The BEST episodes of Stella (2012)

Every episode of Stella (2012) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Stella (2012)!

Ruth Jones stars as a 40-something mum juggling the ups and downs of family life amid the chaos of her eccentric friends, relatives and children's fathers. Stella's world is populated by a wealth of characters including her best friend Paula (Elizabeth Berrington), who is a functioning alcoholic and funeral director. Then there’s lollipop man and youth rugby coach Alan (Steve Spiers), who has been in love with Stella since 1984 but who finds stiff competition in the form of dishy Sean (Kenny Doughty)... The brainchild of Ruth Jones, co-writer and co-star of the multi-award-winning Gavin and Stacey, Stella is a ten-episode family saga set against the backdrop of the Welsh valleys.

Last Updated: 11/18/2022Network:Sky1
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Episode 6
star
8.04
48 votes

#1 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2017

The day of Stella's graduation day arrives, but despite three years of hard graft she is not in the mood to celebrate as the divide between her and Michael has grown even bigger - and the return of an old friend isn't going to help much either. Meanwhile, Aunty Brenda is borderline hysterical when she arranges to meet her real father, and love is in the air for Nadine. Last-ever episode of the comedy drama, starring Ruth Jones. Last in the series

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Episode 10
star
7.98
60 votes

#2 - Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/2016

It's a big day for Stella and Michael and the family all turn out to celebrate. Also, Rob undergoes life-saving surgery and Nadine battles with a huge decision.

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Episode Ten
star
7.91
22 votes

#3 - Episode Ten

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/9/2012

Ruth Jones's hit comedy drama concludes as Luke prepares to move to Canada, while Stella must decide between Sean and Rob. Who will she choose? Last in current series.

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Episode 3
star
7.88
25 votes

#4 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2013

After back-to-back bombshells from the doctor and Sean, Stella feels as if her life is officially over, so Aunty Brenda gets her a job at the Bap Factory, hoping she will be able to bake away the blues. But her first day takes an unsavoury turn. Twinkle-toed astrologer Russell Grant is in town to open Karl and Nadine's salon, Dai and Paula continue to have problems in the bedroom and Emma fights for her man at Sunil's student ball.

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Episode 8
star
7.68
31 votes

#5 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/24/2012

The weekend of the stag and hen parties arrives, and while the girls head for a hotel and spa break, Dai saves the boys from a Grease-themed event by taking them camping in Brecon. However, Stella is devastated when she hears Luke is considering moving to Canada to live with dad Rob.

Directors: Sue Tully
Writer: Ruth Jones
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Episode 5
star
7.64
25 votes

#6 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/21/2014

Stella's nursing skills are put to the test after she accidentally shuts Michael's hand his car bonnet.

Directors: Ashley Way
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Episode 4
star
7.63
19 votes

#7 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2013

Emma and Sunil kiss and make up, but if Leah has anything to do with it the young couple may not be playing happy families for long. Dai's hopes of a quick marital fix also look bleak when Paula considers turning her night away from home into a permanent arrangement, and Alan is heartbroken to discover the rugby club is closing down. Luckily for the troubled residents of Pontyberry, help is at hand in the shape of Dutch life coach Peschman , who has some wise words of guidance and a unique form of therapy.

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Episode 5
star
7.63
19 votes

#8 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2013

Ashley Banjo brings Got to Dance to the valleys, so Ben persuades Little Alan to enter, hoping he can win the fame and fortune needed to save the rugby club from closure. The only problem is, the would-be star has two left feet. Can Bobby's choreography do the trick? Stella attends her fancy-dress school reunion, where she takes a liking to Rob in his Tom Cruise costume, while hopes of a reconciliation between Paula and Dai look bleak after a scandalous confession.

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Episode Nine
star
7.61
28 votes

#9 - Episode Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/2/2012

As Stella deals with the news that Luke is going to leave, Emma goes into labour at school, leading Stella and Rob to grow closer when they come to her rescue.

