The BEST episodes written by John Ridley

Red Reef
158 votes

#1 - Red Reef

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 13

In an explosive series climax, Mike and his crew takes extreme action to thwart an oil smuggling conspiracy and avenge ET's murder. Nikki risks everything to uncover the truth about ET's final moments. Kate is trapped in a deadly showdown with one of ET's killers.

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No More, Forever
71 votes

#2 - No More, Forever

Third Watch - Season 5 - Episode 15

Steeper continues his by-the-books command style and goes head-to-head with Kim when Doc doesn't report for duty on time; Sasha can't find her off-duty weapon the morning after Doc's party; Faith returns to duty at the front desk despite Fred's wanting her to remain on disability, and discovers that Bosco has lied to her about Swersky's not allowing them to be partners; a panicky Nardo kidnaps Rose and then Bosco in a futile attempt to prove that he wasn't a rat, and makes a shocking choice when he realizes that his days as a mobster have come to an end; to the horror of the squads, Doc takes extreme measures to prevent Steeper from closing the house, and forces Carlos and Kim to risk their lives to do the right thing; Sully returns a favor by reaching out and saving his friend's life in Doc's hour of greatest need.

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Episode 19
34 votes

#3 - Episode 19

Rush - Season 3 - Episode 19

The team find themselves in unfamiliar territory when Christian is taken hostage during a siege at an army barracks. Christian's philosophies are challenged when his captor forces him to choose between killing a guilty life or saving an innocent one.

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174 votes

#4 - Legacy

Wentworth - Season 9 - Episode 10

In the final countdown, the fate of everyone is uncertain.

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Half Life
166 votes

#5 - Half Life

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 7

The crew is exposed to toxic radiation during a daring rescue at an abandoned nuclear test site. Swain's courage is called into question, when he opts out of a high-risk rescue operation and Charge uncovers a military conspiracy over nuclear testing and a long lost B-25 bomber.

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Oh Danny Boy
137 votes

#6 - Oh Danny Boy

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 6

Hammersley is tasked with protecting a shipment of nuclear waste from a terrorist attack. When a bomb is discovered on board, Robert and 2 Dads must set aside their differences to save Hammersley. Buffer falls victim to a practical joke and Robert is tricked into going on a drunken date, with disastrous results.

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The Self-Importance of Being Carlos
133 votes

#7 - The Self-Importance of Being Carlos

Third Watch - Season 2 - Episode 17

Doc and Carlos attend a stress debriefing; Carlos meets up with Bosco when he's ordered to attend sensitivity training.

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Under Siege (1)
313 votes

#8 - Under Siege (1)

Wentworth - Season 7 - Episode 9

Marie enacts her plan to bust out of Wentworth, while Liz spirals into a psychotic meltdown.

Starcrossed (2)
401 votes

#9 - Starcrossed (2)

Justice League - Season 2 - Episode 25

The League manage to escape and take refuge at Wayne Manor, while the Thanagarians scout the planet for them and realize their master plan for Earth.

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Precious Cargo
173 votes

#10 - Precious Cargo

Sea Patrol - Season 1 - Episode 6

The crew uncovers a people smuggling racket, when they almost collide with a floating shipping container full of North Korean refugees. The Hammersley races to capture the smugglers’ ship and save the lives of their human cargo. Kate is wooed by a charming civilian sailor. Meanwhile, Mike is determined to solve the mystery of Ursula’s disappearance.

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Enemy Mine
90 votes

#11 - Enemy Mine

Rescue Special Ops - Season 2 - Episode 1

Dean and the team are back, and they risk their lives to save a miner trapped in an underground disaster. Michelle fears for her team's safety when Vince uncovers a criminal conspiracy at the gold mine, and Vince is tempted by a lucrative job offer to leave Special Ops.

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One Eye Open
167 votes

#12 - One Eye Open

Wentworth - Season 9 - Episode 6

Ferguson continues to manipulate Eve in her revenge plan on Jake, and Marie discovers Rita is a cop.

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Dutch Courage
161 votes

#13 - Dutch Courage

Sea Patrol - Season 4 - Episode 9

There is something strange about the suspected foreign fishing vessel that a crew from Hammersley boards in the Timor Sea. On the deck are four Australian men who claim to be on a fishing trip, but Dutchy is suspicious of a fishing boat that seems to be carrying no bait, no nets, no fish and without any "blood and guts" on the deck. Further investigation reveals a cargo of illicit alcohol — and results in the XO being held hostage with a machete at her throat while the rest of her crew is sent packing.

