McLeod's Daughters

10 Worst Episodes of McLeod's Daughters

McLeod's Daughters tells the story of two sisters who are reunited when they inherit a vast outback cattle property in South Australia. Thrown together after 20 years apart they pull together an all-female workforce at Drover's Run.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 30, 2023.

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McLeod's Daughters - S5E6

#10 - Do You Read Me...? (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Incapacitated by an injured foot, a bored Stevie has become addicted to the two-way radio. What was supposed to be a way of her keeping in touch around the farm has become an opened Pandora's Box. Kate is feeling lonely and overworked at Drovers when a fence job on the Drovers/Killarney border sees her having to work with Sandra. She so impresses Sandra that it leads to a job offer: Come and run Kinsella's for her. It's Kate's dream come true but before she accepts she needs to know if Jodi is planning to return to Drover's. Then the worst part รขโ‚ฌโ€œ telling Tess. Drag racing and umemployment continue to bring Jodi all kinds of problems while Tess and Nick are still dealing with relationship issues of their own. Living apart may seem like the logical solution but it isn't solving any problems between the two of them and sending all the wrong messages to single women in the district!

The episode was rated 7.15 from 27 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S4E26

#9 - This Moment Forward (Season 4 - Episode 26)


Nick and Tess approach the altar at last, but there's family heartache to endure before any glimpse of a gold ring and a future together.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 28 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S4E23

#8 - Dangerous Waters (Season 4 - Episode 23)

As marriage looms for Tess and Nick, Tess finds herself in over her head.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 28 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S1E17

#7 - Girls Night Out (Season 1 - Episode 17)


A good sale at the sheep sales and the girls are ready to celebrate. A night at the pub, a bit of Karaoke perhaps, all the signs of a great ""Girls Night Out"". But things don't go as planned when it is revealed that the new barmaid, Kimmy, has been copping the same abuse Becky fell victim to at the hands of Brian. Resolving that something must be done and it must be done without Claire's knowledge, the decision is made to wait until closing and see if they can catch Brian fair and square.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 29 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S8E3

#6 - Wild Ride (Season 8 - Episode 3)

Stevie's wild-at-heart former rodeo mate Sharon visits Drovers and turns everyone's lives upside down. Marcus sacrifices his chances in a major horse endurance race to save Ingrid from an abusive rider. Kate is feeling increasingly dissatisfied with her life, and throws herself into her new role as overseer. But is this enough for her?

The episode was rated 7.12 from 17 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S4E8

#5 - Show of Love (Season 4 - Episode 8)


Alex is taken by surprise when his first love, Tracey Morrison, arrives at Killarney. She's come a long way since their days together on the rodeo circuit - she's now the manager of a highly successful and huge scale 'wild west' rodeo style show, and she's allegedly in town to scout for new talent. Stevie's not at all impressed by the arrival of her former mate, describing Tracey as ""Alex's worst nightmare"". She recalls her own hurt when Tracey dumped her at a time when she really needed a friend. She also vividly remembers having to scrape up the pieces after Tracey dumped Alex ten years ago. For Stevie, the arrival stirs feelings of discontent as she can't help but compare her life to Tracey's, and feel very inadequate in comparison.

The episode was rated 7.08 from 25 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S3E6

#4 - The Wedding (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Unexpected events result in an unlikely outcome on Jodi and Alberto's much anticipated wedding day.

The episode was rated 7.06 from 31 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S3E5

#3 - Put to the Test (Season 3 - Episode 5)


At Jodi's hens night, a game of truth or dare reveals far more than was intended.

The episode was rated 6.97 from 30 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S5E5

#2 - Return of the Black Queen (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Harry is secretly thrilled when he hears Sandra is back in town, however their initial meeting doesn't go well with neither capable of confessing their love to each other. Even though Harry seeks advice from Tess, and Sandra from Nick, it's openly a war of the roses, and Sandra's last-ditch attempt to get a response from Harry backfires. Kate tries to convince Stevie to reinstate Jodi, whom she fired the previous week. Stevie won't budge unless Jodi admits she's wrong, and Jodi won't return unless Stevie asks her. Nick learns what it's like to be a single father, juggling bottles, nappies, baby, and work. With some loving advice from Tess, he accepts the chaos and learns to enjoy time with his son.

The episode was rated 6.96 from 27 votes.

McLeod's Daughters - S3E11

#1 - Repeat Offenders (Season 3 - Episode 11)


When a heartbroken journalist friend of Tess comes to Drovers Run the private lives of all the women and their men become very public.

The episode was rated 6.71 from 24 votes.

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