The BEST Episodes of All American
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 5, 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 - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Hard Knock Life
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 18, 2019
An exhibition 7-on-7 rematch of the Beverly Eagles vs. South Crenshaw creates tension for all the players, but especially when Darnell proposes a bet that Spencer can’t refuse. Jordan realizes that he needs help and turns to Billy and Laura for support. Olivia and Asher are trying to figure out what the future for them means. Meanwhile, Coop turns to Layla for help with her song and to get in good with Layla’s dad, but Coop isn’t prepared for what she hears.
#20 - Only Time Will Tell
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 10, 2020
Billy and Grace are concerned that Spencer is going to push himself too hard before he is ready, which could make things worse for Spencer in the long run. Determined to secure their football future, Spencer, Darnell and Jordan decide to go on a college football visit, but Darnell's chance might be taken away by someone close to him. Asher's teammates and Olivia have been noticing a difference in Asher's performance and attitude on and off the field, leaving them to wonder why he is pushing himself so hard. Meanwhile, Layla thinks she knows what she wants to do with her future and needs Coop to do it.
#21 - Bring the Pain
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 11, 2019
After Spencer and Olivia’s efforts to try to get help for Layla blow up in their faces, Layla pretends that everything is fine by throwing a birthday party for Olivia and Jordan. With Spencer not in a good place after the news he receives about Corey, he is forced to have dinner with the biggest football booster, and it doesn’t go well. Coop is ready to start recording the music she wants but Preach pushes her to try something that isn’t her style. Meanwhile, Jordan finds himself in trouble and turns to his dad for help, leaving Billy to do what’s best for his family even though Laura doesn’t like it.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 99 Problems
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 17, 2018
While trying to be all things, on and off the field, Spencer quickly discovers the rules he played by at Crenshaw no longer apply in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, Coop is also forced to learn a new set of rules, with Spencer’s protective “Halo Effect” now gone.
#24 - The Choice Is Yours
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 28, 2018
The return of Layla’s music mogul father gives Spencer the perfect opportunity to give back to Crenshaw and reunite with an increasingly distant Coop. But Coop’s deepening affiliation with Shawn’s gang threatens Spencer’s good intentions. Billy, Jordan and Asher take a journey to Malibu to scout their next big rival as tensions simmer between Jordan and Asher.
#25 - They Reminisce Over You
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 28, 2019
When Spencer tries to talk to Layla about what is going on, things don’t work out quite as he hoped. It’s Billy, Corey and Grace’s 25th high school reunion which brings up a lot of memories and unfinished business. Laura becomes upset when she discovers Jordan has found a way around being grounded. Meanwhile, Asher turns to Olivia for support when someone from his past wants to see him.