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In Too Deep
272 votes

#14 - In Too Deep

Sea Patrol - Season 4 - Episode 16

Mike is tortured and faces death when he is captured by a ruthless gang of drug traffickers. Dutchy and the crew vow revenge when one of their mates is presumed murdered. After realising she has no romantic future with Mike, Kate makes a fateful decision about her career.

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The Living and the Dead
402 votes

#15 - The Living and the Dead

Wentworth - Season 3 - Episode 11

When Fletch follows Bea's instructions to use Jianna as a means to unsettle Ferguson, he unwittingly sets Vera up to take the fall. Vera, for her part, is consumed with a desire for revenge against Lucy for infecting her with Hep C. Meanwhile, Bea's manipulations of Fletch result in him finally recovering his memory and alerting Will, who is on the verge of being arrested for Harry's murder, to the truth behind Ferguson's manipulations. As the forces align against Ferguson, she begins to unravel, realising she is in a fight of her life, professionally and personally.

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165 votes

#16 - Collateral

Wentworth - Season 9 - Episode 7

Allie makes a pact with Vera and Will that has devastating personal consequences, while a crucial step in Boomer's quest for motherhood is achieved.

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Episode 6
70 votes

#17 - Episode 6

Bite Club - Season 1 - Episode 6

Dan becomes the prime suspect in the serial killer case when Stephen plants evidence in his home. Zoe struggles with her feelings for Dan and her engagement to Kristof.

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1000 votes

#18 - Scars

Wentworth - Season 5 - Episode 1

Vera and Ferguson must deal with the fallout from the attack on Bea and Franky's past comes back to haunt her.

Episode 5
69 votes

#19 - Episode 5

Bite Club - Season 1 - Episode 5

Zoe and Dan investigate two brothers for the murder of their parents. Stephen joins a new strike force hunting for the serial killer.

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The Reckoning
167 votes

#20 - The Reckoning

Wentworth - Season 9 - Episode 9

In the aftermath of Rita's exposure as a cop, the family fights for survival while Ann continues to unravel.

Soldiers of Fortune
194 votes

#21 - Soldiers of Fortune

Sea Patrol - Season 2 - Episode 13

Buffer becomes a marked man after providing evidence allowing the Hammersley team to arrest Ray Walsman, and among a team of UN observers later taken on board, is one man with murderous intent. Walsman meanwhile has escaped, but a quick thinking Mike has him back in custody.

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Night of the Long Knives
196 votes

#22 - Night of the Long Knives

Sea Patrol - Season 4 - Episode 1

The crew of HMAS Hammersley uncovers a terrorist plot to assassinate a senior US official. Kate has doubts about Hammersley's popular new crewmate, a war hero with a dark secret. Mike resists a promotion to Navcom, even though it would allow him and Kate to pursue their relationship.

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Love and Hate
766 votes

#23 - Love and Hate

Wentworth - Season 4 - Episode 5

With Bea in the slot, Ferguson intensifies her manipulation of Kaz. Seizing on the recent death of her father that sends Kaz into an inexplicable spiral Ferguson realises that Kaz was a victim of abuse at his hands. Ferguson uses her own troubled relationship with her father as a means of form a closer bond with Kaz. When new Indigenous inmate, Tasha, is put under Doreen s care, Ferguson sees an opportunity to force Kaz into action against Bea. With Maxine as acting Top Dog, Ferguson places Tasha in Lucy's orbit and when Tasha breaks the rules by protecting herself from Lucy's molestation, Maxine appears to have no choice but to punish Tasha. Ferguson urges Kaz to stand up to Maxine and save the innocent girl from abuse at the hands of a man , thereby tapping into Kaz's past trauma. Bea and Ally's bond is cemented when they are slotted in adjoining cells and spend hours talking.

First Blood
838 votes

#24 - First Blood

Wentworth - Season 4 - Episode 1

The women of H Block return to Wentworth after the rebuild to find a new dynamic in play - Vera is Governor, Will is deputy and Kaz Proctor has established a power base. Bea questions whether she has the stamina or desire to be Top Dog for the next forty years of her sentence.

