The BEST episodes of American Woman

Every episode of American Woman ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Woman!

A new, challenging life awaits Bonnie Nolan after she discovers her husband is having an affair. Amid the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970s, the unconventional mom decides to leave her marriage and raise her two daughters by herself. It's a struggle, but with the help of best friends Kathleen and Diana, the ladies each create their own brand of independence in a rapidly changing world that frowns upon it.

Last Updated: 12/30/2023Network: Paramount NetworkStatus: Ended
The Cost of Living
103 votes

#1 - The Cost of Living

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/28/2018

Jessica’s big break comes as Bonnie struggles with her new routine as a single mother. Diana gets set up on a date. Kathleen and Greg work through their issues.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writer: John Riggi
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Changes and The New Normal
155 votes

#2 - Changes and The New Normal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/14/2018

Suddenly responsible for her own finances for the first time, Bonnie enlists the help of Diana and Kathleen in her search for stability; Kathleen & Greg start a new business venture and work through personal issues.

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The Breakthrough
65 votes

#3 - The Breakthrough

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/9/2018

After attending an EST meeting, Kathleen discovers some answers to the problems in her life. Bonnie chooses a wild adventure with Adam over an important work assignment. Diana makes a new friend.

Directors: Alethea Jones
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The Party
121 votes

#4 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/21/2018

Desperate to connect with her role model Lori, Kathleen drags Bonnie and Diana to a party in the hills, but when Diana tries to cut loose, things get out of hand. Meanwhile, Bonnie finds herself in an exciting new position.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writer: John Riggi
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I Will Survive
59 votes

#5 - I Will Survive

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/23/2018

Desperate to make her children happy, Bonnie considers giving Steve another chance. Kathleen struggles to make a decision about her future. Diana settles into a new role at work.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writer: John Riggi
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75 votes

#6 - Jack

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/2/2018

Kathleen grapples with some new information she's learned about Greg. Bonnie has a health scare. Diana gets some disappointing news at work.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
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The Agreement
70 votes

#7 - The Agreement

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/26/2018

Bonnie wants to introduce Adam to her kids, an unexpected guest shows up for Jessica's birthday, Kathleen and Greg's relationship is tested, and Diana enjoys the single life.

Directors: Liza Johnson
Writer: Jen Braeden
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The Heat Wave
87 votes

#8 - The Heat Wave

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/19/2018

Bonnie invites Louise and her family to a pool party, Becca hits it off with Louise's son, and Diana's judgmental mother creates tension.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
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89 votes

#9 - Adam

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/12/2018

Bonnie struggles to connect with her daughters as her relationship with Adam grows, Greg confronts Kathleen about her diet pill use, and Diana learns a secret about Alan.

Directors: Joanna Kerns
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Obstacles and Assets
54 votes

#10 - Obstacles and Assets

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/16/2018

Bonnie reels after losing her job at the department store, Kathleen nabs a major casting opportunity, and Diana makes a connection with her boss.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
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211 votes

#11 - Liberation

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/7/2018

Bonnie’s life is changed forever when she discovers her husband Steve is having an affair. With the help of her best friends Diana and Kathleen, Bonnie figures out how to make it on her own.

Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writer: John Riggi
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