The BEST Episodes of Wildfire

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 23, 2020

Network: ABC Family

Wildfire follows eighteen-year-old Kris Furillo who, after serving time at a teen detention center, is given the opportunity to start a new life. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer, who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch. Thrown into a completely new environment, Kris must learn to deal with the challenges of fitting in, while trying not to disappoint the one family willing to give her a chance. The Ritters are facing challenges of their own even as they reach out to help Kris. Patriarch Henry Ritter and his daughter Jean are in a critical stage of their battle to save the ranch from financial ruin.

Close Shave

#1 - Close Shave

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 10, 2006

Kris must decide between staying at Raintree or traveling to Europe to further her career; Baby Wildfire must be sold.

star 8.36
73 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Marjorie David
Loyalty

#2 - Loyalty

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 12, 2005

Tina Sharp leaves the Raintree Farm and rides for the Davis family, and Kris feels betrayed by Junior because their relationship is getting serious. Pablo and Jean finally decide that Kris should be the one to ride Wildfire. Tina dumps Matt, and his gambling becomes a major problem again, Jean then calls his father to talk to Matt. Dani meets the woman, Isabelle, who she thinks is her mother.

star 8.23
69 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Marjorie David, Stephanie Ripps
The Ties that Bind (2)

#3 - The Ties that Bind (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 26, 2008

Junior faces a tough decision regarding the wind-tunnel project, while things take a positive turn for Kris.

star 8.17
47 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Sandy Isaac
Nothing Takes the Past Away Like the Future

#4 - Nothing Takes the Past Away Like the Future

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 6, 2006

Pablo's past comes back to haunt him when someone comes to Raintree and tells him he has to train his horse; Meanwhile, Matt takes on a new job, which upsets Jean to no end. Isabelle stirs up more trouble, and does her best to prevent Ken and Junior from reconciling.

star 8.04
73 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Winston Gieseke
Opportunity Knocks

#5 - Opportunity Knocks

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2006

Kerry comes to Kris with an opportunity to audition for a hot sauce commercial. She wants to pass, but decides not to when she realizes how much the money will help her and Raintree. When she has no chemistry with the actor she must kiss, the director grabs Junior to play the part, and the kiss reignites their relationship. Junior becomes partners with Pete on his new club, and begins to get acquainted with his mother Isabelle. Dani buys two horses to start her own stable against Davis, and Pete is getting more involved in his family's life to the chagrin of Charlie.

star 8.03
74 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Stephanie Ripps
Love vs. Work

#6 - Love vs. Work

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 29, 2007

Upon learning that Avatar, Wildfire’s biggest rival, is one of Raintree’s new client’s horses and that Tina Sharp, Kris Furillo’s biggest rival, will be riding Avatar in the next big race, Kris and the Ritter family struggle to come to terms how to deal with having their biggest opponent train at Raintree.

star 8.01
70 votes
Directors: Ellie Kanner
Writers: Jonathan Abrahams
The Track

#7 - The Track

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 8, 2005

Foul play puts Wildfire in danger and sets Matt & Kris on a hunt for the culprit. Matt's troubles go from bad to worse when a gambling debt makes him part with a prized possession. And Dani gets unexpected support from Junior when she needs it most. In turn, she does something that surprises everyone, even herself.

star 8.00
74 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Jordan Hawley
Moving On

#8 - Moving On

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 15, 2007

After learning that Wildfire is sterile, Kris wants to get him back on the track but Jean and Pablo question whether or not she is pushing him too hard.

star 8.00
72 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Marjorie David
The Goodbye

#9 - The Goodbye

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 19, 2007

Despite Pablo and Kris protests, Matt and Jean consider selling Wildfire to help Raintree stay afloat. Meanwhile, Gillian and Junior end up bonding at Bobby's club one night while Matt and Kris are busy.

star 7.97
71 votes
Directors: Frank Perl
Writers: Jordan Hawley
Impressions

#10 - Impressions

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 5, 2005

Kris is nervous when Junior invites her to have dinner with his family. Pablo and Kris become annoyed by the TV crew documenting Tina's training. Todd takes a serious tumble from Wildfire. Jean finds out that Matt has been dating Tina.

star 7.97
69 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Sandy Isaac
A Good Convict Is Hard to Find

#11 - A Good Convict Is Hard to Find

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2006

Kris is put in an awkward position by a former inmate friend while she is helping out at a charity event at the prison. Matt and Junior decide to open their club without Pete, who is out of town. Meanwhile, Dani discovers that Isabelle lied to her.

star 7.96
73 votes
Directors: Rob Thompson
Writers: Jordan Hawley
Kiss, Kiss

#12 - Kiss, Kiss

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2007

Kris, Matt and Junior try to change Ken's mind when he decides to sell Wildfire's son Flame; Dani moves into R.J.'s trailer.

