The WORST Episodes of All American

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 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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One of Them Nights

#1 - One of Them Nights

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 20, 2020

Dillon is mad that Spencer hasn’t been around, so Spencer tries to make it up to him by having him help sell tickets for Coop’s show, but they find themselves confronted by the police instead. Elsewhere, Coop is shook when faced with Tyrone, but luckily she knows Preach is in her corner. Billy tries to force Jordan and Olivia to hang out with him and make memories, but all doesn’t go to plan, giving Olivia an idea on reporting injustices. Meanwhile, Layla bonds with a new friend who understands what she is going through, but she realizes that Spencer and Olivia are there for her, too.

star 7.33
145 votes
Directors: Erica Watson
Writers: Cam'ron Moore, Jameal Turner
Bring the Noise

#2 - Bring the Noise

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 24, 2021

When Spencer learns that Grace skipped her own college graduation, he enlists Olivia's help to throw her a surprise party, which helps distract them from reality. Billy is worried about his players chances at college recruitment, so he tries to organize a scrimmage game to help, but it's not as easy as he hoped.

star 7.42
84 votes
Directors: Avi Youabian
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
High Expectations

#3 - High Expectations

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 1, 2021

With the first game of the season coming up, Spencer starts to feel the pressure on and off the field. Spencer decides to confide in Layla who might have a helpful suggestion. Now that Spencer and Billy are gone, Jordan realizes he needs to step up. Asher keeps trying to talk to Olivia about the summer, but she does everything she can to avoid the issue. Meanwhile, Coop is unconvinced that Tyrone's sister, Mo has good intentions, and maybe she is just paranoid, especially when she learns of some key information pertaining to Spencer.

star 7.44
110 votes
Directors: Kristin Windell
Writers: John A. Norris
m.A.A.d. city

#4 - m.A.A.d. city

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 23, 2019

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 7.45
214 votes
Directors: Darren Grant
Writers: Cam'ron Moore, Natalie Abrams
Teenage Love

#5 - Teenage Love

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 22, 2021

With everything that has been going on, Spencer needs some alone time to clear his head and decides to go to the family cabin, but he gets a surprise visit from his friends. Grateful for the support, everyone seems to be having fun, until secrets come out leaving some of the couples out of sorts with each other. Coop is still reeling from everything Spencer said and with the urging of Patience, heads out to the cabin to confront Spencer. Meanwhile, Billy shows up to the house to do a few repairs, but when things go awry, Billy and Laura, work together to fix the problem.

star 7.45
109 votes
Directors: Nikhil Paniz
Writers: Carrie Gutenberg, Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi
No Opp Left Behind

#6 - No Opp Left Behind

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 28, 2021

As Spencer's high school football career is coming to an end, he starts to imagine what his future might look like. Jordan grows concerned about his football future and Asher gets upset when he discovers that Montes has been keeping something from him. Grace tries to have a nice evening after learning some good new, but Dillon finds a way to mess it up. Meanwhile, the group holds a Friendsgiving at Layla's but not everyone seems to receive a friendly welcome.

star 7.46
79 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: Cam'ron Moore, Carrie Gutenberg
The Art of Peer Pressure

#7 - The Art of Peer Pressure

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 17, 2020

Spencer is ready to get back to football in order to impress recruiters, but he must prove to Billy and Grace he is not pushing himself before he is ready. Layla is excited about her and Coop’s music, but Coop is distracted about what is going on in the streets. Olivia struggles in believing Asher and turns to Billy for help. Jordan does the right thing and steps up in a big way to help a friend. Meanwhile, as the District Attorney’s race is almost over, Laura tries not to get sidetracked by her opponents smear campaign.

star 7.52
128 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: Jameal Turner, Micah Cyrus
The Bigger Picture

#8 - The Bigger Picture

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 26, 2021

When a college scout comes to talk to Spencer, he must decide if the strings attached is worth it. A police shooting of a young black woman hits too close to home for Olivia, leaving her to take drastic measures to get justice.

star 7.52
98 votes
Writers: Micah Cyrus, Nkechi Okoro
Ready or Not

#9 - Ready or Not

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 14, 2021

When Spencer's quarterback must miss the game against Westlake, Spencer puts extra pressure on himself and his young teammates because of what is at stake. Laura must deal with a new wrinkle at work that involves Olivia leaving Laura with a tough decision.

star 7.55
88 votes
Directors: Nikhil Paniz
Writers: Jameal Turner
Fight the Power

