The BEST Episodes of Watership Down
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Network: YTV (CA)
The adventures of a warren of rabbits as they struggle to develop their new home & protect it from the various threats they face.
#1 - The Market
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 17, 2000
Kehaar becomes homesick of the Big Water and decides he must go and visit it, with the rabbits tagging along too. Smelling the glorious smell of carrots and lettuce, the rabbits wander inside a big farm van to nibble at the food. Suddenly the van drives off, and the rabbits find themselves at a market where they make friends with a pig.
#2 - The Stand
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 31, 2000
Hickory and Marigold finally make their escape from Cowslip's warren, bringing along some friends with them. Bigwig and his friends help Hickory set up a warren at Redstone. Unawares to anyone, Cowslip has been watching them and meets up with Woundwort. Campion warns Hazel that Woundwort will attack at dawn. Woundwort is disappointed to find Redstone empty and heads off to Cowslip's warren where he is almost caught by the shining wire. Campion, however, is caught by Vervain and arrested.
#3 - A New World
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 2001
Following the liberation (and destruction of Efrafa), the Efrafans move into Watership Down with Moss, the highest-ranking surviving officer, as their reluctant leader. Tensions are high as three of the other surviving officers try to bully Pipkin and end up getting into a fight with Bigwig. Meanwhile, Woundwort has survived and runs into two other rabbits in a swamp, letting them sink to their deaths in a mire after they refuse to swear loyalty to him. The Black Rabbit of Inlé shows this to Campion and tells him that his destiny is stop Woundwort, who "threatens the world of the living." Campion has a horrible vision of Blackberry in danger, and himself being threatened by a fierce green rabbit. Meanwhile, Moss and Heather decide to take the rest of the Efrafans to start a new warren elsewhere.
#4 - Escape from Efrefa
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 1999
Bigwig joins Efrafa and plans to help Primrose escape. Meanwhile, Hazel and the others are still stuck under the stone bridge with the Efrafan guards on top of it. They hatch a plan with Kehaar and flee towards the grounds of Efrafa. They meet Bigwig there and he tells them of his plan to free Primrose and Blackavar. After some time, they finally elude the Efrafans and make their escape on a boat, leaving Woundwort raging.
#5 - The Vision
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 1999
Primrose feels a little homesick for Redstone. Hazel agrees to take her back despite Fiver's warning that Redstone is empty. On the down, Fiver has another vision that one of their past enemies will return. Meanwhile, Hazel and Primrose are shocked to find that Fiver was right about Redstone being empty. The only one left there is Captain Broom.
#6 - Lost
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 7, 1999
Wondering the burrow, Hawkbit discovers a strange chamber and believes he saw The Black Rabbit of Inlé. Concerned, Hawkbit goes to check it out again with Hazel and Fiver, but they encounter a cave-in. Bigwig believes Hazel, Fiver and Hawkbit have been kidnapped by Efrafa.
#7 - Kidnapped
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 21, 1999
Bigwig and Hazel worry about Watership Down being wiped out and that they have no idea of Woundwort's plans. Deciding that they will try to get Campion on their side they find him out on patrol and ask him to join up with them. Things seem to be going well, until Pipkin is taken away by the river after attempting to swim.
#8 - A Tale of a Mouse
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 1999
Hazel, having had new babies, decides to take a trip to the farm with Bigwig, Fiver, and Hawkbit in order to find food for the baby rabbits. Everything seems to be going well until they encounter a dog and a cat. Hannah gets herself into trouble too.
#9 - The Raid
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 1999
Hazel travels to Nuthanger farm with Pipkin and Fiver to get some new hutch-rabbits to come and join them, in fear that if they don't have enough rabbits living with them they will be wiped out by Efrafa. Hazel heads for trouble involving a man and a gun. They bring back a new rabbit, called Clover.
#10 - Challenge to Efrefa
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 1999
Hazel, Bigwig, Fiver, Hawkbit and Blackberry all set off to help rescue Primrose and Blackavar from Efrafa. However, they get trapped under a stone bridge. Bigwig and Hazel have yet another argument and Bigwig storms off, forming a plan to rescue Blackavar and Primrose.
#11 - The Promised Land
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 1999
Seven of the rabbits from Sandleford Warren set out in search of the 'High Lonely Hills' that Fiver has seen in a vision as being a place of safety. Along the way they encounter many dangers such as the river and a dog.
#12 - The Shadow of Efrefa
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 1999
Hazel, Fiver and Bigwig decide to take a visit to Efrafa after hearing reports that Efrafa want to kill all outsiders. Hazel encounters General Woundwort and asks him a few questions, unaware Woundwort is set out to kill him. While there, Hazel falls for a rabbit called Primrose. After Fiver has a vision about Woundwort's past they escape, making a new enemy in the process.
