The Best Episodes Directed by Anna Dokoza

Chapter Eight: Gay Gardens

#1 - Chapter Eight: Gay Gardens

Special Season 1 - Episode 8

Conflicted by how he’s being defined, Ryan decides to come clean at work and with his friends. But focusing on himself leaves Karen feeling left out.

star 7.82
101 votes
Chapter Three: Free Scones

#2 - Chapter Three: Free Scones

Special Season 1 - Episode 3

Karen reluctantly agrees to help Ryan find an apartment while Kim eagerly volunteers to help him check another big milestone off his list.

star 7.75
114 votes
That’s the Way the Boys Are

#3 - That’s the Way the Boys Are

Special Season 2 - Episode 3

On the night of Kim’s birthday bash, she and Ryan find themselves at a crossroads. Karen bonds with Phil’s new flame, but things turn awkward quickly.

star 7.68
56 votes
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I Don’t Like It Like This

#4 - I Don’t Like It Like This

Special Season 2 - Episode 2

As Ryan and Kim try to unpack their respective romantic situations, Ryan’s gets an unexpected new wrinkle. Karen catches up with an old friend.

star 7.66
62 votes
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New Patty

#5 - New Patty

Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 - Episode 5

Allison pushes the limits to see what she is capable of. Kevin, Neil and Pete attempt to replace Patty after kicking her out of the group. An ominous Nick shows up at Patty’s salon. A new job opportunity opens up for Allison at Bev’s Diner.

star 7.65
141 votes
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Death by a Thousand Cold Cuts

#6 - Death by a Thousand Cold Cuts

Special Season 2 - Episode 4

A big loss exposes bigger fissures in Ryan and Karen’s relationship and sends Karen seeking out some familiar comfort.

star 7.60
53 votes
Chapter Five: Vagina Momologues

#7 - Chapter Five: Vagina Momologues

Special Season 1 - Episode 5

Karen’s shopping trip is cut short as she tends to pressing matters for her mother and Ryan, fueling frustrations with her role as dual-caregiver.

star 7.59
103 votes
Chapter Six: Straight Potential

#8 - Chapter Six: Straight Potential

Special Season 1 - Episode 6

While Ryan attends a dudes’ poker night, Karen lets loose with Phil at home, basking in her affection for him -- and for grilled cheese.

star 7.59
100 votes

#9 - Broken

Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 - Episode 7

Nick’s timeline shifts as Allison and Patty prepare for the big night. Kevin, Neil and Pete start a band, but Neil gets paranoid that Kevin has other plans when he finds a fertility clinic brochure in the trash. Tammy and Patty get closer.

star 7.56
150 votes
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The Grand Victorian

#10 - The Grand Victorian

Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 - Episode 6

Allison and Patty make a deal with Nick. Kevin celebrates his birthday with two dinners. To Patty’s surprise, she goes on a date with Tammy at the Vic House. Allison confronts Nick about going through with the plan her way.

star 7.54
145 votes
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One Day Stand

#11 - One Day Stand

Special Season 2 - Episode 1

A night out leads Ryan to an exciting but complicated new connection. As Karen longs for reconciliation with her son, Kim questions their dynamic.

star 7.48
64 votes
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Live Free or Die

#12 - Live Free or Die

Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 - Episode 4

A detective questions Patty about the pharmacy bust. Allison and Patty go on a road trip. Kevin comes up with a new money making scheme in the basement of the McRoberts home. After multiple setbacks, Allison admits the truth about her plan to Patty.

star 7.48
153 votes
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Chapter Two: The Deep End

#13 - Chapter Two: The Deep End

Special Season 1 - Episode 2

Kim encourages a daunted Ryan to be more comfortable with his body at Olivia’s pool party, where they both make some surprising new friends.

star 7.45
118 votes
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Chapter Four: Housechilling Party

#14 - Chapter Four: Housechilling Party

Special Season 1 - Episode 4

Ryan’s underwhelming attempt at a housewarming party leads to a bonding session with Kim. Karen’s nest doesn’t stay empty for long.

star 7.43
115 votes
Chapter Seven: Blind Deaf Date

#15 - Chapter Seven: Blind Deaf Date

Special Season 1 - Episode 7

An unconventional blind date leads Ryan to examine his own biases and insecurities. Friction develops in Karen and Phil’s burgeoning romance.

star 7.42
102 votes
We’re Selling Washing Machines

#16 - We’re Selling Washing Machines

Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 - Episode 3

Allison discovers the truth about Patty’s Salon. After a fight, Kevin and Neil compete in a chili cookoff. Allison’s revenge inadvertently dries up the towns pill supply. Patty almost gets busted in a local Pharmacy raid and confides in Allison.

star 7.32
172 votes
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#17 - Kevin

Shrill Season 2 - Episode 2

Annie starts her freelance career by interviewing the Troll. Fran is heartbroken after she finds out Vic is not exclusive. When no one reads Annie's article, she realizes going freelance may not be as positive a move as she thought when she quit The Thorn.

star 7.31
93 votes
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Chapter One: Cerebral LOLzy

#18 - Chapter One: Cerebral LOLzy

Special Season 1 - Episode 1

In the wake of being hit by a car, Ryan begins a coveted internship and finds an opportunity to redefine himself based on his recent run-in.

star 7.28
135 votes

#19 - Fixed

Kevin Can F**k Himself Season 1 - Episode 8

Detectives question Allison about the night before. After the trauma of the break in, Kevin searches for meaning by running for city council. Kurt plants a seed of doubt while Allison and Patty deal with the repercussions of their actions.

star 7.20
153 votes
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Goof Around Gang

#20 - Goof Around Gang

Lady Dynamite Season 2 - Episode 3

Scott's foray into stand-up yields unexpected results. Meanwhile, Maria realizes she's been neglecting her friends.

star 7.10
62 votes