#10 - Fight the Power

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 17, 2021

When the truth comes out, Laura is furious and is left to face the consequences. Seeing everything going on, Spencer doesn't want to sit on the sidelines and asks something of his teammates that could jeopardize the rest of their season. Billy deals with something personal by himself, but after a conversation with his dad he realizes what has really happened. Meanwhile, Simone is worried about Jordan and turns to his friends for help.

star 7.57
97 votes
Writers: Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi
California Love

#11 - California Love

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 5, 2018

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 7.57
235 votes
Directors: Don Wilkenson
Writers: Michael Bhim, Nkechi Okoro
Seasons Pass

#12 - Seasons Pass

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 18, 2021

Spencer finds himself on the defense after an interview he gave comes out, upsetting his old teammates and emotions get the best of them. Coop and Layla return from tour, but while Coop tries to figure out what happened with Patience, she tries to learn why Tyrone’s sister is back. Billy is excited for a fresh start at South Crenshaw High, but he must confront something from his past first that could be a roadblock to his success. Meanwhile, Jordan and Simone struggle with saying goodbye to someone they love.

star 7.60
124 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Nkechi Okoro
How Come

#13 - How Come

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 15, 2021

After Spencer gets some sage advice, he and the team rally around Chris to help him with his trauma, leaving Spencer to realize it's time to be honest with Coop to get over his. Laura grows concerned about Olivia's sobriety when she notices a change in her behavior, resulting in Laura doing something that could jeopardize their relationship. Jordan gets sidelined during a game, but his eagerness to get back on the field might have a long-term consequence. Meanwhile, Layla hits a dead end with her lawsuit, so Patience takes matters into her own hands knowing Coop won't be happy when she finds out.

star 7.62
102 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Robert D. Doty
Roll the Dice

#14 - Roll the Dice

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2021

With Coop performing in Las Vegas, Spencer and some of the gang take a road trip to see her and Layla on tour. Layla is nervous to see Spencer and admit how she is feeling towards him, and surprisingly Spencer also gets a little clarity on his feelings. Olivia surprises the group last minute, but she notices that Jordan and Simone are acting suspicious, so she enlists Spencer's help to see what they are up to. Meanwhile, with the urging of Coop, Patience tries stand up for herself, but JP has other plans leaving Patience stunned when she discovers the reason why.

star 7.64
110 votes
Directors: Dawn Wilkinson
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
Put Up or Shut Up

#15 - Put Up or Shut Up

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 19, 2021

Spencer is feeling the pressure and knows he needs to have the game of his life as he is still trying to follow his dream of playing football. Jordan makes a risky choice when it comes to football. Olivia attends a new Narcotics Anonymous in search of a sponsor but is worried about making the wrong choice. Coop reveals some information to Layla about Layla’s dad. Meanwhile, Billy and Laura are shocked when they hear what Jordan has been keeping from them.

star 7.64
102 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: John A. Norris
My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me

#16 - My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 8, 2021

Following Layla's advice to see a therapist, Spencer tries to get to the root of his problem, which leads to a shocking revelation. Jordan grows concerned about Simone's behavior, but when he learns the reason why, he tries to be supportive in the way she needs. Even though Asher is still suspended, he tries to prove himself to Montes and earn a potential place somehow on the team. Meanwhile, Coop wants to make a music video and turns to the community to help, while Layla and her dad face off about Patience.

star 7.64
109 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Jameal Turner

#17 - Regulate

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 6, 2019

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 7.68
187 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Jameal Turner
Only Time Will Tell

#18 - 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.

star 7.69
142 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: John A. Norris
They Reminisce Over You

#19 - 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.

star 7.70
185 votes
Directors: Gregg Simon
Writers: John A. Norris
After Hours

#20 - After Hours

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 21, 2021

When Billy forces Spencer and Frausto to get on the same page, the night takes an interesting turn when they run into Jordan and Asher. Olivia is excited to hang out with Layla for some much-needed bonding, but the night doesn't go as Olivia had planned. Laura needs some work advice and turns to Grace for some insight, but they both get more than they bargained for. Meanwhile, Billy finds himself in an unusual situation as he takes a walk down memory lane.

star 7.70
83 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
How To Survive In South Central

#21 - 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 7.70
123 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
Speak Ya Clout

#22 - Speak Ya Clout

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2019

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 7.71
189 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro
The Choice Is Yours

#23 - 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.

star 7.71
258 votes
Directors: Benny Boom
Writers: David Strauss, Jon Stone Alston, Mike Herro
All American: Homecoming

#24 - 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 7.72
81 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Nkechi Okoro
Bring the Pain

#25 - 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.

star 7.72
167 votes
Directors: David McWhirter
Writers: Robert D. Doty