The BEST Episodes of Atypical
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2020
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 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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 - Searching for Brown Sugar Man
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
A rogue plan for Zahid leads to a last-minute mission for Sam, Casey, Paige and Abby. Meanwhile, Doug faces a major test and makes a pivotal choice.
#3 - The Essence of a Penguin
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
Sam’s art assignment inspires an impromptu field trip. Casey navigates a fight with Izzie. Evan works hard for a second chance with Doug.
#4 - Road Rage Paige
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
A hard truth keeps Casey up at night. Sam experiences a rough season with Zahid -- and Paige. Elsa and Doug brace for their next chapter.
#5 - The Silencing Properties of Snow
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
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.
#6 - Sam Takes a Walk
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
As Sam gets political with his art, Elsa and Doug explore a (not-so-normal) weekend away. Casey and Izzie re-examine their relationship.
#7 - Ritual-licious
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#8 - Only Tweed
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
As Paige makes a plan in the face of adversity, Sam awaits a crucial academic update. Elsa endures an uncomfortable encounter.
#9 - In the Dragon's Lair
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#10 - Y.G.A.G.G.
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
Casey and Evan take to the open road for a tense reunion. Back home, Sam and Zahid get ready to party, and Elsa bids farewell to the past.
#11 - Shrinkage
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
While Sam and Casey face friendship dilemmas, Elsa uncovers a charming surprise, and Doug makes an unexpected decision.
#12 - Pants on Fire
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#13 - A Nice Neutral Smell
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
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.
#14 - I Lost My Poor Meatball
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
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.
#15 - The Smudging
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#16 - Penguin Cam and Chill
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#17 - Standing Sam
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
Sam makes a bold move amid the buzz of orientation day. Casey crosses paths with Nate. Elsa and Doug unpack the hazards of half-truths.
#18 - Antarctica
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
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.
#19 - The D-Train to Bone Town
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
Paige proposes having an autism-friendly school dance to the PTA. Sam makes preparations for losing his virginity. Doug and Julia help each other.
#20 - Cocaine Pills and Pony Meat
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
An ethics professor pushes Sam to his limits. Elsa keeps an eye on Doug ... and Megan. Casey considers her future and encourages Evan to do the same.
#21 - That's My Sweatshirt
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
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.
#22 - Living at an Angle
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#23 - Little Dude and the Lion
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
A peer group meeting leads Sam to an important decision. Detention with Izzie shows Casey they have more in common than she thought.
#24 - Juiced!
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.
#25 - The Egg Is Pipping
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 7, 2018
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.