The BEST Episodes of All American (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2019

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.

Coming Home

#1 - Coming Home

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 8.16
85 votes
Directors: Benny Boom
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Nikechi Okoro
Championships

#2 - Championships

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 8.07
148 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: Michael Bhim, Nkechi Okoro
i

#3 - i

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.01
242 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Nkechi O. Carroll
Hard Knock Life

#4 - Hard Knock Life

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.00
80 votes
Directors: Kristin Windell
Writers: J. Stone Alston, Michael Bhim
Back in the Day

#5 - Back in the Day

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 7.94
155 votes
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Legacy

#6 - Legacy

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 7.92
155 votes
Writers: John A. Norris
Hussle & Motivate

#7 - Hussle & Motivate

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.86
146 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Nkechi Okoro
Pilot

#8 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.85
296 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: April Blair
Speak Ya Clout

#9 - Speak Ya Clout

Season 2 - Episode 2

With Spencer torn about where to play football, he is taken aback to learn who his Dad has added to the team. Jordan faces repercussions for not taking his upcoming football game seriously. Layla gets mad at Spencer after Olivia let it slip about his football plans. Meanwhile, Coop has found her voice again through music, which may bridge the gap between her and her mom.

star 7.84
127 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
Keep Ya Head Up

#10 - Keep Ya Head Up

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.82
177 votes
Writers: John A. Norris
Never No More

#11 - Never No More

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.82
123 votes
Directors: Sheelin Choksey
Writers: Jameal Turner
Homecoming

#12 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.82
179 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: April Blair
The Choice is Yours

#13 - The Choice is Yours

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.80
191 votes
Directors: Benny Boom
Writers: David Strauss, Jon Stone Alston, Mike Herro
99 Problems

#14 - 99 Problems

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.79
253 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: April Blair, David Straus, Mike Herro
Bring the Pain

#15 - Bring the Pain

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.77
98 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: Robert D. Doty
All Eyez on Me

#16 - All Eyez on Me

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 7.76
155 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Jon Stone Alston, Robert D. Doty
Lose Yourself

#17 - Lose Yourself

Season 1 - Episode 4

While riding the exhilarating wave of a three-game winning streak, Spencer becomes seduced by the Beverly Hills good life leading to an unexpected adventure with Asher. Meanwhile, Coop is also being seduced by a new way of life – gang life – and everything it offers her.

star 7.76
217 votes
Directors: Elodie Keen
Writers: Johnny Norris
All We Got

#18 - All We Got

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.75
220 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi, Robert D. Doty
Best Kept Secret

#19 - Best Kept Secret

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 7.75
146 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
Regulate

#20 - Regulate

Season 1 - Episode 14

Spencer wants no part of his father’s return and Billy confronts him about their tumultuous past. Meanwhile, Layla forces Asher to re-evaluate his life.

star 7.69
136 votes
Writers: Jameal Turner
They Reminisce Over You

#21 - They Reminisce Over You

Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.63
115 votes
Directors: Gregg Simon
Writers: John A. Norris
California Love

#22 - California Love

Season 1 - Episode 7

At an explosive homecoming dance, friendships in both Crenshaw and Beverly will be put to the test when decisions made by Spencer trigger an avalanche that drastically changes the course of several lives. Meanwhile, Billy finds himself forced to spend some quality time with Grace and defend his decision to marry outside of the culture. Meanwhile, Coop realizes that getting Shawn out of gang life may come at a steep price for her.

star 7.60
178 votes
Directors: Don Wilkenson
Writers: Michael Bhim, Nkechi Carroll
m.A.A.d. city

#23 - m.A.A.d. city

Season 1 - Episode 10

As Coop gets more involved in gang life, her relationship with Patience is tested, while Spencer is determined to find a way to help his community stop the violence that keeps occurring. Jordan is developing a relationship with his grandfather, which brings up family issues for Billy.

star 7.57
154 votes
Directors: Darren Grant
Writers: Cam’ron Moore, Natalie Abrams
Life Goes On

#24 - Life Goes On

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Avi Youabian
Writers: John A. Norris, Laura Nava