The BEST Episodes of All American

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: The CW

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Crenshaw and Beverly Hills - begin to collide.

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Coming Home

#1 - Coming Home

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 25, 2019

With Spencer, Grace, Dillon and Darnell reeling from the news about why Corey may have left, they set out on a mission to find him. After locating Corey and trying to convince him to go home with them, the weekend turns out to be just what everyone needed. In an effort to keep fighting for the family to be whole again, Billy arranges for the family to meet with a family therapist and possibly help decide on the next step for them. During the session, the therapist gives Jordan and Olivia a separate assignment, which helps them learn more about each other than either knew.

star 8.05
182 votes
Directors: Benny Boom
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Nkechi Okoro
Crossroads

#2 - Crossroads

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 3, 2020

With Spencer in bad shape, Grace, Billy, Laura, Olivia and Layla rush to his side. Knowing there is a big decision he needs to make, the community from both Crenshaw and Beverly Hills rally around him to show support. In the meantime, Spencer asks Coop to do him a favor, but somehow things go from bad to worse. Elsewhere, Jordan and his teammates step up to help Billy out while he is tending to other matters.

star 8.05
142 votes
Directors: Ryan Zaragoza
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Robert D. Doty
Championships

#3 - Championships

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 20, 2019

Spencer suffers a devastating setback and gets strength from an unlikely source. Billy, while focused on the championship game, realizes that he has to face some tough truths in order to get his family back.

star 7.98
200 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: Michael Bhim, Nkechi Okoro
Legacy

#4 - Legacy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 27, 2019

With playoffs and mid-terms looming, Spencer makes a few shocking discoveries about his father. Coop desperately wants to bring down her enemies, while Jordan makes a connection with his grandfather.

star 7.97
212 votes
Writers: John A. Norris
Life Goes On

#5 - Life Goes On

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 2019

With everything going on Spencer can’t get excited about his football ranking and gets some guidance from Layla, who in turn realizes it might not be the best advice for anyone, including her. Jordan gets some more news he wasn’t expecting, and Laura makes a decision about where she and Billy stand. Meanwhile, Asher gets some clarity from his parents on what happened in the last year, which helps Olivia and Asher to figure out their own stuff, too.

star 7.90
167 votes
Directors: Avi Youabian
Writers: John A. Norris, Laura Nava
i

#6 - i

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 24, 2018

Spencer and Jordan spend an unexpected day together back in Crenshaw where our Beverly Hills golden boy, Jordan, gets his first taste of real life in South Central LA. Meanwhile, Billy struggles with his identity as a father as Olivia and Layla attempt to rekindle their friendship. And Coop faces her own truth, coming clean to her parents about being gay.

star 7.89
306 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Nkechi Okoro
Back in the Day

#7 - Back in the Day

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 6, 2019

Spencer tries not to repeat the mistakes of his past with his relationship with Layla and Olivia struggles with her sobriety. Billy reveals to Laura something he did to protect his family, while Coop has conflicted emotions about reuniting with her father.

star 7.88
207 votes
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Nkechi Okoro
Hussle & Motivate

#8 - Hussle & Motivate

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2019

After winning the state championship, Spencer James faces a difficult decision that could transform his reputation. Billy realizes he needs to make some major changes to get his life back on track, while Grace and Corey have a tough conversation regarding their family.

star 7.85
220 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Nkechi Okoro
Pilot

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 10, 2018

Spencer James is a rising high school football player and an A student at South Crenshaw High who is recruited by Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker. Spencer is conflicted on whether or not to move to Beverly High but Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family, these two families and their vastly different worlds are drawn together. They will discover that the differences that divide us on the surface hide a deeper connection – the complicated, imperfect humanity that unites us all.

star 7.84
378 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: April Blair
Surviving the Times

#10 - Surviving the Times

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 19, 2021

Things in Spencer's life seem to be going right, but everything changes when Billy learns what he has been keeping from him. Jordan and Asher get some unexpected news.

star 7.83
84 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: John A. Norris
Decisions

#11 - Decisions

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 9, 2020

When Spencer hears that South Crenshaw may turn into a magnet school, he and his friends decide to do something about it, but he might have bigger problems to worry about. Billy makes a decision about his future that surprises everyone. Layla is focused on trying to get Coop a tour for the summer but isn’t having much luck, so she comes up with a different strategy that makes everyone happy. Asher has an opportunity to spend the summer with his mom but isn’t sure if he should go. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles with what she will do over the summer and Jordan makes a Hail Mary in his personal life.

star 7.83
138 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Carrie Gutenberg, Nkechi Okoro
Stakes Is High

#12 - Stakes Is High

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 2, 2020

Spencer goes against Billy's wish and goes around him to get what he wants. Olivia and Asher are both guilt ridden for different reasons when it comes to Billy and the position he now finds himself in. Layla continues to help Coop with her music which helps Coop receive an offer that she wasn't expecting. Meanwhile, Jordan does something to try and make things easier for Simone.

star 7.81
135 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: David Strauss, Jon Stone Alston, Mike Herro
Testify

#13 - Testify

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 12, 2021

Spencer is upset with Olivia, which leaves him to face some difficult truths of his own. Olivia makes things even worse, leaving Billy, Laura and Jordan worried. Billy is in search of a kicker and holds school tryouts and is surprised at who the number one candidate turns out to be. Meanwhile, Montes gives Asher a tough choice about his football career and Coop makes a decision about school after talking with her mom.

star 7.81
96 votes
Directors: Ryan Zaragoza
Writers: Micah Cyrus, Robert D. Doty
Who Shot Ya

