The BEST episodes of Ratched

Every episode of Ratched ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ratched!

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.

Last Updated: 9/26/2023Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
The Dance
661 votes

#1 - The Dance

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

Writer: Ian Brennan
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Angel of Mercy (2)
678 votes

#2 - Angel of Mercy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

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The Bucket List
627 votes

#3 - The Bucket List

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writer: Ian Brennan
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Got No Strings
657 votes

#4 - Got No Strings

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

Directors: Jessica Yu
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Angel of Mercy (1)
706 votes

#5 - Angel of Mercy (1)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/18/2020

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.

Directors: Nelson Cragg
Writer: Ian Brennan
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Mildred and Edmund
620 votes

#6 - Mildred and Edmund

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

Directors: Daniel Minahan
Ice Pick
770 votes

#7 - Ice Pick

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writer: Ian Brennan
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968 votes

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/2020

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

Directors: Ryan Murphy
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