The BEST Episodes of Ratched

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Network: Netflix

In 1947, Nurse Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital, but her experiences there turn her into a full-fledged monster.

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The Dance

#1 - The Dance

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Promoted to head nurse, Ratched plans a dance at the hospital and invites Gwendolyn to be her companion. Lenore makes Ratched an offer.

star 7.75
610 votes
Writers: Ian Brennan
Angel of Mercy (2)

#2 - Angel of Mercy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Ratched helps Edmund find an outlet for his urges and offers her services to Wainwright. Tired of living a lie, Gwendolyn leaves her husband.

star 7.71
628 votes
Writers: Evan Romansky
The Bucket List

#3 - The Bucket List

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Rivals put a plan into action as secrets from the past surface, and Hanover takes a risk that pays off for Ratched.

star 7.71
577 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Ian Brennan
Got No Strings

#4 - Got No Strings

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Lovers on the lam seek refuge at an abandoned farmhouse. When Ratched attends a marionette show, traumatic childhood memories come rushing back.

star 7.64
606 votes
Directors: Jessica Yu
Writers: Ian Brennan, Jennifer Salt
Angel of Mercy (1)

#5 - Angel of Mercy (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

When a woman from his past puts a price on his head, Hanover reveals a dark secret to Ratched. Nurse Bucket administers a brutal treatment.

star 7.63
656 votes
Directors: Nelson Cragg
Writers: Ian Brennan
Mildred and Edmund

#6 - Mildred and Edmund

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

One month later, Ratched fights to save Edmund from the electric chair while dreaming of a new life with Gwendolyn.

star 7.57
572 votes
Directors: Daniel Minahan
Writers: Evan Romansky, Ian Brennan, Jennifer Salt
Ice Pick

#7 - Ice Pick

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Hanover demonstrates a cutting-edge procedure. Ratched visits a survivor of Edmund's massacre and joins Gwendolyn on an outing in Monterey.

star 7.49
716 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Ian Brennan

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 2020

Nurse Mildred Ratched seeks employment at Lucia State Hospital as it prepares to admit a new psychiatric patient: notorious killer Edmund Tolleson.

star 7.44
894 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Evan Romansky