#14 - Who Shot Ya

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 2020

Spencer is worried Coop isn't taking everything seriously and asks Layla for her help. Olivia questions whether she did the right thing by going to Billy about Asher, leaving Billy to have to make a tough choice in order to protect his team. Coop is feeling smothered by everyone and makes a tough decision about her potential future. Meanwhile, Laura knows Jordan has a big heart but is concerned about his relationship with Simone.

star 7.81
138 votes
Directors: Nikhil Paniz
Writers: Cam'ron Moore, Michael Bhim
Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)

#15 - Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 12, 2021

With Jordan and Simone's big day quickly approaching they start to envision what their new future will look like with the help of Billy and Laura. Spencer and Billy both realize how much pressure the football team is feeling but to their surprise they may have a new ally. Jordan helps Olivia see what has been holding her back making her look at how to balance recovery and romance. Meanwhile, Layla and Coop both find out secrets to explain what has been really going on.

star 7.81
84 votes
Directors: Kristin Windell
Writers: Robert D. Doty
Protect Ya Neck

#16 - Protect Ya Neck

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 27, 2020

With Tyrone back on the streets, Spencer is being a little overly protective of Coop and Laura and finds himself in uncharted territory. Olivia is nervous about her upcoming SoLA Muse Cotillion and tries to lean on Asher, but he seems more focused on football than ever. Coop and Patience are trying to get back into a rhythm, but things get worse when Coop’s jealous streak comes out. Meanwhile, Jordan alerts Billy about what he sees on social media that makes Billy worry a little.

star 7.81
150 votes
Directors: Dawn Wilkinson
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
Keep Ya Head Up

#17 - Keep Ya Head Up

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 16, 2019

Spencer should be on top of the world – his football team is headed to the playoffs and he can finally be with Layla – but he can’t shake a major tragedy that occurred causing him to question everything. Meanwhile, Coop learns some disturbing information about a friend and Jordan is worried about the results of a drug test that could end his football career for good.

star 7.80
228 votes
Writers: John A. Norris
Best Kept Secret

#18 - Best Kept Secret

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 13, 2019

Spencer learns the real reason his father left when he was growing up and is devastated by the truth. Billy must deal with the repercussions of decisions he made in the past, while Coop tries to stop a plan she set in motion, with tragic consequences.

star 7.79
196 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
All Eyez on Me

#19 - All Eyez on Me

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 30, 2019

At a college recruiting event, Spencer’s former teammates from Crenshaw show up, which causes Spencer to lose focus. Olivia comes to Asher’s aid, while Jordan struggles with the opportunities that comes with being Billy Baker’s son.

star 7.77
204 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Jon Stone Alston, Robert D. Doty
Canceled

#20 - Canceled

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2021

With Homecoming King and Queen nominations being announced, neither Spencer nor Coop seem to be in a celebratory mood with everything going on. Laura notices that Olivia has become more withdrawn and allows Olivia and Jordan to both take a mental health day and get some much-needed twin bonding time. Things get heated with Layla and Olivia, leaving Olivia to get some much-needed clarity. Meanwhile, Billy is frustrated with the interim principal's new rules, leaving Spencer to come up with a game plan with a little help from Grace.

star 7.77
109 votes
Directors: Avi Youabian
Writers: Cam'ron Moore, Jameal Turner
Homecoming

#21 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2018

Beverly has their big Homecoming game and the pressure is on. Post-dance, Spencer is feeling the weight of the effects of his arrival at Beverly… as well as his departure from Crenshaw… and tries to set things right. Meanwhile, Billy tries to bring together his team for a win that will send them to the district play-offs for the first time since he became head coach… But Billy discovers doing what’s right and winning aren’t always the same thing.

star 7.77
235 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: April Blair
All American: Homecoming

#22 - All American: Homecoming

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 5, 2021

Ready to get out of town for a few days, Spencer, Olivia, Jordan and Simone decide to visit Simone's aunt Amara at her HBCU in Atlanta where she is a journalism professor. The group is relishing in campus life, but it also is giving Simone and Olivia a different perspective they weren't expecting. While enjoying herself, Simone has a run in with a star baseball athletes named Damon, who she learns has his own reasons for being on campus.

star 7.75
76 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Nkechi Okoro
Never No More

#23 - Never No More

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2019

Spencer gives his Dad an ultimatum about his new player, but after talking to Jordan, Spencer has a better understanding of what is really bothering him. After Coop shows off her rapping skills at school, she becomes more confident in her ability and decides to enter a freestyle battle. Olivia reluctantly joins the So Cal Muse group with Laura’s encouragement, but Olivia learns that this might help create her own identity. Meanwhile, Layla is still not acting like herself and Spencer grows concerned after what he sees.

star 7.74
189 votes
Directors: Sheelin Choksey
Writers: Jameal Turner
How To Survive In South Central

#24 - How To Survive In South Central

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 25, 2021

Both Spencer and Billy are not getting the hero’s welcome they expected from the football team and quickly realize they need to adjust their style and start earning the team’s trust first. Jordan is surprised at who the new football coach at Beverly turns out to be and that his starting quarterback position is threatened when the coach starts shaking things up. Coop and Layla get into an argument over Coop’s tour paycheck, which leads Layla to discover why Patience left the tour early. Meanwhile, Asher is keeping a secret from Olivia that could jeopardize their relationship.

star 7.73
120 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
All We Got

#25 - All We Got

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 14, 2018

Spencer’s worlds come together to celebrate his birthday in Beverly Hills. But mixing the dysfunctional families – with the dash of an unexpected guest – ends in disaster. Olivia and Jordan, on a mission to uncover a family secret, discover a missing link to their father’s past. Meanwhile, Coop and Patience struggle to define their blossoming romance.

star 7.73
281 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Robert D. Doty