable leader, she leads a team against James to settle a score, but is forced to step up when events take a turn for the worse. 2-section retreat back to base to raise the alarm, while Georgie and James must work together to evade the wrath of a lethal drug gang who are operating close by

star 7.54
24 votes
Nepal Tour: Episode 1

#21 - Nepal Tour: Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1

2 Section are deployed on a humanitarian mission to Nepal after an earthquake, where Georgie's patience is tested by a new recruit.

star 7.43
129 votes
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Nepal Tour: Episode 2

#22 - Nepal Tour: Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

When some children are abducted from the village, Georgie leads a rescue mission to Kathmandu.

star 7.43
115 votes
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