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Episode 1
star
7.60
30 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/2013

Stella and Sean are preparing for their new arrival, while Emma is settling into married life with Sunil. But domestic bliss looks like being short-lived for both mother and daughter when Rob's business dealings bring him back to Pontyberry and Sunil enrols at medical school - and soon takes to the boozy student life. Meanwhile, Dai begins working at the funeral home with wife Paula, causing untold problems for the couple.

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Episode 9
star
7.58
48 votes

#11 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2016

Stella is left with a heart-breaking decision after she and Rob finally get the chance to talk. Plus, Beyonce drops a bombshell on Michael.

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Episode 6
star
7.58
19 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2013

After the disastrous school reunion, Stella tries to forget her drunken misdemeanours and keep out of trouble by working at the undertakers, but there's nowhere to hide when she accidentally interrupts what appears to be a romantic date between Rob and Melissa. Alan has a nasty run-in with his ex-wife too, having learnt the rugby club is falling into the hands of a property development company. Never defeated, he's planning a counter-attack, albeit an ambitious one. Elsewhere, Paula and Dai's bumpy break-up takes an unexpected turn with the unhappy couple swapping traits - while Dai develops an unhealthy attachment to booze, his wife samples life as a sober singleton. (Mis)Guided by Peschman's spiritual teaching, Paula aspires to be a more generous person and offers to babysit Emma's son, only to fall off the wagon - well, the bus - and lose little Abrha on the way to his naming ceremony. Without the baby, there might not be much of a bash, but Jagadeesh's rendition of It's Not Unusual, plus the unexpected arrival of Luke's new foe, Lenny, really kick off the party.

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Episode 5
star
7.55
53 votes

#13 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/2017

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Episode 2
star
7.49
67 votes

#14 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2012

Stella ends up reacting badly to Emma's news, which causes a rift between them.

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Episode 1
star
7.49
59 votes

#15 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/2017

Stella is faced with a tough decision when Michael is offered a job in Dubai. Luke discovers a long-kept secret that's about to change everything.

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Episode 10
star
7.48
31 votes

#16 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/10/2015

Big Alan and Celia nail their fancy dress theme as they tie the knot in front of their nearest and dearest. Guest appearance by Gino D'Acampo as himself.

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Episode 4
star
7.48
58 votes

#17 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2012

Stella is pleased when her eldest son, Luke, returns home. Before long though he's in with the wrong crowd, leading to tensions with Sean.

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Episode 10
star
7.47
17 votes

#18 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/8/2013

Rob makes Stella a life-changing offer, but as chaos engulfs her family and friends, can she accept it?

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Episode 9
star
7.47
34 votes

#19 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/3/2015

Arrangements for Alan and Celia's wedding are in full flow as friends and family come together for their stag and hen dos. Zoe learns about Luke's debts.

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Episode 3
star
7.44
59 votes

#20 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/20/2012

After a local legend called 'Dick the Kick' passes away, Stella attempts to help Paula throw the funeral of the century for him.

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Episode 5
star
7.42
26 votes

#21 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/6/2015

Having given Michael the cold-shoulder treatment for a couple of days, Stella is ready to thaw and make amends - until she uncovers yet more secrets and lies. Luke's gambling problem looks set to spiral when he accepts cash from a stranger, while Dai Davies decides to run for the local council and hits the campaign trail - with Aunty Brenda as his spin doctor

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Episode 6
star
7.42
50 votes

#22 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/16/2016

The early arrival of Michael and BeyoncÉ's baby throws Michael and Stella's lives into turmoil. Over at the Frisky Fox, Nina discovers Carole and Jag's secret.

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Episode 7
star
7.41
29 votes

#23 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/20/2015

Stella is pleased after sister-in-law and best friend Paula makes a surprise return to Pontyberry. Big Alan is concerned about Celia and ex-husband Dan.

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Episode 9
star
7.41
27 votes

#24 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/2014

Proud parents Luke and Zoe get the ball rolling on their wedding plans.

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Episode 3
star
7.40
43 votes

#25 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2016

It's Stella who gets the shock when she heads to London to surprise Michael. Back in Pontyberry, Jag's mother Nina shows up and drops a bombshell.

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