Avenue 5

The BEST episodes of Avenue 5

Every episode of Avenue 5 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Avenue 5!

40 years in the future, space captain Ryan Clark and the crew of the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5 navigate disgruntled passengers and unexpected events after experiencing technical difficulties onboard.

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:HBO
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This Is Physically Hurting Me
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7.64
944 votes

#1 - This Is Physically Hurting Me

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/2020

While Karen oversees an effort to jettison non-essential passenger items, Billie tries to teach an inattentive Ryan how to dock the ship. Matt learns of Judd's plan to make the "ultimate sacrifice" by returning to Earth. Meanwhile, the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey.

Directors: David Schneider
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Eight Arms But No Hands
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7.44
930 votes

#2 - Eight Arms But No Hands

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/15/2020

A search party commences for Matt, who's in hiding with a guilty conscience – and the airlock codes. Iris questions Karen about her rumored affair with Ryan. Rav seeks an apology from Judd for ruining her life, as chaos ensues when a seat on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available.

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Let's Play with Matches
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7.38
261 votes

#3 - Let's Play with Matches

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/2022

After a failed revolt, the passengers put the ship’s leadership to a vote, bringing forth a pack of unlikely candidates. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Office of the Other President proposes a plan that could spell doom for Avenue 5.

Directors: Annie Griffin
Is It a Good Dot?
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7.34
337 votes

#4 - Is It a Good Dot?

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/24/2022

When the ship crosses paths with a rogue space station, Ryan and the crew jump at the opportunity to socialize, while Billie angles for help with Avenue 5’s mounting eel problem. Then, after Rav discovers the true purpose of Storm Falcon’s mission, Ryan must steer his team through a difficult moral quandary.

Directors: David Schneider
Intoxicating Clarity
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7.33
219 votes

#5 - Intoxicating Clarity

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2022

With a "new" leader at the helm, life on deck reaches a semi-status quo – until the discovery of a mysterious blip and dissident uprising threaten to upend the passenger’s tenuous peace. Later, life imitates art as the shocking conclusion of TV’s Avenue 5 puts those aboard the real ship in peril.

Directors: Ollie Parsons
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Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?
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7.28
1057 votes

#6 - Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/9/2020

With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Frustrated by a bridge crew with no answers, Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers below deck. Matt encourages Frank to become the man he always wanted to be.

Directors: Natalie Bailey
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I Love Judging People
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7.27
124 votes

#7 - I Love Judging People

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/2022

The crew turns to a Judd-designed ranking algorithm to deal with their latest threat. As Ryan’s rating mysteriously tanks, Billie searches for her more worthy counterpart, and Judd attempts to make amends with an estranged Iris.

Directors: David Schneider
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Are You a Spider, Matt?
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7.24
929 votes

#8 - Are You a Spider, Matt?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/2020

Judd enlists Ryan to help charm Harrison Aimes, an uber-wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd. Meanwhile, the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship and Rav deals with the fallout when the ship’s moral quandary hits the media.

Directors: Becky Martin
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Was It Your Ears?
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7.22
978 votes

#9 - Was It Your Ears?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/23/2020

As Avenue 5 celebrates the birth of a space baby, Ryan and Billie try to identify the source of an incessant beeping, and Judd shares his latest grand idea at Karen's passenger-crew liaison meeting. In the nation's capital, Rav appeals to the President for rescue funds but, in exchange, is faced with an ethical dilemma.

Directors: Peter Fellows
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No One Wants an Argument About Reality
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7.21
430 votes

#10 - No One Wants an Argument About Reality

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/10/2022

After five long months, the passengers of Avenue 5 eagerly await their impending return to Earth­­ while behind the scenes, Ryan and the crew struggle to find a way to reveal the much longer timeline of their journey home. Later, a disgraced Karen comes to blows with a newly famous Frank.

I'm a Hand Model
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7.20
1136 votes

#11 - I'm a Hand Model

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/2/2020

With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan offers Karen the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers’ language. Judd outlines the plan for a rescue mission and tasks Iris with organizing a vigil on Earth to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference.

Directors: Natalie Bailey
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How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main
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7.18
292 votes

#12 - How It Ends: As a Starter and a Main

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/2022

Now stuck with an unsavory stowaway, Ryan and Billie lock down the ship – with potentially dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Iris and Judd attempt to blackmail Lucas, Karen claws her way back to the top, and Frank fends off an attack.

Directors: Annie Griffin
What an Unseasonal Delight
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7.10
345 votes

#13 - What an Unseasonal Delight

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/17/2022

With the ship facing a fiery threat, Billie hatches a plan that could just save some of the passengers… and the eels. Meanwhile, Iris makes a risky bid on Earth, Ryan finds himself in the middle of a three-way couples’ quarrel, and Mia shares some shocking news with Doug.

He's Only There To Stop His Skeleton From Falling Over
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7.08
1010 votes

#14 - He's Only There To Stop His Skeleton From Falling Over

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/16/2020

Billie seeks her moment in the limelight after stepping in to help Ryan during the ship's newest crisis. Iris vets comedian Jordan Hatwal's material for the Halfway Home Party, which Judd has decided should go on as planned. Doug tries to get in the way of Mia's newfound sexual freedom.

Directors: Annie Griffin
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And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off…
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7.00
1307 votes

#15 - And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off…

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/26/2020

As Rav and her team meet with a NASA representative to plot a potential rescue mission, Ryan learns that Cyrus, an engineer working in a hidden part of the ship, has a surprisingly optimistic theory about the ship's future. Judd donates a lavish personal item to help commemorate a fallen crew member. Karen becomes a vocal advocate for passengers.

Directors: Natalie Bailey
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I Was Flying
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6.98
1643 votes

#16 - I Was Flying

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/19/2020

When a malfunction occurs aboard the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5, it's up to engineer Billie McEvoy to warn Captain Ryan Clark, Avenue 5 owner Herman Judd and his right-hand-woman Iris Kimura that the incident may have a cataclysmic knock-on effect.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
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