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Judas Kiss
168 votes

#25 - Judas Kiss

Wentworth - Season 9 - Episode 4

Allie pretends to be suicidal as part of a revenge plot against Lou, a new inmate arrives at Wentworth, and Rita and Ruby are accused of Morelli's murder by the police.

Suspicious Minds
100 votes

#26 - Suspicious Minds

Martin - Season 2 - Episode 17

Martin's new CD Walkman disappears. Stan convinces him that one of his friends must have taken it since they all have keys to his apartment. Martin goes around to each of his good friends and accuses them. Then it turns out he's wrong when the real taker of the Walkman innocently returns it to Martin.

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428 votes

#27 - Goldfish

Wentworth - Season 3 - Episode 8

When Ferguson's pet goldfish dies, she identifies her lack of emotion at the death as a potential weakness, rather than strength. But in seeking a renewed connection with Doreen, Ferguson unwittingly makes herself vulnerable when she calls Doreen - Jianna. Bea sees this as a possible chink in her armour and tasks Doreen with uncovering the truth behind the name.

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311 votes

#28 - Payback

Wentworth - Season 7 - Episode 2

Kaz and Rita form an alliance. Jake is jealous of the bond forming between Vera and a new colleague.

63 votes

#29 - Hostage

Rush - Season 3 - Episode 11

The Tactical Response team becomes involved in stopping a weird hostage situation, meanwhile, Audrey discovers Michael slept with Stella in the aftermath of her miscarriage.

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198 votes

#30 - Monster

Wentworth - Season 8 - Episode 9

Vera and Allie conspire against Ferguson.

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A Thousand Points of Light
117 votes

#31 - A Thousand Points of Light

Third Watch - Season 1 - Episode 20

Doherty shows his bravery trying to save the mother of two young children from a fire. Meanwhile Bosco and Faith are out looking for the man suspected of starting the fire in the first place. Davis tries to set Sully up on a blind date and after her pimp beats up Malcolm's sister they try to find him before he kills the man who did it. Carlos' girlfriend problems escalate and Doc's relationship looks like going to the next stage.

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32 Bullets and a Broken Heart
235 votes

#32 - 32 Bullets and a Broken Heart

Third Watch - Season 1 - Episode 14

It's Valentine's Day and Bobby and Kim have spent the night together; Bobby's confession of love leads Kim to realize that they've made a big mistake; after agonizing all day, she finally confesses and breaks Bobby's heart; seeking solace in a bottle, Bobby finds himself at a local bar next to a woman who has also been jilted that day, and they go off to her place; Fred drunkenly totals the car on the way to pick up Emily and Charlie; Faith arrests him and refuses to bail him out; when he finally arrives home, Faith has his things already packed and throws him out; Carlos tends to a girl who runs into a bus and then falls for him; the gay community is targeted by a gunman and a vigilante group forms to find the killer; Ty arrests a girl for auto theft who turns out to be Malcolm's sister; and Faith lets Bosco know that she is fed up with his bigotry.

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221 votes

#33 - Revenant

Wentworth - Season 8 - Episode 4

Allie refuses to guarantee Marie's safety after the Protection Unit gets shut down as the prison teeters on a knife edge, as news of Ferguson's survival sparks turmoil for the entire prison.

282 votes

#34 - Mother

Wentworth - Season 7 - Episode 6

Marie discovers that Ruby killed her son. Danny and Boomer's day release is short-lived.

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To Kill a Talking Bird
81 votes

#35 - To Kill a Talking Bird

Martin - Season 2 - Episode 9

Mama Payne leaves her beloved talking parrot at Martin's apartment for the weekend. The talking bird constantly insults Gina, which infuriates her. Gina tries to keep her cool, and cares for the bird anyway. But the bird dies and Mama Payne believes Gina killed the bird intentionally.

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Sins of the Father
119 votes

#36 - Sins of the Father

A Place To Call Home - Season 3 - Episode 7

Reeling from the revelation that Sarah is pregnant, George questions his political future. Regina hatches a plan to reinstate herself in George's esteem. Jack continues to warn Carolyn regarding Sir Richard's intentions. Elizabeth helps Sarah make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, James is still hiding away in Sydney, and Olivia is trying to maintain a facade on the eve of Baby George's Christening.

