The Best Episodes of Atypical
Last Updated: May 25, 2019
Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it's time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam's mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.
#1 - Ernest Shackleton's Rules for Survival
Season 2 - Episode 10
Cruel yearbook comments show Sam who's got his back, a favor he repays at graduation. Feelings for Izzie confuse Casey. Elsa asks Doug a key question.
#2 - The Silencing Properties of Snow
Season 1 - Episode 8
After a disastrous dinner with Paige's family, Sam makes amends at the school dance. Casey's fury at her mom affects her relationship with Evan.
#3 - Ritual-licious
Season 2 - Episode 9
Ignoring Casey's wishes, Elsa throws her a big birthday party, while Sam insists on following a decade-old birthday ritual. The bartender haunts Doug.
#4 - In the Dragon's Lair
Season 2 - Episode 6
To prepare for college life, Sam sleeps over at Zahid's. Sam's $700 loss reunites Doug and Elsa with Arlo's parents, former friends of theirs.
#5 - Pants on Fire
Season 2 - Episode 4
Zahid teaches Sam to lie, while Elsa practices being honest. Evan helps Casey get over an embarrassment. A doctor visit forces Julia out of denial.
#6 - A Nice Neutral Smell
Season 1 - Episode 4
When a classmate shows interest in him, Sam makes a list of pros and cons to see whether she's girlfriend material. Casey gets a prestigious offer.
#7 - I Lost My Poor Meatball
Season 1 - Episode 7
When Paige makes a confession to Sam, he creates a checklist to figure how he feels. Things with Nick suddenly get too real for Elsa.
#8 - Penguin Cam and Chill
Season 2 - Episode 2
Casey feels less than welcome at Clayton. Sam asks Paige to spell out the rules of their "casual relationship," while Doug sets boundaries with Elsa.
#9 - That’s My Sweatshirt
Season 1 - Episode 5
Sam becomes rattled after Paige invades his bedroom. Casey visits Clayton Prep and gets a taste of what life away from her brother would be like.
#10 - The Smudging
Season 2 - Episode 7
Casey tells Izzie what Nate did. Sam tries to figure out which colleges to apply to. Doug discovers a need to educate first responders about autism.
#11 - The D-Train to Bone Town
Season 1 - Episode 6
Paige proposes having an autism-friendly school dance to the PTA. Sam makes preparations for losing his virginity. Doug and Julia help each other.
#12 - Little Dude and the Lion
Season 2 - Episode 3
A peer group meeting leads Sam to an important decision. Detention with Izzie shows Casey they have more in common than she thought.
#13 - Antarctica
Season 1 - Episode 1
Interested in having a girlfriend, Sam researches dating advice and puts it to the test. Meanwhile, his overprotective mom Elsa must learn to let go.
#14 - Juiced!
Season 2 - Episode 1
Sam's frustration at being unable to find a therapist and Casey's anxiety about going to a new school spark a blowup between the two.
#15 - Living at an Angle
Season 2 - Episode 8
Sam loses his portfolio for his art school application and panics. Megan gets flirty with Doug, who makes a decision about Elsa. Julia calls Miles.
#16 - Julia Says
Season 1 - Episode 3
Sam decides to update his look. Casey learns a family secret. Feeling like her family no longer needs her, Elsa seeks attention elsewhere.
#17 - The Egg Is Pipping
Season 2 - Episode 5
In peer group, Sam realizes he needs to manage his own money. Doug gets advice from Megan on dealing with Elsa. Evan meets Casey's new friends.
#18 - A Human Female
Season 1 - Episode 2
When Sam learns his crush is already taken, dad Doug helps him woo her. A lost credit card sends Elsa back to the bar. Casey hears rumors about Evan.