The BEST Episodes of Alpha House

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Network: Amazon

Alpha House follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC. Re-election battles, looming indictments, parties, their Party... these senators need a drink. And a new housemate.

Bugged

#1 - Bugged

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

After a break-in at the Alpha House, the NSA does a sweep, and gets suspicious -- which lands Robert a new covert mission. Meanwhile, Gil John goes to bat for the women's caucus bill, earning him a whole new following. And Louis's aides inspire him to publicly "evolve" on gay marriage, much to their chagrin.

star 8.67
96 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Garry Trudeau, Will Graham
The Apparition

#2 - The Apparition

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Gil John tries to right things after the Watts brothers "Swift Boat" his former player. Julie shocks Louis and Louise by announcing she's pregnant from an anonymous donor, while Adriana confronts Marta the housekeeper about Andy. Louis tries to debate Penn Jillette, but he's no match for what the magician has up his sleeves.

star 8.50
167 votes
Writers: Garry Trudeau
Shelter in Place

#3 - Shelter in Place

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Cee Biggs brings her reality show cameras to her father's office just in time for gunshots that trigger a lockdown on Capitol Hill. Rosalyn forces Robert to face the truth about his marriage, and Louis is forced to let go of a fantasy.

star 8.49
138 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Garry Trudeau
There Will Be Water

#4 - There Will Be Water

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Gil John gets attacked by Sarah Palin and embraced by the media. Pressured by the party chair, Louis nudges Julie to consider a big wedding. Robert is forced to kiss up to his ex-wife's new beau, but gets some help from Rosalyn (Wanda Sykes).

star 8.48
126 votes
Directors: Antoine Douaihy
Writers: Garry Trudeau
The Contest

#5 - The Contest

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Andy and Adriana start planning for a future worthy of a first family. Louis preps for the "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest, while his opponent, Penn Jillette, preps for their senate race. Back at the house, the Watt brothers find a new way to taunt Gil John.

star 8.47
169 votes
Directors: Michael Mayer
Writers: Garry Trudeau
The Rebuttal

#6 - The Rebuttal

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 27, 2013

Robert proves to the ethics committee that he would never take a mohair suit while Andy prepares to deliver a rebuttal after the State of the Union. Louis is put in the spotlight on his first day back when James mistakenly tweets a photo intended for Lola from the wrong account.

star 8.44
152 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Garry Trudeau, Jared Gruszecki, Will Graham
The Civility Zone

#7 - The Civility Zone

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Gil John finally breaks through to daughter Cee, then gets a lesson in civility from the women's caucus. Andy heads to Miami to try and win back Adriana, and gets some insights into his "condition" from a therapist. Meanwhile, Robert ignores his advisors and helps register black voters.

star 8.41
134 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Garry Trudeau
Gaffergate

#8 - Gaffergate

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Gil John pays a visit to the Watt brothers, Louis worries when an old college friend threatens to share stories, and Andy tries to talk his way out of "Gaffergate," only to learn he's got bigger image problems.

star 8.38
180 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Garry Trudeau
Ruby Shoals

#9 - Ruby Shoals

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 20, 2013

While on the campaign trail through North Carolina, Gil John blows off a meeting with the governor to visit Ruby Shoals where he becomes re-inspired about his campaign. Robert's pro-fracking visit to a constituent's home in Pennsylvania does not go as planned.

star 8.38
165 votes
Directors: Michael Mayer
Writers: Alison McDonald, Garry Trudeau, Peter Gwinn
In the Saddle

#10 - In the Saddle

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 10, 2014

When another senator dies unexpectedly, Gil John is asked to organize the funeral arrangements. Louis wins the Nevada primary but Robert has to face off in a Pennsylvania debate to cool the competition.

star 8.37
165 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Garry Trudeau, Jared Gruszecki
Prayer Brunch

#11 - Prayer Brunch

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 13, 2013

Rosalyn organizes a prayer brunch to celebrate Louis' homecoming from the hospital, but the Senators and their fellow Democrats find it difficult to set aside their differences. Aaron and Tammy's relationship continues to grow and Lola has a surprise in store for James.

star 8.37
177 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Garry Trudeau, Jared Gruszecki
The Love Doctor

#12 - The Love Doctor

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

Gil John helps a former player become a war hero, and quickly regrets it. Robert hosts an engagement party for his latest matchmaking success, but isn't prepared for the surprise guest

star 8.29
156 votes
Directors: Michael Mayer
Writers: Garry Trudeau
The Nuptials

#13 - The Nuptials

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

As the election returns come in, Gil John meets with a presidential campaign advisor, while Robert wonders if he still has a job. Katherine and Julie discover their wedding has been turned into a major political event -- after they arrive.

star 8.25
154 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Garry Trudeau, Will Graham
Zingers

#14 - Zingers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 6, 2013

Louis continues to gain constituent support as Shelby chronicles his recovery. Gil John faces Digger Mancusi in a town hall where he struggles to keep up with his polished and well-liked opponent, despite much help and coaching from Robert and Andy.

star 8.20
208 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Garry Trudeau
Showgirls

#15 - Showgirls

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 3, 2014

Louis decides to help showgirls organize, but the Watt brothers stand in his way. A video of Gil John hitting a soldier with a chair in Afghanistan goes viral so Maddie looks for a way to humanize him and Andy's Vanity Fair cover shoot takes an unexpected direction.

star 8.17
127 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Garry Trudeau, Jared Gruszecki
Triggers

#16 - Triggers

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 22, 2013

After a surprise explosion in Afghanistan leaves Louis recovering from an injury, Adriana makes controversial private arrangements for the group to return home.

star 8.16
207 votes
Directors: Jake Schreier
Writers: Garry Trudeau
The Retreat

#17 - The Retreat

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2014

The senators head to a Republican retreat at a Virginia plantation, where they're haunted by the ghosts of slavery, Ronald Reagan and their exes. After a soul-cleansing bonfire with the housemates, Gil John awakes with a new fire in his belly.

star 8.15
161 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Garry Trudeau
Hippo Issues

#18 - Hippo Issues

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 29, 2013

Tempers heat up as Gil John's wife Maddie arrives to help him prepare for his upcoming debate with Digger Mancusi. Meanwhile, Louis continues to recover in the hospital and Senator Armiston leads an ethics

star 8.02
205 votes
Directors: Michael Mayer
Writers: Garry Trudeau
All Weapons Red

#19 - All Weapons Red

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 15, 2013

As the re-election battles heat up the four senators travel to Afghanistan as part of a Congressional Delegation.

star 7.91
228 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Garry Trudeau
No Shame

#20 - No Shame

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 15, 2013

The senators adjust to their new roommate, and his girlfriend, as preparations for the Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan continue.

star 7.66
362 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Garry Trudeau
Pilot

#21 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 19, 2013

Re-election battles, looming indictments, parties, their Party... these senators need a drink. And a new housemate.

star 7.54
524 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Garry Trudeau