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Episode Seven
417 votes

#37 - Episode Seven

American Crime - Season 2 - Episode 7

Feeling nothing but pain and conflict, Taylor continues to become emotionally undone as he tries to find a way to stop feeling like a victim; and Anne's private medical records are anonymously posted online in an effort to shame her. The act catches the attention of Sebastian, who makes another attempt to engage Anne. Meanwhile, Leslie offers a generous settlement to Evy's father in order to protect the school from litigation, and Eric tries to find some misguided solace with a stranger.

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Rescue Me
203 votes

#38 - Rescue Me

Sea Patrol - Season 1 - Episode 7

The HMAS Hammersley confronts a series of new menaces in the northern waters from pirates to toxic crabs, not to mention a gorgeous solo yachtswomen with a rescue fetish.

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Ties That Bind
171 votes

#39 - Ties That Bind

Wentworth - Season 9 - Episode 3

Boomer faces a crisis of courage when she takes on Lou for top dog and Judy convinces Allie to help with her bid for extradition. A furious Ann calls a meeting about the 'systemic mismanagement' under Will Jackson's governorship. Allie and Lou continue to struggle with their grief. Marie learns of a committee into her affair with Will.

Episode 8
40 votes

#40 - Episode 8

Bite Club - Season 1 - Episode 8

Dan confronts Stephen over his role in the serial killer case. Zoe risks her life to prove Dan's innocence.

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The Hunted
190 votes

#41 - The Hunted

Sea Patrol - Season 5 - Episode 10

Dutchy and the crew are caught in a deadly fight for survival when a training exercise turns into a manhunt.

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Righteous Acts
434 votes

#42 - Righteous Acts

Wentworth - Season 3 - Episode 4

After being slotted for an aggressive confrontation with Ferguson, Liz's world is rocked with the arrival of a new prisoner. Franky has commenced her sessions with Bridget, and in a candid moment admits to a desire for revenge against Bea. When Bea is shivved in the yard, Franky comes under suspicion, but Bea quickly realises Jodie, freshly released from the Slot where she was terrorised by Ferguson, was behind the attack at the Governor's behest.

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96 votes

#43 - Detour

Wanted (2016) - Season 1 - Episode 5

The chase for the car with the money leads Chelsea and Lola to the wild Baruma Bush Bash.

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Goodbye to All That
66 votes

#44 - Goodbye to All That

Third Watch - Season 5 - Episode 5

Over her protests, a judge marked for execution is placed under a protective detail and gives Sully and Ty a scare when she slips away to get a cup of coffee; Levine uses an unorthodox way to get a patient's mind off his pain; when no physical reason can be found for Faith's intense pain, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist; Kim is livid when Doc gives her an official letter of reprimand for disregarding field regulations just the way he did several times; in an effort to get out of the bag and off the street, Maritza convinces Swersky to let her set up a sting operation to catch a chiropractor who's fronting for prostitution, and pays a terrible price for continuing her "lonesome cowboy" approach to apprehending criminals.

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Day Five
273 votes

#45 - Day Five

Five Days at Memorial - Season 1 - Episode 5

With pressures mounting to abandon the hospital, the staff is forced to make challenging decisions.

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Goldfish, Part 2
212 votes

#46 - Goldfish, Part 2

Wentworth - Season 8 - Episode 8

With the prison in lockdown, tensions reach crisis point.

Episode 3
73 votes

#47 - Episode 3

Bite Club - Season 1 - Episode 3

Stephen tampers with evidence in a murder case, with dire consequences. Dan and Zoe investigate the revenge killing of a predator. Zoe receives an unexpected proposal.

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Day Three
308 votes

#48 - Day Three

Five Days at Memorial - Season 1 - Episode 3

As the city floods, the hospital loses power. Mulderick and the staff attempt to cope with the terrible conditions and prepare for an evacuation.

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Episode 4
72 votes

#49 - Episode 4

Bite Club - Season 1 - Episode 4

Claire is targeted by the serial killer while investigating the death of a jogger. Dan is rocked by news of Zoe's engagement to Kristof. Amber confronts her fears with help from an unexpected friend.

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196 votes

#50 - Guns

Sea Patrol - Season 3 - Episode 4

Mike and Spider are taken hostage during a shoot-out with weapons smugglers. Kate fears her past relationship with Mike will become public knowledge. The Hammersley rescues a former Navy officer lost at sea, with shocking consequences for the crew

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