Happy Valley

10 Worst Episodes of Happy Valley

Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Happy Valley - S3E1

#10 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)

When Catherine discovers the remains of a murder victim, it bizarrely leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 182 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E2

#9 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Catherine learns of a painful betrayal close to home, and Faisal comes under increasing pressure from all sides.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 161 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E3

#8 - Episode 3 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Tommy brutally takes control of a situation when PC Kirsten McAskill pulls him and Lewis over. His actions have devastating consequences.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 665 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E2

#7 - Episode 2 (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 701 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E4

#6 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

A birthday gift for Ryan reminds Catherine that danger may be closer than she thinks.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 658 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E5

#5 - Episode 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Catherine sinks into a deep depression as she learns that Tommy is still at large. The net finally closes in on Kevin.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 659 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E3

#4 - Episode 3 (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Tommy urges Frances to go further with her attempts at making Catherine's life a misery.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 665 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E1

#3 - Episode 1 (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Even behind bars, Tommy finds a way to keep an eye over Ryan.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 767 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E2

#2 - Episode 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Catherine's search for Tommy gains momentum when she receives a tip-off regarding his whereabouts. Helen absorbs the shock of hearing that Ann has been abducted.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 703 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E1

#1 - Episode 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Sergeant Cawood's world stops when the man who drove her daughter to suicide is released from prison, and Kevin's split-second decision devastates Nevison.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 865 votes.

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