The BEST Episodes of Atypical
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2021
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 - Dessert at Olive Garden
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 9, 2021
Sam deals with a big disappointment, Casey clashes with Elsa over college plans, and a recurring dream vexes Doug.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - Magical Bird #2
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2021
As Casey reaches a crossroads, she finds herself questioning a lot of things. But in the meantime, she helps Sam get over a hurdle of his own.
#10 - 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.
#11 - Player's Ball
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 9, 2021
Casey and Sam fume about their parents meddling in their lives. Zahid hosts a big send-off for something near and dear.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Are You in Fair Health?
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 9, 2021
Sam seeks a worthy caretaker for Edison. Casey tries to be supportive, but her plan backfires. Zahid shares tough news with Sam.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.