The BEST Episodes of American Soul

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Network: BET

The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.

Man Is First Destiny

#1 - Man Is First Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 5, 2019

Don risks everything to land an A-List performer in order to take Soul Train nationwide. While Tessa struggles to live up to Don's expectations, she discovers a new act that could be the next big thing.

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
Continuous Revolution In Progress

#2 - Continuous Revolution In Progress

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 5, 2019

Don teams with an unlikely partner to save his Southern syndication; the Clarke family prepares for Joseph's homecoming from Vietnam; and JT finds himself in a bad spot after running into an old friend.

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Directors: Jonathan Prince
Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince, Katlyn Nichol
Lost & Found

#3 - Lost & Found

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 12, 2019

An unexpected visitor forces Don to reevaluate his new life; the Clarke family tries to pick up the pieces after their devastating loss; and Patrick's loyalties are tested as the cop killer investigation heats up.

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
Just Us

#4 - Just Us

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 19, 2019

Don figures out a new creative way to score top talent for the show; Tessa goes to extremes to get the dancers into shape, and JT's family hangs by a thread.

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Writers: A. Zell Williams
Fault Lines

#5 - Fault Lines

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 26, 2019

Don has to save the show after a powerful earthquake almost brings the whole thing crashing down. Tessa has to make a choice between her career and the striking Soul Train dancers.

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Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
What Are You Looking At?

#6 - What Are You Looking At?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 5, 2019

Don decides the future of "Soul Train."

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
Nothing to Fear

#7 - Nothing to Fear

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 12, 2019

Don takes legal matters into his own hands, the "Soul Train" dancers have a dangerous run-in, Simone and Kendall face a change in his plans, and JT's past catches up with him.

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
Nothing Ventured... Nothing Gained

#8 - Nothing Ventured... Nothing Gained

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 19, 2019

When Dick Clark debuts a rival show, Don enlists the help of a renowned activist to take him down. JT makes a deal with the CRIPS in order to protect his family. Tessa auditions for a dance troupe and has a run-in with her past.

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
68 BC

#9 - 68 BC

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 26, 2019

In a look back at 1968, Don must try to help his father.

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
Proceed with Caution

#10 - Proceed with Caution

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 2, 2019

Simone, Kendall, and JT must reconcile their own lives before committing to the group.

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Writers: Devon Greggory, Jonathan Prince
1975

#11 - 1975

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 27, 2020

While Soul Train has grown in popularity. Don deal with the stress of success. Meanwhile, Gerald is extorted by a former accomplice who now works for the Mob, Ruby.

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Fame

#12 - Fame

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 3, 2020

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Satisfaction

#13 - Satisfaction

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 10, 2020

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Lovely Day

#14 - Lovely Day

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 17, 2020

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Say You Love Me

#15 - Say You Love Me

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 24, 2020

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Low Rider

#16 - Low Rider

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 1, 2020

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Love Will Keep Us Together

#17 - Love Will Keep Us Together

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 8, 2020

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So Long, Sucker

#18 - So Long, Sucker

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 15, 2020

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