star 7.96
72 votes
Directors: Harry Winer
Writers: Sandy Isaac
Family Matters

#13 - Family Matters

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 30, 2006

Matt steps in to train Kris for a race while Pablo is out of town attending to personal matters, but all hell breaks lose on Raintree when Matt is suspected of breaking loyalties to help Dani train for the same race. With Charlie's help, Todd shows Jean that he can stand up for himself. Junior gets some unexpected help repairing damage to his club. Meanwhile, Isabelle shows her true motives.

star 7.96
71 votes
Directors: Frank Perl
Writers: Sandy Isaac
Fairy Tale Endings

#14 - Fairy Tale Endings

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2007

Kris learns what happened to Kerry while Raintree deals with the unexpected fallout of the Breeders' Cup win. Meanwhile, Dani takes over the Davis ranch, but that doesn't stop her father from calling the shots; and Jean welcomes home a familiar face after a death in the family. Also, Matt rethinks his destiny on the farm.

star 7.95
74 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Christina Lynch, Loren Segan
Close to Home

#15 - Close to Home

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2007

After Kris Furillo's trailer burns down, her sense of independence is tested when she has to move in with the Ritter family.

star 7.93
73 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Patrick Sean Smith
You Can Count On Me

#16 - You Can Count On Me

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 12, 2007

As Kris and Matt are get to know one another better, Kris gets a surprise visit from Jace, her half-brother. Junior purchases Avatar, and makes his first order of business as new owner to fire Kris.

star 7.91
70 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Andy Reaser
Push Me, Pull You

#17 - Push Me, Pull You

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 12, 2007

Gillian moves into the bunkhouse with Matt; Kris feels she and Wildfire are slowly losing their importance at Raintree.

star 7.90
71 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Christina Lynch, Loren Segan
Identity

#18 - Identity

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2005

When Kris has an opportunity to train with a famous female jockey, she neglects her school and work responsibilities. Matt's gambling problem is discovered by others. Dani renews her search for the truth behind her mother's disappearance.

star 7.88
68 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Stephanie Ripps
The Rescue (2)

#19 - The Rescue (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 20, 2005

Kris is a girl with a troubled past who gets a second chance when she goes to work at a horse farm. But being an outsider in a high-stakes world isn't easy. Her only friend is a horse named Wildfire. But when he's threatened she makes a decision that will affect both their lives forever.

star 7.78
104 votes
Directors: Steve Miner
Writers: Christopher Teague, Michael Piller, Shawn Piller
The Claiming Race

#20 - The Claiming Race

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 25, 2005

Kris promises to go on a date with Junior if he will stake a claim on Wildfire in an upcoming race. Matt finds out about Kris and Junior ""dating."" Dani learns that Bobby is married.

star 7.76
51 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Stephanie Ripps
Wildfire (1)

#21 - Wildfire (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 20, 2005

Raintree is a thoroughbred horse-farm. Pete, its owner, left the Ritter family and serious debt, but Jean Ritter is determined to keep it in the family, rather then sell control to the wealthy and well-connected Ken Davis. Her invaluable horse trainer, Pablo Betart, who once has a record too, convinces her to hire a new ranch hand- it's Kris(ten) Furillo, who needs the job to convince the judge to end her detention term for car theft and resisting arrest. Her horse-skills impress everyone, from old Henry and young but extremely astute Todd Ritter to the young men on the ranch, good friends Todd Ritter and Kenny 'Junior' Davis. After their best horse comes only fourth is a high-prized race, Jean doubts whether she can hold out financially

star 7.66
151 votes
Directors: Steve Miner
Writers: Christopher Teague, Michael Piller, Shawn Piller
Guilty

#22 - Guilty

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 2005

Veterinary bills and an impending IRS audit worry Jean; Kris gets a waitressing job; Matt falls deeper into the world of gambling.

star 7.65
82 votes
Directors: Nick Marck
Writers: Jordan Hawley
51/49

#23 - 51/49

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 20, 2006

During a terrible storm Kris, Matt, Junior and Dani are trapped together and a torrent of secrets and lies are revealed. Ken pits Dani and Junior against each other just to save his skin. Kris takes a chance, but can she regain what she's already lost?

star 7.62
69 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Loren Segan, Christina Lynch
Who Are You

#24 - Who Are You

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 27, 2006

Kris must try to convince an heiress to go give Wildfire a spot in the Breeder's Cup. However, Dani stoops to an all new low to ruin her chances. Tempers flare and a new romance begins to simmer.

star 7.61
72 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Winston Gieseke
So Long Pardner

#25 - So Long Pardner

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 26, 2007

Kris considers a lucrative offer from Sheik Omar with the fate of Raintree hanging in the balance.

star 7.60
70 votes
Directors: Bradford May
Writers: Christina Lynch, Loren Segan