#13 - Friends and Enemy
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 14, 1999
Certain that the Efrafans are getting closer to the warren, Hazel and his friends decide to leave false trails leading them astray. However trouble lies for Captain Campion as he has an encounter with a Hawk. Hazel helps Campion but puts his own life in danger when they both meet an enemy the two of them have never encountered before.
#14 - Prisoner of Efrafa
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 3, 2000
The rabbits find out the Efrafans have captured Pipkin. Woundwort begins to treat Pipkin well, in order to find out the location of his warren. Meanwhile, Hazel hatches a plan to free Pipkin with help from Campion. They manage to grab as many animals as they can in order to make his plan work, and in the end it works better than they expected.
#15 - The Great Game
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 14, 2000
Knowing Campion is still under arrest and Vervain is starving him to death, Hazel decides he must do something to help. The rabbits make a cunning plan to turn Vervain into a mad bunny! Afterwards Campion is soon up and running again.
#16 - Winter on Watership Down (1)
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 21, 2000
It's been snowing, and the grass has turned white. The rabbits plan on having a big feast, but with no food Hazel, Bigwig, Hawkbit, Dandelion, Fiver and Kehaar set off to find some. They become lost, and encounter danger with a fox and ice. A rabbit named Buttercup comes along and allows the rabbits to say at her warren, right near man.
#17 - Winter on Watership Down (2)
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 28, 2000
Unconvinced that Buttercup's warren is safe, Hazel and his friends decide to flee during night. However they soon find out that Buttercup's warren is harmless, and the men that live nearby are harmless as well. Buttercup lets them take as much food as they want and Kehaar leads them back home safely to Watership Down.
#18 - The Mysterious Visitors
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 5, 2000
Hawkbit, Fiver, Pipkin and Dandelion raid the farm and to Hazel's surprise, they bring two other rabbits back to the down instead of food. Bluesky and Raincloud both say they are messengers from Prince Rainbow. Hazel catches on straight away that it's a scam, but he keeps quiet. The two demanding rabbits tell Pipkin they can fly, which leads into a lot of trouble.
#19 - The Invasion
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 12, 2000
After a huge storm sheep are at Watership Down. For now, Hazel agrees to let them stay. After living with them for a while, he soon finds out they aren't friendly and they attract more enemies. Captain Broom explains what a sheepdog can do to get rid of the sheep. Hazel hatches a cunning plan to get the sheep of the down.
#20 - The Homecoming
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 26, 2000
Vervain, now a slave, escapes and manages to find Hazel's warren. Vervain tells Woundwort and Campion is horrified. Campion sets off to warn Hazel, and is then amazed by the beauty of Watership Down when he sees it for himself. Hazel and his friends set traps for Woundwort's arrival. It is love at first sight for Blackberry and Campion. Now begins the final battle, and Fiver's scary vision becomes reality.
#21 - The Last Battle
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 2001
The Efrafan Owsla flee the collapsing caverns leaving only Woundwort, Vervain, Moss, and a handful of officers alive. Realizing that not even the cave-in will stop General Woundwort from trying to destroy them, Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig make preparations to wage war on Efrafa with Pipkin recruiting all of his animal friends. Fiver meanwhile senses that Campion is not dead, and indeed the Efrafan captain manages to pull himself free from the rubble of the caverns alive but horribly scarred. He meets the Black Rabbit of Inlé, who tells him his time has not yet come and that he has a special destiny in store for him. Meanwhile Moss, seeing that Woundwort is going mad, teams up with a doe named Heather to overthrow him but the Watershippers attack Efrafa in full force.
#22 - The Nestling
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 2, 2001
The Junior Owsla and Kehaar help an orphaned Hawk survive, whilst at the same time trying to prove to Hazel they are responsible enough to go on solo patrol. What they don't know is that Hazel has been secretly watching them save the Hawk.
#23 - The Secret of Redstone
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 9, 2001
Undercover, Woundwort begins to gain the trust of the rabbits at Redstone Warren. He has to fight off his own allies in order to finally gain there trust. Meanwhile, Blackberry finds out about Campion.
#24 - My Fair Gull
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 2001
Woundwort works his way to chieftainship of Redstone. Meanwhile, Kehaar decides to leave the warren for good with his new mate Gluck.
#25 - The Eyes of Silverweed
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 6, 2001
Silverweed traps Fiver in a twisted dreamworld illusion, allowing him to invade Fiver's mind and see through his eyes to learn the location of Watership Down for his master, Woundwort. Fiver manages to fight off Silverweed's hold, but not before Silverweed deduces that Watership Down is "in the high hills, near a lone beech tree." Hazel realizes how dangerous Silverweed is so he and the others journey to Darkhaven with the intent of kidnapping him. Meanwhile, Campion and Blackberry have the same idea, whilst Granite becomes Woundwort's new second-in-command when he challenges Vervain to single combat. Vervain forfeits rather than face the stronger Granite.