The BEST Episodes of American Woman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2021

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.

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The Cost of Living

#1 - The Cost of Living

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.55
108 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: John Riggi
The Breakthrough

#2 - The Breakthrough

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.49
69 votes
Directors: Alethea Jones
Writers: Lauren Caltagirone
Changes and The New Normal

#3 - Changes and The New Normal

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.42
166 votes
Writers: Becky Hartman Edwards, John Riggi
The Agreement

#4 - The Agreement

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.38
77 votes
Directors: Liza Johnson
Writers: Jen Braeden
The Party

#5 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.37
126 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: John Riggi
I Will Survive

#6 - I Will Survive

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.34
62 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: John Riggi

#7 - Jack

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.29
80 votes
Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Writers: Hilary Helding, Thomas Reyes
The Heat Wave

#8 - The Heat Wave

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.28
95 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Jen Braeden, John Riggi
Obstacles and Assets

#9 - Obstacles and Assets

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.23
57 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: John Riggi, Lauren Caltagirone

#10 - Adam

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.18
97 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: David Strauss, Mike Herro

#11 - Liberation

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.12
225 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: John Riggi